Member Spotlight: Sue Skidmore is a proud mom and gramma

by Sue Skidmore We all join the West Kootenay EcoSociety for different reasons…my push was alcohol. There, I hope I got your attention. I joined the EcoSociety as a member and have started taking on a few “baby-steps” volunteer jobs, like writing this blog, but it took me a while to get to this point.  Contrary to how this sounds, drinking does not play a big part in my life but making new…

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Open Outdoor Market Season

The 2016 outdoor market season has arrived! It all starts with the Nelson Garden Festival onthis Saturday. This wonderful event takes place from 10am-3pm on the 200 block of Baker Street. If you love gardening this event is not to be missed. Will you be there? On Saturday, May 14, West Kootenay EcoSociety’s Cottonwood Community Market opens to kick-off another season…

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2016 MarketFest vendor registration

The 2016 MarketFest vendor registration is now open! If you would like to register as a MarketFest vendor please click here If you would like to find out more about the fabulous MarketFest events please click here.

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2016 Cottonwood Market opening

2016 Cottonwood Community Market season will be reopening every Saturday starting on May 14th and run through to October 29th. Every Saturday at Cottonwood Falls Park, Cottonwood Market features live music and a friendly vibe.  Over 40 vendors are at Cottonwood each Saturday selling fresh produce, fresh juice, eggs, honey, local natural meats, home-brewed root beer, and a great selection of…

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Nelson Garden Festival

Always on Mother's Day Weekend, the 15th Annual Nelson Garden Festival happens on Saturday, May 07th, 2016, 10-3 pm, 200 block of Baker Street and Kootenay Street in downtown Nelson. 60 booths of veggies, flowers, perennials and annuals, shrubs and bulbs, and many items to spruce up your gardens, patios, walkways and decks from some of the region's best gardeners and crafts people. Rain or Shine…

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Spring Market – April 16

Come and enjoy the wonderful flavors, smells and tastes of locally grown, baked and hand-made goods at the last of the new EcoSociety Winter/Spring Markets! Lots to choose from with over 25 vendors on hand. There will be winter produce, body care, canned goods, crafts and much more. $2 admission at the door goes to EcoSociety to help cover the costs. See you there! April 16 10 am to 3 pm…

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