Supporting Food Security

>> Stephanie Enevoldsen

Did you know that the City of Victoria is now supporting Community Garden Coordinators? Funding has been received by various community organizations that have contracted different individuals to coordinate volunteer efforts at the public food forests around town. Spring Ridge Common (SRC) is one of such lucky sites, and in November the Fernwood […]

By |April 8th, 2016|Commons Corner, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Spring is blooming at Spring Ridge Common!

Hummingbirds and beneficial insects are busy zooming around early blossoms on shrubs and trees such as Red Flowering Currant and the well established Damson Plum tree in the food forest of Spring Ridge Common.

You are invited to ‘Bee in the Garden’ every Sunday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, where you can buzz around, helping […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Commons Corner|0 Comments

A fresh start for Spring Ridge Commons

>> Edie Irons

Spring is here, and after a lively and positive community forum about Spring Ridge Commons last fall, an action-oriented public meeting coming up on April 28th, 2015 will provide opportunities to get involved with this historic and important space.

Spring Ridge Commons, located on Chambers St. between Gladstone and Pembroke, is the oldest community […]

By |April 5th, 2015|Commons Corner, Events, News, Village Vibe|1 Comment

Commons Corner: CommuniTEA!

›› Josh Wagler

We are well into winter now but at the Commons it feels like spring is just around the corner. Winter is a time of darkness, and this darkness can often bring great challenges. Over the years, one thing has become very clear to me. The answer is tea! It doesn’t matter what the […]

By |February 6th, 2015|Commons Corner, Village Vibe|0 Comments


›› Josh Wagler

June is a busy time in the garden, and two words come to mind: turbulence and ­florescence. The soils are still moist with the lingering spring rains, and the heat provokes massive growth this month as we approach the Summer Solstice. The garden offers a vast abundance at this time, ­including rosemary, lavender, […]

By |May 31st, 2014|Commons Corner, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Honourable harvesting guidelines

›› Josh Wagler

This is an exciting time of year at Spring Ridge Commons… Spring has arrived! As the days lengthen and we begin to harvest nature’s abundance, it is worthwhile to take note of Honourable Harvesting.

Do you need it? Harvest with a ­purpose or plan in mind, not just for the fun of it.
Harvest only […]

By |April 5th, 2014|Commons Corner, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Wild salad greens

As I shook off the last winter rust and walked towards Spring Ridge Commons, I was nervous that there would be little to write about this month; I wondered if there would be anything to harvest on this frosty January day. I could not have been more wrong! The trees and shrubs were bare, and […]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Commons Corner, Village Vibe|0 Comments