Located at 2139 Sooke Road, the West Shore Organic Teaching Garden is a partnership between the YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island and School District 62. Featuring an orchard of heritage apple trees, herb beds and berry patches, a perennial garden, large raised garden beds, and a productive vegetable garden, the Teaching Garden has grown from humble beginnings in 2008 as a barren patch of schoolyard thanks to the efforts of our volunteers and supporters.

If you are interested in renting a garden box ($30+tax/year per 7’x3’x2’ box) or in volunteering opportunities at the Teaching Garden please contact the teachinggarden@victoriay.com.

 2016 Summer Harvest

The Teaching Garden provided over 60kg of produce to Y Community Health programs this summer.  These programs include the Y Pandora Youth Apartments and the Young Moms Program at Kiwanis Family Centre.  The summer harvest included vegetables such as carrots, onions, beets, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, corn and much more!

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