Nelson’s Downtown Farmers’ Market opens June 12!

Nelson’s famous Downtown Farmers’ Market opens for the season tomorrow. The West Kootenay EcoSociety presents the weekly downtown market every Wednesday at the Hall Street Plaza and the 600 block of Baker Street. EcoSociety’s markets strive to connect local farmers and their fresh local produce to visitors and Nelson residents. “The Downtown market is busy. It hosts over 60 vendors, including…

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Save BC Forests – Day of Action – June 6

The science is clear: one of the most important tools we have in the fight against climate change is intact forests. We need better management of all forests in BC. We need forests managed with the long range forecast of their benefits. West Kootenay EcoSociety joins the Sierra Club of BC has called for a province-wide day of action to tell the BC government to protect our old growth forests.…

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Cottonwood Farmers’ Market season begins Saturday, May 18!

Nelson, BC--It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: the Cottonwood Farmers’ Market is back! We're proud to present the first farmers’ market of the season at Cottonwood Falls Park this Saturday, May 18, and the vendors are so eager to be there, they’ve been knocking at our door to find out when they can set up. “We’re as enthusiastic as everyone to see the market this weekend at Cottonwood…

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Cheers for Nelson City Council!

Congratulations, Nelson City Council, on making two important decisions last night that benefit Nelson residents, businesses and the environment! Council voted ‘Yes’ to joining the regional composting plan. This is a huge step forward to help Nelson residents and businesses compost effectively, reduce use of landfills, and work towards carbon-neutrality. It’s part of the city and regional…

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Baker St in winter

City of Nelson Parking Survey

As you may have heard, the City of Nelson is currently reviewing its Parking Strategy and is asking for public feedback, with the survey closing this Monday, February 18th. You can help us build support for a strategy that incentivizes healthier modes of transportation, like walking and cycling, by making them easier and safer, instead of providing incentives to drive and thus congest downtown…

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Jesse Woodward, former Markets & Events Director at EcoSociety

EcoSociety Markets Director moving on from farmers’ markets to City Council

By Jesse Woodward After 7 amazing years as the Markets and Events Director at the West Kootenay EcoSociety I will be transition out of this position to take on my new role as a Nelson City Councillor. I am currently working closely on transition planning and implementation with EcoSociety staff and the Executive Director and I want everyone to know that the Nelson outdoor markets will continue in…

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