City of Victoria sponsors free leaf mulch and compost

Get your home garden off to a healthy start with free leaf mulch and compost from the City. Leaf mulch and compost produced at the Parks yard in Beacon Hill Park will be dropped off at four community locations for pick-up from May 8-14, 2020.

This program is open to all Victoria residents. Please bring your […]

By |May 4th, 2020|Buzz, Events, News|0 Comments

A letter from Fernwood NRG

Dear neighbour,

We are sending you love in these strange times. As the COVID-19 situation develops, our first concern is the health and safety of our community.

We are focusing our efforts on providing emergency child care services to essential service workers, offering healthy, affordable food access through the Good Food Box, providing support to vulnerable families […]

By |April 27th, 2020|Buzz, Events, News|0 Comments

A letter from our board chair

Dear Fernwoodians,

The other day I saw a poignant letter from the archives of F. Scott Fitzgerald written in 1920 while he was quarantined in the south of France due to the Spanish Flu. He noted that the streets were empty, “Even the bars, as I told Hemmingway, but to that he punched me in the […]

By |April 6th, 2020|Buzz, News|0 Comments

Coming together

>> Grace Lore

What a week…. Has it only been a week?

Thankfully, my family is healthy and well, but like the rest of our neighbours, we are social distancing all the way. No friends for visits, no trips to the park, Monday night community dinners or Friday night chicken fingers for the kids and Fat Tug […]

By |March 30th, 2020|Buzz|0 Comments

Thank you to our Child Care Heros

Recognizing our essential workers: Child Care Workers! They are our super heroes for remaining on the front lines, and taking care of our kids.

Fernwood NRG child care has been open for the past week for emergency child care. We are calling on the provincial government to act NOW and close daycares across the province and […]

By |March 20th, 2020|Buzz|0 Comments

FernFest 2020 applications now open

FernFest’s 25th anniversary is coming up this year!  Fernwood’s annual neighbourhood celebration is looking for local musicians, performers, artisans, non-profits, and volunteers to take part in FernFest 2020! This year, FernFest is happening on June 19 & 20, 2020. If you or someone you know is interested in taking part in the fun and funky […]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Buzz, Events, News|0 Comments

The Gift of Good Food supporting more families than ever before

›› Mila Czemerys

Thank you to the 547 people who donated to the Gift of Good Food in 2019. Together, we raised $89,164! This is the most money we have ever raised for the cause. This year, 178 families are receiving fresh produce every two weeks.

It has been a pleasure working with our partner organizations: Bridges […]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments