Vol. 1 February 2023

Sharing happenings and inspiration for all that a veggie garden,

communities (and soil) provide for Life on Earth.

Supporting Our Food Banks

As food prices rise, Canada’s food banks also feel the pinch. The current inflation level has resulted in slightly lower donations for the Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank while experiencing an additional 100 families in need each month.


Soup's On!



And, of course, they all lead to the big question:

What Soup Are You Going to Grow This Year?

7 Best Soup Recipes

Our favourite soup recipes to nourish your soul and your stomach.

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Soup-er Bowl Saturday in Utopia!

Here is an event that one of our communities is doing this coming weekend to soup-er celebrate.

Please share any growing happenings in your community so we can share in upcoming issues!

The Social Showcase

Do you follow us on Social Media? If not you can find links at the bottom of this e-mail to connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

In the meantime, here are a few highlights from our Instagram community. Thanks so much to all our friends and followers for their fantastic support!

News from the Farm

Highfield Farm

The team from Highfield Farm spent all of last week at the Calgary Central Public Library doing strategic planning for the farm. So lucky to have such a great space/resource in our city. Getting off-site was key and being able to access rent-free space with tech capabilities and whiteboards was AMAZING!

What's Cropping Up...

Apply Now for a 2023 Gro for Good Grant Online

The 2023 edition of the Scotts Canada Gro for Good program is now open for applications. The program provides grants to deserving communities, schools and non-profit organizations seeking to develop sustainable community gardens and green spaces.

Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST or until the first 200 submissions are received, whichever comes first. Gro for Good grants will be awarded as a combination of cash and in-kind product donation. Projects must be completed in 2023.

For further details on the Gro for Good program, please visit: http://groforgood.ca/

Questions can also be directed to communication@cib-cef.com

And with Valentine's Day around the corner, check out our love notes which you can use to show you carrot for all!

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Help us help all those in need

As part of your garden this year, plant and grow an extra row of your favourite veggies and donate the harvest to your local food bank. Help us help all those in need.

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Plant • Grow • Share a Row builds on the long-standing tradition of gardeners loving to share their harvest with others. It is a people-helping-people program to assist in feeding the hungry in their own communities. An initiative of The Compost Council of Canada, Garden Writers Association and local Food Banks.

The Compost Council of Canada - 16 Northumberland Street - Toronto ON M6H 1P7

 www.compost.org - www.growarow.org