We are hiring! Join our team as our new Fundraising & Engagement Assistant

You, the perfect candidate, love working to build a strong and just community. You are interested in fundraising, communications, and food security programming. You like working collaboratively in a team as well as independently. You enjoy communicating and engaging with our diverse community and partners. You are available for a 8-week full time work contract.

If […]

By |October 13th, 2021|News|0 Comments

A year in review – Practising resilience

›› Kelsey Singbeil

Resilience is a skill that can be ­practiced and learned. Studies show that people can encounter challenges in ways that build their ­capacity to weather change and recover quickly from difficult conditions. A person can become more resilient through techniques like focusing on the positive side of a ­challenging situation, explaining events from […]

By |October 6th, 2021|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

The Gift of Good Food returns

›› Mila Czemerys

The Gift of Good Food, Fernwood NRG’s annual fundraiser, kicks off again this year Monday, November 15th until ­midnight December 31st, 2021. The Gift of Good Food raises funds to support local families in need across the Capital Regional District with fresh produce every two weeks for an entire year. As we continue […]

By |October 6th, 2021|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Autumn is for the trees!

›› Kayla Siefried

The fall months mark the time where ­people all over our region are harvesting fruit from trees. If you’ve been longing for a fruit tree of your own, now is the time to plant one (or prepare your soil for a spring planting). Because the soil is still warm, and the rain is […]

By |October 6th, 2021|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Join the conversation on your draft Neighbourhood Plan

›› City of Victoria

This fall the City of Victoria is starting the next stage of planning for the future of Fernwood, as well as North Park and Hillside-Quadra ­neighbourhoods. Read the new draft Neighbourhoods Plans and have your say!

We invite you to join this planning process about our urban villages, the housing around them, and the connections between them. Help refine how we can create more diverse housing choices, safe […]

By |October 6th, 2021|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Reflections on our lost children

[content awareness: this article discusses residential schools and the ongoing searches for unmarked graves across Turtle Island]

›› Lizz Brooks & Shae Zamardi

With Orange Shirt Day now passed for this year, there are many reflections ­accumulating from the school searches of the summer. With conversations of ­Canada’s Residential “Schools” slowing publicly, there have been numerous pushes […]

By |October 6th, 2021|Indigenous Voices, Village Vibe|0 Comments

The Backyard Project Farm Stand: So much more than food

›› Marianne Unger

October 15th will mark one year since I opened my Farm Stand on Camosun Street. We intend to celebrate with good food and friendship, as is fitting. The farm stand was inspired by so many things—my Omas, Wendell Berry’s writings on the household economy, my love of all things food, kitchen, and garden, […]

By |October 6th, 2021|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments