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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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 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 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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Growing a local farmers market

July 10, 2014

The Creston Valley Farmers’ Market has established itself as an important economic mainstay in an agricultural area by Kristen Mitchell  originally posted on People are craving connection—real connection,” said Jen Comer. She’s the manager of the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market. “They’re wanting to meet the people who are behind their food and who are…

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CPR spray program Kootenays

June 15, 2014

Below is a copy of the letter sent to the operators of the CPR Spray Program, to which no response has been issued at this time: Re: CPR spray program Kootenays The Kootenay Local Agricultural Society (KLAS) is very concerned about CPR’s proposed spray program in the Kootenays. KLAS is a farmer-driven, non-profit organization whose…

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BCS walking tractor workshop

June 10, 2014

18 farm folk participated in this Monday nights, walking tractor workshop! The BCS tractor is an essential component of the KLAS tool library, and KLAS members wanting to rent this equipments are required to participate in a hands on workshop to gain a solid foundation of how to safely use the equipment. “This ain’t no…

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