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Location: Kamloops, BC - Zone 6
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Reply if your in my region and would like to become more involved in the spreading permaculture in our area.
Lets work towards building our numbers.
 
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Location: Similkameen Valley, BC zone 5b
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I sure would
 
Jason Bijl
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Location: Kamloops, BC - Zone 6
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Do you know of any non profit organization that works towards restoration and improving community green spaces? They come in all shapes and sizes:

http://www.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/land-stewardship-and-habitat-restoration-program

http://www.cowichanlandtrust.ca/

http://www.evergreen.ca/



 
Cleo Dee
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Location: Similkameen Valley, BC zone 5b
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My sister works a lot with ECO learning hive out Victoria. I found this on their website

http://ecolearninghive.org/organizations

Almost forgot to add

http://www.bclss.org/ A lake restoration project biased in Kelowna
 
Jason Bijl
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A drive along the South Thompson led me to a long forgotten sign board being overgrown by weeds, it mentioned an old program that was funded by Environment Canada. Interior Wetlands Program

I guess it was run primarily out of Kamloops, and was a partnership with Ducks Unlimited, Indigenous groups, and local land owners, among others. The program was done by 1998, and was focused on creating demonstration eco projects, with a hope to spread some education and awareness.



 
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Location: 7b at 1050 feet, precipitation average 13 inches, irrigated, Okanagan Valley
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At the Penticton Farmer's Market this past weekend, I saw what looked like a stand from a permaculturalist. Unfortunately I was unable to stop and check, but the next time I'm up there on Saturday, I'll try and determine if that's really what I saw!
 
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Location: Penticton, BC. USDA Zone 6b, 300 mm annual precipitation
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Rick Hatch here, I'm in Penticton on a half acre, always interested in meeting others interested in permaculture! Just finished the Lawton PDC in May.
 
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I'm in Penticton too. Got my PDC last year, but have no background in agriculture/horticulture, so I'm struggling. Connecting with other permies sounds like a wonderful idea, especially because I didn't take my PDC in BC.
 
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Following this thread as I am interested in this and I lived in Kamloops for several years before heading to northwestern Ontario 7 years ago.
 
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Location: BC, Canada
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Hey new here, we've got 80 acres in the Kamloops area. Good to see others in the area!
 
Rick Hatch
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Location: Penticton, BC. USDA Zone 6b, 300 mm annual precipitation
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Hi all, happy holidays. Just wanted to let you know that I've started up a Facebook group for Penticton Permaculture. Just search it and like the group. We will assess who's interested and start having monthly meetings in January.
 
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Location: Fraser River Headwaters, Zone3, Lat: 53N, Altitude 2750', Boreal/Temperate Rainforest-transition
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I'm up quite a bit North of you, but I did partake in a Permablitz in Darfield (Also North of you, but it's a cool permie site with an Earthship, food forest in progress, hugulkultur, and other interesting bits. Worth the trip, if only online http://www.darfieldearthship.com/ ). Darfield is in Thompson River valley.

The reason I mention it, though, is mostly because that permablitz was instructed in part by a cool guy named Gord Heibert. He works out of Vernon.
Find him through: http://www.elementecodesign.com/

Highly recommend his perspectives.

Good luck with forming your local group.
 
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Hi, Im new to this site. My husband and I just bought 8 acres in Enderby. We hope to develop it using permaculture principles.  Also, we would love to build a geothermal greenhouse to grow vegies.  
We will be stictly organic, and possibly have chickens.   Hope to meet with and learn from like minded people.  We will be hiring a few people along the way to get things done.  We are also looking at a thought of  making room to rent to someone like minded with there own tiny house .
Looking forward to getting to know you all.
 
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Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
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Welcome to permies Debbie.

That's a nice area you chose.  
There are quite a few active members here from that region (both sides of the border).
I'm sure that they will chime in to greet you soon.

Browse around, as there is quite a bit of regional information about that area.
Good luck with all of your plans and dreams.
 
Debbie Heys
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Thank you John!  Can't wait to meet people from Enderby area.  
I love the area myself, but I'd love to know more about its particular micro climate.

Here in cowichan, we are buckling down for a "historic" storm this week end. Hope the damage is minimal!
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