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Borrow Save Share (from 1 week ago)
The website is a project of LifeCycles Project, dedicated to supporting the free and open sharing of locally grown seed in British Columbia. It includes a directory of BC seed libraries and resources to help start community seed libraries.

Rooftop Gardening (from 1 week ago)
Utilizing the tops of buildings for green space.

Ceremony (from 1 week ago)
Beneficially effective ceremonial gatherings and events.

Fieldstone Organics (from 1 week ago)
Fieldstone Organics is British Columbia's only certified organic grain handling facility, serving local communities by providing organic whole grains, legumes & seeds for bulk, wholesale and retail consumers.

Discover Life (from 2 weeks ago)
The Discover Life website offers free on-line tools to identify species, teach and study nature's wonders, build maps, process images, and contribute to and learn from an interactive encyclopedia of life with 1,419,894 species pages and 821,122 maps. The Discover Life mission is to assemble and share...

Silver Creek Nursery (from 1 month ago)
organic fruit and nut tree nursery

JUST-A-MERE FARM (from 1 month ago)
A mixed fruit Organic Orchard in the Creston Valley (from 1 month ago)
Source of organic einkorn berries, flour and flourmills

Adaptive Seeds (from 1 month ago)
Adaptive Seeds was established in 2009 by Andrew Still and Sarah Kleeger. We are a certified organic, farm based seed company near Sweet Home, Oregon. We

Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Company (from 1 month ago)
Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve is a family-owned and operated company dedicated to crafting high-quality, healthy, and effective skin and hair care products that will nourish your skin and be kind to our planet. All ingredients are USDA-certified organic, sustainably produced, cruelty-free, and ethically...

EcoNest (from 3 months ago)
EcoNest provides resources and training for building natural homes using timber frame and clay-straw. EcoNests are designed to be long lasting sustainable and ecological homes incorporating timber-frame, straw-clay walls, earth plasters, and natural non-toxic finishes.

Timebanking (from 4 months ago)
System of exchange using time as a currency. A time-based currency, or TimeBank, allows people to exchange their time and skills for another persons time and skills. Like to a mutual-credit currency, a TimeBank can consist of a ledger that records the time each member has contributed, and to who,...

BerkShares (from 4 months ago)
Serving the Berkshire Region, BerkShares are a local currency that can be used at participating businesses in the region to keep money in local circulation. BerkShares are fully backed by US Dollars held at community banks. They are currently available in paper form, with a digital version forthcoming...

Duckworth (from 5 months ago)
Single source merino wool clothing, Montana-grown and processed. Our dedicated team carefully manages every step of the process, from raw fiber to finished garment. Starting at our ranch in Dillon, Montana, our open-range Montana Merino sheep live between 5,000’ and 9,500’ elevation and temps ranging...

Sitemap (from 5 months ago)

Land Rights and Responsibilities (from 6 months ago)
Laws of land usage, ownership and stewardship. Space on the Earth is finite, and all living things upon it need and occupy space. How communities compete and cooperate over the use and occupancy of land fundamentally shapes their society. Social norms and systems of land rights vary widely across...

Rainwater Collection (from 6 months ago)
Catching and storing rain Collecting rain water from rooftops is a simple and sustainable way of gathering water that can also help soil and water quality by reducing erosion and runoff. Many buildings are already fitted with gutters that are sufficient for rainwater catchment and all that's required...

Four Beat Farm (from 6 months ago)
Four Beat Farm Fresh is a 4 acre certified Biodynamic organic farm in the Pemberton Valley offering local, organic produce through a CSA delivering vegetables to Pemberton and Squamish.

Demeter International (from 6 months ago)
Demeter International is the largest certification organization for biodynamic agriculture, and is one of three predominant organic certifiers. Demeter Biodynamic Certification is used in over 50 countries to verify that biodynamic products meet international standards in production and processing. The...

Demeter USA (from 6 months ago)
Demeter USA is the American certifier of Biodynamic farms and products. Biodynamic agriculture goes beyond organic, envisioning the farm as a self-contained and self-sustaining organism. In an effort to keep the farm, the farmer, the consumer, and the earth healthy, farmers avoid chemical pesticides...

Evidence Based (from 6 months ago)
Verifyably accurate and effective To function Creative culture needs to be based on accurate understanding and reliable systems. Ideas should to be verified and proven before being widely adopted and conjecture, personal opinion, and preferences need to be recognized for what they are.

Misfits Market (from 6 months ago)
Misfits Market is an online mail-order food store dedicated to making affordable, high-quality food more accessible while helping break the cycle of food waste. The company works directly with farmers to rescue organic produce and other grocery items that might otherwise go to waste, then deliver them...

Growing Spaces - Geodesic Dome Greenhouse Kits (from 6 months ago)
Growing Spaces provides Geodesic Dome Greenhouse Kits designed to enable people to reliably grow their own food in cold climates. Growing Spaces domes energy self-sufficient using passive solar heating and solar powered ventilation and reported to work year round in tempetures as low as -35

Hope Hill Farm (from 10 months ago)
Agricultural Service in Salt Spring Island Garlic, Lettuce, Potatoes, Raspberries, Strawberries ,Apples, Cherries, Eggs, Chicken, Lamb, Wool

Salt Spring Sprouts & Mushrooms (from 10 months ago)
Salt Spring Sprouts is a small-scale food producing operation based on a 6.5 acre farm on Salt Spring Island. Permaculture design, full use of mushroom compost, recycled water systems, education. A full range of organic sprouts grown aeroponically, shitaake and oyster mushrooms. Sold at Farmers Markets...

Nanoose Edibles Organic Farm (from 10 months ago)
A 23 acre mixed crop, year round organic farm in Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island, run by Barb and Lorne Ebell, long time organic farmers and researchers. CSA, U Pick, farm stand and store. Seedlings and full range vegetables, eggs, fruits and berries; support 100 mile diet, nutrient rich produce, tours,...

Carriac Farm (from 10 months ago)
Carriac farm provides certified organic fruits and vegetables including squash, melons, tomatoes, peppers, and strawberries.

Kloverdalen Farm (from 10 months ago)
A mixed vegetable certified organic farm operationing in the Comox Valley, BC. Natural and minimally invasive farming practices, respect for the natural systems and supporting the soil. Crops include organic seedlings, a long list of spring, summer and fall vegetables, herbs and flowers. Bulk crops...

Foxglove Farm (from 10 months ago)
Foxglove Farm is a one hundred and twenty-acre organic farm on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada.Nestled in a mountain valley at twelve hundred feet above sea level, our fertile fields produce a wide range of annual Mediterranean vegetables, grains, legumes, hay and pasture, and orchards...

Salt and Harrow (from 10 months ago)
Salt & Harrow is a 32 acre organic farm growing over 50 varieties of vegetables, fruits, legumes and herbs with a small flock of heritage breed hens for eggs. "Our mission is to provide local customers with a full vegetarian diet of artisan quality organic fruits and vegetables. We hope our food is...

Horizon Heritage Farm (from 10 months ago)
Vegetables – Beets, Cabbage, Corn, Green Onions, Lettuce, Summer Squash, Tomatoes Herbs – Culinary Herbs Meat & Poultry – Beef, Lamb B and B accomodation CSA boxes

Corlan Vineyard and Farm (from 10 months ago)
Corlan Vineyard is a 10-acre 100% certified organic vineyard, farm and boutique winery on Denman Island where you can visit the tasting room, walk the vineyard and gardens (take a picnic and a glass of wine!), enjoy a homemade Lunch, and purchase award-winning wines. Wines, bedding plants, tours, events

Tanner Orchard (from 10 months ago)
Tanner’s Orchard wholesales crispy and crunchy Liberty apples to quality grocery stores, health food stores and markets on Vancouver Island. Look for them in season, from approximately September 10th to October 31st.

Shawl Farm (from 10 months ago)
Small, local and in harmony with nature- these are the principles by which we operate. We provide wholesome food for local customers, doing what we like to call "Just Farming". We are a family-owned farm and have lived in the Cowichan Valley for the past six years Long list of fruits, nuts, vegetables,...

Code's Corner Farm (from 10 months ago)
• Certified Organic • Grown Without Pesticides • Farm Tours We are a certified organic farm, owned and operated by the Code family on the principles of organic farming. Our vision is to provide healthy local organic food direct to the people and restaurants in our local area. Vegetables, lamb,turkey,...

