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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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Kootenay Food PHOTO CONTEST!

KOOTENAY FOOD PHOTO CONTEST! Kootenay Food is seeking submissions for our first ever Farm, Food + Animal Photo Contest! This contest runs from November 1-30, 2017 and we’ve got three great grand prizes to give away to the chosen winner in each category. We are looking for high quality, vivid photographs, in the following categories: Farm –…

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Local Food Producers Celebrate!

Local Food Producers continue to collaborate to strengthen the region’s food producing capacity and bring more local food to grocery stores and your plate. The Kootenay and Boundary Food Producers Co-op (KBFPC) will be hosting a delicious celebration for EVERYONE interested in their work on Saturday November 4th at 5pm at Taghum Hall.  Alyssa Nebel,…

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NEW Farm Advisors Program to Support Kootenay Producers!

(Columbia Basin & Kootenay Boundary) – Agricultural producers in the region now have access to a new service offering technical support and expertise to help them succeed. Kootenay and Boundary Farm Advisors is a free service that is launching this summer. The regional districts of Central Kootenay, Kootenay Boundary and East Kootenay have partnered with…

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Agricultural Land Use Inventory in RDCK

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is located in south eastern BC and is comprised of 11 electoral areas and 9 member municipalities. RDCK completed an Agricultural Area Plan in 2011 with an overarching goal of increasing the quantity and quality of agricultural production in the region1. In the summer of 2016, the BC…

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James Beard Foundation Annouces Denise Cerreta as the Humanitarian of the Year!

James Beard Foundation Annouces Denise Cerreta as the Humanitarian of the Year! Denise Cerreta named as Humanitarian of the Year for 2017 by the James Beard Foundation Denise Cerreta, Founder of One World Everybody Eats, which is an international nonprofit supporting a network of pay-what-you-can Community Cafés that help alleviate hunger, is pleased to announce…

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