Fernwood Mural Festival – June 26, 2021

Saturday, June 26, explore the neighbourhood & visit over 10 new murals

›› Mila Czemerys

Fernwood NRG and FernFest bring you the new Fernwood Mural ­Festival. We are creating large-scale murals that transform public space and ­celebrate art and community. We are ­organizing over 10 murals ­throughout Fernwood, North Park, Oaklands, and South ­Jubilee in partnership with […]

By |June 10th, 2021|Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

June garden workparty – June 17, 2021

Want to get your hands in the dirt and give a ­little love to some ­deserving gardens?

›› BrontË Elphick-Miner

Fernwood NRG will be hosting a garden workparty on Thursday, June 17th between 1pm and 4pm. The workparty tasks will focus on giving the community orchard a post winter rejuvenation.

Tasks will include: weeding, sheet mulching, and refreshing […]

By |June 9th, 2021|Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Is diversity enough?

›› Lizz Brooks & Shae Zamardi

We are in a time when diversity and ­inclusion are showcased as the golden ­standard for a healthy work ­environment. But is that enough? Does having ­representation within our media and ­organizations have an impact if there is little room for cultural safety behind the scenes? In short, yes, but […]

By |June 9th, 2021|Indigenous Voices, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Spring in North Park

›› Sarah Murray

With spring in full swing, the North Park neighbourhood is feeling more alive and vibrant than ever! We love to see the ­playgrounds, sport courts, and fields at Central Park and Franklin Green being enjoyed by the community. We are so grateful for these amazing green spaces that provide much needed access to […]

By |June 9th, 2021|Village Vibe|0 Comments

The first pea

›› Kayla Siefried

There is nothing more incredible than ­harvesting the first pea pod from your ­garden in the early days of ­summer. It’s crisp shell, sheltering the ­luscious peas dwelling within, a burst of ­moisture, flavour, and green when you first bite in.

There is ­honestly little else in the ­garden that gets me quite so […]

By |June 9th, 2021|Village Vibe|0 Comments

Housing insecurity in our neighbourhood

›› Grace Lore, MLA

Almost every time I speak with people in our neighbourhood, the issue of housing affordability comes up. The dream of home ownership slips further out of reach every day, and many people fear rising rental costs will displace them from our ­neighbourhoods where we live, work, and have built our communities. That includes right here in Fernwood.

After years of historic under-investment, work to […]

By |June 9th, 2021|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

The Gift of Good Food’s impact on our community

Fernwood-based fundraiser supports families with fresh food for a year

›› Melissa Faye Reid

One of the biggest reasons I wanted to work with ­Fernwood NRG is because of Gift of Good Food annual holiday fundraiser. The aim of the fundraiser is to raise funds to ­support local families within the Greater ­Victoria community access fresh produce […]

By |December 1st, 2020|Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments