Food Action Network
The One Straw Society presents the 8th Annual Edible Garden Tour on Sunday, August 6 from 11 am to the evening. This year's tour begins at Kym's Plants in Halfmoon Bay proceeds to the Exotic Fruit Nursery in Roberts Creek and winds down at the Persephone Brewery Farm with beer and pizza.
The tour gives farmers an opportunity to showcase their products and educate the public. Kym's Plants tour will be from 11 am to 11:45 at 7910 Fawn Rd. in Halfmoon Bay, followed by Exotic Fruit Nursery at 2546 Miles Rd in Roberts Creek from 12:30 pm to 2 pm. and ending at Persephone 1053 Stewert Rd. in Gibsons from 3 pm to 4 pm.
The Rural Resilient Neighbourhoods project is seeking applicants for small grants of $200 - $500 to help Roberts Creek neighbourhoods to host a community gathering or activity that builds resilience, celebrates local art & culture, and strengthens connections between neighbours.
Examples of activities that the grants can support include:
- Block Parties ‘With a Purpose’ (eg: emergency preparedness, or organizing to protect or clean-up a local green space)
- Neighbourhood art projects, like street murals or yarn-bombings
- Creating a shared resource like a community bulletin board, share-shed or boulevard garden
- Garden harvest parties or seed exchange potlucks
- Neighbourhood Game Day
There are tons of great ideas out there for fun and meaningful ways to connect with your neighbours, build relationships and increase community resilience! For more information and inspiration, visit www.resilientcoast.ca. There you can register as a Resilient Neighbourhood & download the toolkit to help you on your way. Roberts Creek residents can also apply for a small grant, thanks to funding from the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District. Applications will be accepted until Monday, August 14th at 5 pm.