PRESSFEST 2021

September 21, 2021

On Sunday October 3, in the am, we will be loading up fruit again this year to ship to the Kootenay Mobile Juice Press in Creston for juicing! The Slocan Valley Co-op has generously donated the transportation of both apples and juice for our community! Please plan to pick as close to PRESSFEST as possible,…

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Winlaw Resiliency Centre

August 2, 2021

A community lead resiliency center is being set up at the Winlaw Hall. Beginning Friday July 30, the hall will be open from 9am to 6pm daily as a safe gathering space for those who are affected by the wildfire and smoke in the area. Everyone is welcome. The hall is an indoor air conditioned…

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FOOD RECOVERY REPORT 2019-2020

January 30, 2021

Here is a look at the way Kootenay Food has engaged with our region over the past two years, executing a Food Recovery project.

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PRESSFEST 2020

September 10, 2020

PressFest returns to the Slocan Valley for 2020, adapted to suit the times! Yes! You can pick your own apples again this year and have them pressed into amazing shelf stable juice… BUT things will look a little different this year.   Rather than hosting an event and bringing the mobile press to us, WKPCoop…

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Seed Project : Info

May 11, 2020

** The squash mix is a mix of the 4 varieties. They are all cucurbita maxima so will pollinate each other. Out of the 4 Marina di Chioggia has the white seeds, the brown seeds are a mixture of the other 3.

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VALLEY RESIDENTS DELIVERY SERVICE

April 13, 2020

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED.   Kootenay Food, with the collaboration and support of WEGCSS & CBT  provided weekly runs to Nelson and Castlegar to collect pre-ordered Food, Pharmacy and Farm Supplies for Slocan Valley Residents in need. This service ran from April to September 2020 as a COVID-19 Community Service Project.

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Thought Exchange on our Food Shed

March 27, 2020

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

March 26, 2020
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COVID + OUR FOOD SHED (March 2020 newsletter)

March 25, 2020

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

March 25, 2020

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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