Category Archives: Orchards

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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Wassail: An Orchard Celebration!

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

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BANFIELD PARK COMMUNITY ORCHARD PROPOSAL

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

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VWUF Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

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

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