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  • Writer's pictureEymie Labbe

Project Highlight in West Kootenay, Bannock in Bloom Agroforestry

In our Bannock in Bloom Agroforestry project, the West Kootenay crew worked on collecting fallen trees to be used as fence posts. They worked alongside Kalesnikoff to collect fallen Cedars courtesy of the BC Wildfire service from a previous wildfire location in Deer Creek. With these trees, our crew debarked, dug and installed fence posts that will act as a protective barrier for our agroforestry project, keeping the wildlife away from the fruiting shrubs previously planted on site. The amount of work the folks have done is substantial. The land is two acres, and the fence built is 350 meters radius. Planting locally native fruit plants that are comestible provides confidence in the future for communities in the area.

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