What's New at LifeCycles
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested! - 2014-01-17
Fruit Tree Pruning Intensive - Jan 25, Feb 1 & 8
This 3 part intensive is being offered to stewards of the Welland Legacy Park to support the community in gaining the skills and knowledge to adequately prune and care for the 200+ heritage fruit trees at the Welland Orchard.
Fungi Garden Workshop - Feb 9
Learn how to inoculate wood chips with fungal spores and grow edible mushrooms alongside more traditional crops in an exciting backyard polyculture. Session will include a demonstration on how to turn a grassy lawn into a productive food garden using fungi. Mushroom spawn will be available for sale to interested participants.
CLICK HERE for more details and to sign up.
Victoria Seed Library Member Orientation
The Victoria Seed Library is a new project that will be launching this Spring. It is created by LifeCycles and the Greater Victoria Public Library as a way for hobby and beginner gardeners to share seeds and other gardening resources. By offering community members free access to the tools and knowledge they need to grow locally adapted vegetable, herb, and flower seeds we hope to encourage and support local food security and the increased stewardship of our region’s biodiversity.
Check out the GVPL Events Calendar to sign up for a member orientation or come visit us at Seedy Saturday for more information. More details to come soon! - 2014-01-13
Local Artist Supports LifeCycles with Watercolour Art
Local international award winning artist, Richard Wong, has graciously offered to support LifeCycle initiatives through the donation of 50% of proceeds from art purchased from him by anyone mentioning they are a LifeCyles supporter. This is an ongoing offer from Richard, and we at LifeCycles enthusiastically support his art and his efforts to help us.
Richard approached us not too long ago with his unique idea, to allow community to enjoy his art and support the work of LifeCycles as well. We thought the idea was just fabulous, because Richard’s art captures the essence of nature, which is what LifeCycles is all about, grassroots! His paintings are unique. He blends eastern with western methods of art making, working with the Chinese brush directly on paper. This makes Richard’s work vibrant and spontaneous.
This is what Richard said when we asked how he describes his art: “I enjoy working spontaneously, capturing the essence of my subject to give it a fresh look. To do this I enjoy working the image with hard and soft lines and patterns of colour. This allows the image to stand out and engages the viewer as well.”
Richard will also do commissions and custom orders.
You may contact Richard at 250-475-2894
, or through his website. We highly encourage everyone to support this collaborative fundraiser!