The World We Want

October 22, 2014

Saturday November 8th from 10:30AM to 6:45PM Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar (click for directions) SEEDS will be a presenter at this inspiring conference. We hope you will attend. This event is intended to provide valuable opportunities to learn about climate change and toexplore alternative steps towards a healthier future. The World We Want includes 2…

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Kootenay Boundary Food Producers Co-op Feasibility Study

October 20, 2014

A note from Kim Charlesworth of KBFPC: “We have talked with many of you about creating a regional producers co-op that would provide distribution, marketing and a labour pool, with longer term goals of storage and a value added processing facility. Since we first talked with you about the idea of a regional producers co-op…

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FALL FOOD FAIR SLOCAN

September 20, 2014

Come to the beautiful Village of Slocan for a community event that celebrates food, food production and food security. Bring your family to participate in a variety of activities that will engage people of all ages. *Market, Trade Fair, and Info Booths This is a wide call out to food producers, businesses, organizations, and other members of…

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Deconstructing Dinner announces 2014 Film Festival Line-up

September 19, 2014

Nelson’s third annual food documentary film festival returns October 1-4 NELSON – Entering into its third consecutive year, the Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival will be hosted once again in Nelson and this time on October 1-4. For 2014, the Festival expands to 4 days and will showcase a total of 11 films at 3 venues.…

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BC Public Opinion Study Shows Strong Support for Local Farmland

September 18, 2014

The Real Estate Foundation of BC and Vancouver Foundation have released the results of a public opinion study on attitudes toward agriculture and food in BC. The online poll of 1,704 British Columbia residents was conducted in July 2014. Results include: 95% of respondents say the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) should be preserved for green…

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GATHERING THE THREADS OF SOCIAL CHANGE

September 12, 2014

GATHERING THE THREADS OF SOCIAL CHANGE Nelson welcomes Judith Plant on October 8 at the Civic Theatre NELSON – On October 8, Nelson will welcome British Columbia publishing pioneer, Judith Plant – the co-founder and publisher of New Society Publishers (NSP). Chances are, if your personal or professional interests revolve around food, gardening or permaculture,…

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Kootenay Business Feature

August 12, 2014

Local farmers and locavores have a new resource—a place to connect and engage with the Kootenay food system. “The objective with Kootenay Food is that we’ve really become a central hub for everything having to do with food and farming in the region,” said Shauna Teare. She’s a Slocan Valley farmer and graphic designer as…

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Hola Local Taco’s

July 23, 2014

The best thing to happen to Kaslo’s food scene since sliced bread (literally), has come along! Just off the main street you’ll find a new taco stand serving up the best street food around, best of all, the ingredients are sourced thoughtfully and with integrity. Local and Organic meats and seasonal veggies make this authentic…

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ALR input time

July 23, 2014

http://engage.gov.bc.ca/landreserve/ The purpose of this site is to provide an opportunity for you to learn more about the potential changes to the Agricultural Land Commission Act and to provide input on regulation development. Specifically, the Ministry is looking for guidance on: Some proposed additional activities that could be allowed on farmland in the Agricultural Land…

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From farm to fork with Creston food truck

July 12, 2014

by Kristen Mitchell originally published on kootenaybiz.com Creston, B.C., has a new food truck bringing delicious local food to eager customers. Fork, owned by Maria Aryan, can be found weekly at the Creston farmers market, with plans to expand hours as the season rolls on. The menu includes a breakfast sandwich, chicken or pulled pork…

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