How birds help us garden

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In the late spring and early summer of 2023, it felt like every plant and surface in the Compost Education Centre teaching gardens had a stink bug on it. The early warm and dry weather provided the perfect conditions for stink bugs to thrive. Stink bugs are a real nuisance because they suck […]

By |February 9th, 2024|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

The Three Sisters

›› Jesse Wallis, Food Security Coordinator, Fernwood NRG

The gardens at Fernwood Community Centre are thrumming with activity, life, and growth. If you haven’t passed by to taste some of the bounty we have growing, we invite you to help yourself – smell the lavender in the tea garden, marvel at the heights of the sunflowers, […]

By |August 3rd, 2023|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Saving water & plans for a winter garden

The dog days of ­summer—long sunny evenings, warm ­temperatures, ­swimming, vacations, and… drought

›› Kayla Siefried, Compost Education Centre

While we here in Victoria have had cool-ish evenings and skies clear of smoke, if you tune into any news you’re bound to hear about the stage 4 to 5 drought conditions across the province (5 being the […]

By |August 1st, 2023|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

New Food Security Coordinator

›› Jesse Wallis

Hi, I’m Jesse (she/they), the new Food Security Coordinator at Fernwood NRG! I am a queer white settler living as an ­uninvited guest on Lekwungen territory. You can find me stewarding the ­community gardens and orchards, coordinating work parties and events, and juggling vegetables while I oversee the operations of the Good Food […]

By |April 3rd, 2023|Faces of Fernwood, Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

How to grow to the max in a small space

›› Kayla Siefried

Recently I was reading a newsletter from a gardening teacher, author, and writer that I’ve been following for years, and I found his tips about “small space gardening hacks” really useful. Perhaps you are a renter like me and have a limited ability to modify the landscape around you or maybe you have […]

By |April 3rd, 2023|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Take our Good Food Box surveys & win a free bag

Until Friday, November 11, we have two different surveys open asking you about the Good Food Box. Please help us improve this program—your feedback is very important!

You will also be entered to win a free Good Food Box when you complete each survey—double the chance to win.

Students from UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food […]

By |November 9th, 2022|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Exciting Garden Activities at Fernwood Community Centre

›› Brontë Elphick-Miner, Fernwood NRG Staff

This August, the Fernwood NRG gardens are going to be abuzz with activity! The busy bees at Fernwood NRG have been planning all sorts of fun activities to celebrate the peak of the growing season:

Community Garden Work Parties – August 11 & August 25

Have you been looking for a space […]

By |August 11th, 2022|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments