Got ideas about ‘Growing in the City’?

Known as the ‘banana belt’ of Canada, Victoria has all the ingredients for growing food just about anywhere, and the City is looking at how, and where, to grow more. This summer, all topics related to growing food in the Capital City will be explored.

Everything from community gardens and allotment gardens, boulevards and balcony gardens, […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feed the soil; not just the plant

When life gives you leaves, make leaf mold. When life gives you food scraps and ­garden clippings, make ­compost.

›› Margaret Hantiuk

Recently I attended an interesting course on soil science at our Compost Education Centre. I was reminded how important autumn is to gardening here in Victoria.

We have the opportunity to build up our garden soil […]

By |September 30th, 2014|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Is Fernwood ready for a skatepark?

Judging by the amount of skateboarders who gravitate to the Fernwood Community Centre during the warm summer months, my opinion is yes! Though the idea is relatively fresh and there are many hoops to jump through with the City, it is very much a possibility.

A skatepark in Fernwood would greatly benefit our neighbourhood. It would […]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments