A Weekend in the Wild 🐾

Join us for a weekend in the wild On Saturday, September 10 at 10 am, in collaboration with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society we will be learning how to weave with the inert leaves of invasive yellow flag iris along the shores of Kootenay Lake in beautiful Nelson B.C. This is a free event, but registration is required. There are only a few spaces remaining. Register now to secure your…

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The Farms to Friends Back to School Fundraiser begins today!

Together, we can level the playing field for children in need. It’s that time of year when children are getting geared up to meet their new teachers and classmates, make new friends, and begin learning the new year’s curriculum. Parents are making sure their children are equipped to take on the new school year by buying new clothes, school supplies, lunch, and healthy snacks. For many parents,…

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We’re hiring: Research and Engagement Coordinator

Title: Research and Engagement Coordinator Start Date: No later than October 17th, 2022 Terms: Full-time, 40 hours per week, 1 year contract with possibility to extend; $41,600-45,500 annually (dependent on experience) Location: Remote; any location in BC, West Kootenay location preferred Job description Neighbours United, (formerly known as West Kootenay EcoSociety) is a non-profit…

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Castlegar Butterflyway uses Goats to Tackle Invasive Plant Species

Photo courtesy of Terran Ambrosone Castlegar Butterflyway Rangers in partnership with Castlegar Communities  in Bloom, KNPS, KinSeed Ecologies, and CKISS,  are  maintaining and developing pollinator gardens near the Kootenay Gallery of Art. This initiative is part of David Suzuki Foundation project, which focuses on supporting native pollinators through planting native plants. This year the…

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Fighting the Good Fight: Save the Argenta Face

Photo courtesy of Arlo Bryn-Thorn As of Tuesday, July 19th, the 17 members of the Argenta Face community and Last Stand West Kootenay group that were arrested in May, in addition to two elders that were arrested in June appeared at their court hearing in Nelson, BC. RCMP begin removing Meghan Beatty, one of two women who chained themselves on the Salisbury FSR to protest logging on May 17, 2022.…

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Implementing a Fair Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

Recently, we interviewed 105 low-income Kootenay-based residents to learn about the interviewees' basic needs, especially housing and transportation in implementing the 100% renewable energy transition. Among those interviewed, 85 were Farms to Friends participants, racialized, and low-income residents. Here are the recommendations made: Prioritizing creating permanent, energy-efficient, and…

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Happy Birthday Farms to Friends!

[video src="https://neighboursunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Happy-Birthday-Farm-to-Friends-1.mp4" /] Farms to Friends is 2 years old! This is a milestone that could not have been possible without the support of volunteers, local farmers and food producers, business sponsors, and supporters like you. With your support we have been able to: Deliver over 4000 bags of fresh, local produce We have supported…

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Herbal Remedies with Little Piece of Paradise Farm

On Thursday, July 21 at 7 pm (PT), Farms to Friends will be hosting the second of a series of workshops, Herbal Remedies with Little Piece of Paradise Farm. Join Little Piece of Paradise Farm for a workshop about the medicinal benefits of herbs. The workshop will feature an introduction to herbs, the best practices for growing, harvesting, and processing herbs, and plant preparation methods. We…

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We need your help! Join our bioblitz in an at-risk area

We're hosting two bioblitz field trips this summer. Join your neighbours to learn about the threatened ecosystems and identify plant and animals at-risk in the West Kootenays. 1) Grohman Narrows Provincial Park is a treasured wild space that may be at-risk of industrial development. Join us on August 7th at 11am near Nelson 2) Proposed Zincton Resort Development is home to animals like the…

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You can join us: Membership Drive 2022

It’s finally summer and the heat is here! When I looked at the weather app on my phone, a special advisory said that the snow up high in the mountains will melt quickly with this heat. This means it could flood and it’s a reminder for me to be extra careful and keep an eye on the creek right near my home.  Neighbours United is dedicated to defending nature and building sustainable communities.…

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