Beaver Meadows Farm/Natural Pastures (from 10 months ago)
Certified Organically raised beef. Enjoy tasty, healthy rewards from our natural regenerative farming practices, where Natural Pastures Beef cattle are raised on our thick pasture swards in the rich Comox Valley. Free of chemical pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, growth hormones and anything genetically...

Big Fir Farm (from 10 months ago)
Organic vegetables from Cortes Island. Available through market sales, local stores and through direct contact. Anne and Sam

Wildflower Produce (from 10 months ago)
A permaculture, organic, intensive farm and orchard on Cortes Island. Multi-variety vegies and fruits, organic eggs. CSA weekly boxes in summer, market and store sales and farm stand.

Linnaea Farm Society (from 10 months ago)
An ecological agriculture oasis on Cortes Island: workshops, family farmstays, CSA and farm stand. Agricultural internships, coop Guild membership for islanders, weekly market sales, education

Geothermal Energy (from 1 year ago)
Using the heat from the Earth for energy. Geothermal energy is collected by circulating water through rock or pipes underground bringing heat to the surface that can be used to heat buildings and generate electricity. A geothermal heat pump can extract enough heat from shallow ground in most parts...

Kiss the Ground (from 1 year ago)
Kiss the Ground is a feature-length documentary focusing on regenerating the world’s soils. It shows that it's possible to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies through regenerative agriculture.

Love and Carrots (from 1 year ago)
Love & Carrots strives to revive the knowledge of growing food that was once passed from generation to generation. Since 2011, Love & Carrots has worked diligently to proliferate this knowledge with individuals, families, businesses, and organizations; installing over 1,000 gardens, and providing assistance...

Building Energy Optimization Tool (from 1 year ago)
BEopt (Building Energy Optimization Tool) is a free software application made by the USA National Renewable Energy Labratory designed to evaluate residential building designs and identify cost-optimal whole-house energy savings along the path to zero net energy. BEopt can be used to analyze both new...

Arsayian Foundation (from 1 year ago)

Cedar Cottage Community Garden (from 1 year ago)
Cedar Cottage Community Garden offers over 100 garden plots with a variety of micro-climates and growing conditions for gardeners of all ages and abilities, plus extensive common areas.

Born to Run (from 1 year ago)
Author Christopher McDougall take readers on exciting and informative adventure through the history, culture, and science of long-distance running.

Keys to the Canadian Organic Standards and Regulations. (from 1 year ago)
Article outlining the layers of regulation and relationship of federal standards and provincial organic certification bodies.

COG`s Guide to the Candian Organic Standards (from 1 year ago)
We hope COG’s Guide will help Canadians understand the standards. Our goal is to help farmers, ranchers, processors and other producers to adapt their practices so their products can be certified as organic to the national standard.

Organic equivalency arrangements (from 1 year ago)
Equivalency arrangements are trade agreements made with other countries. Canada only establishes an organic equivalency arrangement with another country after assessing and comparing the two regulatory systems, including the standards, to determine whether the principles and outcomes achieved are consistent.

Organic Certification & Production Q&A (from 1 year ago)
The Canadian Organic Standards are a detailed set of principles, guidelines, and permitted substances that are used in the organic certification process. Canada’s Organic Standards are recognized as equivalent to the respective standards created by both the European Union and the United States. Canada...

Canadian Organic Standards (from 1 year ago)
Hosted by the Organic Federation of Canada - A searchable version of the Canadian Organic Standards document.

Organic Standards Candian Regulations (from 1 year ago)
"Organic production is a holistic system designed to optimize the productivity and fitness of diverse communities within the agro-ecosystem, including soil organisms, plants, livestock and people. The principal goal of organic production is to develop operations that are sustainable and harmonious with...

Community Forge (from 1 year ago)
Community Forge is a non-profit organization that designs, develops and distributes free complementary currency tools. They have provided a exchange platform to more than 600 communities to establish and manage their own complementary currencies.

Seasonal (from 1 year ago)
Lessening the environmental and impacts of food storage and transport by choosing seasonal food.

PoWR Global Ethic (from 1 year ago)
The Perliament of World Religions Global Ethic expresses a shared set of core values found in the teachings of the world's religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions. The document, mostly drafted by Professor Hans Küng in 1993, represented common ethical commitments foundational to all the world's...

Earthship DK (from 2 years ago)
Earthship DK is a local NGO working to develop earthships and knowledge about them in Denmark.

Beekeeping (from 2 years ago)
Cultivating and caring for bees. Humans have have practiced apiculture for millennia. In addition to producing honey, wax, propolis, pollen, bees are vital pollinators for numerous varieties of plants and trees.

Salt Spring Abattoir Society (from 2 years ago)
Meat Processing and Packaging: Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep, Lamb, Goat, Pig and Beef. Certified Organic since 2014.

Salt Spring Apple Company (from 2 years ago)
365+ Heritage & Connoisseur Varieties of Apples. Apple Trees, Scion Wood, Apple Chips, Apple Jelly, Apple Butter, Apple Sauce, Apple Cider, Carbonated Apple Juice, Blackberries, Cider with Blackberries. Certified Organic since 2013

Sea Bluff Farm (from 2 years ago)
Vegetables, Vegetable Transplants, Vegetable Seeds, Herbs, Apples, Raspberries, Strawberries, Rhubarb, Flower Seeds, Beets, Carrots, Garlic, Potatoes, Salad Greens, Winter Squash. Certified Organic since 2015.

Square Root Farm (from 2 years ago)
Vegetables and Vegetable Transplants, Figs, Melons, Herbs and Seeds. Certified Organic Since 2006.

SunTrio Farm (from 2 years ago)
A 4 acre certified organic farm offering: Garlic, Carrots, Kale, Cabbage, Squash, Peppers, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Sweet Potatoes, Beets, Melons, Salad Greens, Raspberries, Blueberries, Haskap Berries, Apples, Figs, Microgreens (Sunflower, Pea, Buckwheat, Wheat, Kale, Broccoli, Radish) Sprouts (Mung Bean,...

Sweet Acres Farm (from 2 years ago)
Sweet Acres Farm is a small, mixed vegetable farm located on leased land in Langford, BC. We proudly grow over 40 different varieties of Vegetables and Herbs, Microgreens (Pea Shoots, mixed), Vegetable and Herb Transplants.

Sweet P Farm (from 2 years ago)
Garlic, Coriander Seed, Certified organic since 2013.

Tatlo Road Farm (from 2 years ago)
Certified Organic since 2014 and offering Vegetables and Vegetable Transplants, Herbs, Strawberries and Soil Microgreens.

Tendergreens Farm (from 2 years ago)
Vegetables and Vegetable Transplants, Herbs and Herb Transplants, and Flowers.

Terra Nossa (from 2 years ago)
A 26 acre Family Farm Certified Organic since 2011 offering Vegetables, Herbs, Pears, Plums, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Cherries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Mulberries, Grapes, Apples, Figs, Olives, Walnuts, Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, Raspberries.

Therah Farm (from 2 years ago)
Organic Since 1998 and offering Garlic, Vegetables, Herbs, Blueberries, Currants, Raspberries, Boysenberries, Strawberries, Rhubarb, Apples, Pears, Plums, and Cherries.

Extracts of Polypore Mushroom Mycelia Reduce Viruses in Honey Bees (from 2 years ago)
A team of scientists from Washington State University headed by Steve Sheppard, the USDA, and Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti, reported in October 2018 that a mushroom extract fed to honeybees greatly reduces virus levels. In field trials, colonies fed mycelium extract from amadou and reishi fungi...

Climate Music Project (from 2 years ago)
Combining the talents and expertise of world class scientists, composers, musicians, artists, and technology visionaries, the Climate Music Project enables the creation and staging of science-guided music and visual experiences to inspire people to engage actively on the issue of climate change. Each...

Earthship Biotecture (from 2 years ago)
Earthship is a type of house built with natural and recycled materials with energy conservation in mind. It is designed to produce water, electricity and food for its own use. Earthship basic design principles take advantage of the existing natural phenomena of the earth, building with natural and re-purposed...

Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth (from 2 years ago)
by Jim Merkel and Vicki Robin; New Society Publishers, 2003 In the face of looming ecological disaster, many people feel the need to change their own lifestyles as a tangible way of transforming our unsustainable culture. Radical Simplicity is the first book that guides the reader to a personal sustainability...

The Earth Ship Constitutional Principles (from 2 years ago)
The Earth Ship Constitutional Principles were formulated in 1996 in a collective effort to define a consistent set of global principles which include the recognition of the basic ‘rights’ of ALL life forms, in harmonious balance with human beings. “LIFE IS MOST PRECIOUS” is the first and most...

