As Surrey grows, we're all realizing buying local food is a great idea. From June to October, the offers fresh products from our area. Art's Nursery in Port Kells is now also hosting the on Thursdays, from 2 to 7pm.
But, you can play a bigger part in sustainability by growing your own food. From herbs to vegetables, our climate is great for growing your own food.
Growing food at home
If you are gardening on a balcony or in a small space, grow food on a smaller scale:
- Grow herbs in a window box inside in the winter, and out in the summer.
- Plant and grow leafy vegetables like kale, chard and cabbage in the winter.
- Start tomato seeds in the winter, and bring them outside in the summer.
- Taste the difference with fresh peas and lettuce in the summer.
Growing food in your community
Members of your community are working with the City of Surrey to grow food in community gardens.
Get involved in the process and be part of our 4 current community gardens with the Parks department.
Learn more on creating a sustainable garden, with the help of composting, garden additives and even yard clippings!