The idea of a community garden in Central Saanich has been gathering interest from the community since October of 2019. This was stewarded by a group of dedicated community members who have been working together to realize this idea through countless meetings to ensure that the gardens centre accessibility, education and inclusion. Join our newsletter list today to stay up to date, and contact us if you want to get involved!
We envision a vibrant, nurturing, multigenerational, and inclusive group of people coming together to cultivate an affordable, barrier-free, pleasurable, healthy, accessible and food secure community.
With the help of community partnerships, we strive to educate and empower people to successfully grow their own food year-round to promote relationships within our community. As such, we aim to create a space that has both communal growing spaces and individual beds with some space dedicated for charitable donations to locals and community organizations in need.
To promote a sustainability, we are dedicated to incorporating nature into the garden by using low impact environmental practices that foster reciprocal relationships with the land.
If you are interested in joining our effort to create a community garden in Central Saanich, contact us! We are always looking for extra hands to help out. Anybody is welcome, whether you are good with numbers, design, social media, or green thumbs! It is time to share the joy of creating and implementing a long-lived organization and space to ensure Food Sovereignty and Food Security for our residents. We invite both membership & volunteers to join our initiative at whatever capacity you have to offer.
We acknowledge and thank the W̱SÁNEĆ people on whose traditional territory we live, learn and grow. We honour and respect the peoples who have cared for this land since time immemorial, and we recognize their historical relationships with the land that continue to this day.