Home and Family (from 2 years ago)
Excerpts from the Home and Temple Handbook by R. Francis: PROCREATIVE FAMILY: “The fundamental cradle for the genesis of culture, family cultures procreate the components of village culture.” AUSPICIOUS PARTNERSHIP: “Making the perfect match— a matter of major consequence for the individual,...

Zero Waste Manifesto (from 2 years ago)
The Zero Waste Manifesto declares the rules and principles of a zero waste lifestyle--producing and consuming without producing materials that will be discarded into nature and the oceans--by considering the following values: 1. Well-being of Plants and Animals over Consumer Needs and Ease of Use 2....

How to Meditate: Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation (from 2 years ago)
The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation works to continue the mindful teachings and practice of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, support our mindfulness practice centers around the world, and engage in Sangha (community) building in order to foster peace and transform suffering in all people, animals, plants, and...

Sit Illustrated: So, What's funny about meditation? (from 2 years ago)
Once upon a time, not very long ago, in a land not renowned for its meditative traditions, a small group of spiritual aspirants began learning to “sit” or “meditate”. Although sitting is reputed to have multiple benefits, being funny is not usually mentioned as one of them. Perhaps this is just...

The Earth Charter (from 2 years ago)
The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and...

Encyclical Laudato si’ on Care for our Common Home (from 2 years ago)
Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home is the 2015 appeal from Pope Francis addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how humans are shaping the future of the planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental...

Waldorf Education (from 2 years ago)
Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education. They integrate the arts in all academic disciplines for children from preschool through twelfth grade to enhance and enrich learning. Waldorf education aims to inspire life-long learning...

Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling (from 2 years ago)
Selection from the book: What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children's growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools but that it isn't a school at all. It is not an artificial place, set up to make "learning" happen and in which nothing except...

Growing Without Schooling (from 2 years ago)
John Holt's Growing Without Schooling (GWS), founded in 1977, was America's first home education newsletter. The website offers all back issues of GWS, homeshooling videos and resources, books and downloads.

How Children Learn by John Holt (from 2 years ago)
John Caldwell Holt was an American author and educator, a proponent of homeschooling and, specifically, the unschooling approach, and a pioneer in youth rights theory. This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John...

The Underground History of American Education (from 2 years ago)
John Taylor Gatto, invested over 10 years of dedicated research to uncover some of the most alarming ideas and writings by the creators and advocates of mandatory attendance schooling, which show where the system came from and why it was created. He combined these facts with his personal experience as...

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriuclum of Compulsory Schooling (from 2 years ago)
John Taylor Gatto's radical treatise on public education continues to bang the drum for an unshackling of children and learning from formal schooling. Now, in an ever-more-rapidly changing world with an explosion of alternative routes to learning, it's poised to continue to shake the world of institutional...

Summerhill by A.S. Neill (from 2 years ago)
Alexander Sutherland Neill (17 October 1883 – 23 September 1973) was a Scottish educator and author known for his school, Summerhill, and its philosophy of freedom from adult coercion and its community self-governance Neill wrote 20 books in his lifetime. Originally published in 1960, Summerhill...

The Meaning of Education by Daniel Greenberg (from 2 years ago)
In 1968, a group of parents and educators founded Sudbury Valley School based on a clear vision of the individual freedom needed by children to flourish, and of a community governed equally by all its members. The task this book undertakes is to articulate the many strands that, together, form the...

A Place to Grow; The Culture of Sudbury Valley School by Daniel Greenberg (from 2 years ago)
In 1968, a group of parents and educators founded Sudbury Valley School based on a clear vision of the individual freedom needed by children to flourish, and of a community governed equally by all its members. This book explores the array of principles and practices that have evolved and make up the...

Fraser Valley Free Learners (from 2 years ago)
Fraser Valley Free Learners is an extraordinary schooling environment in which children can learn and develop important lifelong skills such as leadership, public speaking, problem solving, critical thinking, time management, meditation and mindfulness, negotiation, conflict resolution and personal... (from 2 years ago)
A homeschool support group established in 2009, is an online resource providing urban, hyperlocal information on what to do and and what's new for families in Metro Vancouver.

Sooke Home Learners (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Sooke, BC and surrounding area

Salt Spring Island Home Learners (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Salt Spring Island

Quadra Home Learners (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Quadra Island

Port Alberni Homeschoolers (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Port Alberni, Bamfield, Ucluelet and Tofino, BC

Pender Island Home Learners (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Pender Island, BC

Oceanside Homeschoolers Vancouver Island (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Parksville and Qualicum Beach, BC

Oceanside Christian Home Learners (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Oceanside, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, Bowser, Errington and Coombs, BC

Heartwood Home Learners Cooperative (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Errington, BC

North Island Home Learners (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Port McNeill and North Vancouver Island, BC

Nanaimo Community Home Learners (NCHL) (from 2 years ago)
Nanaimo Community Home Learners is a collection of families in and around Nanaimo who support one another on their homeschooling journeys. NCHL’s current membership includes over 60 diverse families from Nanaimo, Gabriola Island, Ladysmith, Duncan, Lantzville, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach. Support...

LIFE--Learning in Faith Everyday (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Nanaimo, BC

Victoria Home Learner’s Network (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Greater Victoria, BC.

Victoria Christian Home Schoolers (VCHS) (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Greater Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Western Communities, Sooke and Cowichan Valley, BC

VicHomeLearn (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Greater Victoria, BC

Highschool Homelearning Victoria (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Victoria, BC

Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Homeshoolers (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Cowichan Valley and beyond.

Ladysmith and Chemainus Homeschoolers (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Ladysmith and Chemainus, BC

Cowichan Valley Home Learning Community (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Ladysmith, Chemainus, Crofton, Duncan, Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Bay and Mill Bay, BC

Cornerstone Homeschoolers (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool support group serving Courtney and the Comox Valley, BC.

Comox Valley Home Learners Network (from 2 years ago)
Homeshool support group serving Courtney and the Comox Valley, BC.

Campbell River Homeschoolers (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool network and support group serving Campbell River and the Comox Valley.

BC Home Educators Association (from 2 years ago)
BCHEA is a registered non-profit society dedicated to the protection of the family's freedom to educate children at home with minimal government intervention. BCHEA was registered in 1987 as an umbrella group to represent all home schoolers regardless of their philosophical or religious beliefs. Since...

British Columbia Education and Training (from 2 years ago)
Descriptions, resources and guidelines for homeschooling and alternative schooling as defined by the Government of British Columbia

British Columbia Distance Learning Programs (from 2 years ago)
British Columbia currently has the largest and most diverse offering of Distance Learning programs. Homeschool Canada has provided a list of programs, separated into categories of public, private, and faith-based. Some options are specific to a particular city or region, many others are available province-wide.

Homeschool Canada (from 2 years ago)
Homeschool Canada began in 2011 to help homeschool families from all across Canada connect with each other, and to provide a central place where people can find national, provincial and regional information about homeschooling in Canada; including laws, guidelines and resources.

Synergy Organic Clothing (from 2 years ago)
Synergy Organic Clothing was founded by Kate Fisher during her first trip to Nepal in the fall of 1993. Inspired by the beautiful fabrics and textiles of South East Asia and by the friendships she made there, Kate returned home and began to design clothing based on this inspiration. Each garment...

Organic Chinese Herbs (from 2 years ago)
Wholesale herb dispensary specializing in making premium Chinese herbs available in Canada. Largest product selection and quality assurance through third party testing.

Eat More Sprouts (from 2 years ago)
Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd. is a Certified Organic Farm producing a variety of sprouts and greens on 3.75 acres near Courtenay. Our sprouts are produced in an indoor growing facility and greenhouse buildings. We produce over 9000 pounds of sprouts and greens weekly, year-round! Available at local stores...

Pattison Farms (from 2 years ago)
Gerry and Dagmar Pattison have been operating their Certified Organic family farm since 1998. A 15+ acre farm site at Dzini Rd in Black Creek mid-way between Courtenay and Campbell River, food is grown in rich soils using traditional hand planting and hand harvesting methods. They offer a large variety...

Proclaim (from 2 years ago)
Lingerie made in the USA from Tencel and recycled water bottle fabrics.

Swedish Stockings (from 2 years ago)
We believe the world needs more innovative and environmentally conscious products to lead the way, and so Swedish Stockings was launched. A forerunner in sustainably produced nylon stockings, Swedish Stockings produce beautiful pantyhose from recycled yarn. Our factories engage in sustainable practices...

