February 23, 2021

The Monashee Community Co-op – The Little Co-op That Could

From December through January I played phone tag with Chris Bauman, president of the Monashee Community Co-op (in Lumby) Board of Directors. I gathered, through voice messages at first, that she had exciting news to share! What I can share with you now is not only a good-news story, inside […]
January 28, 2021

Media Release | RDNO Electoral Areas B and C Retain BX Ranchlands

The BX Ranchlands have been purchased by Regional District of North Okanagan electoral areas B and C - a sale that “effectively keeps the parcel in the public’s hands and allows for the opportunity to explore agricultural and educational opportunities."
January 21, 2021

Embracing Change in Challenging Times: 2021 BC Organic Conference

With so many twists and turns these days, it’s always interesting to hear how organizations adapt their activities to keep up with the changing times. And, how they continue to grow and strengthen their networks in new and unexpected ways. The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is hosting its […]
December 17, 2020

Food Access, Gaps, COVID-19, and 2021 Food Predictions

This is not news… we know that sufficient, safe and nutritious food is critical to the health and well-being of us all. At this time of year, we tend to think a little bit more about the food we can and cannot afford. Tis the season to give generously… to […]
November 25, 2020

Conversations, Opportunities and a Stronger Regional Food System

On October 28th, 17 local government representatives (politicians and staff) from across the RDNO met on Zoom to discuss and learn what is on the radar for local government as it relates to local food security and food systems (planning, development, policy).  This meeting was co-hosted by Land to Table […]
October 22, 2020

BX Ranchlands: A Functional Past and a Promising Future

In the first week of my position as the Land to Table (then NOFSI) Coordinator, I found myself around a table, at Rancho Vignola, with a group of food system folks. Meeting participants included farmers exploring a co-op, an economic development consultant working with the O’Keefe Ranch, the BX/Swan Lake […]