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Jun
2
Tue
Meet the Mushrooms Webinar
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Meet the Mushrooms Webinar

You’re invited to EcoSociety’s community expert speaker series. Bring your lunch and learn with us.

Want to learn more about mushrooms and mushroom foraging? Robert M. Macrae will talk about the ecology of fungi, fungi in popular cultures, edible and medicinal fungi, and foraging locally for fungi.

Robert M. Macrae has been teaching environmental chemistry and applied microbiology courses at Selkirk College since 1996. He taught at Brandenburg Technical University in Germany during 2016 -17. Previously, he worked as a Quality Control Supervisor for a diversified food company and a Production Manager on commercial mushroom farms. Mr. Macrae has a BSc Agr from the University of Guelph, an MSc from the University of Toronto, and he was a graduate research student at the University of Tokyo. Mr. Macrae’s interest in sustainability led to studies in and advocacy for a humane transition to renewable energy. Over the past two decades, Mr. Macrae has presented talks on mushrooms, Japanese mushroom cultivation, fungi in popular culture, the origins of Santa Claus (which has a surprising connection with fungi), and renewable energy where the connection with fungi is slim. He has led many walks to forage for edible mushrooms and to introduce people to the fascinating world of fungi.

To register for this free webinar and receive a recording click here.

Jun
3
Wed
Herbal Medicines from the Garden Webinar
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Herbal Medicines from the Garden Webinar

Learn about the medicinal benefits of local herbs, weeds and flowers commonly found in BC gardens and parks.
Garliq will also be covering:
– tinctures, salves, oils, teas
– what herbal medicines are stress relievers
– why it is important to connect to nature through the pandemic

To register and receive a free recording click here

Jun
22
Mon
Interfaith Climate Vigil
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the 22nd of every month, a local faith group will host a climate vigil in the tradition of their spiritual practice.

April vigil will be hosted digitally. Stay tuned for info and link.

All are welcome, free event.

Jul
22
Wed
Interfaith Climate Vigil
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the 22nd of every month, a local faith group will host a climate vigil in the tradition of their spiritual practice.

April vigil will be hosted digitally. Stay tuned for info and link.

All are welcome, free event.

Aug
22
Sat
Interfaith Climate Vigil
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the 22nd of every month, a local faith group will host a climate vigil in the tradition of their spiritual practice.

April vigil will be hosted digitally. Stay tuned for info and link.

All are welcome, free event.

Sep
22
Tue
Interfaith Climate Vigil
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the 22nd of every month, a local faith group will host a climate vigil in the tradition of their spiritual practice.

April vigil will be hosted digitally. Stay tuned for info and link.

All are welcome, free event.

Oct
22
Thu
Interfaith Climate Vigil
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the 22nd of every month, a local faith group will host a climate vigil in the tradition of their spiritual practice.

April vigil will be hosted digitally. Stay tuned for info and link.

All are welcome, free event.

Nov
22
Sun
Interfaith Climate Vigil
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the 22nd of every month, a local faith group will host a climate vigil in the tradition of their spiritual practice.

April vigil will be hosted digitally. Stay tuned for info and link.

All are welcome, free event.

Dec
12
Sat
Winter Craft Fair @ Central School Nelson, BC
Dec 12 @ 10:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us once again for the Winter Craft Fair 2019, hosted by the West Kootenay EcoSociety at Central School in Nelson.

Customers will spot some of their favorite vendors, as well as some new participants, from the Downtown, Cottonwood and MarketFest events that are also run by the EcoSociety.

If you’re looking for something distinctive and unique for that special person in your life don’t miss out on being a part of the 2019 EcoSociety Winter Craft Fair! Bring your family and friends. Come support your local community while having fun!

Admission is by donation, all proceeds go to the EcoSociety to build sustainable communities and protect wild places.

Note for vendors: the craft fair is full with a large waitlist. 

Dec
22
Tue
Interfaith Climate Vigil
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the 22nd of every month, a local faith group will host a climate vigil in the tradition of their spiritual practice.

April vigil will be hosted digitally. Stay tuned for info and link.

All are welcome, free event.

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