From the Farm

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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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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Young Agrarians is hiring a Kootenay contractor!

Young Agrarians is seeking a dynamic and motivated contractor to build our young and new farmer network in the Columbia Basin/Kootenays! ABOUT YOUNG AGRARIANS Young Agrarians (YA), a partnership with FarmFolk CityFolk Society, is focused on growing the next generation of ecological farmers in BC and Canada. YA is a collaborative network strategy to engage…

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Ebe’s Garden

A Conversation with Ebe’s Garden Let’s start with the basics. Please tell us your farm name and your location? Ebe’s Garden Parson, British Columbia- Golden Area A. Operated by Ebe Krisch & Ingrid Risch What kind of farm do you run? We grow vegetables, herbs, fruits, & berries. We are not currently “Certified Organic,” but…

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Aurora Gardens

A Conversation with Aurora Gardens Farm   Let’s start with the basics. Please tell us your farm name and your location? Aurora Gardens 5715 longbeach rd. Nelson B.C. Interview submitted by Brenda Hyshka What kind of farm do you run? We are K.M.G certified and grow a variety of things including pea shoots, berries, herbs…

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