August 27-31: Farm Knowledge-Sharing at the Tatamagouche Free School!

Posted by Bernard Soubry on July 20, 2015

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Calling all Maritime farm apprentices, farm workers and farming enthusiasts! Do you have a specific farm-related skill or area of knowledge you want to share with the world? Of course you do. Here is your chance to do so! This year’s Tatamagouche Free School will feature – along with amazing local food, wonderful people, music and much more – a series of farming-focused workshops taught by YOU! FAWN is collaborating with the folks at Radical Imagination to organize these workshops but we need your ideas and knowledge to make it happen. If you want to teach a farming-focused workshop at … Continue reading August 27-31: Farm Knowledge-Sharing at the Tatamagouche Free School!

August 22: Zaklan Heritage Farm Harvest Festival, Surrey, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on July 20, 2015

Young Agrarians Events Harvest Festival at Zaklan Heritage Farm Tour Potluck w/ Still Spirits

We’re so excited for the fourth annual Zaklan Heritage Farm Harvest Festival! Young Agrarians and friends, join us for a fabulous night of community networking, eating and dancing. Our hosts Doug Zaklan and Gemma McNeill are young farmers in their fourth year of production on this family-owned farm. This year they have increased production and offer eggs, flowers, fruit, veggies and honey to their customers. Zaklan Heritage Farm is a fantastic example of growing and managing the land ecologically for optimum health and fertility. (Read more about Gemma & Doug’s goals for the future of their farm)   Date: Saturday, August 22nd Times: 5pm Farm Tour, … Continue reading August 22: Zaklan Heritage Farm Harvest Festival, Surrey, BC

JULY 25: FAWN Meetup – Open Sky Co-Op, Sackville, NB

Posted by Bernard Soubry on July 14, 2015

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The Farm Apprentices and Workers Network is pleased to announce its third apprentice/worker mixer/potluck/wonderment on 25 July (Saturday), at the Open Sky Co-Operative in Sackville, NB! Where: Open Sky Co-Op, Sackville, NB (Map) When: Saturday July 25, from 11:00 – 16:00ish (Facebook event) What: A tour, a help-out, and a potluck lunch! What to bring: Work clothes (for working), delish food (for potlucking), and perhaps a bathing suit (for canoe-paddling!). Fabulous farmer Norm Hunter, program coordinator for the Open Sky Co-Operative, will take us around the farm’s systems and delve into the Co-Op’s relationship with social entreprise, mental health work, … Continue reading JULY 25: FAWN Meetup – Open Sky Co-Op, Sackville, NB

JULY 19: Sooke Food Chi Farm Tour, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on July 09, 2015

Sooke Food Chi Farm and Agriculture Tour July 19

Mark your calendars – Sooke Food CHI‘s 4th annual Sooke Farm Tour is coming up Sunday, July 19! This is a ticketed tour where your ticket is a map of 9 Sooke area farms that you can visit anytime between 11-5 that day (rain or shine!). Tour stops stretch east from Eagle Paws Organics to as far west as Silver Cloud Farm on the border between Shirley and Otter Point. You can tour around each farm, meet the farmers, learn about what their farms bring to the community and the challenges they face and participate in activities and experience “hands-on farming for a day”, with lots … Continue reading JULY 19: Sooke Food Chi Farm Tour, BC

July 28: Richard Bullock on the Future of BC Agriculture, Richmond, BC

Posted by Anna Railings on July 06, 2015

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Join KPU’s Institute for Sustainable Food Systems for an evening in conversation with former Chair of BC’s Agricultural Land Commission, Okanagan farmer, and long-time proponent of BC agriculture, Mr. Richard Bullock. Bullock will share his vision for a strong BC agriculture future and give guidance on actions that can be taken towards it. The event will feature an opportunity for audience Q&A. Please register for FREE on Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/richard-bullock-on-the-future-of-bc-agriculture-tickets-17521204394 Date & Time: Tuesday, July 28, 7-9pm Location: KPU Richmond Campus  Room: Melville Centre for Dialogue (2550A) NOTE: KPU Richmond Campus is easily accessible on transit via the Canada Line (Lansdowne … Continue reading July 28: Richard Bullock on the Future of BC Agriculture, Richmond, BC

July 11: Ragley Farm Tour & Potluck Supper, East Sooke, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on July 01, 2015

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Join Young Agrarians for a farm tour of Ragley Farm, a 100-year-old farm located right next to scenic East Sooke Park on Vancouver Island. During the tour you’ll learn how Ragley came to host a buzzing weekly market, which features fresh produce and abundant baked goods. You’ll also see how our famous salad mix is grown along with myriad other vegetables, all while enjoying the farm’s beautiful secluded forest setting. When: July 11, 2015 | 5:00PM-8:00PM Where: Ragley Farm, 5717 East Sooke Road, BC Please bring something to share and tools to eat with for a potluck supper after the tour. Please join … Continue reading July 11: Ragley Farm Tour & Potluck Supper, East Sooke, BC

JULY 18: Fresh Valley Farms Annual Young Agrarians Mixer!

Posted by Sara Dent on June 27, 2015

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July 18, 2015: Join us for a relaxed evening of friends, food and fun on this beautiful forested farm that specializes in grass-fed, naturally raised, GMO free meat. Dinner will be provided this year thanks to local sponsors: Askews Foods, Rancho Vignola and Fresh Valley Farms, we’re having a Mexican fiesta. Don’t worry about bringing anything, but if you must, you could bring the best fruit you can find that is in season. We will put them all into a giant fresh fruit salad for desert. Please bring a donation to contribute so we can cover any cash costs. Any … Continue reading JULY 18: Fresh Valley Farms Annual Young Agrarians Mixer!

AUGUST 23: Lazy Sunday at Umi Nami Farm, Metchosin, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on June 25, 2015

Umi Nami Farm Crew Young Agrarian Potluck & Tour

YOU’RE INVITED! AUGUST 23rd TO UMI NAMI FARM FOR A TOUR, POTLUCK, & SOCIAL! In the midst of all the busy seeding, weeding, harvesting, and marketing sometimes what we really need most is to kick back, relax, and enjoy a Lazy Sunday at the Farm, especially someone else’s farm where the weeds aren’t your problem… Take some time for yourself and enjoy the company of your friends and fellow farmers. Learn a little about Umi Nami’s history and farm operations, nourish your body with a community potluck, and refresh yourself with a dip in Matheson Lake. Sounds like the perfect afternoon! Please bring a … Continue reading AUGUST 23: Lazy Sunday at Umi Nami Farm, Metchosin, BC

Creston Valley Tour de Farm POSTPONED! July 1 is now September 13

Posted by Laura Hannant on June 17, 2015

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POSTPONED: After fretfully watching the forecasted temperature for July 1st climb to 38 degrees, we have decided to postpone Tour de Farm until September 13, 2015. Please stay tuned for more info. For all those who had already purchased tickets, if you can’t attend on September 13, please contact Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre to arrange a refund by calling 1-866-528-4342. For those wishing to see a non-bike option, keep your fingers crossed. We will do our best to organize an alternative in the meantime! Get your bicycles tuned-up and your picnic baskets stocked-up, it’s time for … Continue reading Creston Valley Tour de Farm POSTPONED! July 1 is now September 13

Farmers Pull Together! Vancouver, BC June 18 Potluck & Social

Posted by Sara Dent on June 15, 2015

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Young Agrarians and Fresh Roots are organizing a Farmers For Pull Together potluck and social! Join us to to support BC First Nations in their legal battles against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. Bring something delicious to share, tools to eat with, and a $ donation of any size to contribute. Join the event on Facebook and invite your friends! All are welcome:) WHERE: Fresh Roots Schoolyard Farm @ VanTech Secoundary School, 2600 East Broadway, east side of school beside tennis court WHEN: Thursday, June 18th, 2015, 5-8pm We are farmers calling on fellow farmers to support BC First Nations … Continue reading Farmers Pull Together! Vancouver, BC June 18 Potluck & Social