Blog Category: Farm Tour

August 7: Kamloops, BC – Thistle Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on July 05, 2016

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WHEN: August 7, 2016, 4-8PM WHERE: Thistle Farm – 710 Dairy Road, Kamloops, BC  Join YA for a tour of Thistle Farm, 7-acre organic vegetable farm in Kamloops. The evening will start with a farm tour by owner/operator Dieter Dudy, followed by a potluck and Q&A session. The tour will stop by the farm shop and wash station were we get our market vegetables ready for sale. Also, visit the farm poultry: chickens, ducks and geese! Check out the Young Agrarians Thistle Farm Tour event on Facebook! About Thistle Farm Thistle Farm is owned and operated by Dieter Dudy and Debbie Kellogg. … Continue reading August 7: Kamloops, BC – Thistle Farm Tour & Potluck

September 10: CHASE, BC – Golden Ears Farm Annual Corn Roast & YA Farm Tour

Posted by Moss Dance on July 05, 2016

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When: September 10, 2016, 4:00PM-Midnight Join us for Golden Ears Farm’s annual Corn Roast & YA Farm Tour! Golden Ears will deliver on their name and provide delicious sweet corn on the cob – the rest is potluck. There will also be spit-roasted pork available at $5 per person until it runs out. Please bring a dish to share and the table will be set! 4 PM – Farm Tour 6 PM(ish) – Potluck, followed by a Variety Show, music & dancing + silent auction Parking: On the road, along the fenceline, not on the corner. Camping: Folks are welcome to camp in designated spots. Sunday breakfast is each … Continue reading September 10: CHASE, BC – Golden Ears Farm Annual Corn Roast & YA Farm Tour

July 6: Alderlea Farm Tour & Potluck, Duncan, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on July 01, 2016

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Join us for a farm tour & potluck at Alderlea Farm! Alderlea is a mixed Biodynamic farm with a CSA market garden and a farm-to-table cafe. Farmers John & Katy Elrich are inviting Young Agrarians of all ages (young at heart, young in age, etc.) to tour their amazing farm, followed by a potluck and Q&A session. When: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 6:00-9:00PM Where: Alderlea Farm – 3390 Glenora Rd, Duncan, BC (map) Check out the event on Facebook! About Alderlea Farm Alderlea Farm and Cafe is a owned and managed by Katy and John Ehrlich and began in 2003. Currently, they grow produce for their CSA, … Continue reading July 6: Alderlea Farm Tour & Potluck, Duncan, BC

JUNE 26: McKees Mills, NB – FAWN Meetup at Windy Hill Farm

Posted by Bernard Soubry on June 15, 2016

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It’s that time again—after an incredible visit to Wysmykal Farm in May, the Farm Apprentices and Workers Network is heading North to New Brunswick!

July 26: Alameda, SK Holistic Management Workshop Using Grazing Systems to Create Healthy Food and Ecosystems

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 10, 2016

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Topics covered will include holistic decision making, planned grazing, improving wildlife habitat, soil health and conservation practices, forage assessment, and biological monitoring techniques. When: July 26th 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Where: Alameda, SK What: Hosted by Trent and Carolyn Walls and Holistic Management Certified Educators Blain Hjertaas and Kylie McRae 9:30 AM Registration 10:00 Purpose of day overview of HM  – Blain 10:30 Grazing systems and soil health  – Kylie McRae 11:00 How decisions are made  – Trent & Carolyn 11:30 Decision making exercise – Blain 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Healthy Soil and Carbon Sequestration  – Blain 1:30 Tour exercises … Continue reading July 26: Alameda, SK Holistic Management Workshop Using Grazing Systems to Create Healthy Food and Ecosystems

