Fernwood’s Porch Portraits

Photos by Aly Sibley, @alysibleyphotography


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Get Growing Victoria! Seedling Distribution Day – Saturday, June 6

Fernwood NRG is ­teaming up with the City of Victoria’s Get ­Growing Victoria! to give out free vegetable starts on Saturday, June 6th

›› Mila Czemerys

Where can you get plant starts?

Fernwood NRG will be ­distributing free vegetable starts on Saturday, June 6th at the Fernwood Community Centre from 10am to 2pm.

If you are interested in picking […]

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Good Food Box expands in response to increased need during pandemic

The Good Food Box is filling hundreds of bags with fresh fruit and vegetables every week

›› Ruben Anderson

For over a decade, Fernwood’s ­bulk-buying produce bag has been packed by a very dedicated team of volunteers, and distributed by community centres or delivered to homes around our neighbourhood and region by volunteer drivers.

And now the Good […]

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Welcome Knotty by Nature

›› Laura Benoit

Stephanie Papik and Ryan Davis are no strangers to Fernwood—in fact, the crafting couple met here. “We love Fernwood,” Davis says. “We love the community, the people, the businesses, and we are so grateful to be located on the land of the Lekwungen speaking people.”

Since 2008, Papik and Davis have owned and run […]

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Support Fernwood eateries

Go ahead; get take out tonight

›› Lauren Gaultier

I think we can all agree that these past ­couple months have been both ­challenging and insightful. We all have a new ­appreciation for hugging friends, the importance of washing our hands, and supporting local.

We are witnessing our favourite local businesses struggling to navigate these murky waters, trying […]

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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 […]

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Families, we see you

›› Shonna Bell

You are not working from home; you are home during a pandemic trying to work. When I first read this, I needed it. At the time, I had just finished a Zoom call where my toddler was launching herself on me from the couch and I was unmuting myself to spit out a […]

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