LifeCycles cultivates community health from the ground up by connecting people, the food they eat and the land it comes from. We support people in gaining the knowledge, skills and resources they need to access or grow their own food in a way that fosters biodiversity and enhances our urban environment. 



What's New at LifeCycles


We are hosting a number of opportunities to learn about and share seed this fall.

Seed Saving Social and Harvest Gathering!

LifeCycles staff and volunteers will facilitate a fun filled evening of seed learning. Share or simply listen to stories of success and challenge with growing seed this season.

Click to Register:

We will have an old fashioned fruit press with lots of apples, local organic bread and home made preserves available.

Facilitated conversations will cover the following topics:

  • germination testing - demonstration/how to

  • sharing success and troubleshooting failures

  • dreams and visions for the future

We'll also be hosting a seed return table where people can bring back their seeds and/or learn how to properly prepare their seed for return to the Victoria Seed Library.

Seed Saving Workshops

Informative workshops on how to harvest, process and safely store your own seed. Register by clicking the links below.

Friday Sept 26, 7pm at the Oak Bay branch

Wednesday Oct 1, 7pm at the Bruce Hutchison branch

Thursday Oct 16, 7pm at the Esquimalt branch

Dan Jason Presentation 
Seed Library end of Season Celebration

As part of our Harvest Celebration, internationally renowned seed saver Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds will discuss the history, principles, and practices of saving locally adapted seeds. Dan is a dedicated educator on sustainable organic gardening and farming, food politics, seed saving, and a farmer of beautiful gardens full of vegetables, grains, medicinal and culinary herbs and flowers.



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Volunteer with the Diggers!

Volunteer with the Diggers!

The Urban Agriculture program is recruiting volunteers for its 3 exciting new projects this year: Welland Orchard, Victoria Seed Library, and Community Nursery. Contact if you're interested!

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Territory Acknowledgement:

LifeCycles work focuses on health, healing and connecting people to the food they eat and where it comes from. We endeavour to honour the land and its treaties by strengthening our relationship and responsibilities to them. We live and work on unceded Coast Salish Territories*, specifically of the Lekwungen and W_SÁNEC peoples. Many of our practices, including the seeds we plant, the ways we educate and our methods of growing food came to these lands through the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.

* The term Coast Salish is used to encompass a number of Indigenous peoples, including Esquimalt, Hul’qumi’num, Klahoose, Lekwungen (Songhees), MALAXEt, Musqueam, OStlq’emeylem, Pentlatch, Scia’new (Beecher Bay), Sliammon, Shishalh, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw, Stó:lo, Straits, Tsleil-Waututh, T’Sou-ke, W_SÁNEC (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum), and Xwemalhkwu.