East Shore Food Roots

Food Systems Development on Kootenay Lake's Eastern Shore

Plants and a cup of tea with your neighbour April 12, 2016

 

 

 

 

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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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October 13, 2015

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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!

 

3rd Annual Seed Exchange! January 21, 2014

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Seedy time once again February 8, 2013

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2nd Annual East Shore Seed Swap!

Friday, March 8, 1-4pm, Crawford Bay School, Crawford Bay.

 

1. Seedy activities for children of all ages.

2. Coffee, tea, and cookies too!

3. Lots of handouts about seed saving and food security.

4. Sign up sheets for many food related happenings, including local food production directories, a tool sharing library, and a food buying group.

5. Seed company catalogues to peruse.  Free seed give-aways!

 

 

Swapping and sharing encouraged…see you there!!!

 

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Food Roots organizing the Kootenay Lake Fall Fair May 25, 2012

For the first time, Food Roots members are organizing the upcoming 101st annual Kootenay Lake Fall Fair.  We’ll be keeping the best of the traditional fair and creating new opportunities for learning about food and food security.

You can join the Kootenay Lake Fall Fair Facebook group to receive updates on the event.  This year’s Fair will have something for everyone!

 

Mushroom Workshop May 6th April 18, 2012

Learn how to grow mushrooms

in logs, straw, and coffee grounds!

$60.00 for the 6 hour workshop with Scott

“The Mushroom Man”

**************This workshop is now Full!!!

10am – 4pm, Crawford Bay Community Corner at Crawford Bay Park.

What you will learn and practice:

– Log inoculation for Shiitake
– Straw Bale inoculation for Oyster, Stropharia Rugoso-Annulata (King stropharia/Wine Cap)
– Chip bed inoculation demo on site or nearby location and
– Coffee ground inoculation with Oyster.

What you will take home with you:

– 1 inoculated straw bale that will yield several pounds of pearl Oyster mushrooms,
– 2 shiitake logs,
– 1 small tub of inoculated coffee grounds to be used as spawn, and
– 1 inoculated tub of wood chips that when colonized, will allow you to inoculate your own chip bed with King stropharia at home.

What you’re asked to bring for yourself:

– 1 old pillowcase
– 1 small plastic container (tupperware) for coffee grounds
– 1 large plastic tub ( Rubbermaid or other brand plastic tub/tote)
– Potluck for 3 people – to be synchronized later on.

Leave a comment to register, or talk to us on our Facebook Event Page.

 

 
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