BILL 24 update from Michelle Mungall

June 10, 2014

Your email was one of the thousands that my colleagues and I have received over the past few months in support of the ALR. We also received tens of thousands of signatures on petitions, overwhelming social media response, as well as resolutions from local governments representing over four million British Columbians – all opposing Bill…

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KLAS tool library now in the Slocan Valley!

May 14, 2014

Small scale farmers, Market Gardeners and Homesteaders, KLAS has dozens of amazing tools to help you grow + preserve more food, and now many of them are located in the central Slocan Valley! KLAS Tools Include: BCS walking tractors with many implements: rotary plow, tiller, flail tiller, rotary harrow, seed broadcaster, brush mower, wood chipper,…

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Seeking Submissions

May 11, 2014

KootenayFood.com is seeking contributors to submit  fresh food + farming news from the Kootenay-Boundry region! Weather you have a food related press release to share, or are interested in an ongoing outlet for your food focused writing, drop us a line. We would love to share your stories and perspectives, right here. Drop us a…

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ALR- KILL the BILL

May 9, 2014

Open Letter to Almost Everybody,   My name is Corky Evans. I garden and farm in the Kootenays of B.C. Many years ago I was the Minister of Agriculture. I do not understand popular culture or electronic communication. I have not learned to do Facebook. What I have been told is that when people find…

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ALR: a message from KLAS

May 9, 2014

The Kootenay Local Agriculture Society (KLAS), which consists of 67 members, including 18 farmers, is deeply concerned that the proposed amendments to Bill 24 still leave farm land divided into two zones (‘Letter blitz forces B.C. government to amend proposed ALR changes,’ 7 May 2014). The Kootenays remains relegated to zone 2 and hence open…

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Local Food is not a Local Food System

May 5, 2014

Vicki was our honored keynote speaker at Farm Food Fork, these are some of her thoughts on the conference; Re-bloged from VickiRobin.com Vicki Robin —  April 14, 2014 My 2010 10-mile diet turned into a blog, then a book, Blessing the Hands that Feed Us, and now a passion not just for promoting “local” as a…

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Slocan Food Bank Garden

May 2, 2014

A Food Bank Garden is growing in Slocan South of the Tenacity Skatepark and adjacent to the WEG Community Services Society (WEGCSS) building in Slocan are two empty lots that are starting to be transformed into the Slocan Valley Food Bank Garden. With a generous grant from the CBT, a lease from the Village of…

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Farm Food Fork : Festival. Forum. Feast. FABULOUS!

May 2, 2014

Over 400 participants over the weekend of April 5 + 6 took in the many different avenues of inspiring food festivities that made Farm Food’s debut conference a delicious success! Both days met and exceeded the attendance expectations of the planners Shauna Teare and Mailn Christensson, and most importantly the goal of inspiring eaters to…

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