FARMERS, retailers and shoppers whooped with joy this week when the government announced the abolition of one of its most hated taxes: a tariff on saturated fats, imposed just over a year ago. Read Full Article from the Economist Magazine
Danish Fat Tax Rescinded
In Freakonomics-like fashion, researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have concluded that producing a charbroiled hamburger emits the same mass particulate matter as a heavy-duty diesel truck traveling 143 miles. See the full New York Times article.
September 20 – Roots ‘n Brews 2014 Tickets on sale now!!
Join us for an evening of live music, dancing, feasting, and celebrating the abundance of this year’s harvest ! For this event we bring together passionate local farmers & chefs to create a 4-course meal that truly celebrates the harvest of the Okanagan. Enjoy complimentary tastings of Real craft cider from The Bx Press Cidery, organic […]
Hanging Grow Boxes
Here’s an interesting idea for space-conscious urban farmers: http://www.gizmag.com/volet-vegetal-hanging-garden/23014/
Inquisitive Clips Short Film Competition
We received this message from Robyn and wanted to pass it along – any film buffs or aspiring directors who would like to try their hand at filmmaking? Good luck and we look forward to seeing the entries!Hello!The Regional District of North Okanagan and City of Vernon are hosting the 2nd annual Inquisitive Clips Short […]
New Courses at Okanagan College
Check out some of the new Okanagan College Continuing Education courses being offered soon in horticulture, permaculture, and agricultural diversification. Great for farm businesses as well. Find them on pages 24-27 in the following guide.
Plan for Vernon Public Market
Click here to download the report from the City of Vernon regarding the feasibility of a public market.
Do you want to ask your municipal candidates about their food security policies but don’t know where to start? Here are some great suggestions from the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council: The Central Okanagan Food Policy Council is a group of citizens who are working towards a food secure Central Okanagan. Our website okanaganfood.com is […]
Communities in Bloom
The Food Action Society is sponsoring the new Edible Garden category this year. Why not enter your vegetable garden or edible landscaping project? If you like to grow food or enjoy edible landscaping, why not enter the new Communities in Bloom residential edible garden category? Food growing is a rediscovered art that provides recreation, delicious food, […]
Why Food is an Election Issue
The People’s Food Policy By rabble staff The People’s Food Policy is encouraging voters to attend debates and ask candidates questions about the close to 2.5 million Canadians who are regularly concerned about having enough food to eat. Canada urgently needs a national food policy. Close to 2.5 million Canadians are regularly concerned about having […]