READY! SET! PLANT a Row ... Grow a Row!


As this year's gardening season gets ever closer to "full bloom", we are delighted to be in the 18th year of our national food growing & sharing program, Plant a Row ● Grow a Row - Un Rang pour ceux qui ont faim.

It's a simple and thoughtful idea that first originated in Winnipeg in 1986 and then was launched across Canada in the Year 2000 through a joint partnership between theGarden Writers Association, the Canadian Association of Food Banks and The Compost Council of Canada. Lots and lots of fresh produce donations from local gardeners are now being received at food banks each growing season.

To kick off this year's program, we have free veggie seed packages available for planting & sharing, thanks to the support from SCOTTS Canada and our partnership with Communities in Bloom and The Compost Council of Canada.

This year, our supply includes office-packed packets of untreated seeds, with the selection being beets, pole beans, spinach, peas and kale.

We have to limit quantities and it will be an assortment of the different veggie seeds available .... But if you would like to be on our list for send-out, please let us know byFriday April 21st so that we have enough time to scoot these out to you for International Compost Awareness Week 2017 (May 7 - 13).

Just email Danielle c/o And please don't forget your mailing address, contact info and how you will be distributing these seeds.

We've included a jpeg of our Plant a Row - Grow a Row - Un Rang pour ceux qui ont faim poster which is sized for printing (8.5 x 11) with space on the poster for you to write/type specific local information about your efforts or where-to-donate, etc.

We look forward to hearing all about your veggie gardening successes (and learning) this year and always. Have a great growing season.

We're here to grow together.

Plant - Grow - Share a Row

P.S. A special package of Mark's Choice BEE & POLLINATOR WILDFLOWER MIX will also be included in each shipment, donated by our friend, Mark Cullen. =)

P.P.S. And to help with your outreach, we also have temporary tattoos (our favourite is SOIL LOVES COMPOST) as well as very fun buttons (our favourite is "Give Peas a Chance") ... just let us know if you'd like us to send you some of these as well.

andrew bedford