Earthwise is expanding the Victory Garden program in 2022 by welcoming more participants than ever.
Would you like to learn more about growing food at home while giving back to the community? All you need is space to garden and the desire to grow organically.
The Earthwise Society Victory Garden program, which began in 2020 in response to COVID-19, provides support to help participants start their home gardens. In return, the Victory Gardeners donate a portion of their harvest to those in need through the Delta Food Coalition.
This year, Earthwise welcomes new Victory Gardeners with a free online workshop designed to teach attendees how to use organic and sustainable gardening practices in their own backyard.
Seed saving, organic pest control, mulching, soil care, rain barrels, and water-efficient gardening are some of the topics covered in this informative one-hour session. The Victory Gardening 101: Grow and Give Back webinar is open to anyone with a keen interest in gardening, regardless of experience level. Former Victory Gardeners are also encouraged to participate, meet new Gardeners and share their experiences.
Those interested in participating in the Victory Garden program will receive a free starter kit containing a selection of seeds and an information sheet with advice on how to help their gardens take root. Earthwise staff are available throughout the season to provide advice and support, and gardeners receive bi-weekly newsletters full of growing tips and recipes. And of course, gardeners will enjoy the fruit of their labor and the satisfaction of being able to share it.
Earthwise is expanding the Victory Garden program in 2022 by welcoming more participants than ever and connecting them to each other to create a supportive and interactive community. This year’s program will include regular check-ins and group get-togethers, both virtual and in-person, to provide Victory Gardeners with more opportunities to interact, share tips and celebrate their successes.
Victory Gardens 101: Grow and Give Back will take place on Zoom next Saturday, March 5 from 11 a.m. to noon. To register, email [email protected]