EcoSociety is proud sponsor of Deconstructing Dinner

The Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival returns with 12 documentary films over 5 days at 5 venues. The schedule for 2016 is spread out between October 26 and November 12 – making it much easier for lovers of good food and drink to attend more events. October 26 at the Civic Theatre is RACING EXTINCTION – from the Academy Award winning filmmakers of The Cove. Spanning the globe to…

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Get your harvest at Cottonwood Market until Oct 29

By Jesse Woodward As the 2016 EcoSociety outdoor market season comes to a close it is nice to reflect on the year as a whole. This summer was a very a busy season in Nelson and that was great for all the EcoSociety markets and farmers selling produce at the markets. The Downtown Local Market on Baker St., which closed on Sep. 28, was a wonderful affair with lots of amazing fresh local produce on…

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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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2016 Downtown Local Market opening

The West Kootenay EcoSociety will reopen the 2016 Nelson Downtown Local Market on Wednesday June 15th in the 400 block of Baker St. for its seventh year in a row. The market will run each Wednesday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm through to September 28th, offering an amazing mix of local produce, plants, prepared foods, body care, and hand-made arts and crafts. Customers can rest assured that they are…

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Open Outdoor Market Season

The 2016 outdoor market season has arrived! It all starts with the Nelson Garden Festival onthis Saturday. This wonderful event takes place from 10am-3pm on the 200 block of Baker Street. If you love gardening this event is not to be missed. Will you be there? On Saturday, May 14, West Kootenay EcoSociety’s Cottonwood Community Market opens to kick-off another season…

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Cottonwood Market Survey

The City of Nelson is soliciting input on the Railtown plan and the Cottonwood Marketplace concept design. Take a minute to help shape the future of Nelson. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2637407/Railtown-Cottonwood-Market-Survey Cottonwood Market is a critical piece of our local food system, and part of our region's toolkit for getting to 100% renewable. The more we depend on food shipped from…

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