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 2020

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

Food Literacy Report

Food Literacy Report During the summer of 2017, Victoria Cool Aid’s Downtown Community Centre (DCC) and LifeCycles Project Society collaborated on a Food Literacy Pilot Project. A full report on the pilot and findings is linked at the end of this post. The pilot’s primary goal was to explore how community food service agencies can … Continued

Sustaining ourselves from a healthy Urban Orchard

Sustaining Ourselves from a Healthy “Urban Orchard” Summer’s here! Soon many of us will seek shade under the venerable fruit trees that shelter so many of our local backyards. Hiding from the sun’s attention, sipping a backyard blend cider under the branches, take a moment to wonder where these wizened pears, plums and apples that … Continued