“As our ability to grow food increases, our dependency on imported food decreases. Gardening becomes a mechanism by which our individual and community food security and emergency preparedness increase and it is a means of improving health and well-being, and increases the capacity of our local food systems.”

Since 2003, the Community EcoGarden in Fernie, BC has provided gardening opportunities and community education through sustainable organic projects. Inspired by permaculture principles, the garden enables members to utilize individual garden plots to grow and harvest flowers and vegetables. Located in Prentice Park, behind the Tom Uphill Memorial Home this common green space features a native plants demonstration garden and a hummingbird/butterfly garden.

For more information, to inquire about your own plot or to get involved email

Our Elk Valley branch focuses on the following programs:

Upcoming events related to Elk Valley

Wild Ideas: Climate Change

Event Date:  Monday, February 15, 2016

Join us at Infinitea (in the Royal Hotel) at 7PM to explore climate change. Meals available for $12…

Jumbo Wild to screen at Fernie Mountain Film Festival

Event Date:  Saturday, February 20, 2016

Wildsight is happy to be sponsoring the screening of "Jumbo Wild" at the 2016 Fernie Mountain Film Festival…

Wildsight Annual General Meeting

Event Date:  Friday, March 18, 2016

Hear about what we accomplished together last year and offer your input and ideas for the future. The…

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Job Opportunity: Elk Valley Branch Manager & Fundraiser

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Thank you for a wild and beautiful year

As 2015 comes to a close and we look toward the new year with hearts full of hope…

Elk Valley Environmental Monitoring Committee Open House

The public is invited to the first annual Elk Valley Environmental Monitoring Committee (EMC) open house to learn…

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Branch Information


891 2nd Ave (Mainfloor)
PO Box 537,
Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Phone: 250.423.3322

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Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.