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Central Okanagan: From Field to Fork – Research Event Summary

Posted by Moss Dance on September 26, 2016

Okanagan Food policy - Chefs Michael Buffet, Adam Abernathy, and Melissa Masters

Hosted by the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council (COFPC) The Purpose of this event was (1) to return research done in the community back to the community and (2) to launch the ‘Food Quilt’, a new movement to connect people and groups in support of food security in the Central Okanagan. On Thursday April 21, 2016, over 60 guests gathered at the Canadian Mental Health Association and enjoyed 7 presentations that showcased research related to local food security. These presentations were done in the fast-paced style known as pechakucha. Following the presentations, the guests connected with one another, shared stories, … Continue reading Central Okanagan: From Field to Fork – Research Event Summary

November 18: Kootenay Co-op True Local Supplier Event, Nelson, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on November 05, 2015

Tawny jersy Cows Interested in the Kootenay Co-op True North Supplier Event

Are you a new or established agricultural producer in the Kootenays? Are you interested in becoming a local wholesale supplier to an incredible community cooperative? Join the Kootenay Co-op for their upcoming True Local Supplier Event! When: Wednesday, November 18th, 9AM – 4PM Where: Nelson Rod & Gun Club 801 Railway St, Nelson, BC V1L 1H6 To continue to develop their capacity to bring on new farmers and sell more fresh, local, organic produce the Kootenay Co-op is hosting a full day seminar focused on fostering business growth in their agricultural suppliers. Featuring: Information on opportunities for local sales and areas of likely demand for 2016 Educational opportunities … Continue reading November 18: Kootenay Co-op True Local Supplier Event, Nelson, BC

Grow Your Full Potential! Victoria Aquaponics Spring Workshop Series

Posted by Jess Brown on February 28, 2014

Aquaponics is HOT!

In simple terms, aquaponics is a recirculating system that raises fish and grows vegetables in one integrated living system. This unique approach to growing food provides higher yields and requires much less labor and inputs than soil based farming.  Whether you’re a farmer or a home gardener, aquaponics provides fun and effective solutions for growing tasty local food. Join us in exploring the what’s why’s and how’s. Victoria Aquaponics and Mason Street Farm are offering a workshop series this march. Participants will experience aquaponics in action and gain the confidence to design, build, start-up and maintain their own home or … Continue reading Grow Your Full Potential! Victoria Aquaponics Spring Workshop Series