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.)

Thank You

The FCA thanks the City of Victoria for their grant of $3000 to hire a volunteer coordinator for the Fernwood Community Garden and Earthbound Gardens.

WHAT’S NEW?

Fernwood Report From City Hall: August 2017

Our Fernwood City Staff Liaison, Michael Hill, provides these reports that include Fernwood-specific news items on a monthly basis, usually around mid-month. We hope you will find the information in his August report useful. If you have [...]

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Community Lighting Project

Photo by Tony Sprackett New lighting now bathes the front of the FCA building in a warm ambient light. The heritage nature of the FCA building is tastefully illuminated while drawing attention to the Theatre, [...]

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Fernwood Report From City Hall: June 2017

Our Fernwood City Staff Liaison, Michael Hill, provides these reports that include Fernwood-specific news items on a monthly basis, usually around mid-month. We hope you will find the information in his June report useful. If you have [...]

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Rock Bay Creek Revival at Fernfest 2017

      We'll be at Fernfest on Saturday, June 17 doing a free Art-Making Workshop in the Field of Dreams. Adults and kids can make the rounds of the various art stations: mono-printing, potato [...]

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Fernwood Art Stroll This Weekend

The 10th annual Fernwood Art Stroll is happening this weekend, Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 11am-4pm. The Fernwood Art Stroll was formed in 2007 by local artists and artisans to invite the public [...]

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Fernwood Report from City Hall: May 2017

Our Fernwood City Staff Liaison, Michael Hill, provides these reports that include Fernwood-specific news items on a monthly basis, usually around mid-month. We hope you will find the information in his May report useful. If you have any [...]

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Notice of FCA Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Fernwood Community Association will be held on Monday, May 29, 7pm in the Paul Phillips Hall, 1923 Fernwood Rd. Agenda: Call to Order, 7:00pm Approval of Agenda Approval of [...]

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Fernwood Report from City Hall: April 2017

Our Fernwood City Staff Liaison, Michael Hill, provides these reports that include Fernwood-specific news items on a monthly basis, usually around mid-month. We hope you will find the information in his April report useful. If you have any [...]

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Rock Bay Creek Revival Community Project

Water Wise Ways in The City Ever wonder where the rain goes after it hits your street? Are you curious about how rain gardens work? Do you have a yen to create beauty while you [...]

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Fernwood Report from City Hall: March 2017

Our Fernwood City Staff Liaison, Michael Hill, provides these Fernwood-specific reports on a monthly basis, usually around mid-month. While this month there is not a lot of Fernwood-specific content, the city-wide items might also be [...]

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Storm Update and Contact Info from City

Sharing this presser from City with some useful "who to call" info at the bottom. =================== Date:  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 For Immediate Release VICTORIA, BC — City crews are busy clearing streets and sidewalks of [...]

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Fernwood Report From City Hall: February

Our Fernwood City Staff Liaison, Michael Hill, provides these Fernwood-specific reports on a monthly basis, usually around mid-month. We hope you will find the information in his February report useful. If you have any concerns or [...]

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Two notices from Rock Bay Creek Revival.

Article in Focus Magazine about Rock Bay Creek Revival Maleea Acker has written an excellent article in the January/February 2017 issue. You can read the full article here. Rock Bay Creek walk Dan Doherty will [...]

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Our Fernwood City Staff Liaison, Michael Hill, provides these Fernwood-specific reports on a monthly basis, usually around mid-month. We hope you will find the information in his January Report useful. If you have any concerns or [...]

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