Get Growing Victoria! Seedling Distribution Day – Saturday, June 6

Fernwood NRG is ­teaming up with the City of Victoria’s Get ­Growing Victoria! to give out free vegetable starts on Saturday, June 6th

›› Mila Czemerys

Where can you get plant starts?

Fernwood NRG will be ­distributing free vegetable starts on Saturday, June 6th at the Fernwood Community Centre from 10am to 2pm.

If you are interested in picking […]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Good Food Box expands in response to increased need during pandemic

The Good Food Box is filling hundreds of bags with fresh fruit and vegetables every week

›› Ruben Anderson

For over a decade, Fernwood’s ­bulk-buying produce bag has been packed by a very dedicated team of volunteers, and distributed by community centres or delivered to homes around our neighbourhood and region by volunteer drivers.

And now the Good […]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Welcome Knotty by Nature

›› Laura Benoit

Stephanie Papik and Ryan Davis are no strangers to Fernwood—in fact, the crafting couple met here. “We love Fernwood,” Davis says. “We love the community, the people, the businesses, and we are so grateful to be located on the land of the Lekwungen speaking people.”

Since 2008, Papik and Davis have owned and run […]

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What is essential?

›› Kevin Yee-Chan

Over the last two months (which may have felt like two decades), this question has come up in many different ways. With time, there’s undoubtedly been shifts in our responses to this question.

Stages of denial, grief, challenge, relief, repose, isolation, connection… we’ve witnessed a myriad of experiences within ourselves and others that we […]

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How to pass the time during quarantine

›› James Weller

After weeks and weeks of sitting at home, you might be quickly running out of things to do. You’ve watched all of the shows you’ve been meaning to watch. You’ve caught up on all of the work you’ve been meaning to catch up on. And most likely, you’ve Zoomed with everyone you could […]

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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