KOOTENAY FOOD: MOBILE KITCHEN CLASSROOM

 

The West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op ( A registered Not for Profit Co-op Association) have developed a mobile kitchen classroom. Engaging community with food and farm education in a way that is applicable to rural living.

We know we can build a healthy community and strengthen our local food economy by providing access to programs and equipment that nurture culinary skills for all ages and business development for food and farm based enterprises.

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A not for profit project you can sink your teeth into…

Kootenay Food : Mobile Kitchen Classroom Were rolling out through our rural farming region of the West Kootenay’s of British Columbia, providing free and sliding scale skill building opportunities for community members of all ages, incomes and interests.

We aim to build a resilient and healthy community by making Good Food available to everyone, in ways that are accessible, affordable, delicious and educational. We know we can build a healthy community and a stronger local food economy by providing access to kitchen equipment and teaching food skills to our community. We will support farm and food business development programming and invest in tomorrow’s entrepreneurs by engaging the youth of today.

Our organization has devoted years to exploring the food specific needs of our residents, eaters and growers alike. We believe that implementing the Kootenay Food Mobile Classroom will be integral to meeting these identified needs, and will further strengthen collaborative ties with community groups and develop our food-based economy along with the health of our regions residents.

The mobile unit houses a diverse range of classroom and kitchen equipment suited to pop-up learning opportunities in any location; from farm fields and parking lots to schools and community centers. Our programming will be expanded to move through Kootenay communities, offering opportunities to strengthen relationships with our fellow food groups, community services, schools and allies abroad.

 

OUR OBJECTIVES:

 

Build a resilient and healthy community by making Good Food available to everyone, in ways that are accessible, affordable, delicious and educational.

Provide Culinary Skill Building programs catered to community members of all ages.

Bolster Our Economy Around Food through food & farm business support, kitchen equipment, opportunity and services.

Provide sustainability to community services through the creation of a Social Enterprise based on value processing food.

Nurture opportunities for business enterprise for community members and Fundraising Opportunities for Students

Be the Catalyst this community needs.

 

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WHAT IS GOOD FOOD?

We’d like to define it as:

Locally Grown. Seasonally Sourced. Nutrient Dense & Ethically Produced.

ANNUAL UPDATE:

This is what we have done in 2017

 

We believe we can build a stronger more resilient community around food...

 

BECAUSE GOOD FOOD CHANGES EVERYTHING!

 

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM OUR COMMUNITY FOR THIS PROJECT

AND FOR THE FINACIAL SUPPORT OF:

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 SLOCAN VALLEY

DIRECTED FUND

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WKPCo-op is proud to be an accredited Good Food Organization with Community Food Centres Canada

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OUR MOBILE UNIT WILL ROLL OUT THIS SUMMER!

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