The Artisan Garden Group is a local business that has been operating since 1986 and is comprised of long-time proud New Westminster residents who have supported and volunteered with minor sports associations, youth groups & non-profit organizations in the Royal City & Lower Mainland for over 25 years.
To extend our community involvement, we have created a unique fundraising program that is environmentally friendly and entirely turn-key so sports leagues, schools, community groups & non-for-profit organizations can raise funds in these financially challenging times.
We wanted to provide an alternative to the standard chocolates, cookies and Pub Nights by providing meaningful and practical landscaping materials that are useful throughout the entire calendar year.
Key elements of the fundraising partnership platform:
With the cost of soil, bags and delivery, your group can potentially make up to $7-$8 per bag on a $12 selling price as long as your group is prepared to do a little work!
Fundraisers are designed for cooperative participation so depending on the event, Artisan will facilitate easy-to-handle bagging stations for your group. Along with a little bagging, all that’s left is sharing the word through social media and word-of-mouth to all of your friends and family.
Here’s a simple formula based on an Artisan truck dropping 10 cubic yards of soil at your location:
- Group/Team Size: 20
- Each person sells 10 bags @ $12/bag
- Net proceeds to Group/Team: Approximately $1,400
All orders will be processed through your own Organization or we can provide an option to use our fundraiser website (at a minimal cost) with total donation amounts to be allocated to your respective Organization at the conclusion of each campaign.
Each Organization involved will set a pick-up location, date and time for which orders will be fulfilled.
We are currently offering the following to be sold as fundraising items: Soil Amender Topsoil (Compost and Organic Matter Blend), Vegetable Blend Topsoil (Compost, Organic Matter and Aged Mushroom Manure) and 40L bags of BC Fruitwood Firewood (Apple & Cherry).
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about these products
Bulk Sales Are Also Available For Delivery
Bulk Topsoil and Aggregate materials can also be ordered from up to 1-12 cu yds delivered to your home or business. Please call 778-TOP-SOIL, mention your Organization and we will rebate $10 back to your Organization on each delivery.
Please also visit Artisan Garden Group for a selection of all of our landscaping supply products available.
“Artisan has been delivering a unique blend of composted vegetable soil to the school gardens we support at Forest Grove Elementary, Windsor Elementary and Lochdale Community School. Our students love the soil delivery event so much, some of our alumni students return from high school to participate in this event. Because of Artisan’s dedication to sourcing the best materials for their soil, the results over the years have been strong resilient healthy plants.”
“The Ladybug Community Garden has been operating since 2010 and we’ve been using products from Artisan Garden Group for many of those years. The Artisan Garden Group has been an excellent partner during these years, assisting us with soil, compost and amendments appropriate for each season and type of plant.”
“Stephen and Artisan have been first-rate partners with the annual spring Soil & Manure sale for 15 years. Our one-day event has raised over $25,000 for Chown in the last five years alone. We look forward to many more Manure Sales with Artisan in the future.”
“The New Westminster Secondary School has been running a mushroom manure sale for over 20 years. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the annual sale was to be postponed but Jordan Beattie of Artisan called and kept it alive, donating manure and making arrangements to bag it and deliver it with 100% profits going to the athletic department of the school. In the me-first society we live in today (especially prevalent during this pandemic), we need more humans like Jordan Beattie.”
About Artisan Garden Group
Since the inception of the Artisan Garden Group (comprised of Artisan Transport, Firewood Vancouver & It’s About Thyme Nursery), our main goal is to always provide our local communities with a great selection of products with the highest quality while providing excellent customer service through our sales and deliveries.
We’d like to thank the many customers that have followed us over the years. We take great pride in being the leading supplier of nursery stock and products such as topsoil, vegetable compost, sand and gravel in the greater Vancouver area.
We’re also very proud of the partnerships we’ve created over the years for which we’ll always find ways to give back to our community to promote and educate how important it is to grow healthy food and plants and it all starts with healthy soil!