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Yard to Garden Program

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In response to the impacts Surrey has been experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Yard to Garden program supports residents to transform their yards into gardens with the goal of growing more food and feeding more people in our community.

Whether you are a gardening beginner or an experienced urban farmer, through the Yard to Garden program, Surrey residents are provided materials and resources to grow vegetables at home. Garden kit materials provided to participants in August included soil, seeds, educational resources and gardening support. When possible, gardeners are asked to donate their excess harvest to local food banks and community organizations.

Thanks to a partnership between City of Surrey and Seeds of Change Surrey food security coalition, as well as a grant provided by the United Way of the Lower Mainland, this program has been provided at no cost to participants.

How to Get Involved

Thanks to an overwhelmingly positive response to the program, all garden kits have been distributed and registration is now closed. Please check back for more information on donating your garden harvest. If you have any questions about the program, please email us at

Garden & Harvest Resources


Yard to Garden is presented in partnership with: