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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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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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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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Sourdough Baking : Good Food Resolution Series

Tired of baking bricks when everyone else is baking super gorgeous bread with a perfect crispy crust? Change all of that by enrolling in this Good Food Resolution Series Sourdough workshop. This is the sourdough baking course you need if you are just starting out in sourdough bread baking AND you will learn how to…

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NEW Farm Advisors Program to Support Kootenay Producers!

(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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The Importance of Locally Sourced Food

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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Spring in the Kootenays Marks the Start to Outdoor Market Season

Originally Published by Rossland News on Thursday May 11th, 2017 – By: Miche Warwick Outdoor farmers’ market season is kicking off around the Kootenays, which means it is time to refocus on local shopping. Before long, farmers, food producers, artisans, musicians, and community folk will flock to town centers each week, bringing and seeking out…

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Five Things To Know About Food Insecurity in Canada

For many Canadians, food plays a central role in the holiday festivities. But for those experiencing food insecurity, a bountiful feast will not be in the cards this year. Over four million Canadians, including 1.15 million children experience some level of food insecurity. Food insecurity, also known as ‘food poverty,’ can cause significant anxiety over…

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