Category Archives: local food economy

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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See you at Seedy Saturday on March 8!

Hey there Skookies- Powell River’s ninth annual Seedy Saturday is coming up this Saturday (March 8, 2014). Please note the new earlier hours: doors open at 9:30 AM and the event goes until 2:30 PM.  Admission is $2 and the … Continue reading

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Skookum Co-op Week Event

We had around 50 people come out on a foggy night in Powell River BC’s Cranberry neighbourhood for our guest speaker Tom Shandel’s film screening and discussion. We were very lucky to have Tom’s experience and insights into the co-op/credit … Continue reading

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Thurs. Oct 17: Coop Week Film/Discussion with Tom Shandel

Please join us at the Cranberry Seniors’ Centre on Thursday, Oct 17 at 6:30 PM (show at 7:00 PM) for an evening with Tom Shandel, visiting film-maker, producer, writer, and board member of Duncan BC’s Cowichan Co-operative Connections, for a screening … 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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Survey Results

Top 5 Interests indicated by our members from our Skookum Members’ Skills Survey held in late 2012/early 2013 5. (TIE!) Seed-Saving and Cider/Wine-Making 4. (TIE!) Bulk Food Buying and Public Outreach + Facilitation 3. Food Preparation (cooking/baking) 2. Food Preserving … 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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Home Tanning Workshop: Part Deux

Home Tanning Workshop: Part 2 (Click here for the lovely poster 262kB pdf) With Hana Turtle Granny and Jacqueline Huddleston For hunters, homesteaders, craftsmen, seamstresses and those with a serious intent to learn the basics of home tanning leathers and furs … Continue reading

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Skookum’s Celebratory Social

The members of Skookum Food Provisioners’ Cooperative gathered at Trinity Hall in Powell River on January 31 2012 to celebrate our first public gathering for 2012, the United Nations International Year of the Cooperative. The salad/dessert pot-luck event attracted over 30 … Continue reading

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Skookum co-presents the film “To Make A Farm”

Skookum Food Provisioners’ Cooperative is happy to co-sponsor (with Transition Town Powell River) the feature documentary, To Make a Farm (Canada, 2011) On Saturday February 18, 2012 at the Powell River Film Festival. See below for details, and a clip … Continue reading

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