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RESES's Roots

Who we are

Rhizome Eco-Social Education Society, or RESES for short, is a registered non-profit organization that promotes ecological design education in the community. We are based in Kelowna, BC on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Syilx/Okanagan Nation.



Our vision is of an inclusive community where everyone has access to knowledge and educational spaces that promote sustainability.


We are a collaborative organization with a mission to empower individuals and communities by creating inclusive and accessible ecological education programs and demonstration projects.


Our mandate is to deliver free and low cost opportunities for community members to access ecological education programming. This includes meet ups, workshops, and courses. We also design and develop community-based demonstration sites where this programming can take place. We often work in collaboration with other organizations to make the best use of the diverse strengths already present in our community.


2024 Highlight: Digital Introduction to Permaculture Workshop - Coming Soon!

Are you interested in applying sustainable design concepts to your life and building symbiotic relationships between the land, yourself, and your community? In 2024, RESES is developing a self-paced, digital Introduction to Permaculture workshop. Stay tuned for updates! Launch coming SOON! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter for more updates!


2023 Highlight: Riparian Reanimation

In 2023, we were very excited to participate in a unique project which combined a learning, teaching, and performance experience about riparian habitats and communities in the Kelowna area. RESES board member, Madeline Donald spearheaded this project, which engaged local youth to make puppets inspired by creatures found in a local creek through weekly workshops. The puppets were then be brought into the community space through a series of performances. This project was run in collaboration with the University of British Columbia and the Rotary Centre for the Arts, with funding support from the City of Kelowna.

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