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The Food Self Sufficiency department has been growing and developing ways for Kanaka Bar to develop and become more sustainable. The team is made up of dedicated staff and community members who work in the gardens, and harvesting areas. 

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Contact Staff:

Stephanie Esau - stephanie@foragerhill.ca  ph: 604-897-9422
Emma Bryce -  birchgrovefarm@gmail.com 

Fall 2023 

Fresh produce from the garden will be available for pick up  at the community building!
Lots of zucchini, green onions, fresh herbs as well as the first of our garlic and onion will be available - perfect for fall comfort foods 🍲🍂



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Aug. 1, 2023 


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Josta berries are ready to harvet, they are located just behind the band office. Please be careful as the bushes are prickly, these berries are similar to huckelberries. One of the FSS team members has shared one of their favorite recipes using the Josta berry.  



  Earth Day information and posters, April 22, 2023 



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Earth Day Event Photos, April 22, 2023 

Earth Day Poster April 17 2023

  Poster Added: April 17, 2023  



FSS Survey Results - February 2023

February 2023  



Presentation Community Updates: February 2023

Food Sharing Policy Meeting - Jan 2023

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Please join us for the second Food Sharing Policy Meeting January 18th where we will evaluate different food production and sharing options together and test which line up with Kanaka's values.
Pizza dinner will be provided, but please RSVP so we know how much to order (adminexec@kanakabarband.ca). 
Topic: Food Policy Session 
Date: Jan 18, 2023
Time: 04:30 PM 
Join Zoom
Meeting ID: 851 5417 2846
Passcode: 383933


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Food Self Sufficiency October 2022




Bee Keeping Workshop - January 2023

Bee Keeping
January 24th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
at the Community building.
It will be mostly hands-on, with participants learning how to assemble a hive, the basic beekeeping
equipment and how to care for bees throughout the year, and is open for anyone to attend! Anyone interested should RSVP so we have an idea of how many to supply a lunch for, either call Emma Bryce's cell (778) 933 2125 or email at birchgrovefarm@gmail.com

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Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!


Emma will be at the Community building this Thursday, January 5th, from 12-3pm for anyone that would like to participate in the Food Self Sufficiency Surveys 


The surveys take around 15-20 minutes to complete and you will be entered into a draw to win either a $25, $50, or $100 Gift Card to the KNS store. Or you can fill out the two surveys online here: https://forms.gle/nEibPmVMoSYaxk2U6 

and here: https://forms.gle/2BEzaioAAXft4AWR8


You will need to enter your email address to be eligible for the draw if filling out the surveys online.

Help us plan for the New Year by sharing how you would like to see the farm and gardens grow!


Winners of the draw will be announced on January 10th.


If you would like to be interviewed please message Stephanie directly.


Updated; Oct. 4 2023