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 diggers@lifecyclesproject.ca 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”

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 dot the urban tree canopy came from. … Continued

All the Results are In

2016/17 was a bumper harvest year, with lots of great stuff happening at LifeCycles. Check out our Annual Report and 16-17 Financial Statements for a detailed break down of our work last year.

Farm Gleaning

LifeCycles utilizes our existing systems, specialized knowledge and relationships within the local farm community to undertake the volunteer recruitment, training and relationship building required to operate a farmer supported gleaning program. Farmers participating in the project currently receive in-kind tax receipts for the estimated market value of product. We work to efficiently harvest and distribute … Continued

Towards a Culture of Abundance

LifeCycles now has a Management Team! We’ve spent the winter restructuring staff roles, in order to promote a culture of abundance and foster our capacity to create together. We are excited to introduce a new Executive Director, Matthew Kemshaw and new Program Managers: Shereen Kukha-Bryson, Jenny McCartney and (on an interim basis) Tim Fryatt. Our team … Continued

Cultivating Community Together

We believe that healthy local food systems are the foundation for a thriving community. Together, we are becoming active “co-producers” of an alternative to industrial agriculture. We are grateful to the many diverse people who are doing the important work of building healthy, resilient communities. This year, LifeCycles’ work was enabled by more than 500 volunteers. … Continued