Our Vision and Mission
We Grow Food is a grassroots organization that promotes the importance of growing our own food and connecting community members to each other through sharing natural, fresh produce in an urban setting.
We believe that everyone has the right to access fresh produce, that everyone’s voice, skill, ability or talent is important in full-circle giving where everyone can give and receive with dignity.
What We Do
Mobile Greenhouse – Our new Mobile Greenhouse Classroom brings gardening to local schools and communities for interactive, outdoor, experiential learning.
Education – Learn about our dynamic educational programs that empower people to grow their own food and share their new skills and knowledge with communities, families and schools.
Kitchen Garden Kits – Kitchen Garden Kits allow individuals and families to start to grow some of their own food at home.
Durham Fruit Tree Project – The Durham Fruit Tree Project will connect our dedicated volunteers to fruit tree owners in the Durham Region. We will distribute the fruit, that would otherwise go to waste, to those in the community who will use it.
The Gardens – We have created five volunteer-led community gardens in Oshawa where we grow, harvest and distribute fresh produce to those who want it – all for free!
Skills Development – Working with volunteers, school boards and summer students we are developing the next generation of leaders who can create and lead garden food projects to address food-insecurity challenges in urban settings.
Corporate Packages – We Grow Foods offers diverse, inclusive, & safe space in connecting to our food in an environmental, sustainable and health conscious way. We offer full and half day volunteer programs, outdoors in beautiful, productive, food gardens
We Grow Food in Numbers
households served per month
volunteer hours worked per week
pounds of produce harvested per season
of land farmed in Oshawa
visitors per year
garden kits created and given away
new family gardens created
Sponsorship and Fundraising
During our many years operating gardens throughout Oshawa we haven’t been working alone. Many different local businesses and organizations have contributed to our cause through a variety of mediums, helping to keep us in operation.
Check out our sponsorship and fundraising page to get a better idea of who’s helping out and how you can contribute as well!
“I can’t get enough!”
“…We deeply appreciate your contribution!”
“Our family loves the welcoming atmosphere…“
Our Covid-19 Policies
Surface SanitizationWe’re regularly cleaning tools, wheelbarrows, and other high contact areas.
Stations containing soap and water are available at every garden for hand washing.
Physical DistancingWe vigorously adhere to the 6ft/2m distancing guideline outlined by the provincial government.
We Grow Food’s aim is to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment, respectful dialogue in the gardens for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by identifying spaces where sexual and gender diversity is supported and valued.