Tag Archives: Fernie Community EcoGarden


Speaking of Plants – Plant Swap At EcoGarden in Fernie

Fernie Eco Garden Plant Swap and Sale at Community Garden


EcoGarden Seed Saving Mini-Workshop

Little Sprouts Kids Program at EcoGarden Fernie

The EcoGarden is holding workshops (one has already passed) on how to save seeds from your garden.

Seed Saving mini-workshops at the EcoGarden:
Thursday, August 13th, 6:30-7:30pm and Saturday, August 29th, 10:00 – 11:00am. Same material covered both days, with different plants featured as seeds mature. Free, with handouts for a donation. Also info about Seeds of Diversity, Canada’s heritage seed program. EcoGarden on Facebook.

Views Of Fernie : Floating, Angels, Markets and Gardens

Fernie Float Down Elk River
(Refreshing float down the Elk River)

EcoGarden (Community Garden in Fernie) Angel Garden
(Angel Garden at Fernie’s Community Garden)

Fernie Sunday Market In Rotary Park
(Fernie’s Sunday market begins)

Little Sprouts Kids Program at EcoGarden Fernie
(Little Sprouts getting started at EcoGarden)

All photos are posted are from Saving Knots’ Instagram

Little Sprouts Starts Again This Morning

Little Sprouts Fernie BC - Eco Garden - Community Garden program
(from 2014 Little Sprouts)

Little Sprouts is one of my favorite Fernie programs for kids. It’s free, you’re surrounded by a beautiful garden and they organize a craft, snack and story before we all say bye until next week. I looked forward to it last summer and I’ll do the same again this summer.

Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 am at the Eco Garden or Community Garden (by the tracks.)

Summer Programs, Camps & Classes For Kids

eco garden fernie bc - kids camp summer 2015Fernie is unbelievable when it comes to available kid’s programs and camps. I’m so glad we’re in Fernie at a time when the population is so young and booming. I found a few options for this summer and I’ll try and add to it as I find them.

For instance, there is:
EcoGarden Kids Camp: The EcoGarden Kids Camp will be offered for one session for summer 2015 on July 5th thru 12th. Space is limited, register immediately to secure your spot. A week at the EcoGarden Kids Camp costs $250 (incl. tax). The kids (age 5-10) will have their days filled with gardening, science, art, music, games and a whole lot of fun. Register at the upcoming Spring Registration Fair on April 1st and 2nd.

Fernie Adventure Camp: Fernie Adventure Camp is a 5 day camp that takes place in the Elk Valley.  Throughout the week participants will  discover whitewater canoeing, hiking and outdoor living skills.  The camp is for youth ages 13-18.  No previous experience is necessary!  By the end of the week participants will camp out over night as we embark on a two day culminating moving water canoe trip. Organized by Fernie Connections Foundation.

Preschool Pottery: Kids aged 3-6 can join Jenn Woods on Tuesday afternoons this summer. I’m so excited to get my little girl’s hands all full of clay. She’ll love it. More information here: theartsstation.com

Ideal Judo, Arts & Leisure Camp at I.D.E.A.L. Society: The practice of Judo is an exercise through which children develop concentration, mutual respect, teamwork and self-knowledge. The purpose of this camp is to provide children with nourishing activities for the physical, emotional and intellectual levels. Participants experience watercolor painting and crafts, observation of nature, hikes, storytelling, bread making, games and swimming in a natural environment.
To register call Jesus Navarro (250) 919 3350 jesuskaizen@gmail.com
July 6 -10, 2015 ages 5 to 6
July 13 – 17, 2015 ages 7 and up

Ideal Violin & Ukulele Musical Adventure Camp at I.D.E.A.L. Society: Nadia Navarro and Anie Hepher host this 5-day musical camp which includes violin and ukulele jam sessions, singing, ear training, rhythm, postural classes,  judo, story-telling, drama and crafts. The students offer a performance open to parents and members of the surrounding community to close the camp.
For beginner to moderate students ages 7 and up.
To register call Nadia Navarro (250) 919 3350 jesuskaizen@gmail.com
July 27 – 31, 2015

Theater Camp at I.D.E.A.L. Society: This camp introduces children ages 6 to 14 to the art of theater, which is a wonderful tool for self-expression. Participants experience music, dance, set and costume design, crafts, swimming and games in an outdoor forest setting. The stage director, Gabriel Hoffman, works with each child individually to develop posture, movement and enunciation, including each child’s talents in a musical play he creates for the occasion. The children participate in a public performance in an outdoor theater.
The Theatre Camp is supported by local businesses and organizations.
(250) 919 7619 summercamp@idealsociety.ca
Program coordinator: Sophia Hoffman
Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
July 18 – 25, 2015 ages 6 to 14

Eco Garden Workshops Coming Up

Eco Garden Workshops - Creating Herbal Spa, Planning Garden, Seeding and Sprouting

Apple Press Days In Fernie!

Apple Press Days in Fernie BC

If you have excess Fernie apples and want to put them to good use and turn them into apple juice be sure to book a space to join us at our Community Apple Press Days on September 30th and October 1st between 1 and 7pm at the Community Eco Garden.

Contact Kathy from Bear Aware on 250-423-6406 or email kathymurray13@hotmail.com to book your 45 minute time slot. Space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Please bring Fernie apples and containers to put the juice into. Ensure you pick the apples off the tree, as windfall fruit may contain bacteria.