Jul
24
Tue
Ocean Vegetables Community Garden Volunteer Evening @ Ocean Vegetables Community Garden
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Community Volunteer Evenings
Ocean Vegetables Community Garden (Ocean Ave & Dolphin St.)

The work continues at the Ocean Vegetables Community Garden, as well as the harvest!  Things are getting bigger and brighter at the gardens!

We still need help from the community to keep things going!  You can come by anytime that works for you to weed and water. There is an online watering schedule below and there is also a physical watering schedule onsite place by the water tap.

We would also love for you to join us to work as a team on our special volunteer evenings where we will come together to work on the garden and do special projects. We hope you can make it to one or some!

The dates will be on the following Tuesdays from 5pm – 7pm :
July 10th
July 24th
August 7th
August 21st

If you have any questions, please email oceanvegetables@onestraw.ca

Jul
25
Wed
Farmgate Market @ Roberts Creek Community Hall
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Looking for fresh, organic, delicious vegetables and preserves?

Look no further than the Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market.

We strive to go BEYOND organic, supporting regenerative agriculture, biodynamic planting, permaculture, and more!

Just because it’s raining, doesn’t mean you have to be veggie-free! For the winter time, we’ve moved inside to the Masonic Hall, but we still have a wide selection of produce, preserves, baked goods, nut butters, tinctures, and more!

Enjoy local live music, good conversation, and the company of like-minded people.

Gift certificates are now available from any of our vendors… What a great way to give a healthy gift and support our local organic farmers market at the same time!

Be happy. Be healthy. Shop organic!

Aug
1
Wed
Farmgate Market @ Roberts Creek Community Hall
Aug 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Looking for fresh, organic, delicious vegetables and preserves?

Look no further than the Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market.

We strive to go BEYOND organic, supporting regenerative agriculture, biodynamic planting, permaculture, and more!

Just because it’s raining, doesn’t mean you have to be veggie-free! For the winter time, we’ve moved inside to the Masonic Hall, but we still have a wide selection of produce, preserves, baked goods, nut butters, tinctures, and more!

Enjoy local live music, good conversation, and the company of like-minded people.

Gift certificates are now available from any of our vendors… What a great way to give a healthy gift and support our local organic farmers market at the same time!

Be happy. Be healthy. Shop organic!

Aug
6
Mon
Brookbank Farm Permacutlure Design Volunteer Program @ Brookbank Farm
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
One Straw Society Presents
Brookbank Farm 
Permaculture Design 
Volunteer Program
A unique opportunity awaits those who want to explore their life and landscape, to learn by doing, and to be a part of the change we all desire. Join us across the growing season for a hands-on, once-monthly volunteer work day at a fully operational permaculture commercial farm complete with food and fodder, plants, orchards and animals. See how Brookbank Farm’s new generation, on-demand CSA program works, proudly offering the Sunshine Coast community with a wide variety of fresh organic food. We’ll learn about the care and use of land, how to build a fence, provide for animals, and of course, growing our own food.
Full Details
Brookbank Farm is a heritage small farm paradise that has provided food for the community of Gibsons and environs for over a century. Eight acres of rich soil, with an abundance of water and sun, and only the gentlest slope make for almost ideal growing conditions. Paul and Dawn Myers purchased the site in 2014. As with almost every small farm in our country, Brookbank began to collapse under the weight of industrial agriculture in the 1980’s, until it fell into near disuse. The vision of Paul and Dawn is to both recover the wisdom of its past and to incorporate the best practices of today to restore and renew Brookbank and to make it a model of what is possible for generations to come. Those ‘best practices’ include applying regenerative and permaculture methods to the land. Some of the permaculture-inspired changes at Brookbank to date include the introduction of more perennial food crops over annuals, adding as much diversity as possible through polyculture gardens. Other practices include the reintroduction of livestock as integral to the ‘farm circle’, transitioning to no-till soil preparation, planting hundreds of new fruit, nut and native trees for reforestation, development of ponds and waterways, that in time will ensure the land remain a healthy and self-sustaining ecosystem. It is a slow process, a labour of love, but one that has already begun to show great promise. Today Brookbank produces over 75 varieties of fruits and vegetables, ethical meat, eggs and poultry, and value-added farm goods and preserved foods. Brookbank also operates the Gibsons Farm Collective, and its unique CSA on-demand enterprise.
Paul, Dawn, and Delvin offer to make Brookbank your ‘classroom’, an observable, tactile, permaculture work-in-progress.
But more than that, if you desire to sink your hands into soil and to see concepts turned into realities, if you want to give something back to the community, if you share a passion for the resurgence of small local farms everywhere, or if you simply love a day of fresh air and physical work, then register today.
Remaining Dates:
August 6
September 10
October 8 
November 12
Details :
11 am – 5:30 pm 
Drop in for a bit or stay for the day
Share a potluck lunch.
Participants must register by email with delvin@cosm.org
Come to at least 7 full day sessions and write a 1 page learning report at the end of the program to receive a Certificate of Completion for a ‘permaculture farm program’ and a letter of reference for your resume.
Paul and Dawn, and mentor/teacher Delvin Solkinson offer a great opportunity: to make Brookbank your ‘classroom’, an observable, tactile, permaculture work-in-progress. But more than that, if you desire to sink hands into soil and to see concepts turned into realities, if you want to give something back to the community, if you share a passion for the resurgence of small local farms everywhere, or if you simply love a day of fresh air and physical work, then register today.
Dawn and Paul Myers are farmers with 10 years of experience including the redesign and regeneration of Brookbank farm, a beautiful heritage farm.  www.brookbankfarm.com
Delvin Solkinson is a community gardener and permaculture teacher with 15 years of graduate level permaculture design study around the world. www.dewpermaculture.com
Learn more about Brookbank at www.brookbankfarm.com
Aug
7
Tue
Ocean Vegetables Community Garden Volunteer Evening @ Ocean Vegetables Community Garden
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Community Volunteer Evenings
Ocean Vegetables Community Garden (Ocean Ave & Dolphin St.)

