|We are astounded by the generosity of local community members and businesses who have reached out to us over this past season to support our food growth with donations of plants and seeds!
A big thank you to Rob, the new owner of Le Coteau Nursery, for the generous donation of fruit bushes recently including blueberries, grapes (green, red and blue!), kiwis, chilean guavas, figs, and huckleberries! We’re so excited for all of this new fruit! These are great additions to the native and perennial plants gifted to us this season fromGRAFT, UVic’s Ecological Restoration Club, and the Victoria Compost Ed Centre.
Art by Kevin Jinn, Pacific NorthWest Landscaping
We are also excited to plant new flower seeds this week donated from Pacific NorthWest Landscaping in Burnaby – locally grown native seeds for nodding onion, spring gold, wooly sunflower, june grass, long stolen sedge, broader lupin, blue-eyed grass, seablush and clarkia. Now is a good time to sow seeds for next season’s blooms!
Instructions for planting native seed. Art by Kevin Jinn.
Our heirloom tomatoes and tomatillos from Metchosin Farm and brussel sprouts from Sea Bluff Farm have also been growing fabulously too. 3 cheers for sharing seeds, plants, and food! This support means so much to us – thank you everybody!
Join us as we continue working on the plots for new student renters, including digging brick pathways and sowing summer cover crop to give the soil a boost! We’ll also hopefully sow native flower seeds and continue weeding the Giving Gardens too. We’ll also be bringing our weekly harvest to the food bank on Tuesday morning.