Fresh. Local. Abundant.

One Straw Society’s goal is to help people of the Sunshine Coast access and engage in a local, resilient, sustainable food system.

Our mission is to support you in:

Having access to and growing local food.
Sustaining and enhancing the environment.
Supporting the local economy.
Connecting with your community

LEARN

Get skills to grow, maintain, harvest and preserve your own food sustainably!

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CONNECT

Get involved! Meet like minded people, volunteer, share skills, become a member.

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EXPLORE

Find local food, meet local growers, see what the Coast has to offer!

Explore

LEARN

Get skills to grow, maintain, harvest and preserve your own food sustainably!

Explore

CONNECT

Get involved! Meet like minded people, volunteer, share skills, become a member.

Explore

EXPLORE

Find local food, meet local growers, see what the Coast has to offer!

Explore

The One Tiny Farm

It started with a dream.  And with some planning, hard work, dedication, hundreds of volunteer hours, and donations from countless people and organizations across the Coast, the dream has come true!

The One Tiny Farm behind the Gumboot Restaurant has transformed into a magical space, with abundant gardens, bursting greenhouses, a cute caravan, and space for feasts, gatherings, and community.

We’ve hosted workshops, a big table dinner, and run a successful market garden.  And this is only the beginning!

We’re looking forward to what we can all create together in the coming months and years.  And we would love you to get involved!

Ways you can help:

BECOME A MEMBER: Renew your membership or get one for friends & family! If you bought a “Lifetime Membership” in the past, consider investing in an annual membership that will continue to support programs and services. Better benefits too! http://www.onestraw.ca/connect/become-a-member/

DONATE: Lend the use of tractors, tillers, and tools, or donate/build small storage/studio buildings or cash. Cash donations are critical to being able to hire skilled people, buy materials, support volunteers, and liaise with organizations, food banks and vulnerable persons in the community.

Donations may be e-transferred to treasurer@onestraw.ca.

Want more info on how you can help?  email info@onestraw.ca

Calendar of Events

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2 days ago

One Straw Society
Existing farmers and aspiring growers! We put this one together for you. While this overview will just scratch the surface of important farm business planning work, the speaker and insights come highly recommended.  Please join in the conversation this Wednesday night with Ione Smith. 

Zoom Discussion and Presentation Series- Instalment #5- Getting Your Ducks in Row: Key Elements of A Successful Farm Business Plan. 

Join the conversation this coming Wednesday night. Learn something new, guaranteed. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/f4ShRWFMBDhhmHxR9

Existing farmers and aspiring growers! We put this one together for you. While this overview will just scratch the surface of important farm business planning work, the speaker and insights come highly recommended. Please join in the conversation this Wednesday night with Ione Smith.

Zoom Discussion and Presentation Series- Instalment #5- Getting Your Ducks in Row: Key Elements of A Successful Farm Business Plan.

Join the conversation this coming Wednesday night. Learn something new, guaranteed. Sign up here: forms.gle/f4ShRWFMBDhhmHxR9
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2 weeks ago

One Straw Society
With the District of Sechelt and the SCRD both examining and quite possibly revising some of their agricultural bylaws in the very near future, this topic is well timed. In order to understand what is possible moving ahead, we need to understand where we currently stand and where the friction points are. 

Zoom Discussion and Presentation Series- Instalment #4- Policies, regulations and bylaws that hurt and harm local agricultural opportunities. 

What is the discussion and presentation series?

One hour long learning and engagement time: Half your time spent listening to the case, and half spent talking about it and sharing thoughts and ideas with others. Big talks, important subjects to help with strengthening the local food system! And all without having to leave your home. 

Join the conversation on Wednesday night. Learn something new, guaranteed. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/f4ShRWFMBDhhmHxR9

With the District of Sechelt and the SCRD both examining and quite possibly revising some of their agricultural bylaws in the very near future, this topic is well timed. In order to understand what is possible moving ahead, we need to understand where we currently stand and where the friction points are.

Zoom Discussion and Presentation Series- Instalment #4- Policies, regulations and bylaws that hurt and harm local agricultural opportunities.

What is the discussion and presentation series?

One hour long learning and engagement time: Half your time spent listening to the "case", and half spent talking about it and sharing thoughts and ideas with others. Big talks, important subjects to help with strengthening the local food system! And all without having to leave your home.

Join the conversation on Wednesday night. Learn something new, guaranteed. Sign up here: forms.gle/f4ShRWFMBDhhmHxR9
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2 weeks ago

One Straw Society
AGM next Thursday, Nov. 19 has been moved to ONLINE, via Zoom. Please join us at 6:30 for a quick, one hour AGM, with updates and news from this past year, elections for directors at large, and a chance to ask questions or share ideas. Short and sweet! 

Attending is important! >>> Did you know that when we report to our funders, and in our applications for grants and charitable status, they want to know how many people attended our last AGM? Bigger numbers shows greater community support, and logging on to Zoom next week will support all these programs and projects for Food Security to happen!
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ATTEND BY ZOOM online: Nov 19, 2020 6:30 PM 
https://bit.ly/32wnDXY

Meeting ID: 852 6706 0346
Password: straw
_____________________________________________
Want to join the Board of Directors? email: info@onestraw.ca
and check out the Board Nomination Guide here: https://bit.ly/35coejw

AGM next Thursday, Nov. 19 has been moved to ONLINE, via Zoom. Please join us at 6:30 for a quick, one hour AGM, with updates and news from this past year, elections for directors at large, and a chance to ask questions or share ideas. Short and sweet!

Attending is important! >>> Did you know that when we report to our funders, and in our applications for grants and charitable status, they want to know how many people attended our last AGM? Bigger numbers shows greater community support, and logging on to Zoom next week will support all these programs and projects for Food Security to happen!
_____________________________________________
ATTEND BY ZOOM online: Nov 19, 2020 6:30 PM
bit.ly/32wnDXY

Meeting ID: 852 6706 0346
Password: straw
_____________________________________________
Want to join the Board of Directors? email: info@onestraw.ca
and check out the Board Nomination Guide here: bit.ly/35coejw
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1 month ago

One Straw Society
Zoom Discussion and Presentation Series- Instalment #3- Value Add Products: Opportunities and Regulations

What is the discussion and presentation series?

One hour long learning and engagement time: Half your time spent listening to the case, and half spent talking about it and sharing thoughts and ideas with others. Big talks, important subjects to help with strengthening the local food system! And all without having to leave your home. 

Join the conversation on Wednesday night with Chris Morse from Vancouver Coastal Health. Learn something new, guaranteed. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/f4ShRWFMBDhhmHxR9

Zoom Discussion and Presentation Series- Instalment #3- Value Add Products: Opportunities and Regulations

What is the discussion and presentation series?

One hour long learning and engagement time: Half your time spent listening to the "case", and half spent talking about it and sharing thoughts and ideas with others. Big talks, important subjects to help with strengthening the local food system! And all without having to leave your home.

Join the conversation on Wednesday night with Chris Morse from Vancouver Coastal Health. Learn something new, guaranteed. Sign up here: forms.gle/f4ShRWFMBDhhmHxR9
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