COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Now, more than ever, we need to work together to keep our communities safe and connected. At each step of the fundraiser we can implement precautions to reduce potential exposure to our customers and supporters. Here is our recommendations for Best Practices while the pandemic is ongoing. We can do this.

Collecting Orders

  • It is best to collect orders online
        - Use your team's personalized website
        - Coordinators can manually input orders that they receive through other channels and process online payments
  • Send information to parents via email, social media and phone
        - Avoid printing and handing out forms as much as possible

Collecting Payments

  • Offer electronic options that can be done remotely, such as:
        - Credit Cards
        - PayPal
        - e-Transfers
  • Set up a box for contact-free cheque & cash drop-offs
        - Wear gloves while counting

Receiving the Delivery

  • Only a small group of volunteers with appropriate PPE
  • Drivers will wear masks and physically distance where possible

Handing out Plants

  • Plan safe pick-ups (contact-free is best)
  • Offer deliveries when you can

Planning Safe Pick-ups

  • Use a small group of volunteers with PPE

  • Assign time-slots to reduce congestion and encourage physical distancing

  • Plan a contact-free pick-up process such as:
        - Curbside
        - Drive-thru
        - Front porch pick-ups
        - Deliveries (especially for high-risk customers)

  • Prevent crowding
        - Put out signs with instructions
        - Mark waiting spots that are 6-ft apart with tape
        - Plan a one-direction loop for any lines

Reducing Customer Exposure

At each step of the fundraiser we can implement precautions to reduce potential exposure to our customers and supporters.

    1. Collect Orders online
    2. Collect Payments online
    3. Allow for contact-free pick-ups
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Step 1: Order Plants Online
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Step 2: Drive to Pick-up Location
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Step 3: Pop the Trunk
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Step 4: Fill the Car!
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Step 5: Bring the Plants Home
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Step 6: Enjoy!

COVID-19 Updates

June 25, 2021 - Summer Fundraiser Registration is OPEN!

We are so excited for this summer! Our Summer (or Fall) program is officially open for registration, and information packages will be sent to groups next week. Schedule your delivery for mid-August to early-September and sell mums, tropicals, succulents, and herbs over the summer.

PS: A brand NEW fundraising program will be coming your way in July - stay tuned!

June 15, 2021 - Spring Fundraiser Wrap-up

Our spring fundraiser has come to an end and we appreciate all of our customers and supporters that made this season so successful. Registration will be opening for our fall fundraiser shortly and all teams that placed an order this spring will receive a survey to provide feedback we can use to plan the 2022 Spring Fundraiser.

April 23, 2021 - Sold out / Adding more Inventory

We are managing our inventory and some items may appear sold out! We are doing our best to add more plants to our inventory (the greenhouse was able to add another 10,000 items yesterday!) and want to reassure groups that we are setting aside a percentage of the inventory for paper orders that are expected to come in. Keep checking your team websites for the most up-to-date product availability.

April 20, 2021 - Registration CLOSED

Orders are coming in much higher than anticipated, and we have had to stop accepting registrations for our Spring 2021 program. We look forward to seeing your group for a future fundraiser. Pre-register today to receive information when it becomes available!

April 12, 2021 - Only Later Delivery Dates are Available

All delivery dates before March 21 are fully booked. Even though the fundraiser is popular for Mother's Day, receiving the delivery closer to the end of May means that the weather will be warmer! Imagine handing out plants in the sunshine - it sounds like a perfect day to us. Plus, you can still start collecting orders now! Register to get set up with a website and book your delivery.

March 22, 2021 - Registration Open Again

Our greenhouse and planning teams were able to come together to execute on our plan to plant more plants! With more plant babies filling the rows in the greenhouse we are able to re-open registration for the spring plant fundraiser and everyone previously on the waitlist has been registered.

March 19, 2021 - Planting More Plants AGAIN

We want to allow as many groups to fundraise and provide plants for their communities! To do so we've planted more plants (again) even though this requires creating more greenhouse space (somehow). They won't be ready until the end of May, but we know these plant babies will help spread cheer during the pandemic. Growing Plants, Growing Smiles, Growing Communities.

March 17, 2021 - Waitlist for New Groups

The demand for plants to be even higher than what we has planned for. Registration temporarily closed and a waitlist has been implemented. We want to be sure that we can provide plants for all the groups that are currently registered and fundraising. All groups that are waitlisted will be contacted when we figure out what is available. Stay tuned!

March 22, 2021 - On-site Vaccinations

As a greenhouse and large, family-run business with temporary foreign workers, our greenhouse received vaccinations on site. By vaccinating any employee that wanted the vaccine we took another step to protect our people, our workplace and our communities.

February 25, 2021 - Planting More Plants

More groups are signing up for the fundraiser than expected, and their online sales are off to a strong start! We've planted more plants to keep up with the demand and so we don't have to turn away any groups.

January 25, 2021- Spring Fundraiser Registration Open!

With three seasons of fundraising during COVID under our belt, we are confident in our ability to help groups run a safe fundraiser during the pandemic. Gardening is on the rise, and we are so excited to share our passion for plants with your communities. Welcome to the team!