We help YOU grow FOOD!

Victory Gardens is a team of urban farmers for hire who specialize in transforming all types of urban space for food production. As no two spaces are the same, neither are the gardens grown. Victory Garden’s goal is to enable people to grow food by providing all the necessary educational tools and infrastructure for successful harvests.

With your own Victory Garden, you will decrease your impact on the environment, support your own local economy, create a healthy environment with organic food and participate in the movement towards new and sustainable food systems within our community.

The History behind “Victory Gardens”

The inspiration for our name -Victory Gardens- plays off the WWI and WWII era campaigns that encouraged the public to utilize residential space around them for food production. People unified around a common goal to work together as a community to become more self-sustained. A resounding sense of camaraderie prevailed among the people that participated in this movement instilling a sense of pride and contribution towards one’s community.

Victory Gardens were as important then as they are today, so be a food hero and grow your own!

Photo: Alana Paterson

Photo: Alana Paterson


Lisa Giroday, Sandra Lopuch and  Sam Philips offer a diverse selection of backgrounds and skill-sets. Among the group, there are artists, industrial designers, master gardeners, environmental studies students and sustainable product developers. Through their commitment to new and sustainable food systems, the group formed with a desire to participate in the solution.


Lisa Giroday

With a back-ground in environmental studies, sustainable product development and entrepreneurship, Lisa will be your garden consultant and educator, dreaming up all the ways you could use your space for food growing and how we can help you get there!


Sandra Lopuch

Industrial designer, project manager and all-round operations guru, Sandra will be your accounts manager and making sure that while you’re growing all the food you can dream of, that we’re managing your garden in an organized and efficient way!


Sam Philips

Master Gardener, avid food grower, forager, preserver and lover of all things DIY and home-made, Sam will be your garden coach and manager, teaching you how to grow an organic veggie garden AND ensuring it’s success along the way!


Elly Rakmetouline

With a diverse back-ground in the food industry and food growing, Elly, our budding urban farmer will be your go-to for all of the things you need to grow food and your first point of contact! You need to book a consultation or buy some seeds, she’s your gal!


Maxim Winther

Returning from an organic farm in Slocan Valley BC, Maxim is excited to join the Victory Gardens team helping you grow delicious foods and medicine in your own backyard! Expect friendly visits to establish beautiful garden beds and happy plants throughout the year!

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Fire and Light ›

In the summer of 2012, Victory Gardens had the pleasure of participating in the series: Meet Your Urban Farmer, by Fire and Light. This series features the work of a handful of people devoted to making a change.


Chatelaine ›

In May of 2013, Lisa Giroday of Victory Gardens was featured as Ms Chatelaine in the How-To version of Chatelaine Magazine! “May’s Ms. Chatelaine is a hip, urban farmer!”