Transition Cornwall+ looking for local gardeners for Incredible Edible plant giveaway

Nick Laurin
Transition Cornwall+ looking for local gardeners for Incredible Edible plant giveaway

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Transition Cornwall + Food Action group is supporting the local interest in food resilience by organizing an Incredible Edible Plant Giveaway at the end of May.

Since the pandemic, the interest in home food gardening has been on the rise. With that said, the group is reaching out to members of the community in search of avid, and experienced gardeners willing to grow vegetables and herb seedlings for the event.

“For the spring giveaway, we rely on volunteers to grow the seedlings that we share with the public.” said Penny Batman, Transition Cornwall + Food Action group chairperson. “ Last year’s event was our most popular ever, with over 2800 plants distributed. Given the ongoing pandemic, we expect even more first-time gardeners this season. To meet this need, we’re hoping again that numerous community-minded gardeners will grow us a lot of extra plants, when they start their own indoors”, added Bateman. “Seeds will be provided, and we also have equipment available to borrow.”

Gardeners who participate in the event will be able to drop off their extra vegetables and herb seedlings to a collection site announced in May.

Last year, Transition Cornwall + Food Action were able to give away hundreds of plants to organizations such as, Community Living, Senior’s Residences, Youth Groups, and more throughout the three counties and Cornwall.

In addition to the Incredible Edible Plant Giveaway, the group organizes and collaborates on a number of annual food-related projects, and events.

To volunteer as an avid, and experienced gardener, contact Karen Carriere at

People can also participate in this event by making a donation towards the costs of potting supplies and equipment, by making an e-transfer to the Transition Cornwall + Food Action at

For more information on Transition Cornwall+, visit

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