Work Parties at Spring Ridge Common

Hummingbirds and beneficial insects are busy zooming around early blossoms on shrubs and trees such as Red Flowering Currants and the well established Damson Plum tree in the food forest of Spring Ridge Common.

You are invited to ‘Bee in the Garden’ every Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, where you can buzz around, helping to steward this treasured community ecosystem. Join us for tea from the garden, friendly conversation, and activities such as pruning, weeding, mulching garden beds and pathways, and transplanting. Learn about the thriving plants that produce food and medicine in our temperate mediterranean climate, and how to take care of them.

Spring Ridge Common is at the corner of Gladstone Avenue and Chambers Street. Tools and gloves will also be available for people who would like to help out in the garden.  


Fernwood Food Forestry Educational Site Tours

Are you interested in learning more about the medicinal and edible plants growing in the Fernwood neighbourhood? Are you curious to find out what ecological design systems are?

In Fernwood there are lots of food security initiatives happening!

This one hour guided tour will include a plant walk of the many edible and medicinal perennials, shrubs and trees at Spring Ridge Commons, the Fernwood Community Center Kitchen Garden, and the Fernwood Neighbourhood Orchard. Learn how permaculture systems can be applied in your community to enhance, diversify, and increase food resiliency at a local scale. Sliding scale suggested donation is $10-30 per person. Proceeds go towards continued stewardship of the community food forests.

To book a tour by request, call Stephanie at 778-214-5738 or email


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