On Monday, at Parent-Infant Drop-in, Vancouver Coastal Health will host Nic McPhee, from the Library, as special guest, chatting about reading with babies.Given that babies are just squirmy little blobs with very short attention spans, this might seem a bit pointless.It certainly did to me, given that my baby was more inclined to eat books, … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Read to your Babies (however old they are)
Pemberton Crab Apple Project - August 25th-September 20th SPS will be partnering up with community organizations to help reduce human-bear conflict in our area through harvesting the crab apples along the main street in Pemberton. These mature trees, which were planted in honour and memory of local veterans and community members, while beautiful, attract black bears … Continue reading Pemberton CrabApple Project calls all Canners, Fruit Pickers and Bear Lovers
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Rail which arrived in Pemberton Oct 29th, 1914. The museum is celebrating this important historical anniversary with everyone. The Celebrations include: Transportation Exhibit – opening August-Sept Tea & Tales – Railway Tales on Tuesdays in July & August Celebration Day - On August 23rd 2014 from 11am-4pm at … Continue reading Celebrate the Coming of the Rail, August 23, and Ride a Tiny Train!
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.