The work continues at the Ocean Vegetables Community Garden, as well as the harvest!  Things are getting bigger and brighter at the gardens!

We still need help from the community to keep things going!  You can come by anytime that works for you to weed and water. There is an online watering schedule below and there is also a physical watering schedule onsite place by the water tap.

We would also love for you to join us to work as a team on our special volunteer evenings where we will come together to work on the garden and do special projects. We hope you can make it to one or some!

The dates will be on the following Tuesdays from 5pm – 7pm :
July 10th
July 24th
August 7th
August 21st

If you have any questions, please email oceanvegetables@onestraw.ca

Aug
8
Wed
Farmgate Market @ Roberts Creek Community Hall
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Looking for fresh, organic, delicious vegetables and preserves?

Look no further than the Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market.

We strive to go BEYOND organic, supporting regenerative agriculture, biodynamic planting, permaculture, and more!

Just because it’s raining, doesn’t mean you have to be veggie-free! For the winter time, we’ve moved inside to the Masonic Hall, but we still have a wide selection of produce, preserves, baked goods, nut butters, tinctures, and more!

Enjoy local live music, good conversation, and the company of like-minded people.

Gift certificates are now available from any of our vendors… What a great way to give a healthy gift and support our local organic farmers market at the same time!

Be happy. Be healthy. Shop organic!

Aug
15
Wed
Farmgate Market @ Roberts Creek Community Hall
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Looking for fresh, organic, delicious vegetables and preserves?

Look no further than the Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market.

We strive to go BEYOND organic, supporting regenerative agriculture, biodynamic planting, permaculture, and more!

Just because it’s raining, doesn’t mean you have to be veggie-free! For the winter time, we’ve moved inside to the Masonic Hall, but we still have a wide selection of produce, preserves, baked goods, nut butters, tinctures, and more!

Enjoy local live music, good conversation, and the company of like-minded people.

Gift certificates are now available from any of our vendors… What a great way to give a healthy gift and support our local organic farmers market at the same time!

Be happy. Be healthy. Shop organic!

Aug
21
Tue
Ocean Vegetables Community Garden Volunteer Evening @ Ocean Vegetables Community Garden
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Community Volunteer Evenings
Ocean Vegetables Community Garden (Ocean Ave & Dolphin St.)

The work continues at the Ocean Vegetables Community Garden, as well as the harvest!  Things are getting bigger and brighter at the gardens!

We still need help from the community to keep things going!  You can come by anytime that works for you to weed and water. There is an online watering schedule below and there is also a physical watering schedule onsite place by the water tap.

We would also love for you to join us to work as a team on our special volunteer evenings where we will come together to work on the garden and do special projects. We hope you can make it to one or some!

The dates will be on the following Tuesdays from 5pm – 7pm :
July 10th
July 24th
August 7th
August 21st

If you have any questions, please email oceanvegetables@onestraw.ca

Aug
22
Wed
Farmgate Market @ Roberts Creek Community Hall
Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Looking for fresh, organic, delicious vegetables and preserves?

Look no further than the Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market.

We strive to go BEYOND organic, supporting regenerative agriculture, biodynamic planting, permaculture, and more!

Just because it’s raining, doesn’t mean you have to be veggie-free! For the winter time, we’ve moved inside to the Masonic Hall, but we still have a wide selection of produce, preserves, baked goods, nut butters, tinctures, and more!

Enjoy local live music, good conversation, and the company of like-minded people.

Gift certificates are now available from any of our vendors… What a great way to give a healthy gift and support our local organic farmers market at the same time!

Be happy. Be healthy. Shop organic!

Aug
29
Wed
Farmgate Market @ Roberts Creek Community Hall
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Looking for fresh, organic, delicious vegetables and preserves?

Look no further than the Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market.

We strive to go BEYOND organic, supporting regenerative agriculture, biodynamic planting, permaculture, and more!

Just because it’s raining, doesn’t mean you have to be veggie-free! For the winter time, we’ve moved inside to the Masonic Hall, but we still have a wide selection of produce, preserves, baked goods, nut butters, tinctures, and more!

Enjoy local live music, good conversation, and the company of like-minded people.

Gift certificates are now available from any of our vendors… What a great way to give a healthy gift and support our local organic farmers market at the same time!

Be happy. Be healthy. Shop organic!

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