Victoria Horticultural Society (VHS)
To mark the beginning of its second century, the VHS wanted to support access to, and creative innovation in, gardening (in its widest sense) in the Greater Victoria area.
We received 22 applications for grants; awards of $500 each were given to 10 projects. These cover a diversity of gardening-related initiatives, and recipients come from all over the CRD. I hope that you will agree with me that it is an impressive list!
• Small projects like these are happening all over the CRD, many of them “tucked away” just out of sight.
• Enthusiastic volunteers are at the heart of each and every one of them. Often, a single person has been the “champion”, moving from an idea to a fully-realized project.
• Many of the projects involved young people at every stage, and two of them were championed, and are being led, by younger gardeners.
More information about each of the funded projects can found by clicking on the links below, and will be updated as they move forward. Check back often for the latest news!
Burnside Gorge Community Association – Food forest garden
Central Saanich Community Garden – Community bed
Colwood Community Gardens – Pollinator and indigenous garden
Compost Education Centre – “Let it Rot”
Friends of Bowker Creek Society – Habitat remediation
Point Ellice House – Naturalized meadow
St. George’s Anglican Church – Woodland walk
T’sou-ke First Nation – Food security
Vic West Elementary School – Seed library
Yates Street Community Garden – Micro-orchard