Saanich Seedy Saturday!

Saanich Seedy Saturday!

Well, we’ve outgrown our own space after three successful Seedy Saturdays, and are moving up and out. This year we’re calling the event Saanich Seedy Saturday. We’ve set a date (Saturday January 9, 2016), a time (10am to 2pm) and a place (The Gardens...
Urban Amphibians

Urban Amphibians

Jemma Green, a Masters student from UVic, has started her research into the ecology of urban amphibians at the Haliburton Wetland. This month marked the initial stages of the study design with the installation of the first pitfall trap array that will be used to...
Restoration

Restoration

Interested in ecosystem restoration? We have it at Hali, and you can learn about it tomorrow. On November 20, the Haliburton Biodiversity Project will be presenting on the meadow restoration that’s being done at Haliburton Community Organic Farm. Check it out at...
Farm stand finale – Wednesday October 14

Farm stand finale – Wednesday October 14

Thanks to all our friends who’ve stopped by to shop at our farm stand this summer.We’ve been delighted to offer you our finest certified organic produce and to welcome new faces and old friends to the farm. We’ve decided to make summer last for one...
Food Garden Tourism: A Sunny Success!

Food Garden Tourism: A Sunny Success!

Were you one of the food garden tourists last weekend? If so, we thank you so much for helping us raise funds to provide organic food boxes to single parent families in Victoria, and to support the work of Hleketani Community Garden in South Africa, which provides...
Summer beauty – it’s in the soil!

Summer beauty – it’s in the soil!

Our summer harvest is in full swing and our latest food box is a beauty. The farmers are bringing in some gorgeous produce, thanks to the hot weather and our wonderful soil. Back in 2002 when we took over the land, its soil was in fairly wretched shape due to neglect...
Tour our urban food gardens

Tour our urban food gardens

There’s a self-guided Urban Food-Garden Tour of food gardens across Victoria coming up on September 12, as a fund-raiser to benefit food security both locally and globally. Come along and visit real backyard veggie gardens across the city, talk to gardeners and...
Too many zucchini?

Too many zucchini?

We have been growing some gorgeous zucchini at Hali: Littlest Acre Organics and Sunbird Farm both have beautiful and varied shapes and sizes that you’ll find at our markets and on the farmstand. But this time of year a lot of backyard gardeners are getting...
Something’s cooking

Something’s cooking

We have a shiny new kitchen at the farm, and Rhona McAdam of Go Local Nutrition has been breaking it in (gently) by filming a couple of cooking videos, featuring the farm’s produce. Here’s one – made with the help of one of our  fantastic interns,...