FernFest – June 16 & 17, 2017

The scoop on Fernwood’s 22nd Annual celebration of art, music and community

>> Mila Czemerys

June is here. That means it’s time to kick off the summer with FernFest!

Fernwood NRG is pleased to bring you the 22nd Annual FernFest, Fernwood’s neighbourhood celebration of local music, arts and community building.

Everyone is invited to join the free, family friendly fun […]

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Wanna get involved in your community?

>> Kathryn Juricic

I have always enjoyed volunteering, it makes me feel purposeful and part of something larger. Little did I know that it would help me get a job and connect me with some of my best friends. I started at Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group as a volunteer for FernFest five years ago, accepting Artisan […]

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Fernwood Art Stroll celebrates 10 years

Culture, creativity and community
Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th – 11am-4pm
Throughout Fernwood

>> Margaret Hantiuk

Please join us on Saturday, June 10th, and Sunday, June 11th from 11 to 4 for the 10th Annual Fernwood Art Stroll. This year there are 15 artist studios to visit, including the several artists in the Pandora Arts Collective, at the […]

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Food Growing Workshops in Fernwood

>> Alex Harned

Fernwood NRG is excited to offer a series of summer growing and food cultivation workshops to help boost your green thumb curiosity and provide a chance to learn something new in your community. Book your spot today by calling 250-381-1552 ext.100.

Introduction to Permaculture
Th. June 29 6 – 9pm, 1/$25 – $35 (sliding scale)
Explore […]

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Oaklands Sunset Market returns

>> Phoenix Bain

Returning for the 7th season in the heart of Oaklands, the Oaklands Sunset Market begins on June 28th for ten weeks at the Oaklands Community Centre.

Creating a community gathering space since its modest beginnings in 2011, the Market has solidified itself as a Wednesday evening staple providing the neighbourhood with access to local […]

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Organic Pest and Disease Management

>> Alysha Punnett, Site Manager & Community Education Coordinator, Compost Education Centre

Gardening season is here!  And so are all the things that eat your garden!  Here we discuss The Big 3: aphids, slugs and cutworms.


There are green, brown, black and dusty grey aphids, all active at various times of the growing season (lucky us!).  They […]

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John Larsen, Community Leader & Music Advocate

>> Marc Jenkins

Larsen Music began out of John Larsen’s Saanich home nearly 20 years ago. There was at the time a huge shortage of available rental instruments for band students on Vancouver Island. John just couldn’t stand the idea of kids wanting to play music not having access to instruments to play. So he cashed […]

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