A workshop for parents in Meadow Creek. March 15.

Supporting Creative Play: Exploring “Loose Parts”.  A free workshop for parents of young children.  Support your child’s developing creativity, critical-thinking, problem-solving and much more using “loose parts” in play.  Loose parts are materials you may already have at home or things that can be found easily.  Join us for ideas and inspiration!  Thursday, March 15.  9:30-11:30.  Meadow Creek Family Centre.  Childcare provided.  Register at Strong Start or by contacting barbcyr@nklcss.org (mailto:barbcyr@nklcss.org)   Offered by North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society and Childcare Resource and Referral and proudly supported by Columbia Basin Trust.
Please provide the following information when registering:  your name, phone number, names and ages of any children requiring childcare and a list of food allergies.


Our mailing address is:
North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society
Box 546
336 B Avenue
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0


News of Interest to Farmers



Chris Bodnar, owner and operator of Close to Home Organics, who was the keynote presenter at the Kaslo Farm Food Fork Conference two years ago is giving a free online business planning course for farmers. Read below for details on how to participate.

FREE Short course on Farm Business Planning with Chris Bodnar.

When: Thursdays, March 1, 8, & 22
Time: 6:30PM to 8PM
How much: Free
Where: online (and peer groups in various locations around BC)
Presenter: Chris Bodnar, owner & operator of Close to Home Organics.

Managing your farm as a business is an important but often neglected component of operating a farm. Recent research shows that farmers who create and use business planning are more confident, more profitable and more able to take advantage of new opportunities. This short course will introduce participants to the concept of farm business planning through some practical, hands-on exercises. Teaching content will reference Ministry of Agriculture resources, primarily the New Farm Start-Up guide, and introduce participants to options for further support through the Ministry.

Session 1: Setting goals and starting a business plan
Session 2: Determining production and marketing options
Session 3: Assembling and using a plan, plus accessing resources to help

For more information and registration:


Note: It is not necessary to participate in the peer groups locations. This course can be done from home by anyone with an internet connection.

Kaslo Food Hub/ NKLCSS: Our mailing address is:
Box 546, Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0


Jewett news…


Some cold weather on the horizon! ❄️⛄️After our latest dump of snow, I feel like I need to put a beacon🚦on my car
so I can find it!

We are hoping for a normal, at school day tomorrow!

Monday, February 19-Merry Monday!
Tuesday, February 20-Strong Start
Wednesday, February 21-Last Whitewater Ski Day
Take me Outside Day🎿remaining students
Thursday, February 22-Strong Start
Library/📚Sharing/Current Events
Friday, February 23-Friendly Friday- today is our eco-friend of the Earth🌎Day-bring a waste-free lunch.*


Ms.Dodd and I are starting our Interim phone calls this week. Please let us know if any times are NOT good for you. We will make these calls at night.

February Newsletter-With power outage days and prod days and other events happening we are a bit behind on our newsletter. As March is a short month, we have decided to combine February and March, so will send the newsletter out on March 1.

A waste free lunch means ⭕️ waste in the garbage. There are several ways to do that:

*recyclable containers

*eat everything in your lunch

*no pre-packaged food.


Have an awesome week!