Therah Village (from 2 years ago)
THERAH is a Village Community sharing, stewarding and living on 160 healthy acres of forest, wetlands and gardens at the north end of Galiano Island. An Intentional community of twenty-nine shareholders, we collectively administer ourselves as a company for the benefit and enjoyment of Therah members...

Tree Sisters Reforestation (from 2 years ago)
We fund the planting of trees to restore ecosystems and livelihoods whilst increasing protection against the extremes of climate change in multiple regions of the tropical forest belt. We do this in ways that recreate and restore natural forest ecosystems using indigenous species, fostering local knowledge...

Teemill Organic Clothing (from 2 years ago)
Circular Fashion.Our new products are made from our old products, which are designed from the start to be sent back when they are worn out. This is the circular economy for clothing. Certified organic, solar powered UK factory. Leading supplier to national charities & business. Our products and packaging...

Global Organic Textile Standard International Working Group (from 2 years ago)
Der Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)This data base contains the GOTS certified entities, their location, field of operation and product groups. Our mission is the development, implementation, verification, protection and promotion of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). This standard stipulates...

TreeSisters Organic Clothing (from 2 years ago)

Blossoms Raw Chocolate (from 2 years ago)
Each chocolate is handmade and fused with Ayurvedic and Reiki medicine. The ingredients are sustainably sourced to support the highest quality product available and help indigenous communities thrive. The recipes are mused by the Great Mother Earth, the only wanderer we know of with cacao. Pure...

Awakeneers (from 2 years ago)
Awakeneers’ music centres around honest vocals sweetened with multi-part harmonies and supported by rich acoustic instrumentation. The nomadic band of nine multi-instrumentalist songwriters — most of whom are siblings — segues seamlessly from a foot-stomping fiddle tune to a hip-hop guide to mindfulness;...

Forest Stewardship (from 2 years ago)
Sustainable management of forest ecosystems.

The Watershed Sentinel (from 2 years ago)
The Watershed Sentinel has been the voice of the grassroots environmental movement in BC (and beyond) for over 25 years. Providing environmental community groups and thinkers –the folks who are working on-the-ground, with information on issues such as water, oil and gas projects, climate change, GMOs,...

Apocalypse or Awakening: Living the Climate Emergency (from 2 years ago)
How do we find meaning, purpose, and wholeness as we awaken to the emerging climate reality? How do we resist both denial and despair? Join us for a discussion on how to find our ground, and turn apocalyptic news into an awakening of our species that moves us to a new chapter in our evolution. Hollyhock...

Climate Hope Gathering (from 2 years ago)
Coming to terms with the climate crisis may be the most important work humanity needs to do in order to address our changing climate reality.Together we will call forth our creativity and find new pathways for thriving in the climate era. At Climate Hope, participants will gather in community to...

Climate Hope Resource Guide (from 2 years ago)
Helpful places on the Internet with resources to deal with Climate Grief and Eco-anxiety.

Cortes Children's Forest Trust (from 2 years ago)
The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society has been formed to purchase Island Timberland forest land holdings immediately adjacent to Carrington Bay Park on Cortes Island. These forest lands will be held in trust for all the children of Cortes Island, in perpetuity. They will offer educational,...

Sunny Brae Farm (from 2 years ago)
Sunny Brae Farm presented with a Century Farm Award for the contributions the family has made to B.C.’s agriculture industry and economy over the past one hundred years. Founded in 1888, the 115 acre farm is owned and run by third-generation Mike Manson and his wife Donna. The farm has been in production...

Friends of Cortes Island (from 2 years ago)
Friends of Cortes Island Society (FOCI) is a charitable organization that has been active for over 25 years. The organization exists to monitor and preserve the health of local ecosystems, and to provide educational programs that foster a greater understanding of the natural environment. Through all...

Cortes Museum & Archives Society (from 2 years ago)
The Cortes Island Museum & Archives is a place to reflect on the rich social and natural history of Cortes Island, imagine what it was like “back then” and celebrate with us this extraordinary place we call home.

Cortes Comunnity Forest Cooperative (from 2 years ago)
The Cortes Community Forest Cooperative (CCFC) is partners with the Klahoose First Nation in the Cortes Forestry General Partnership (CFGP). The CCFC operates on the traditional territories of the Klahoose, Homalco, Tla’amin and Wei Wai Kum peoples. We are the non-aboriginal equal partner in the...

Cortes Forestry General Partnership (from 2 years ago)
The Cortes Forestry General Partnership (CFGP) is an equal partnership between the Klahoose Forestry N0 2 Limited Partnership (KF2LP) and the Cortes Community Forest Cooperative (CCFC) committed to building a resilient and vibrant world-class community-based forestry operation on Cortes Island.

Permaculture Design Course (from 2 years ago)
Whole Systems Design Applied Permaculture Design Course July17-26 2020. This course offers a uniquely hands-on opportunity to gain skills in applied permaculture skills immersed in one of North America's most diverse and intensive permaculture research sites now 17 years in, along with our 2nd site where...

AppleSeed Permaculture (from 2 years ago)
AppleSeed Permaculture is an ecological design and development firm with a history of innovative projects. Based in the Hudson Valley of New York, the new New Jersey office expands AppleSeed’s regional service area to include NY, NJ, and surrounding states. In business since 2006, AppleSeed has designed...

Permaculture Institute (from 2 years ago)
Founded in 1997 by Scott Pittman and Bill Mollison, the Institute’s work uses education and demonstration to accomplish our mission of training the next environmental and social change makers in the life-enhancing practice of Permaculture Design. It was developed from the work of Permaculture Drylands...

Essential Composting Toilets (from 2 years ago)
A guide to Options, Design, Installation, and Use. Essential Composting Toilets is a streamlined, illustrated manual that takes a practical approach to system selection criteria, design, installation, and operation, while meeting universal health and safety objectives.

Eco-Sensense (from 2 years ago)
Regenerative Design: Water, Food, Energy, Lifestyle Our objective is to live a reasonable life where our home is an extension of nature; where the systems incorporate bio-mimicry for both function and beauty. All systems work with nature to create a space that is safe and provide for our needs sustainably...

Folk University (from 2 years ago)
Education for and by the curious folks of Cortes. Folk U is dedicated to bringing Cortes Islanders together to share what they know (and have fun doing it).

Earth & Spirit (from 2 years ago)
A heart-centered herbalism and medicinal mushroom business specializing in wildcrafted medicines

R- Future Regenerative Entrepreneurship Conference (from 2 years ago)
A conference for business owners and entrepreneurs to make tangible plans for how to launch, refine, or transition their businesses, services and products regeneratively.

Ecologic Dentistry (from 2 years ago)
At Ecologic Dentistry they consider the mouth to be the portal to the rest of our body and the mouth is where wellness begins. An holistic dental practice integrating ancient wisdom with advanced technology to make use of materials that are the least toxic to the body and to the environment.

Nature Nurture Farmacy (from 2 years ago)
Nature Nurture Farmacy is a non-profit whose mission is to empower the community in their health journey. We currently grow botanical herbs in Winlock, WA. We harvest these herbs and make medicine immediately or process and dry them to be saved for a later date to be used for teaching classes, dispensing...

The School Of Forest Medicine (from 2 years ago)
Healing these interconnected individual, societal, and planetary ailments requires a fundamental shift in the way we relate to life. The School of Forest Medicine’s one-on-one healing sessions, classes, courses, and initiatory trips provide opportunities to help us remember our essential bond with...

Cascadia Folk Medicine (from 2 years ago)
Bioregionally Wildcrafted botanical extracts for illuminating the mind, body and soul. These lands vibrate with medicine—a wisdom and strength that is available to all. Medicinal plants are here in abundance awaiting our return. As physical manifestations of the ecosystemic intelligence of the land,...

West Wood Organics (from 2 years ago)
Established in 1993 West Wood Organics offers a wide range of gluten-free, vegan and soy-free products.

Naked Naturals Whole Foods (from 2 years ago)
Founded in 2006 Naked Naturals offers food that is organic, as well as ecologically, ethically, and locally produced.

Pomme Natural Market (from 2 years ago)
Pomme Natural Market is 100% BC owned and operated. Pomme features groceries selected with the highest ethical and nutritional standards, fully organic or local and spray-free produce, a wide range of top quality natural supplements and skincare, and a delicious deli that caters to all kinds of sensitivities...

Tourmaline Organics (from 2 years ago)
Vegetables and Vegetable Transplants, Herbs

Three Oaks Organic Farm (from 2 years ago)
Organic Since 2008, growing Vegetables, Vegetable Seeds, Vegetable Transplants, Herbs, Herb Transplants, Strawberries, Blackberries, Plums, Grapes, Figs and Flowers.

