Winter garden planning

›› Kayla Siefried

Welcome summer! It’s been here a while and you’ve likely been enjoying the bounty from your garden and farmer’s markets. And, as much as you may not like to ­conjure up an image of winter… the rains, cold temperatures, and short days will be with us in no time. Lucky for us we […]

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›› Lauren Gaultier

Welcome Hearth! This new spot took over from ­Fernwood NRG’s Yoga Den at 1311 ­Gladstone ­Avenue and has been ­operating for nearly four months now. I had the ­pleasure of meeting founder, Roxy Thomas, registered Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner (NNCP) when I opted to try out their juice cleanse offerings. According to their […]

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Fernwood Commons on Chambers Street

For years, Fernwood residents have been curious about the development of half a block of land on Chambers Street between North Park and Grant

›› Lauren Gaultier

Originally dubbed as the Fernwood Urban Village development, in 2011 this ­project requested rezoning to develop three ­dwellings primarily for use as co-housing units. This proposal envisioned 31 strata units […]

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Pickle Soup

An eastern European tradition—pickle soup makes a hearty and delicious meal

›› Ruben Anderson

My vines are loaded with pickling cukes and the dill has grown tall, so it is the ­season for making fermented dill pickles—which means I need to use up leftovers from last year. Pickle soup is a delicious and hearty meal. Russia has […]

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Your input ­needed—survey to guide new ­Neighbourhood Plan

›› Denise Stocco

Later this year, the Fernwood ­Community Association (FCA) and the City of ­Victoria will be updating the Fernwood ­Neighbourhood Plan. We need your input! We want to hear from you, the residents of Fernwood, about what you like, your needs, and your priorities for our ­community.

Please complete the short survey included in this […]

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Senior’s High Tea and Yoga

›› Kirsty Sewell

In May, Fernwood NRG began to offer a 55+ Senior’s Yoga and High Tea program once a week on Tuesdays. This program is supported by a My Great Neighbourhood Grant through the City of Victoria—thanks for the support! Class starts at 11:30am on Tuesdays and is taught by Ludmilla Lyle. She is registered […]

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FernFest adds Belfry Stage

Free festival with a Fernwood state of mind

›› Kathryn Juricic & Mila Czemerys

FernFest is a jam-packed, community-based, family, art, and music festival. We aim to hire our neighbours, showcase art, support local artists, and have a time together! The beauty of it all is the combination of many people: the volunteers, dozens of performers of […]

By |May 31st, 2019|Buzz, Events, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments