About

We help YOU grow FOOD!

We Build. We Teach. We Grow.

Victory Gardens is a team of urban growers for hire who help you grow food in YOUR SPACE, FOR YOUR CONSUMPTION! 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! We build gardens in all types of spaces including: Back and front yards, patios and rooftops, for businesses, educational institutions and private homes! Not sure how to grow, we offer a selection of educational services to help you achieve the success you and your team are looking for through-out the growing season!

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.

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

Sam Philips, Lisa Giroday and Maxim Winther offer a diverse selection of backgrounds and skill-sets. Among the group, there are farmers, master gardeners, sustainable product developers and seasoned entrepreneurs. Through their commitment to new and sustainable food systems, the group formed with a desire to participate in the solution.

Our Fleet

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!

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Your Victory Gardens Team

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Lisa Giroday

Sales and Marketing Manager

lisa@victorygardensvancouver.ca

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!

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Sam Philips

Garden Manager

sam@victorygardensvancouver.ca

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!

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Maxim Winther

Operations Manager

maxim@victorygardensvancouver.ca

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!

 

Volunteers

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Jenna Jaski

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Britt Wainwright

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Caroline Doyle

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Dymetha Hopping

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CBC Radio – The Early Edition ›

In August 2014, Victory Gardens Co-founder and “Basil Booster” Sam Philips was featured on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition to share some tips on how to harvest and cook with basil! Listen to the podcast and check out Sam’s very own (delicious) pesto recipe here!