The Vic West Food Security Collective...is an action project resulting from the Victoria West Community Association 2003 Vision Project. The guiding principle of the Collective is community building.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Please come and join us for our winter community potluck dinner. Bring your appetite and a dish to share, bring children, friends and neighbours!