Future Food Preserving Classes

Enjoy the satisfaction of preserving local harvests for year round enjoyment. In 2020 we added 5 more community trainers to our team and are piloting in-kitchen classes this September and October. We are also working on recording instructional videos that everyone can watch at their convenience. Taking one of our preserving classes also qualifies you to borrow from our equipment lending library. A big thank-you to PreserveSafe for partnering with us to get this project off the ground and providing the training for our team.

Due to the pandemic we are focusing on making videos and hosting virtual workshops. We are hoping to confirm classes after the Board meets April 5.

Local Agricultural Projects - video series

Starting in February, we are releasing short videos every month profiling a local agricultural project that celebrates innovation and food security. With these videos we hope to inspire and connect farmers and gardeners. If you have a project you would like us to profile, please get in touch with Simon Stockner, our video master. All our videos are posted on our Facebook page and our MASH Hazeltons YouTube Channel.

February 2021 – Stockner Greenhouse video and Greenhouse Write Up.

March 2021 – Ramada Garden Boxes video and Ramada Garden Boxes Write Up.

AGM

Our last AGM was April 19, 2020, held on Zoom due to the pandemic. At that meeting we welcomed back four returning directors – Laurie Gallant, Laurie Paulin, Bill Crosson and Simon Stockner, and welcomed in two new directors – Tony Morgan and Limwel Ramada. We also said good-bye to one of our founding directors Elaine Seier, who remains a member of MASH and an all-star volunteer at our events. 

The next AGM will be Thursday, January 28, 2021 on Zoom starting at 6:45 pm.  Only members can vote and run for office  but we welcome everyone to join the meeting (and become a member!). An email was sent out to all members on January 14 and an ad placed in the local Bulkley Browser. Please contact us directly for the Zoom link or for more information.

Be a Zoom Master!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – 10 am to 11:30 pm. We are doing our best to offer community programming that meets health guidelines while recognizing that not all of our services are transferable to an online platform. The Board of Directors and our PreserveSafe Trainers have requested training to deliver online training in a professional, secure manner. Green Skills from Terrace BC has been retained to help us out. Spaces for MASH members and other organizations involved with food security is available and invitations have been sent out.  Thanks to the Bulkley Valley Credit Union – Hazeltons branch for their donation towards our Zoom  subscription costs in 2021!

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Apple Pressing Services - Fall 2020

Apple pressing services are finished for 2020 and we look forward to returning in 2021. Our portable system and equipment is available to set up an apple pressing service in your neighbourhood or community.