The Grow A Row program was established in the midst of the pandemic in 2020. As we continued to cope with the Covid-19 crisis, we were inspired by the local community resilience efforts taking shape. Many people were interested in learning new skills, and even more people were growing their own local fresh food!
At Green Venture, we saw it as an opportune time to help support a more local, sustainable, equitable food system. The Grow A Row program started as a pilot project with the aim to support more urban growing and facilitate the sharing of locally grown food, and gardening knowledge.
DO YOU HAVE SPACE IN YOUR GARDEN TO GROW A LITTLE EXTRA?
SIGN UP TO GROW A ROW HERE.
By joining as a Grower, you are helping to fight food insecurity and increasing access to healthy, sustainable, and local food sources within the Hamilton community.
This year harvest donations will be coordinated by Green Venture staff and volunteers weekly during the growing season and will be delivered to Neighbour to Neighbour Food Centre . In addition, Growers can drop off washed and packed produce directly to Hamilton’s Community Fridges.
When you grow your own food and share it locally, you are creating a more resilient, healthy and connected community:
- shortening the food miles fresh food travels
- reducing the amount of pesticides and chemicals used
- increasing access to local, nutritious food