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 family groups. They hunted and gathered here for thousands of years before European settlement, carefully managing the land through controlled burning and food cultivation.
Just a few days after the Spring Equinox, volunteers are invited to help the community gardens look their best, and establish a few new beneficial native plants! Activities will include weeding, planting, transplanting, deadheading, seeding and holistic spraying. All are welcome to help out, and tea & light snacks will be provided for volunteers.
11am-3pm, Saturday, March 24th
Location: Lekwungen Territory – Banfield Commons and Community Orchard, south of the Victoria West Community Centre at 521 Craigflower Road.
Bring: Work gloves, water bottle, digging forks, friends, family & neighbours!
Volunteers are also welcome to help out in the gardens on Thursday afternoons. We have a fun group of helpers starting at 1:15pm and the more the merrier! Contact foodgardens [at] victoriawest [dot] ca for more information.
Strawberry tree new leaves, yellow croci, st. johns wort, nettles!
Sea buckthorn, goumi buds, crocus in bloom, young lovage!