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

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Get skills to grow, maintain, harvest and preserve your own food sustainably!

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Get involved! Meet like minded people, volunteer, share skills, become a member.

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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

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7 hours ago
One Straw Society
Interested in local food & farms? Join our team!

We’re looking for a Local Food & Farm Associate to work with our partner farms in getting our Community Food Boxes ready for our locals to enjoy. This position gives you the opportunity to get connected with local farmers, and offers mentorship in the field of agriculture and the local food movement. It’s part of our youth employment program, so we’re looking for someone up to 30 years old to join us.

You’ll be working Mondays and Tuesday helping out on the farms in various locations on the Sunshine Coast, and getting the harvest over to @persephone (Vehicle is provided). Role can be up to full time if wanted, apprenticing on these farms. Flexible hours (as little as 10 hrs/week, up to 40 hrs/week). Youll need a drivers license & enjoy working with dynamic folks that are passionate about farming!

Apply with your resume and telling us about yourself at hr@onestraw.ca

Interested in local food & farms? Join our team!

We’re looking for a Local Food & Farm Associate to work with our partner farms in getting our Community Food Boxes ready for our locals to enjoy. This position gives you the opportunity to get connected with local farmers, and offers mentorship in the field of agriculture and the local food movement. It’s part of our youth employment program, so we’re looking for someone up to 30 years old to join us.

You’ll be working Mondays and Tuesday helping out on the farms in various locations on the Sunshine Coast, and getting the harvest over to @persephone (Vehicle is provided). Role can be up to full time if wanted, apprenticing on these farms. Flexible hours (as little as 10 hrs/week, up to 40 hrs/week). You'll need a driver's license & enjoy working with dynamic folks that are passionate about farming!

Apply with your resume and telling us about yourself at hr@onestraw.ca
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We are so happy to be working with our friend Candace Campo at Talaysay Tours to offer you a unique story-telling workshop and walking guided tour of our forests and sea through an indigenous lens. 

Talking Trees: Learn how the Shíshálh and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh People utilized the land for food, medicine and technology.  Our guide / cultural ambassadors share the deep connection to the land, the stories of their ancestors and how they lived sustainably.  Many personal stories, related to the Shíshálh and life history are included. 

Very limited space, as this is a unique and intimate opportunity, and so group size will be kept small.
Friday, July 9 4:00pm - 5:30
Location: traditional lands of shíshálh Nation (Sechelt)
$64 per person
$54 for Annual One Straw Society members
Register: https://forms.gle/ruN9DwFqefNbL7TX7

Your Teacher/Guide: Candace, ancestral name xets’emits’a (to always be there), is a Shíshálh (Sechelt) member born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada.  Today, Candace and her family live in the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh community in the village of Xwemelch’stn in West Vancouver.  Candace started her company Talaysay Tours in 2002 and provides indigenous, cultural and outdoor experiences and events to international and local guests, community organizations, corporations and schools.  Trained as an anthropologist and teacher, sharing outdoor education and culture was made possible by growing up on the land and being taught the stories and history of her people by her parents and elders in the community.  Indigenous, Shíshálh llanguage and cultural revitalization is at the height of Candace’s life work.

Proceeds go to local Indigenous-owned business, Aboriginal & Eco Tours BC. Today is national Indigenous Peoples Day.

We are so happy to be working with our friend Candace Campo at Talaysay Tours to offer you a unique story-telling workshop and walking guided tour of our forests and sea through an indigenous lens.

Talking Trees: Learn how the Shíshálh and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh People utilized the land for food, medicine and technology. Our guide / cultural ambassadors share the deep connection to the land, the stories of their ancestors and how they lived sustainably. Many personal stories, related to the Shíshálh and life history are included.

Very limited space, as this is a unique and intimate opportunity, and so group size will be kept small.
Friday, July 9 4:00pm - 5:30
Location: traditional lands of shíshálh Nation (Sechelt)
$64 per person
$54 for Annual One Straw Society members
Register: forms.gle/ruN9DwFqefNbL7TX7

Your Teacher/Guide: Candace, ancestral name xets’emits’a (to always be there), is a Shíshálh (Sechelt) member born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada. Today, Candace and her family live in the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh community in the village of Xwemelch’stn in West Vancouver. Candace started her company Talaysay Tours in 2002 and provides indigenous, cultural and outdoor experiences and events to international and local guests, community organizations, corporations and schools. Trained as an anthropologist and teacher, sharing outdoor education and culture was made possible by growing up on the land and being taught the stories and history of her people by her parents and elders in the community. Indigenous, Shíshálh llanguage and cultural revitalization is at the height of Candace’s life work.

