Fruit and Vegetable Group

The Fruit and Vegetable Group is a special interest group of the Victoria Horticultural Society dedicated to the cultivation and study of the fruits and vegetables it is possible to grow in this area.

The Group meets from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Victoria Horseshoe Club, 620 Kenneth Street.

There is no meeting in December, and the July and November meetings are social gatherings /potlucks.  There is no charge for attending meetings.


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Resources for urban food gardening:

  1. Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiative (CRFAIR)
  1. Haliburton Community Organic Farm, 741 Haliburton Road Victoria,  250-658-0758
  1. Compost Education Centre,  1216 North Park Street Victoria,   250-386-9676
  1. Life Cycles Urban Agriculture Hub
  1. City Farmer,  2150 Maple Street Vancouver, 604-685-5832 (older site with archived material) (newer site)
  1. Farm Folk City Folk – good information on seed production and seed saving,  Vancouver, 1-888-730-0452
  1. The Urban Farmer, Powell River BC, 604-223-4800
  1. Gaia College – courses and resources,  Cowichan BC,  250-709-2229
  1. West Coast Gardening – Linda Gilkeson


West Coast Gardening: Natural Insect, Weed and Disease Control. 2nd ed. (2013) Linda Gilkeson,  New Society Publishers.

Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest (2011)  Linda Gilkeson,  New Society Publishers.

A Year on the Garden Path: A 52-Week Organic Gardening Guide (Revised 2nd Ed.) (2011)  Carolyn Herriott,  Harbour Publishing BC, and

The Zero-Mile Diet: A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food (2010) Carolyn Herriott, Harbour Publishing BC

Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture 2nd ed. (2009)  Toby Hemenway,  Chelsea Green Publishing USA.

The Pruning Book (2010)  Lee Reich,  The Taunton Press USA

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