About

Victory Gardens designs, installs and maintains food-focused ecological landscapes, as well as provides educational services in the form of one-on-one coaching and our school garden program, The Classroom Gardener. We specialize in food gardens,  native species, medicinal plants, and pollinator gardens. Our intention is to increase the ecosystem productivity, natural beauty, and climate resilience of urban landscapes by encouraging our clients to be stewards of the land we live on.

Victory Gardens is a Vancouver-based worker cooperative founded in 2012. Our motivation for starting the cooperative was to serve as a platform to unite communities, and promote food sovereignty for a new kind of Victory.

We gratefully acknowledge that our work takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Maxim

Maxim Winther (he/him) joined Victory Gardens in 2014 with a background in farming, social policy, and activism. Maxim has embedded himself into all aspects of the co-op, from garden maintenance and installations to design, carpentry, operations, and business administration. With his keen eye for detail, Maxim is our lead carpenter and resident problem solver, managing the team on installs and keeping things running smoothly on our back end.

Sam

Sam (she/her) co-founded Victory Gardens in 2012. A lifelong food grower with a visual arts degree from Emily Carr, Sam brings her creativity and expertise to every garden she visits. Sam works with clients to help visualize your dream garden and turn your space into a healthy, thriving ecosystem for people and pollinators alike.

She is also a lead garden coach, working with clients to build their skills and confidence in growing food, from planting seeds to a bountiful harvest.

Jenna

Jenna Jaski (she/her) joined Victory Gardens as a volunteer in 2014, before becoming a team member in 2016 and a co-owner in 2018. She has a BSc in Environmental Science from Simon Fraser University. Jenna brings her passion for nature and learning to her role as a garden coach, as well as The Classroom Gardener program coordinator and lead facilitator. Working with students, teachers, and workshop participants, Jenna is a beloved facilitator who is perfectly suited to share her knowledge and skills to support novice and experienced gardeners across the region.