Tips For a Healthy Veggie Garden

›› Kayla Siefried, Compost Education Centre

Ah, August in the garden, when the abundance is (hopefully) pouring into the kitchen, and when you heavily rely on friends and neighbours to water your garden while you galavant on summer holiday, and when your plants begin to look, maybe, a little yellow or a little tired.

Here are some […]

By |August 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mapping the Heatwave in North Park

›› Sarah Murray, NPNA
Summer has finally arrived in Victoria, and with it the heat warnings and hot days are changing how we spend time in our homes, our workplaces, and our neighbourhoods. Two online resources were unveiled this year about the impacts of heat islands on the neighbourhood level.

One of the resources from uses […]

By |August 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FCA & NRG: Closer & ­stronger together

›› Kelsey Singbeil and Alieda Blandford

Over the last few years, the distance between 1923 Fernwood Road and 1240 Gladstone Avenue has become shorter and shorter. While the buildings may not have actually moved closer together, the organizations that call them home, the Fernwood Community Association (FCA) and Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group (Fernwood NRG) have bridged […]

By |June 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

North Park goings on

We have a lot to ­celebrate these days

›› Sarah Murray, NPNA

The first six months of 2022 has given us so much to celebrate! The Multicultural Festival at Royal Athletic Park on May 8 was a resounding success. Folks of all ages danced to the live music, shopped from a wide range of vendors, played games […]

By |June 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gardens are for gathering

›› Kayla Siefried, Compost Education Centre

Sometimes I reflect on the additional ­benefits of gardening, beyond the yummy foods my family and I get to eat, and the ecosystem services that are provided for pollinators and soil building.

Today, I’m reminded what a joy it is to connect with other humans in the garden, and what a […]

By |June 19th, 2022|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

The Fernwood Art Stroll is back! – June 11 & 12, 2022

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, from 11am to 4pm.

The Fernwood Art Stroll is a collection of neighbourhood artist and artisans who gather annually to plan an unjuried studio tour to show the public their wares. This is a chance to meet the creators in their home studios and yards […]

By |June 7th, 2022|Artist's Aside|0 Comments

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 […]

By |April 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments