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?

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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New Page

We've added a new page to our menu. Here we will keep descriptions of Fernwood community projects that the FCA sponsors or supports. On that page now we have updated info on the Fernwood Community [...]

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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 Portland, [...]

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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 think [...]

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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. Thanks [...]

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Trip to Chile

School Supplies 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 [...]

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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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