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:
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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 ( 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 with your skype name so you can be added into the call.

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Network Sharing ~ invitation to update!

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!

Each month I attend the Mount Waddington Health Network (MWHN) Table of Partner (TOP) Meeting. This meeting is a gathering of partners from around the region representing work that is being done towards the Social Determinants of Health in our region. Each month the representatives are encouraged to share a monthly update through the lens of the social determinant in their focus.

As you know, a goal of the Mount Waddington Community Food Initiative is to help build a regional food focused network. Another goal is to help keep us informed and connected.
The Health Network TOP is an efficient way to help spread the word, there are currently 20+ regional partners from a broad range of organizations, at the table. Beyond the meeting, each of us is encouraged to share our learnings from the table with our home organizations and community.

I’d like to offer to share your food focused updates at the TOP.

To do so, I have created a simple google survey form that asks 2 questions:
1) What is your update for the group? (could include projects, asks for help, job postings, etc.)
2) Are there any upcoming events you want the group to know about?

If you would like to submit an update, please let me know and I will email you the survey. The survey will only take a few moments to fill out and you submit it electronically.   I’ll need the survey returned by the last day of each month.  Once the updates are compiled I will happily share them back with whoever would like to read them.

Updates big and small are welcome!

Community Health Networks are a great way to share information widely and efficiently. Let’s use our Health Network to help share our news.

Leslie Dyck ~ Coordinator, Mount Waddington Community Food Initiative


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