Category Archives: Vic West Park Garden

Wassail is soon! Volunteers are needed!

Volunteers are needed to make the event a success. Please contact Patti at vicwestgarden@yahoo.ca if you can help!

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Volunteers needed for Wassail!

Banfield Park Community Orchard Wassail Saturday, January 12th, 2019 – 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 … Continue reading

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Food Garden Volunteering in Banfield Park!

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Tour of Banfield Commons and Community Orchard

5pm, Thursday, August 16th, 2018 Meet in the Orchard next to the Vic West Community Centre at 521 Craigflower Road Enjoy a guided tour of Banfield Commons and the Community Orchard with Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed. There are numerous edible and medicinal … Continue reading

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Help the plants and trees stay hydrated!

Vic West’s Community Garden Volunteer Coordinator is taking a summer break, and help is needed to water the food gardens once a week from July 23-August 3rd, 2018. Please email foodgardens@victoriawest.ca as soon as possible if you can help so we can orient you with this fun task!

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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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