Market Fest Poster For June in Nelson

June MarketFest Lineup

Holy amazing lineup, batman! EcoSociety's MarketFest lineup for June is just out and it is AMAZING! At just $5, MarketFest is the best entertainment value in the Kootenays!  Here's what's happening: Kids' Tent: Puppet shows, bubbles and crafts from 6pm to 9pm Moving Mosaic Samba Band 6pm Kootenay Stage presented by the RoyalFolk Fusion Dance 6:45Blackberry Wood 7:45Gisto & Natural Flavas…

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Downtown Farmers Market

Downtown Market is in Full Swing

After a bit of a cloudy first day, the second week of the Nelson Downtown Local Market was a sunny success! We had lots of great vendors, and the produce is really starting to roll in. ROot and Vine had beautiful strawberries as well as delicious asparagus. At cottonwood this week, we'll have Okanagan Cherries! Visit (and join!) the Wednesday Farmer's Market facebook group to see more pictures…

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Cottonwood Market in Chatelaine – top 10 markets

Chatelaine magazine recently featured Cottonwood Market as one of Canada's top ten farmer's markets! Congratulations to all our amazing vendors and customers who make the market such a wonderful experience! Here's the link: http://www.chatelaine.com/living/best-markets-in-canada/ Scene: Sprawl out and people-watch on lush green grass or join hippies and artists to be serenaded by local…

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2012 Nelson Garden Festival

If gardens are good teachers, there will be lots to learn at the 11th Annual Nelson Garden Festival, Saturday, May 12 on downtown Baker Street.“We have more vendors than ever,” says one of the festivals organizers Glyn Violini. “Each year the festival grows and really, community agriculture prospers.” Violini, a heather and rose vendor who helped start the first garden festival, has…

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2012 Spring Membership Drive

EcoSociety has been protecting our environment and building community for over 15 years. Starting with advocating for West Arm Provincial Park and operating a regional recycling facility, EcoSociety has never stopped serving. In 2012, we are bigger and bolder than ever. But we need your support to keep activating our communtiy through leadership and education. Your membership helps support our…

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World Water Day

The theme for World Water Day  on March 22, 2012 is food security. The connection between water security and food security may be easy to overlook in our region of plentiful freshwater, but droughts in the prairies and grain belts around the world have already triggered food shortages and price spikes. To help understand the crisis, here is a list of 5 films, some of which are…

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