Category Archives: Orchards

…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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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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Banfield Park Community Orchard Wassail 2016

Saturday January 16th, 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 and scare away evil spirits, ensuring … Continue reading

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Crocus Bulbs in Banfield Orchard

Today Ms.Carrico’s grade three class (assisted by E.A. Nada and parent volunteers) planted over 100 crocus bulbs in the garden beds at Banfield Orchard. Please go to http://www.vicwestpac.com to read the full post.

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Kindergarten classes in Banfield Orchard

On Earth Day, April 22nd, Mrs. Stead and Mrs. Lienard/Mrs. Davey’s kindergarten classes from Vic West Elementary had their third walking field trip to the Banfield Park Orchard. Check out their blog post.

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Banfield Orchard Featured on CRD Green Map

Have a look at the in-depth history of Banfield Park on the CRD Community Green Map website.

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Wassail a Big Success!

The first Wassail in the Banfield Park Community Orchard on a crisp, clear Saturday drew a larger than expected crowd to cheer on the wassail king and queen, the Morris Dancers, and of course the apple trees. More pictures have … Continue reading

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