June 4, 2020

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We know it’s easy to feel down right now – with COVID-19 and all that is happening in the United States, it can all be defeating at times. And while this has all been an incredibly overwhelming period to say the least, we feel it is important to take action and help ou...

March 4, 2020

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Starting this month, we’re doing something a little different here at the Food Eco District (FED). The FED team has begun work with our member restaurants to feature a sustainable item or dish that will be served for one month. Each time the FED feature is ordered, $1...

January 14, 2020

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Although urban agriculture is by no means a new concept, it is becoming ever more popular in Canada in recent years, with rooftop gardens springing up on downtown condo buildings, community gardens increasingly being developed throughout our cities and small businesses...

November 5, 2019

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Throwing away food. We’ve all done it or, I know at least I have. In the past, I’ve thrown away food because it was a day or two past its best before date or because it was starting to wilt. Little did I know that much of that waste I was throwing in the compost was av...

September 3, 2019

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Walking around the streets of Victoria, you may have come across wooden planter boxes, flush with herbs, berries, and flowers. What you may not have known when you admired those darling planters, is that they are part of a campaign that puts urban agriculture and food...

July 16, 2019

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We've seen them pop up in cities over the last few years, new hip buildings with lush green gardens on the roofs. I assumed the trend was to make better use of urban space for gardening. Well, you know what they say about assuming. It makes an ass of you and me. Or may...

May 7, 2019

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Some of you may laugh at this but I think about my morning cup of coffee before I go to sleep at night. Now, this may speak to odd daydreaming tendencies of mine but I don’t think I’m alone. Most of us love a good cup of coffee, a silky piece of chocolate, or a handful...

March 15, 2019

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Lifecycles Project Society


Long-time FED partner and member, the LifeCycles Project Society cultivates community health by connecting people to the food they eat and the land it comes from. They support our region
in growing, accessing, and eating local food in ways th...

March 5, 2019

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In 2009, the World Summit on Food Security stated that the four pillars of food security are availability, access, utilization, and stability. The pillars of our own food system here on Vancouver Island are in need of some serious repair before the whole thing comes to...

January 10, 2019

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When was the last time you were walking through the city on a dreary winter morning, feeling less than inspired among the endless shades of grey, passing by empty lots or abandoned alleyways, when you notice a flower growing out of a crack in the pavement? Or maybe a b...

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January 10, 2019

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We are absolutely honoured to be living and working on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, specifically the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, whose relationship with the land continues to teach and inspire us to this day.