Launching into the writing business: profiling the Business Start-Up program’s Jill Patrick

Originally from N’Quatqua, Jill Patrick returned home in September after an extended world walk-a-bout pursuing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Guelph, travelling through Europe, and working as a freelance writer in England. Now home, Jill is propelled by the urge to effect change and give back, using her language and writing skills … Continue reading Launching into the writing business: profiling the Business Start-Up program’s Jill Patrick

Entrepreneurs rising: Business Start-Up program students seed new ventures

The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat Stl’atl ́imc Business Start-up Program (SLSBSP) is a new program launched in early 2018 by the Whistler Centre for Sustainability (WCS)  in partnership with the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat Cultural Centre (SLCC). This program supports new business start-ups for locals from regional Indigenous communities including the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation, Líl̓wat, Lower and Upper Stl’atl ́imc Nations. … Continue reading Entrepreneurs rising: Business Start-Up program students seed new ventures

Resilience and the Mysterious Morel Mushroom

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

Move over TED. Redx Talks are here. And their founder, Cowboy Smithx is speaking at the SLCC, March 28

Founded two years ago, REDx promotes stories of Resilience and Empowerment, while facilitating Discourse (REDx - silent x) around issues important to Indigenous people around the world. Creator and curator, Cowboy Smith, is speaking at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre on March 28, 6:30pm = 8:30pm, to launch the Business Startup Program. Cowboy Smithx. REDx … Continue reading Move over TED. Redx Talks are here. And their founder, Cowboy Smithx is speaking at the SLCC, March 28

Future-proofing Pemberton, one packet of loaner seeds at a time: Pemberton’s Seed Library launches at the library

On Wednesday, the first day of summer, I borrowed a packet of shelling peas from the library. I sifted through a box of seeds, picked out the peas, signed my name to the register and pledged to return my loan in, oh, about 5 months time – once I’ve planted and eaten its harvest, and … Continue reading Future-proofing Pemberton, one packet of loaner seeds at a time: Pemberton’s Seed Library launches at the library

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 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

Mapping the Mysterious: Stewardship Pemberton’s new 3D model of the ‘hood

“The Lillooet River is such a mystery,” says Veronica Woodruff. “It’s so murky. Even where it’s only ten centimeters deep in shallow spots in the middle, you can’t actually see the bottom.” An environmental technician and founding director of Stewardship Pemberton, Woodruff paddleboards the river all summer and lives right beside it. “It doesn’t have … Continue reading Mapping the Mysterious: Stewardship Pemberton’s new 3D model of the ‘hood

Embrace the watershed: Stewardship Pemberton invites you to BC Rivers Day, Sunday 11-2

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