The Capital Nut Project is a major action project of the Victoria Transition Food Group. Our goal is to support the planting, care, and maintenance of edible nut trees on public and private land throughout the region. We have a monthly Nut Group meeting. Please check the Transition Victoria – Food on Transition Victoria Ning Site for details.
Nut Project Mission: The Capital Nut Project seeks to significantly increase the number and diversity of edible nut trees on both public and private land within the Victoria Region, contributing to regional food resilience by making Victoria the “Nut Capital of Canada.” We will achieve this goal by researching relevant information about the potential of different types of edible nut trees within our bioregion, and engaging local partners to increase their availability and to arrange for the planting, care, and maintenance of these trees in a variety of locations throughout Greater Victoria.
Nut Project Vision: We envision a Victoria Region that has abundant, healthy, productive edible nut trees, of many varieties and at various stages of maturity, growing within whole ecosystems on both public and private land. These trees will meet many different community needs, including: increasing food resilience, especially with regard to essential nutrients such as vitamins, oils, and proteins; improving climate change adaptation within the food system by increasing biodiversity and providing microclimatic stability while requiring few inputs once established; raising awareness around social and environmental change and food resilience; offering a model for other communities around BC and elsewhere; and serving as focal places for community gatherings.
Some nut trees for our region:
Monkey Puzzle Nuts
Other species with potential: