Thursday, March 29, 2012

Join our work party on April 11th 4-9pm!

On Wednesday April 11, we will be hosting a garden work party from 4-8pm to plant all our new berry bushes along the parameters of the garden (rain or shine).

We thank the Esquimalt Centennial volunteers from Royal Bank for helping us out but we will need more help and we would love to see everyone come out and help. Snacks will be provided!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Upcoming public meeting

Please join our upcoming public meeting on Friday March 23rd 4:30-6pm at Serious coffee (in Esquimalt Plaza). This meeting is open to the public and mandatory for all plot members. We will be discussing upcoming events, determining plot membership responsibilities and assigning plot members with maintenance tasks. We will also be debriefing about our new irrigation system and going over any suggestions, concerns and recommendations for the community garden. Please arrange a proxy if you cannot attend the meeting.

Upcoming events

Join Esquimalt Community Garden for our upcoming events!

All events are free and are open to the public. To learn more about our events, dates and times please visit our blog at or “like” our facebook page.

Grow a Row Launch Party

Come learn about Grow a Row, sign up for the program, and meet with other growers in your area Snacks and drinks will be available, along with seeds for participants.

Sat Apr 21st from 12:30pm-2:30pm

Annual BBQ Party

Join our annual BBQ party at the Community Garden.

Sat Jul 28 (exact time to be announced)

Garlic Planting Workshop

Are you a garlic lover? Mark your calendars for this hands-on workshop. In this workshop you will learn everything you need to know about garlic.

Wed Sep 26 (exact time to be announced)

Garden Closing Party and Clean-up

Join us for our last gathering of the season. We will be cleaning up the garden and preparing for the next season.

Sat Oct 20 (exact time to be announced)

upcoming workshops

Join Esquimalt Community Garden for our upcoming workshops!

Learn from local master gardeners during this exciting new workshop series! All workshops are designed to be hands-on learning and most will be held at the Esquimalt community Garden locate din Anderson Park (835 Colville Rd.). You can register for individual workshops or for the whole series. Individual and family price options are available. To learn more about our workshops please visit our blog at or “like” our facebook page.

Maximizing your Harvest with Square Foot Gardening

Grow lots of food in small spaces using this simple planting method. You’ll learn step-by-step tips & tricks for success in your garden, and grow plenty of food for your kitchen!

Sat Apr 21 9:00am-12:00pm

Making your Plants Happy with Companion Planting

Some plants compliment each other and are actually healthier and more productive when grown together. This workshop will outline the basics of companion planting and includes a “three sisters” planting demonstration.

Sat May 26 9:00am-12:00pm

Enjoying Chickens in Your Own Backyard

Are you aware that you can enjoy chickens in your own backyard in most municipalities within Greater Victoria (including Esquimalt)? This workshop is perfect for anyone that has an interest in raising chickens! You’ll learn how to find the supplies you need, keep your chickens happy, healthy and producing eggs. The afternoon component will also include a “backyard chicken tour”, allowing you to see a few different backyard set-ups and speak with local backyard chicken enthusiasts.

Sat Jun 16 9:00am-3:00pm

Composting 101

Learn all of the basics for getting your compost started, keeping it healthy and using it to nourish your garden. You’ll be amazed with how simple composting can be when you follow a few important tips!

Sat Jul 21 9:00am-12:00pm

Planning & Planting your Winter Garden

Extend your growing season and enjoy eating your own home-grown food throughout the year! Learn which plants to include, when to plant them and how to protect and harvest them throughout the cooler months.

Sat Aug 11 9:00am-12:00pm

$10 (individual)/ $15 (family) per workshop

$35 (individual)/ $55 (family) for the series

Subsidies are available for low income families.

Please contact Esquimalt Community Garden Society for more information.