We are a community based cooperative working to build a healthy and resilient region through collaboration, education, media and net positive initiatives.

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OUR COOPERATIVE...

The West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op is a not for profit co-op incorporated in Janurary of 2014, which evolved from the Valley Permaculture Guild that originated in 2012.

The Board of Directors are all directly involved in our local food system. We are farmers, processors, retailers, educators, and industry consultants. We are all passionate about local food, agriculture and seeing our region’s food based economy improve.

Our AGM's generally take place in late spring.

We are guided by Permaculture Ethics

CARE OF EARTH. CARE OF PEOPLE. RETURN OF SURPLUS.

WE ARE THE FOLKS BEHIND KOOTENAY FOOD!

You might recognize some of our really great and often very tasty Kootenay Initiatives:

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KOOTENAY FOOD / WKPCO-OP LIVE AND WORK IN UNCEDED SINIXT TERRITORY.

We have offered tobacco and asked permission that we may work to teach and feed community in a good way in this təmxʷulaʔxʷ (mother earth). With the blessing of and respect for the Matriarch of the Sinixt Nation & Smum iem, we will continue to give back in ways that honour the land.

 

We allocate a portion of all the foods we make to our local Indigenous community members through a number of ways and collaborations. We share foods with The Sinixt Nation, West Kootenay Metis Society and Four Nations of Coalition of Indigenous Medicine. We also directly support Indigenous Elders in our region and Kootenay Food team members doing Indigenous education in SD8 schools.

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IF YOU LOVE KOOTENAY FOOD

... As much as we do, then joining our co-op is a great way to support our work and initiatives.  As a WKPCo-op member you can engage with like-minded folks intersted in seeing our region become more resilient  and Good Food focused, Grounded in Permaculture ethics while growing our economy around sustainable agriculture.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

  • Discount on workshops and events.
  • Members Only Learning Opportunities
  • Contribution to our solutions based community organization having net positive impacts on the region.
  • Be part of seasonal socials hosted by WKPCA to connect with like minded individuals in the community and become more active in creating positive change.
  • membership inquiries can be directed to coop@kootenayfood.com

3 STEP MEMBERSHIP SIGN UP PROCESS

  1. Download the WKPCo-op Membership Agreement
  2. Fill the co-op membership form out and email it to: coop@kootenayfood.com
  3. Use the link to the left to purchase your share.

THATS IT!

SIMPLE, ONCE THESE 3 STEPS ARE COMPLETE YOU WILL RECEIVE A MEMBERSHIP CARD IN THE MAIL AND BE SIGNED UP TO OUR MEMBERS ONLY MAILING LIST, AND RECEIVE INVITES AND INFO ON HOW TO ENGAGE MORE WITH YOUR CO-OP!

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