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Dr. Bonnie Henry Commemorative Garden

Dr. Bonnie Henry Commemorative Garden

This week, we took a trip to the neighbourhood of James Bay to take a look at a handful of the many garden initiatives located on Lekwungen homelands, now known as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. I met with Julia Canton, the Marketing and Sustainability Manager at the Huntingdon Manor Hotel and long time community...
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Vic West Food Security Initiative

This week, we explored the Rayn or Shine Community Garden, Banfield Commons and Banfield Park Orchard which are all under the umbrella of the Victoria West Food Security Initiative located on Lekwungen homelands, now known as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. The Rayn or Shine Community Garden, located behind Fry’s Bakery in the Vic West...
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Yates St. Community Garden

This post explores the Yates St. Community Garden. Situated in the heart of downtown Victoria, on the homeland of the Lekwungen people now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, the garden boasts 75 plots. In 2016, the Yates St. Community Garden started with the Downtown Residents’ Association forming the Urban Livability Committee. In the...
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Victoria councillors look at growing food in city greenhouses

Some Victoria councillors are hoping to help residents produce their own food during the COVID-19 pandemic by growing plant starters in the city’s greenhouses and nurseries. Councillors Ben Isitt and Jeremy Loveday have put forward a motion that looks at scaling up Victoria’s “Growing in the City” initiative that encourages urban gardening and food production...
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