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Skookum Gleaners is back!

Back in 2010 and 2011, the newly-formed Skookum took on management and support of the Skookum Gleaners project, which had formerly been known as the Powell River Fruit Tree Project. Member Anne Michaels was the coordinator, and we put together … 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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Consider Cover Crops

Cover crops — also unglamorously called ‘green manure’ (although the technical definition is different) — are well-known to larger-scale gardeners and farmers, but also worth considering even for the home gardener. Cover crops are grasses (oats, wheat, clovers, buckwheat, barley, rye, … Continue reading

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Fall Fair Fabulousness

Whew! Some 20+ Skookum members and friends were on hand this past weekend for year 2 of our Fall Fair cider-pressing/processing/vending presence, and we provided a very good show indeed! Not to mention delicious fresh, lightly spiced hot and cool cider, … Continue reading

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Call for orders of Tattler BPA-free Canning Lids (deadline EXTENDED TO MONDAY July 16 @ 9AM)

We haven’t been able to run this bulk-buying project since July 2010, so if you are interested in BPA-free reusable canning lids shipped from the US. This is a Members-Only project (Not a member yet? Click here to find out how … 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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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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Tan Your Hide: A Free Skookum-Sponsored Workshop

  Hana Turtle Granny and Jacqueline Huddleston offer you FREE Home Tanning Workshops, with the first in the series on Saturday, June 9, 2012! For hunters, homesteaders, craftsmen, seamstresses & those with a serious intent to learn the basics of … Continue reading

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Announcing the Abundant Pantry Bulk-Buying Project

Exciting news! After many months of planning and hard work, Skookum’s Abundant Pantry Bulk-Buying Project is ready for prime time! The coordinator Wendy Pelton and her husband Barry Bookout have created a fantastic website for Skookum members to place their … 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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