Charity delivers garden kits to foster food security

Group distributes 222 planters to 40 homes in Sooke

Many Sooke residents found out how their gardens grow this summer.

The Food Eco District, also known as FED, recently completed its emergency response initiative to COVID-19 called my FED Farm.

From May through August, FED supported those disproportionately affected by the pandemic and struggling by providing them with free start-up food garden kits.

RELATED: Food security initiative encourages Sooke residents to grow food at home

The group distributed 222 planters to 40 homes in Sooke and 514 across Greater Victoria.

When Greater Victoria residents signed up to the program, they received a “garden package” for free.

The package included between two and five round planters, soil, three starter plants, seeds, delivery of the materials, an initial consultation, as well as access to the program’s web series and #MyFEDFarm chat room.

My FED Farm will return in the spring to continue providing edible gardens.

You can follow the Food Eco District on social media @FoodEcoDistrict.



editor@sookenewsmirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Sooke

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

South Island Transportation Strategy looks to reduce reliance on personal vehicles

EV charging stations, bike lockers, new park-and-ride stalls among solutions in Capital Region

Lamborghini driver slapped with nearly $1,000 in fines while speeding in Central Saanich

Vehicle impounded by Central Saanich police, 11 points issued

New crop of hand-crafted hearts popping up across Saanich

Community arts program promotes wellness, sends message of caring from people of all ages

Oak Bay couple honoured for 35 years volunteering

Mayor awards distinguished Oak Leaf to Bert and Doris Dinsmore

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

POLL: Do you agree with the decision to call a provincial election for Oct. 24?

British Columbians will put their social distancing skills to the test when… Continue reading

B.C. marriage annulled because husband was unable to have sex with wife

Husband did not disclose any sexual health concerns to his wife prior to marriage

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

White Rock’s namesake spray-painted with Black Lives Matter slogan

Vandalism occurred sometime between Friday and Saturday

B.C. VOTES 2020: B.C. Liberals vow to eliminate sales tax for a year

From 7% to zero, then back in at 3% to stimulate economy

Vancouver Island couple’s sheep farm dream disrupted by high lumber price

The solar powered farm project in Sayward will be set back by three years if the lumber price continues to remain high

The holiday everyone needs this year: Vote for your favourite in Fat Bear Week 2020

Voters will get to decide who gets to take home this year’s most coveted prize

Most Read