Build new beds easily this winter

›› Kayla Siefried

Winter is a fantastic time to create new garden beds using an in-situ composting technique called sheet mulching. Sheet mulching is a fantastic way to replenish depleted soils in a garden, turn grass easily into a garden bed, use free ‘waste’ materials to build organic matter, create soil that mimics natural soil layers, […]

By |December 1st, 2020|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Gratitude for the ­garden

›› Kayla Seifried

On September 22nd, Equinox arrived; the time when balance returns, equal light and equal dark accompanied by the time of fall harvest. Plants in the garden begin to change colour and leaves begin to fall—it’s the time we offer gratitude for all the garden has provided in the past bountiful summer, and begin […]

By |October 1st, 2020|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

A community garden initiative

Gardeners ­growing ­veggies for ­Fernwoodians

›› Holly Grewall

Bernadette Letchford has lived in the ­Fernwood community for nearly 12 years, and has been gardening at the Fernwood Community Allotment Gardens for 10 of them. As a volunteer coordinator at the garden, she, along with a team of ­others, helped to spearhead an initiative to combat food insecurity […]

By |August 4th, 2020|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

No time like the present to get growing!

›› Kayla Siefried

Since the onset of this pandemic, we’ve noticed an immense increase in peoples gardening, soil and composting interest here at the Compost Education Centre. It’s a hopeful thing amongst these uncertain times, to see people so keen to turn to their gardens, balcony pots, and boulevards for some recreation.

The reasons for growing your […]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

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

Greens in the coastal garden

›› Kayla Siefried

Just a week ago, I harvested 11 different varieties of greens from the gardens at the Compost Education Centre. It was incredible to take in the variety and beauty of the greens freshly harvested and consumed in mid-January! We live in a particularly unique climate, where it is very possible to have many […]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fungi everywhere!

›› Kayla Siefried

In the autumn, when you are on a walk-in your local patch of forest, you’ll easily notice the abundance of mushrooms in various shades of brown, orange, yellow, blue, and purple too! When collected very cautiously and mindfully—with the expertise required for such a thing—mushrooms are an amazing source of food and medicine […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments