Alternative roots, ‘work less’ philosophy guide Denman Islander’s life
Many Denman Islanders have multiple sources of income in areas of creating and producing food, art, music and more. Read about Megan Rose’s return to her Denman Island roots, and the eclectic livelihood that includes crafting, growing, foraging, bicycle repair, music-making and comedy!
Tradition in the Time of COVID: The Denman Craft Fair Adapts
The tradition of the Denman Island Christmas Craft Fair is adapting with an online artisan directory and a Craft Crawl on four Saturdays Nov. 21 – Dec. 12, 2020. Because we need art, we need creativity, and we need traditions.
Organic tea company growing on Denman Island
The Denman Island Tea Company is growing – with a new retail tea trailer, a new blending room and warehouse for its wholesale business, and a newly planted field of organic tea.
Employees’ New Raspberry Dessert Wine Among Corlan Vineyard’s Gold Medal Winners
Know-how, patience, hard work, wonderful employees, and an incredibly supportive wine-loving community helped Denman Island’s Corlan Vineyard to rack up seven awards for their To Ewe organic wines – in just five years of winemaking.
Two Roads Farm navigates pandemic through hard work, innovation and community
Two Roads Farm family navigates this difficult year with community support, an incredible volunteer crew, a new farm stand, and a new online store through Local Line.
COVID Teachings: Shopping on Denman
“Planning a socially-distanced, outdoor gathering? Choose “local” as your theme, with all-local food and wine, local flowers, locally-made table linens and other decorative elements, and local music playing in the background.”
Denman Hardware supports islanders’ self-sufficiency
Denman Hardware helps Islanders’ self-sufficiency with garden and building supplies, seasonal products, fair prices and friendly, helpful service.
Lilac Sun Pottery: Gifts Inspired by nature
20 years after realizing her dream, Shirley Phillips of Lilac Sun Pottery talks about how Denman Island nature inspires her art, her legendary local pottery mentors, how the pandemic affected her, gift ideas and what’s new in the studio as she re-opens.
Earth Club Factory Bistro new protocols and renos
July 2020 Denman Island Earth Club Factory Bistro & Guesthouse owner Sheldon Rempel discusses how they adapted during the pandemic and have reopened with new safety protocols and some new ideas. After almost four months of closure, Denman Island’s Earth Club Factory Bistro & Guesthouse is back in business…
Adaptability, Support Help Denman Island’s Abraxas Books, Gifts, and Coffee survive the pandemic
July 2020 When the pandemic hit in March, Abraxas Books & Gifts owner Tachi Barker wondered whether the business would get through the financial strain. Now, with solid community support and a new coffee bar, she’s feeling more confident that Denman’s landmark bookstore of 26 years will remain in…