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Vancouver’s Victory Gardens: Finalist in the National Co-op Challenge. $25,000 prize.

They will create an educational YouTube series that provides prospective gardeners with tips on planting and maintaining their own garden

A Vancouver co-operative, Victory Gardens, empowers citizens with the education and infrastructure to grow their own food. On a mission to provide open and accessible resources for anyone interested in growing their own food, the Vancouver-based co-op has been named one of the finalists in The National Co-op Challenge, a national social media contest created by The Co-operators, with $200,000 in prize money to be won. Anyone with a Facebook account can vote between September 18 and October 18 to determine which two finalists in
each of four regions take home $25,000. For those without a Facebook page, voting through a microsite is provided.

The winning funds will be used by Victory Gardens to create an educational YouTube series that provides prospective gardeners with tips on planting and maintaining their own garden. Currently, Victory Gardens facilitates a diverse selection of workshops in addition to a weekly posts on Scout Magazine which feature tips for growing and consuming local and seasonal produce. The YouTube series would be an in-depth, and interactive knowledge-sharing tool for gardeners at every skill level. Victory Gardens is rallying the local community to help them rise to the top of the National Co-op Challenge by casting their voting to support their growth “We believe that for many, growing food is a mystery, and as a result, never pick up a spade. Our goal, in everything that we do, is to make growing accessible, with the hopes seeing more production! This YouTube series will provide everyone, whether you consume our services or not, the tools to grow some of what you eat, presented in a fun, light and super accessible way.”

To view the Victory Gardens video and vote through microsite, visit:

Voting Instructions: Be Sure To Vote For 3 Videos To Ensure Votes Are Valid!

Victory Gardens website.