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In Need of Seed?

In Need of Seed?

A visit to Seedy Saturday, held at the Victoria Conference Centre on February 18th, can fix that little problem. You’ll find vegetable seeds, herb seeds, and flower seeds – everything you need to get that garden going. There’ll be lots to choose from. More than 15 local exhibitors will be selling seeds between 10 am […]

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Something to Crow About

Something to Crow About

At last year’s Seedy Saturday, the question I heard most often was “Where’s the chicken talk?” And the squawking! the flapping! the clucking! that greeted the news that chickens were not on the agenda was quite remarkable. But lay those ruffled feathers, chicken fans. This year, back by popular demand, Seedy Saturday is once again […]

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Bee There!

Bee There!

Bet you can’t name all our native bees. It’s a pretty safe bet, since more than 450 different species of bee call BC and the Yukon “home”. (And that’s not including the honeybee, which was introduced from Europe.) While honeybees and their problems generate more media buzz, native bees pollinate most of our local plants. […]

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Stop and Smell the Roses

Stop and Smell the Roses

It’s excellent advice, but there’s one small catch: if you want to enjoy this delightful activity in the comfort and privacy of your own garden, you must first figure out how to grow said roses. That’s where David Elliott can help. He and Crenagh Elliott have been growing gorgeous roses near Victoria for the past […]

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What’s Growing on Next Door?

What’s Growing on Next Door?

Admit it. You like knowing what your neighbours are up to. Well, some of them are busy creating urban farms. Because the supply of farmland around Victoria is limited and, if we’re going to have enough fresh local food for all, we’re going to have to farm the city too. Find out all about it […]

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