Sept. 15 – Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living Presents: For the love of bread! How we grow grains using biointensive techniques

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 08, 2018

Join us at the Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living’s Biointensive Center in Meadowbrook BC (Near Kimberley) for an event themed around bread production! Sharon and James will feature a mini-workshop that details all of the steps they take to grow grains using biointensive techniques. The tour and the workshop will be followed by potluck. 

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Biointensive Center, 2371 Thomason Rd in Meadowbrook near Kimberely, BC
Directions: Turn on to Thomason Rd and keep straight. Their driveway is on the right just before hideaway kennels. We’ll post signs to make it easy for guests.


More about Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living and their Biointensive Center

Sharon and James are sustainable mini-farmers, natural builders, and environmentalists.  Over the past 5 years they have been on a journey to become self-reliant, and to transition towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

As interns at Ecology Action they studied under John Jeavons to learn how to not only grow their own complete diet, but to bring sustainable agriculture back to their community as teachers.

Their path towards food security and sustainability inevitably led them to Natural Building.  They felt blessed to meet and learn from pioneers like Micheal G. Smith of StrawClayWood, Kirk (Donkey) Mobert from the Sundog School of Natural Building, and Amanda Fischer of Muddy Hands.

All of their experiences have led them back to what’s most important: to help build a strong, healthy community of localized and sustainable living.

Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of our natural resources, and the restoration of soils, habitat and biodiversity.

Growing sustainability through the teaching of Biointensive organic mini-farming, natural building, and permaculture.


Additional Information
  • Children are welcome to join us us for this event but please leave pets at home.
  • Please bring a chair and your own plate/bowl, cup/mug and utensils.
  • Not sure what to bring to the potluck? Consider supporting your local, organic farmer and/or food producer and find inspiration with their ingredients. Also, it is greatly appreciated if you can include a little card with the ingredients list for your dish in case people have food allergies/sensitivities
  • Have space in your car? Need a ride? Post on Kootenay Ride Share
  • Join our Young Agrarians Columbia Basin Facebook Group to stay up to date with all events. 


    If you have any questions please contact Brittny Anderson, Columbia Basin Young Agrarians Coordinator:

    Thank you!


    The Columbia Basin event series is made possible with funding from the Columbia Basin Trust.