Blog Category: Events

Tamara Ranch Tour Recap & Announcement of the Winners of the Grazing Olympics!

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 20, 2017

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Tamara Ranch is an amazing hub for those wanting to nerd out on gardening and grazing! Home to Prairie Pastured Gold Meats, Field to Fork Pasture Poultry and Steel Pony Farms we had a jam-packed tour with these amazing farmers. “I like to describe a garden tour like coming to a party. If you come and tour it in the late fall, its a bit like coming to the party at 2am when things are winding down and you’re crawling over sleepy people to find a place to sit and can scarcely find a beer around. When you come in June, its like coming … Continue reading Tamara Ranch Tour Recap & Announcement of the Winners of the Grazing Olympics!

JULY 9: VANCOUVER, BC – Integrated Pest Management Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on June 16, 2017

Integrated Pest Management Workshop

Integrated Pest Management Workshop | Presented by Vancouver Urban Farming Society & Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) July 9th, 2017  |  1:00 to 2:30 pm  |  Fresh Roots Urban Farm, Vancouver  |  $10 Explore pests on the farm and get practical tips on improving your pest management! Kiara Jack of E.S. Cropconsult will lead an in-field lesson on common pests, the importance of plant diversity, and organic pest control options. Participants will get hands-on experience with identifying garden insects and diseases and monitoring techniques. Location We’ll be using one of the Fresh Roots Urban Farm locations in Vancouver as our … Continue reading JULY 9: VANCOUVER, BC – Integrated Pest Management Workshop

JULY 2: VANCOUVER, BC – Body Mechanics for Farmers Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on June 14, 2017

Body Mechanics for Farmers

Body Mechanics for Farmers Workshop – Presented by Vancouver Urban Farming Society July 2nd, 2017  |  2:00 to 4:00 pm  |  Strathcona Park, Vancouver  |  $10 As a farmer, your body is your most important tool! It is a body that has an indispensable task, to work the land and bring food to the community, family and self. Join physiotherapist Nam Do for a class on proper body mechanics, tool use, and avoiding injury to keep you and your body farming with pleasure for a long time. This workshop is open to all. Location We’ll be meeting at the entrance … Continue reading JULY 2: VANCOUVER, BC – Body Mechanics for Farmers Workshop

JULY 16: CASTOR, AB – Redtail Farms Riparian Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 14, 2017

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Looking for ideas on what to do with that spot that’s too wet to farm? Interested in building your farm’s resilience to flooding and droughts while improving water quality within the greater watershed? Join Luke Wonneck from the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society for a hands-on workshop on establishing and managing riparian forest buffers. You will gain skills in understanding what’s going on in your riparian area, what (if anything) needs to be done about it, and how to design forest buffers that provide valuable ecosystem services for your farm (e.g. bank stabilization, water filtration, pollinator habitat, food products, etc.). … Continue reading JULY 16: CASTOR, AB – Redtail Farms Riparian Workshop

JULY 16: SAANICH, BC – Little Mountain Farm Tour + Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on June 09, 2017

Little Mountain Farm Tour Potluck

Come spend your Sunday afternoon at Little Mountain Farm! Enjoy a farm tour and potluck, and visit with other farmy and foodie folks. The farm tour begins at 12:00PM and will be followed by a potluck lunch around 1:00PM. WHEN: Sunday, July 16 from noon-4PM WHERE: Little Mountain Farm, 4658 Cordova Bay Road, Saanich, BC Bring a dish to share and tools to eat with! JOIN the Facebook event here! Feel free to stay and enjoy the afternoon in the orchard – we might get into some good conversations about the joys of collaboration and how we can use our skills and resources … Continue reading JULY 16: SAANICH, BC – Little Mountain Farm Tour + Potluck

June 22: DELTA, BC – Earthwise Society Summer Solstice Event & AGM

Posted by Moss Dance on June 07, 2017

Earthwise Society Summer Solstice

Celebrate the longest day of the year and 35 years of cultivating sustainable communities with Earthwise at our Summer Solstice Event & AGM! We have a lot of new and exciting initiatives to share, from our Don’t Mow, Grow urban food plots to new nature therapy programs to habitat restoration in Agassiz. WHEN: June 22, 7pm to sunset WHERE: Earthwise Society Demonstration Garden, 6400 3rd Avenue, Delta, BC V4L 1B1 GET TICKETS The short official AGM will be followed by a classy farm-style drinks & cheese social at 8pm. Twilight Farm Tour To pay homage to the longest day of the year, … Continue reading June 22: DELTA, BC – Earthwise Society Summer Solstice Event & AGM

July 15: Sturgeon County, AB – Haskap Orchard Tour & Tasting

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 05, 2017

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Join Rosy Farms for a fun filled, educational afternoon and evening learning all about haskaps fruit and ecological, farming practices! We will be moving through Rosy Farms, explaining our story, their super fruit health benefits, how haskaps grow and where the industry is going. Learn about Alberta orchard methodology, establishment and longevity. As well participate in a Haskap tasting! Even with 2017 being only our second year, come enjoy fruit from the farm. Following the tour we will be filming parts of a crowd funding, promotion video. Finishing off with and evening potluck and social. There is plenty of space … Continue reading July 15: Sturgeon County, AB – Haskap Orchard Tour & Tasting

June 21-22: Ferintosh, AB – Soil Health Masterclass with Nicole Masters

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 02, 2017

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Interested in digging deeper to improve soil health? Join agroecologist Nicole Masters, Integrity Soils, for a surprising and revealing look at your most valuable asset… your soil. Workshop Topics Deepen your understanding of soil health and soil microbes The vital role of soil microbes in building resilience Enhancing water, carbon and nutrient cycles Using soil organisms and/or livestock to lift microbial function on the land Soil detective tools Download & print workshop poster here for more details! About Nicole Masters Nicole Masters, director of Integrity Soils, is an agro-ecologist with over 17 years’ extensive practical and theoretical experience in regenerative … Continue reading June 21-22: Ferintosh, AB – Soil Health Masterclass with Nicole Masters

July 22: Agassiz, BC – Farms Cycle Tour

Posted by Darcy Smith on June 01, 2017

Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour

Come join us for a day in the country on bike, July 22, 2017! The leisurely self-guided Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour provides an educational and culinary experience exploring many farms; some that are open to the public for this day only! The tour gives a rare chance to meet the farmers and learn about agriculture, pick up fresh produce in the spectacular Fraser Valley.  The cycle tour is approximately 25 km along flat public roadways.  Start and finish your slow cycle any time between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. To register or for more information visit www.fraservalleycycletours.com.