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Thought Exchange on our Food Shed

CHIME IN NOW TO OUR THOUGHT EXCHANGE ONLINE EXPLORATION OF “WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO SUPPORT OUR FOOD SHED THROUGH THIS CRISIS” If you haven’t had the opportunity to participate in a thought exchange yet, your in luck! This technology (developed in Rossland) is an engaging quick and user friendly way for large groups…

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FREE SEEDS FOR THE KOOTENAYS

Plant a garden! Whether you are new to growing food, or an old hand at it, this is the season to grow more than ever before. Grow enough to share. Kootenay food can help! Starting early April we will be sending out free seed packages (heirloom, open pollinated + local seeds) to anyone who can…

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COVID + OUR FOOD SHED (March 2020 newsletter)

The West Kootenay Permaculture Coop wants to reach out to our community during this challenging time.  We’ve spent the last couple weeks adapting and watching in disbelief as the impacts of Covid-19 have unfolded.  This is having unprecedented impacts beyond everyone’s comprehension, and we may just be at the beginning.  From Countries to communities, everyone…

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Y2K was a dry run: Reflections on COVID-19 and food

Abra Brynne, Executive Director CKFPC March 24, 2020 In the late 1990’s, I spent the better part of 2 years educating people about how to grow, make, and preserve food in their own homes. It was part of a pro-active measure taken by my then employer, the Kootenay Country Store Cooperative in Nelson BC, to…

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One Location, Two YA Events, at Vallican Whole

One Location, Two YA Events, at Vallican Whole, Saturday, February 2nd, 2019: 1-5 pm Farm Business Planning 101 with Community Futures 5-9 pm Community Potluck & Farmer Slideshows with Kootenay Food   Business planning is one of the most important steps in creating a thriving and viable  business. This four hour workshop will be jam…

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PRESSFEST 2018

Save the date! This epic annual community juicing event returns to Slocan Park Hall this September 30 for a SUNDAY-FUN-DAY  you don’t want to miss. Last year over 500 people came out to take in all the events of the day, expect bigger and better offerings this year! Community Fun Day will include: LIVE MUSIC…

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SHARE YOUR GARDEN EXCESS

Return of Surplus; a Permaculture Ethic that helps to build community! Upon observing nature, we see that any surplus is continually recycled back into the Earth and its systems. This fundamental process of the Biosphere is also a guiding ethic of Permaculture. As its founders describe, the ‘Fair Share or Return of Surplus’ ethic is…

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From Forest to Feast House Community Feast

Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines Presents: From Forest to Feast House Community Feast What: Traditional Sinixt Community Feast and Ethnobotany Informational Evening and slide show Graduates from our From Forest to Feast House Etnobotany program will be presenting a powerpoint plant identification slide show and lecture, based on the medicine and food plant knowledge…

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