Category Archives: Gardens

…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. See … Continue reading

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A volunteer gardener’s testimonial

“I have really enjoyed volunteering to do some gardening at Vic West’s Community Garden this summer. It was fun to meet and garden with some neighbours. I learned lots about the plants and trees growing there, and enjoyed hanging out … Continue reading

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Leaf Mulching Volunteer Work Party!

11am-3pm – Sunday, November 5th, 2017 Location: Banfield Park’s Community Gardens – just south of the Vic West Community Association at 521 Craigflower Road Join in anytime between 11am & 3pm, meet fellow neighbourhood gardeners for a big leaf mulching … Continue reading

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Vic West Corn Roast!

  Sunday, September 24th Noon to 4pm Raynor Street at Craigflower Road Come join the community celebration on Raynor Street with local music, food and fun for the whole family! The corn will be hot and the juice is as … Continue reading

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Thursday Weekly Work Parties

Weekly stewardship of the food gardens in Banfield Park is ongoing throughout September, with more volunteer help needed in Banfield Commons and the Community Orchard on Thursdays from 4-6pm. The Autumn Olive berries are going to ripen soon, and there … Continue reading

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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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Community Gathering in Vic West Park

On Saturday afternoon from 1-3pm, the Vic West Food Security Collective is hosting a community information gathering on the site of the recently proposed Community Garden in Vic West Park.  The City of Victoria is redeveloping the park and has … Continue reading

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Proposed Vic West Park Community Garden

The City of Victoria has committed to redeveloping Vic West Park and has designated a section of the Park for a large community garden. The Vic West Food Security Collective (VWFSC) has agreed to starting the process. We invite you to join … 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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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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