February Potluck & Meeting – Thursday February 20, 2014 – Acting Locally – Three Stories

Once again we will meet at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre – 202 Avenue C South (between 20th and 21st Street). We will be upstairs this time.

Doors open at 6 pm.

We will eat at about 6:30 followed by clean-up.

Then at about 7:30 we will hear about some exciting endeavours taking place in and near Saskatoon.

Acting Locally – Three Stories

There are exciting things happening in the world of permaculture and ecological design all over the planet – and some of them are right here at home.  At February’s potluck and meeting three people will share part of their stories as they tell us about the projects they are involved in and near Saskatoon.  (This maybe the first of an ongoing series.)

happy bug chickensJessie Best is part of Happy Bug Farms, three families who have joined together to start a farm northeast of Saskatoon that uses permaculture principles to guide their farming practices to provide food in a sustainable manner.  They focus on building soil, nurturing their bugs and promoting diversity.  Jessie will talk about how they raised their chickens this year and how their poultry systems fit in holistically with the rest of their farm and their guiding principles.  She will also bring some eggs from the farm to sell.

 Koren 2Koren Vangool and her partner own land west of Saskatoon towards Asquith.  She will show pictures and talk about their experiences buying land as well as their five-year journey to finally move out there this spring.  Koren will also discuss what they’d do differently now, their future plans and how permaculture has changed their perspectives about what they can do on five acres.


Terri Lynn Paulson is involved with urban agriculture projects within Saskatoon.  She is excited to share some of the urban agriculture projects that will be going on in Saskatoon this summer that she and the Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op are affiliated with.

Seed Swap – And for those of us growing locally it’s time to be thinking about seeds.  So we’ll also be having a seed exchange.  If you have extra seeds you would like to offer others, please bring them along and if you’re looking for seeds to plant this spring you may find some here.

Bring some food to share and seeds to exchange if you have them.  We hope to see you there.  Everyone welcome.