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Calling all Local Historians!!

Calling all local historians!!! We’re looking for people to help out with a little project we’re working on! 2020 marks a couple of huge anniversaries for the VWCA, including 90 years since the association was originally founded, 50 years since we became a registered society, and 10 years since we officially took over the community centre! To celebrate these milestones we want to showcase important, people, places, and changes that have helped make Vic West the vibrant and diverse community it is today. We need volunteer support to help create videos, interviews, and write-ups of our local history that will be featured on the VWCA website and social media later on in the year! For more details,  email Julie at volunteer@victoriawest.ca

Free Seedling Distribution Day – June 12th

We are giving out FREE seedlings! Stop by Banfield Park on Friday, June 12th between 10:00 AM-2:00 PM to pick up things like cabbage, cucumber, zucchini, kale, tomatoes, and basil! 🥒🥕🥦🍅 The first half-hour of the event (10:00AM-10:30 AM) is reserved for seniors and those with compromised immune systems. To ensure we can help as many people as possible, we’ll be setting limits on the numbers of plants per household. Take only what you need and be kind to our volunteers & staff!! We also ask that… – If you are sick, please stay at home – Please respect proper social distancing measurements – 2m minimum – Please sanitize your hands at the beginning and end of the seedlings pick-up (hand sanitizer on site) – Please bring your own tray or carrying mechanism to take home the plants – Please do not pick up or touch plants you are not taking home; take the first one you touch Our volunteers will be sanitizing surfaces often and wearing proper PPE. We ask that if you have a mask, you wear it as well! Thanks to the City of Victoria – Local Government “Get Growing” initiative for making this possible! More info at: https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/parks/growing-in-the-city.html Gardening for the first time can be quite a daunting task, so we’ve compiled a list of resources to help! We strongly recommend you have you’re growing area ready and prepared before you pick up your plants. Resources to help you get prepared: When to Transplant Preparing Garden Beds Mixing Soil from Scratch How to Grow Food in Containers Raised Garden Beds Transplanting   Caring for your plants How to Protect Seedlings Good Watering Practice for Sustainable Organic Gardening   Plant Growing Guides How to Grow Zucchini How to Grow Squash How to Grow Lettuce  How to Grow Kale  How to Grow Cucumbers How to Grow Cabbage How to Grow Tomatoes How to Grow Swiss Chard  How to Grow Parsley How to Grow Basil

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

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