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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

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Together and alone, through the quiet of our living room windows and our device screens, we’re watching a pandemic interrupt our world. It seemed so far-fetched when we talked about food security and the risks of our remote community, but here it is. A world on lockdown.

The Sunshine Coast provides only 2% of the food we need here. Virtually everything we eat comes on a truck, across a ferry, and most of that comes from trains and ships beyond. Mexico, Chile, China, Europe… That’s a long (and vulnerable) chain. Locally, there are few farms, aging growers, and a housing crisis making no amount of kale and corn able to pay for million dollar land. If ever there was a time to connect to what food security means, THIS is it.

It’s victory garden time. During the war, these gardens were everything. Let’s step away from the news and the tension it puts on our breath, and step outside. Feel the soil between our fingers, even if it’s just in containers on the deck, and grow our own dinner! The next 3 weeks, while we sit in isolation, is the perfect window to get this going!

Potatoes can grow in a garbage bag, pillow case, or box… They grow up to TEN times what you plant! In 30 days, you’ll be able to start eating salad greens, baby carrots, radishes, arugula, spinach, kale, beans, green onions and summer squash. In another 30 days, you’ll have broccoli, peas, and beets. This is going to be amazing for the heart and soul, your wallet, and our community!

Need seeds to get rolling? Nurseries are open, but there are also many amazing sources of local, heritage seeds, starting with the Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective. If you have seeds to sell, please share below so we can find you!

Temporarily FREE due to this pandemic:

Veggie Growing class: https://workspace.oregonstate.edu/…/master-gardener-series-…

Urban Farm classes: https://urbanfarm.lpages.co/daily-gardening-classes/…

Renew your membership with One Straw Society, and join our crew of volunteers working together to help us all become more resilient! These are amazing times to be building, brainstorming, planning, and growing.

http://www.onestraw.ca/connect/become-a-member/

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4 days ago

One Straw Society
Need fresh food, but want to stay home safe this summer? 

Farmer Dan is running a CSA program through Persephone Brewing Company again this year! Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a system that connects farmers and consumers. CSA members (you) buy shares of a farm’s harvest in advance, and then receive a portion of the crops as they’re harvested. Since shares are purchased in advance, the farmer gets much needed capital to start the season. Thus both risk and the reward are shared between the farmer and the members. This is critical for local food security! Thanks Farmer Dan White!

20 weeks of fresh, local fruits & veggies. Click here for details & to sign up: 

https://www.persephonebrewing.com/our-farm
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Need fresh food, but want to stay home safe this summer?

Farmer Dan is running a CSA program through Persephone Brewing Company again this year! Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a system that connects farmers and consumers. CSA members (you) buy shares of a farm’s harvest in advance, and then receive a portion of the crops as they’re harvested. Since shares are purchased in advance, the farmer gets much needed capital to start the season. Thus both risk and the reward are shared between the farmer and the members. This is critical for local food security! Thanks Farmer Dan White!

20 weeks of fresh, local fruits & veggies. Click here for details & to sign up:

www.persephonebrewing.com/our-farm
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Y’all are too kind

1 week ago

One Straw Society
Together and alone, through the quiet of our living room windows and our device screens, we’re watching a pandemic interrupt our world. It seemed so far-fetched when we talked about food security and the risks of our remote community, but here it is. A world on lockdown.

The Sunshine Coast provides only 2% of the food we need here. Virtually everything we eat comes on a truck, across a ferry, and most of that comes from trains and ships beyond. Mexico, Chile, China, Europe… That’s a long (and vulnerable) chain. Locally, there are few farms, aging growers, and a housing crisis making no amount of kale and corn able to pay for million dollar land. If ever there was a time to connect to what food security means, THIS is it. 

It’s victory garden time. During the war, these gardens were everything. Lets step away from the news and the tension it puts on our breath, and step outside. Feel the soil between our fingers, even if it’s just in containers on the deck, and grow our own dinner! The next 3 weeks, while we sit in isolation, is the perfect window to get this going! 

Potatoes can grow in a garbage bag, pillow case, or box… They grow up to TEN times what you plant! In 30 days, you’ll be able to start eating salad greens, baby carrots, radishes, arugula, spinach, kale, beans, green onions and summer squash. In another 30 days, you’ll have broccoli, peas, and beets. This is going to be amazing for the heart and soul, your wallet, and our community!

Need seeds to get rolling? Nurseries are open, but there are also many amazing sources of local, heritage seeds, starting with the Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective. If you have seeds to sell, please share below so we can find you!

Temporarily FREE due to this pandemic:

Veggie Growing class: https://workspace.oregonstate.edu/course/master-gardener-series-vegetable-gardening?hsLang=en��FREE

Urban Farm classes: https://urbanfarm.lpages.co/daily-gardening-classes/?fbclid=IwAR2OKhKAcerrHgPIClPSG9xU52X79twq4ByfZbqUAU1XwixHHBPMFvlSYso

Renew your membership with One Straw Society, and join our crew of volunteers working together to help us all become more resilient! These are amazing times to be building, brainstorming, planning, and growing.

Together and alone, through the quiet of our living room windows and our device screens, we’re watching a pandemic interrupt our world. It seemed so far-fetched when we talked about food security and the risks of our remote community, but here it is. A world on lockdown.

The Sunshine Coast provides only 2% of the food we need here. Virtually everything we eat comes on a truck, across a ferry, and most of that comes from trains and ships beyond. Mexico, Chile, China, Europe… That’s a long (and vulnerable) chain. Locally, there are few farms, aging growers, and a housing crisis making no amount of kale and corn able to pay for million dollar land. If ever there was a time to connect to what food security means, THIS is it.

It’s victory garden time. During the war, these gardens were everything. Let's step away from the news and the tension it puts on our breath, and step outside. Feel the soil between our fingers, even if it’s just in containers on the deck, and grow our own dinner! The next 3 weeks, while we sit in isolation, is the perfect window to get this going!

Potatoes can grow in a garbage bag, pillow case, or box… They grow up to TEN times what you plant! In 30 days, you’ll be able to start eating salad greens, baby carrots, radishes, arugula, spinach, kale, beans, green onions and summer squash. In another 30 days, you’ll have broccoli, peas, and beets. This is going to be amazing for the heart and soul, your wallet, and our community!

Need seeds to get rolling? Nurseries are open, but there are also many amazing sources of local, heritage seeds, starting with the Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective. If you have seeds to sell, please share below so we can find you!

Temporarily FREE due to this pandemic:

Veggie Growing class: workspace.oregonstate.edu/course/master-gardener-series-vegetable-gardening?hsLang=en��FREE

Urban Farm classes: urbanfarm.lpages.co/daily-gardening-classes/?fbclid=IwAR2OKhKAcerrHgPIClPSG9xU52X79twq4ByfZbqUAU1...

Renew your membership with One Straw Society, and join our crew of volunteers working together to help us all become more resilient! These are amazing times to be building, brainstorming, planning, and growing. <3

www.onestraw.ca/connect/become-a-member/
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Awesome variety of local seeds!

In Roberts Creek (at Flumeron Farm on Flume Rd, or at the Gumboot Gardens), email mykodenz@yahoo.ca to pick up any of these seeds, plants or mushrooms:

Gidora's Garden in Halfmoon Bay has seedlings and an open farmstand to easily pick up!

Seeds through Dragonfly Seeds here in Wilson Creek! Maria is a long-time seed saver on the Coast, with some of the best variety! Packages are $3.50 each or 5/$15. Please send your order to mariaehunter0@gmail.com

Kym's Plants in Halfmoon Bay with beautiful starts for your garden!

Ruby's Run Urban Farms in Sechelt!

Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market is an ongoing source of local seeds.

Fleur Microfarm in Sechelt.

Thanks for the resources!

Thanks so much for this!

Jessica Driscoll can't wait to start ours!

Grace, can we we write our orders here,or phone?

Sarah Russell

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2 weeks ago

One Straw Society
Due to so many requests for Pemberton organic seed potatoes, and selling out the first round so quickly, weve got a limited batch of extra German Butter / Sieglinde seed potatoes! These will give you 5 to 10 times what you plant, are certified organic, and some of the best seed in North America. 

Available for pickup any time after Thursday 1:00pm in Roberts Creek!

Due to so many requests for Pemberton organic seed potatoes, and selling out the first round so quickly, we've got a limited batch of extra German Butter / Sieglinde seed potatoes! These will give you 5 to 10 times what you plant, are certified organic, and some of the best seed in North America.

Available for pickup any time after Thursday 1:00pm in Roberts Creek! <3
ORDER FORM: forms.gle/mmm3WCKYVSh5d9n17

ABOUT: Pemberton Valley is one of only two protected Seed Potato zones in all of North America. They produce the vast majority of seed potatoes shipped to potato farms all over Canada and the US, producing the best potatoes found on our plates. These potatoes are some of the best, most versatile, disease and pest resistant potato seed on the continent.

"Because the mountains around Pemberton Valley block pathogens from arriving -- on the wind or on aphids -- B.C. designated the area a control zone in 1949, prohibiting the planting or composting of foreign potatoes that could carry disease. In the 1960s and 1970s, Canadian government plant scientists used Pemberton to test virus-free potato seed production -- and the techniques they developed are now used globally", says Denis Kirkham, who recently retired after 35 years with the Canadian Food and Agriculture Inspection Agency.
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Great article explaining the uniqueness of these seed potatoes in and around Pemberton Valley: www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/seed-potato-growers-hold-on-to-roots/article18242925/

3 weeks ago

One Straw Society
The public is concerned about the coronavirus and Farm Markets operating locally. We have collaborated with the Sechelt Farmers & Artisans Market,  Sunshine Coast Farmers’ Institute, Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market, and Roberts Creek Community Farm Market to bring you our stance on Farmers Markets here on the Sunshine Coast.

The public is concerned about the coronavirus and Farm Markets operating locally. We have collaborated with the Sechelt Farmers' & Artisans' Market, Sunshine Coast Farmers’ Institute, Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market, and Roberts Creek Community Farm Market to bring you our stance on Farmers' Markets here on the Sunshine Coast.
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Today at the Hall, I simply drove by, rolled down my window and the bread I wanted quickly handed to me. Thanks to Collin for taking my call and setting up the quick exchange. What an awesome community. SOul much love!!!

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