Blog Category: Events

Collaborate! First ever Williams Lake Winter Mixer Wrap up and Resources

Posted by Robin Hunt on April 10, 2019

What an inspiring first ever 2-day Young Agrarians William’s Lake Winter Mixer! Thanks to everyone who came, to our speakers and to our sponsors. The Williams Lake Winter Mixer brought together  91 people from across our region February 9-10th to learn, share stories and knowledge, and to make new connections.  It was a fantastic, diverse group with lots of familiar faces and a whole bunch of new ones, from people just starting out to farmers and ranchers who’ve been working the fields for many years. We welcomed every new face into our YA community and are thrilled about the growing network that is just starting out in the north. There … Continue reading Collaborate! First ever Williams Lake Winter Mixer Wrap up and Resources

APRIL 14, 2019: CALGARY, AB – Growing Edible Mushrooms in Your Home

Posted by Erika Heiberg on March 29, 2019

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Introductory Series Workshop: Growing Edible Mushrooms in Your Home   When: April 14, 2019, 1-4PM Where: 3402 8 Street SE, Calgary AB (Calgary – Classroom) Cost: $50 for the day Register: Pre-registration is required, tickets available through Fungi Akuafo   About the Workshop This event takes place in the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta and the City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. ******************************************************************************** Are you a small farmer? DIY grower? Landscape designer? Fungi fanatic, or local eater? Then this workshop might be for you! This Introductory Series Workshop … Continue reading APRIL 14, 2019: CALGARY, AB – Growing Edible Mushrooms in Your Home

EVENT RECAP: 2019 BC Association of Farmers’ Markets Conference in Kimberley, BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 29, 2019

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On March 8-10, 2019, hundreds of farmers, vendors and farmers market managers, mixed with a few local and provincial government reps, non-profits and food-related businesses, came together in the East Kootenay town of Kimberley for the annual conference of the British Columbia Association of Farmers’ Markets. The three-day event was jam-packed with social events, workshops, keynotes and lots of delicious fare! Saturday morning’s plenary on elevating the BC Farmers’ Markets brand was delivered by industry professionals including Heather O’Hara, Executive Director of BCAFM, followed by a presentation on food safety. Attendees had the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: 2019 BC Association of Farmers’ Markets Conference in Kimberley, BC

MAY 20-24, 2019: TOFINO, BC – Introduction to Permaculture Design at Cedar Coast Field Station

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 28, 2019

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Join instructor Michael Nickels, from the Seven Ravens Permaculture Academy on Saltspring Island, at this 5-day introduction to permaculture design workshop on Vargas Island. “Permaculture gives us a toolkit for moving from a culture of fear and scarcity to one of love and abundance” Learn step-by-step concepts to build your home-scale permaculture garden and more. When: May 20th to 24th, 2019 Where: Cedar Coast Field Station, Vargas Island (complimentary pick-up/drop-off from Tofino) Cost: $1625, all inclusive.  Learn more and register here.  Questions? Please send an email to info@cedarcoastfieldstation.org for more information. Thank you. What’s Included? Complimentary roundtrip transport from Tofino Harbour to Vargas Breakfast, lunch and dinner Accommodation A … Continue reading MAY 20-24, 2019: TOFINO, BC – Introduction to Permaculture Design at Cedar Coast Field Station

APRIL-JULY, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – Community Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 28, 2019

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If you are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Permaculture through community building, ecological landscape design, pattern literacy and cultivating your “designer’s mind” then come join Lucie Bardos and others for Kelowna’s first 72-Hour Community PDC!   When: The course will take place over 12 Saturday sessions between April 27th – July 27th, 2019 (with breaks for the May and July long weekends). Where: Mission Creek EECO Centre at 2363A Springfield Rd. in Kelowna. Cost: $830. Register: Community Permaculture Course Registration Learn More: https://www.luciebardos.net/courses Contact: luciabardos@gmail.com What is Permaculture? Permaculture is an approach to design modelled on natural ecosystems. It is rooted in … Continue reading APRIL-JULY, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – Community Permaculture Design Certificate Course

