Heather Pritchard will present a talk titled: Row by Row: Recreating the Commons, Organizing Cooperative Access to Land and Food, taking place at Okanagan College, Vernon Cost: Free No registration required. Profitable, sustainable and accessible food systems planning are top of mind for many in our region today. There is increasing interest in exploring how to provide young farmers and other food entrepreneurs access to training, land and infrastructure in order to bolster the local food economy and contribute to the North Okanagan food system. Planning for a farmland trust, an incubator farm, a farmers’ cooperative and a regional agri-food hub … Continue reading April 10: Vernon – Recreating the Commons
Project Information: This is a Job Creation Partnership Project, not regular paid employment. In order to qualify as a participant, you must be EI eligible (current Regular EI claim or past EI claim which ended in the last 60 months, be unemployed and demonstrate a need for current work experience to support your return to sustainable employment). Eligible participants receive an allowance as payment for their work and are expected to continue to seek employment during the project. Project Summary: Patchwork Farms, a small collaborative farm located on the Vernon Okanagan College campus has an opportunity developing and managing a … Continue reading Jobs: Vernon, BC – Patchwork Farms Greenhouse Coordinator
Join Certified Organic Association of BC in Vernon for their next annual conference focusing on Resilience! Sessions on water harvesting and resilient/restorative agriculture are pertinent given extreme temperatures and water shortages in BC this season. There will also be sessions on the certification process, seed saving (beginner and advanced presentations), pest management, stories from trailblazers in the organic community, and so much more. WHEN: Feb. 26 – Feb. 28, 2016 WHERE: Vernon, BC COST: Full Conference $250 – See website for single sessions & student discount PURCHASE TICKETS HERE! Conference Highlights: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vandana Shiva: COABC is thrilled to have Dr. Vandana Shiva, internationally recognized … Continue reading FEB 26-28: 2016 Certified Organic Association of BC Conference, Vernon, BC
IMMEDIATE RELEASE By Kristy Hennings Vernon, BC – The Food Action Society of the North Okanagan is hosting their fourth annual gala fundraiser, Roots ‘n’ Brews, on September 20, 2014 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge. Our team of passionate chefs were inspired by the abundance of the season to create a menu that will thrill the taste buds, while all funds raised will go to support local food initiatives and events. This year’s celebration of local food and food producers will begin with a tasting hour of local spirits from 5 – 6 pm, featuring Okanagan Spirits, Crannóg Ales, … Continue reading Food Action Society’s fourth annual Roots n’ Brews celebrates local food, farmers and chefs!