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SOUL Organic Garden Tour

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Celebrate summer with SOUL. Join the with Society for Organic Urban Land Care as we explore some of Victoria's wonderful organic gardens. See the diversity of organic gardening in action – new and old, private and public, wild and orderly, edible and ornamental. Despite their differences above-ground, each garden is built on organic practices for healthy soil biology. The gardens on the tour include healing herbs, fruit tree guilds, a blueberry bog, raised bed gardening, native plantings, pollinator gardens, chickens, and much more.

Tickets $20 ($10 for SOUL members)

Available at:

Dig This (Downtown and Oak Bay)
The Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre
The Spiral Cafe
Online (tickets can be picked up at the Compost Education Centre from July 4 to July 7.)

Contact Ryan at for more information.

How it works: Buy your ticket in person or on-line - the ticket includes a map of the gardens. Visit the gardens at your leisure between 10 am and 4 pm. You will be greeted at the site by our volunteers, and hosts on-site will give informal tours and answer questions about the garden. The route is simple by bike or car.

Gardens on the tour:

Dockside Green (391 Tyee Rd)
Managed by SOUL Professional Michael Cowan of Edibella.
Come out to see Organic Land Care in a world class Green Building development.
Tours at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.

Esquimalt: A Permaculture-style urban homestead, featuring native and bee-friendly gardens, a blueberry bog, and chickens. This site shows how a garden can go from lawn to lush in a few short years with a combination of smart observation and embracing nature's suggestions.

Vic West: A healing centre and herb garden carved out of a long-overgrown rose garden, featuring trellised rose vines, culinary and medicinal herbs, and chickens. With nature's help and a lot of smart gardening, this site has gone from wild to welcoming in less than a year.

Fernwood: A volunteer supported public urban food forest, built from scratch on an abandoned parking lot. This volunteer-managed site features edible perennials and guild plantings, and is an inspiring model of how public space can serve and be served by the community.

Fairfield: Lawn can be organic! This family home garden is a study in diversity of functions - lawns, veggie garden, edible and ornamental perennials, and a greenhouse all live in peace. The home of a professional landscaper, this site is full of creative uses of "refugee" plants left over from other gardens.

Cost: Adult: $20
Member: $10
Category: Everything Else
    Home & Garden
Location: Various Venues - Victoria
, Victoria
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Ryan Rutley
Event Website
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