Grocery Story (a book by Jon Steinman)

August 7, 2017

DEMOCRATIZING OUR GROCERY STORES Jon Steinman promises a new book about community-owned grocery stores that will change the way you think about your neighbourhood supermarket. Deconstructing Dinner’s Jon Steinman is prepared to begin work on a book that will expose the bottleneck of power that has amassed among of handful of food retailers and will…

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NEW Farm Advisors Program to Support Kootenay Producers!

August 5, 2017

(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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What is Food Security, anyways? And, What does that Look Like in the Kootenays?

August 5, 2017

The World Food Programme (WFP) defines food security as existing when all people have adequate access at all times to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life. In this definition food security considers three elements: availability, meaning that a sufficient amount of food must be available consistently; accessibility, meaning that people…

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Finding grocery inspiration in Nelson, B.C.

July 24, 2017

Column: Finding grocery inspiration in Nelson, B.C. By Stewart Samuel  |  Originally Published by  on July 12, 2017 I recently wandered off the beaten track in British Columbia. My travels took me into Nelson, a relatively small city of 10,000 people. What is fascinating about this place is how it has reinvented itself and its…

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July 19, 2017

The West Kootenay Permaculutre Coop (WKPC), the folks behind Kootenay Food, would like to thank everyone who participated in this years EAT-THE-GARDEN-TOUR! It was an incredible day full of fun and festivities. The event included eighteen diverse artisans and food crafters spread out over eleven different gardens and farms. As well as the addition of…

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The Importance of Locally Sourced Food

June 22, 2017

Originally Published by Rossland News on Thursday June 8th, 2017. In early May, Statistics Canada released the 2016 Census of Agriculture, and Hans Schreier a professor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia prepared summary reports for the different regions throughout the province. Schreier’s summary of the Kootenay…

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June 15, 2017

2017 TOUR GUIDE AND MAP DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE MAP NOW Printed Maps available at sponsor locations UPDATE: * Most locations are now out of maps… but there are some at the Co-op in Slocan Park & Sleep is for Sissies. ** Please note garden #5 is near lemon creek, the address on…

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June 9, 2017

A message to our Co-op members (and those interested in joining) Thank you for supporting the work of the WKPCA over the years! We are doing some great things for our region’s foodshed, and would like to share with you what is on the horizon. Please join us for an engaging AGM, some light local…

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Don’t Call it a Job Boom, Call it a Livelihood Renaissance

June 2, 2017

Originally Published by the Creston Valley Food Hub on May 29th, 2017. Even though spring officially starts in March, the feverish activity associated with May long weekend always feels like the unofficial end of winter hibernation and beginning of spring in the Creston Valley and on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake. The cherry trees…

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Gardeners and Vendors Wanted!

May 19, 2017

If you are a crafter, maker, baker or grower, then mark your calendar for Sunday July 9th! The garden tour attracts hundreds of art and garden enthusiast each year, and we curate garden locations that truly allow your art, craft & food offerings to shine and entice waves of visitors all day long! Sign up…

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