Live shows hype vinyl shop

>> Ross Currie

Vinyl Envy has been open for a little under two years, with its doors opening in April of 2015 under the ownership of Michael Cline. Since then it has morphed into a space for live performances, working under the handle of record store & live event lounge; something that Cline had envisioned for […]

By |February 6th, 2017|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

March Madness

Belfry Theatre’s SPARK Festival returns in March
>> Mark Dusseault

More than 80 theatre artists from across Canada will descend on Fernwood this March for the Belfry’s annual SPARK Festival – an opportunity to see some of the best theatre in the country.

SPARK will kick off on March 9 with the premiere of the musical BlissKrieg from […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Thanks for the Gift of Good Food

›› Kathryn Juricic & Mila Czemerys

Our generous neighbourhood has, once again, outdone itself in supporting The Gift of Good Food. Together, through ­grassroots fundraisers, hundreds of ­community members and lots of creativity, we raised $64,000!

Thank you, on behalf of the eleven community centres and transition houses, from Sooke to Saanich, for helping us provide 125 […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Buzz, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Vancity Funds Helping Hands

Vancity EnviroFund awards $39,500 to Fernwood Helping Hands – a push for greater local food access at the neighbourhood level
 >> Alex Harned

Food access and the Good Food Box go hand in hand. While growth has transpired to reach more people (from the Gift of Good Food, weekly ordering and deliveries, to partnering with over 10 […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Garden to cafeteria learning at Vic High

>> Aaren Topley

The garden at Vic High is waking up after a deep freeze and is ready to start growing. In their garden you might walk by on Gladstone Avenue, Vic High students have been able to learn about traditional food systems and connecting with the land from the people’s territory they reside on.

Last year, […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Healing City Soils: Fernwood Edition

Project studies if soils are safe for inner city gardening

>> Marika Smith

The Healing City Soils Project has had a successful first year! The project, a partnership between the Victoria Compost Education Centre and Royal Roads University offered free soil testing for heavy metals such as lead, arsenic and cadmium at 137 garden sites across Victoria […]

By |January 31st, 2017|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Strategies for reducing garden maintenance

>> Margaret Hantiuk

Spring is just around the corner! That has us thinking about what we are going to plant in our gardens. Here are some tips for our neighbours in Fernwood’s food hub.

Here are some simple hints to make the task easier. They are simple ideas that if followed, make a huge difference in having […]

By |January 31st, 2017|Buzz, Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments