Incredible Edible Plant Give-Away: On the Road

Incredible Edible Plant Give-Away: On the Road

May 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Various Locations in Cornwall
Kat Rendek

Want to start a vegetable garden this year? 

The Transition Cornwall+ Food Action Group invites you to Incredible Edible Plant Give-Away: On the Road, a free two-day vegetable plant give-away hosting in 10 locations around Cornwall.  Each attendee will be offered 2 FREE vegetable plant seedlings and some seed packets (max 4 seedlings per household).

Everyone is welcome!

Vegetable Plant Give-Away Schedule and Participating Locations

May 29, 2020: 11am – 1pm


  • West parking lot at Pitt Street and First Street
  • Home Hardware: 10 Thirteenth Street East
  • Food Basics (East): 1315 Second Street East
  • No Frills: 1390 Second Street East

May 30, 2020: 11am – 1pm


  • Short Line Convenience: 1300 Second Street West
  • Home Hardware: 10 Thirteenth Street East
  • The Local Fill: 1515 Pitt Street
  • Food Basics (East): 1315 Second Street East
  • No Frills: 1390 Second Street East









Physical Distancing Measures and Guideline

Designed through partnership with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit

When you arrive, please:

  1. Line-up away from the tent, 2 metres apart using the distance markers
  2. At front of the line, wait and choose plants and seeds from the supply list on the blackboard
  3. A volunteer will retrieve your selection and leave them for you on the pick-up stool
  4. Pick up plants from pick-up stool once the volunteer has moved away
  5. Take a bag if needed to carry home
  6. Move away from the tent to allow the next guest to safely order

All surfaces will be disinfected regularly.  Volunteers will be wearing homemade masks and gloves to lower the risk of close contact.  The high number give-away locations are intended to discourage large crowds of people.  Please be safe and considerate of your fellow gardeners and neighbours.


It Takes A Village – A Special Thank You

This event has been made possible through in-kind support from the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, the City of Cornwall Recreation and Municipal Works departments, the Cornwall Kinsmen Farmers Market, the Downtown BIA, and the many host businesses listed above who have welcomed us into their parking lots.

In addition to thanking our community partners and host businesses for supporting this small project, Transition Cornwall+ would also like to take this opportunity to thank all essential staff and service workers who have been tirelessly working to keep our community safe and running during these challenging times.

May we all continue to grow and support each other, now and into our future.


Let’s Stay Social – Share Your Garden With Us

We are still here for you!  Unfortunately, due to physical distancing guidelines, volunteers will no be able to chat about your garden plans or answer questions on-site.  We know garden shop talk is sometimes the best part of our events, so we promise to be available on social media or by email to connect, celebrate, and help.  Don’t forget to send us pictures as thing grow!


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Email: [email protected]

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