We help YOU grow FOOD!
We Build. We Teach. We Grow.
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. We are your one-stop-shop for food growing: We build your garden, we teach you how to grow in it, or we will even grow food for you!
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!
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.
Victory Gardens is super conscious about how we get around and the impacts our transportation has on the environment. We fill our trucks with biodiesel AND we were lucky enough to be sponsored by the awesome car-share co-op, MODO!
Your Victory Gardens Team
Sales and Marketing Manager
With a background 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!
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!
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!
Veggie and Landscape Coordinator
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!