If you are passionate about local food production and looking to participate in a conversation that will begin to shape our community’s local food movement, then come join us! On the morning of Saturday, May 6th, a facilitated discussion about Golden’s past, present, and future local food projects, programs and ideas will occur. By gathering … Continued
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Bryan Kelly-McArthur, a naturalist with special interest in native orchids found in the Columbia Valley, will introduce you to 26 species thru the beauty of macro photography. 7PM. Admission by donation.
The theme of this year’s Wings Over the Rockies festival, in and around Invermere and Golden, is Birds, Bats, Bears and Beyond! The schedule is action-packed and Wildsight is proud to be hosting several events! Tuesday, May 9 Re-wilding the Wild: A Habitat Restoration Experience (Hosted by The East Kootenay Invasive Species Council & Wildsight Invermere) … Continued
Do you love the Columbia Wetlands, birds, and being outside? If so, participating in the Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey (CWWS) may be for you! Migratory bird surveys will be occurring this spring from 8am-11am on each of the three following dates: Monday, April 3rd Monday, April 10th Sunday, April 16th (please note that this is … Continued
The wild Purcell Mountains have long been filled with adventurers, photographers and rabble rousers. Join award-winning author and photographer, Dave Quinn, to celebrate the grassroots efforts that created the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy 40 years ago, and get inspired to help protect these rugged mountains into the future. See vintage photos, hear personal stories and tour … Continued
Do you love the Columbia Wetlands, birds, and being outside? If so, participating in the Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey may be for you!
Ian McTaggart Cowan (1910–2010), revolutionized the way North Americans understood the natural world and is known as the “father of Canadian ecology.” He was ahead of his time in addressing issues such as climate change and endangered species. Some of his many milestones included: Founding the first Canadian university wildlife department; Pioneering nature-based television shows; Helping … Continued
What exactly is “permaculture” anyway? Blair Hudson will share his experiences practicing permaculture in his own garden and explain how it is different from more conventional gardening methods. Date and time to be announced Golden Gardeners’ Gatherings: a series of free, relaxed discussions on gardening topics led by local gardeners. Space will be limited, so … Continued
EVER THOUGHT ABOUT GRAFTING PEARS ONTO MOUNTAIN ASH TREES? …..and 5 varieties of apples on one tree! Join Frank Russo in his incredible orchard and learn about his simple grafting methods. We expect some other grafting geniuses to attend as well so this will be a wonderful way to learn ideas to experiment with. Tuesday, … Continued
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES AND SEED SAVING Will Cunningham has gained local fame as a grower of wonderful heirloom tomatoes AND he’s willing to explain his techniques over his lunch hour! We’ll meet at another famous seed saver’s backyard (Jean Dakin) who may join us and give us new information from Seeds of Diversity Canada. Bring a … Continued