Garden program gives free soil and seeds to Brampton residents

Garden program gives free soil and seeds to Brampton residents

Brampton’s annual Backyard Garden Program is back for its fifth year, providing free soil, seeds, and tips to help residents grow their own gardens.

Starting February 1, residents can register at the City’s website to receive a free garden sampler seed kit and five bags of soil.

The program is open to new participants only and has a 3,000 participant cap, so interested residents are encouraged to apply early.

Participants can also send in monthly updates with pictures of their garden, which will have a chance to be featured on the program’s website.

The City says last year, nearly 4,000 pounds of produce were donated to residents in need, and the program has raised nearly 30,000 pounds in produce donations since its inception in April 2020.

Brampton mayor Patrick Brown said he’s thrilled to see the program continue to grow.

“By empowering participants to grow their own gardens, we are promoting sustainability and helping to improve local food security,” said Brown.

This year the program is sponsored by Scotts Canada, Fieldgate Developments, Mattamy Homes and Paradise Developments.

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