Category Archives: food security

Powell River Community Food System Assessment final report

We neglected to note that the Powell River Community Food System Assessment Final Report was released in mid-June. A pdf version can be downloaded here: https://prfoodsecurity.org/2016/06/17/community-food-system-assessment-final-report-now-available/

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Our Annual General Meeting will be Tues. May 13 at 6PM

Our members are urged to attend our Annual General Meeting. Potluck supper will start at 6PM. Skookum is providing two hearty main dishes, and members are encouraged to bring a side dish, salad, or dessert. If you can’t manage to … Continue reading

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What it means to be a Community Service Cooperative

This is Part 2 in a short series on cooperatives, and specifically on Community Service Cooperatives, because that is the designation for Skookum. As a cooperative, we adhere to all the rules as described here (there are 171 of them) based on … Continue reading

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Time to Can? Tattler Lids and Rings Available to Skookum Members

Tattler Time. This post is an excerpt from a permanent page on our site. Find it here. Skookum Food Provisioners’ Cooperative has Tatter Canning Lids and Rings for sale to members only. Why Use Tattler Lids, and why buy them … Continue reading

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Save the Date! AGM Thursday, May 2 at 7PM

Save the Date! Our Annual General  Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 PM at the United Church’s Trinity Hall (kitty-corner to City Hall at 6932 Crofton Street). Feel free to bring along some snacks and desserts, … Continue reading

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Short Survey & New Addition to Wednesday Jan 23 Event

Members’ Skills Survey As a cooperative, we encourage each member to commit to initiating or participating in projects, joining a committee, serving on the board of directors, and helping with events and tasks as they arise. Take the shortissimo survey now (2 … Continue reading

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Catching (and Wrapping) Up

It’s been a very busy Fall for Skookum so far this year; and as we head into 2013 it’s ‘whiplash time’ as we look back to see what we accomplished, and forward on how we can do more and better. … Continue reading

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We’re a-puttin’ on up!

‘Putting up’ is a colloquial term referring to the process of canning : preserving foods by packing them into glass jars and then heating the jars to kill the organisms that would create spoilage. But along with canning, other food preserving methods … Continue reading

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Skookum Rolls Out Food Library at Kingfisher Books

It’s been in the works for a while, and it’s still a work in progress, but Skookum is very proud to announce that our members-only Skookum Community Bookshelf (a lending library) is now open, and living in Kingfisher Books: 4486 Marine … Continue reading

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Members’ Table Scraps

At the Skookum AGM in April, our crack team of Event Organizers came up with some great ideas to coax out some of our members own thoughts on worthy projects for the cooperative. Each person attending was given a card … Continue reading

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