Thank you to all of the amazing people that came out last weekend to help create a new community bench at the community gardens in Sechelt! We are excited for this new addition that will allow for more people to sit and enjoy the gardens or have a place to rest while waiting for the bus!

It's not quite ready, so over the next two weeks, we will add a plaster coat that will add and smooth finish and add some artistic features as well as help protect the bench. In the next month, we will also add a roof that will bring shade in the summer heat and host a community bulletin board to share whats happening in the area!

We would like to send an extra thank you to our sponsors and partners; Sunshine Coast Community Foundation, Sunshine Coast Association for community living, The District of Sechelt, Arrowhead, St. Hildas Church, Salish Soils, Don Robb, Sechelt Youth Centre and of course One Straw Society!

Deep gratitude goes out to local Cob experts who helped facilitate the buidling; Amanda Rae Hergesheimer, Michelle Wesanko, Nina Bell and Naomi Fleschut. Stay tuned for more updates as the bench progresses!

Botanical Gardens Harvest Festival
Sunday August 31    11am - 4pm     5941 Mason Road, Sechelt

One Straw and Sunshine Coast in Transition will host a booth together with a variety of activities including some fermenting demos! Come and get a tour of the Botanical Gardens, take part in some fun activities and visit us at our booth!

Feast to Fields
Saturday September 13th    Location TBA

The food policy council with the Rotary Club and with support of One Straw will be hosting a day of celebrating local farms and food!  Join for all or part of the day starting with a festival style afternoon where local chefs will be paired with farms to create a variety of different foods to try and ending the day off with a local farm to table sit down dinner!

More details on the way, check our website; for details as they come!

Edible Garden Tour

Sunday September 14th   10am - 1pm Gibsons to Roberts Creek    1pm - 4pm Wilsons Creek to Halfmoon Bay

 Please join us for our annual self guided tours of some of our best local organic small scale farms and gardens along the Sunshine Coast! This is a great opportunity to see some active farms and gardens, become inspired with your own gardening projects and learn about some of our local producers and their offerings.

Sunshine Coast in Transition will also be helping to arrange carpooling options!  Please stay tuned for more details.

For up to date information please visit  or visit our FB event page

Free Permaculture Learning Day
Experience permaculture in a creative new way with the 18th Ground Level : permaculture activation day
on monday August 25 from 11 am - 5:30 pm in Roberts Creek, the little village with a lot of heart.