Just food for thought

Food insecurity is always top of mind at LifeCycles, and when we talk about food insecurity, we’re talking about money (or lack thereof). Access to healthy food is a basic human right and just food for all will only become possible if we address the systemic barriers preventing everyone from being able to feed themselves with dignity.

LifeCycles x Truffles

There is a new way to support LifeCycles for the months of April, May and June! We are one of the 2021 Community Fundraising Partners for The Truffles Group.

Welcome to Spring

The Spring Equinox is right around the corner and in our temperate West Coast climate, this marks a great time to get your seeds started.

Food in the time of COVID-19

Food in the time of COVID-19 The flu, food, & funds If you went to a grocery store anywhere in Canada mid-March of last year, likely you’d have seen empty shelves and many panicked shoppers. Some folks were wearing masks, others filling carts with non-perishable items or spritzing sanitizer on frantic hands. For weeks following … Continued

Seed Shortage 2021

While it may still be deep winter in many parts of Canada (and we did get a healthy dump of snow in Victoria last weekend) now is the time to start thinking about our backyard gardens.

Black History Month

Black History Month Let’s talk about race and food insecurity February is Black History Month and we’d like to use our platform to highlight a long-standing issue in Canada: the intersection between food insecurity and race. We know that food insecurity adversely affects Black communities (to the tune of 3.5 times more often than white … Continued

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).