Healthy Snacks for Families:

….a free workshop in Meadow Creek with Casey McKinnon, holistic nutritionist.  Pregnant women, partners and parents with children under 6 years!  Join us for this hands-on cooking class!  Learn about healthy fats, how protein helps the body and more!  Bring your questions about healthy snacks and enjoy chatting and cooking together with the group.  There will likely be treats to take home at the end!  Childcare provided.  Thursday, May 17^th.  9:30-11:30.  Meadow Creek Family Centre (Jewett school).  Register with Barb Cyr, barbcyr@nklcss.org (mailto:barbcyr@nklcss.org) or 250-353-7691 or at Strong Start!  Offered by North Kootenay Lake Community Services society and proudly supported by Columbia Basin Trust.

Farm certification in the Kootenays…

Kootenay Mountain Grown Farm Certification is now simpler than ever with new application forms, pay-what-you-can fees (as low as $30), and an expanded region stretching from Rock Creek to Revelstoke to Fernie. APPLY NOW and help us create a bigger and more vibrant community of sustainable, ethical, earth-friendly farms than ever before!

Details in the newsletter… https://mailchi.mp/81d752bd0831/klas-agm-1270365

MAY DAYS curious? May 20, 21st and 22nd 2018

 This year marks the 125th Bday of Kaslo and we hope to make this one heck of a great May Days celebration. Information on events, vendors, entertainment etc can all be found at: http://www.kaslochamber.com/May-Days-Events.      We still have a few spots for non-profit groups to have a table during that weekend. contact kaslomaydays@gmail.com

As always we are in desparate need of volunteers for:
* helping to pick up trash in the park
* putting recyclables in the proper places
* street closers on the Monday for the Parade

AND… there is still lots of time to get your floats and costurmes together for this years parade;

Naturally, the theme is KASLO 125 years, so that leaves lots of ideas for birthday outfits, mining, logging and all the other wonderful things that have gone into making Kaslo, what it is today.

So come out and support May Days 2018. and yes, Saturday of May Days is still Kid Centric!!

for more info. http://www.kaslochamber.com/May-Days-Events or kaslomaydays@gmail.com

Rural Affairs info. from Director Watson

Hello residents, I have a few updates for you. To start, here is the RDCK Rural Affairs committee agenda. I am chair of this committee and will be bringing forward a proposal on small water systems along with a discussion on how our (RDCK) and outside (Crown) referrals in our planning process work.
Here is the agenda:
http://www.rdck.ca/…/committee…/rural-affairs-committee.html

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:

http://www.kpu.ca/isfs/shortcourse-businessplanning

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