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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28 minutes ago
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Its Farm Stand Friday at the Tiny Farm! (12-5pm)

This week in addition to our fresh and local produce, we have organic, certified disease-free seed potatoes, plus potted nettles & raspberries to add some nutritious & lower maintenance perennials to your garden!

It's Farm Stand Friday at the Tiny Farm! (12-5pm)

This week in addition to our fresh and local produce, we have organic, certified disease-free seed potatoes, plus potted nettles & raspberries to add some nutritious & lower maintenance perennials to your garden!
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2 days ago
One Straw Society
The Fishermans Market in the Gibsons Public Market is donating 5% of all sales this week to One Straw Society! 
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How amazing and thank you, Fishermans Market!!!

The Fisherman's Market in the Gibsons Public Market is donating 5% of all sales this week to One Straw Society!
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How amazing and thank you, Fisherman's Market!!! <3 🐟

And thank you to the kind people who nominated us for this! Get your fish on, people!
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3 days ago
One Straw Society
Irrigation, the artificial process of applying water to assist the production of agricultural crops has been around since the early days of agriculture. In the era of declining fresh water and the need to manage/apply water to agricultural crops more efficiently, learning about irrigation techniques, even on small farms, is key. Join us for this workshop/learning opportunity. 

Introduction to the ins and outs of irrigation installation

Sunday, May 9th, 2021 
1:00 pm - 3:00pm
Ocean Vegetables Community Garden - (Corner of Ocean & Trail Avenue, Sechelt BC)

Together we will:

-  Talk about the benefits of various irrigation systems and talk about how irrigation plans can be made 
-  Learn about the various materials and pieces & the ins and outs of putting the whole set up together 
-  Learning how to plant in harmony with your irrigation

Special Instructions: PHO guidelines will be enforced, distanced while working and masked when in close proximity as required. Limited Spaces available to stay below guidelines for outdoor gatherings. 

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.

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9uDydSpaedTvGuix3m28wTR1utS9YFohQ7T05zIbHfAWGdA/viewform

Irrigation, the artificial process of applying water to assist the production of agricultural crops has been around since the early days of agriculture. In the era of declining fresh water and the need to manage/apply water to agricultural crops more efficiently, learning about irrigation techniques, even on small farms, is key. Join us for this workshop/learning opportunity.

Introduction to the ins and outs of irrigation installation

Sunday, May 9th, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00pm
Ocean Vegetables Community Garden - (Corner of Ocean & Trail Avenue, Sechelt BC)

Together we will:

- Talk about the benefits of various irrigation systems and talk about how irrigation plans can be made
- Learn about the various materials and pieces & the ins and outs of putting the whole set up together
- Learning how to plant in harmony with your irrigation

Special Instructions: PHO guidelines will be enforced, distanced while working and masked when in close proximity as required. Limited Spaces available to stay below guidelines for outdoor gatherings.

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.

Sign up here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9uDydSpaedTvGuix3m28wTR1utS9YFohQ7T05zIbHfAWGdA/viewform
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6 days ago
One Straw Society
Local produce & organic seed potatoes - 
Available  today at the Tiny Farm stand. (Open until 5pm)

On the stand today is kale, rainbow chard, broccolini, salad greens and big leaf spinach!

If you cant make it today, check back in again soon! We will  continue to offer fresh & local produce now that we are creating space in the greenhouse for our summer crops of juicy tomatoes, cucumbers and much more!

Local produce & organic seed potatoes -
Available today at the Tiny Farm stand. (Open until 5pm)

On the stand today is kale, rainbow chard, broccolini, salad greens and big leaf spinach!

If you can't make it today, check back in again soon! We will continue to offer fresh & local produce now that we are creating space in the greenhouse for our summer crops of juicy tomatoes, cucumbers and much more!
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