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Shuswap assn for Eco development and Fairtrade

The Shuswap Association for the Promotion of Eco-Development is a non-profit, charitable society registering in British Columbia Canada. Its mission is to facilitate a move towards more ecologically sustainable and socially just economic activity, in both industrialized and developing countries.

Join us to check out fair trade products for sale, including teas, chocolate, coffee, fruit leathers,  and more.

Britannia Community Centre
55 + room (seniors lounge)
Friday, Feb 15
6-9pm

SAPED has been working in B.C. and Central America since 1990, building small-scale co-ops, promoting organic agriculture and permaculture systems, developing appropriate technology and organizing fair trade systems. Our projects help a marginalized sector of society–small rural landholders and workers, and the urban poor who lack the skills or inclination for `professional` careers.

Purposes

* To support spiritually and materially, community based ecologically sustainable economic and cultural projects in the rural underdeveloped and impoverished areas and shantytowns of Central and South America by:

1. providing courses in the areas of sustainable agriculture, natural livestock management, fruiticulture, agroforestry, natural medicine and appropriate technology;

2. assisting rural communities in such underdeveloped countries in economic cooperative self-sufficiency;

3. entering into agency agreements with organizations to assist in the furtherance of the above.

* To support spiritually and materially, community based ecologically sustainable economic and cultural projects in the rural underdeveloped and impoverished areas and shantytowns of British Columbia and in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

* To pursue a structured educational program for communities in B.C. to increase public awareness of the issues related to community based ecologically sustainable development in the rural areas and shantytowns of Central and South America which will include popular educational techniques and involve educators for Central and South America.

* To solicit and administer funds to cover the costs of all programs designed to meet the above objectives.

We try to use our leverage to buy crops at high prices to help build local community self reliant development…so we provide equipment, teachers, seed and plants, whatever is appropriate…….

Britannia Community Centre
55 + room (seniors lounge)
Friday, Feb 15
6-9pm

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Grandview WoodLand Food COnnection BULK BUYING

HELP THE GWFC FUNDRAISE WITH ORGANIC PRODUCE

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PRUNING PROJECT

VFTP_LOGO_CS3-167x300The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project is proud to present our new pruning social enterprise project for the 2014 season, “Fruit Tree Pruning with ISA arborist Todd Barisky”. Proceeds will go to support The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project.

The details, in brief:

A professional pruning service with competitive rates.
The better maintained your tree, the more bountiful your harvest!
Have our professional Arborist visit your fruit trees this season!

About Todd Barisky:

I have been a practicing Arborist since 2007. I received a diploma in Arboriculture Apprenticeship at Humber College in Toronto, and I am also certified with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

In my view, tree pruning is a form of art; Skilled arborists are equipped both with the knowledge of optimal tree health and the imagination to craft aesthetically pleasing and durable specimen. Every tree is unique and grows in response to its environmental conditions. Mindful pruning encourages trees to develop stronger branching, yield a hardy fruit crop, and help to minimize tree defects and diseases. This is the kind of pruning I use to guide trees to grow towards their optimum form.

Many trees in the urban landscape suffer from improper pruning. When a tree has been haphazardly pruned, the tree’s future health is at stake. It is possible in some cases to restore poorly pruned and damaged trees, however nothing compares to responsible and mindful tree care from the start of a tree’s life. To achieve best results, it is always advisable to seek assistance from a certified professional Arborist.

For more information visit: https://vancouverfruittree.com/pruning-project/

 

CURBSIDE FRESH MARKET – LITTLE MOUNTAIN

Visit the Curbside Fresh Market:
City Heights
(115 E 37th at Main)
Friday 11am-2pm.
Everyone is welcome. Local produce and staples. Prices below market rate.

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CURBSIDE FRESH MARKET – Mt Pleasant

LITTLE MOUNTAIN HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PROGRAM

 

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