NIC workshop cultivates local harvesters

Local food producers are invited to register for a free, two-day workshop on Good Agriculture and Collection Practices Feb. 19-20.

PORT HARDY—Local food producers and harvesters interested in marketing or sharing their products are invited to register for a free, two-day workshop on Good Agriculture and Collection Practices Feb. 19-20.

The workshop, to be held at North Island College’s Port Hardy campus, is funded through the joint federal-provincial Growing Forward 2 initiative.

Those who complete the GACP workshop will qualify for enrolment in the GACP program.

The workshop will help participants prove they produce or collect food safely; evaluate risks to food safety; and do GACP with limited paperwork. Topics covered include helping growers and gatherers address risks surrounding safety, quality, traceability and ethical practices.

The voluntary program, developed under the review of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, is designed for those who plan to share their products in a market setting. But it may also be of value to growers and harvesters regardless of the end use of their labours.

There is no cost to participants, but pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Naida Brotchie at 250-949-7912, ext. 2811 or email naida.brotchie@nic.bc.ca.

For more info on the GACP program contact Keith Hunter at 250-720-8907 or email firstnationwildcrafters@shaw.ca.

 

Just Posted

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

BC Ferries passengers wait to leave Vancouver Island after Remembrance Day

Traffic aboard BC Ferries slows after Remembrance Day long weekend

Port Hardy Fire Rescue’s third quarterly report of 2018

PHFR had 13 practice nights and 11 other training events this quarter.

Port McNeill mayor and council sworn in to office

Port McNeill’s new mayor and council were officially sworn in to office… Continue reading

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

B.C. cheese linked to 5 E. Coli cases

People are asked to throw out or return ‘Qualicum Spice’ cheese

Search and rescue piggybacks plucky injured senior out of Vancouver Island woods

Rescue crews don’t have same success with dog swept away by Comox Valley river

Canada Post no longer guarantees delivery times amid more rotating strikes

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers closed two major processing centres in Ontario and B.C.

B.C. city councillor resigns as AutismBC director amid SOGI controversy

AutismBC president Gary Robins says Laurie Guerra’s resignation is effective Nov. 12

McGill students vote overwhelmingly to change Redmen team nickname

Student union held a referendum after a campaign by Indigenous students

B.C. university Pride group replaces white supremacy posters

Around 50 people walked through downtown Victoria to share posters of love

B.C. to invest $492 million in affordable homes

72 new projects are part of a 10-year, $1.9-billion strategy

Most Read