Category Archives: principles

A Cooperative Primer

Time for a primer on cooperatives, because apart from knowing you’re a valued member of Skookum and that you gain value from our cooperative, it’s important to know what we are creating together. This little review includes the different types … Continue reading

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The What, Where and Why of Dry

As you may have noticed in our recent Facebook posts, Skookum members are drying up a storm this year, preserving the local (and local-ish) harvest of peaches, plums, squash, tomatoes, peppers, apples, pears, berries and more. A crack team of 6 … 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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Announcing Skookum’s Bulk Seed-Buying Project

We’re happy to introduce a new project open to Skookum Food Provisioners’ Cooperative members only. It’s a bulk seed-buying club that will start off small with a selection of some 30 seed types from a local provider, Eternal Seed. As you … Continue reading

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Our “Growing a Co-op” event was a big hit!

On Wednesday February 9, 2011, Skookum brought Carol Murray up to Powell River to spread the word about cooperatives, what they can do, and how to get them going. Carol is the Director of Co-op Development at the BC Co-operative … Continue reading

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Our Values and Principles

At the board meeting of May 28, 2010, the directors of Skookum Food Provisioners’ Cooperative passed a resolution to adopt the following statement of values and principles as an official document of the cooperative. You can download this statement in PDF form … Continue reading

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