I would like to invite you to imagine a future in which nature and economy go hand in hand. In which we are motivated by our love of this stunning place to work together to keep our water clean, our landscapes wild and our community sustainable. I invite you to imagine a place where you feel rooted and connected, where your life is in balance, where you are inspired.
This dream of a connected, sustainable community doesn’t come about by itself, but we at Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook believe it’s possible. Together, through our combined actions, we can make an enormous difference.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today. ~Chinese Proverb
One of our branch’s main focus areas is Sustainable Food. With increasing demands on our natural world, it becomes ever more important to re-localize. Food that is sourced locally uses less fossil fuel to get here. Food that is grown without chemicals is better for humans and all living things. Food that is accessible across class and income level strengthens the fabric of the entire community.
In other words, focus on food and the effects will be felt far and wide.
Determined to reduce household waste, we deliver hands-on composting programs to school kids, and send colourful composting info sheets to every Cranbrook homeowner.
But connection is not only about food. Connection is also about place. Our Go Wild! program takes Grade 9 students from Selkirk High on a five-day guided backpacking trip. Removed from everyday distraction, these amazing kids learned how to rely on themselves and on each other. It’s safe to say that none of them come back unchanged.
We’re working hard to achieve our dream of a community in which humans and nature can thrive—a community of connection, of inspiration.
Our branch Wild Times Newsletter: Summer 2016