Category Archives: What’s growing on

Happenings in Vic West

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

Posted in Community, Gardens, Local Food, Orchards, Permaculture, Vic West Park Garden, Volunteering, What's growing on | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Orchards, Uncategorized, What's growing on | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in What's growing on | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized, What's growing on | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in What's growing on | Leave a comment

Grow a Row

Grow A Row Victoria Grow a Row is a community of gardeners, businesses, groups and individuals gathering together to help those in need. Grow an extra row of food in your garden and bring it to one of the drop off … Continue reading

Posted in Gardens, Uncategorized, VW Urban Farmers, What's growing on | Leave a comment

Seeds, seeds, seeds

Two exciting annual events for farmers, gardeners and growers of all kinds will take place this month:   For local exchange of seeds and information, the annual VW Urban Farmers seed exchange takes place this week, followed by the annual Seedy … Continue reading

Posted in Gardens, VW Urban Farmers, What's growing on | Leave a comment