Blog Category: Farm Tour

APRIL 22-23: CRESTON, BC – Soil Workshop and Field Training in Creston & the East Shore

Posted by Paris Marshall Smith on April 17, 2017

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Join in this field-based workshop in Creston & District to experience different soils and crop production environments! The workshop will travel to Herbada Farm, a commercial dairy farm on the Creston Flats; Cartwheel Farm, an organic market vegetable farm in Erickson; Twisted Roots, a four season community greenhouse in Crawford Bay; Yasodhara Ashram, an organic market garden; and Kootenay Honey Berry Farm, an emerging buckwheat, blueberry and honey farm. Fields Forward is excited to welcome educators Bill and Laticia Chapman to our region. Bill is an agrologist with the Ministry of Forest, Land and Natural Resource Operations. Currently based in Williams Lake, Bill has … Continue reading APRIL 22-23: CRESTON, BC – Soil Workshop and Field Training in Creston & the East Shore

April 23: Enderby, BC – Enderberry Farm Tour & Hoop House Demo

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on April 12, 2017

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Where: Enderberry Farm, 64 Springbend Road, Enderby, BC V0E 1V3 When: 1:00-4:00pm, Sunday April 23rd, 2017 What to bring: A snack to share! Extra shovels, levels, and long measuring tapes would be useful, but are not required. Join us for a tour of our farm, and then a hands on “workbee” to set up a new propagation hoop house. We’ll be able to get the site “level” and square, anchors in, and ribs up. We may or may not have time to get the plastic on.   I’m not an expert, but we just put up a 90ft hoop house.  It is … Continue reading April 23: Enderby, BC – Enderberry Farm Tour & Hoop House Demo

Sept 24-25: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Fall Farm Days at K&M Farms

Posted by Moss Dance on September 14, 2016

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K&M Farm Event Come see how K&M Farms raises chickens and turkeys outdoors! September 24 & 25, 10AM-4PM both days 28494 Maclure Rd, Abbotsford, BC 604-857-8912 Hay Wagon Farm Tour Cooking Demo Tastings Petting Zoo Baby Chicks! The hay wagon tour will show visitors all stages of our outdoor production system. There will be day old turkeys for people so see and cuddle. The hay ride will first show how the young turkeys need extra heat and how we transition or acclimatize them to outside temperatures before moving them to the pasture. In the pasture they will see the movable … Continue reading Sept 24-25: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Fall Farm Days at K&M Farms

Sept 17: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Practicum Open House + YA/VUFS Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on September 08, 2016

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The 2017 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture – APPLY NOW!   OPEN HOUSE, Sept 17th, and YA/VUFS potluck in evening. Don’t miss this fantastic farm event! **Come to our OPEN HOUSE, Sept 17th – UBC Farm – to learn more and meet current practicum students and staff (see details below)**   Have you ever dreamed of having your own small farm, a small cottage, fresh eggs from your chickens, growing, healthy organic vegetables and fruits?  If so, then maybe it’s time to stop dreaming, and take action!  Make your dream a reality by enrolling in the 2017 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable … Continue reading Sept 17: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Practicum Open House + YA/VUFS Potluck

SEPT 24: Salt Spring Island – Contra Dance at Bullock Lake Farm with The Merry McKentys

Posted by Moss Dance on August 25, 2016

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Join us for a farmtastic evening at Bullock Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island for a farm tour, potluck dinner and Contra Dance till-you-drop with our favourite coastal old-timey band, The Merry McKentys! When: Saturday September 24 4:00PM Farm tour 5:30PM Potluck dinner – Please bring a dish to share and your own dishes to eat with 🙂 7:00PM Contra Dance with the Merry McKentys! Where: Bullock Lake Farm, 360 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island TICKETS: http://bullocklakecontradance.brownpapertickets.com * All proceeds go to the musicians About Bullock Lake Farm   Bullock Lake Farm is a small, first-generation family farm specializing in organic produce, flowers, and pastured meats. … Continue reading SEPT 24: Salt Spring Island – Contra Dance at Bullock Lake Farm with The Merry McKentys

