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Plant Sale 2015

Come out this Saturday and get your herb and veggie starts now ready for your garden.  Rayn or Shine Community Gardeners and Vic West Urban Farmers have lovingly seeded and tended starter plants for our annual Plant Sale at Vic West … Continue reading

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Vic West Urban Wild Food Walk

On March 15th and again on April 12th, the  Collective hosted a wild food foraging walk and gourmet wild food buffet dinner to learn about  the urban edibles right in our ‘hood.

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Lovin’ Our Volunteers

  On Saturday night, February 21st, the Vic West Food Security Collective held an event to show appreciation for all the volunteers who help the Collective develop and sustain it’s 18 projects.  Folks help out by setting tables for Community … Continue reading

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Lovin’ Our Hood

Lovin’ Our ‘Hood The Vic West Food Security Collective invites you to join us on Saturday, February 21st, 7:00-9:00pm at the Vic West Community Centre,  for a celebration to honour our food security volunteers. Past, present and future volunteers are all … Continue reading

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Banfield Park Community Orchard Wassail, Jan 17

Saturday, January 17, 2:30pm Wassail – Waes Hael – means “be of good health”. The Olde English tradition of wassailing, dating back to the 1500s, is a ceremony to wake fruit trees from their winter slumber and scare away evil … Continue reading

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Songs of the Season Community Potluck Dinner and Christmas Caroling

Friday, December 19th Vic West Community Centre Everyone is invited to “Songs of the Season”, a Vic West community potluck dinner and Christmas caroling evening hosted by the Vic West Food Security Collective and High Point Church on Friday, December … Continue reading

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A Note For Egg-nablers

The Vic West Correggtions Department has recently received numerous incident reports involving inmate violence. An errant jailbird has been leading a group of offenders into trouble. The disturbances began in the yard of a McCaskill Street facility where Correggtions Officers … Continue reading

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Crocus Bulbs in Banfield Orchard

Today Ms.Carrico’s grade three class (assisted by E.A. Nada and parent volunteers) planted over 100 crocus bulbs in the garden beds at Banfield Orchard. Please go to to read the full post.

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Stinging Nettle Pesto Recipe

Here’s my recipe for Stinging Nettle Pesto.   Stinging nettles are found in the corner of Banfield Commons Garden closest to Craigflower Road and the parking lot.  As the nettles can sting, it’s advisable to wear gloves while gathering them. This recipe … Continue reading

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The Winter Gardens

I came back to Victoria in the first days of October thinking it would be too late to put in anything for the winter. But the warm, sunny weather stretched on and since gardening is all one big experiment, I … Continue reading

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