Spotlight on Sustainability: Cowichan Green Community Society

Since 2004 the Cowichan Green Community Society (CGC) has striven to bring environmental stability to the Cowichan Region. They actively work to promote food security for their community. “CGC is focused on projects and initiatives that are food-security focused and help build community, food, and resilience in the Cowichan Region,” Says Heather Kaye, Market Manager. […]

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From Paris With Compost
A row of harvested beets, radishes, and carrots.

What can we learn from 19th-century French market gardeners?  by Constance Wylie Always tend the smallest amount of land possible, but tend it exceptionally well. — unknown market gardener, Paris, 1800s HISTORICAL PRECEDENTS I grew up on a horse farm in North Saanich that produced upwards of 100 tonnes of manure each year. As a […]

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Spotlight on Sustainability: The Greater Victoria Green Team

Looking for ways to get help your community? Join the Greater Victoria Green Team! The first Green Team (Lower Mainland Green Team) was originally formed in February 2011. By February 2012, the environmental volunteer group grew to 800 volunteers and had already removed 10,000 pounds of invasive plants and planted 465 native plants and trees. […]

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