OUR Educational CSA Week #15

OUR Educational CSA Week #15

OUR Educational CSA Week #15 The CSA is a fantastic way to strengthen the community by directly connecting locals to farmers, which reduces food waste and focuses on quality, sustainability and building relationships over profit. OUR mission is to educate, inspire,...
Healing Herbs: Cascade Hops – CSA Week #14

Healing Herbs: Cascade Hops – CSA Week #14

Cascade Hops is flowering in our garden right now, and we are picking you some fresh Thursday morning this week! There are many varieties of Hops, and this particular variety – Cascade – has a flowery, citrus, grapefruit aroma (I encourage you to smell it...
OUR Educational CSA – Week #14

OUR Educational CSA – Week #14

Hello from OUR ECOVILLAGE! This last week has seen a couple changes. We have a new volunteer arrive, Arnaud Raibaldi, who drove all the way from Quebec although he is originally from France. He will mostly be working in the garden with us for the remainder of the...
My Momma’s Apple Dumplings! CSA Week #13

My Momma’s Apple Dumplings! CSA Week #13

My Momma’s Apple Dumplings!Featured in your lifestyle box this week is Brandy’s mom’s Apple Dumplings! From wide and far they drove – all to buy the $1 per dumpling treat at a little getaway resort, off highway 99 (seven miles before Whistler), called the...
Healing Herbs: Holy Basil – CSA Week #13

Healing Herbs: Holy Basil – CSA Week #13

Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), also known as Tulsi, is described in Ayurvedic texts as “the incomparable one” and is considered to be an incarnation of Tulasi or Vrindavani, a consort of Lord Vishnu. It is considered a symbol of fidelity and helpful in attaining...
OUR Educational CSA – Week #13

OUR Educational CSA – Week #13

Hello CSA members!Welcome to week 13 of OUR Educational CSA. The figs have been ripening like crazy this last week and we are experimenting with new preserves, so if you have any favourite recipes let us know! We also have a variety of cucumber that is currently...
OUR Educational CSA – Week #12

OUR Educational CSA – Week #12

Hello CSA members!It has been a busy and exciting week for those who are working at the ecovillage this summer as well as for those participating from a distance online as we are completing the Awaken: Designing for Community Resiliency and Deep Adaptation Internship....
Healing Herbs: Parsley – CSA Week #12

Healing Herbs: Parsley – CSA Week #12

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is best known for its versatility in the kitchen in both the flat and curly variety but it can also be valuable for medicinal purposes. The ancient Greeks had a high opinion of Parsley, and associated it with Hercules, the mythological...