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

Good Food Grooves, December 7 at Vinyl Envy

Local music for an ­awesome cause

›› Kathryn Juricic

Vinyl Envy and Fernwood NRG are ­partnering, once again, to present Good Food Grooves: a fundraiser concert for The Gift of Good Food. It’s a true Fernwood Family production.

Building on a blossoming ­relationship from FernFest, a shared love for the local music scene and awesome causes, we are […]

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The Oaklands West Coast Winter Market is back! – Dec 2, 2017

Join Oaklands Community Association from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, December 2nd at the Oaklands Community Centre and Oaklands Elementary Gym for a showcase of over 50 vendors from all over Greater Victoria including farmers, artisans, gourmet food producers, baked goods, pottery, knitters, crafters, handmade body products, jewelry, and more! Entrance to the Market is […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

The Gift of Good Food Quiz – Nov 23, 2017

Do you remember that time the Fernwood NRG and Northern Quarter combined to bring you a special edition of Benji’s Pub Quiz to raise money for Bridges for Women through the wonderful Gift of Good Food.

Well, we’re doing it again! Every $500 raised feeds a family in need with fresh fruit and vegetables for a full year! That is amazing and so can […]

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Skills for Low-Tech Mushroom Cultivation – November 25 & 26, 2017

 This course will introduce the art and science of mushroom cultivation by offering low-tech, home-scale methods for growing mushrooms for food, medicine and earth renewal. We will focus on less-sterile approaches to creating your own mushroom cultures (“spawn”), fruiting mushrooms for food and medicine, and working with fungi to build soil, boost your garden, and […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Buzz, Events|0 Comments