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Autumn Harvest Potluck

Everyone is invited: Vic West Community Potluck Dinner Saturday, October 15th at 6:00pm Victoria West Community Centre 521 Craigflower Road     Please bring a dish of food to share. Our theme is “Harvest” so something from your garden would … Continue reading

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Community Gathering in Vic West Park

On Saturday afternoon from 1-3pm, the Vic West Food Security Collective is hosting a community information gathering on the site of the recently proposed Community Garden in Vic West Park.  The City of Victoria is redeveloping the park and has … Continue reading

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BIG Plant Sale Saturday

Saturday, May 14th, 11:00am to 3:00pm at Vic West Fest in Banfield Park. Annual Plant Sale, hosted by the Vic West Food Security Collective. We sowed seeds in March, tended the wee shoots all spring, fed them organic compost, sang love songs to … Continue reading

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New Community Garden for Vic West

Vic West Park Community Garden A new community garden is coming to Vic West and we’d love you to be part of it. Looking for people to form the “Garden Planning Team” to take this project from concept to celebratory … Continue reading

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What’s growing on

What’s growing on … a look at what’s growing in the garden and a suggestion about what to do with it. It’s rhubarb time. And if you think rhubarb is only for pies, think again. Try it in a sauce … Continue reading

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Earth Day Community Potluck Dinner

Come celebrate Earth Day over dinner with your neighbours. Feel free to invite a new neighbour, bring musical instruments or board games. This is a community event and you’re welcome to make it anything you want. Please bring a dish of … Continue reading

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what’s growing on

What’s growing on …. a look at what’s growing around our neighbourhood with suggestions about how to use it. I see an abundance of over-wintered chard in everyone’s gardens – both Swiss and Rainbow. The colours in the Rainbow are … Continue reading

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what’s growing on …

What’s growing on … a look at what’s currently growing around our neighbourhood, and an idea about how to prepare it. There are a lot of spring greens available now – wild ones out in the meadows such as purslane, … Continue reading

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What’s Growing On?

March 5th Spring veggies are coming up in the garden now. Purple Sprouting Broccoli is a cold-hardy biennial plant that produces sweet, purple flowering shoots in the late winter and early spring – in Victoria this means February and March. The … Continue reading

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TOP TIPS FOR GARDEN PLANNING

Ask yourself the question: What do you REALLY want to grow? I sometimes get really carried away when buying seeds and I end up buying a whole bunch of exciting new varieties. Nothing is wrong with this in the slightest, … Continue reading

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