Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

2023 Annual General Meeting

Our AGM was on June 10 from 10:30am - 12:00pm. Everyone is invited to join and must pre-register to receive the AGM package.

Keynote Speaker

Fiona Hamersley Chambers

Fiona Hamersley Chambers

Owner/Operator

Metchosin Farm

Fiona will be speaking about traditional cultivation practices that we can all learn and apply to native plant species in estuarine root gardens, camas meadows and our own back yards.

Fiona Hamersley Chambers is an ethnobotanist whose research focuses on traditional foods and how northwest coast First Peoples managed and co-evolved with their plant resources. Her PhD work on B.C.’s Central Coast, working collaboratively with the Heiltsuk First Nation and supervised by renowned ethnobotanist Dr. Nancy J Turner, investigates how key berry plants were cultivated and owned in ‘gardens’. Fiona holds an MA from the University of Victoria (French and Environmental Studies), an MSc from Oxford (Environmental Change and Management), and a Masters in Environmental Design from the University of Calgary. She has authored or co-authored numerous field guides, including Wild Berries of BC, Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada, and Wild Berries of Ontario.

Fiona Hamersley Chambers

Fiona Hamersley Chambers

Owner/Operator

Metchosin Farm

Fiona will be speaking about traditional cultivation practices that we can all learn and apply to native plant species in estuarine root gardens, camas meadows and our own back yards.

The meeting will take place in the boardroom of the Comox Valley Regional District at 770 Harmston Avenue in Courtenay. We will share an update on the Kus-kus-sum project and a look at the next steps for the site. In addition, we will highlight important milestones and activities from all our work throughout the 2022 – 2023 period.

Business will be kept short and will include a brief report from our Treasurer, Brian Storey, and the election of Board members. The keynote speaker for the event is Fiona Chambers from Metchosin Farm.  She will be speaking about traditional cultivation practices that we can all learn and apply to native plant species in estuarine root gardens, camas meadows and our own back yards.

Note: We will be setting up a computer, camera and speakers so that people can attend virtually as well as in person. People attending virtually will not be able to vote.

AGM Package will include:

  • Project Watershed’s Annual General Report
  • Financial statements
  • 2022 AGM Minutes
  • 2023 AGM Agenda

Please note that if you would like voting rights at our AGM you need to be a current member. Visit our Members page to register as a new member or renew your membership.

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