Agroforestry Project

Bannock in Bloom

A series of articles about the agroforestry project Bannock in Bloom based in the Slocan Valley near Silverton, BC.

The ‘Bannock In Bloom’ project was developed through a partnership between Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps (YCC) program, Kalesnikoff, and the Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative (SIFCo).

Bannock Point begins to bloom on Wildsight’s website November 23, 2021:

West Kootenay project blends agriculture and forestry in Nelson Star November 17, 2021:

Agroforestry project attempts to slow threat of wildfire in Kootenay region in the Nelson Daily November 24, 2021:

Wildsight’s innovative youth project combats climate change in Toronto Star December 2, 2021:

Ecosystem Restoration

Riparian Restoration

The Slocan River Streamkeepers are working to protect and restore the aquatic and riparian ecosystems of the Slocan River in British Columbia. The Slocan River Streamkeepers work in the Slocan River valley, in the unceded territory of the Sinixt people.

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Thanks to Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative for producing this great video about our riparian restoration program.

Wetland Restoration

GT Wetland Restoration Project

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Crooked Horn Farm Wetland Restoration Project

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Kootenay Permaculture Schedule for 2019

Healing Earth an Evening Presentation with John Todd in Nelson, BC  Thursday May 30th, 2019 at 7pm


Venue: Shambhala Music & Performance Hall, Selkirk College
700 Tenth Street, Nelson, British Columbia

We are very fortunate that Dr John Todd has accepted to share his lifetime experience, knowledge and wisdom with us in the Kootenays.
John Todd is an ecological design pioneer and an innovative restoration ecologist who has worked in many parts of the world for the last 50 years.
His new book: ”Healing Earth: An Ecologist’s Journey of Innovation and Stewardship” was published in January 2019.
This event is co-hosted by Kootenay Permaculture Institute and Slocan River Streamkeepers.