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In early 2019 the Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society is hosting two Literacy Fairs in the North Island.
The Mount Waddington Community Food Initiative has been invited to attend both fairs, and to participate in Literacy Activities. There is also an opportunity to share information and resources to help connect attendees to food literacy and food security activity in our region.
Leslie will be attending both Fairs and would like to invite you to volunteer some time to help host our activity (activity ideas welcome) and table. We will be promoting the new Neighbourhood Small Grants program, the Local Seasonal Food Challenge, the Food Atlas. and continuing to increase membership on our email list MTWADFOODS and there is plenty of room left on the table!
If you cannot attend the event but have information, resources, business cards, info about upcoming events, etc. that you would like shared, please let Leslie know and she would be happy to do that.
~ Leslie Dyck, Coordinator Mount Waddington Community Food Initiative
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
**If you plan to attend by skype, please RSVP to email@example.com with your skype name so you can be added into the call.
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, there are two Farmers Markets in the region advertising market dates in 2017, the North Island Farmers and Artisans Market, and the Port Alice Community Market. I will be sure to publish the full market schedules as soon as I see them.
Below are the dates being advertised for the North Island Farmers and Artisans Market. The markets in February and April will be held indoors at the Lions Hall in Port McNeill. New Vendors are always welcome ~ experienced or not. Please email Neva or Shannon for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
So far there is just one date being advertised by the Port Alice Community Market, which is February 11th, but I am certain there will be more dates announced soon. This market started up last June and has been growing ever since. More members are welcome.
The best place to watch for more information is on the Facebook page (search for “Port Alice Community Market”), but if you are not a Facebook user you can contact Rose at 250-284-3513 or email: email@example.com
Are there any other Farmers Markets being planned for this upcoming season? If so please let us know, and let me know how I can help things along 🙂
Coordinator, MW Community Foods Initiative
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.
This workshop has been a dream of mine for about 3 years now, and it so great finally see it come to life. I need to give credit for the creative name of our workshop to Jessie Hemphill, and also many thanks for her hard work (and the many other change makers) in bringing the Port Hardy Urban Agriculture bylaws into place.
Here is a link to the registration page for the workshop. Register soon as seats are limited.
Beyond drawing on local knowledge, we are pleased to be welcoming Duncan Martin as our guest speaker for the event.
If you don’t have a by-law in place your North Island Community that supports the keeping of Urban Hens, then this will be a good place to learn about ways you might initiate that change.