Could farming be the future of rehab? That's the question that came to mind for me when I saw the Village of Pemberton's call for input on Community Agricultural Parks. Whether it could work in our small town context, I don't know, but the model from San Patrignano, a drug treatment center in Rimini, Italy, is inspiring. Take … Continue reading Could farming be the future of rehab?
I’ve been thinking about the Doomsday Seed Vault lately. Officially known as the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, it was started in 2008 and now contains upwards of 1.5 million distinct seed samples, serving as a kind of safety deposit box of plant diversity.I wonder who it’s beneficiaries will be. Aliens? The handful of survivors of … Continue reading Column: Save the Seeds
The Whistler BioBlitz is a 24 hour race against the clock to count as many species as possible.And this year, it's coming to Pemberton!Join Stewardship Pemberton Society, the SLRD and guest biologists to discover the unique biodiversity of the new local conservation area at the Fulton Property. Meet at the bottom of Happy Trail. Email … Continue reading Stewardship Pemberton brings BioBlitz to Pemberton, August 24, 2pm
A quiet moment, in praise of bees, from our photo of the week contributor, Ruben Guibert, to wrap up Slow Food Cycle Sunday.
Tomorrow is the Slow Food Cycle which, for 10 years, has celebrated Pemberton's agricultural story and its producers, the families living on the land, as stewards and growers.It was founded with a desire to help bridge the gap between town folk and country folk, growers and consumers, people and the land, and bring us all into … Continue reading Seasonal Observations: Wind Drying Salmon at the Bridge River
Here's an intriguing opportunity from the Village of Pemberton, requesting input from locals and community groups who are interested in improving agriculturally suitable lands for the purposes of farming, to develop a plan for community agricultural parks.Details below from the August 1 press release:The Village has secured tenure on several parcels of land with the … Continue reading Input: What does Community Agriculture look like?
If you think about it, your bike helmet is prime real estate on a hot (possibly shirtless) day for expressing yourself. That seems to be the thinking of the Pemberton Cultural Roundtable. Are you a bike ninja, Atlantean octopus, or pro-farming evangelist? Here's one way to claim your creative stakes and be a farm gate fashionista at … Continue reading Flip Your Lid for Slow Food Cycle, Aug 17