150 Fruit Tree Distribution

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!!

Belmont School

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.