Blog Category: Events

JUL 10,11,15: WINLAW & PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Seed Production Workshops

Posted by Moss Dance on June 18, 2018

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Demand for organic seed is increasing across North America and many regions of BC offer a great growing environment for seed crops. On-farm seed production can bring additional revenue to your farm and help you grow seed optimally suited to your farm environment. SEED PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS WITH PATRICK STEINER   Join long-time organic seed producer and founder of Stellar Seeds, Patrick Steiner, for these seed production workshops and field days in Winlaw (July 15) and Prince George (July 10 & 11). These workshops include both classroom and field time as Patrick covers the fundamentals of seed production in the classroom and then takes … Continue reading JUL 10,11,15: WINLAW & PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Seed Production Workshops

Feast of Fields: Call For Volunteers!

Posted by Moss Dance on June 05, 2018

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Looking for a great farm and food volunteer opportunity this summer? Have a great time and help out this summer at FarmFolk CityFolk’s Feast of Fields in one of three BC locations! WHAT IS FEAST OF FIELDS? Feast of Fields is FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual local food celebration and fundraiser, highlighting the contribution local chefs, restaurants, farmers, ranchers, fishers, food artisans, vintners, brewers and distillers make to our local food economy. It emphasizes how they are connected to the land, support the regional economy, and create the most delicious local, seasonal, sustainable flavours BC has to offer. In 2018, Feast of Fields will … Continue reading Feast of Fields: Call For Volunteers!

JUNE 29: Armena, AB – Sunworks Farm Tour

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 23, 2018

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Interested in growing a livestock enterprise? Learn the ins and outs from long-time organic livestock farmers, Ron and Sheila Hamilton. About Sunworks Farm Sunworks Farm is a certified organic farm that grows chicken, turkey, beef, pork and eggs. Ron and Sheila Hamilton moved to the farm in 1992 having never farmed before. On the advice of a friend they took a 10 day holistic management course which taught them a whole farm planning system that took into account the environmental, economic and social issues farmers face today. They soon discovered the demand for quality organic meat in Alberta and started selling at farmers markets. As … Continue reading JUNE 29: Armena, AB – Sunworks Farm Tour

June 23: Sundre, AB – Farming with Biodiversity Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 18, 2018

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Alberta’s farms and ranches are home to so much more than livestock and crops. There’s dung beetles, deer, crocuses, spruce trees and countless wildlife species living on agricultural land. In fact, the more diverse a farm or ranch is in plants and animals the more agricultural producers benefit. It is a win-win for producers and ecosystems. Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Little Loaves Farm and Organic Alberta are hosting a pay-what-you-can ($10 or less) workshop on how producers can protect, boost and benefit from biodiversity on their land. Limited spots are available. Register now: Date: Saturday June 23rd Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm … Continue reading June 23: Sundre, AB – Farming with Biodiversity Workshop

South Okanagan Farm Tours, Summer 2018

Posted by Moss Dance on May 10, 2018

South Okanagan Farm Tours

Hay South Okanagan farmers, foodies, and farm-curious folk: we have an awesome line up of South Okanagan farm tours and potlucks coming your way this summer! WHY ATTEND SOUTH OKANAGAN FARM TOURS? Joining in regional farm tours is a great way to meet other farmers and build community — so join us for one (or all!) of our upcoming farm tours! YA farm events are a great way to get connected! Are you looking for land to farm? A community to grow into? Thinking of moving to the South Okanagan? This is a great way to meet other farmers, nerd out about farming, and learn about the unique … Continue reading South Okanagan Farm Tours, Summer 2018

JUNE 10: Oliver, BC – Forbes Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on May 08, 2018

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Forbes Farm is on 13 acres in Oliver, BC, and is a very diverse operation of vegetables, tree fruits, berries, herbs, nuts, apiary, and livestock. Join Gord and Steven on this tour of the farm and learn about their wetland conservation, and diverse production methods and practices. Their farm was the first in the Okanagan to plant almonds, and now the trees are in full production at 12-14 years old. They were told the trees would never survive, but they tried anyways and proved naysayers wrong! Their farm is a testament to their “let’s try it” attitude with a broad … Continue reading JUNE 10: Oliver, BC – Forbes Farm Tour & Potluck

May 27: Cawston, BC – Farmersdotter Organics Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on May 03, 2018

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From garlic cultivation to bread, touring Farmersdotter Organics in Cawston, BC, is a chance to learn about crop rotations, soil health, and more! ABOUT FARMERSDOTTER ORGANICS Farmersdotter Organics is a certified organic farm in Cawston, BC specializing in growing garlic and making naturally leavened bread. This farm tour will focus on garlic production, and we’ll also get a chance to check out their wood fired bread oven. The farm has been growing garlic for 7 years, and has developed a four year crop rotation cycle to keep their soil in peak condition. This farm tour will be a great opportunity to get … Continue reading May 27: Cawston, BC – Farmersdotter Organics Farm Tour & Potluck

June 24: Cawston, BC – Organic Only Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on May 03, 2018

Organic Only Farm

Is your dream all about farming alone and making a living on a small-scale farm? Meet Emilie at Organic Only Farm for a tour on June 24 in Cawston! How much can one person grow (with a bit of help here and there) and make a living? Organic Only is a small scale farm working to answer that question. In season 4, on 3/4 of an acre of leased land, Emilie faces the challenges that organic growing and mother nature present. Emilie is demonstrating that one can start a farm alone and make a living on the land. When: 4-7pm, Sunday, June 24th, 2018 Where: Organic … Continue reading June 24: Cawston, BC – Organic Only Farm Tour & Potluck

April 28: Lacombe, AB – Clean Energy and Project Financing Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 17, 2018

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Clean, renewable sources of energy are a perfect fit for Alberta’s farms and ranches. Agricultural producers work hard to care for the land that supports their livelihood, families and communities. Farmers and ranchers deserve a type of energy production that does the same. Rural Routes to Climate Solutions is holding a full-day workshop in Lacombe on the clean energy options available to producers and how producers can access funding to get these types of projects off the ground. Presenters from industry, research groups and financial institutions will be on hand to answer questions on the financial payoffs of wind and … Continue reading April 28: Lacombe, AB – Clean Energy and Project Financing Workshop