The importance of winter tree care

Caring for fruit trees during dormancy Shh—they’re sleeping! As trees on Vancouver Island shed their leaves, did you know that they are preparing for dormancy? Also known as the resting period, the dormant season occurs during the early winter months when the amount of daylight decreases and temperature drops. Trees slow their growth and buckle … Continued

See you next year!

After a busy harvest season and a long, long year, we’ve decided to give ourselves a break. From December 25 through January 3, we will be out of the office (and that includes home offices, too).

Deck the halls with medlar

Did you know there is a medieval fruit among us? There are a couple of places in Victoria where you’ll happen across medlar trees.

Giving Tuesday

While the harvest is complete, our work is not finished. There is always something to be done, especially as this year winds down and we begin preparing for 2021. In the upcoming year, we will continue to plant seeds in our community (both literally and metaphorically).

Seed saving FAQ

Whether you’re new to seed saving or a seed saving expert, you may have a few questions about the best way to use our Seed Library resource.

Is your fruit really ripe for the picking?

This year, fruit is running a bit behind schedule. Mother Nature has put her thumb on the scale and while our tree stewards have managed to keep accurate records from years past, in response to changes in the season fruit is ripening a week to ten days later than expected.

Community Gardens Report

Community Gardens Report Results of an online survey to all community gardens in Victoria, seeking information about current garden membership, barriers to entry and issues of accessibility. VIEW THE FULL REPORT by Justin McCann

2018 Annual General Meeting

You’re Invited! To LifeCycles Annual General Meeting June 9th, 2:00 – 3:30 pm at the Central Library Branch Community Room 735 Broughton Street all are welcome to attend AGENDA AND PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO OUR LEGAL NAME, BYLAWS AND CONSTITUTION BELOW Become a Member Today Special Offers, Voting Privileges and More! LifeCycles Members know food is … Continued

Job Opportunity – Growing Schools Outdoor Education

Growing Schools Outdoor Educator Anticipated Start Date: week of February 26 Location: Victoria, BC Hours per week: 20 Wage: $16-18/hr (experience dependent) Application deadline: February 12, 2018 Please attach a short resume (no more than 2 pages) to an email describing your interest in and suitability for this role. Please send emails to with … Continued