Vitality (from 2 years ago)
Growing Vegetables and Vegetable Transplants, Strawberries, Garlic, and berries.

Valhalla (from 2 years ago)
A 12 acre farm growing Vegetables and Vegetable Transplants, Strawberries, Garlic, Berries. Also offering custom catering.

Umi Nami Farm (from 2 years ago)
Certified Organic since 1998 Umi Nami Farm specializes in year-round organic vegetable and fruit production. Using unheated greenhouses and outdoor fields, we grow Japanese specialty crops as well as many Western vegetables.�We offer a year-round box program. Our vegetables are also available at the...

Wave Hill Farm (from 2 years ago)
Certified Organic since 1998 Wave Hill Farm grows Strawberries, Blueberries, Apples, Figs, Pears, Plums, Quince,Walnuts, Vegetables and Vegetable Transplants, Poultry-Layers: Eggs, Chicken, Lamb, Seeds, Herbs, Edible Flowers, and Hay.

West Coast Garlic (from 2 years ago)
Derek Powell has been dedicated to producing garlic for the past 10 years. West Coast Garlic now boasts 170 different strains available at the Moss Street Market, Saturday 10am - 2pm or the Esquimalt Market, Thursday afternoons 4:30pm - 7:30pm, in Victoria, BC.

Whisperhill Farm (from 2 years ago)
Certified Organic since 2017 growing Blueberries, Cherries, Plums, Apples, and Pears.

Whitaker Farm (from 2 years ago)
Certified Organic producing Vegetables, Hay, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Oyster Mushrooms, Poultry Layer hens and Eggs. Growers in the Comox Valley working with the Merville Organics Cooperative. Find us at the Saturday Market all year round, Wed & Sunday in summer.

Wind Whipped Farm (from 2 years ago)
Producing certified organic vegetables, apples, plums, pears, and strawberries since 2017.

Windhorse Farm (from 2 years ago)
Certified Organic since 2010, Windhorse Farm raises organic grass-fed Red Angus beef in Glenora on Vancouver Island. The farm is also certified by the British Columbia SPCA as meeting their standards for humanely raising and handling beef cattle.

BC Farms & Food (from 2 years ago)
The Vancouver Island Farms & Food Map is a guide to farms and fresh local produce on southern Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island.

Blue Heron Farm (from 2 years ago)
Organic farm providing vegetables, vegetable transplants, garlic, apples, and quince.

Blue Harvest Farm (from 2 years ago)
Organic blueberry farm.

Avalon Farm (from 2 years ago)
Provider of organic blueberry, seafood, and garlic.

Apple Luscious Organic Orchard (from 2 years ago)
Over 200 apple varieties, specializing in heritage, connoisseur and red-fleshed varieties. Organically grown – using only natural fertilizers such as seaweed, manures, oyster shell and hay mulch. Non-irrigated – use of M111 rootstock combined with a heavy dew every morning avoids the need to irrigate. A...

Amara Farms (from 2 years ago)
Amara Farm is a family farm, located in the Comox Valley, that grows over 40 different veggies and blueberries. Produce is sold throughout the Comox Valley Farmers Market and through a weekly CSA in the summer. Certified organic through IOPA and active seed savers.

8 and A Half Acres Farm (from 2 years ago)
8 1/2 Acres is a family owned farm located in the Cowichan Valley at the base of scenic Mt. Prevost. Certified organic through the Islands Organic Producers Association (IOPA # 1954), we grow a wide variety of quality fruits, vegetables, culinary herbs and non-GMO eggs from pasture raised chickens. Also...

ALM Organic Farm (from 2 years ago)
ALM Organic Farm is a 15 acre organic farm located in Sooke on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Certified organic since 1994 (IOPA#401). We grow outstanding produce, herbs and flowers for farmers’ markets, special events, local restaurants and a box program. We grow seeds for our seed company...

Full Circle Seeds (from 2 years ago)
All of Full Circle Seeds are grown at ALM Organic Farm in Sooke and are certified by Islands Organic Producers Association.We have been offering open-pollinated, untreated seed grown without herbicides, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers since 1993. Offering many heritage varieties selected by generations...

Cowichan Valley's Local Biodiesel Provider (from 2 years ago)
The Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-operative (CB-DC) has been supplying 100% biodiesel made from locally recycled cooking oil to its 200 members as a petro-diesel alternative since 2005.

"The One Straw Revolution", Masanobu Fukuoka -Interviews (from 2 years ago)
A growing catalog of articles, interviews, podcasts and videos about The One-Straw Revolution and Masanobu Fukuoka.

Hatchet & Seed (from 2 years ago)
Edible Landscaping, Permaculture Design, Urban Agriculture, Raised Beds, Garden Install & Maintenance, Organic Landscaping, Victoria, BC

BC Eco Seed Co-op (from 2 years ago)
The BC Eco Seed Co-op is a producer's cooperative of 17 farmers providing BC grown, certified organic and ecological seeds grown on our farms across British Columbia. From packet size to large bulk quantities, the BC Eco Seed Co-op has seeds for growers of all sizes. At this time, certified organic seeds...

SOIL - Stewards of Irreplaceable Land - (from 2 years ago)
SOIL links Canadian farmers willing to take on and train apprentices with people wanting to work and learn on an organic farm using sustainable practices. Founded in 1989 it is the only national farm apprenticeship program in Canada, with more than 75 farms participating.

Plenty Wild Farms (from 2 years ago)
Plenty Wild Farms is a small-scale, certified organic farm located in the Pemberton Valley that grows over 40 different types of vegetables including staples like carrots, potatoes & tomatoes as well as some unique and unusual offerings such as celeriac & kohlrabi. Owned and operated by Alyssa Belter...

Honest Food Farm (from 2 years ago)
Brandi and Yuri Zebroff come from a long line of organic farmers in the Similkameen Valley. They grow a wide selection of certified organic fruit, vegetables and flowers, including numerous heirloom/specialty varieties.

Amara Farm (from 2 years ago)
Founded in 2012 Amara Farm is certified organic and produces 30 varieties of annual vegetables on 1.25 acres , as well as blueberries, asparagus, currants and fruit trees, and seedlings.

Wines of Canada: Listing of Organic Wineries (from 2 years ago)
Information about Canada's organic wine industry with listings of Organic wineries and clarification of label distinctions.

Holistic Orchard Network Soil Health (from 2 years ago)
Soil Health: one of a series of research pages from the Holistic Orchard Network

Fellowship of Biodynamic Preparation Makers (from 2 years ago)
The Fellowship of Preparation Makers (FOPM) Interview Project is a multi-year initiative that collects written information and oral interviews with a wide spectrum of preparation makers in North America, including both more senior as well as more innovative colleagues. Summaries are made available to...

Directory of Regional Biodynamic Groups (from 2 years ago)
Listing of regional biodynamic groups for local advisory referrals, apprenticeship, training, or conference/workshop opportunities.

Pemberton Distillery (from 2 years ago)
Organic Potato Vodka, Whisky, Gin, Absinthe, Schnaps, Brandy & Liqueurs. Certified Organic and BC Certified Craft. Free from artificial or chemical additives, coloring or GMO products at any stage of production. Spirits are Gluten Free.

Across The Creek Organics (from 2 years ago)
Across the Creek Organics grows Certified Organic Seed Potatoes and Certified Organic Table Potatoes in Pemberton BC . The 500 acres farmed by Brenda and Bruce Miller and their five sons has been in the Family since 1912.

Formosa Nursery (from 2 years ago)
Formosa Nursery is a certified organic farm located in Pitt Meadows, bordering Maple Ridge. We are a wholesale & retail operation, in business for over 40 years. Crops: Blueberry, Pawpaw, Pear (20th Century, Shinseiki, Housui, Kosui, Ararang, Zhou Su, Bartlett), Apple (Fuji, Gala), Persimmon (Fuju),...

JMJ Biodynamic Orchard (from 2 years ago)
Organic Biodynamic 35 acre orchard growing Apples,Apricots,Cherries, Nectarines, Peaches and Plums run by Martin and Jonathan Rothe

AJ Curtis Biodynamic Orchards (from 2 years ago)
A Bio-Dynamic Stone fruit orchard, a wide variety of Peaches available from December through to Easter. Plums, Apricot, Apples, Persimmons and Cherries seasonably available.First established as A.J.Curtis Regd. in 1950

Hoch Orchard & Gardens (from 2 years ago)
Certified organic farm producing quality fruit with minimal pesticide use.

