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Mikael Jahmal’s (Steward) Perspective on Spring Ridge Commons

Mikael Jahmal is one of the stewards of Spring Ridge Commons;  The first project in which he volunteer to do was the herb spiral in August 2011 and from there,  he continued to volunteer and work on several other projects at … Continue reading

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Jonathan Brian Francoeur (certified Horticultural Landscaper / Permaculture designer) Perspective on Spring Ridge Commons

Jonathan Brian Francoeur of Everything Edible Landscaping is  a certified Horticultural Landscaper, Permaculture designer, Sustainable gardener and Organic Master Gardener.    Jonathan’s training and speciality are in knowing what plants will be successful here and how to design, install and maintain landscapes.  Jonathan … Continue reading

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Will (Musician) and Zanzara Fortune’s (Artist) Perspective on Spring Ridge Commons

Will and Zanzara Fortune live close by Spring Ridge Commons in Fernwood.   A few years ago, Will and Zanzara became regular attendees at our Bee in the Garden – Will entertaining us with his wonderful playing of his keyboard … Continue reading

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Mike Large, (Procurement Lawyer and Boulevard Gardener) Perspective on Spring Ridge Commons

Michael Large practiced as a permaculture gardener on the Haultain Common for almost two years, before co-founding the Fair Field, a boulevard garden near Fairfield and Cook. To different degrees, he helps maintain three boulevard gardens in town, the Fair … Continue reading

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Health Professional and Fernwood Resident Perspective on Spring Ridge Commons

* How do you use Spring Ridge Commons?  I love to walk through there and identify the native plants you have there.  I love seeing all the wild foods, herbs and plants all together. * What does Spring Ridge Commons … Continue reading

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Mayor Lisa Helps’ Perspective on Spring Ridge Commons

Transcription of  the short video  – in the Mayor’s Office – September 4, 2015 Link to you-tube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=16&v=iTAZFp0VYS8 The City of Victoria is doing a pilot project with community garden grants***, $6,000 per neighbourhood to appoint a Volunteer Coordinator … Continue reading

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Spring Ridge Commons – Linda Chan’s Perspective (Long Version)

History of Linda Chan’s Involvement:   Photo   (Oct 10,  2010) Linda Chan first became involved with Spring Ridge Commons on Oct 10, 2010  at the 350.org Global Work Party at Spring Ridge Commons.   Transition Victoria Food Group had chosen Spring … Continue reading

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Anonymous Perspective on Spring Ridge Commons

  How do you use Spring Ridge Commons? Being part of the community that hangs out at Spring Ridge Commons,  in particular “Bee in the Garden” on Sunday afternoons where Sean creates an awesome tea with a lot of good stuff … Continue reading

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Spring Ridge Commons – Garden Ceremony

Please join in a garden ceremony at Spring Ridge Commons on Friday, August 14th at 10 a.m  You are encouraged to bring an object to place on the alter that would represent the quality that you envision in the Commons. … Continue reading

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Linda Chan’s (Coordinator / Primary Steward) Perspective on Spring Ridge Commons

How do you use Spring Ridge Commons? I coordinate activities and am one of the primary stewards of Spring Ridge Commons.  I also have co-hosted with Sean Newton and support Bee in the Garden happening every Sunday afternoon from 1:30 … Continue reading

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