Nelson Markets Update – COVID-19

Hello everyone, it’s been a surreal couple of weeks for us at the EcoSociety and specifically for me and the markets adapting to this curveball the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown.  The update for now is that we are postponing Gardenfest in May to 2021, and both our MarketFest events previously scheduled for July and August until summer 2021.  All other farmers’ markets are postponed until June 1st…

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Looking back on 2019

I think 2019 was our busiest year ever at the EcoSociety. Here's a look back at what we accomplished together with our staff, volunteers, members, donors and supporters. Six local governments signed-on to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 for all energy-use sectors community-wide. Volunteers worked hard so that over 10,500 people and 108 businesses support the clean energy transition.…

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Volunteers made us Trail’s Business of the Year

Okay, we didn’t see that coming! We blogged about being honoured to be nominated for Business of the Year at the Trail Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. We honestly didn’t expect to win, so we were excited, grateful and a bit shocked when we found out we did. Setting up an office for an environmental organization in a new town could have been daunting. Some people were very open…

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Raise a glass with NBC for EcoSociety’s 25th anniversary

Something’s been brewing in the woods, and it’s Nelson Brewing Company’s celebratory Spruce 'N' It Up -- a special batch of spruce tip ale beer to help mark the West Kootenay EcoSociety’s 25th anniversary. NBC is one of our long time supporters. Head brewer Simon Barna talks about their inspiration for this month’s special beer. “Brewing a beer (what we do best) with a twist of nature to…

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Optimism and the future of food sustainability in the Kootenays.

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Basin Food Summit in Rossland, BC. Being my first year as Markets Coordinator for the EcoSociety, it was eye opening to see more than 200 food buyers, food producers and food professionals all under one roof sharing their ideas with one another.  First off, I was treated to nothing but amazing food over the weekend as everyone gathered for meals…

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Be a Voter this October

It's election time and the big election day is October 21! It's that time when you vote for the candidate in your riding to become your Member of Parliament. You can check out the Elections Canada website to learn all about who is running in your riding, and then explore more about what they stand for and their track record on the issues you care most about. But you'll have to Google that part…

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