Thank you for attending the One Straw Fall Faire!
 We had a great time at the annual Fall Faire!  We had our traditional farmers market, pumpkin carving, apple press contests and raffle!  Thank you to all who entered the contests and congrats to our winners:
Billy - best savoury preserve
Leah - Best sweet preserve
John- Biggest Squash
Rankin - Best Dressed Vegetable

Gratitude goes to our local sponsors who donated prizes for the raffle and contests.
Terra Tea
Jeans Organics
Eco Freako
Gumboot Cafe
Fresh Sechelt
The Fish Market
Holy Crap
Pepper Creek Pizza
Butcher Dave
Past Times Toy Store
The Hemp Shop

Laura rocked it in the kitchen with Quiche, Squash Mash, Lentil Wraps and spicy salad and we also offered Salmon Sandwiches thanks to Martin from Caspier catering who donated us salmon! Thank you also to The Good Life, Country Haven Farm, Faye Farms, Dragonfly Farm and Jeans Organics for donating to the kitchen!

We finished the event with a great stone soup potluck. Thanks for all of the contributions, and special thanks to Edna Deerunner, Mark Trevis and Jill Shatford for leading our blessing and extra thanks to Audrey from the ?alish gardens for talking to us about the gardens and Robin Chauhan and Jill Shattford for your great music!

Super appreciation to all of our hardworking volunteers!  This could not be done without you!  We are so grateful for your ongoing support and contribution to One Straw!

As a note, there were some questions about the increased admissions at the door. We made this decision to try to raise more funds for our One Straw Programming.  In future, we will do a sliding scale donation for entry to these annual events.

kym chi - food systems network coordinator
One Straw Society.

Please join Sunshine Coast in Transition and One Straw Society for a fun celebration in the heart of Roberts Creek this Friday October 23, 6 - 8:30pm.  Families and friends welcome.  Bring your favourite food dish and stories to share in conversation.  

After the meal, speakers from various work projects will briefly share their updates.  Also, Dana Wilson will be fresh back from Europe to share some "gems" of her experiences at the Transition and Permaculture International Conferences.

Dirty Girls calendars will also be for sale for $20 per calendar. Please bring cash or cheque if you wish to purchase one.

Please RSVP for location details.  Email Kym Chi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Leonie 604 886 8769.

Hope to see you there,

Leonie Croy  & Kym Chi
Sunshine Coast in Transition Initiative and One Straw Society

Mushrooms Among us! With Rick O’Neill

Sunday, October 25th
Sechelt Arts Centre
5714 Medusa St, Sechelt

Join Rick, a local mushroom enthusiast, at the Sechelt Arts Centre for an evening of fungi related stories, slides and video he has collected over the years.  Rick will delight us with his shrooming adventures and answer questions about our elusive prey.

Door fee is $20 per person.
Please pre-register by replying to this email

Presented by the Live & Learn Program
of the One Straw Society

Funded by Vancouver Health’s SMARTFund

The Sunshine Coast’s Leading Edge Visual and Performing Arts Festival presents:
THE STORY OF CEDAR - October 15 - 25, 2015

There are still some great activities happening as part of the Sechelt Arts Festival including Cedar Basket Weaving, and the Traditional Uses of Cedar workshop with Barb Higgins!

Please follow the link to the calendar to see what you can still take in!

Reclaimed Water Workshop
Tues Oct 27
Sechelt Water Resource Center.
There is a tour at 5 pm followed by the workshop at 6 pm.
It is hoped that many famers will attend and speak up about the need to be innovative and progressive about how we use our water. The water is treated to the highest standards in Canada and with a small biochar process it could be clean enough to use for agriculture.,SewerDrainage/SecheltWaterResourceCentre.a

Farm Gate Market
Wednesdays 3pm - 6pm
Roberts Creek Hall
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.