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Free Veggie Plants!

Interested in growing a garden this year? Thanks to the City of Victoria’s “Get Growing Victoria” Program we have free vegetable plants for those in need! 🍅🥬🥕 The Victoria West Community Association and Vic West Food Security Collective are committed to contributing to food security initiatives now & in the future. Priority for this program is being given to those who are financially or physically impacted by the pandemic and that have a desire to grow food but may have limited access to plants and garden materials, or are facing barriers to access fresh, locally grown food. To apply, please fill out our online form https://forms.gle/LpEqB99CroQczHk89 Help us spread the word! Share this info with your neighbours so we can provide plants to as many people as possible! https://www.victoria.ca/…/re…/parks/growing-in-the-city.html

Free Compost & Mulch!

City of Victoria sponsors free leaf mulch and compost Get your home garden off to a healthy start with free leaf mulch and compost from the City. Leaf mulch and compost produced at the Parks yard in Beacon Hill Park will be dropped off at four community locations for pick-up from May 8-14, 2020. This program is open to all Victoria residents. Please bring your own container and shovel. Please see further information about the free leaf mulch and compost program here. In order to abide by COVID-19 safety standards of physical distancing, registration to pick-up garden materials is required. If you are unwell or experiencing symptoms, please stay home. Residents are advised to register with the location closest to their neighbourhood listed below: Pick-up location Pick-up dates Neighbourhoods serviced Fernwood – William Stevenson Park Friday May 8 Saturday May 9 Fernwood Oaklands South and North Jubilee North Park Vic West – Banfield Park Sunday May 10 Monday May 11 Vic West Fairfield – Porter Park Tuesday May 12 Wednesday May 13 Burnside Gorge Quadra/Hillside Burnside Gorge – Cecelia Ravine Park Wednesday May 13 Thursday May 14 Fairfield Harris Green / Downtown Rocklands Gonzales James Bay   Pick-up locations and dates: William Stevenson Park in Fernwood: Register here.  May 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Banfield Park in Vic West: Register here. May 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Porter Park in Fairfield: Register here.  May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cecelia Ravine Park in Burnside Gorge: Register here. May 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The City of Victoria would like to acknowledge Can You Dig It, administered by the Public Health Association of BC, for supporting the coordination of volunteers and logistics. The City would also like to thank the following community organizations and their community garden volunteer coordinators: Burnside Gorge Community Association via the Cecelia Ravine Community Garden Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group Society Vic West Community Association and the Vic West Food Security Collective Fairfield Gonzales Community Association via the Fairfield Food Forest

Vic West Business Directory

WE LOVE OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES!!! Vic West is home to amazing businesses that bring so much to our community! During these tough times, many of them have adapted the way they operate and they need our support!! We’ve compiled a list of all of Vic West’s local businesses with contact details, opening hours, delivery options and any other important notes! Check out the link below and show your love for Vic West businesses! https://docs.google.com/…/2PACX-1vQWitqQzKzG4peSYVX…/pubhtml Notice a business we missed or details we got wrong? Send an email to volunteer@victoriawest.ca and we’ll make sure it’s added!

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