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THE FERNWOOD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

The Fernwood Community Association (FCA) plays an active role in Fernwood land use and development issues. We act as a liaison between the Fernwood community and the City of Victoria.

The Fernwood Community Association operates from a heritage building at 1923 Fernwood Road. We occupy a small front office on the main floor and the rest of the building including the Main Hall (formerly “Little Fernwood”, now “Paul Phillips”) and a boardroom are available for rental and community activities.

Groups using this building include Theatre Inconnu, Pandora Arts Collective, Cafe Sympatico, and Little Fernwood Gallery, along with several recovery support groups and one-off community rentals for events, art shows, independent theatre groups, meetings and celebrations.

The FCA operates two Community Allotment Gardens in Fernwood. One is the Fernwood Community Garden on Chambers St. The FCA sublets a portion of this space to the Victoria Compost Education Centre, which itself was once a project of the FCA and is now a successful independent organization in its own right. Earthbound Community Allotment Garden on Garden St. is the location of the other FCA site.

At the corner of Chambers & Gladstone is Spring Ridge Common(s),  a Community Urban Food Forest / Permaculture Demonstration Garden which the FCA initiated in 1999 and leased from School District 61 from 1999 to May 2007.  The current leaseholder is the Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group, who have also committed to maintaining it as an accessible, permaculture green space for the community.

We are now one of the sponsors of the Fernwood Community Mapping Project. You can read about how this exciting community project grew at the Fernwood Then & Now page. (See Fernwood Community Map under WHAT’S NEW below.)

WHAT’S NEW?

Fernwood’s First Street Mandala!

On Saturday, August 22, Fernwoodians painted Fernwood’s first street mandala on the pavement where Grant Street dead ends into Haegert Park, just past Vic High. The idea, inspired by the many mandalas painted in […]

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Spring Ridge Commons Community GoFundMe Campaign

This is your opportunity to show your support for Spring Ridge Commons ….

Details: http://springridge.rd123.ca/?page_id=1625 and http://www.gofundme.com/SpringRCommons

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Share Your Perspectives on Spring Ridge Commons

We, Amy Zidulka and Will Low, are professors from Royal Roads University who are seeking different perspectives on Spring Ridge Commons, so that we might create a teaching case that will allow students to […]

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Got ideas about Growing Food in the City?

Got ideas about ‘Growing Food in the City’?

The City of Victoria is wanting to hear from you on how and where we should grow more food in our community.

Have thoughts about community gardens? Where […]

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Native Plant Steward Needed

Native Plant Steward Needed at Spring Ridge Commons……

Do you have experience in Native Plant Gardening and Garry Oak Restoration? Interested in maintaining and restoring natural areas?  Spring Ridge Commons, a community urban food forest […]

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VicPD launches new Bike Registry

VicPD has launched a new Bike Registry program as part of our work to help reduce bike theft in Victoria and Esquimalt. This year alone, we have seen nearly 400 bikes being reported stolen. […]

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Trip to Chile

Carlos Flores, a director on the FCA Board of Directors, made a trip to Chile, his place of birth, and presented dollars donated by the Fernwood Community Association, CUPE Local 50 and other individual […]

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Fernwood Community Map

The Fernwood Community Map was launched on Sunday, March 22 in the Paul Phillips Hall at the Fernwood Community Association, 1923 Fernwood Rd.

John Lutz delivered a short talk entitled “History of Victoria in Six […]

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CFAX Interview on Fernwood

Check out this CFAX podcast of the Bruce Williams interview with FCA Land Use Committee Chair David Maxwell and FCA President Tony Sprackett, chatting about Fernwood, on Sunday, Feb. 9.

The Fernwood segment starts at […]

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Fernwood Community Animation Project

The Fernwood Community Animation Project video.

By |November 23rd, 2014|Categories: Latest News|Tags: |Comments Off on Fernwood Community Animation Project|