I'm Farmer Phil. I've been farming here for over 20 years,
full time for 11plus years. Enough about me. Meet my helpers:
Patti, our beloved Labrador greeter passed away on January 4th 2009.
Ebony (our new puppy) has joined our team to make everyone happy. She's sleeps a lot but is quick to please.
Giankour is a great picker and also helps with pruning the raspberries. We have worked together for 9 or 10 seasons.
This is Flora Wood, "The Bug Hunter". She is an Agroecologist with a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia. She owns and operates a company called Flora Crop Consulting (Integrated Pest Management)
The goals of IPM are:
Replace pesticides with non-toxic alternatives and good management.
Redesign management and cultural controls, with an eye to preventing pest problems before they occur, and encouraging beneficial species.
In 2002-03, we released over 350,000 Ladybugs to help with pests. More Ladybugs were released in 2005-06. Ladybugs eat Aphids for breakfast, lunch, and supper. This is a beautiful thing as Aphids are the vector for the "Blueberry Scorch Virus", which is fatal to blueberry plants. Flora work is very important to the continued success of Phil's Farm. She can be reached at 250-885-5995. Without good bugs, we wouldn't have such fabulous crops.
http://philsfarm.ca (3690 clicks)
|Sooke Charters, Fishing, Sailing and Boating the Strait of Juan de Fuca, BC|
Fishing, sailing, boating, whale watching on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Race Rocks, William Head, Sooke, Port Renfrew. Tides and fishing licence rules for charter boats.
http://sookecharters.com (3013 clicks)
|Caliente Dance Co!|
ALIENTE DANCE COMPANY is home to the internationally touring dance group ¡SALSA CALIENTE! The group, known for its professionalism, dedication, and positive attitude, is made up of dancers of different nationalities and levels of experience that come together because of their love of dance and Latin music.
CALIENTE DANCE COMPANY's instructors provide high quality dance instruction in Victoria, British Columbia, on a private and group basis with lessons available from beginner through advanced salsa.
COME AND SALSA WITH US!
http://calientedance.com (3565 clicks)
Thrifty Foods is committed to providing quality food products at competitive prices with friendly, helpful staff in clean, well-stocked stores.
http://thriftyfoods.com (4686 clicks)
|Nautical Nellies steak and Seafood Restaurant|
Nautical Nellies steak and Seafood Restaurant in beautiful Victoria BC Canada. dining in victoria on our casual formal four star wharfside patio on the inner harbour our seafood, steaks and oyster bar. only the best restaurants in victoria can offer the casual elegance of Nautical Nellies. inside or on the ocean, out on our heated patio, overlooking the fabulous Victoria Inner Harbour
http://nauticalnelliesrestaurant.com (4128 clicks)
|Bird's Eye Cove Marina|
Bird's Eye Cove, Maple Bay, Bird's Eye Boat Sales, marina, marine fuel sales, boat rentals, salmon fishing, yachts sales, boat sales, yacht caretaking, boat brokerage, moorage,
http://birdseyecovemarina.com (2814 clicks)
|Keith C. Heidorn Entry Page|
education, writing, living gently, nature, weather, climate, weather doctor, Heidorn, Keith C Heidorn, Living Gently Quarterly, Natures Song, The Weather Doctor
http://islandnet.com/~see/index.htm (2904 clicks)
|Archives | Victoria Grid Project|
The Victoria Grid Project is a group of photographers, artists, videographers, urbanists and writers - all interested in the city of Victoria. We come together to document everything from the mundane to spectacular areas of our city.
The idea was born from the Portland Grid Project. Once a month we randomly choose a grid from our map and document the area any way that we can. The aim of this project is to keep a continuous membership, ebbing and flowing, for many years in order to record our changing city and its residents. Nearing the end of 2007, we hope to amalgamate as many entries as possible into a gallery showing.
The bulk of our documentation will be displayed in our Flickr group, Victoria Grid Project , or our You Tube account, Victoria Grid Project. However, this website will showcase our experiences and link to the various mediums we have chosen to use.
In order to participate, you must follow the specific area for the specific month and keep your feet planted with the grid borders. Remember, there is no limit on how you choose to experience the grid just where and when. With your help, we will have a record of our city that will last for years to come.
The grid for March 2008 is H24.
http://victoriagridproject.ca (3504 clicks)
|Metchosin Community, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada|
Metchosin Accommodations, Bed & Breakfast and Lodging. Metchosin is located on Vancouver Island, minutes from Victoria. Find accommodation, arts, festivals, events, business, beaches, parks and recreation on this website.
http://metchosin.org (2716 clicks)
|Sew Cute Creations Children's clothing.|
Children's clothing, specializing in reversible pants and jackets for boys and girls, Children, Baby, Baby Clothes, Infant, Toddlers, Girls Dresses, Boys, Pants, Jackets, Corduroy, Cotton, Short Sleeve Shirt, Long Sleeve Shirt, T-Shirts.
http://sewcute.ca (4908 clicks)
|Seacroft B & B by the Sea -- Daily, Weekly and Monthly Accommodation|
Seacroft Bed and Breakfast By The Sea - daily, weekly, and monthly rentals located in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada. Located in quiet Cadboro Bay, Seacroft boasts a restful location, a bountiful garden year round and a private garden path directly to the beach. Kayak, stroll the beach, or take a walk along the beach to the village shops and restaurants.
http://seacroftbandb.com (4076 clicks)
|NAI Commercial (Victoria) Inc.|
NAI Commercial (Victoria) Inc. provides full commercial real estate services by offering individual, customized services and solutions to buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, and developers.
http://naivictoria.ca (5524 clicks)
|Sooke Goodlife Wellness Centre :: Sooke, Vancouver Island :: Acupuncture, Massage, Reflexology, and |
Goodlife Wellness Centre, in the heart of Sooke, BC, is a collective of health professionals offering a large selection of modalities including acupuncture, massage, reflexology, and reiki, focused on mind and body healing and problem prevention. We also offer spa packages, which combine several options.
http://goodlifewellness.com (5498 clicks)
Park Watch Program is a successful venture that has lead to employment and training of local people.It has a positive impact on the Sooke region tourism industry and has cut crime in the district.
http://parkwatch.ca (2678 clicks)
|Heritage Garden Tours, Victoria, BC|
Victorian Garden Tours invites you to come with us and explore the beautiful heritage gardens of Victoria, British Columbia - Canada's garden city.
Heritage Garden Tours of Victoria, BC Victoria is truly a city of heritage gardens. We invite you to join us in visiting some of these heritage gardens - some of which are the legacies of Victoria's most talented and eccentric personalities.
With Victoria's mild climate, gardening is a year round passion which has resulted in an abundant array of gardens world renowned for their beauty and individual charm.
Heritage Garden Tours (an expression of Victorian Garden Tours Ltd.) are offered on a year round basis and specialize in:
* Guided & Narrated tours of public and private heritage gardens
* Customized tours for groups of all sizes.
* Special group packages available
* Complimentary transportation to heritage gardens
Our unique personalized tours will introduce you to heritage gardens both creative & colorful, so bring your camera, and comfortable shoes. These gardens range from larger Edwardian estates with their original plantings and structures to intimate heritage homes and gardens (including private gardens). One such tour, the Emily Carr garden tour, includes an introduction to her art, exploring the historic community in which she grew up, and exploring the landscape which inspired her paintings (inlcludes a visit to an old growth forest).
As we travel the scenic routes to the heritage gardens (depending on the season) we'll make stops along the way to observe and share the local and historic sites we are passing. Someof these sites relate to Victoria's First Nations history and heritage.
During your tour experience, meals can be arranged that range from English tea at a quaint tea room to a pub meal at British Columbia's oldest pub.
Visitors who have enjoyed our tours have ranged from non-gardeners to those who are novice home gardeners to those who are leading horticulturists. Enjoy a few hours or the entire day seeing the best heritage gardens Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island has to offer.
*Please Note: to avoid disappointment, advance notice required. Book your tour today!
http://heritagegardentours.ca. (2893 clicks)
Skyview Hot Tubs and Spas and Hot Tubs Victoria is BC and western Canada largest supplier of Hydropool Hot Tubs, hot tubs accessories, hot tub covers and Swim spas.
Hydropool Hot Tubs includes: the Hydropool Self-Cleaning Hot Tub that takes the worry and hassle of hot tub maintenance away with a hands-free cleaning system that safe guards you and your family by providing crystal clear purified water for your hot tub experience. The Self-Cleaning System actually cleans 100% of the water every 15 minutes and even includes a built-in floor vacuum as part of the science of the worry-free, Self-Cleaning technology of Hydropool Hot Tubs.
The Serenity Hot Tubs offer one of the most comfortable designs in the industry, combined with spacious deep seating. Offered in several models, many configurations and colors, there is sure to be a model that is the perfect fit for you.
http://hottubsvictoria.com (2610 clicks)
Offering licensed automotive repairs and inspections within walking distance of anywhere downtown Victoria. We repair and inspect cars of almost any make and model from a convenient location with six service bays.
http://hjmauto.com (3798 clicks)
|Aaron Peeke-Vout - Corporate Magician|
Aaron Peeke-Vout - Corporate Magician
"Quite simply, the BEST trade show magician I have ever seen. "Aaron tripled our qualified leads. We will not attend another trade show without you!"
"UNBELIEVABLE! Your show is all that our guests talked about the entire weekend."
"Thank you, Aaron! I could not recommend a better entertainer. I have travelled the world, and have never seen a magician as entertaining as you!"
http://themagician.ca (4225 clicks)
|Alpha Select Production Services|
Alpha Select provides pre- and post-production movie services from concept to completion for corporate, promotional, wedding and special events, documentaries, narratives, short and feature length movies. Our services include script breakdown, budgeting & scheduling, dailies and screening, location scouting and packages, grip and lighting packages, production office space, production crew and services, permits and licensing, editing.
http://alphaselectmovies.com (2403 clicks)
|The Vines - A Garden Suite in Cobble Hill, BC|
Our one bedroom Garden suite in Cobble Hill has it's own entrance of the patio, full access to a hot tub and your own BBQ! Cobble Hill is located in the Cowichan Valley, just minuets from Mill Bay and Shawingan Lake. Hike, kayak, scuba dive, whale watch, there is so much to do on the West Coast. Duncan, City of Totems and beautiful Victoria is just half an hour awa. The suites rents by the week or month. he West of Vancouver Island awaits!
http://vancouverislandsuite.com (4578 clicks)
|Jencon | Practical Advice, Professional Results.Services - Jencon | Jencon|
We specialize providing consulting services and advice to all Strata Properties, particularly developments that have undergone or are going to be undergoing a Building Envelope Remediation. Typical fees for base services average between only $35 and $60 per unit! Multiple building developments or structures with challenging architecture enjoy the same comprehensive service for usually only 20% more. Extended contracts are always offered allowing us to pass on significant savings of 15% to 20% over subsequent years for repeat services.
http://jencon.ca (1669 clicks)
|Ex-Stream Fishing Guide Service|
BC Fishing guides, year-round adventures for Steelhead, Salmon, Trout, Halibut and Bass. Angling Vancouver island rivers, lakes and the ocean with Guided fly fishing or gear methods for Trophy fish.
http://ex-stream.com (5084 clicks)
|Hero Bros Beef Jerky-Home of Beef Jerky and Pepperoni|
Hero Bros. has been making Beef Jerky & Pepperoni for over 30 years. We take great pride in being all Canadian.
Hero Bros. started in 1979 in Saskatchewan, then moved to Ontario in 1981. Beginning as an exclusively provincial company, Hero Bros. soon expanded to cover all of Canada and today not only provides products to stores across Canada, but exports worldwide as well.
http://herobros.com (2752 clicks)
Located a short drive or a leisurely walk from the downtown harbour, just off Fort Street at 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC, Canada, Craigdarroch Castle is a beautiful historic Victorian-era mansion, built in the 1890s by wealthy BC coal baron Robert Dunsmuir. It is now owned by the Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society and almost totally funded by its 150,000 annual visitors.
http://craigdarrochcastle.com (4348 clicks)
|Bluefin Fishing Adventures - Home|
Come join us at Bluefin Fishing Adventures in Sooke - Situated in a temperate rainforest on the southwest tip of Vancouver Island, Sooke has been a year-round fishing destination for generations. Large runs of salmon migrate annually past the West Coast of Vancouver Island, feeding and bulking up before heading for their spawning grounds.
