Elk Root Conservation interns, Katie and Beck, getting ready for the jack-o-lantern reservations. Photo: Submitted

Elk Root Conservation interns, Katie and Beck, getting ready for the jack-o-lantern reservations. Photo: Submitted

Community festival coming to Winlaw

Elk Root Conservation’s Big Buzz scheduled for Aug. 28

West Kootenay not-for-profit Elk Root Conservation is inviting everyone to come and join all the fun of their highly-anticipated Community Summer Festival Fundraiser on Aug. 28, 4-8 p.m.

Enjoy live performances from international recording artist Daphne Tse, joined by guest musician Cooper Ladnier, and the incredible Kootenay-rooted successes Craig Beauchamp from the Hillties, and Tenise Marie.

Delight in the beauty of Elk Root’s stunning pollinator gardens while on a guided garden tour, or while wandering local vendors and food trucks. Go on safari for wild pollinators or savour honey at Elk Root’s tasting stand and get ahead of the crowd by picking out your favourite pumpkin from the jack-o-lantern patch and reserve it for Halloween.

Elk Root Conservation says, “The Big Buzz is going to be a blast.”

“Not only do you not want to miss out on all the fun, but you can feel great about attending as all admission proceeds (adult $12, senior $10, kids by donation) go directly to supporting our newest project — the Regenerative Educational Community Food Gardens to increase local food security for vulnerable community members. Feel good about supporting your community while having a great time!”

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The Big Buzz will take place at Elk Root Conservation Farm, 4010 Passmore Lower Road in Winlaw.

Elk Root Conservation is a grassroots volunteer driven not-for-profit organization whose mission is to protect the planet and local food security through inclusionary education and innovations in regenerative, sustainable agriculture, ethical beekeeping and environmental conservation.

For five years, they have been empowering and educating all ages in the West Kootenay community and greater B.C. to conserve the ecosystem and protect all pollinators. You can check out their website at elkrootconservation.org to find out more about their educational offerings, internships and to learn about the other initiatives that they are working on to better our community and planet.


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