Proceeds go to local Indigenous-owned business, Aboriginal & Eco Tours BC. Today is national Indigenous People's Day. <3

Sign up here: forms.gle/ruN9DwFqefNbL7TX7
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1 week ago
One Straw Society
Tiny Farm, Big Table fundraising dinner will be making a return after an absolutely splendid time in 2020. Keep your eyes peeled for the 2021 edition table sales coming soon! 👀

It will be a rustic and memorable farm-to-table custom-prepared seven-course collaboration by some of the greatest chefs, bakers, and crafters of beers and spirits on the Sunshine Coast... right in the middle of the Tiny Farm in the heart of Roberts Creek ✨ #fundraisingevent

Tiny Farm, Big Table fundraising dinner will be making a return after an absolutely splendid time in 2020. Keep your eyes peeled for the 2021 edition table sales coming soon! 👀

It will be a rustic and memorable farm-to-table custom-prepared seven-course collaboration by some of the greatest chefs, bakers, and crafters of beers and spirits on the Sunshine Coast... right in the middle of the Tiny Farm in the heart of Roberts Creek ✨ #fundraisingevent
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. cc Sunday Cider !!

Can't wait!

2 weeks ago
One Straw Society


Community garden and urban agriculture planning and development: Exploring emergent design processes at work

Sunday, June 26 2021 
1:30pm - 3:00pm
NEW Gibsons Community Garden Site - (Industrial Way; behind the Wendys and Tim Hortons)

You may have heard, there is a new urban agriculture garden project coming to town. This oasis will be set in the industrial lands of Gibsons, maybe in the most unlikely of places? This project will bring an inspiring burst of greenery and growth to the area. Join project consultant, permaculture enthusiast and builder Charlie Durrant on a tour of the in development garden and to hear more about the emergent design process involved in building out a community driven, collaborative garden project such as this. This project already involves a host of generous Sunshine Coast businesses, organizations and supporters. Help throw some soil into boxes at the end and maybe even plant some things to help get this exciting new urban agriculture site growing strong this summer. 

Special Instructions: Bring a water bottle and a mindful of questions about collaborative design and building processes!

Workshop Leader: Charlie Durrant
 
Bio: Charlies was inspired into sustainable design through the rapture he felt in nature contrasted with exposure to unsustainable development encountered seemingly everywhere during his extensive travels in childhood and early adulthood. A passion for environmental science, biology and geography only further invoked a sense of urgency which lead to the discovery and obsession with Permaculture Design. Having completed several courses, including Permaculture Teacher Training, many designs, and implementing a myriad of projects in The Dominican Republic, he settled in BC practicing in a new found ecological, social and economic zone. This transition also lead to the completion of a Red Seal in Carpentry. Today he contributes to sustainability by working on energy efficient homes, maintaining the SCRD docks, and building community gardens such as the one in Gibsons hosting the workshop on the 26th of June. 

Spaces are limited: Sign up at the link below

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclGtygqoVatdcPZkCj_KJ8-uLqmNX0Tnd6hijqjTq3tcD7aw/viewform

<<Workshop/Tour Opportunity>>

Community garden and urban agriculture planning and development: Exploring emergent design processes at work

Sunday, June 26 2021
1:30pm - 3:00pm
NEW Gibsons Community Garden Site - (Industrial Way; behind the Wendy's and Tim Hortons)

You may have heard, there is a new urban agriculture garden project coming to town. This oasis will be set in the industrial lands of Gibsons, maybe in the most unlikely of places? This project will bring an inspiring burst of greenery and growth to the area. Join project consultant, permaculture enthusiast and builder Charlie Durrant on a tour of the in development garden and to hear more about the emergent design process involved in building out a community driven, collaborative garden project such as this. This project already involves a host of generous Sunshine Coast businesses, organizations and supporters. Help throw some soil into boxes at the end and maybe even plant some things to help get this exciting new urban agriculture site growing strong this summer.

Special Instructions: Bring a water bottle and a mindful of questions about collaborative design and building processes!

Workshop Leader: Charlie Durrant

Bio: Charlie's was inspired into sustainable design through the rapture he felt in nature contrasted with exposure to unsustainable development encountered seemingly everywhere during his extensive travels in childhood and early adulthood. A passion for environmental science, biology and geography only further invoked a sense of urgency which lead to the discovery and obsession with Permaculture Design. Having completed several courses, including Permaculture Teacher Training, many designs, and implementing a myriad of projects in The Dominican Republic, he settled in BC practicing in a new found ecological, social and economic zone. This transition also lead to the completion of a Red Seal in Carpentry. Today he contributes to sustainability by working on energy efficient homes, maintaining the SCRD docks, and building community gardens such as the one in Gibsons hosting the workshop on the 26th of June.

Spaces are limited: Sign up at the link below

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclGtygqoVatdcPZkCj_KJ8-uLqmNX0Tnd6hijqjTq3tcD7aw/viewform
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