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

LifeCycles is Hiring!



Harvest Coordinator: 


General Job Description:


The ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and experience of fruit tree harvesting & maintenance as well as experience coordinating volunteers (the Fruit Tree Project has over 200 volunteers!), and perhaps most importantly, possess excellent organizational, communications & office management skills. The main role of the Harvest Coordinator is a combination of volunteer coordination, harvest coordination and fostering our Social Enterprise, which makes products out of 25% of the fruit we harvest. The vast majority of this work will be done at a computer, rather than spent gleaning. 


to read more go here


 


Canada Summer Job: Community Engagement Facilitator- Core Operations and Director Support


General job description: 


LifeCycles is seeking a detail oriented, self-motivated problem solver to join our team. This individual will support LifeCycles’ Director on key organization tasks working closely with our administrator and fundraiser. This position runs from May 1st - August 31st with a 30 hour work week.


to read more go here


 


Canada Summer Job: Community Food Security Facilitator


General job description: 


LifeCycles is seeking an enthusiastic person, interested in food security and urban agriculture initiatives, to join our team. This individual will support LifeCycles’ Fruit Tree Project and Urban Agriculture programming. This position runs from May 1st to August 31st with a 30 hour work week.


to read more go here

- 2014-04-17

Volunteer with Growing Schools!

Volunteer with Growing Schools!




Spring is in the air!


We are gearing up for our Spring Workshops and need more volunteers to work in our school gardens!

Our second Spring volunteer training is coming up on Sunday April 13th from 1:00-3:30pm.

Come one come all and get your seeding groove on.

Email Maurita at growingschools@lifecyclesproject.ca to sign up and get more details.


- 2014-03-17

Upcoming Workshops

Click on each for more details and to sign up!


Victoria Seed Library Member Orientations and Workshops at the Greater Victoria Public Library


Food Literacy Series in partnership with Saanich Communities in Harvest


Cheese Making - beginner and advanced courses

- 2014-02-17

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 diggers@lifecyclesproject.ca if you're interested!

- 2014-01-17

Local Artist Supports LifeCycles with Watercolour Art

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.”

You can learn more about Richard and his contemporary Oriental Brush and Watercolour art at http://richardwongwatercolors.ca.

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!
Link...   - 2013-05-02

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.