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Community Food Garden Volunteering!

Volunteer help is needed! If you enjoy having a local community food forest and orchard in the neighbourhood of Vic West, your help is needed to give back and help with maintenance! There are many benefits to volunteering in the … Continue reading

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Today is Leaf Mulching Day!

Saturday, June 9: 11am-3pm You’re invited to join in for a volunteer gardening work party day… All are welcome! Location: Lekwungen Territory – Banfield Commons & Community Orchard, south of the Vic West Community Centre at 521 Craigflower Road Bring: Work gloves & your own … Continue reading

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Vic West Fest Plant Sale!

See you at Vic West Fest 2018: Saturday, May 26th, from 2-9pm, in Banfield Park next to the Community Centre. Stop by the plant sale between 2-5pm! Your plant purchases will support the Vic West Food Security Collective’s projects and community gardens! Select … Continue reading

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Spring Work Parties in Banfield Park

Our monthly Community Spring Work Parties are on Saturdays, 11am-3pm April 14 – Spring Planting, Herbal Tea Walk & Community Snackluck May 5 – Irrigation Installation Work Party June 9 – Leaf Mulching Work Party Location: Lekwungen Territory – Banfield Commons and Community Orchard All … Continue reading

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Herb Walk & Snackluck Work Party

Join in for a fun spring gardening work party day, with a Herbal Tea Walk at 11am, and a Community and family friendly Snackluck at 1pm! Herbal Tea Walk 11AM Enjoy a short walk in the garden discussing some of … Continue reading

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Happy Spring 2018!

Join in as we take care of the fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, flowers and native plants at the next monthly Community Work Parties! Saturdays, 11am-3pm March 24 – Spring Cleaning & Planting Work Party April 14 – Spring Planting & Community ‘Snackluck’ May … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning & Planting Work Party!

The Vic West Food Security Collective acknowledges that the City of Victoria is located on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen Nation. The Songhees and Esquimalt Nations are part of the Coast Salish family and are descendants of the Lekwungen … Continue reading

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Holistic Fruit Tree Spraying Work Party

Tim Windle from Hatchet & Seed Edible Landscapes will be providing work party participants with the information needed to care for fruit trees with holistic sprays. If you’re curious to know more about compost teas, organic fertilizers, and when to … Continue reading

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Happy Spring in 2018!

The Vic West Food Security Collective is in need of an Orchard Ladder! If anyone knows of a place to find used ones, or knows of a ladder that could be donated, please send us a message. foodgardens [at] victoriawest … Continue reading

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…cultivating community by growing and sharing food… and mulching!

  What a beautiful Sunday for volunteers to move all the leaf mulch! Thanks to everyone who came out and made the day awesome. It was fun to eat pizza, cookies and sip chai tea, and get to know neighbours. … Continue reading

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