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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2017 North Island Farmers Markets

I often hear people say that they wish we could have a local Farmer’s Market.  Well, depending upon what the word “local” means to you, we do! This year there will be at least 2 markets operating within the region 🙂 So far, … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Chicken!

I am so excited to announce that registration for our upcoming “Don’t Be Chicken” workshop has opened. We will be teaching you the in and outs of keeping urban hens while abiding by the Port Hardy Urban Agriculture by-law guidelines. … Continue reading

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Seedy Saturday ~ April 22nd!

In partnership with the North Island Farmers and Artisans market, the MW Community Foods Initiative is welcoming you to get involved in our annual Seedy Saturday event, which is on April 22.  This is a regional event, and your participation helps us grow every year. Seedy Saturdays … Continue reading

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Update ~ Farm to School BC Learning Session.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Farm2School BC Learning Session.  Many thanks as well to  Aaren Topley and Vanessa Perrodou for your informative presentation. In his follow up email Aaren mentioned that there were a number of people from our region … Continue reading

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Notes from the Strathcona School Garden Support Webinar

In April I attended an excellent webinar that was hosted by the Strathcona Food  Action Committee.  Below are my notes.  ~please let me know if you have questions or if something doesn’t make sense ~ Leslie School Garden Webinar – Strathcona Food Security … Continue reading

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