In the Garden: Snow Peas

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My snow pea harvest seems to be coming to an end. They’ve done their bit to add nitrogen to the soil, and provide weeks worth of snacks. I love that the French name… Continue reading

Word of the Week: Ucwalmicwts

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CUYSTWÍ MALH UCWALMÍCWTS – Let’s all go speak our Language! My 2 and 4 year old friends are learning Ucwalmicts at day-care. Ucwalmicts is the first language of the Lil’wat, and other Interior… Continue reading

Coaches Corner: Are you lovable? YES.

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Recipe of the Week: Zucchini, Feta and Basil Quiche

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So, Ms. Richardson has been asking me to provide her with the recipes of all the things I have been making with the contents of our Ice Cap Organics veggie box, so here… Continue reading

Lillooet Lake on the rise!

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Warm summer weather, snow in alpine melting, rain over the week-end, it all adds up to one thing… Lillooet Lake on the rise!  This photo (taken July 17) shows that the lake has… Continue reading

Winter Gardening on the Zero Mile Diet

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I recently read this article by Zero Mile gardener Carolyn Herriot in Common Ground magazine, about what to plant for a winter garden. June – August are the best times to plant out… Continue reading

Inspiration: Speak Truth to Power. Or Sing it. Even if you’re only 11 years old.

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Sliammon Nation youth, Ta’Kaiya Blaney, made headlines when she wrote a song to speak up against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. “If we do nothing, it will all be gone.” The 11 year… Continue reading

Q+A: Strawberry Farmers, Allen and Tonette McEwan, say farewell.

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After 20 years growing U-pick strawberries in Pemberton, Allen and Tonette McEwan have wound down their strawberry farm after a super short final season. The McEwans estimate that in that time they grew… Continue reading

Event: Anna Helmer features at Museum’s Tea and Tales

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Pemberton celebrity farmer and newspaper columnist Anna Helmer will be the guest speaker this Tuesday at the Museum’s summer Tea and Tales. taking time out from shepherding fields of potatoes into life to… Continue reading

Coaches Corner: How to Pit Cherries without staining your fingers

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A pretty clever trick to pit cherries without getting permanently stained hands… all you need is a glass bottle and a chopstick.

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