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Posts tagged gaspesie
… and we are happy to announce a NEW vendor at the upcoming Local Product Festival in Shigawake on July 14, 2013. Ge, le pied sur la pédale makes ecoresponsible (and really cool and cute) clothes for kids, right here in Gaspesie!
Can’t wait to pick up some outfits for my kids, and in turn contribute to our local economy.
Recent tragedies at clothing sweatshops in third world countries make it clearer than ever why we must support a local clothing industry again. So come on out to the festival, and pick up some kids clothing with a conscience!
Ferme BOS G will be back for another year at the Local Product Festival on Sunday July 14 with an excellent variety of steaks and roasts, sausages and deli meats. Yak meat is extra lean, offering a healthy choice for all the Jack Sprats out there who prefer to take a pass on the fat.
See you in Shigawake at the Festival!
From the forest to your table :
Discovering some of our natural delights
Join us to discover the goods that are hiding in the forest near you. From mushrooms to spices, to wild fruit, you will learn when and where to find them, how to identify them and how to cook and conserve them. Everybody welcome!
Why not make your gardening passion a growing business?
With ever growing demand for fresh local produce, now may be the time to turn your vegetable garden into a cash crop. Etienne Goyer, local producer and member of Baie des Saveurs will present his experience with gardening for profit, how to start up, evaluate the market and share valuable resources for those looking to take the plunge in market gardening.
Save the date, March 23rd at the Hopetown Old School. Growing Forward Gardening Forum - get your green thumb on!
Put down that bug spray, and step away from the beetle powder!
Growing organically is all about preventative planning in your garden. Annie Poitras will be presenting tips and tricks to maximize your garden’s potential WITHOUT using chemicals. See you at the Old School in Hopetown on March 23rd!
How does your garlic grow?
Ever think about growing garlic? What is the difference between spring garlic and fall garlic? How does the garlic from your garden differ from what you can buy at the grocery store? And once you successfully grow it, how do you preserve it?
Local garlic producer Brigitte Beaudoin will be at the Growing Forward gardening forum at Hopetown Old School on Saturday March 23rd to share her growing tips and tricks for this increasingly popular crop.
(image courtesy of http://insidestorey.blogspot.ca/2010/07/garlic-update-e.html)
See you at the forum!
A very important initiative has been launched in our English community here in the Baie des Chaleurs region of the Gaspésie. The CSSSBC (Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Baie-des-Chaleurs) in conjunction with several partners, are consulting the English residents in the communities of Shigawake, St. Godefroi, Hopetown, Hope, Paspebiac & New Carlisle. Please note that the English municipalities in the MRC of Avignon along with New Richmond, Cascapedia St-Jules will be included in a future round of consultations. The goals of these consultations are:
1) Identify our community’s needs from health services.
2) Identify how these needs ARE or ARE NOT being met.
3) Identify concrete actions that can be taken to remedy these gaps in service to the English community.
These consultations will only be successful and meaningful if the English community in these municipalities come out and participate. This is our opportunity to finally address so many of our complaints and concerns about health services, directly to the organizations that provide these services (including but not limited to the CLSC in Paspebiac, the Senior’s long term care residence facility in New Carlisle, the Hospital in Maria…)
These meetings have been scheduled for January 22 (in Hopetown), January 23 (in Shigawake), January 29 (in New Carlisle) and February 20 in a location to be announced which will regroup all municipalities and government agencies involved.
The powers that be are finally listening; let’s be heard!
Radio promo for the Local Products Festival THIS WEEKEND!!