Exploring Potential Opportunities for a Regional Food Innovation and Processing Hub ~ meeting

Please see the meeting invitation from North Island College below. 

Feel free to share this invitation with others as we are interested in gathering as many people as possible who are connected to agriculture, aquaculture and non-timber forest products in the region.


*Please join us* to explore potential opportunities for the advancement of
a regional food innovation and processing hub: NIC is developing a
feasibility study to be presented to the Ministry of Agriculture within a

We have arranged a virtual meeting between the Port Hardy and Campbell
River campuses for you to participate in the discussion.

Join us at North Island College (Mixalakwila Campus), Room MWC 101:
*Wednesday, October 30 from 10am to 11:20am*

We would appreciate your *RSVP by Friday, October 25* to Ashley.Russo@nic.bc.ca.
We look forward to connecting with you or a representative on October 30th!

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Food Connections Conference 2019

Registration to our Bi-Annual Food Connections Conference is open now.  The theme for this years gathering is “Fish Are Food”.

The conference is being held in Campbell River this year on November 28th.

As always we have 5 seats being held for people our region.  Please let me know if you plan on attending the conference and if you would like assistance with organizing carpooling.   My email is leslie.dyck11@gmail.com

Follow this link to register for your tickets.  You can find more information about this years gathering and past gatherings on our Island Food Hubs website


fish are food

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Save the Date! Sointula’s Seedy Saturday

A Seedy Saturday Night in Sointula –
Community Awareness and Sointula Resource Centre Fundraiser
** plant starts and seeds for sale/free local seed exchange/growing information and initiatives/ items for raffle such as potted plants, composter/ documentary at 7 pm. (87 minutes)
Date: Saturday March 2, 2019
Time: 4:30 to 8:30 pm
Place: FO Hall (Finnish Organizational Hall)
Refreshments:  coffee, tea, pop and snacks for purchase (savoury and sweet)
Film starts at 7 pm – $10 adults/ all kids by donation or free)
7: 00 pm to 8:30 pm – MODIFIED – full length documentary.
Questions?  contact Stephanie at the Sointula Resource Centre:  sointulainfo@gmail.com
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Growing the Home Garden: increasing production for market (or home sales or ‘farm gate’ sales)…

Join us for a workshop on increasing production in your garden. Tammas Grogan, a local Urban Farmer, will show us how she plans her garden and offer advice on how we can increase production in our own. Please join your local gardeners and growers for this event which will include an opportunity for discussion.

There is an opportunity to join this workshop by skype, if this is your plan, please rsvp to Leslie Dyck (leslie.dyck11@gmail.com) with your Skype Name.

This workshop is being offered through the Mount Waddington Community Food Initiative in partnership with HardyLocalFoods Foodshare. It is free and open to anyone growing (or planning to grow) for production in the North Island. Please share widely, and bring a friend or neighbour!

Join us at the new NIC campus which is located within the Thunderbird Mall. Thankyou NIC for your continued support and the use of your wonderful space.

Who: This workshop is open to anyone growing (or planning to grow) for production in the North Island. Please share widely, and bring a friend or neighbour!

Where:  NIC (in new location within Thunderbird Mall next to Sacred Wolf)

When:  January 23, 630pm – 730pm

Cost: Free

**If you plan to attend by skype, please RSVP to leslie.dyck11a@gmail.com with your skype name so you can be added into the call.

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