Sept 10: Young Agrarians Mixer at Fork in the Rowed Farms – Lethbridge, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 01, 2016

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Farm Tour, Speakers,  Demos,  Food & Live Music! If you’re an aspiring farmer, current farmer, seasoned farmer, gardener or you’re a food lover that just loves to hang out with farmers (who isn’t?), we’re hosting an event for you. When: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 Time: 3:00pm (sharp) – Farm Tour Start & Speakers to Follow 6:30pm –  Supper Into the Evening –  Music, Mingling and Hanging Out! Who: An event for EVERYONE interested in learning about sustainable farming and growing techniques. Open to all ages and levels of farming experience. Location: Fork in the Rowed Farms 211052 township 9-0a, Lethbridge county​​ (See map)  Cost: $25/person … Continue reading Sept 10: Young Agrarians Mixer at Fork in the Rowed Farms – Lethbridge, AB

Oct 8: Pender Island, BC – Pender Island Farm Tour – Twin Island Cidery & Valley Home Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on July 29, 2016

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Jump on the ferry and check out two sweet Pender Island farms! Join Katie Selbee and Matthew Vasilev for a farm tour of Twin Island Cider – a farm-based cidery and orchard in its first year.  We’ll walk the heritage orchard, the new cider variety orchard, and chat apples, craft cider, grafting, and all of the triumphs and frustrations of a start-up farm business based on a value-added product. BYO lunch picnic & social will happen in the orchard after the tour! After touring Twin Island & enjoying a picnic BYO lunch, we’ll head over to visit Ben Kadel & Roland Maurice … Continue reading Oct 8: Pender Island, BC – Pender Island Farm Tour – Twin Island Cidery & Valley Home Farm

AUG 14: KELOWNA, BC – Summerhill Farm Tour + Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on July 19, 2016

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Date: August 14, 2016, 3:00-9:00PM (farm tour @ 4:00PM, potluck to follow) Address: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, 4870 Chutelake Rd, Kelowna, BC Bring a dish to share! Join Gabe Cipes, Permaculture designer and Biodynamicist with Jade Shaman, master gardener/carpenter for a farm tour of Summerhill Pyramid Winery. This special farm is more than a winery! The farm tour will give you a chance to check out the vineyards, forest gardens, culinary gardens, glass house nursery, Pit house/Kekuli, bees and chickens. The tour starts at 4pm and will be followed by a potluck gathering at the estate house looking over the lake and vineyards. Farm Tour, Potluck, Conversation Gabe has been involved … Continue reading AUG 14: KELOWNA, BC – Summerhill Farm Tour + Potluck

Aug 20: Sunnie Valley Farm Tour and Potluck, Westlock, Alberta

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 16, 2016

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Are you thinking about or in the process of starting a farm? Are you an established farmer looking to work with a young farmer? Learn about how the Sheehans at Sunnie Valley Farm have created enterprises on their farm to support the next generation of farmers. Note: This day is for aspiring, new farmers and seasoned farmers! If you are a consumer who wants to see the farm, please join us on Sunday for Open Farm Days.  When: August 20th  – Farm Tour at 2:00 pm & Potluck at 5:30 pm Where: From Westlock take Hwy 44 north to Sunniebend road. Turn … Continue reading Aug 20: Sunnie Valley Farm Tour and Potluck, Westlock, Alberta

Aug 3: Castor, AB Holistic Management Workshop Planning for Success into the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 14, 2016

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Are you interested in nutrient-dense food for you and your family? Are you a farmer or livestock producer interested in learning how to successfully transfer ownership of your farm or ranch to the younger generation? Do you want to learn how we can heal our land with a healthier food system? Redtail Farms Day is part of Holistic Management International’s Open Gate Learning Series. Open Gates are peer-to-peer action-based learning days with short presentations and small group exercises geared for participants to share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced facilitators and producers. Holistic Management works with nature, not against it. We … Continue reading Aug 3: Castor, AB Holistic Management Workshop Planning for Success into the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers