The Kimberley Farmers’ Market has come to a close after another successful summer season. Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook started the farmers’ market in 2014 to provide community members with direct access to local, sustainable food and art. This year, the market ran on Thursdays (5 – 7:30) from June 16 to September 15. At the Kimberley … Continued
Apple Capture season is around the corner and we’re thrilled to see just how much local fruit we can divert from going to waste and becoming wildlife attractants! Over the years, we’ve noticed that Kimberley and Cranbrook are home to plentiful fruit trees but as summer turns to fall, much of this fruit goes unpicked. … Continued
Plastics have pervaded all aspects of life in the 20th and 21st centuries, so much so that these centuries have been dubbed the Plastics Age. As you read these words, it’s likely that several different types of plastic are within reach: components in your computer or phone, fibres in your clothing, coffee or food containers, … Continued
Growing food in the East Kootenays presents a unique set of challenges: cool temperatures, high elevations, and short growing seasons to name a few. If you’re eager to learn about local growing, there’s no better way to learn than from the local farmers. In the spirit of sharing knowledge, Apple Quill Farm is offering five … Continued
We’re thrilled to announce that a Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station is being installed at the Marysville Eco Park! This marks the first EV charging station in Marysville while adding to the three existing stations in Kimberley. We sat down at the Eco Park with Troy Pollock, Manager of Planning at the City … Continued
The first annual Kimberley Community Cleanup took place on the morning of Saturday, April 23rd. The community event, organized in partnership with Mountain Phoenix Community Culture and the City of Kimberley, saw approximately 65 locals come together in a joint effort to clean up our community. The Kimberley Community Cleanup took place the day after … Continued
If the unusual winter we’ve experienced in the Kootenays is making you think about climate change, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are a myriad of ways to take meaningful action—such as retrofitting your home.
The BC Farmers’ Market Hatch & Hype project is an initiative that enables people to hatch, hype, and highlight new BC farm and food products from existing vendors and new vendors at BCAFM farmers’ markets.
The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be screening at Key City Theatre on January 7 & 8, 2022, continuing a tradition spanning over three decades. Tasked with helping the planning committee behind the event, I ventured down to the Snowdrift Cafe to meet with Pegg Davidson, Lorna Locke, and Suzanne McAllister over … Continued
Written by Chad Kile with Trixie Pacis With the Kimberley Community Garden resting beneath a thick blanket of snow, it’s time for us to look back at the 2021 growing season. We’re excited to share that we produced a successful yield overall and saw the hard work we put into improving the garden pay off. … Continued