Category Archives: Volunteering

Vic West Corn Roast!

Sunday September 16th, noon to 4pm Raynor Street at Craigflower Road Come join the community celebration on Raynor Street with local music, food and fun for the whole family! The corn will be hot and the juice is as local … Continue reading

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Help the plants and trees stay hydrated!

Vic West’s Community Garden Volunteer Coordinator is taking a summer break, and help is needed to water the food gardens once a week from July 23-August 3rd, 2018. Please email foodgardens@victoriawest.ca as soon as possible if you can help so we can orient you with this fun task!

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Community Food Garden Volunteering!

Volunteer help is needed! If you enjoy having a local community food forest and orchard in the neighbourhood of Vic West, your help is needed to give back and help with maintenance! There are many benefits to volunteering in the … Continue reading

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Spring Work Parties in Banfield Park

Our monthly Community Spring Work Parties are on Saturdays, 11am-3pm April 14 – Spring Planting, Herbal Tea Walk & Community Snackluck May 5 – Irrigation Installation Work Party June 9 – Leaf Mulching Work Party Location: Lekwungen Territory – Banfield Commons and Community Orchard All … Continue reading

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Herb Walk & Snackluck Work Party

Join in for a fun spring gardening work party day, with a Herbal Tea Walk at 11am, and a Community and family friendly Snackluck at 1pm! Herbal Tea Walk 11AM Enjoy a short walk in the garden discussing some of … Continue reading

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Happy Spring 2018!

Join in as we take care of the fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, flowers and native plants at the next monthly Community Work Parties! Saturdays, 11am-3pm March 24 – Spring Cleaning & Planting Work Party April 14 – Spring Planting & Community ‘Snackluck’ May … Continue reading

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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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…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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