Introducing ChopValue!

Did you know that over 100,000 chopsticks are thrown away every day in Vancouver alone? Billions of bamboo chopsticks are shipped over from China each year only to be used once and tossed in the trash. Recognizing this issue as an opportunity, an innovative new company, ChopValue, has developed a way to upcycle chopsticks into a high-performance composite bamboo material which they use to create products like tiles, shelving, yoga blocks and even custom-made furniture. ChopValue collects used chopsticks from a network of local restaurants. This win-win partnership helps restaurants reduce their landfill waste while providing the company with a steady stream of input material for their produc

A New Learning Garden is Coming to Victoria!

It all started with the seed of an idea: a beautiful, biodiverse garden in downtown Victoria, an outdoor classroom and a community space for all to enjoy. A place that celebrates food and sustainability in the heart of the Food Eco District. FED has been dreaming about creating a space like this for a long time, and this year, with the help of some amazing partners and lots of support from our community, our vision is becoming a reality. Working with LifeCycles Project Society, we’re building an Urban Learning Garden in the courtyard of the Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL). The space is perfect: a courtyard in the heart of downtown between Broughton, Blanshard & C

We're Hiring! - Indigenous Summer Internship

Hello! We are currently seeking an Indigenous student to join us here at FED for an exciting summer internship! We are looking for someone to support the team in our next phase of the Learning Garden - an Indigenous food & medicinal plant garden! Some key responsibilities include curating plant selection, assisting in workshop and interpretation design, community building, curating social media content and aiding with the installation process. Here at FED, we value taking initiative and approaching challenges with a positive, can-do attitude. Strong communication skills and a passion for gardening, food and sustainability are also a must. We are a team who is hard-working and passionate abou

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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.