Fresh local food goal of new Farms to Friends program

Everyone deserves to be healthy. That’s the starting point for Farms to Friends, a new program this summer bringing local organic produce to low income families and seniors in the West Kootenays. Food security is one of the pillars of West Kootenay EcoSociety’s work, and the idea and funding for Farms to Friends came together quickly for a project that everyone involved is calling a win-win. It…

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Rainwater Harvesting Part 2: Our First 2,000 Litres of Rainwater—Captured!

Rainwater harvesting has always been part of our permaculture homestead plan. But we set it aside while we concentrated on establishing the house and gardens and tending to our farm animals. The project became a priority with the devastating drought and wildfire seasons of 2017 and 2018. That experience, coupled with long-term climate change trends, motivated us to act now. Here’s a brief account…

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Mother’s Day Local Gift Box

  At the EcoSociety, we wanted to find a way to help local businesses as well as support the power house mothers out there who need to be celebrated. We came up with the perfect locals gift package that will bring a smile to anyone's face. The package includes: No6 Coffee 1lb bag Virtue Tea box Viva Cacao chocolate bars Kootenay Kettle Corn pop corn bag Oso Negro Coffee 1lb bag Order your…

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Job Opportunity: Admin Assistant

Rate: $15 ph for 8 weeks  Start Date: May 30th Hours: 35 hours per week  Location: Remote (working from your home office) Job Description Working with EcoSociety staff and volunteers, the Assistant will work with community members in Trail and the Lower Columbia to engage the greater community to continue promoting regional tourism and supporting environmental protection.  Key responsibilities…

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Meet Your Farmers’ Market Vendors

Nelson’s farmers' markets will be starting in June, and this year they will be different. With everyone’s safety our priority, we’re following the provincial guidelines to run the markets and support our local farmers.  These farmers are the people keeping our markets alive this year. The new rules allow only farmers and prepared foods at the market. Unfortunately, the markets won’t be a place to…

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