Dawn Johnson shared this post earlier last month over at the new local website Traced Elements, where a host of food-loving folk are sharing the ways in which food (growing it, cooking it, foraging for it, sharing it…) grounds and empowers them. Where there's enough cross-over between the topic covered and The Wellness Almanac, we're reposting here. It … Continue reading Resilience and the Mysterious Morel Mushroom
The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat Stl’atl ́imc Business Start-up Program (SLSBSP) is a new program being launched by the Whistler Centre for Sustainability (WCS) in partnership with the Squamish Líl̓wat Cultural Centre (SLCC). The intent of the program is to support new business start-ups for local First Nation members from regional Indigenous communities including the Squamish Nation, Líl̓wat … Continue reading Business Start-Up Program invites Lil’wat and Lower Stl’atl’imc Nation members to free training program. Apply by Feb 28
Yesterday, I shared about honing my grief skills when I lost my mom. Sometimes I feel like people who are devoted to one religion have an easier time when dealing with death. They have such a concrete vision of where their loved ones go. This week my nine year old daughter pulled me in tight … Continue reading The Many Forms of Those You Love
Six years ago my mom died and I Googled how to grieve. In our Western world, nobody really talks about death, and certainly nobody teaches us how to grieve. How is it that I, then a 32 year old mother of two, raised by a loving, tuned-in and involved family, turned to Google when faced … Continue reading Grief and the Passing of Time
I originally passed on the idea of choosing a single word I wanted to embrace for 2018 when my life guru Lisa Richardson first put it out there. Nope - not now. Too busy, not feeling introspective enough. But this idea of a “word” to guide me for the coming months kept swirling in … Continue reading ISO: A Porous Life
Sunday, September 24. Join us for a guided tour in the Upper Lillooet River valley. We will visit Mount Meager landslide, the largest ever recorded in Canada! We may even see the volcanic fumaroles smoking and talk about this incredible history. We will check out one of the largest fires ever recorded in the Coast … Continue reading BC Rivers Day 2017 roadtrip heads upstream, Sunday September 24. Join the tour.
The seeds of my favourite winter squash were piling up nicely on a piece of paper towel last fall. I was feeling slightly smug that I remembered to save them from my favourite variety and best formed, biggest, strongest looking fruit. As a novice seed saver I was filled with deep contentment as my involvement … Continue reading ISO Seed Saving Guru. With the launch of the Pemberton Seed Library, Dawn Johnson gives herself (and you) permission to learn as you go
The federal government proposed to make cuts to Fisheries and Oceans Canada programs, impacting the amazing work our local stewards have done over decades here, restoring habitat, and exposing our littles to the amazing natural world around them. Perhaps in Ottawa, poring over spreadsheets, they didn't realize the impacts of these decisions. Stewardship Pemberton and … Continue reading The power of speaking up: breaking news from Stewardship Pemberton – funding for Salmonid Enhancement has been restored!
Please join Stewardship Pemberton Society to celebrate the 36th Annual BC Rivers Day and our 10 year anniversary on Sunday September 25th from 11-2 at the One Mile Lake Nature Centre. Everybody is welcome - rain or shine! This year feels like a landmark thanks to the support of our funders and supporters (Thank you!!) … Continue reading Embrace the watershed: Stewardship Pemberton invites you to BC Rivers Day, Sunday 11-2
When the crabapples starting dropping off the trees in town I thought to myself - Don’t panic. There is no way that they can be ready. It is two weeks ahead of last year, which was two weeks ahead of the year before. But then the heat set in and there was no doubt. The … Continue reading The Great Crab-a-thon of 2016