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.

Contact:
fruitandveggie@vichortsociety.org

The facebook page is
https://www.facebook.com/groups/VHSfruitandveggieclub/

 

Resources for urban food gardening:

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

Books

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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