Volunteer! Build Community in Salmon Arm around Local Food.
Did you know… the Shuswap Food Action Society is driven and funded primarily by community members like you? We're always looking for new 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.
Live at 9am tomorrow on Voice of the Shuswap Community Radio, Warren's guest will be Dr. Keith Williams, Assistant Professor at Athabasca University and adjunct faculty at First Nations Technical Institute. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture, a teaching degree, a Masters Degree in Mycology, and a Ph.D. with a focus on Indigenous Philosophy. Warren and Keith will discuss Indigenous food systems and philosophy and the healing benefits of some fungi. Keith uses his diverse heritage (Scottish, Dutch, and Haudenosaunee) to enrich our understanding of global interconnectedness. This sure to be a wide ranging and interesting episode.
Tune in every Friday at 9:00am for our live broadcast, or catch us Monday at 5pm or Thursday at 8pm for an hour that we are sure will make you hungry for more Shuswap Food Conversations. ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday Sessions coming up Sunday, Dec 10th from 2-3pm, is Wildcrafting and the Magic of Local Botanicals. Learn more about the abundance all around in Nature and how you can harness the medicine of plants. Luc D'Abadie of Thuja Botanicals will teach more about sustainable wildcrafting and specifically about creating Hydrosols!
This presentation will start at 2pm at Buckerfield's Salmon Arm in their upstairs conference room. Sessions are a sliding scale between $5-15 as our attempt to encourage you take in as much knowledge as you can this whole season.
Registration is not required but it is very much appreciated. You can do so with this link here and sign up for other classes happening in December and January. forms.gle/WDfxcdk2vUjq2gwX8
We are humbled by the response by our supporters and volunteers to our invite for our SFAS Holiday Potluck. At this time, with the space we have rented, we have now reached our capacity. If you had intended to come but hadn't RSVPd, you can get in touch at email@example.com
We hope residents will enjoy the festivities throughout the month as so many wonderful organizations are creating opportunities for the community to take part in making spirits brighter for families and individuals throughout the Shuswap.
We will have to CANCEL today's Sunday Session due to low registration and perhaps even the snow... We definitely don't want our educators driving in when unsure of attendance!
Be sure to check out our December and January calendar in the pinned post or on our website www.shuswapfood.ca/sunday-sessions to see which Sessions are coming up and please do register if you're interested in coming. It allows us to ensure maintaining classes and also helps us know what folks are interested in! Registration link in both places. ... See MoreSee Less
We're so excited to be hosting Coldest Night of the Year Salmon Arm again this year. It's coming up Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 (yeah, it's still a little ways away...) BUT we're excited. This super fun, family friendly, walking fundraiser has allowed our Society to grow so much and with that growth, we've really been able to make positive impacts in the community!
This year's theme is Look Closer and we are harnessing this sentiment to not only look closer and share what we do but to look closer at the experiences of many in our community who are facing hunger, hurt and homelessness. The event is fun yet the cause is serious. This holiday season is a great time to look closer at your own blessings and see what you might do to make someone's day a little brighter.
We also want to acknowledge two amazing community leaders and incredible supports to SFAS — Askew's Foods and SASCU. Both of these businesses align in our desire to see a strong, resilient food system and a healthy community! They are our Co-Lead sponsors again this year and we appreciate that so much!
If you want to learn more, you can head over to www.cnoy.org/salmonarm. There are more details about the event to come but you can learn a lot by reading through. Check out the amazing photos by Viktoria Haack Photography to see what the event is like!
Excited to present our next 2 months of Sunday Sessions for Self Sufficiency presentations! We are so grateful to our educators who use their time for the benefit of the community by sharing knowledge and ideas! We're also grateful to Buckerfield's Salmon Arm for allowing the use of their conference room for these talks so that we can offer them at a very affordable sliding scale, increasing access to everyone!
Have a look at these next months and if you would like to attend Sessions, please fill out the form. This helps us know how many people will come but also allows us to know what people are interested in. It helps us to tailor the Sessions to what the public wants! forms.gle/GpYEbmCuQDoKU66Q8
We have a general idea of February and March but if there are topics YOU would like to learn, please comment here or send an email to Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also... SHARE these Sessions so that as many people who are interested in learning more about how to grow, raise and make your own food and medicine. ... See MoreSee Less
Join us at the Ross St. Plaza from 10-2pm where farmers, artisans and entertainers will be making spirits bright this Saturday! Our Downtown Salmon Arm Farmers Market hosts the Downtown Salmon Arm Holiday Market where you can support local farmers and producers by picking up your weekly groceries, Farm Fresh as well as have extra fun with a visit with Santa starting at 10am and watch the TUBA Christmas show at 12pm. Come by the Shuswap Food Action tent to try our Souper Meals Soup and learn more about the nourishing meals we are bringing to Shuswap schools, full of farm fresh ingredients.
After the Market, come back and bring the whole family down for the Christmas parade, starting at 3:30, which goes along Hudson Ave, Ross St and Lakeshore. It promises to be a magical time with a very special appearance by the big guy himself! 🎅🎅🎅