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 called Fernwood Community Garden which we share on Chambers St. with the Victoria Compost Education Centre, once a project of the FCA and now a successful independent organization in its own right. Garden St. is the location of the other Community Allotment Garden.
At the corner of Chambers & Gladstone is Spring Ridge Common(s), our Community Urban Food Forest / Permaculture Demonstration Garden which the FCA initiated in 1999 and was the leaseholder from 1999 to May 2007. The current leaseholder is the Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group, who are committed to maintaining it as an accessible, permaculture green space for the community.
Gudrun Gislason grew up on a farm near Wynyard Sask. with her 5 siblings. She earned a BSc. from the University of Saskatchewan and started a career as a Lab Technician, working in hospitals […]
The Fernwood Community Animation Project video.
The FCA Board of Directors has approved the renaming of the hall from Little Fernwood Hall to Paul Phillips Hall. Paul was a Community Builder of the first order. In fact, both the FCA […]