Saturday February 27
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sooke Community Hall
Come be part of Sooke’s premier seed and local food growing event; Sooke Seedy Saturday! Registration is still open for vendors (see here) and volunteers are still needed  Saturday Feb 27 from 8 am - 10 am. More information about volunteering see the website here or contact Emily parsonsemily@hotmail.com 
Save the date!
Farm & Film Gala Evening
with Sooke Awareness Film Night

Wednesday, April 13
More information to come
Grant Writing 101 & Advanced Grant Writing Workshops
The Sooke Region Volunteer Centre is hosting facilitated grant writing workshops.
1) Grant Writing 101
Jan. 26, 6:30-8:30 pm, more details
here
2) Advanced Grant Writing
Jan. 30, 9 am-1 pm, more details
here
More SRVC events can be found on their calendar here

 

January news from Sooke Food CHI

Food CHI’s Directors are pleased to share with our members our January news; news that reflects our mission to strengthen food security in our region through a number of events, partnerships and programs. Mark your calendars for upcoming events and be sure to check our website for additional information.

Annual General Meeting
Thursday January 28
Sooke Harbour House Potlatch Room

Sooke Food CHI invites your participation! 

7:00 pm  - gathering & refreshments
7:30 pm  - AGM
8:00 pm
  - Ray Zimmerman presentation: Sustaining our Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and food growing lands
 

What is Sooke Food CHI all about? Farm land preservation, protecting food sheds, strengthening food security, offering mentorships, promoting local markets, buying local, slow foods, supporting our farmers, building community gardens and events such as Apple Fests, Seedy Saturdays and Farm Tours.

Sooke Region Food CHI Society, first formed in 2007, a voluntary organization with 250 members, has accomplished a lot to support our farmers, increase access to local foods, and encourage others to grow food to get to the table – the backyard garden or Sunriver Community Gardens. On January 28th we our holding our AGM, an opportunity to assess where we are 9 years later. There is much our organization still wants to accomplish, working hand in hand with our local governments, members and communities.

Our guest speaker, Ray Zimmerman from the Sea-to-Sea Greenbelt Society, has spent decades advocating for regional sustainability for our agricultural lands. Ray will share with us the region’s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) maps and recent updates for where we are now. Join us in this presentation and be a part of a shared dialogue – what is next for our region and the preservation of our limited farm lands. After the inspiring presentation last October where Harold Steves from the mainland and former ALC chair, Richard Bullock spoke to a full house about the continuing need to advocate for our foodlands Zimmerman’s presentation is  timely and will hopefully encourage more of Sooke’s public to get involved and participate.  

We look forward to seeing you there!


 
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