Harmonic Arts (from 2 years ago)
Located in Cumberland BC, Harmonic Arts is a growing plant medicine company founded in 2008 by Clinical Herbalists Yarrow and Angela Willard. Online store, botanical dispensary and wide offering of unique herbal formulations.

Paradise Island Foods, Ltd (from 2 years ago)
Since 1978, Paradise Island Foods has strived to make various food products more accessible to Vancouver Island residents. While accessibility remains a priority, our focus has shifted to providing natural and organic dairy options in response to our customer’s evolving needs.

Lost Savanna Farm (from 2 years ago)
Lost Savanna Farm is a 73 acre Certified Organic and Biodynamic farm. It produces certified organic eggs, organic pasture raised chicken, pork and beef for Courtenay, Campbell River and beyond the Comox Valley.

organicfair (from 2 years ago)
A family run business supplying fair-trade, organic, non GMO spices, chocolate and chocolate bars, soda syrups, drink mixes, essential oils and more to retailers throughout BC and Canada. Online store, in Canada-wide retailers and seasonally, at their store location in Cobble Hill, BC.

Ostroorganics (from 2 years ago)
Ostro Organics Inc. is a small batch manufacturer of certified organic, cold pressed raw oils. The oils are extra cold pressed under very low pressure using a special cylindrical oil press. Located on Vancouver Island, a small family run business

COABC member/supplier list (from 2 years ago)
The certified (COABC) list of BC organic food suppliers; crop, animal, product, processor, supplies. A searchable database with over 750 entries throughout BC and some Yukon resources.

COABC-Certified Organic Associations of BC (from 2 years ago)
COABC is the umbrella organic certification organization of BC; maintaining and distributing and educating on the certified organic standards for BC. Included on the site is a how-to apply for certification, a searchable database of registered organic producers, guides of market sales, farming, animal...

Islands Organic Producers Association/member list (from 2 years ago)
A farm-by-farm list of all the certified organic farms that are member of IOPA and located on Vancouver or surrounding islands. For sale crops, food products, names and contact information all listed. An island organic farm encyclopedia.

BDASBCBio-Dynamic Agricultural Society of British Columbia (from 2 years ago)
One of The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC). BC Certified Organic Program for Regional-Crops, Livestock, and Processing.

New and Notable Revisions to the Candian Organic Standards (from 2 years ago)
Chart summarising the changes to specific sections of the Canadian Organic standards for crop and livestock production

West Enderby Farm (from 2 years ago)
Paddy Doherty and Elaine Spearing have been farming on this 40 acre site since 2011. Organic wholesale production of carrots, beets, broccoli, cabbage, onions, shallots and cauliflower.

Spray Creek Ranch (from 2 years ago)
Spray Creek Ranch is a 260 acre (100 hectare) farm in the rain shadow of British Columbia’s Coast Mountains in the Northern St’at’imc Territory, 15 km south of Lillooet. A certified organic and diversified regenerative farm using ecological principles to raise certified organic beef cattle, pigs,...

Merville Organics Growers Cooperative (from 2 years ago)
Merville Organics is a cooperative of four Organic growers who market collectively thru CSA's and farmers markets to feed the Comox Valley. Donations of extra produce go to local food banks, neighborhood group homes and family centers.

Islands Organic Producers Association (from 2 years ago)
An organic certifying body on Vancouver Island to which farmers may apply for organic certification and information about the certification process. Also an association of certified farms. Events, meetings, conferences, newsletters. Assistance for applications. Member info for Vancouver Island and...

hOMegrown Living Foods (from 2 years ago)
Makers and distributors of sprouted, organic, whole-food snacks, nuts, foods. "At hOMe we believe in the Power of Food as medicine and offer the most bio available, plant-based, low carbohydrate snacks with no refined sugar or preservatives. 100% Farm to Shelf Whole Food Nourishment from our hOMe to...

Mycology Logos (from 2 years ago)
Mycology Logos is a school dedicated to mushrooms, lichens, and micro fungi, including the applied sciences of mycology and the practical arts of working with fungi. All Mycology Logos' spawn is grown using only organic, wild-crafted, and/or locally-sourced ingredients and the grains used in the cultivation...

Tree Eater Nursery (from 2 years ago)
Tree Eater Nursery is a small permaculturally-oriented homestead farm that provides fruit trees, nut trees, berry bushes and edible vines. Their mission is to help disseminate the greatest possible diversity of food-bearing perennial plants for immediate establishment.

Inca Dinca Do - [CLOSED] (from 2 years ago)
Custom fiber mill and processing in Saanich.

Spirit Square Farmers market (from 2 years ago)
The Spirit Square Farmers' Market is held every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 12 noon,in Spirit Square at the picturesque Harbour Quay, year round. Our purpose is to connect urban customers with local farmers to supply the best fresh,locally grown food available and to advocate for a viable and sustainable...

Eden Tree Farm (from 2 years ago)
An Alberni Valley permaculture farm and education site provides consulting services and support for community projects. Teeny-tiny, 'beyond organic' permaculture farm in the Alberni Valley. We sell plants, produce, meats, herbs and organic garden supplies like Effective Microorganisms and Myccorhizal...

The Lee Farm (from 2 years ago)
The Lee Farm is a bio-diverse farm specializing in locally grown, organically raised vegetables, chicken, and beef.

Farmer Bill's Grass Fed Beef (from 2 years ago)
Grass fed grass finished beef. Sausages, Pepperoni, Stew, Ground Beef, Stakes, Roasts and Soup Bones available

Alberni Valley Transition Town Society (from 2 years ago)
Sustainability news resource for Port Alberni, including local food directory.

Alberni Valley Gleaning Project (from 2 years ago)
The Alberni Valley Gleaning Project takes un-used fruit, nuts, and vegetables and distributes them throughout the community. Apples, Plums, Pears, Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Grapes, Tomatoes, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, etc. Fruit harvested by the volunteers is shared - 1/3 for the property owner...

Hupacasath Farm (from 2 years ago)
The farm grows and sells on site a variety of organic vegetables. Healthy Harvest offers an opportunity to be involved in the local farming community in a supportive, low stress work environment for those affected by a mental illness. A variety of vegetable crops are grown by organic methods and sold...

Leda Organic Farm (from 2 years ago)
Gary, Jacquie, and Louis Swann are managing their farm biodynamically. They have a large garden, chickens and Highland cattle.

Helmer's Organic Farm (from 2 years ago)
A fourth generation family owned and operated farm in the Pemberton Valley specializing in spectacular tasting organic potatoes — with up to 18 varieties chosen for specific taste and cooking characteristic. Helmer's Organic Farm has been farmed organically since clearing the land and making fields...

Vancouver Island Fibershed (from 2 years ago)
Vancouver Island Fibershed (VIF) is establishing a network between farmers and fibre consumers to build a local textile economy. VIF is part of the growing Fibreshed movement in North America, Europe and Australia that supports small-scale sustainable textile industries. VIF’s geographic scope encompasses...

C-Dar BiodynamicSociety (from 2 years ago)
Our objective is to study, produce, and apply biodynamic preparations and compost to restore and nurture pastures, forests and gardens, in order to obtain high quality food and produce.

Rhythm of Nature Biodynamic Planting Calendar (from 2 years ago)
Biodynamic Calendar contains instructions which allow you to plan the work in the garden, so the growth of the plants and crop yields was supported by the power of the Moon.

Alderlea Farm Café (from 2 years ago)
Farm to Table cuisine from a biodynamic farm contributing to sustainable agricultural practices.

Westholme Tea Company (from 2 years ago)
Westholme Tea Company sources pure, organic loose leaf teas from around the world, offering unique tea blends, including 100% Canadian tea, rich with the terroir of the West Coast.

Glenora Farm (from 2 years ago)
Glenora Farm is a life-sharing community, where adults with developmental disabilities live, work and learn together with their caregivers.

Summerhill Pyramid Winery (from 2 years ago)
Summerhill Pyramid Winery features organic and biodynamic wine grown in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in Kelowna, British Columbia. Through their leadership on organic and sustainable growing practices, Summerhill has helped support or convert over 200 hundred acres of vineyard land in the Okanagan.

Diversity (from 2 years ago)
Optimizing resilience by including diverse elements in a system. Natural and human systems are more resilient to change when they include diversity. For example, mono-culture farm crops are vulnerable to predators, disease and have deleterious long-term effect or soil quality in ways that inter-planted...

