a forum for Salt Spring organizations to get all levels of government in a room at once to get feedbackon a particular project they needed assistance with, needed direction on or needed support from the different levels of government.See More
Author David Loy asks, "What is the connection between our personal transformation and the transformation of society?".Loy, a writer, professor of Buddhist and comparative philosophy, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism, whose body of work draws crucial connections between Buddhist teachings on personal suffering and how we can work collectively to heal a biosphere in crisis. His latest book, A New Buddhist Path, has been called "a wake-up call for Buddhists…See More
"Thanks Linda and Dennis. I think the start of the problem was a drop in the number of pets on the property. Unfortunately, we aren't able to have dogs or cats at the moment so for now, I guess I'll bite the bullet and go buy some sturdy…"
Due to the growing local rabbit population I have to rabbit proof my garden. I want to do the whole perimeter rather than individual beds. Any suggestions? I've heard that nailing the fence onto boards laid along the ground can be…"
The Mentor Gardeners are a group of experienced Salt Spring Gardeners who will provide answers to questions on practical, seasonal-specific aspects of gardening.Ask your questions on the Comment Wall below...See More
The series continues with episodes seven and eight showing this Thursday, January 22, 7 p.m at the Salt Spring Public Library. Don’t miss these films on the fall out from Hurricane Sandy plus water shortages in Yemen and other consequences of Climate Change. Admission is free.In episode seven we revisit the site of Hurricane Sandy with Chris Hedges, this time learning about the hardest hit victims, those near the poverty line, and their long wait for a return to normalcy. And we go again with…See More
David Miller’s Farm Potluck is coming up on Sept. 10th, building on the theme of community and communication as the cornerstones of sustainability. Come out for a harvest feast, bring your best farm fresh & potluck goodness to share, and enjoy a community gathering devoted to Transition : from oil dependency to dynamic inter-reliance!See More
Finally there's some good news on the climate change front -- but we have to act fast! Join Pender Island's Peter Carter (Climate Emergency Institute) and Julie Johnston (Green- Heart Education) for an evening presentation and discussion.Peter is an expert reviewer for the IPCC's 2014 5th Assessment and has presented on climate change at many international science and climate conferences over the past few years. Julie is a sustainability education consultant who blogs at Compassionate Climate…See More
Take the next steps in food self-sufficiency by learning how to cure, store and preserve your surplus vegetables and fruit.Learn to cure and store onions, garlic, winter squash and potatoes and the best ways to keep fresh roots, apples, winter pears and other fruit over the winter.We will also cover simple preserving, including easy freezing methods and how to use a dehydrator. The final segment of the workshop covers step-by-step methods for boiling water bath canning to preserve fruit and…See More