Aug 17: Comox Valley – Fermenting the New Farm Culture

Posted by Moss Dance on June 07, 2016

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Wednesday, August 17 from 4:00-6:00PM Amara Farm – 2641 Kirby Road (map) Join us for a sweet, salty and slightly sour Potluck & FermentTour at Amara Farm on a Wednesday afternoon. Put down your mobile electric fences, hoes, doff the work gloves and fancy up for a field-to-flavour sensation! Live Fermentation Demos! Join two experienced fermenters to learn about: Vegetable ferments with fabulous fermentationist, Lise Batcheller Ginger bug soda flavoured with herbs from your garden and wild foraged plants with seasoned farmer & fermenteuse, Arzeena Hamir. Bring your favourite pickles, sodas, kimchis, krauts and SCOBY’s to share. Or, if you’re new to fermentation … Continue reading Aug 17: Comox Valley – Fermenting the New Farm Culture

July 7: Taber, AB Holistic Management Workshop: 35 yrs of Successful Decisions for Healthy Forages, Family and Finances

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 07, 2016

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Do you care about clean water and the healthy wildlife in your community?  Are you interested in learning how to use livestock to regenerate the land? Shipwheel Feeders Day is hosting a workshop as part of Holisitic Mangement International’s Open Gate Learning Series. When: July 7th 9:00am  – 4:00pm Where: Shipwheel Feeders near Taber, AB (From Taber take Hwy 36 North 4 miles, Turn Right or East on Township Road 104 and go 1 1/4 miles.  Take the second entrance to the first farm on the North side of the road.) Cost: $50/person, ($25 for students). Pre-register here. What to expect: At … Continue reading July 7: Taber, AB Holistic Management Workshop: 35 yrs of Successful Decisions for Healthy Forages, Family and Finances

June 18: Fresh Valley Farms Annual YA Mixer, Armstrong, BC

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on June 01, 2016

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When: June 18, 4 – 10 PM *Special Note*: Please do not bring your dogs to the event as we have on-farm animals that could be disturbed by unfamiliar dogs. Where: 4 PM – Farm tour starts at 1346 Mountain View Road, Armstrong. Meet the pigs, chickens, and see how Fresh Valley Farms functions. 6 PM – Potluck and food happens at the Cub Camp, just a couple km down the road from Fresh Valley Farms, at 1052 Mountain View Road. There is ample parking available, just follow the signs to the field near the Cub Camp. About Fresh Valley … Continue reading June 18: Fresh Valley Farms Annual YA Mixer, Armstrong, BC

June 18: Grassroots Family Farm Tour, Ferintosh, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 27, 2016

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Grassroots Family Farm is a unique diversified 250 acre farm that functions like an ecosystem. Come and see its interconnected sources of revenue AND resilience: Treatment-free honeybees Thriving forest gardens of fruits and nuts Market gardens where pigs till and chickens weed Solar water pumping and gravity irrigation system Grass-fed beef, milk-fed pork and forest-fed chickens 3 KM of swales and 6 million gallons of farther water storage When: June 18th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm What: Farmer and permaculture designer Takota Coen will lead a tour of his family’s farm. Where: Grassroots Family Farm, near Ferintosh, Camrose, County. Detailed Directions will be given upon registration. … Continue reading June 18: Grassroots Family Farm Tour, Ferintosh, AB

June 1: Kloverdalen Farm Tour + BCS Tractor Demo, Courtenay, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on May 01, 2016

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Join Kira Kotilla at shiny, brand new Kloverdalen Farm for a field tour followed by a BCS tractor demo with David Wicklund of Growing Island Growers! David will be demonstrating the Berta Rotary Plow and Flail Mower implements to help Kira prep garlic beds for the fall. All this hard work learning and trying out equipment in the field will be followed by a relaxing snack-potluck & social time where we can connect with farmers & foodies in the Comox Valley. When: Wednesday, June 1, 2:00-5:00PM Where: Kloverdalen Farm – 5109 Rennison Rd at Island Hwy Bring a snack to share for a snacky field potluck! … Continue reading June 1: Kloverdalen Farm Tour + BCS Tractor Demo, Courtenay, BC