Get Growing, Victoria! Free veggie seedling distribution is back

We’re excited to host another year of Get Growing, Victoria!, an amazing program that supports communities in need with free seedlings and garden materials from the City of Victoria’s Parks Department.

The intention of the program is to support City of Victoria residents who are facing barriers to growing their own food, and who are disproportionately […]

By |May 4th, 2022|Buzz, Events, Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Growing season begins

›› JJ Ford

I’m writing this article on the first day of spring, and the signs that our little patch of earth is tilting towards the sun are all around us. As the magnolias and oso berry bloom, and the robins hop around looking for worms, here at Fernwood NRG we are starting to plan our […]

By |April 12th, 2022|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Spring steps in the garden

›› Kayla Siefried

Gardening is becoming even more of an important way to build resiliency in our lives. Just a salad from your garden every couple weeks, and you are a bit more resilient to unpredictable (and often less ­environmentally sustainable) supply chains that are vulnerable to conflict, climate change, and pandemic. If you don’t have […]

By |April 11th, 2022|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Learning and growing for 30 years

The Compost Education Centre turns 30

›› Kayla Siefried

Celebrating 30 years in service is no small deal. And that’s what the ­Compost Education Centre (CEC) is doing in 2022—­celebrating all the composting, gardening, and conservation themed ­education we’ve been providing for 30 years to Fernwood and CRD residents alike!

As we take stock of the past 30 […]

By |February 24th, 2022|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Resilience in trying times

›› Kayla Siefried

From heat waves to forest fires to floods, the chaos that has ensued this past year from climate change is stark. What inspiration and lessons can we garner from the seemingly dark and gloomy climate news we see on the regular? How can we become more resilient as humans living through these wild […]

By |December 3rd, 2021|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Autumn is for the trees!

›› Kayla Siefried

The fall months mark the time where ­people all over our region are harvesting fruit from trees. If you’ve been longing for a fruit tree of your own, now is the time to plant one (or prepare your soil for a spring planting). Because the soil is still warm, and the rain is […]

By |October 6th, 2021|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Want to plant a tree?

›› JJ Ford

“One simple yet powerful way of ­building more sustainable and resilient cities is ­planting trees. Strategically planted trees can cool the air by between 2°C and 8°C, thereby reducing air conditioning needs by 30 per cent. A single tree can absorb up to 150kg of CO2 per year and help ­mitigate climate change… […]

By |October 6th, 2021|Buzz, Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments