East Shore Food Roots

Food Systems Development on Kootenay Lake's Eastern Shore

Seed and Knowledge Sharing Opportunity! February 2, 2016

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There will be information on starting seeds and growing sprouts (affordable fresh winter food and so easy, too!!!) Two Kootenay seed producers will be selling their locally grown seeds (Stellar Seeds and Suzanne Miller), so you can stock up on everything you’ll need for the coming season.  We’ll have free seed to give away and space for trading seeds with others and chatting about all things gardening.

Twisted Roots Community Greenhouse will be present, selling CSA shares for their upcoming season, and accepting new volunteer applications.

We’ll be organizing an order for heritage chicks and mason bees (from Ellisons and West Coast Seeds, respectively), so if you want to start raising chickens this spring or increase your garden’s pollination success with mason bees, this is the place to start!

Hope to see you there!

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‘Fields Forward’ for greater food security January 15, 2016

‘Fields Forward’ is a new partnership program to boost economic development in the agri-food sector and improve local food security in our area.

This new ‘Fields Forward’ initiative from the Community Directed Funds Committee of Creston and District (Yahk to Riondel) was launched January 11th with a two day training and collaborative action planning conference in Creston involving food groups, producers, entrepreneurs, as well as local, provincial and federal government representatives.  11 people from the East Shore attended, including 4 members of Food Roots.  Food Roots hopes to be part of the Community Impact Team that is now being formed for the next phase of the initiative.   

East Shore Team at Fields Forward Conference

Part of the East Shore team that joined the ‘Fields Forward’ initiative conference January 11th and 12th in Creston.

For  more information on the new initiative please check out the ‘Fields Forward’ website.


Food Hampers available again this coming Festive Season October 26, 2015

Filed under: Events,Food,Winter — Nicole @ 10:39 am
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Food Hampers will be available to anyone in need this coming season.  Please call the number on the image before November 19th to reserve your hamper, and let anyone you think may benefit from a hamper this winter know about the program.

Donations are being accepted with a smile at the Credit Union in Crawford Bay, or donate at the boxes in stores around the East Shore.

Thank you to the Hamper Group for all their hard work!!!



Upcoming FoodRoots Autumn Workshop!! October 23, 2015

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Farmers!!! Apply for a Skilled Farm Business Mentor this Winter!

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If you are an animal or vegetable producer located in British Columbia and looking for guidance in continuing to grow your business, then check out and apply to be a part of the Young Agrarians’ BC Business Mentorship Network!



Mushroom Walk Comes to the East Shore! October 16, 2015

Filed under: Autumn,Events,Foraging,Mushrooms — Nicole @ 3:55 pm
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Join Rob McCrae on the East Shore October 24th from 10am-3pm for a mushroom identification walk.  This workshop organized through Selkirk College at the East Shore Learning Hub and the fee is $40 incl. tax. Register at the door.  This class already has enough people to run, so join while there is still room!

Update:  There is such a large group coming for the course that they are moving the course to the performance area at the Crawford Bay school. 10 am start, bring lunch!


October 13, 2015

Filed under: Autumn — Nicole @ 12:02 pm
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Hello Gardeners!

The Crawford Bay School garden organizers are looking for volunteers to help them put the school garden to bed for 2015.
They will be out in the garden ( rain or shine)

Wednesday Oct 14th at 1:00 pm- 4:30pm.

Wednesday Oct 21 1:00pm- 4:30 pm.

Crawford Bay School Greenhouse winter garden project 2012

They have tools, but if you have extra mulch, please bring it!

Tea and cookies will be provided!

Contact Ms. King or Ms.Okros at the school for more info.

Thank you!


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