Category Archives: Orchards

Spring Cleaning & Planting Work Party!

The Vic West Food Security Collective acknowledges that the City of Victoria is located on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen Nation. The Songhees and Esquimalt Nations are part of the Coast Salish family and are descendants of the Lekwungen … Continue reading

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Holistic Fruit Tree Spraying Work Party

Tim Windle from Hatchet & Seed Edible Landscapes will be providing work party participants with the information needed to care for fruit trees with holistic sprays. If you’re curious to know more about compost teas, organic fertilizers, and when to … Continue reading

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Happy Spring in 2018!

The Vic West Food Security Collective is in need of an Orchard Ladder! If anyone knows of a place to find used ones, or knows of a ladder that could be donated, please send us a message. foodgardens [at] victoriawest … Continue reading

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…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. … 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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