Protect The Arbutus Trees of The Pacific West Coast

›› Jan Firstbrook


With unique bark, berries and leaves, what tree lives only on the Pacific west coast?


Have you seen a twisted, crooked tree with reddish peeling bark and dark green glossy evergreen leaves?  Under the red bark, there is soft, green skin. Clusters of fragrant white blossoms turn into round orange berries in the fall. […]

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Tips For a Healthy Veggie Garden

›› Kayla Siefried, Compost Education Centre

Ah, August in the garden, when the abundance is (hopefully) pouring into the kitchen, and when you heavily rely on friends and neighbours to water your garden while you galavant on summer holiday, and when your plants begin to look, maybe, a little yellow or a little tired.

Here are some […]

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Exciting Garden Activities at Fernwood Community Centre

›› Brontë Elphick-Miner, Fernwood NRG Staff


This August the Fernwood NRG gardens are going to be abuzz with activity! The busy bees at Fernwood NRG have been planning all sorts of fun activities to celebrate the peak of the growing season:


Community Garden Work Parties

Aug 11th, August 25th

  Have you been looking for a space to get […]

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Mapping the Heatwave in North Park

›› Sarah Murray, NPNA
Summer has finally arrived in Victoria, and with it the heat warnings and hot days are changing how we spend time in our homes, our workplaces, and our neighbourhoods. Two online resources were unveiled this year about the impacts of heat islands on the neighbourhood level.

One of the resources from uses […]

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25th Anniversary FernFest

Free festival with a Fernwood state of mind

FernFest is a free, community-based, music, art, and family ­festival ­happening on June 24 & 25, 2022. We showcase local musicians and artists you may not have heard of but are bound to love. The beauty of this event is the combination of many people: the ­volunteers, dozens […]

By |June 19th, 2022|Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Let’s celebrate National ­Indigenous Peoples Day

Fernwood NRG invites you to join us to ­honour National ­Indigenous Peoples Month throughout June and National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21

›› Shonna Bell

Fernwood NRG and the Fernwood ­Community Center are on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. As an organization and a team, we […]

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FCA & NRG: Closer & ­stronger together

›› Kelsey Singbeil and Alieda Blandford

Over the last few years, the distance between 1923 Fernwood Road and 1240 Gladstone Avenue has become shorter and shorter. While the buildings may not have actually moved closer together, the organizations that call them home, the Fernwood Community Association (FCA) and Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group (Fernwood NRG) have bridged […]

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