The Gift of Good Food surpasses goal

The numbers are in… hundreds have come together to support 160 families

>> Mila Czemerys & Kathryn Juricic

Seven events, twenty-one fundraising teams, nine business supporters, ten donation boxes, eight fundraising videos, seven media outlets, two very tired organizers, fifteen amazing ­volunteers and five hundred and eight donors later, The Gift of Good Food surpassed its ­fundraising […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Buzz, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

LED streetlights shine on Fernwood

›› Ruben Anderson

Old streetlights are being replaced around the CRD with Victoria’s final phase being the downtown core, to be finished in early 2018. Contractors recently rolled through Fernwood replacing the old orange lights with warm white LEDs that use about half the electricity.

Across the whole city this really adds up. Streetlights use about a […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

New Youth Leadership Program

›› Kathryn Juricic

Fernwood NRG is creating a Youth ­Leadership Program that will run out of the Fernwood Community Centre. Youth will have the opportunity to gain ­leadership skills through the Fernwood Student ­Dinner, a weekly meal aimed at increasing food security for post-secondary students, middle and high school aged students are also very welcome!

This program […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Interested in joining the 2018 Fernwood Art Stroll?

The 11th Annual ­Fernwood Art Stroll is being organized now

›› Margaret Hantiuk

This fun community event is a tour of neighbourhood artist and artisan—craftspeople, makers of things—studios for a show and sale. It will be held this year on Saturday, June 9th and Sunday June 10th from 11am to 4pm.

To participate you must have a studio […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Artist's Aside, Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Cover cropping for the backyard garden

›› Alysha Punnett

Cover crops provide the same benefits as other mulches like straw, but are extra beneficial because they are living (see our Factsheet #7). The active root zone of the plant cycles nutrients and minerals, keeping them in the planting zone of your soil instead of washing away with the winter rains. The roots […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

8th Annual February Fox Fair – Feb 17, 2018

A fabulous designer craft fair featuring locally handmade clothing, jewellery, pottery, kids clothing and toys and more! Come shop through the wares of 35+ local makers and pick up a belated Valentine gift for your loves, your friends, yourself. Don’t forget to bring cash and your reusable bag to this annual community market.

Saturday, February 17th, […]

By |January 12th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Winter Growing

Tips for mid-winter growing

›› Alysha Punnett

Happy December, Village Vibe readers! As the days draw closer to Solstice on the 21st, it may feel like the garden and the compost piles are sleeping—unless you’re growing a winter garden! Here on the west coast, we’re lucky enough to be able to grow our greens year-round. While we’re […]

By |December 13th, 2017|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments