Get Growing, Victoria! Free veggie seedling distribution is back

We’re excited to host another year of Get Growing, Victoria!, an amazing program that supports communities in need with free seedlings and garden materials from the City of Victoria’s Parks Department.

The intention of the program is to support City of Victoria residents who are facing barriers to growing their own food, and who are disproportionately […]

By |May 4th, 2022|Buzz, Events, Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Fernwood… My Great Neighbourhood!

›› Michael Hill

It’s almost spring and time to start thinking about improvement projects! While for many of us that means projects around the home, there may be something you can do to make your neighbourhood a little ­better. The My Great Neighbourhood Grant program opens on April 1 and it could be the perfect fit […]

By |April 12th, 2022|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

The wunderkind of Canadian theatre

›› Mark Dusseault

She’s been called “the wunderkind of ­Canadian theatre” by CBC Radio and “Canada’s Hottest Young Playwright” by the Globe & Mail and the National Post. Her ability to write about socially relevant and challenging subject matter has earned her the 2021 Governor General’s Award for Drama.

Her name is Hannah Moscovitch and she has […]

By |April 12th, 2022|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

North Park & Fernwood need more green space

›› Sarah Murray, North Park Neighbourhood Association Executive Director

This month, in celebration of Earth Day, let’s talk about parks! We are fortunate to have so many parks in Victoria but in many neighbourhoods—including Fernwood & North Park—there aren’t nearly enough.

A 2020 study of four Canadian cities found that equity deserving neighbourhoods have less access to […]

By |April 11th, 2022|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Native plants for native bees

Meet Withbloom ­Pollinator Gardens

›› Myriam Parent

Have you ever looked closely at who ­pollinates your cucumbers and tomatoes in the summer? Who hangs around the fragrant lavender blooms by the Fernwood Community Centre? Beloved bees, yes, but what kind of bees?

A while back, in response to the ­initial pandemic lockdown, I started my first boulevard garden […]

By |April 11th, 2022|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

What’s going on in your community?

Arts, events, ­development, and membership!

›› Kathryn Juricic, Fernwood Community Association Board of Directors

Bustling away behind the scenes, the Fernwood Community Association is ­flourishing with collaborations, volunteers, events, and conversation. Committees have been established and are making headway on a thriving arts and culture scene, having dialogue about what’s happening in our neighbourhood, and dialing in […]

By |April 11th, 2022|Buzz|0 Comments

Food Sense: Healthy cooking on a budget – April 5 – May 10, 2022

Join us for this free six week healthy cooking program put on my Fernwood NRG, the Province of British Columbia, and BCCDC.

At Food Skills for Families, you will:

Cook simple nutritious meals
Learn to read nutrition labels
Tour your local grocery store

For youth ages 13 to 18

Date: Tuesdays, April 5 – May 10, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Fernwood […]

By |March 14th, 2022|Buzz, Events|0 Comments