http://bluefinfishing.ca (1562 clicks)
RJ's Charters offers private sail boat charters from Sidney BC, north of Victoria, along the coast of beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
http://rjscharters.ca (3112 clicks)
|Grant Smalley's Pipe Organs|
Grant has had a passion for the Pipe Organ from an early age. Born in Sidney, BC, he was a choir boy at St. Maryâ€™s Anglican Church in Victoria. The sound of the organ fascinated him and he was determined to understand how it worked. After high school he was able to obtain a job with Hugo Spilker, the local organ builder. They serviced instruments with a variety actions and all manner of pipework, some quite historic. After two years, Grant went to work with Gabriel Kney in London, Ontario. The firm built new, mechanical action organs for markets in Canada and throughout the United States.
Returning to Victoria, Grant again worked with Hugo Spilker and gradually bought out his business. Most of the pipe organs on Vancouver Island have been under his care since 1984. His wife, Bev, works with him and manages the office.
We have designed and built two Continuo chest organs, small new 2 manual and pedal church organs and several 2, 3 and 4 manuals consoles. Rebuilds and additions to local instruments have been undertaken as well as restorations of historic tracker organs.
http://smalley.islandnet.com/Welcome.html (1582 clicks)
|Bold Girl Dance - 5Rhythms Dance Victoria BC|
Bold Girl Anne Marie Hogya, M.A. (Leadership and Training), B.Sc. (Occupational Therapy) is an entrepreneur and facilitator specializing in personal and organizational learning and leadership development. She has been designing and delivering innovative and inspiring workshops for the last 12 years. Anne Marie catalyzes and ignites individuals and groups to find and live their passion and purpose. She is a certified 5Rhythms™ dance teacher under Gabrielle Roth and lives with her sassy husband
Brooks, and two energetic sons Austin and Oliver in Victoria, British Columbia.
My Belief: We want to break free of our rusty cages. We want to be fresh, inspired, passionate.
My Credo: Be bold. Do it now.
My Passion: Catalyzing and igniting people to find and live their passion and purpose.
http://BOLDGIRLDANCE.COM (2220 clicks)
|Welcome to Go West Coach Lines|
Enjoy our Grand City Tour of the Waterfront, downtown and the better homes and gardens of our great city. You can also combine this with a trip to the Butchart Gardens, Butterfly World and the Center of the Universe at our Dominion Observatory. Ask us about setting up for tea lunch at the Gardens or for dinner at one of the many Victoria's World class restaurants downtown ...........
All our tours are Driver Guided.
Make your own tour schedule and we will adapt the commentary for you ...
We can seat 11 passengers in our Ford Vans,
24 passengers in our El Dorado and
47 passengers in our Prevost & MCI Coaches.
The Prevost and MCI coaches have air-conditioning, washrooms, large viewing windows, video/monitors, taped music, special microphone setup for guides, large luggage space above and below the reclining seats. All have been recently painted and branded.
Our mini-coaches have flat-screen tv, air-conditioning, reclining seats, large viewing windows and special microphone setup for guides. Our Ford Vans are also equiped with flat-screen tv's.
http://gowestcoach.com (2323 clicks)
|BC Black History Awareness | News and Events|
The BC Black History Awareness Society is based in Victoria, BC, Canada. It's objectives include creating awareness of black pioneers in Greater Victoria and BC and celebrating the lives and historical achievements of black people in the arts, education, government, sports, science, etc., in British Columbia and Canada. This page contains news and info about upcoming events.
http://bcblackhistory.ca (2742 clicks)
|Deluxe Condo Rental in the Heart of Langford|
Deluxe Condo Rental in the Heart of Langford
On April 1st, Tanhill Flats opened its doors to residents who were looking
for more than just an apartment. Granite countertops, fridge, stove, washer,
dryer, dishwasher & microwave included.
Private Entrance to every suite and Mountain views on top floors.
Tanhill Flats is located only a short walk from downtown Langford,
Outlet Stores, Millstream Plaza and bus routes.
