Feeding Ourselves, Our documentary film project underway needs your support!
Compelled by the deep interest in our local foodshed demonstrated most recently and enthusiastically by our community this spring at the Farm Food Fork events, we embarked on an ambitious film project documenting the food-scape as it is, with the people in our community on the ground: the farmers, advocates, producers, retailers, politicians, chefs and processors. These inspiring accounts now need a consolidated voice: How can we feed ourselves? What can our foodshed become?
We need support to make this happen.
We have initiated our own grassroots crowdfunding project, designed to make supporting this initiative affordable for our community (and extended food-loving communities too), while offering both farm funds + food gifts back to our community + supporters.
Remember our EPIC ROCKET STOVE COB OVEN WORKSHOP? Well we are busting open the stove and inviting our farming friends and neighbors to join us for a pizza party in the garden!
What: Young agrarians everywhere, gather with us for a true taste of the Kootenays… pizza, wood-fired in a collaboratively-designed, collectively-built, decidedly beautiful cob rocket stove on a permaculture smallholding nestled in the Slocan Valley!
When: Thursday, August 7th, from 5:30pm on
Where: Here! @ Tricycle Acres, Slocan Valley, BC
What to bring: Pizza toppings and a salad or dessert (Our hosts are graciously providing the dough!)
*** PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOG(s) @ HOME / and carpool! as parking / car access can be challenging***
What is “Light Clay” construction?
Come to our building party and find out! You’ll see how we built a wood framed structure which we will be insulating with a mixture of a clay slurry and wood chips. We mix the slip and chips together in a big machine that looks like Dr. Seuss must have invented it and place the muddy mixture into the walls, creating a vapor permeable insulation layer ready to receive clay plasters. The end result is a healthy, modern home for conscious people to live in! Continue reading
Our friends Bryce and Kelly who taught and helped us build our “epic rocket stove wood oven” last year are teaching an intensive 2 week full on Cob Workshop this Summer in Twin Lakes, BC! These guys are awesome and this will be a dynamite way to spend two weeks, learning all about natural building from wonderful people. Check out there beautiful web site for more information… dreamweaverscollective