Good Food Box Rapid Relief program launches May 26, 2020

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Fernwood NRG is launching a new program called Good Food Box Rapid Relief to provide fresh food to anyone experiencing heightened food insecurity at this time. This program is launching on Tuesday, May 26th.

Anyone experiencing food insecurity can apply to receive a Large Good Food Box every two […]

By |May 22nd, 2020|Events|0 Comments

City of Victoria’s Get Growing Victoria! seedling distribution coming to Fernwood

We are excited to partner with the City’s Get Growing, Victoria! seedling program to help distribute over 75,000 vegetables and herb seedlings to communities, with a priority of supporting folks who have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19.

What is being grown?
This program will provide a selection of the top 17 vegetable and herb starts for easy […]

By |May 21st, 2020|Buzz, Events, Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

FernFest & Fernwood Bites postponed until 2021


We are sad to announce that FernFest is postponed until next year—June 18 & 19, 2021.

The health and safety of our patrons, staff, volunteers, and community is of the utmost importance to us and so we’ve decided to postpone our festival during the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ll miss seeing all your smiling faces all together but […]

By |May 5th, 2020|Buzz, Events, News|0 Comments

City of Victoria sponsors free leaf mulch and compost

Get your home garden off to a healthy start with free leaf mulch and compost from the City. Leaf mulch and compost produced at the Parks yard in Beacon Hill Park will be dropped off at four community locations for pick-up from May 8-14, 2020.

This program is open to all Victoria residents. Please bring your […]

By |May 4th, 2020|Buzz, Events, News|0 Comments

A letter from Fernwood NRG

Dear neighbour,

We are sending you love in these strange times. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our first concern is the health and safety of our community.

We are focusing our efforts on providing emergency child care services to essential service workers, offering healthy, affordable food access through the Good Food Box, providing support to vulnerable families […]

By |April 27th, 2020|Buzz, Events, News|0 Comments

A letter from our board chair

Dear Fernwoodians,

The other day I saw a poignant letter from the archives of F. Scott Fitzgerald written in 1920 while he was quarantined in the south of France due to the Spanish Flu. He noted that the streets were empty, “Even the bars, as I told Hemmingway, but to that he punched me in the […]

By |April 6th, 2020|Buzz, News|0 Comments

Community Resources during COVID-19

Below are a list of community resources to support you during these uncertain times. Please share with you circles and take care of yourself and others.

Get the help you need

THE LIST – Community sourced document of resources available in Greater Victoria
Post requests for assistance on the COVID-19 Coming Together Facebook Page. (Here is […]

By |April 1st, 2020|News, Village Vibe|0 Comments