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!

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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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1 week ago

One Straw Society
ZOOM Discussion Series starts Wednesday! 

One hour: 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!

Next week: 
What we dont know about our local food system - We need to be making policy, regulations and programs to support our local food system, but we dont have enough reliable data to do that. The last good data we collected was 7 years ago, and a lot has changed on the Coast since then. 

Do we even know what we grow locally, and how much? How much money does local food represent in our Sunshine Coast economy overall? Is it worth supporting? Why does local government invest in housing, waste, business, and water, but NOT in food and agriculture? What will make the difference in our local food system so that were able to grow more than just 3% of what we eat?

Join the conversation next Wednesday with Dr. Chris Hergesheimer and a few local growers and foodies. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/f4ShRWFMBDhhmHxR9

ZOOM Discussion Series starts Wednesday!

One hour: 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!

Next week:
What we don't know about our local food system - We need to be making policy, regulations and programs to support our local food system, but we don't have enough reliable data to do that. The last good data we collected was 7 years ago, and a lot has changed on the Coast since then.

Do we even know what we grow locally, and how much? How much money does local food represent in our Sunshine Coast economy overall? Is it worth supporting? Why does local government invest in housing, waste, business, and water, but NOT in food and agriculture? What will make the difference in our local food system so that we're able to grow more than just 3% of what we eat?

Join the conversation next Wednesday with Dr. Chris Hergesheimer and a few local growers and foodies. Sign up here: forms.gle/f4ShRWFMBDhhmHxR9
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2 weeks ago

One Straw Society
And the Workshop Series continues: 
Putting Your Gardens to Sleep for the Winter (along with a good fall/winter garlic lesson)!

Sunday, October 4th, 2020 
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ocean Vegetables Community Garden  
(Corner of Ocean Ave & Trail Ave, Sechelt)

Together we will learn about prepping beds for winter including: 
     - top dressing soil to amend
     - mulching and cover cropping techniques 
     - and the most important October prepping & planting... the one and only Garlic! 

Please bring your own hand shovel/trowel and if you are so inclined, a bag of mulching materials (leaves, straw, seaweed ect.), Workshop spots are limited, so sign up and prepayment is necessary!  Physical distancing and other protocols will be in effect. 

REGISTER HERE:  https://forms.gle/ShmcBL78rG2QQkYW8

Instructor: Stephanie Grindon, BioScapes Gardening
Stephanie has been living on the Sunshine Coast and volunteering with One Straw Society since 1995. Organic gardening, sustainable living, and permaculture are her great passions. She has been doing organic landscaping professionally with her company BioScapes Gardening since 2008 and has dabbled in farming on the side.  She has a degree from SFU, landscape design courses with the University of Guelph, and a local Permaculture Design Course and Advanced Permaculture Design Course at the Bullocks Brothers Permaculture Homestead.  

REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/ShmcBL78rG2QQkYW8

$20 (half price for members - $10)

And the Workshop Series continues:
Putting Your Gardens to Sleep for the Winter (along with a good fall/winter garlic lesson)!

Sunday, October 4th, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ocean Vegetables Community Garden
(Corner of Ocean Ave & Trail Ave, Sechelt)

Together we will learn about prepping beds for winter including:
- top dressing soil to amend
- mulching and cover cropping techniques
- and the most important October prepping & planting... the one and only Garlic!

Please bring your own hand shovel/trowel and if you are so inclined, a bag of mulching materials (leaves, straw, seaweed ect.), Workshop spots are limited, so sign up and prepayment is necessary! Physical distancing and other protocols will be in effect.

REGISTER HERE: forms.gle/ShmcBL78rG2QQkYW8

Instructor: Stephanie Grindon, BioScapes Gardening
Stephanie has been living on the Sunshine Coast and volunteering with One Straw Society since 1995. Organic gardening, sustainable living, and permaculture are her great passions. She has been doing organic landscaping professionally with her company BioScapes Gardening since 2008 and has dabbled in farming on the side. She has a degree from SFU, landscape design courses with the University of Guelph, and a local Permaculture Design Course and Advanced Permaculture Design Course at the Bullocks Brothers' Permaculture Homestead.

REGISTER HERE: forms.gle/ShmcBL78rG2QQkYW8

$20 (half price for members - $10)
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1 month ago

One Straw Society
THE VIBES. Tiny Farm, Big Table.

Sold out.
Seven courses. 
Private social bubble tables, & family-style service.
Live tunes under twinkle lights and big skies.

Tiny Farm, BIG GRATITUDE.

BUSINESSES THAT MAKE MAGIC: Thank you so much to our donors... IGA Gibsons, The 101 Brewhouse + Distillery, and Rubys Run Urban Farms for flowers, flowers, everywhere! This is ON TOP of all the food & drink creations and donations from Lone Wolf Provisions, Wilde Kitchen, The Gumboot Cafe, Mamma Musey Pierogi, Gourmet Girl Cafe and Catering, The Gumboot Restaurant, Persephone Brewing Company, The Bricker Cider Company, and Bruinwood Estate Distillery! 

VOLUNTEERS & DONORS: Special gratitude to our dear friends and supporters, Brenda and Steve Reed (SO much help planning, decorating, hauling, etc), along with Grace, Sabine, Faye, Jacqueline, Sydney, and the Wareham family who all helped serve and prep, David & Mike who cleared debris and did a dump run, Jorge & Fabrice who prepped our dining field, Randi who donated linens, Casandra & Chris, our leadership team, and our multi-talented staff, Asha, who coordinated the whole thang. What a team!!!

Yes, we will indeed be doing it again!

THE VIBES. Tiny Farm, Big Table.

Sold out.
Seven courses.
Private social bubble tables, & family-style service.
Live tunes under twinkle lights and big skies.

Tiny Farm, BIG GRATITUDE.

BUSINESSES THAT MAKE MAGIC: Thank you so much to our donors... IGA Gibsons, The 101 Brewhouse + Distillery, and Ruby's Run Urban Farms for flowers, flowers, everywhere! This is ON TOP of all the food & drink creations and donations from Lone Wolf Provisions, Wilde Kitchen, The Gumboot Cafe, Mamma Musey Pierogi, Gourmet Girl Cafe and Catering, The Gumboot Restaurant, Persephone Brewing Company, The Bricker Cider Company, and Bruinwood Estate Distillery!

VOLUNTEERS & DONORS: Special gratitude to our dear friends and supporters, Brenda and Steve Reed (SO much help planning, decorating, hauling, etc), along with Grace, Sabine, Faye, Jacqueline, Sydney, and the Wareham family who all helped serve and prep, David & Mike who cleared debris and did a dump run, Jorge & Fabrice who prepped our dining field, Randi who donated linens, Casandra & Chris, our leadership team, and our multi-talented staff, Asha, who coordinated the whole thang. What a team!!!

Yes, we will indeed be doing it again!
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Ruby's Run Urban Farms flowers EVERYWHERE. 🌺🌼🌸🌿

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