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Projects

Community

U-MAP Garden

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This map is a place where people can list their available outdoor gardening space and interested local gardeners can get in touch! Have some space you'd like to offer to others to garden? Looking for a space to garden? Check it out!

My FED 

Farms

 

This initiative by Food Eco District aims to support those who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic by providing them with free start up food garden kits

Seedlings

Victoria Seed

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Victoria Seed Share is a grassroots, mutual aid group taking donations of seeds and repacking them, making them available to the community for free.

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Youth Food

Network

The Youth Food Network is composed of young individuals that are passionate about good food and want to engage further in their food systems.

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Mentor

Matching

 

Are you an experienced gardener and would like to share your knowledge? Are you a novice gardener looking for advice?  Lets make a match!

Seedlings in Greenhouse

Get Growing,

Victoria!

 

This program through the City of Victoria provides food seedlings and garden materials to community in need, including people disproportionately impacted by the ongoing pandemic.

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Palenke

Greens

Palenke Greens are burlap sack gardens, for those facing food insecurity, prioritizing the stories and voices of Black, local Indigenous and other marginalized groups, cultivating the Ubuntu spirit of communal self-reliance. 

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Seed the

City

Seed the City is a program for high school students where they can gain experience in urban farming and gardening, earn credits towards graduation, and become part of the local food movement!

SPONSORS

The Jawl Foundation

We are growing on unceded Coast Salish territories.

This initiative works within the territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən, SENĆOŦEN, and Hul'q'umi'num speaking peoples. Within this are the territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees), Xwsepsum (Esquimalt), W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱SIKEM (Tseycum), Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke, Pacheedaht, MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat), Pune’laxutth’ (Penelekut), Stz'uminus (Chemainus), Ts’uubaa-asatx (Lake Cowichan), Halalt, Lyackson, sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen), SEMYOME (Semiahmoo), and Quw'utsun (Cowichan) Nations.

The presence of settlers (non-Indigenous peoples who live on these lands) is not neutral; it continues to have devastating impacts on many aspects of life for Indigenous peoples. Many settler practices, including the seeds planted, the forms of education, and methods of growing food come to these lands through the ongoing process of colonialism. Colonialism has suppressed local well-being by harming Indigenous food systems, whether they be land-based or of the sky and sea. We honour the stewards of these lands, including the people, plants and animals, who have an intimate knowledge of the foods of this land. We hold them up for the work they continuously do to protect and connect with the land.

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