AUG 30: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on August 03, 2017

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Join us at Amara Farm for a tour, potluck, and socializing with fellow farmers, gardeners, and farm curious folk. We are all Young Agrarians at heart so don’t be deterred if you are an older Young Agrarian 🙂

Please bring a dish to share and your own beverages. Eating surfaces and utensils are available at the farm. Feel free to bring along an instrument and maybe a sing-along will happen!

WHEN: August 30 from 5:30-10:00PM

  • 6:00PM Farm tour
  • 7:00PM Potluck
  • 8:00PM-10:00PM Song circle and socializing!

WHERE: Amara Farm, 2641 Kirby Rd Courtenay, BC, V9J 1T3

PLEASE NOTE: Children are welcome! Please leave dogs and other animals at home, Amara Farm has two farm dogs already who like to have the place to themselves.

Amara Farm

Lean about…

A few things you might learn about at the Amara Farm Tour:

  • Small scale, intensive vegetable production
  • Hoophouses & mobile hoophouses
  • Farm co-operatives
  • Water storage
  • Climate change resilience
  • Wireworm & pest control

 

Amara Farm

About Amara Farm

WATCH this beautiful video by Scott Bell Visuals of Amara Farm in the early summer:

Amara farm is a certified organic vegetable and blueberry farm in the Comox Valley. The farm utilizes intensive, small-scale farming techniques to grow vegetables year-round on one acre. They also grow one acre of blueberries that reached the first year of production in 2017! This farm is the hub of Merville Organics Growers’ Cooperative, a lively marketing collective comprised of four farms in the Comox Valley.

Merville Organics sells organic produce to the community through a popular CSA program, local farmers’ markets, and restaurants.

The farmers at Amara contribute a lot to regional farm knowledge development. Recently, the farm has participated in a research project  that focused on wireworm and click beetle control. Farmers at Amara have also innovated and demonstrated new ideas for water harvesting and storage, season extension and more. They share their knowledge with local farming community via the Mid Island Farmers Institute.

Photos in this blog post were taken by the Scott Bell, farm manager at Amara and photo genius at Scott Bell Visuals!

Amara Farm

Amara Farm

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