Skills for Low-Tech Mushroom Cultivation, course in Vic West

Skills for Low-Tech Mushroom Cultivation June 2 & 3 from 10-5pm

~optional Friday night ‘Intro to Fungal Ecology’ for beginners~ @ Vic West Community Centre

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 […]

By |May 24th, 2018|Buzz, News|0 Comments

FernFest 2018 Line-up Release

FernFest 2018 is pleased to announce our 2018 line-up of Victoria, Vancouver Island, and Vancouver-based musicians. The Victoria Cuban All Stars and Kutapira are this year’s headliners along with a super-duper gang of groove inducing bands including Boomshack, Tight Hair, Fernwood Coalition, Tan and Hide, Stel, Slim Sandy & The Hillbilly Boppers, Haley Blais, Spliff […]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Buzz, Events, News|0 Comments

Psych & Soul musical showcase at The Met in North Park

Coming up on June 8th & 9th, feast your ears on eight bands over two nights at one church just around the corner

›› Alexa Verstraten

In 3 short years, Vinyl Envy—at 1717 Quadra Street—has quickly become a community hub for local music and live performance! New and used record store by day, live music venue by […]

By |April 16th, 2018|Buzz, Events, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

We want you for FernFest 2018!

>> Melissa Faye Reid

We are looking for self-motivated and passionate individuals who are looking to give back to the community. If this sounds like you, we want you on our FernFest team!

Every year Fernwood NRG hosts FernFest, a free annual neighbourhood celebration, as a way to give back to the amazing community we serve. FernFest […]

By |April 5th, 2018|Buzz, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

The Gift of Good Food surpasses goal

The numbers are in… hundreds have come together to support 160 families

>> Mila Czemerys & Kathryn Juricic

Seven events, twenty-one fundraising teams, nine business supporters, ten donation boxes, eight fundraising videos, seven media outlets, two very tired organizers, fifteen amazing ­volunteers and five hundred and eight donors later, The Gift of Good Food surpassed its ­fundraising […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Buzz, News, 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

WORKSHOP: Building Community Through Neighbourhood POCKET PLACES

Cultivate character and connection on your block with little free libraries, gathering spaces, gardens and more!

Date: Sunday, November 5th
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Fairfield Gonzales Community Association, Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow Road
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Open to people from all neighbourhoods across Greater Victoria! Book exchange boxes, benches, community info boards – many easy and small enhancements can help […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Events, News|0 Comments