For many in the Transition community, growing a garden is part of our culture. We seek out local and sustainable sources of food, and gardening organically in your backyard doesn’t get much more, pardon the term, ‘green’, when it comes to sourcing food. Continue reading Healthy gardens grow in healthy soil
This issue we will continue with our theme of nature as healer. May 3, 2020 is International Dawn Chorus Day. In the spring and early summer, during mating season, multitudes of birds announce their fitness, define their territory, perform courtship duets and generally communicate with each other in nature’s greatest symphony! But you have to get up early to hear it. Continue reading The hills, and the trees, and the fields are alive with the sound of music…..
How can we help to make Kamloops a kinder place to live? This
question has taken on new dimensions in the wake of social and
physical distancing. But a group of community people in Kamloops
had already started to explore this question in a meeting held last
month. Continue reading Kindness in Kamloops
All of us are coping with an extraordinary moment right now. The pain of social isolation is real as we struggle to deal with the lockdown of our communities in response to the coronavirus pandemic. For many, the prospect of losing livelihoods or crucial social and economic supports is an enormous stress. The importance of individual and social resilience could not be clearer. Continue reading Hope and Resilience in Challenging Times
It has been a great year for Repair Cafe Kamloops. On February 29th the group hosted a Repair Cafe at Sahali Mall with a record 92 items brought in for repair! 57 of these items were successfully repaired – the … Continue reading News from the Repair Cafe
For the sake of our plastic-choked oceans, more and more communities around the world are starting to ban single-use plastics, particularly including the humble plastic shopping bag. A Canadian ban on single-use plastics within the next year or two was … Continue reading Tip #2: Ban the bag!