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West Kootenay Foodie Film Fest

By Chelsea Matheison I’ve always known that, on some level, local food sustainability was important, but until recently, it was never a forefront issue in my mind. I guess I just took it for granted. Growing up in Nelson as a child, I had a daily relationship with my garden. I planted seeds, collected bugs, and ate dirt. One year, I ate every last strawberry in the garden before they were ripe.…

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2012 Nelson Garden Festival

If gardens are good teachers, there will be lots to learn at the 11th Annual Nelson Garden Festival, Saturday, May 12 on downtown Baker Street.“We have more vendors than ever,” says one of the festivals organizers Glyn Violini. “Each year the festival grows and really, community agriculture prospers.” Violini, a heather and rose vendor who helped start the first garden festival, has…

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