Green Architecture

The new Brooklyn Botanical Garden has some intriguing green design and landscaping features, including a green roof. Click to see article and photos.

Local Food Security Resources Brochure

Check out this great resource for learning about North Okanagan’s Good Food Box, Food Banks, Community Kitchens, Emergency Food Programs and more! Click on the link below to access the brochure: Local Food Security Resources Brochure More Articles… New group in Lumby – BEE Safe There are always balancing forces at work. Plan for Vernon […]

Vandana Shiva Interview

Physicist, environmental activist, and seed saving guru Vandana Shiva was interviewed today on CBC radio’s The Current. Listen to the interview.

Sustainability and Leadership Awards – Nomination Deadline April 22nd

If you, or members of your organization, know of individuals, groups or organizations that are eligible for the awards please nominate them by Earth Day, April 22, 2012.City of Vernon Sustainability Awards Categories: Building and Development Sustainable Business Community Sustainability Youth Initiatives Contributions to at least two of the three areas of sustainability (i.e. economic, […]

BeeSAFE workshops!

Written by Mary Stockdale Various workshops related to growing food without pesticides and in attracting bees and other pollinators are given at the Lumby Bee SAFE office every Friday from 3 to 4 PM. For details see: and click on Workshops. All workshops are by donation. Places are limited so please reserve by calling […]

Shared Harvest Newsletter

Food Action Society recently received this message from Shared Harvest, part of Farm Folk City Folk and I thought it would be of interest. Be sure to scroll down because the Okanagan is represented in it!Hi I thought the Shared Harvest Newsletter might be of interest to you. The newsletter is also available at […]

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 […]

Using Rain as a Resource

Amazing resource on rainwater conservation and use for gardeners in the Okanagan available here.Check it out!

New group in Lumby – BEE Safe

Bee SAFE is a new movement that works to improve health, the environment and local economies by increasing access to local food that is safe for the bees, and for us. Our ability to grow safe food is compromised by Genetically Modified crops that cross-pollinate with traditional and organic crops (and even with wild plants […]

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.