Earthwise’s innovative new Don’t Mow, Grow! Program takes root in Delta
Are you tired of mowing, weeding, and manicuring your lawn?
Surround yourself with something that benefits you instead: a beautiful, productive, organic food garden! Earthwise Society will do the work, and you can sit back and watch our food garden grow – and never worry about your lawn again.
Earthwise’s new Don’t Mow, Grow! program utilizes the society’s expert organic growing knowledge to transform lawns of any size into ecologically-beneficial organic food-growing spaces. It offers a chance to save your valuable time, make a difference to local food security and the local ecosystem, and be part of an innovative new initiative in Delta that supports charity, promotes food security, and is already transforming lawns into active community growing spaces.
You don’t have to put in any time or effort to growing – Earthwise will do all the work, and you will be able to relax and choose one of the many benefits we can offer you. All we need is lawn space, of any size!
Your lawn, or a part of your lawn, will be transformed by Earthwise expert growers into a small plot intensive (SPIN) food garden.
Earthwise will do all of the work on the food garden. You can be involved as you want to be. Whether you want to watch the garden grow from a distance, or get right into digging in the dirt, your level of involvement is completely up to you.
How much land you would like to transform and where is totally up to you as well. Plot maintenance will be done during specific hours of the day as discussed and agreed upon between Earthwise and yourself, and we are requesting land for a 1-year term or more. We may use the plot as a destination for delivering one of our educational programs, with your permission.
Together we will draw up a memorandum of understanding between yourself and Earthwise, stating the commitment of Earthwise to maintain the food garden, and other points that we have agreed upon. We are very flexible depending on your needs and requests.
What do I receive?
Your time back – you will not have to worry about lawn care all year long!
Plus, there are other benefits that you could chose, such as receiving a weekly harvest box from the Don’t Mow Grow gardens or a share of the veggies from your own yard. Or maybe you’d just like to learn more about growing food by being part of our team in your own garden!
Whatever you choose, we will work out the details with you and outline them in our agreement.
I want to learn more/I want to get involved! What do I do next?
Contact Isabelle Rodé at farm(at)earthwisesociety.bc.ca or at 604-946-9828. She can answer any of your questions and would be happy to meet with you in person.