Partner for public outreach with Garden-in-a-Box!

FFCO’s Garden-in-a-Box project invites gardeners to grow alongside farmers across Ontario to cultivate knowledge sharing and context building between home gardening and agricultural growers across Ontario.

Garden-in-a-Box targets Ontario residents, especially families, students, first-time gardeners, community gardeners, urban agriculture enthusiasts, and passionate hopefuls.

In 2021 we sold 500 Garden kits and hosted 540+ gardeners in a season-long pilot run of this project!

This year our goal is to sell 750 Garden kits!

Help us GROW an experience on Facebook all year long with a group of 750+ gardeners!

How can you help?

Sponsor the project. Build Value in the experience and promote your brand directly to 750+ consumers and their networks as a trusted expert.

Provide expertise – Help gardeners have a successful growing season by hosting a LIVE Facebook event, helping co-create content or by sharing pre-filmed video content to support their season.

Join us on the journey! Volunteer to be part of our 2022 Garden Ambassador content advisory panel, meeting 4x in the season for 1-2 hours (March, May, July, and September)

SPONSOR the project

Sponsorship deadline and in-kind box content delivery: March 7, 2022

Yes, I’d like to sponsor!

Partner for $1000 (+ optional in-kind value):

Primary recognition including opportunity to include in-kind item for 750 boxes, co-branded Facebook group content and/or a LIVE event or expert for followers and friends!

  • Receive primary recognition in-box and access the opportunity to include value-add branded swag or helpful garden-starting tools in our 750 garden kits
  • Opportunity to contribute branded or co-created and co-branded social media content
  • Provide an expert panelist, content creator or event host to connect with our Facebook Garden Club members in one of our LIVE Facebook events or pre-recorded video content!
  • Receive digital recognition in our email campaign to 500+ (2021) participants.
  • Recognition in FFCO’s 2022 Annual Report to members and industry

For $500 (+ optional in-kind value):

Garden-in-a-Box project partnership with recognition. Includes: opportunity to include  in-kind item for 750 boxes, digital and program and industry facing recognition opportunities.

  • Receive recognition in-box and access the opportunity to include value-add branded swag or helpful garden-starting tools in our 750 garden kits.
  • Receive digital recognition in our email campaign to 500+ (2021) participants.
  • Recognition in FFCO’s 2022 Annual Report to members and agri-food industry partners

Yes, I’d like to sponsor!

Important Details:

Delivery of in-box items should be no later than March 7th to 660 Speedvale Ave. W., Unit 302 Guelph, ON N1K 1E5. Shipping box dimensions will be 12x12x4” with a maximum weight capacity of 5lbs. 750 kits will be packaged.

Ideas for value-add items:

  • soil (small size 2-5L?) / coir
  • 3-4” pots (multiple sets per kit)
  • spade / seed depth measuring tool
  • rain gauge
  • soil test kits
  • spray bottle/watering tools
  • gardening gloves
  • plant markers
  • hats / sunglasses
  • water bottles

Yes, I’d like to sponsor!

Provide Expertise

Help develop relevant content and context building posts around subjects like: garden prep and planning and crop rotation, seed starting, soil health, cover crops, soil amendments, pollinators, water management, pest and disease control, companion planting, and more

What’s in the Box?

Partner content will help build out box content and value for participants. Other valuable content will include resources like FFCO’s, The Real Dirt on Farming and 4H Canada’s Dig Into Soil Activity Book along with an invitation to learn and grow along with gardeners across Ontario in our Facebook Garden group.

The Garden Plot Kit- $45 + Shipping

This garden kit will easily fill a 4x10' plot but can easily be adapted with some items grown in planters or buckets.

  • Mortgage Lifter Tomatoes
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Detroit Dark Red Radish
  • Grand Rapids Lettuce
  • Green Tender Beans
  • Dark Green Zucchini
  • Rainbow Carrots
  • Chives
  • Giant Pumpkins
  • Butternut Squash
  • Nasturtiums (edible flowers!)

The Patio Pack- $35 + Shipping

This kit lets you harvest from a set of no less than 5 pots and a couple of larger planters - or a smaller garden plot.

  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Sweet Basil
  • Curled Parsley
  • Chives
  • Nasturtiums (edible flowers!)
  • Grand Rapids Lettuce
  • Green Tender Beans
  • Snow Peas

Yes, I’d like to Sponsor!

To learn more about the project, our Ambassador group or customize a sponsorship package for your business please contact us at: info@farmfoodcare.org

About us:

For more than 35 years, Farm & Food Care Ontario (FFCO) and our predecessor organizations have been proud partners of food and farming across commodities and value chains. Our work builds public trust and awareness of the quality, local products grown by the exceptional community of families and individuals in this province who dedicate their lives to this.