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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

Student Dinner: year end and gratitude

›› Alex Harned

Fernwood’s Student Dinner Night will wrap up the year with a Winter Solstice Celebration on Wednesday, December 13th! Join us for a hot and delicious ­holiday meal, live music and a pop-up holiday ­market with a handful of local artisans and vendors. At this dark time of the year, we would like to shine […]

By |December 12th, 2017|Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Scrooge returns to Fernwood

›› Mark Dusseault

As humans, we are drawn to stories of redemption. Charles Dickens’ A ­Christmas Carol is one of the world’s most ­affecting and enduring stories. It is a story of the human heart, and our potential for ­goodness, compassion and charity.

Ebenezer Scrooge, a “tight-fisted old sinner”, is the perfect character to take us on […]

By |December 6th, 2017|Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fresh fundraiser funds food for families

Fresh fundraiser provides a twist on holiday giving & people are taking note

›› Mila Czemerys

The Gift of Good Food is a ­Fernwood-based, Greater ­Victoria wide food access ­fundraiser. Every $500 we raise supports a family facing ­poverty with fresh fruit and veggies every two weeks for a year.

We are in our third year of partnering […]

By |December 4th, 2017|Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Story Line: Connecting neighbourhoods through collaborative public art

>> Ross Currie

Those of you who passed through the intersection of North Park Street and Cook Street in October might have been pleasantly surprised to see the beginning stages of an expansive mural encompassing the Women In Need Resale Shop (WIN) and Logan’s Pub buildings. Now that we’ve seen the finished product, it’s quite a […]

By |December 4th, 2017|Buzz, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Vic High is growing something good

Vic High builds ­Vancouver Island’s first school farm

›› Aaren Topley

Fernwood’s landscape is changing with a brand new operational learning farm at Victoria High School. Located on the field between Gladstone Avenue and the school’s automotive shop, Fernwood can now enjoy its own urban agriculture farm.

This project will be operated by Jesse Brown from the Mason […]

By |December 4th, 2017|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Social enterprice coffee roaster perks up non-profit community

>> Mila Czemerys

Philosopher Thomas Browne wrote, “One should never approach the ­temple of ­science with the soul of a money changer,”—but perhaps the inverse could be said too. Scientists aren’t known for their ­inclination towards business but three ­Victoria ­scientists are trying it anyway.

“We’ve given away almost every penny we’ve made so far,” laughs Hannah ­Charnock, […]

By |December 4th, 2017|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments
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