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A community garden initiative

Gardeners ­growing ­veggies for ­Fernwoodians

›› Holly Grewall

Bernadette Letchford has lived in the ­Fernwood community for nearly 12 years, and has been gardening at the Fernwood Community Allotment Gardens for 10 of them. As a volunteer coordinator at the garden, she, along with a team of ­others, helped to spearhead an initiative to combat food insecurity […]

By |August 4th, 2020|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

August Garden Work Party

­Join us on Thursday, August 13th at 3:30 to 6:00pm at the Fernwood Community Centre

›› Brontë Elphick-Miner

Want to get your hands in the dirt and give some deserving plants a little love? ­Fernwood NRG is hosting a COVID-19 conscious work party on Thursday, August 13th from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.

Projects for the work party include: sheet […]

By |August 4th, 2020|News|0 Comments

New Community Wellness Library

›› Carmelle Lauren

Located at 1921 Fernwood Road, this new community resource seeks to address food and health inequity by creating a network of mutual aid and community care.

The library functions in the same way as the little free libraries around the ­neighbourhood, but contains food and wellness supplies instead of books. Having a self-serve access […]

By |August 4th, 2020|Buzz|0 Comments

Welcome Intamo & Csinos Vintage

›› Airial Clatney

Hi Fernwood Folkx! My name is Airial and I am the Sex Educator and Co-Founder of Intamo Pleasure Boutique, your spicy new addition to the ­neighbourhood! We’ve really worked hard to create an ­approachable and empowering space where you can feel ­comfortable to shop for your favourite local, ethical, and small-business owned pleasure […]

By |August 4th, 2020|Buzz|0 Comments

Community within a community

›› Mike Emme & Beth Threlfall

The Pandora Arts Collective Society (PACS), a Fernwood fixture for nearly 15 years now, offers a twice-weekly facilitated open studio focused on community, ­creativity, and mental health.

When the COVID-19 lockdowns began in March, the PACS studios in the ­Fernwood Community Association temporarily closed; in response, PACS—a registered non-profit and charity—shifted […]

By |August 4th, 2020|Artist's Aside|0 Comments

Nothin’ says summer like barbecue!

›› Lauren Gaultier

As many Fernwood restaurants ­temporarily closed down during the COVID-19 ­pandemic, one restaurant persevered and looked for opportunities to go beyond in serving our region. Rather than shut their doors, Jones-Bar-B-Que was quick to re-group and communicate their dedication to safety, pivot to include a delivery model, and they didn’t stop there. Early […]

By |August 4th, 2020|Community Eats|0 Comments

Building a sustainable recovery

A message from local MP Laurel Collins

›› Laurel Collins

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the gaps in our health care system and our social safety net, and it has intensified the growing inequalities in our society. It has brought into sharp focus how vulnerable we all are when disaster hits. Most of all, it has showed […]

By |August 4th, 2020|Buzz|0 Comments
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