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 localland 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.
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!
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.
Hey new here, we've got 80 acres in the Kamloops area. Good to see others in the area!
Location: Penticton, BC. USDA Zone 6b, 300 mm annual precipitation
posted 4 years ago
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.
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.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."-Margaret Mead "The only thing worse than being blind, is having sight but no vision."-Helen Keller
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.