“By simply scaling up our already existing Growing in the City program, we can grow food plants and work with partners such as Urban Food Table on distribution,” Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said.
actions, to increase community resilience and food security in response to COVID-19:1. Temporarily reprioritize the focus of some Parks Department capacity to grow food plants
from seed in the municipal nursery and greenhouses for planting in the 2020 growing
season, harnessing expertise on appropriate plant selection from stakeholders in the
Urban Food Table.
2. Work with stakeholder organizations in the Urban Food Table, School District 61 and local
farmers to develop a distribution plan for food plants, soil and educational resources to
scale-up food production and increase community resilience and food security.
3. Adhere strictly to workplace safety and public health guidelines during the implementation
of this program.