Saturday April 7 – Full day class- Winlaw In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to successfully integrate various livestock, like chickens, cows, pigs, fowl, and rabbits into your gardening and cropping rotations. Learn how to get all your weeding, tilling, fertilizing, aeration, shredding and more done for free. You might even get bacon and eggs too. Through examples of his families 250 acres farm, Takota will introduce the principles and processes he uses to design for functional fauna interactions in the back yard or on the back forty. TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE: Permaculture design. Forest gardening. How to … Continue reading APRIL 7: WINLAW, BC – Permaculture Based Food System Design Workshop For Kootenay Farms & Homesteads
Farmsteading 101; An intensive workshop in the lovely Slocan Valley, with Verge Permaculture, Brought to you by The West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op , (your friends at Kootenay Food!) Workshop Friday & Saturday May 13+14 Rob & Michelle Avis own & operate two successful businesses: Verge Permaculture & Adaptive Habitat. They are not farmers, but have worked closely with many farms. In this workshop, they will share their arms-length perspective, tools and principles of great value to farm businesses. On DAY ONE, Michelle will cover an overview of the Holistic Management Framework, and demonstrate how this tool has become perhaps the … Continue reading People Planet & Profits; Tools & Principles for Farm Business
Do you ever wonder how we, as consumers, can be more aware and responsible about the meat we eat? What can farmers do to sustainably increase their production and provide more local meat to the region? How can funders and policy makers help facilitate and support the changes necessary to increase production in our region? Can restaurants and local businesses bring more local meat onto their menu while still remaining affordable to consumers? After the success of the 2014 conference where over 400 people met to celebrate and discuss our local food system, Farm Food Fork returns in 2015 for … Continue reading Farm Food Fork is Raising the Steaks in the Kootenays
This Kootenay documentary film project underway needs your support! Compelled by the deep interest in our local foodshed demonstrated most recently and enthusiastically by our community this spring at the Farm Food Fork events, we embarked on an ambitious film project documenting the food-scape as it is, with the people in our community on the ground: the farmers, advocates, producers, retailers, politicians, chefs and processors. These inspiring accounts now need a consolidated voice: How can we feed ourselves? What can our foodshed become? We need support to make this happen. We have initiated our own grassroots crowdfunding project, designed to make supporting this … Continue reading Feeding Ourselves Kootenay Crowdfunding Campaign – Check it Out!