Whether you need a mini one, a one, two or three bedroom Condo,
Tanhill has the suite you are looking for!
As of July 1st, 2011 we have no vacancies at Tanhill as we are fully rented!
Call 250-588-8400 for info
or email email@example.com
Credit checks and references required. No pets please.
Pet Note: the Slipway is a Pet Friendly building; click on Welcome to The Slipway in the sidebar for vacancies
http://langfordcondorental.com (2120 clicks)
|Victoria BC Whale Watching | Whale Watching Tours in Victoria, BC, Canada|
Whale and Marine Wildlife Watching expeditions have become one of Victoria's most popular activities. The waters around Southern Vancouver Island are home to three resident pods of Orca (or Killer Whales). You can also see gray and humpback whales (in season) dozens of species of seabirds, playful Porpoises, Seals & Seal Pups, Sea Lions, the majestic Bald Eagles, Lighthouses and marine eco-systems.
http://victoriawhaletours.com (4358 clicks)
Bolen Books is an independent bookstore located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We are proud of our 15,000 square foot Hillside Centre store, decorated and designed in the Arts and Crafts style. Bolen Books offers an extensive special order service and presents a variety of special events and autographings. Our specialities include large computer and children's book sections. We have also added magazines, stationery, and gift items to our product mix.
http://bolen.bc.ca (5861 clicks)
|Home - All Power Traffic Control Ltd|
All Powerline Construction Ltd has been in business for over 32 years, All Power Traffic Control division has been serving Vancouver Island for over 17 years with an impeccable safety record with competitive rates. Servicing Vancouver and Vancouver Island in BC based out of Nanaimo.
http://allpowertrafficcontrol.ca (2004 clicks)
I write a dialy every day on this trip and, Japanese users can read the dialy on my homepage.
However, I cannot write any diary or anything like that in English.
(And... after the trip, I cannot transfer the dialy to English...of course...)
And then, I made the page, Where am I now!?. You can see some pictures which I took.
Please enjoy it!
http://islandnet.com/~daimaoh/indexe.htm (2552 clicks)
|Rose A. Vasta, Ph.D|
Dr. Vasta has a BS and MS in nursing and a PhD in clinical psychology. She is licensed both as a registered nurse and as a registered clinical counsellor in British Columbia. She received her training as a psychoanalyst in Los Angeles at the Psychoanalytic Center of California. Dr. Vasta has been a graduate psychoanalyst for more than twenty-five years and is a full member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis. She is also a member of the Western Branch Psychoanalytic Society and is a supervising and training psychoanalyst with the Vancouver Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Vasta was in private practice in the Los Angeles area for 19 years and has had a private practice in Victoria for nearly 15 years.
Most of Dr. Vasta's patients come to her because they are either depressed or very anxious. Many of them have gone through painful relationships and some are going through a difficult breakup or divorce. Some of the people who see Dr. Vasta have had eating disorders or suffered sexual or physical abuse. She treats individuals that are 16 years of age or older and who want to talk and try to understand the meaning of their problems as they go about making changes in their behaviour.
Dr. Vasta uses a psychoanalytic approach in the work she does. People she treats see her from one to four times a week.
Dr. Vasta is also available to supervise psychotherapists who are interested in learning about psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
http://vasta.ca (2366 clicks)
|Aivars Logins Sooke Wood Artist and Wood Turner|
A passion for wood and closeness to nature gives Aivars the unique ability to see beyond the surface and find the inner beauty locked within the grain, textures and irregularities of the wood. Because of this, each piece is a work of art and no two pieces are alike. His work is known and collected around the world.
All of the wood Aivars works with is native to the Sooke area and part of the local history.
Much of this wood is considered logging waste and is destined to be burned. In his ocean side studio, he creates beautiful bowls, boxes, planters, mirrors, kitchen ware, burled furniture and carvings of the highest quality that compliment any interior setting.
All pieces are finished with non-toxic bees wax or 100% pure unrefined tung oil, to retain the natural patina and beauty of the wood.
Stop in and visit the studio located on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island. Browse the many finished pieces on display or watch the artist himself at work.(keep an eye open for the sign)
http://sookewoodart.com (2092 clicks)
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