ECOLOGICAL DESIGN/PERMACULTURE WORKSHOP SERIES
Each year, RESES organizes a series of free or low-cost workshops that showcase the ecological design skills of our community members! Anyone with a relevant skill and the passion to share it is welcome to organize a workshop. To date, we have hosted workshops about natural building, growing your own mushrooms, food forestry, introductions to permaculture, and more!
MISSION CREEK FOOD FOREST
The Food Forest at Mission Creek is a 50ft x 50ft space adjacent to the Mission Creek Greenway and the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO) in Kelowna, BC. The food grown in the demonstration forest can be harvested by anyone, for free! RESES board members Haruko and Elana help RDCO to lead the Food Forest volunteer efforts and workshops. Volunteers help with weeding, pruning and building soil nutrition through on-site nutrient cycling and mulching. This opportunity is current available to people registered to volunteer at the Food Forest through the Regional District of the Central Okanagan. Click "Learn More" to find out how to get onto the volunteer list!
COLLABORATION WITH MILPA COMUNITARIA KELOWNA
The Milpa Comunitaria Kelowna is a local project that celebrates cultural connextions to Maize and other traditional crops from Mesoamerica. It is run by and for members of the Latin American community in Kelowna. A "Milpa is a crop-growing system used throughout Mesoamerica. It has been most extensively described in the Yucatán peninsula area of Mexico. The word milpa is derived from the Nahuatl word phrase mil-pa, which translates into "cultivated field" (Wikipedia). RESES is currently collaborating with the Milpa project to design and implement a compost toilet for use by project participants and to provide support in any other ways as requested by the project.
FREE ECOLOGICAL DESIGN EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
RESES creates free ecological education materials in the form of colouring sheets and a colouring book that can be used by young and old learners, teachers, and curious cats alike! Free PDF downloads of our Wild Edibles colouring sheets and Permaculture Ethics and Principles Colouring Book are available by clicking below.
Exciting news, our colouring book is now available to order in print! Contact us directly for discounts on bulk orders.
KELOWNA COMMUNITY PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE (KCPDC)
If you are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of permaculture through community building, ecological landscape design, pattern literacy, and by cultivating a “designer’s mind,” then come join RESES for the next cycle of the Kelowna Community Permaculture Design Certificate course!
Due To COVID-19, our KCPDC course is currently on temporary hiatus, but if you join our mailing list, you will be the first to know when we are running the course again!