150 Fig Trees

Mario Ruffalo is kindly donating 150 Fig trees to the Good Food Network to distribute to organizations and individuals across the capital region.

 

If you would like one, or multiple fig trees, contact jscott@crfair.ca as soon as possible. Trees will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.*

* please note: you must be able to pick up the tree yourself

Mario’s act of generosity is rooted in events that occurred 50 years ago, when he first came to Canada. Missing the figs that had grown abundantly back home, he and his brother began planting them around Victoria in 1993. Mario’s brother has since passed, and now he wants to fulfill the dream of bringing figs to our region. The Good Food Network is helping him find people to accept his gift.

Things to consider:

-          Fig trees can grow in most Victoria soils – they do not need fertilizer

-          Fig trees can grow quite large

-          Fig trees are easy to grow and do not require much maintenance!

Again, contact jscott@crfair.ca if you are interested.