Be a Harvest Leader with the Fruit Tree Project this season!

Be a Harvest Leader with the Fruit Tree Project! The Fruit Tree Project is gearing up for another season of rescuing fruit from trees around the region that would otherwise go to waste and redistributing the harvest. The harvest is shared four ways: to the homeowners who invite us to come pick the fruit; to … Continued

LifeCycles 2016 Annual General Meeting- Save the Date!

LifeCycles- 2016 Annual General Meeting Join us for our Annual General Meeting! You’ll get to learn what we’ve accomplished this past year, including highlights from our program Staff, and more on what we’re planning for the coming season. Our AGM is a great opportunity to meet our Staff and Board, and find out about getting … Continued

Food Empowerment Workshop Series

Food Empowerment Workshop Series This June, LifeCycles has teamed up with folks from the restaurant world to offer a series of culinary workshops exploring the relationship between food security and flavour. Join Chef Corbin Mathany for 2 separate nights of foraged fine dining, inspired by the themes of Sea and Shoreline, and Forest and Field. … Continued

Vandana Shiva’s Visit to Victoria – A Catalyst for Local Food Systems

Vandana Shiva’s Visit to Victoria A Catalyst for Local Food Systems Vandana Shiva’s visit to Victoria on February 29th, was truly inspirational, the ultimate way to kick off the growing season ahead of us. She shared her wisdom and made the most of her time in Victoria by attending four separate events, sponsored by Harmony … Continued

Vandana Shiva Visits Victoria

Vandana Shiva Visits Victoria! February is shaping up to be a busy month at LifeCycles! Not only are we moving our office and launching our new product line, we are thrilled to be co-hosting Dr. Vandana Shiva in Victoria on her BC tour, along with our partners Harmony Foundation of Canada and UVic’s Institute for Studies & Innovation in … Continued

LifeCycles’ New Backyard Blend Cider!

LifeCycles’ New Backyard Blend Cider! Our Backyard Blend cider launch at Spinnaker’s Brewpub was a success! A big thank you to all who came out and shared in introducing this delicious new social enterprise venture. If you still want to buy some bottles of this delicious cider, look for the Backyard Blend in Spinnaker’s liquor stores … Continued

The Fruit Tree Project makes news

The Fruit Tree Project makes news The Fruit Tree Project made the news as a part of the Victoria Foundation’s Vital People! The Vital People segment on Chek News airs at 5pm on Sundays. It is a look at the organizations and people that are working on developing solutions to the issues highlighted by the Victoria Foundation’s Vital … Continued

A record breaking year for the Fruit Tree Project!

A record breaking year for the Fruit Tree Project! This year the Fruit Tree Project harvested over 50,000 lbs of fruit and vegetables! It was only made possible by our AMAZING team of over 200 volunteers, who collectively spent more than 1,400 hours harvesting from backyards and farms. All of this adds up to less food waste … Continued

WE DID IT! Thank you for helping us reach our $5000 goal!

WE DID IT! Thank you for helping us reach our $5000 goal! It was a nail biting campaign, and we were thrilled when the final donation that brought us to our goal came with just minutes to spare. With the $5000 raised we can feed 17,000 folks with fresh Fruit Tree Project harvest, repair and replace some of … Continued

Fresh from the field

With such a warm spring and fruit ripening a whole 3 weeks earlier than usual, this July the Fruit Tree Project entered its 18th year of harvesting fruit that would otherwise go unpicked in the greater Victoria area. This kick-started another season whereby between 30,000 and 40,000 lbs of fruit will be shared 4 ways: among homeowners, volunteers, food banks and community agencies and back to the project itself!