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Garden giveaway program continues to grow

5,500 SEEDit garden centre vouchers available to area residents
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Ready, Set, Grow! Starting on Wednesday, May 1,  The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group is opening the floodgates to their relentlessly positive gardening centre voucher giveaway. The program dubbed ‘SEEDit,’ is providing Ontarians with a record 5,500 $50 individual garden centre vouchers this year. The program will help residents get their home gardens growing and provide an ‘organic’ way for them to share a bounty of produce with their communities

This year, the Commonwell is also expanding to the Commonwell country areas in southwestern Ontario.
“With the cost-of-living crunch and rising food prices impacting the food security of Ontarians, we felt it was an ideal time to expand the SEEDit program to a record 6,000 $50 vouchers,” said Tim Shauf, president and CEO of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group. “This is a tangible way for Ontarians to feed themselves fresh, healthy produce and share their bounty with local foodbanks, and neighbours.”
Voucher registration opens Wednesday, May 1 at noon by visiting this website.
The SEEDit program also has a highly engaged Facebook group of 3,600 aspiring gardeners that provide both practical and personal advice to each other to build a bumper crop. The SEED-it Facebook community can be found here
While supplies last, the vouchers are available to residents across ‘Commonwell Country,’ the towns and villages and everything in between, that The Commonwell serves including: Alexandria, Arnprior, Barrie, Baltimore, Belleville, Bracebridge, Braeside, Brechin, Brighton, Brockville, Cameron, Calabogie, Carlton Place, Coburg, Colbourne, Coldwater, Collingwood, Cornwall, Embrun, Foxboro, Durham, Goderich, Grand Bend, Grafton, Gravenhurst, Havelock, Hawkesbury, Hillier, Huntsville, Innisfill, Kemptville, Kingston, Kincardine, Lindsay, Listowell, Madoc, Manotick, Meadford, Midland, Minden, Mono, Nappanee, Navan, Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound,  Parry Sound, Pembroke, Perth, Peterborough, Plantagenet, Prince Edward County, Prescott, Renfrew, Selby, Smiths Falls, St. Paul’s, Stratford, Sydenham, Thomasburg, Wasaga Beach and all of the other smaller places and wide open spaces.

Participating garden centres:

Garden Centre Name Street Address City
Baltimore Valley Garden Centre 5599 Hwy 45 Baltimore, Ont.
Milliken Garden Centre 1370 Scheel Drive Braeside, Ont.
Scotts Garden Centre - Brechin 3719 ON-12 Brechin, Ont.
Rockwood Forest Nurseries 437 Mark Road Cameron, Ont.
Rutherford's Farm & Roadside Market 205 King Street East Colbourne, Ont.
Denise & Sylvain Garden Centre 767 Notre-Dame St Embrun, Ont.
Farmgate Garden Centre 525 Frankford Rd Foxboro, Ont.
Birch Creek Greenhouse & Florals 33849 Chruch Camp Road Goderich, Ont.
Grafton Co-Op 10810A County Rd 2 Grafton
Westland Greenhouses 10133 Lakeshore Rd Grand Bend
Belmont Farmstead 974 County Road 48 Havelock, Ont.
Carson's Garden + Market 1323 Wilson Road Hillier, Ont.
Sandhill Nursery 1686 Aspdin Road Huntsville, Ont.
Garrys Garden Gallery 5 Commerce Rd Lindsay, Ont.
Listowel Greenhouse 7877 Road 164 Listowel, Ont.
Madoc Garden Center 13 Concession Rd Madoc,Ont.
Manotick Gardens & Landscaping Supplies 2709 River Road Manotick, Ont.
Grey Heron Nurseries 206709 ON-26 Meaford, Ont.
Native Woods Nurseries 8484 County Rd 93 Midland, Ont.
10 and 10 Nurseries and Garden Centre 634026 Hwy #10 Mono, Ont.
Les Serres Robert Plante Greenhouses Inc. 4228 Navan Road Navan, Ont.
Scott's Garden Centre - Orillia 254 Coldwater Rd W Orillia, Ont.
Westside Nurseries & Greenhouses 202353 ON-21 Owen Sound, Ont.
Johnston's Greenhouses 871 Crawford Drive Peterborough, Ont.
Les Serres Quenneville 5690 County Rd 17 Plantagenet, Ont.
Coville's Greenhouses & Garden Centre 2480 Second Concession, RR#1 Prescott, Ont.
Selby Garden Center 16 Pleasant Drive Selby,Ont.
The Garden Market 115 William Street W Smith Falls
Klomps Home and Garden 3988 Perth Line 20 St. Pauls, Ont.
Cozyn's Garden Gallery 680 Huron St Stratford Ont.
The Root Cellar 4699 Hwy 37 Thomasburg, Ont

About SEEDit:

SEEDit was started by The Commonwell in 2021 to keep busy during continued lock downs and increased food insecurity. The company is proudly continuing the program, now in in its 4th year because families across the province still struggle with food insecurity, high costs of living and want to become more self-sufficient. The Commonwell’s roots in farming inspire them to educate their communities on backyard agriculture and the mutual spirit of working together to fight food insecurity.

Since 2021 The Commonwell estimates 50,000lbs of produce has been shared in Ontario communities through the program.