GetGrowing 2022 has ended
Thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors! This event would not be possible without your support. We look forward to the opportunity again in May 2023.
GetGrowing Hunt Club began in 2020. We help people in our neighbourhood grow fresh produce by giving out seed kits. Since the beginning, we have distributed over 900 kits in our communities, each containing one vegetable seedling & a package of seeds.
We are able to only give to residents in our neighbourhood. Please check this map to see if you live in the area we serve.
Our goal is to share resources and knowledge so that residents can grow food in their own backyard. We value your suggestions for improving GetGrowing. Please include your feedback in the comments when registering, or email stories to email@example.com
Sponsor a Seed Kit
The GetGrowing Hunt Club program is possible because of sponsorships and generous discounts from suppliers! To sustain and expand our food sustainability efforts next year, we are asking for your help.
Each $10 donation* will provide an additional seedling kit to a neighbour in our community. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity. (*Donations are not tax deductible)
The Secret Life of Soil – Webinar
Recorded July 16, 2020
We often think of soil as “just dirt”. But did you know that one teaspoon of garden soil contains more living things than there are people on Earth? Thanks to all these bacteria, fungi, and microscopic critters, soil is able to grow crops, to absorb and filter water, and to store away carbon from the air.
When we garden, our actions have an impact on these underground communities. Science is helping us understand how we should be treating soil, in order to keep it healthy and productive.
Through this presentation, you will learn some of the science behind healthy soils, and learn gardening tips and techniques that will help you create a more resilient, sustainable and bountiful garden.
START SEEDS INDOORS WITH SCIENCE
Recorded March 16, 2021
No need to wait for the snow to melt to get gardening! With Canada’s long winters and short summers, some of our garden crops benefit from a head start – tomatoes, peppers, and basil are some examples. While many of us get our seedlings from nurseries when it’s time to plant, often, options are limited and costs can rack up.
Starting your own seeds is fun, rewarding, and opens up a world of options when it comes to selecting varieties to grow.
Going beyond the how-to, this webinar will explore some of the science behind indoor seed-starting success, and will help everyone with an interest in indoor growing understand the hows and whys a bit better. Through the lens of plant biology, we will look at the temperature, moisture, light, and nutrient requirements of your seedlings, as well as tips for pruning and transplanting.
Content is geared towards people age 11 and up, but all are welcome.