Are you passionate about the role farmers’ markets play in local food sustainability? Do you have event planning/market experience and are looking for a part time opportunity that allows flexible hours? The Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook Branch is currently seeking a dynamic and organized individual who is excited to run our Thursday evening Market in downtown Kimberley. … Continued
Author: Andrea Chapman
Lowering emissions. We have all thought about it, aspired to do it, and in some cases succeeded in changing our habits. With numerous alternative transportation options available in our region there are plenty of opportunities for driving less, sharing the ride, and lowering emissions. One obvious choice is to ride (bike), stride (walk), or glide (ski) to your destination. … Continued
Written By: Kim Urbaniak Twenty-Two kids wiggle and giggle and spin around, transforming into mayfly nymphs right before my eyes. The grade two class has just walked through the forest pretending to be mayfly eggs, quiet and unassuming. Well, as quiet as you can expect 6 and 7-year-olds to be on a field trip! The … Continued
This year, the Kimberley Farmers’ Market has put together a Waste Wise Station (WWS) to help minimize the amount of waste generated by our market. We have been sending compost to the Open Gate Garden, and recyclable materials are washed, sorted and directed to the Yellow Bin Program. Our goal with the WWS is to … Continued
The Kimberley Open Gate Garden is located on Rotary Dr. behind the Aquatic Centre, and it is ALWAYS OPEN. Stop by and enjoy local fresh produce, expand your gardening knowledge and find a safe space to learn and grow. The garden is open to anyone at any time and has everything you need stored on site. Our shed is … Continued
Written by: Kim Urbaniak As the group exits the forest and steps into the clearing by the lake, their eyes fill with wonder, “So THIS is the lake!” someone exclaims. “Look at all the birds!” another student hollers, before running off to take a closer look. Today’s field trip is off to a good start. … Continued
This entry is the second of a two-part series on waste diversion and landfilling practices in the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK). In this post, Wildsight’s Kimberley Cranbrook branch tours RDEK waste transfer and landfill facilities.
This entry is one installment of a two-part series on waste diversion and landfilling practices in the Regional District of East Kootenay. In this post, Wildsight’s Kimberley Cranbrook branch reports on a tour of the Central Materials Recycling Facility in Cranbrook.
Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook is proud to announce the winner of our artist design contest: Jennifer Johnston! Jen’s vision of vibrant, sustainable communities was beautifully captured in her design: weaving plant forms and pollinators together with our charismatic neighbour, the black bear. Jen offers her thoughts here on art, community and living (and growing) with nature. … Continued
Just over a decade ago, the Marysville Eco Park was a radically different environment. Providing parking for the Marysville Falls tourist attraction, the site was a flat, gravel lot extending right to the water’s edge. Sedimentation from stormwater runoff and snow dumping on site added to the cumulative effects of pollution in Mark Creek: effects … Continued