Who are We?

We are the Tahsis Community Garden Society. Please email us at tahsiscommunitygardensociety@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Strong Start Visit

Strong Start Garden Visit

As part of our Pumpkin unit, the Strong Start class went to the Community Garden to count how many pumpkins the Garden was able to produce.
Quite a few, it turns out.
We harvested the last of Auntie Karli's zucchinis, and pulled Mrs G's french carrots and beets. We will be using our pictures as a part of our book writing project.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Farm to School Tahsis is Returning!

Cold Nose Warm Heart!

Farm to School Tahsis is happy to announce the return of the CMESS Salad Bar starting on Wednesday, October 19th and then every Wed/Thurs thereafter. Cost is $3/lunch with the focus on providing 6 fresh veggies, 3 fruits, 1 protein and 1 grain to school students along with a hot dish, usually soup. Family members are welcome to attend, and F2S volunteers eat free. We are planning an English Onion Soup to warm our bellies on opening day.

F2S is also happy to announce ‘Growing the Next Generation’ on November 23/24th. Growing the Next Generation (GNG) is a free public forum to which all residents of Tahsis are invited. Presented by the BC Ministry of Health, and the Public Health Association of BC, this is a community celebration to strengthen and sustain local food action in Tahsis. Join friends and neighbours for two fun and informative evenings about food sustainability, celebration, the Golden Carrot Awards, sharing stories and ideas, and to explore different paths to community food security in Tahsis. Pre-registration encouraged, as food will be provided to participants on both evenings. There is no cost to this event as your input is invaluable!

Golden Carrot Awards

Do you know of someone who has made a significant contribution to community and quality of life in Tahsis by supporting activities to strengthen the local food system? Send in your nominations for the Golden Carrot Awards! Nominees must reside in Tahsis and activities might include seed saving, growing food, preserving foods, nutritious cooking for the community, purchasing local BC foods for consumption in a public place, serving fresh nutritious local foods in a public place, composting food wastes, or teaching the next generation about growing, gathering, preserving, cooking and serving local BC (or island) foods. All nominees will be recognized with a Golden Carrot Award, and their names will be placed in a draw for 1 of 3 local BC food baskets. The names of the top three nominees will go into a draw to attend the Farm to You Conference in Vancouver in the spring of 2012. This gift is worth an estimated value of $500.00 to cover the cost of travel (fuel and ferry from Tahsis to Vancouver and back, 2 nights at the conference hotel and conference registration. To be eligible for this prize the nominee must be 19 years or older.

Registration/Information/Golden Carrot Nomination Forms TahsisSustains@gmail.com or call 250.934.7979