APRIL 27, 2019: ALDERGROVE, BC – Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 25, 2019

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Mushroom Cultivation Workshop with Tangled Roots When: April 27, 2019, 11am to 3pm  Where: Coast Salish Territory | Fraser Commons Farm (Parking will be in the field at 1322 256th Street, Aldergrove, BC)  Cost: $60 for the day, participants will take home their own inoculated log (see cost note below**) Register: Pre-registration is required by emailing tangledrootsnature@gmail.com About the Workshop This event takes place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish territory. ************************** Interested in growing your own mushrooms? In this workshop we will dive in the wonderful world of mushroom cultivation using simple DIY methods that you can do at home. This workshop is suitable for … Continue reading APRIL 27, 2019: ALDERGROVE, BC – Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

Peace Country Winter Mixer 2019 Recap

Posted by Lilli Klamke on March 11, 2019

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Winter in northern Alberta, yes, it was cold during our second Peace Country Mixer! Nevertheless we had a fantastic time in Grande Prairie during the weekend March 2 and 3. What a wonderful and diverse crowd we got to spend the days with. There were new farmers, YA apprentices, farmers travelling the country to gather experience on different farms and of course our very supportive farm friends in the Peace Country, that run well established farms and are keen on growing the new generation of young farmers. We welcomed every new face into our YA community and are thrilled about the … Continue reading Peace Country Winter Mixer 2019 Recap

JULY 19 – AUG 16, 2019: FRASER RIVER, BC: Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP)

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 07, 2019

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Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP) By Rivershed Society of BC Designed for advocates of sustainable living, this 29-day program gives you the opportunity to develop your own community sustainability project. Learn about stewardship, build your network and hone your leadership skills. Journey the Route of the Salmon, from Headwaters to Sea July 19 – August 16, 2019 Travel 1,400 kms down the mighty Fraser River, one of the world’s greatest salmon rivers, by canoe, raft, shuttle van, and on foot. Evenings are spent camping under the stars along the banks of the river, while days are spent learning about stewardship … Continue reading JULY 19 – AUG 16, 2019: FRASER RIVER, BC: Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP)

APRIL 29, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Grounded Food Symposium

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 07, 2019

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Grounded Food Symposium Hosted by The Valley Food + Farm Collective  When: Tuesday, April 29, 2019, 9am-5pm + Reception 6-8:30 Where: University of the Fraser Valley (33844 King Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8) + Reception at the Rail District from 6 – 8 PM (2518 West Railway Street).  Tickets: https://www.universe.com/events/grounded-tickets-abbotsford-1BG9XJ  Learn more: http://valleyfoodandfarm.com/grounded/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/369470983644173/ A key strategic priority of The Valley Food + Farm Collective is to connect Fraser Valley farmers, chefs and members of the food and beverage industry to facilitate greater opportunities to bring valley food to our dinner tables. To support this, we’re launching Grounded, the first ever Fraser Valley Food Symposium. … Continue reading APRIL 29, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Grounded Food Symposium

APRIL 5-6, 2019: TERRACE, BC – Food Glorious Food Forum

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 04, 2019

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Connect, collaborate, & learn from game-changing innovators and thinkers in the food security community 3rd Annual Food Security Forum, put on by the Northwest BC Food Action Network (FAN) WHEN: April 5-6, 2019 WHERE: SportsPlex, Terrace, BC, COST: $25-$100 (early bird rate until March 22) REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/food-glorious-food-tickets-56530448092#tickets MORE INFO: https://www.nwfoodsecure.org/2019-conference?fbclid=IwAR2aWCoz_Dk_IwVU76wKhaMz9LPBR1sBaVnysOCjBdrkTmM2UhKfhKn8syE Event Program