An AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FORUM will be presented by the One Straw Society on January 19, 2014 from 3- 6 PM at the Roberts Creek Hall.  Come on out and learn about a host of new agricultural related projects! Project leaders and affiliates will deliver the results of recent research regarding six topical projects.

Projects/topics for the day include:

  •     Key Note Address: Food Sovereignty in Practice on the Sunshine Coast
  •     The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Area Plan
  •     The SmartFarm Project
  •     The Sunshine Coast Food Policy Council: roles and responsibilities
  •     Persephone Brewing Company: An Integrated Farm Plan
  •     20 years and counting: Strategic directions for the One Straw Society

The One Straw Society is excited and honoured to help gather public support for these projects and programs.

This forum will inspire directions for future research and offer recommendations and/or ways to get involved to help create a stronger local food economy on the Sunshine Coast.  Come out and engage with community agricultural initiatives and network! Refreshments and good company provided.

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance by January 9th, 2014 by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Newsletter Submissions

Growing Coastal Newsletter is actively seeking food related article submissions for the upcoming winter and spring issues. Provide a poetic biography about your farm or processing operation, your thoughts on agriculture on the sunshine coast, ideas for new projects and initiatives, or amazing recipes involving our local products- all types of submissions are welcomed!

 Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Interested in a fruit tree-pruning workshop? Below is a great opportunity for you to increease fruit harvest while keeping your trees more healthy.  

The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden is offering one in January in an orchard in Roberts Creek.

For anyone who is interested in attending and learning more about fruit tree care, follow this link and then click on the "Pruning Workshop" event.

Check out their website for more details:

 Farm Gate Market

Thursdays  3-6 PM  In the Roberts Creek Hall  (Kitchen Area)  

Just a reminder that the Farm Gate Market is in full swing indoors for the remainder of the winter in its third annual collaboration with Rashmi's amazing CURRY IN THE CREEK!  

Remember it`s on Thursday, but the time remains unchanged, 3-6 PM in the kitchen area of the Roberts Creek Hall.

Contact: Farm Gate Manager Billy Hume for more information  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.