The Synergy Foundation’s Food Eco District (FED) is continuing to make strides towards improving food security in the Greater Victoria Region. In support of this ambition, FED created the My FED Farm program in 2020 as a means of addressing the barriers to accessing healthy food that the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted. In its first year the My FED Farm program was able to supply over 500 homes with garden kits that contained planters, soil, plant starts, and informational content. This year, through the help of generous partners like West Coast Seeds, we have been able to continue to support those in our community most at risk of food insecurity.
Watering plants in grow bags at the My FED Farm
Visit the Food Eco District website to learn more.
These projects are motivated by our commitment to transforming how our society interacts with our food, particularly in urban environments. Food plays a powerful role in our lives, and has the ability to transform the way we see and interact with the world. Many of our garden recipients have expressed how growing their own food has been a point of connection in the face of the isolation many of us have felt amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This benefit of connection and community building continues to drive our passion for promoting a future in which access to healthy, locally grown food is a right, not a privilege.