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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Food Garden Contest

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Garden Contest 2021 Update!
Early bird draw prize for anyone registered before June 15, 2021
Reminder that the contest closes June 30, 2021

Promoting food security, the AAC runs an annual Food Garden Contest, with the 2021 theme of 'How does your food garden grow'. The 2021 Food Garden Contest will be receiving entries starting on April 2, 2021. 

Participants are judged on the quantity and range of food grown, the health of the plants, gardening practices and the garden design. Judging will be done in early August by photo submission.

Enter yourself or nominate a neighbour by the June 30, 2021 deadline. The first 100 gardeners who enter can pick up a free bag of soil compliments of Triple Tree Nurseryland and Grow & Gather in Maple Ridge!

All types and sizes of edible gardens are eligible to enter : containers, raised beds, in ground

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Take a “before” photo of the garden as soon as you can.
  2. Send an email with the subject line "Food garden contest" to with:
    - The "before" photo
    - Your name, address, daytime phone number, and email address

You will receive an email confirming contest entry that can be used to pick up your free bag of soil!

The deadline to enter the contest is June 30, 2021.

Prize Draws from our Sponsors:

Prize draws include gift certificates for local businesses, including Humble Roots, Hansel and Gretel Bakery, Triple Tree, Grow & Gather, Haney Farmers Market and more!

Grand prize winners will receive a $100.00 gift certificate to Triple Tree Nurseryland and a photo showcase by the City.

Judging will be done in August and will be in-person if permissible, if not, you will be asked to submit an “after” photo. Grand Prize Winners will be contacted after judging is complete.

View the winners of the 2018 Food Garden Contest.

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