150 Fruit and Nut Trees and bushes donated by Le Coteau Nursery are being distributed to community groups in the CRD in celebration of Canada's 150 birthday. The CRD and CRFAIR took on the task of distributing the trees to local organizations. Local community groups involved in growing food were invited to apply.
The CRD, Le Coteau, CRFAIR and the Good Food Network are very excited and encouraged by the amazing response to the 150 Trees Project. We were overwhelmed to receive over 50 applications requesting over 500 trees!!
The 150 plus project trees will be distributed over the whole of the CRD to all types of participant organizations serving their diverse communities. The choices were very hard to make as all applicants were very deserving.
The groups were asked to indicate how they would transport, plant, tend, harvest and distribute the bounty. There were so many wonderful plans it was difficult to choose. The CRD decided to fill the request from First Nations groups from their own programs and so a total of 200 trees and bushes were distributed.
And then the fun began! Choosing trees with Rob’s help, organizing planting days, planting and watering in the trees! We look forward this fall to hear how things are growing!
A big thanks from the food security community to Rob and Le Coteau Nursery!
Congratulations to all!!
Capital City Allotment Association
City of Colwood
CVL Victoria Association for Community Living
East Sooke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department
Edward Milne Community School
The Farmlands Trust (Greater Victoria) Society
Gorge Park Community Gardens
James Bay Neighbourhood Association
Maria Montessori Academy
District of North Saanich
Quadra Cedar Hill Community Association
Saturna Island Parks & Recreation
Sherringham Polint Lighthouse Preservation Society
South Island Distance Education School Teaching Garden
Project Township of Esquimalt
University of Victoria Community Garden
Victoria Native Friendship Centre
Victoria West Community Association
WestShore Centre for Learning Colwood Campus
Yates Street Community Garden
The project was a collaboration between CRFAIR and the CRD. Our thanks to Rob at Le Coteau (http://lecoteau.com/) for the inspiration and donations.