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.
We welcome you to join us at a work party anytime! Our work parties take place on Fridays from 3:00-5:00pm.
There is a little space at the North junction of Joan Crescent and Craigdarroch Road that is the Rockland Woodland Garden. It is a special project for the neighbourhood of the Rockland Neighbourhood Association.
As part of our mission to increase access to healthy food, we have established an edible nursery where we grow and sell a variety of annual and perennial vegetables, herbs and fruits for the backyard and community gardener. We believe strongly that providing hardy, vigorous plants to Victoria’s thriving gardening community is an important piece in the local food security puzzle.
Our garden contains 75 individually allocated boxes plus several community and non-profit beds.
About the Food Atlas
The Food Atlas is a comprehensive catalogue of food security resources across the entire Vancouver Island Health Authority service area.