Your Markets have a new face

I’m Craig Mullin and proud to be the new Market Coordinator for the West Kootenay EcoSociety. I’m truly excited to pick up where Jesse, EcoSociety’s previous Market Coordinator left off and ensure the vibrant market culture we already have in Nelson continues to thrive. I moved to Nelson from Vancouver in 2006 with a dream to build my own home and raise a family. With a background in music event…

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We’re hiring seasonal staff

We're hiring seasonal positions. For some of these you need to be a student. Check out the jobs for more information. Kokanee Creek Nature Centre Coordinator Kokanee Creek Nature Centre Clerks (at least 1 summer student) Apply today and join the West Kooteny EcoSociety team to protect wild spaces and build thriving community.

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Member Spotlight: Diana van Eyk is a committed member and volunteer

by Diana van Eyk I love being a member of the EcoSociety for a whole raft of reasons. On the practical side, it's an extremely effective organization. Here are some of the things the small staff and volunteers do that make me feel excited: run campaigns that educate us on important environmental issues, run outdoor markets that sell locally grown food and handmade goods, fight to keep Jumbo wild…

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Open Outdoor Market Season

The 2016 outdoor market season has arrived! It all starts with the Nelson Garden Festival onthis Saturday. This wonderful event takes place from 10am-3pm on the 200 block of Baker Street. If you love gardening this event is not to be missed. Will you be there? On Saturday, May 14, West Kootenay EcoSociety’s Cottonwood Community Market opens to kick-off another season…

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Cottonwood Market Survey

The City of Nelson is soliciting input on the Railtown plan and the Cottonwood Marketplace concept design. Take a minute to help shape the future of Nelson. Cottonwood Market is a critical piece of our local food system, and part of our region's toolkit for getting to 100% renewable. The more we depend on food shipped from…

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Zero-waste Still a Challenge for Markets

With market season waning, the West Kootenay EcoSociety is taking stock of a new policy to drastically reduce Market waste by requiring vendors to use compostable or washable dishware. “Nelson has a great waste reduction culture, but if there was not someone staffing our waste stations at the Markets, every bag would still end up being contaminated and have to go to the landfill,” says…

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