CBT speaks to abbatoir petition; community consultation

November 30, 2014

As many as 465 people have signed a petition asking Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) to fund a local abattoir, underlining the need for upcoming community consultations, according to CBT spokesperson Delphi Hoodicoff. The petition, posted by Slocan resident Jim Ross, is entitled ‘We ask the Columbia Basin Trust to fund an abattoir, processing, storage, distribution…

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Harper Government Destroys Farmer Control Over Seed

November 26, 2014

(Saskatoon, SK) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is sounding the alarm with the passing of Bill C-18, the Agriculture Growth Act omnibus bill yesterday in the House of Commons. “Farmers must now contend with UPOV ’91. UPOV ’91 is one of the most farmer-unfriendly mechanisms we have ever seen,” exclaimed Jan Slomp, NFU President.…

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Science says… Farm the Kootenays!!!

November 25, 2014

Jumping on the opportunity to research farmland in the West Kootenay By Rachael Roussin, UBC Master of Land and Water Systems Rachael Roussin is a passionate food systems advocate, a Rossland REAL Food co-founder, and a former Rossland Mountain Farmers’ Market manager.  As a UBC Master of Land and Water Systems student, Rachael jumped on…

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California droughts could leave B.C. high and dry on food

November 19, 2014

When California Governor Jerry Brown declared a statewide emergency in January, there was hope water conservation and increased pumping from aquifers could blunt the impact of a withering drought. Now, as the driest year in the state’s history is coming to a close, the aquifers are so overdrawn there are concerns about long-term damage –…

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Young Agrarians Mentorship Program for New Farmers

November 17, 2014

Business Mentorship Network Young Agrarians is offering a limited number of business mentorships to new farmers to support skills development to run ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Click here to go the application form. Apply by Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 Interested in potentially being a Mentor? Email: kristen@youngagrarians.org Program Description Whether you are…

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Seed Savers Speak Up!

October 22, 2014

A Message from Patrick Steiner of Stellar Seeds: I’m wondering if you can help me spread the word about something. I’m part of a newly emerging cooperative here in BC. The BC Eco Seed Co-op. We’re a small group of seed producers from across the province (and looking for more potential members, by the way).…

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The World We Want

October 22, 2014

Saturday November 8th from 10:30AM to 6:45PM Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar (click for directions) SEEDS will be a presenter at this inspiring conference. We hope you will attend. This event is intended to provide valuable opportunities to learn about climate change and toexplore alternative steps towards a healthier future. The World We Want includes 2…

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Kootenay Boundary Food Producers Co-op Feasibility Study

October 20, 2014

A note from Kim Charlesworth of KBFPC: “We have talked with many of you about creating a regional producers co-op that would provide distribution, marketing and a labour pool, with longer term goals of storage and a value added processing facility. Since we first talked with you about the idea of a regional producers co-op…

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September 20, 2014

Come to the beautiful Village of Slocan for a community event that celebrates food, food production and food security. Bring your family to participate in a variety of activities that will engage people of all ages. *Market, Trade Fair, and Info Booths This is a wide call out to food producers, businesses, organizations, and other members of…

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Deconstructing Dinner announces 2014 Film Festival Line-up

September 19, 2014

Nelson’s third annual food documentary film festival returns October 1-4 NELSON – Entering into its third consecutive year, the Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival will be hosted once again in Nelson and this time on October 1-4. For 2014, the Festival expands to 4 days and will showcase a total of 11 films at 3 venues.…

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