Holiday wishes meet Wishful thinking

Here’s my hope for 2015: that Pemberton becomes known not just as the best little farm to table town in Canada but the kindest one.

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And here’s why I feel optimistic.

Stewardship Pemberton is launching a new program called Feasting for Change to teach local kids about gardening and giving back to the community.

The non-profit organization, which connects people and nature, received funding from the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation for the initiative, which will begin in the spring. The after-school program will accept around 10 kids from Grades 1 to 5 to help grow organic vegetables on a large plot at the Pemberton Creek Community Garden. The harvest will be taken to the Pemberton Food Bank to help those in need.

The group will begin planting in greenhouses in early spring with the goal of harvesting in mid-October.

These are the kinds of initiatives we want to promote and encourage, at the Wellness Almanac. We’re in the business of shifting the news, from dark to shiny-bright, from things that make us want to curl up and never leave the house, to the things that we want to rally energy behind. It’s not about being Pollyanna-ish. It’s about shifting the things we put our attention on. Because what we give our attention to grows. For better or worse.

Got shout-outs? Got projects? Got stories to tell? Let us know. We’ll make space for it. Here’s to 2015.

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