Sign up to be a fundraising team for the Gift of Good Food

Gift of Good Food Fundraising Teams are integral to our fundraising initiative.

Teams are groups of motivated people who get together to set fundraising goals and blow them out of the water! This is a fun opportunity for families, offices, sports teams, and groups of friends to come together to use their creativity, build relationships, and […]

By |November 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Volunteer with The Gift of Good Food

The Gift of Good Food Holiday Fundraiser starts on November 14th and we’d love your involvement! The fundraiser runs from November 14th-December 31st, 2023. Our campaign runs online, coupled with grassroots organizing, teams fundraising, and local business support. We hope to raise $150,000 to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for 200 families from Sooke to […]

By |November 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Halloween Community Meal 2022

Happy Halloween! We cordially invite you to our Halloween Community Meal at 5 – 6pm on Monday, October 31 at the Fernwood Community Centre.

We won’t be hosting the Halloween Bonfire this evening as we weren’t able to get a fire permit this year, bwaa-ha-ha-ha. The Halloween Bonfire will return next year.

Please drop by the Fernwood […]

By |October 31st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Got ideas about ‘Growing in the City’?

Known as the ‘banana belt’ of Canada, Victoria has all the ingredients for growing food just about anywhere, and the City is looking at how, and where, to grow more. This summer, all topics related to growing food in the Capital City will be explored.

Everything from community gardens and allotment gardens, boulevards and balcony gardens, […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feed the soil; not just the plant

When life gives you leaves, make leaf mold. When life gives you food scraps and ­garden clippings, make ­compost.

›› Margaret Hantiuk

Recently I attended an interesting course on soil science at our Compost Education Centre. I was reminded how important autumn is to gardening here in Victoria.

We have the opportunity to build up our garden soil […]

By |September 30th, 2014|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Is Fernwood ready for a skatepark?

Judging by the amount of skateboarders who gravitate to the Fernwood Community Centre during the warm summer months, my opinion is yes! Though the idea is relatively fresh and there are many hoops to jump through with the City, it is very much a possibility.

A skatepark in Fernwood would greatly benefit our neighbourhood. It would […]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments