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

2.5 acres

of land farmed in Oshawa


visitors per year


garden kits created and given away


new family gardens created


registered volunteers

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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!”

Volunteering with We Grow Food Oshawa is a beautiful experience. Close to the earth, tending to nature’s bounty, working alongside other dedicated souls in community and joy – life doesn’t get any better. Carol and Michelle are wonderful stewards and lovely beings. I have volunteered in other ways in the past, but this is the first time it’s felt truly right. I can’t get enough! #volunteeringisbliss

Sara C.

“…We deeply appreciate your contribution!”

Fresh, healthy food is key to maintaining good health and a strong immune system, and with a lack of enough fresh produce available, those who are vulnerable have become even more so. Your weekly donations of fresh, organic produce is making a significant difference to those most vulnerable and in need in our community, and we deeply appreciate your contribution!

Angela R.

“Our family loves the welcoming atmosphere…

We have attended many family focused events at Alexandra’s Bounty hosted by We Grow Foods. Our family loves the welcoming atmosphere and the learning we gain about our community, eating healthy and urban gardening (so much in fact that we have a little backyard garden now too!).

 Jenn P.

Keeping everyone safe with

Our Covid-19 Policies

Surface SanitizationWe’re regularly cleaning tools, wheelbarrows, and other high contact areas.

Wash Stations

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.

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