Community Exchange Systems (from 2 years ago)
The Community Exchange System (CES) is a web service that provides the tools for communities to set up and manage exchange and trade in their areas without using money. It also provides communities with a network that permits them to trade with other communities, wherever they are in the world. The...

Open Credit Network (from 2 years ago)
The Open Credit Network is an open source mutual credit trading networking that enables UK-based customers and suppliers trade with each other without the need for conventional money.

SEEDS Digital Currency (from 2 years ago)
SEEDS payment platform aims to be digital currency and financial system that serves, rewards and finances the people and organisations committed to creating a healthier and more equitable planet. SEEDS is based on the Telos blockchain and DAO organizational model.

A Home Building Revolution - The Harmless Home (from 2 years ago)
A short documentary video featuring the first home in the world built with JustBiofiber blocks. A structure that is carbon negative, fireproof, soundproof, toxin free, earthquake, mold and pest resistant. Located in East Sooke on southern Vancouver Island, near Victoria, BC, this eco home showcases...

UN Rights of Nature Law and Policy directory (from 2 years ago)
A list of national and regional laws pertaining to the rights of nature and Mother Earth.

Bolivian Law of the Rights of Mother Earth (from 2 years ago)
The Law of the Rights of Mother Earth is a Bolivian law that sets forth a legal and ethical vision of the rights of the life-systems. The seven rights granted to Mother Earth and all life-systems: - To life: It is the right to the maintenance of the integrity of life systems and natural processes which...

Efficient (from 2 years ago)
Optimization of systems to avoid wastage.

Thus Spoke the Plant (from 2 years ago)
The story of a scientist’s discovery of plant communication and how it influenced her research and changed her life. In this “phytobiography”–a collection of stories written in partnership with a plant–research scientist Monica Gagliano reveals the dynamic role plants play in genuine first-hand...

Ethical Consumer (from 2 years ago)
Ethical Consumer is a not-for-profit UK magazine and website which publishes information on the social, ethical and environmental behaviour of companies and issues around trade justice and ethical consumption. It was founded in 1989 by Rob Harrison and Jane Turner.

Local (from 2 years ago)
Fulfilling local needs with local resources. Avoiding long distance transportation is essential to an efficient sustainable society. Transportation accounts for more then 1/4 of global energy use and emissions.

Terms and Privacy (from 2 years ago)
Creative Culture terms of service and privacy information.

New Society Publishers (from 2 years ago)
New Society Publishers is an activist, solutions-oriented publisher focused on publishing books as tools to help build a new society. Their books focus on tools and insights from leading experts in a range of subjects, including sustainable building, homesteading, climate change, environment, conscientious...

Vegetarianism (from 2 years ago)
Plant-based diet that avoids animal products Observing a plant based diet is recommended because of: - Reduced ecological footprint - Non-participation in the ethic of killing animals - Health benefits from reduced risk of heart disease and diabetes [] []

ShareWaste (from 2 years ago)
ShareWaste connects people who wish to recycle their kitchen scraps but don't do their own composting with their neighbours who are already composting, worm-farming or keep chickens.

Olio (from 2 years ago)
Olioex is a free smart-phone app meant to connect neighbours to share food and other things, rather than chuck them away. Olio is has more then a million users in 49 different countries.

ZWIA (from 2 years ago)
The Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) is an international organization focused on Zero Waste standards, policies and best practices. The ZWIA Charter Principles are: 1. Convert waste to resources for the benefits of local production and the creation of a sustainable society. 2. Redesign products...

Life Honouring (from 2 years ago)
Care, respect, and compassion for all living beings. Each cell in a body is part of the whole body. In the same way, every living being on earth lives by giving and receiving within the living planetary body. All lives are interwoven in the living fabric of life on this planet, therefore a creative culture...

The City Repair Project (from 2 years ago)
The City Repair Project facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking projects focused on the interconnection of human communities and the natural world by rganizating group action that educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live.

The Green Mama (from 2 years ago)
Website, blog, and book(s) dedicated to supporting sustainable and nontoxic parenting.

Communitecture (from 2 years ago)
Communitecture is a full service architecture firm for commercial and residential projects based out of Portland, Oregon. Focusing on beautiful and sustainable places that bring people together in community and push the ecological design envelope.

Sustainable (from 2 years ago)
Of a quality that, if it were to continue indefinitely, would not cause imbalance, destruction or disharmony in the system.

Zero Waste Living — Bea Johnson (from 2 years ago)
Bea Johnson lives a zero-waste lifestyle with a family of four. A writer, speaker, and leader, she shares practical tips and how-tos for reducing waste and shifting our lifestyle to ensure a healthy environment into the future.

Zero-waste (from 2 years ago)
Efficient usage and total reuse, recycling or ecological re-integration of materials. The idea of waste, something that gets discarded, is fundamentally incompatible with a holistic and optimized natural system. Everything transitions between states and between different life-forms but nothing is "waste". Principals...

Home Learning (from 2 years ago)
The keys to an optimal home education. There is mounting evidence that the western schooling system was originally designed with the primary purpose of making children and families adapted to serve the industrialized economy, not for helping young people fulfill their optimal creative potential. With...

Parenting (from 2 years ago)
Holistically fulfilling the responsibility of raising children.

Elder Care (from 2 years ago)
Caring for the needs those who are no-longer able entirely to do so for themselves.

Just BioFiber (from 2 years ago)
The Just BioFiber Block building system is based on lego-inspired interlocking hempcrete blocks. The blocks - Are carbon negative to produce, - Absorb greenhouse gasses from the air over their lifespan. - Have a useful lifespan of 100 - 600 years - Are nontoxic and naturally resistant to mold and...

How We Choose a Partner (from 2 years ago)
Questions about why people choose or end up falling in love with who they do.

UBC Farm Saturday Farmers’ Market (from 2 years ago)
A lively neighbourhood farmers’ market every Saturday from June 1st to November 30th. The only farmers’ market on a working farm in Vancouver, this weekly market hosts local food vendors plus certified organic and farm-fresh produce, fruits, herbs, flowers and free-range eggs from the UBC Farm.

The Equality Trust (from 2 years ago)
The Equality Trust works to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic and social inequality. UK income inequality is among the highest in the developed world and evidence shows that this is bad for almost everyone. People in more equal societies live longer, have better mental health...

The Spirit Level (from 2 years ago)
The Spirit Level is a collation of research from hundreds of independent scientific publications showing how and why people in more (economically) equal societies live longer, healthier, happier and more ecologically sustainable lives they then people in societies that are less equal. The book, released...

How To Make Someone Fall In Love With You (from 2 years ago)
Researchers asked couples how they fell in love and 11 things came up over and over.

Hannah Fry: The mathematics of love | TED Talk (from 2 years ago)
Finding the right mate is no cakewalk -- but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone.

25 Ways to Prepare for Marriage other than Dating (from 2 years ago)
One Christian's perspective on the self development and skills necessary before marriage.

The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love (from 2 years ago)
A playful exploration of the science behind compatibility, Dr. Ty Tashiro explores how and why people fall in love. As a relationship psychologist, Dr. Tashiro presents scientific research data on partnership and why peoples decision-making abilities seem to fail when it comes to relationship. The book...

BCAFM Farmers' Markets Tools & Resources Database (from 2 years ago)
A directory of tools and resources to help farmers’ market thrive. The directory includes a wide variety of reports, links, videos, and other documents for market board members, market managers, and vendors.

Luke Wallace (from 2 years ago)
Luke Wallace is a folk musician and coastal advocate from Coast Salish Territory, Canada. Luke's music is a platform for the voices of communities organizing to protect the systems that help them thrive.

Groundswell (from 2 years ago)
Groundswell is an alternative business school where young ideas and budding social entrepreneurs connect and flourish. Through their Explore, Validate, Build and Test Market programs, Groundswell helps new business owners take the leap into entrepreneurship. "There’s a huge gap between knowledge...

Business & Entrepreneurship (from 2 years ago)
Resources for entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses, and social impact initiatives.

Rootree Packaging (from 2 years ago)
Rootree offers stock and custom compostable packaging options. The Rootree Vision To re-invent the packaging world in a transparent way, by: -sourcing or developing renewable materials; -using easier to recycle alternatives; -leading the industry in the use and development of compostable packaging -creating...

Tekpak Solutions (from 2 years ago)
Tekpack Solutions has developed certified "omnidegradable" packaging that biodegrades in composting facilities. "The additive is a particular blend of Organic compounds, which in the presence of microbes, create an enzyme that breaks down the long-chain molecules of the plastic. This allows the microbes...

