Sunriver Community Gardens Grow A Row
Grow A Row is thriving down here at SRG, thanks to the support of our volunteers, District of Sooke and the community.
Grow a Row builds on the tradition of gardeners loving to share their harvest with others. It is a people-helping-people program to assist in feeding the hungry in our communities.
It all started in 1986 in Winnipeg, when food producers began to donate excess produce to their local food bank and the idea caught.
Wanna Feel Good? – Volunteer with Grow a Row!
Gardening by volunteers continues throughout the year. Volunteers like to be out at SRG, getting involved with easy garden tasks, visioning what to plant where, growing and harvesting.
Contact Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-642-5572. Come out on a Wednesday or Sunday afternoon for a few hours. Share a cup of tea by the fire pit in the all-weather gazebo. Find out what makes this place tick.
Thanks for the Support
Our grow a row coordinator is Paula McCormick. In 2017 over 4000 lbs. was grown, harvested and distributed to the hungry in the Sooke area thanks to Paula and our amazing volunteers.
With a 2014 spring community grant from the District of Sooke, Sooke Food CHI was able to install and outfit a wonderful donated welded aluminum harvest shed – where harvested food can be kept food safe until distribution the next day. As well the SRG sharing food gardens programs got three stainless steel sinks donated whereby the cleaning of vegetables can now be done with plumbed sinks, and proper drainage. The grant also allowed Food CHI to contract Erin Newell, a part time harvest coordinator for close to 4 months to implement a number of best harvesting practices while training and supporting other garden harvest volunteers.