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Bee There!

Bee There!

Bet you can’t name all our native bees. It’s a pretty safe bet, since more than 450 different species of bee call BC and the Yukon “home”. (And that’s not including the honeybee, which was introduced from Europe.) While honeybees and their problems generate more media buzz, native bees pollinate most of our local plants. […]

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Berried Treasures

Berried Treasures

Bury a berry bush in your backyard (OK, just the roots) and you’ll have a real treasure. (After all, what good is a pirate hoard if you can’t eat it, right?) Berries are not only delicious and nutritious, they’re easy to grow. And expensive to buy, so growing your own can be a real saving. […]

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Stop and Smell the Roses

Stop and Smell the Roses

It’s excellent advice, but there’s one small catch: if you want to enjoy this delightful activity in the comfort and privacy of your own garden, you must first figure out how to grow said roses. That’s where David Elliott can help. He and Crenagh Elliott have been growing gorgeous roses near Victoria for the past […]

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What’s Growing on Next Door?

What’s Growing on Next Door?

Admit it. You like knowing what your neighbours are up to. Well, some of them are busy creating urban farms. Because the supply of farmland around Victoria is limited and, if we’re going to have enough fresh local food for all, we’re going to have to farm the city too. Find out all about it […]

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We Need a Hand

We Need a Hand

Several, actually. Possibly yours. It takes a lot of volunteers to stage Seedy Saturday, and this year we’ve got a few positions to fill. We’re looking for a couple more cashiers – the perfect job for honest souls who have their “sevens” times tables firmly memorized and can make change the old-fashioned way, without electronic […]

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