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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.)

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

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 November Report useful. If you have any concerns

By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: Latest News|Comments Off on Fernwood Report from City Hall

Rock Bay Creek Revival upcoming stream walk

Dan Doherty will lead one of his famous creek walks on Sunday, November 27, starting from the Cornerstone in Fernwood at 10 am and ending at Blackwood Park. Everyone welcome. If you email Dorothy dotter@seaside.net

By |November 1st, 2016|Categories: Latest News|Comments Off on Rock Bay Creek Revival upcoming stream walk

Fernwood Report from City Hall: October

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 October Report useful. If you have any concerns

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Fernwood Report from City Hall: September

Due to some technical and availability issues, this is a bit later in being posted than we would hope for in future. Our Fernwood City Staff Liaison, Michael Hill, will be providing these Fernwood-specific reports

By |September 29th, 2016|Categories: Latest News|Comments Off on Fernwood Report from City Hall: September

“Name this Park!” initiative: Begbie Green

Begbie Green is a half-acre community space located in the North Jubilee neighbourhood along Shelbourne Street, near the intersection of Pembroke and Begbie Streets. Last year, the City of Victoria worked with local residents to

By |July 13th, 2016|Categories: Latest News|Comments Off on “Name this Park!” initiative: Begbie Green

Crystal Pool: Your opinions matter

Please check this notice from Friends of Crystal Pool, which the Fernwood Community Association is a member of: Hi Friends, The time is here to tell the City what we want for improvements to Crystal

By |June 20th, 2016|Categories: Latest News|Comments Off on Crystal Pool: Your opinions matter

Theatre Inconnu’s Silent Auction Request.

Donors you too can laugh, cry, cheer, as you watch innovative, thought provoking plays at Theatre Inconnu's home in the heart of historic Fernwood. Enjoy artful plays that are accessible to everyone as reflected in

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Daylighting The Stream & Streamwalks

See on our Projects page, information about Daylighting The Stream & scheduled stream walks. The steam, now culverted, rose in Fernwood and ran through what is now North Park, Quadra/Hillside, and Burnside/Gorge. On February 7,

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