Posted by: Rabideye | July 19, 2013

5th Edible Garden Tour Kicks it all off for 2013!

Here is the link to the downloadable PDF version of the guidebook for the 2013 Edible Garden Tour, including the Food Literacy Treasure Hunt entry form and a feedback form. Printed versions are also available at Breakwater Books and Kingfisher Books in Powell River and at the Black Point Store south of town.

Click the poster to visit for the map and details!

Click the poster to download the guidebook!

Get a large pdf version of the poster by; click right here.

As has been the case the past 4 years, the Powell River Edible Garden Tour (still free and self-guided) that is run by the Powell River Food Security Project, Transition Town Powell River, and the Powell River Literacy Council and their volunteers, kicks off the 50-Mile Challenge for 2013 on Sunday, August 4.

The purpose of the Tour is to provide a showcase of real people’s working gardens of all types, to encourage us all to grow some (or more) food in the region, to increase our food security and to enjoy all the many benefits of eating local food. Enjoy! Donations will be accepted at each of the 10-12 gardens on display. For more information and to download the guidebook, visit or click on the poster above.

Posted by: David Parkinson | July 12, 2013

Edible Garden Tour 2013: The guidebook is on its way!

Hi there and thank you for your interest in the 2013 Edible Garden Tour. The planning team is working hard to get the gardens all lined up and we plan to have the guidebook (with maps and the clues to the Food Literacy Treasure Hunt) by July 19. Please check back by then.

If you would like to be on the email list for the Powell River Food Security Project and receive a weekly-ish email update with information about upcoming workshops and other food-related activities in the region, please contact us. Thanks!

Posted by: Rabideye | September 23, 2012

Working our way backwards… Day 1!!!!!

50 Reasons to Eat & Grow Local Food

Reason #1

Eating and Growing local food allows us to truly celebrate the harvest and thereby give thanks to the natural and human processes that allow us to thrive on our planet… and to openly acknowledge that as the seasons pass, so will we. We need to strengthen our commitment to the  importance of leaving behind a legacy of clean air, clean soil, clean water, good wholesome local food, and good times for generations to come.

So…. Congratulations on completing the 2012 50-day, 50-Mile Powell River Eat Local Challenge.

Sammy says “You rock!”

Oh, and Happy Fall Fair and (a pre-emptive) Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Posted by: Rabideye | September 22, 2012

Working our way backwards… Day 2

50 Reasons to Eat & Grow Local Food

Reason #2

Eating and growing local food makes us feel connected to others who are doing the same, all over the world. It’s a real revolution in thinking and acting upon what we see going on around us:

  • climate change and its effects on food,
  •  skyrocketing food costs,
  •  political turmoil,
  • peak oil,
  • other environmental disasters (oil spills, nuclear disasters),
  • unfair labour standards all over the world for agricultural workers, and
  • food shortages/famines that result from all the above.
We’re facing a lot of problems with our current system, but it’s important to note that there are many of us all over the planet, who are trying to counteract and create something new.

Check out this cool link to connect US consumer of local food with providers, via their zip codes!

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