Elevate Packaging (from 2 years ago)
Elevate Packaging provides 100% compostable packaging and labels for small businesses. They sell stock bags in small batches that you can order directly off their website, or they can also do custom bags with printing. All primary materials are compostable including the ink.

EcoVersity (from 2 years ago)
The Ecoversities Alliance is a community of learning practitioners from around the world committed to re-imagining higher education to cultivate human and ecological flourishing in response to the critical challenges of our times.

Quaker Intentional Village - Canaan (from 2 years ago)
A community of ten households and several others interested in membership, living close to the land on 135 acres of mixed woodland and pasture.

WildCraft Ecovillage (from 2 years ago)
A unique experimental, off-grid Intentional Community that is based on the principles of Permaculture, Sustainable Concepts, and healthy Intentional Community Design.

Southwest Sufi Community (from 2 years ago)
NM, United States sustainable community eco village.

Psychology Finally Reveals the Answer to Finding Your Soulmate (from 2 years ago)
What do we really know about soulmates? Psychology is finally shedding light on the mystery that encapsulates so many hearts and minds around the world in an effort to understand what truly makes two people compatible for a relationship. "Dr. John Gottman, the founder of The Gottman Institute in Seattle,...

Courtship and Pairing (from 2 years ago)
Finding and assessing a good match for partnership and parenting. Though not always recognized for its long-term consequences, the choice of a partner has a critical affect on an individuals future life, their family and future generations.

Ecovillage Mont Radar (from 2 years ago)

Stowe Farm Community (from 2 years ago)
STOWE FARM COMMUNITY (formerly Katywil) is a multi-generational rural co-housing community in the beautiful hills of western Mass.

Sirius Community (from 2 years ago)
A community founded by former members of Findhorn Community in Scotland wishing to establish a similar community in their American homeland.

Heathcote Community (from 2 years ago)
An intentional community nestled in a narrow wooded stream valley on 44 acres of land that is part of the School of Living community land trust.

Port Townsend EcoVillage (from 2 years ago)
Port Townsend EcoVillage is a community of people living in harmony with each other and the earth.

The NeoHouse Institute (from 2 years ago)
A non-profit organization supporting greenbuilding and ecolifestyle.

Dry Gulch Ecovillage (from 2 years ago)
CO, United States sustainable community eco village.

EcoReality Coop (from 2 years ago)
BC, Canada sustainable community eco village.

Greensong Sanctuary (from 2 years ago)
BC, Canada sustainable community eco village.

Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community (from 2 years ago)
BC, Canada sustainable community eco village.

Cleveland EcoVillage (from 2 years ago)
One of Cleveland

Los Angeles Eco-Village (from 2 years ago)
A 30 to 40 member intentional community living in the LAEV two block neighborhood demonstrates processes for achieving lower environmental impacts while raising the quality of community life. They envision changing the way to live in the city and strive to inspire others to make more rapid and deeper...

Stone (from 2 years ago)
Co-housing sustainable community

Cite Ecologique of New Hampshire (from 2 years ago)
Intentional community

Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage (from 2 years ago)
An intentional, collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation. A significant portion of the property set aside for agricultural purposes and an on-site CSA, the Little River Farm. These super-insulated houses are designed to be

Clearwater Commons (from 2 years ago)
The Clearwater Commons is an intentional, ecologically-responsible residential community. The physical design of the community represents the underlying values of community and low-impact development. Pedestrian walkways, community gardens, benches, shared tool sheds and play spaces reflect the desire...

Alderleaf Farm and Wilderness College (from 2 years ago)
A wilderness survival school, permaculture training and outdoor education center. Alderleaf offers courses on wilderness survival, wild edible & medicinal plants, permaculture, wildlife tracking, naturalist skills, and outdoor education in the Pacific Northwest.

Green Pastures (from 2 years ago)
Supplier of 'high-vitamin' oils inspired by the research of Dr. Weston A. Price.

Biodegradable Packaging (from 2 years ago)
Biodegradable and compostable packaging

The Democracy Collaborative (from 2 years ago)
Through research, publications, and implementation programs, The Democracy Collaborative works to implement new economic system where shared ownership and control creates more equitable and inclusive outcomes, fosters ecological sustainability, and promotes flourishing democratic and community life.

Innisfree Farm (from 2 years ago)
Workshops, Classes and apprenticeship opportunities at Innisfree Farm. A 7 acre site that hosts, horticultural therapy workshops, herbal education classes and the bi annual Vancouver Island Herb gathering.

Movement Global (from 2 years ago)
Movement Global sells eco clothing made in Canada from sustainable bamboo fabrics.

ByFusion Blocker (from 2 years ago)
The ByFusion Blocker is an industrial machine for municipalities and Recycling Facilities that turns any category of plastic waste into a building material.

404 (from 2 years ago)

Contributing (from 2 years ago)
Learn about adding to, and editing, the creative Culture Guide.

Ecoessentials (from 2 years ago)
Organic and local food in Powell river.

IDEAL Society (from 2 years ago)
Shared collective life in the beautiful mountains of southeastern British Columbia forms an experimental framework and environment in which to grow in harmony with nature, while contributing to the well-being of the group and larger community in a spirit of sustainable development.

Glen Valley Organic Farm (from 2 years ago)
The Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-operative (GVOFC) is a community of individuals who have come together with the goal of sharing, owning and operating Glen Valley Organic Farm. The Co-operative uses a consensus model of decision-making, ensuring that all members have a voice.

Hickory Nut Forest Eco-Community (from 2 years ago)
Sustainable Living in a community of ?forever-wild ?lands, green-?solar ?homes, ?organic gardens/orchard, and renewable energy from solar and water. Nestled in the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.

Coastal Roots Farm (from 2 years ago)
Coastal Roots Farm cultivates healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom.

VerdEnergia Pacifica (from 2 years ago)
A cooperative farm formed in order to secure a healthy future for themselves and their families.

Abundance Ecovillage (from 2 years ago)
The Abundance EcoVillage is a place where neighborhood design, energy, water, waste recycling, and landscaping are all designed to work in tune with nature. This means that the systems we use to obtain living necessities are both socially and environmentally responsible, resulting in better living conditions...

Windsong (from 2 years ago)
An innovative co-housing neighbourhood architecturally-designed to encourage interactions among members and to enrich our lives with the pleasure of cooperation and friendship.

Aurora Dwelling Circle (from 2 years ago)

Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute (from 2 years ago)
The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain is an Earth Sanctuary and Learning Community dedicated to Healing the Human-Earth Relationship. The educational farm and regenerative sustainability learning center reside on 38 acres in the Piedmont of North Carolina.

LECASE (from 2 years ago)
LeCase is both an English acronym and an Italian word that means

Sacred Garden Sanctuary (from 2 years ago)
Sacred Garden Sanctuary is an intentional community dedicated to sustainable farming and lifestyle.

Earthen Heart (from 2 years ago)
Earthen Heart is a Permacultural Community Homestead that has been shifting a 20 acre parcel single family rural farm home towards a collective eco-habitat guided by permaculture principles.

upland hills learning community (from 2 years ago)
Upland Hills School encourages children to know themselves and to connect with themselves and with their environment as responsible world citizens.

Fireweed Farm and Herb School (from 2 years ago)
Fireweed Farm is a place where the community can come to learn about herbs, and have access to hard to find medicinal herbs and herbal products. We offer annual & perennial plant starts, seeds, and herbal products such as fresh plant tinctures and herbal salves; as well as fresh-cut medicinal herbs...

Aldinga Arts Ecovillage (from 2 years ago)
The Village concept emerged from the interwoven philosophies of several distinct strands: the arts, Permaculture & environmental sustainability, and the desire to create more cohesive community. Out of this background has come the collective vision for an EcoVillage

Atlan Center (from 2 years ago)
Atlan provides sanctuary for the creation of sustainable culture through the holistic integration of healing, art, and design. Our village demonstrates permaculture and regenerative principles while engaging a network of resonant communities.

BC Farmers’ Market Trail (from 3 years ago)
The BC Farmers’ Market Trail, managed by the BC Association of Farmers' Markets, is a directory of Markets that provide fresh local food in British Columbia.

Birthing (from 3 years ago)
Best practices for the process of introducing a human being to the world outside the womb.

Responsible Minerals Initiative (from 3 years ago)
Formerly known as the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative, RMI offers companies and their suppliers an independent, third-party audit that determines which smelters and refiners can be verified as having systems in place to responsibly source minerals. They also offer a Conflict Minerals Reporting Template,...