FernFest is back; ­wanna get involved?

›› Mila Czemerys

After as short hiatus, Fernwood NRG is happy to announce that FernFest will return in 2022 to bring the community together to ­celebrate our vibrant ‘hood!

We will be hosting FernFest on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25, 2022. This will be our 25th FernFest—we planned to celebrate this big milestone in 2020 […]

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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 […]

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Fernwood… My Great Neighbourhood!

›› Michael Hill

It’s almost spring and time to start thinking about improvement projects! While for many of us that means projects around the home, there may be something you can do to make your neighbourhood a little ­better. The My Great Neighbourhood Grant program opens on April 1 and it could be the perfect fit […]

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Trees are nature’s air conditioners

›› Jan Firstbrook

Our city’s mature trees will play an important role as the climate changes and it becomes hotter and drier. In the City of Victoria’s Community Climate Risk and Vulnerability Summary Report, the highest risk is hotter, drier summers which lead to increased drought and more frequent heat events leading to health impacts on […]

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The wunderkind of Canadian theatre

›› Mark Dusseault

She’s been called “the wunderkind of ­Canadian theatre” by CBC Radio and “Canada’s Hottest Young Playwright” by the Globe & Mail and the National Post. Her ability to write about socially relevant and challenging subject matter has earned her the 2021 Governor General’s Award for Drama.

Her name is Hannah Moscovitch and she has […]

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North Park & Fernwood need more green space

›› Sarah Murray, North Park Neighbourhood Association Executive Director

This month, in celebration of Earth Day, let’s talk about parks! We are fortunate to have so many parks in Victoria but in many neighbourhoods—including Fernwood & North Park—there aren’t nearly enough.

A 2020 study of four Canadian cities found that equity deserving neighbourhoods have less access to […]

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Native plants for native bees

Meet Withbloom ­Pollinator Gardens

›› Myriam Parent

Have you ever looked closely at who ­pollinates your cucumbers and tomatoes in the summer? Who hangs around the fragrant lavender blooms by the Fernwood Community Centre? Beloved bees, yes, but what kind of bees?

A while back, in response to the ­initial pandemic lockdown, I started my first boulevard garden […]

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