Food Bank gardens are beginning to sprout - head gardener expects to see significant produce in a month

News 100 greenBy Staff

June 1, 2021



Robin Bailey, Executive Director of the Burlington Food Bank got to meet with new Garden Coordinator Samantha (Sam) LeGrand on site this week.

The seedlings are beginning to sprout – Sam expects them to begin to produce in about a month.

Sam pointing garden

Samantha (Sam) LeGrand on site this week.

There is some lettuce, sage and rhubarb to harvest today along with the garlic greens and garlic heads that were planted last season.

Canadian Tire gave Sam a collection of seeds (sunflowers among others) they could not sell and now we are sending some seeds (that we could not use in our own garden plots) along to our clients.

The Food Bank was allotted seven plots at the Maple Gardens, found Sam as the woman who would lead the operation and find the volunteers needed to make it all come together and produce fresh vegetables.

Sam full upper

Without the volunteers we wouldn’t have gotten this operation off the ground said LeGrand. There is someone on site everyday watering and making sure the plants are in good shape.

Please contact Sam at if you are interested in helping out over the summer.

If you are in need or know of someone who could use our help, PLEASE have them email us at or call 905-637-2273 to make arrangements to have food dropped at their door or make arrangements to pick it up through our curb-side pickup option. If you are a resident in Burlington, we are all here to help. Don’t struggle – give us a call.

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