Did you know…the Shuswap Food Action Society is driven and funded primarily by community members like you? We're always looking for volunteers!
Whether it is helping chop vegetables for our school meal program, or planting seedlings at our garden, volunteering is a great way to meet others, have fun and make a positive impact on our community.
Save the Date! Community Potluck and Annual General Meeting, Thursday, June 22nd from 5:30-7pm at the Shuswap Community Teaching Garden.
The Shuswap Food Action mission is to build community around local food! The best way we can think to do that is with a potluck! It is the ultimate in community cooperation and allows us all to experience a multitude of foods we may not otherwise. We challenge folks to make as local a dish as you can, seasonal and as simple or elaborate as you'd like! And simply buying a local food item is a great way to participate as well!
A beautiful garden, lot's of parking, a place for kids to play, a bathroom on-site and we'll have some chairs available. As this is an outdoor event, we encourage you to bring a chair or blanket for a picnic-style gathering, along with your own eating utensils to help us reduce waste (and cost).
We will hold our Annual General Meeting at the same time, after we've had a chance to socialize and grab a plate of food or dessert. We will keep it as short as possible when discussing the past year and then talk about all the great things currently happening and plans for the future.
We'd love to see new and familiar faces so please share this post and let others who are passionate about good food, local food and the future of Shuswap Food! ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday, students at South Canoe Elementary got their hands dirty planting Wapato, a plant found in shallow wetlands that is also a traditional food of the Secwepemc People. We learned that Wapato was often harvested by foot, with women pulling it out of the marshy bed and allowing it to float to the surface. Wapato are rarely found today in our region due to development pressures and impacts of colonization, but these students might just bring it back! ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow, live at 9am, on Voice of the Shuswap Community Radio 93.7FM, Warren will be in Conversation with Ron and Jennifer Ste. Marie of Notch Hill Community Growers. Hear Ron and Jen’s story of retiring from their jobs in Kamloops and purchasing a 160 acre farm in Notch Hill where they are working to grow vegetables and engage other farmers in a cooperative style of farming. While they are at it they are helping to build community connections for sustainable agriculture and grow their adopted community. ... See MoreSee Less
Pollinator Week! We will be hosting Sarah Johnson of the Native Bee Society of BC to discuss plants to grow for a continuous bloom garden - a Bloom Train - in your own home garden and beyond.
Thus Thursday, May 25th, we're hosting a Community Potluck and Bee Presentation as well as a Shuswap Community Teaching Garden Work Bee to plant our Summer Plants! ... See MoreSee Less
Come join us! See our May calendar for learning opportunities here: www.shuswapfood.ca/community-garden and Shuswap Community Teaching Garden ... See MoreSee Less
So much happening this weekend‼️‼️‼️
Tomorrow morning, live at 9am... Shuswap Food Conversations on Voice of the Shuswap Community Radio with host Warren Bell. Warren will be speaking with SFAS staff, Serena Caner and Melanie Bennett about what projects are currently underway and some exciting discussions about School Meal Programs!
Also on Friday is the relaunch gala for Everything Shuswap Song Sparrow Hall. Enjoy great music from some of the Shuswap’s most talented musicians and talks by community leaders on topics that relate to the second volume of the book. You can buy tickets here: celebrateshuswap.ca/product/everyting-shuswap-tickets/
Downtown Salmon Arm Farmers Market celebrates the FIRST market of the Summer season at the Ross St Plaza from 10-1pm. Be sure to support our local farmers as they ARE how we will see food security in the Shuswap!
Coinciding is the The Salty Dog Enduro & Street Festival which will surely have a big crowd downtown so the energy will be A LOT of fun. Check out Downtown Salmon Arm!
We also have a Work Bee at the Shuswap Community Teaching Garden from 10-12 pm if you aren't as keen on crowds and want to learn more about growing your own food and helping us grow food to share with the community. See our website for the calendar www.shuswapfood.ca/community-garden
Sunday is Mother's Day and we encourage you to create or go enjoy a beautiful local meal which supports a local farmer or food producer. We have many amazing local artisans and local flower growers.
Enjoy the hot day and for the mothers, grandmothers, and all the caregivers who take care of our next generations, we appreciate you! ... See MoreSee Less
Photos from Shuswap Community Teaching Garden's post ... See MoreSee Less
Great event next Friday! Buy your tickets online at songsparrowhall.ca/events/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Shuswap Food Action Society would like to acknowledge that it operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Secwepemc Peoples.