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Happenings in Vic West

Vic West Fest Plant Sale!

See you at Vic West Fest 2018: Saturday, May 26th, from 2-9pm, in Banfield Park next to the Community Centre. Stop by the plant sale between 2-5pm! Your plant purchases will support the Vic West Food Security Collective’s projects and community gardens! Select … 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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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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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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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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Today’s Harvest

This mornings harvest: Black Beauty and Patty Pan zucchini, Russian Blue heirloom potatoes, a few Scarlet Runner beans and one Ronde de Nice squash.

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Rain Day

Ah, blessed rain arrived this afternoon.  At last.  Finally a bit of reprieve from the dry;  help for the forest fires blazing across the west;  moisture for all the farms and gardens.  The smell is amazing.  You can almost feel … Continue reading

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Vic West Urban Wild Food Walk

On March 15th and again on April 12th, the  Collective hosted a wild food foraging walk and gourmet wild food buffet dinner to learn about  the urban edibles right in our ‘hood.

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