Corinne Jackson

Water is key to food production

Summer is perhaps the best time of year in the Okanagan. The sun is shining. People seem more relaxed and friendly, happy to pick up local fresh fruits and vegetables at small fruit stands, farmers’ markets and in the local grocery stores.

Get the most out of your water

It may seem odd to be talking water conservation in such a wet year, but it’s really the best time to start thinking about our water use. While the Okanagan’s 2011 spring and summer are cool and wet, 2010 was a different story where parts of the valley narrowly missed a serious drought. Why wait for a crisis to plan ahead?