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Watering Trees

Please help any of the trees around you survive this hot, dry summer by giving them water! There are many creative ways to hydrate the landscape. One of our weekly tasks in the Community Gardens is watering the trees and … Continue reading

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Happy Lughnasadh

Today is Lughnasadh or Lammas – a celebration of the early harvest. A few weeks ago I wrote about how much food to plant to feed your family for a year. This is how it’s starting to pile up. Here’s … Continue reading

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How Much to Plant to Provide a Year’s Worth of Food

I recently came across an article from RealFarmacy.com that listed what crops to plant and how much of each one would need  to feed their family for a whole year. As I have 3 gardens in neighbourhood back yards, I … Continue reading

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Plant Sale 2017

Join us on Saturday, May 6th, from 2:00 – 6:00pm for the Vic West Food Security Collective’s Annual Plant Sale. Get your organic tomatoes, squash, basil, cucumbers and many other veggie starts. Come early for the best choice. We’re part of Vic … Continue reading

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Miners Discovered a Tasty Superfood

Imagine, a nutritious, yummy green that you don’t need to water or care for, that reseeds itself and is native to this area. It shows up in profusion this time of year when we are desperate for something to add … Continue reading

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You won’t recognize the new Oceanic Market

If you’ve visited the Market Garden in the last couple of summers you’ll have seen the glorious rows of exuberant greens, the edible jungle that is the growing plot, and the greenhouse packed with neat rows of heritage tomatoes. And … Continue reading

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Those Weeds of the Email World

Recently a number of the Vic West Food Security blog members received a bogus email, no subject line, encouraging them to click on a link. It was semi-convincing, from an email address that looked something like the food security email … Continue reading

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Wassail 2017

Banfield Park Community Orchard Wassail Saturday January 14th 2:30pm Wassail – Waes Hael – “be of good health” – Olde English tradition of wassailing, dating back to the 1500s, is a ceremony to wake fruit trees from their winter slumber … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice 2016 Potluck Dinner

Please come and join us for our winter community potluck dinner. Bring your appetite and a dish to share, bring children, friends and neighbours!  

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Autumn Harvest Potluck

Everyone is invited: Vic West Community Potluck Dinner Saturday, October 15th at 6:00pm Victoria West Community Centre 521 Craigflower Road     Please bring a dish of food to share. Our theme is “Harvest” so something from your garden would … Continue reading

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