W(h)ither Spring Ridge Common(s)?

›› Lee Herrin

Over the last 10 years, I have written a number of editorials about Spring Ridge Common(s), and it is time for another stroll down the woodchip covered path of memories. The Common grows on land owned by the Greater Victoria School ­District (SD61), who were kind enough to offer the land, but required […]

By |April 9th, 2019|Buzz, Editorial, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fernwood NRG Child Care selected for new $10/day prototype

Fernwood NRG’s Child Care programs are Victoria’s only location for BC’s new Universal Child Care Prototype

›› Lee Herrin

After months of applications and meetings with the Province of BC, Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group’s Child Care Program has been selected as the only Victoria location for BC’s new Universal Child Care Prototype.

This means families in Fernwood NRG’s […]

By |December 5th, 2018|Buzz, Editorial, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Reflecting on social enterprise

Self-reliance makes Fernwood better

›› Fernwood NRG

The opening of the new building at 1310 Gladstone completes a ­project that has been over five years in the making.

And with the sale of the Cornerstone Café to our neighbourhood’s very own Fernwood Coffee Company, plus the recent adoption of the Yoga Den into the Fernwood NRG family, it […]

By |August 7th, 2018|Editorial, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fernwood NRG welcomes the Parsonage Cafe to Fernwood

›› Lee Herrin

We have some bittersweet news to share with our neighbours. We have sold the Cornerstone Café to the good people from the Parsonage Café, who are losing their space on North Park. The Cornerstone Café is now closed, but the Parsonage crew hopes to reopen in Fernwood as early as February 1st.

It has […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Buzz, Editorial, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Finding child care solutions ­together

Fernwood NRG is part of the Mayor’s Child Care Solutions Working Group

›› Lee Herrin

In June, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps invited community, public sector, and business leaders across the City together to discuss a local response to the chronic shortage of child care in the City of Victoria.

The meeting was well attended. All of the Community […]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Editorial, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Building Fernwood Village

More small businesses & housing coming for Fernwood Village

›› Lee Herrin

In 2013, Fernwood NRG purchased two properties in the core of Fernwood ­Village (1310 Gladstone Avenue and 2009 ­Fernwood Road). As well, we obtained an option to purchase 2013 and 2017 ­Fernwood Road for redevelopment as affordable housing apartments. Overall, our vision was to add […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Editorial, Village Vibe|0 Comments

10 years of social enterprise

>> Lee Herrin

Fernwood NRG has hit a number of milestones in the past few years: the organization turned 35 in 2014, FernFest turned 20 in 2015, and both the Village Vibe and the Cornerstone building (in neighbourhood hands) turned 10, also in 2015. And just this past month, the Cornerstone Café hit the 10 year […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Editorial, Village Vibe|0 Comments