We seek to promote and maximize food production and community food security in as wide a variety of settings in our community as possible, in as sustainable a manner as possible.
As such, we:
- Share information about food production and food security;
- Encourage and support each other in the practice of producing food; and
- Learn and share skills that promote personal and collective resilience
I can get behind that.
For myself the sharing of knowledge is the most important part. I lived in Lillooet for close to 10 years and that is where I did the majority of my gardening. Coming to the coast means dealing with a completely different climate and completely different pests. My first year here I lost all of tomatoes and carrots.
This summer will be my seventh one here in Victoria, but the first and the one 2007 were both lost causes because I could not really do much gardening. 2006 and 2009 were a lost causes for personal reasons. This means I am really only in my third year of gardening here and I have a lot to learn.
I have stuff in the ground already and I hope to get a lot more done this coming weekend.
The next meeting the the Gorge Tillicum Urban Farmers is on April 18th.