Spring Soil Prep

›› Alysha Punnett

Happy spring gardening season, everyone! Many of you will be underway in your gardens already, but here are a few tips to get your garden started off right.

Cover Crops

Now is the time to chop your cover crops if you haven’t already. For backyard ­gardeners, it can be difficult to dig in all that […]

By |April 5th, 2018|Events, Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Charity #Levidrome Challenge

Want to help support local families with fresh food and have fun doing it?

›› Mila Czemerys

For the month of April, for every #­levidrome tweeted—up to 500—$1 will be given to the Gift of Good Food 2018 campaign which will provide fresh fruits and ­veggies to a family facing poverty in Greater ­Victoria.

Simply tweet a levidrome […]

By |April 4th, 2018|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

SD61 seeks input on Vic High seismic upgrades

›› Lisa McPhail

The Greater Victoria School District is planning for seismic upgrades to Vic High School. Opened in 1914, the high school has an H-1 seismic ranking, the highest level of priority need.

The Ministry of Education has ­supported the seismic upgrades and the school district must submit seismic options to the Ministry for final funding […]

By |April 4th, 2018|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Vic High Learning Farm launching Monday, April 9

Farming engagement through education

›› Ross Currie

Vic High’s farm is seeing an ­expansion to a 5,000 square foot plot, just in time for the change in season. The farm, which is run in ­conjunction with farmer Jesse Brown of Mason Street City Farm and Victoria High School has received a lot of ­community support, grants, and […]

By |April 4th, 2018|Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

FernFest 2018 Performer Applications now open

Fernwood’s annual neighbourhood celebration is looking for local musicians and performers to take part in FernFest 2018! This year, FernFest will be happening on June 22 & 23, 2018. Join the ranks of countless incredible performers who have graced the stage under the gazebo in Fernwood Square.

If you or someone you know is interested in taking […]

By |February 15th, 2018|Buzz, Events|0 Comments

Food + Growing Workshop Series – Spring 2018

Get growing with this great series of workshops! Call 250-381-1552 x100 or visit to register.


Winter Pruning – Learn practical skills for winter tree management and put them to work.
When: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1-3pm
Where: Fernwood Community Centre & the Fernwood Community Orchard
Cost: $25.00

Intro to Food Forestry & Ecological Design – Explore the diverse layers of a food […]

By |February 8th, 2018|Buzz, Events|1 Comment

You’re Invited: Fernwood Homsteads’ Open House

Join us on Saturday, February 24 at 1703 Fernwood Road, 10am to 12pm

›› Ana Simeon

In times of great change and uncertainty, your well-being—even survival itself—may depend on being part of a caring ­community and having neighbours who have your back. Strengthening this web of connections within a community—and between the people and the land they […]

By |February 8th, 2018|Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments