Fruit & Vegetable Group

Upcoming Meeting

3rd Tuesday Evenings of the Month: April through October (except August)

Our Fruit and Veggie (F&V) Group meets in-person during the active gardening months! Come and join us at 7 pm on the 3rd Tuesday evening of the month at one of our member’s homes. Those folks on the F&V membership list of the VHS receive information a couple weeks in advance along with directions and any other information needed. It is always inspirational to see each other’s gardens and pick up tips and tricks for a productive gardening season. In August we schedule a Saturday field trip (this year it will be August 10th). Watch for details of a trip to Thetis Island for a day of “berry” delicious activities!!

The Fruit and Veggies subgroup (F&V) of the VHS is a group of enthusiastic gardeners who have a particular interest in improving and sharing their practices of growing nourishing and beautiful food! We are VHS members who want to connect with, and learn from, others who are interested in the same things – growing fruit and veggies!

The group contains several dozen avid home gardeners with gardens that range from a small balcony or terrace and grow mostly in pots to folks with larger properties and who may grow enough to feed several families or even have a roadside stand! We encourage sustainable and local food production on whatever scale you can manage!

We meet most months of the year – in winter via Zoom and in the growing season via in-person visits to each other’s gardens, depending on who is available and offers to share their spaces. We even have a field trip or two! In the past we have visited a large garden/orchard of one of our members, and also had a tour of a local market-garden greenhouse. Our gatherings are usually between 10 and 20 people – whoever can make it!

If you are interested in growing edibles, and would like the support and camaraderie of others, please connect! If you are not a VHS member yet, remember that meetings are open to visitors so you can meet the wider gardening community. You can find the F&V table at any regular VHS meeting (see VHS homepage). We are always happy to welcome new members to the Fruit and Veggies Group so please get in touch!

As a VHS member, you have access to the expertise and inspiration of the most experienced gardeners in the Victoria area. Monthly VHS meetings offer fascinating lectures on a variety of topics by invited guest speakers, and an extensive lending library. In addition there are VHS special events, plants sales and field trips throughout the year. For more details please see this link:

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