Growing Change

PRESSFEST 2018

Save the date! This epic annual community juicing event returns to Slocan Park Hall this September 30 for a SUNDAY-FUN-DAY  you don’t want to miss. Last year over 500 people came out to take in all the events of the day, expect bigger and better offerings this year! Community Fun Day will include: LIVE MUSIC…

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SHARE YOUR GARDEN EXCESS

Return of Surplus; a Permaculture Ethic that helps to build community! Upon observing nature, we see that any surplus is continually recycled back into the Earth and its systems. This fundamental process of the Biosphere is also a guiding ethic of Permaculture. As its founders describe, the ‘Fair Share or Return of Surplus’ ethic is…

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From Forest to Feast House Community Feast

Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines Presents: From Forest to Feast House Community Feast What: Traditional Sinixt Community Feast and Ethnobotany Informational Evening and slide show Graduates from our From Forest to Feast House Etnobotany program will be presenting a powerpoint plant identification slide show and lecture, based on the medicine and food plant knowledge…

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Young Agrarians is hiring a Kootenay contractor!

Young Agrarians is seeking a dynamic and motivated contractor to build our young and new farmer network in the Columbia Basin/Kootenays! ABOUT YOUNG AGRARIANS Young Agrarians (YA), a partnership with FarmFolk CityFolk Society, is focused on growing the next generation of ecological farmers in BC and Canada. YA is a collaborative network strategy to engage…

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MARCH SEEDY NEWSLETTER ISSUE

SEEDY GREETINGS FROM KOOTENAY FOOD! It’s March. We’re buried in wet melting snow; we’ve got our seed-swapping-shopping list in hand; and we’re gearing up for one of our most action-packed years yet! Kick back and read on…. see what’s up with the WKPCo-op and your Kootenay food shed. Thanks for following along…Enjoy!   This stunning harvest of dried beans…

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Hummingbird Farm

Let’s start with the basics. Please tell us your farm name and your location? Hummingbird Farm 4380 Slocan River Road in Vallican Operated by Lana and Brad Braun   What kind of farm do you run? We grow fresh cut flowers and food in the Slocan Valley along the lovely Slocan River. Although our primary production…

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PRESSFEST ANOTHER JUICY SUCCESS!

So Many people helped make the 2nd annual Press Fest a huge success! THANK YOU ALL for your contributions towards and epic day of pressing! What an amazing day in the Valley! Sunday was ripe with community and SO MANY APPLES!!! When we finally shut down the press (at 8pm after running for 10 hours)…

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Work Bee #1 – A Sweet Success

LOOK AT ALL THOSE JARS! Today was our first official Kootenay Food Work Bee – (Pilot #1) We utilized the bright new space at the Valley Kitchen in Winlaw to bring together 8 volunteers for a four hour canning extravaganza! We helped the WEGCSS (Slocan Food Bank) process a flush of plums taking up precious…

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