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S.E.N.S.

The Susutainable Environment Network Society

April 2019 monthly Meeting

Thu, Apr 25, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Schubert Centre - 3505 30th Ave

Urban BeesUrban Beekeeping in Vernon

with Heather Clay: coordinator of Urban Bee Network, former Provincial Apiarist, retired CEO Canadian Honey Council

  • Changing Bylaws
  • Keeping bees
  • Getting started
  • Sourcing equipment
  • Meeting beekeepers

 

Curbside Giveaway 2019

Sat, May 25 (All day) to Sun, May 26 (All day)
all over town

Give your unwanted items a new home, find new treasures and help reduce landfill.

Rules for setting out items:

  • All free items must be placed at the curb on your front street on Saturday morning
  • Label items with a ‘Free’ sign
  • Ensure items you do not want to give away are far away from the curb
  • Remove leftover/unclaimed items from the curb by dusk on Sunday
  • Giveaway items should still be in good condition for re-use
  • Unclaimed items left at the curb will not be picked up with regular garbage collection

Sustainability Film Festival 2019

Repeats every week every Thursday 4 times.
Thu, Feb 7, 6:30 pm
Okanagan Regional Library - 2800 30th Ave

OKIB fishing

Free - everyone welcome

SENS is working with the Vernon branch of the Okanagan Regional Library to present the following 4 documentaries, free, with discussion to follow. Start time is 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome – bring a carload!

Vernon Seedy Saturday 2019

Sat, Mar 16, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Recreation Centre - 3310 37th Ave
Seedy Activities
Admission by donation (e.g. $2)
Bring your seeds for the free community seed exchange table.
— Speakers —
11:00am Straw Bale Gardening Kathleen Ott Terra Nova Lavington Farm
12:00pm Gardening with the Moon Sarah Bradshaw Wise Woman Seeds
1:00pm Medicine from the Garden Richard Walker
author of:
Food Forestry North of the 49th
2:00pm How to Grow Great Berries Pim van Oeveren Tasty Acres Nursery

 

March 2019 monthly Meeting & AGM

Thu, Mar 28, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Schubert Centre - 3505 30th Ave
Preserving our Farmland for Food
— a Conversation with Richard Bullock —
Audience

Richard BullockRichard Bullock is a Kelowna agriculturalist. He has served as president of the BC Fruit Growers Association, BC Tree Fruits Ltd., and Sunripe Products Ltd. as well as the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. He is also a former chair of the Agricultural Land Commission.

His main point at first was that the governance model for the ALC will be changing much for the better. Currently an individual (like G.A.) can submit an application for a modification of ALR status (e.g. non-farm use, removal). Although it must pass the local government, their tendency is to rubber stamp it and let the ALC decide. When the new legislation passes, only the local government or the Province may make such application, which means that they will be more obliged to solicit popular support and to think through the planning.

Hands on & Take home

Sat, Jan 19, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Schubert Centre - 3505 30th Ave

Please sign up ASAP with Julia so that we may ensure sufficient supplies for making laundry detergent, all purpose cleaner, tooth oil, calendula cream, etc.

Bring enough glass containers of various sizes and small squirt bottles.

Also, why not bring old T shirts and we’ll make a few “Boomerang” shopping bags to reduce single plastic bag use! Get a group of friends and neighbours together for a day of making and sharing! 

 

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