A U-Map where people can list their available outdoor gardening space online, and interested local gardeners can get in touch.
If you have a space that you'd like to make available for someone in your community to garden this is a great place to list it!
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"The ŚW̱,ȻENEṈITEL Indigenous Foods Initiative sprang into action last month in response to recent and future impacts of COVID-19. They opened up a granting program to support Indigenous families in planting gardens of Indigenous foods and veggies, or accessing Indigenous foods and medicines. They are currently looking for donations to support more families."
Seedlings for Saanich Seniors
In an effort to help seniors grow food an anonymous donor provided over 200 seniors with plant starts this season. Over 6000 veggie seedlings were given to seniors in May 2020
Get Growing, Victoria
The City of Victoria is growing over 75,000 food plant starts to be given out, in partnership with community and non-profit organizations, to people and communities disproportionally impacted by COVID-19
Pollinator Steward Webinar Series
A 10-part webinar series led by Pollinator Partnership Canada with Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants and Parks Canada. Webinars are science-based and locally focused covering the why and how of supporting pollinators through habitat, outreach and citizen science. The webinars are for land managers, farmers, gardeners, and anyone interested in learning more about pollinators, the current situation, and how to help.
My F.E.D. Farms
The Food Eco District (F.E.D.) is looking to support 500 families and laid off workers by providing home-based start up food gardens!
PALENKE GREENS are burlap sack gardens, for those facing food insecurity and have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, cultivating the Ubuntu spirit of communal self-reliance. Inspired by Refarmers in Vancouver, the Iyé Creative established the burlap sack garden movement in Victoria to prioritize the stories and voices of black, local indigenous and other marginalized groups in their journey of reconnecting to the land.
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Are you an experienced gardener and would like to share your knowledge? Are you a novice gardener looking for advice? Lets make a match!
Victoria Seed Share
This grassroots project was started from a large donation of seeds and is run by two individuals, who collect donations of seeds and distribute them to Victoria-area gardeners.