Here We Grow

2021 Sunflower Competition

Bring Optimism to Brooklin this Summer – Help the Bees

You don’t need a farm to be a farmer!

Kitchen Garden
Children Can Grow Plants

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 (

Durham Integrated Growers (

Whitby Farmers’ Market ( 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