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City of Victoria’s Get Growing Victoria! seedling distribution coming to Fernwood

We are excited to partner with the City’s Get Growing, Victoria! seedling program to help distribute over 75,000 vegetables and herb seedlings to communities, with a priority of supporting folks who have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19.

What is being grown?
This program will provide a selection of the top 17 vegetable and herb starts for easy […]

By |May 21st, 2020|Buzz, Events, Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Greens in the coastal garden

›› Kayla Siefried

Just a week ago, I harvested 11 different varieties of greens from the gardens at the Compost Education Centre. It was incredible to take in the variety and beauty of the greens freshly harvested and consumed in mid-January! We live in a particularly unique climate, where it is very possible to have many […]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fungi everywhere!

›› Kayla Siefried

In the autumn, when you are on a walk-in your local patch of forest, you’ll easily notice the abundance of mushrooms in various shades of brown, orange, yellow, blue, and purple too! When collected very cautiously and mindfully—with the expertise required for such a thing—mushrooms are an amazing source of food and medicine […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Autumn is for trees

>> Kayla Siefried

September, October, and even into November mark the months where people all over our region are harvesting fruit from trees, especially the leftover apple and pear trees from orchards long past. If you’ve been longing for a fruit tree of your own, now is the time to plant one (or prepare your soil […]

By |October 10th, 2019|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fall Garden Work Party

Join the last work party of the season at the ­Fernwood ­Community Centre on ­Saturday, ­September 14th, 10am to 1pm

›› Mila Czemerys

As fall rolls in, it will be time to do some harvesting, maintenance, and mulching at the kitchen garden and orchard at the ­Fernwood Community Centre.

It has been a really great year in the […]

By |August 9th, 2019|Buzz, Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Winter garden planning

›› Kayla Siefried

Welcome summer! It’s been here a while and you’ve likely been enjoying the bounty from your garden and farmer’s markets. And, as much as you may not like to ­conjure up an image of winter… the rains, cold temperatures, and short days will be with us in no time. Lucky for us we […]

By |August 9th, 2019|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Seedy Saturday – February 16, 2019

The place to start when starting from seed

›› Heather Leary

While most of Canada is still in winter’s icy grip, gardeners on Vancouver Island are planning their spring, which officially starts with Victoria Seedy Saturday on February 16th. Running from 10am to 4pm at the Victoria Conference Centre, Seedy Saturday offers opportunities for gardeners—and the gardening […]

By |February 5th, 2019|Events, Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments
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