2021 Sunflower Competition
Bring Optimism to Brooklin this Summer – Help the Bees
You don’t need a farm to be a farmer!
The program is designed for school aged children and their families. Join us as we partner with various local experts and businesses for crafts and activities in an effort to learn more about self sustainability and growing and raising your own food.
Thanks to Valles Market, Myrtle, Ontario and Mackenzie Seeds (Manitoba) for their donations.
Here we Grow has gone virtual for 2021
Pick up your free Sunflower planting kit. Includes soil, seeds and even a peat pot to start your seeds. Plant them now and you could win free ice cream in the fall . Only 100 kits available so pick them up ASAP!
Free veggie or flower plant from Valles with minimum $10 purchase
Valles Family Fruit Market and Garden Center | Facebook
8880 Baldwin St N, Ashburn, ON L0B 1A0
Contests for tallest Sunflower, largest flower..
Prizes for ages 2-6, 7-9, 10-13
We’d love to see pictures of your plants as they grow!
Need Some Advice?
Here are some links to pages where you can find information on gardening and buying local food.
Whitby Ajax Garden Project – Search Results | Facebook
Brooklin-Whitby Garden Club | Facebook
Buy Local Buy Fresh – Home (durhamfarmfresh.ca)
Durham Integrated Growers (durhamdigs.ca)
Whitby Farmers’ Market (whitbyfarmersmarket.ca) Includes information about Brooklin Farmer’s Market
Bring Back The Bees | Cheerios
Instructions on planting Sunflowers
1 Choose a sunny location to plant your seeds (when in bloom your sunflowers will face east).
2 Plant seeds 1″ in the ground, and 18″-24″ apart. If planting more than one row, plant rows 30″ apart.
3 Keep moderately moist until germination (10-14 days)
Contact Sue Bullard for more details