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Incredible Edible Penticton is a local non-profit society supporting the people of Penticton to grow free food for their community.

Our vision is to support our community by providing everyone access to locally grown food. Free Food For All!

We are happy to let you know we have received the go-ahead from the Good Samaritan Society to use the Hastings Ave IEP garden this year, 2020. The use of the garden is with the understanding that we will strictly adhere to the following guidelines. We appreciate that their concern is for the safety of the Village By The Station residents and staff.

The site will do periodic checks at the garden to ensure compliance of these policies.

The garden gates will be locked at all times. Only volunteers who have been scheduled through IEP can enter the garden.

We feel very strongly about continuing to support our community with free food during these challenging times.

If you feel sick, have a sore throat, or suspect you may be getting a cold or flu please do not come to the garden. Please self isolate until you are 100% better.

Here is our new policies during B.C.’s state of emergency  through the Covid19 pandemic:

Under no circumstances are gardeners to enter the Village By The Station building. 

  1. There is no bathroom close to the garden, please make other arrangements if needed. Anyone using the garden is not allowed to enter the VBTS centre for washrooms.
  2. The garden gates will be locked at all times. Only volunteers who have been scheduled through IEP can enter the garden.
  3. Everyone going in the garden for any reason must wear some form of a mask and gloves. Please put on gloves before using the garden gate latch.
  4. You will need to bring your own mask and gloves to use at the garden
  5. The sheds will be locked with Incredible Edible equipment so that it is not used by the public during this time. If you need tools to dig in the garden you will need to bring your own.
  6. Only 1-3 people in the garden are allowed at the same time. Or one family if there is more than that.
  7. Volunteers to water, weed and other work must sign up for time during the week to keep the number of people in the garden to a minimum.
  8. Signs will be posted on the gate with these policies and they must be followed or we will ask you to leave.
  9. Everyone in the garden must practice government and health guidelines of physical  distancing, staying at least 6 feet apart.

Practicing good health and safety judgement while using the garden will make sure we can continue to use the space and provide for our community. 

If you have any questions or concerns or want to volunteer please email ediblepenticton@gmail.com

We are all in this together!

Incredible Edible Penticton aims to help reconnect people to their land/ soil/ resources and food. It aims to make it easier for people to have access to local food, knowledge, skills, and tools to increase awareness about growing your own food; to develop practical local ways forward to reduce food waste and hunger, and make it easier for people to access and eat locally grown food.

We’re a community group made up of people of all ages and from all walks of life who have come together to give Penticton a chance for an incredible, sustainable future. We love our little town and we want to help to make it an even better place to live – now and for future generations. We also love fresh, local food, and we love to visit while we work. We’d love you to get involved too!

We manage one growing space in Penticton at Village By The Station, we also help schools to grow gardens and lead garden tours for local community groups. We are entirely volunteer led and work in partnership with many local organizations and businesses.

Come by the garden and chat with the volunteers and board members, or grab some fresh free food!