The Capital City Allotment Association is a non profit organization managing the community gardens located at 641 Kent Road in Saanich BC. Our members are local citizens who enjoy gardening and growing fresh vegetables. The Association's purpose is "To provide recreational gardening and facilities to members for a reasonable annual fee on a non-profit basis under the auspices and direction of the Municipality of Saanich."
Banfield Commons is a permaculture food forest in Banfield Park, located between the tennis courts and the parking lot. This under-utilized piece of parkland was transformed in 2006 to a garden filled with fruit trees/shrubs, perennial and self-sowing annual food plants, and medicinal and culinary herbs. The garden is open to the public for harvest.
Vic west food security collective maintains one community orchard – Evans Orchard – and two more at design stage – Hereward Park Community Orchard and Banfield Park Community Orchard. If you would like to help grow any of these gardens please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This introduction to beekeeping offers participants theory and practical field experience.
BGCA operates an allotment garden in Cecelia Ravine Park. Plots are rented out annually to local residents. A wait-list is currently being taken.
Vic West’s first community garden. Created in 2004 converting a garbage dump area in a gravel parking lot to an organic garden with nine raised allotment beds, common beds and planters for perennial fruits and veggies, shared 3-bin compost, picnic table and benches for visitors, and urban barn for tools.
Welcome Gardens! participants are experienced gardeners willing to share their garden or knowledge and less experienced gardeners wanting to share the work and learn how to grow a garden in Victoria!
As Garden Coordinator for Quadra Village Community Centre, Jenny is working with community members to maintain and build capacity within the Wark St. Commons and the People's Apothecary, garden areas around QVCC and other local food and medicine initiatives in Quadra-Hillside. Workshops and work parties are held monthly in the spring and summer, where community members can learn about growing, harvesting and maintaining a garden using permaculture and organic principles.
About the Food Atlas
The Food Atlas is a comprehensive catalogue of food security resources across the entire Vancouver Island Health Authority service area.