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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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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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How to Grow Tomatoes

Seed Germination Seeds germinate in 3 to 14 days depending on how warm and moist you keep them. Seed tomato seeds directly into potting mix, they must be kept at a temperature of 60 degrees F. Cover seeds 1/4 inch … Continue reading

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Fresh air, new growth emerging … ah, springtime

Ah, these past few days have been lovely.   After the blustery winds and miserably snowy rain of last week,  the sun has returned and the earth is warming up.  Colour is bursting forth everywhere.  I found these crocus peeking … Continue reading

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Grow a Row

Grow A Row Victoria Grow a Row is a community of gardeners, businesses, groups and individuals gathering together to help those in need. Grow an extra row of food in your garden and bring it to one of the drop off … Continue reading

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Grow-a-Row

Victoria West Grow-a-Row Program The Grow-a-Row program is up and running for the 2013 season.

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Dr Shiva Inspires Uvic Audience

A real who’s-who in local organic farming gathered to applaud and shout “we love you!” to Dr Vandana Shiva, food security champion of the highest calibre, who received an honorary degree from Uvic last week and spoke of her passion: … Continue reading

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Native Bees in Vic West

Native bees are fabulous pollinators. Last  night entomologist Gord Hutchings delivered an enlightening talk about our unsung heroes, the vast variety of native bees, who mostly live a solitary life and contribute substantially to the work of pollination. And by … Continue reading

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