Community: Victory Gardens
Inspired by WWI and WWII style campaigns and the camaraderie it fostered, Lisa Giroday, Sandra Lopuch and Sam Phillips founded Victory Gardens, a team of farmers and food renegades, that transform and maximize urban space for food production. Intent on ensuring the sustainability of these urban areas, the Victory Garden girls focus on education and providing the associated resources necessary for a successful harvest.
More recently, this trifecta’s work has become “unfenced,” offering consultations to businesses (such as VanCity Credit Union and the lululemon lab) and schools seeking to minimize their environmental impact and support their local economy.
Given the fact that some of us have not picked up a shovel since our sandbox days, the Victory Gardens team offer workshops for all levels. The forecast says sunshine Vancouver so grab a buddy and dig in.