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Jason Bijl
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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.
 
Cleo Dee
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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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Location: Kamloops, BC - Zone 6
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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.



 
Vera Stewart
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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!
 
Rick Hatch
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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.
 
Tamora Davy
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Location: Penticton, BC
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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.
 
Joe Oblenis
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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.
 
Rob Bouchard
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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.
 
Roberto pokachinni
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Location: Fraser Headwaters, B.C., Zone3, Latitude 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.
 
Debbie Heys
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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.
 
John Polk
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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!
 
We've gotta get close enough to that helmet to pull the choke on it's engine and flood his mind! Or, we could just read this tiny ad:
Learn, Design, Teach, & Inspire with Permaculture games.
FoodForestCardGame.com
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