Amend your soil

The Spring Equinox has passed and things are truly waking up in the garden. April showers do in fact promise May flowers!

›› Kayla Siefried

What to do in the garden this month? Amend your soil, direct seed some ­vegetable seeds, and prepare a bed to ­transplant seedlings into. This year, the Compost Education Centre has ya […]

By |April 1st, 2021|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Stadacona Neighbour Support Network

An informal network of folks who want to support unhoused neighbours living in Stadacona Park

›› Stacie Swain, Andrew Kerr, James Davis, and Alieda Blandford

Andrew first met Ron on January 13th, 2021. Earlier that morning, Ron came within a few feet of dying as a tree crashed through his home during a windstorm. Ron continues to […]

By |April 1st, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments

Net Zero Home: A Fernwood Tale

›› Tessa Weimer, Devin Fikis, and Kaitlyn Nightingale

We are a group of ­University of Victoria digital communications students who have partnered with the owners of the newest net zero home in Victoria with the goal of encouraging more people to take action to lighten their carbon footprint.

A net zero building is a building with net […]

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Faces of Fernwood: Kevin Yee-Chan

›› Brett Gaylor

Tell us 3 things about yourself, one that is a lie.
My mother is Dominican
I love winter
I speak French

Why do you choose to live in Fernwood?
I’m a little biased… but Fernwood is my favorite neighborhood! I love seeing art on the streets, creative neighbors, and friendly faces that make up this community. There’s a […]

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The heart of the Centre

The kitchen is the heart of the home. . . well, in our case it’s the ­Community Centre

›› Shonna Bell

Each week, approximately 400 meals are made out of the Fernwood Community Centre kitchen. Patrick Gleeson, our chef, picks up a minimum of 6 boxes of ­produce from the Mustard Seed via the Food Share Network’s […]

By |March 31st, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments

Sweet Blossoms: Patience, Diversity, Community

›› Kevin Yee-Chan

Spring is here! The excitement of buds blossoming and days lengthening is often a welcome exhale after the inward cocoon of winter. Particularly after the inward nature of the last year—a year when we’ve been asked to sit collectively with stillness and ferment in various states of transformation that bubble up—it can be […]

By |March 31st, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments

Patio season at Mesa Familiar

Spring has officially sprung and for the foodie scene, this means patio season is upon us!

›› Lauren Gaultier

Some may say that living in such a ­temperate climate, we are almost always able to enjoy outdoor dining here in beautiful Victoria, but hey, longer sunny days can only make things better right?!

If you have walked through […]

By |March 31st, 2021|Community Eats|0 Comments