Blog Category: Farm Tour

SEPT 9: SURREY, BC: Zaklan Heritage Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on August 09, 2018

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Want to check out Zaklan Heritage Farm, nerd out about farming, while eating delicious things? Gemma and Doug have extended the invite to join them at Zaklan Farm for a farmer hangout and potluck! Here’s what they are offering: “Lets all hang on the farm and eat things and be grateful that August is over. Join us for an evening of shop talk and tasty eats. This is going to be a farmer focused event, as opposed to previous years when it was more of a community event. We want to share some of our new tools and gadgets we’ve got … Continue reading SEPT 9: SURREY, BC: Zaklan Heritage Farm Tour & Potluck

Sept 1: Pouce Coupe, BC: Wildwood Farm Tour

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 09, 2018

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Check out Wildwood Farm where Tim and Linda have been farming organically, and have worked over the years to realize their dreams of using draught horses for nearly all their mechanized farm work. Wildwood Farm is off-grid, using a small solar array to give the farm modest, but adequate supply of power. Included in the tour:  A grain milling demonstration using the horse team Perennial and annual fruit and vegetable gardens, greenhouse, and root cellar Gravity fed water systems Visiting the pastures and fields, the forest, creek, and waterfall. A collaborative discussion on farm succession where Tim and Linda will share their hopes … Continue reading Sept 1: Pouce Coupe, BC: Wildwood Farm Tour

Sept. 15 – Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living Presents: For the love of bread! How we grow grains using biointensive techniques

Posted by Brittny Anderson on August 08, 2018

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Join us at the Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living’s Biointensive Center in Meadowbrook BC (Near Kimberley) for an event themed around bread production! Sharon and James will feature a mini-workshop that details all of the steps they take to grow grains using biointensive techniques. The tour and the workshop will be followed by potluck.  Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 Time: 3:00 pm Location: Biointensive Center, 2371 Thomason Rd in Meadowbrook near Kimberely, BC Directions: Turn on to Thomason Rd and keep straight. Their driveway is on the right just before hideaway kennels. We’ll post signs to make it easy for guests. More about Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living and their Biointensive … Continue reading Sept. 15 – Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living Presents: For the love of bread! How we grow grains using biointensive techniques

Sept. 14 – Salix and Sedge Farm Tour & Potluck Social

Posted by Brittny Anderson on August 08, 2018

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Join us at Salix and Sedge in Salmo, BC for a farm tour & potluck social! Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with and a chair or a blanket. Date: Friday, September 14, 2018 Time: 5:00 pm Location: Salix and Sedge 204 Curwen Road, Salmo More about Salix and Sedge Salix and Sedge  is a certified organic vegetable farm. They grow a wide range of vegetables for their Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program and for selling at the Salmo Valley Farmer’s Market. From radishes and kale to carrots and tomatoes, they have planned a diverse selection for the whole growing season. They … Continue reading Sept. 14 – Salix and Sedge Farm Tour & Potluck Social

AUG 25-26: KOOTENAYS – North Kootenay Lake Multi-Farm Tour

Posted by Brittny Anderson on August 06, 2018

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Join Young Agrarians for a two day, multi-farm tour at the stunning north end of Kootenay Lake (Johnsons Landing, Meadow Creek and Argenta) August 25 & 26, 2018. We will be touring several diverse farms (Animals, Herbs, CSA, Market Gardens, Agritourism),  explore local farm resources in the area and and learn about grizzly bear coexistence solutions from Gillian Saunders. Participants are invited to join us for part of, one or both days. Camping Saturday night is available on a local farm but numbers are limited. The event will start at 10:00 am on both days at 2251 Kootenay Joe Road. Click … Continue reading AUG 25-26: KOOTENAYS – North Kootenay Lake Multi-Farm Tour

AUG 14: KELOWNA, BC – Sunshine Farm Carrot Trial Field Day & Seed Farm Tour

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on July 23, 2018

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Join FarmFolk CityFolk and Young Agrarians for a farm potluck and carrot evaluation field day at Sunshine Farm in Kelowna. At the field day you will have a chance to evaluate 10 varieties of nantes carrots grown side-by-side to see and taste which performed best. You will learn more about why variety trials are important for growing great quality seed and adapting varieties to local conditions, and how you can get involved in a new research network for vegetable variety trial and on-farm plant breeding happening across Canada. We’ll do a quick tasting and evaluation of a selection of nantes carrots … Continue reading AUG 14: KELOWNA, BC – Sunshine Farm Carrot Trial Field Day & Seed Farm Tour

Our New Columbia Basin Coordinator is Seeking Your Input on Events

Posted by Brittny Anderson on July 16, 2018

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Meet your Columbia Basin Program Coordinator, Brittny Anderson Brittny Anderson grew up in the Columbia Basin. She is excited to join the Young Agrarians team and work with farmers around the region. Brittny became deeply passionate about food systems while working as an intern at Bija Vidyapeeth (Earth University) Vandana Shiva’s Biodiversity Conservation Farm in India. Since her internship, she has earned her M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Policy, worked for local governments (RDCK, Town of Creston, City of Cranbrook) and is an entrepreneur. In her free time Brittny loves to garden, cook, hike with her dog and spend time … Continue reading Our New Columbia Basin Coordinator is Seeking Your Input on Events

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