We are excited to announce that the Grow A Row program has started up once again!
Grow a Row is a community of gardeners, businesses, groups and individuals gathering together to help those in need.
The concept is simple:
Grow an extra row of food in your garden and bring it to one of the drop off locations around town where it will be distributed to food lunch programs, community kitchens, food banks and Our Place Society.
Support food justice and security in your own backyard!
Starting Saturday May 17th, the Compost Education Centre will be accepting donations of excess garden produce from 10:00am-4:00pm. All produce collected at our Centre at 1216 North Park St will be promptly delivered to Our Place and added to the nourishing meals they provide to people in need in our community. Our Place serves over 1,200 meals a day, 5 days a week and your extra tomatoes, zucchini, kale or other veggies will help make them even more nutritious and tasty.
If you’d like to donate produce from your garden but live in a different part of town, please check out our list of drop-off locations to find the closest one to you:
Burnside Gorge Community Association, 471 Cecelia Road
Mondays & Wednesdays: 7:30-9am & 5-8:30pm
Produce donated to Burnside Gorge Community Association.
Sunriver Community Gardens
(at the notice chalkboard)
Wednesday: before 4:00pm
Produce donated to Sooke Food Bank.
Vic West Community Centre, 521 Craigflower Road
Produce donated to S.A.F.F.E. Monday Night group dinners/ Burnside Gorge Community Association .