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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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
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
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.
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.
Have a look at the in-depth history of Banfield Park on the CRD Community Green Map website.
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
Wassail – Waes Hael – means “be of good health”. The 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 a good … Continue reading
This proposal was compiled in December 2012 (revised February 2013) by the Banfield Park Community Orchard Design Team, with expert advice from two professional urban food production landscape designers, and is based on the input from all participants in the … Continue reading
Monday February 25th 7-9pm Victoria West Community Centre, Fireplace Room Michael Cowan at Edibella Organic Landscapes will talk about grafting techniques to propagate fruit trees and then he’ll lead us through some hands-on exercises so you can see just how … Continue reading