The Michelangelo Test

It is said that the sculptor Michelangelo considered it a productive day if there was a pile of marble chips on the floor at the end of the day. I like to think of this as the “Michelangelo Test” for a good day – a day where I have made progress toward my goals. I may not have finished anything, but if that pile of chips is there I can feel good that the day has not been wasted. This test

Everything is Connected

Stand still in the forest, and listen carefully. The trees are talking about you. Well, perhaps not in quite the way we’d understand that as humans – it’s unlikely they’re passing judgment on your dress code, for example – but they are communicating with one another. Through their roots and through massive interconnected networks of fungal strands, called micorrhizae, trees and other plants share chemical messages, passing back and forth between them, letting each other know of changes in the


      The Annual General Meeting for the National Trust for Land & Culture (BC) Society was held on:     THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 at 1:00 p.m. Location:     5793 Old West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC    

Remembrance Day

REMEMBER… Here’s a short video for Remembrance Day. Please take 2 minutes out of your day to watch it, and to remember. Remember what’s important. Remember those who came before, and who laid the foundation for the life you enjoy. Remember your own stories, for they are the building blocks of your character, and your future. Remembrance is one of the greatest responsibilities we have, as humans, and one of the greatest gifts. It falls to us to tell the

INTO Survey

INTO is working with Manchester University to conduct a survey for members of the public under the age of 30. The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) is an international network of National Trusts and similar non-governmental organisations, globally diverse but united by a shared commitment to conserving and sustaining our shared heritage, such as buildings, gardens and monuments. Through cooperation, coordination and comradeship between the international community of National Trusts, INTO works to develop and promote best conservation practices, increase

Nathan Creek Farm

Posted February 23, 2014 The National Trust has now assumed the lease from the provincial crown on Nathan Creek Farm in the Township of Langley. By doing so we have assured the future for Nathan Creek Farm for at least another 30 years. Nathan Creek Farm operates a CSA program. At the moment there are a few places open on their list. Act fast to secure a place and do good while eating well. For more information see their website.