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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4 days ago

One Straw Society
Due to the rescheduling of this workshop, there are a few spaces available this Sunday for you to gain some valuable skills and knowledge... and help our fabulous community garden tuck in for the winter. Sign up now! 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYv5nqhKNEK6_IwXj37f_51pRg0Y55d253493c6flnbAoAaQ/viewform

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Sunday, October 18th, 2020 
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ocean Vegetables Community Garden  (Corner of Ocean Ave & Trail Ave, Sechelt)

Together we will learn about prepping beds to 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. 

Instructor: Stephanie Grindon, BioScapes Gardening

Stephanie Grindon (she/her) has been living on the Sunshine Coast and volunteering with One Straw 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, has done some landscape design course with the University of Guelph, and has finished both a local Permaculture Design Course and Advanced Permaculture Design Course at the Bullocks Brothers Permaculture Homestead.  She encourages everyone to grow some edibles however small a start they make, we all start somewhere.

Due to the rescheduling of this workshop, there are a few spaces available this Sunday for you to gain some valuable skills and knowledge... and help our fabulous community garden tuck in for the winter. Sign up now!

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYv5nqhKNEK6_IwXj37f_51pRg0Y55d253493c6flnbAoAaQ/viewform

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Sunday, October 18th, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ocean Vegetables Community Garden (Corner of Ocean Ave & Trail Ave, Sechelt)

Together we will learn about prepping beds to 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.

Instructor: Stephanie Grindon, BioScapes Gardening

Stephanie Grindon (she/her) has been living on the Sunshine Coast and volunteering with One Straw 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, has done some landscape design course with the University of Guelph, and has finished both a local Permaculture Design Course and Advanced Permaculture Design Course at the Bullocks Brothers' Permaculture Homestead. She encourages everyone to grow some edibles however small a start they make, we all start somewhere.
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5 days ago

One Straw Society
Zoom Discussion and Presentation Series- Instalment #2- Food Banking and Emergency Food Provisioning on the Sunshine Coast

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! And all without having to leave your home. 

Join the conversation tonight with Carey Rumba from the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society. Learn something new, guaranteed. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/f4ShRWFMBDhhmHxR9

Zoom Discussion and Presentation Series- Instalment #2- Food Banking and Emergency Food Provisioning on the Sunshine Coast

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! And all without having to leave your home.

Join the conversation tonight with Carey Rumba from the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society. Learn something new, guaranteed. Sign up here: forms.gle/f4ShRWFMBDhhmHxR9
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1 week ago

One Straw Society
Yes, it is a bit rainy out there, but things keep growing and seeds still need to be cleaned and weve got a guest coming tomorrow to bring knowledge and tech to do just this! So, put on a rain jacket, grab a mug of tea, bring your seeds and/or your seed questions and join us at One Tiny Farm tomorrow!

Yes, it is a bit rainy out there, but things keep growing and seeds still need to be cleaned and we've got a guest coming tomorrow to bring knowledge and tech to do just this! So, put on a rain jacket, grab a mug of tea, bring your seeds and/or your seed questions and join us at One Tiny Farm tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

One Straw Society
This is Caren and her adorable little farmstand! Shes one of the many amazing, dedicated volunteers that have helped shape One Tiny Farm in the heart of Roberts Creek! She created this with scraps and leftovers from peoples back yards! 

Our next project is a tiny red barn, being built by paramedic, farmer and volunteer, Steve! Were collecting dimensional lumber, plywood, concrete, roofing materials, old wooden windows, and other stuff that can go into the tiny barn and other little structures around this community farm. Whatcha got?

* P.S. Logo created and donated by Hops & Vines, a local graphic design company here on the Coast!

This is Caren and her adorable little farmstand! She's one of the many amazing, dedicated volunteers that have helped shape One Tiny Farm in the heart of Roberts Creek! She created this with scraps and leftovers from people's back yards!

Our next project is a tiny red barn, being built by paramedic, farmer and volunteer, Steve! We're collecting dimensional lumber, plywood, concrete, roofing materials, old wooden windows, and other stuff that can go into the tiny barn and other little structures around this community farm. Whatcha got?

* P.S. Logo created and donated by Hops & Vines, a local graphic design company here on the Coast!
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Great job Caren

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