Blog Category: Workshops

The Path from Farm to Table at the Basin Food and Buyers Expo in Nelson, BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 03, 2019

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On November 29, 2018, the inaugural Food and Buyers Expo hosted by Columbia Basin Trust took place in Nelson, BC. The event brought together hundreds of people involved in food production, distribution and sales from across the region to participate in a day-long series of activities including workshops involving panel sessions, a networking luncheon and a trade expo. The Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Hailey Troock, had the opportunity to moderate the workshop entitled the “Path from Farm to Table”. This particular workshop was facilitated by Greg McLaren, the Managing Director of Farm | Food | Drink. The Food and Buyers Expo … Continue reading The Path from Farm to Table at the Basin Food and Buyers Expo in Nelson, BC

JAN 21, 2019: KIMBERLEY, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 19, 2018

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Join us for a workshop with the legendary Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm, on preventing burnout and increasing farm profits with less waste and work. Ben has inspired thousands to increase efficiency on their farms, and now he’s coming to BC to share his knowledge! No matter where you are at in your farming journey or what type of farm you operate, these “lean” principles can help you streamline and maximize your time. WHEN: Monday, January 21, 2019 from 1:00-6:00 PM WHERE:  Ktunaxa Territories – Centre 64 Theatre – 64 Deer Park Ave, Kimberley, BC COST:  Sliding scale $25-50.  All funds raised go … Continue reading JAN 21, 2019: KIMBERLEY, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

JAN 26-27, 2019: FORT ST. JOHN, BC – Chris Bodnar on Co-op Development & Farm Business Management

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 19, 2018

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Grow Series with Chris Bodnar on Co-op Development & Farm Business Management Join us for two days of exciting workshops with Chris Bodnar of Close to Home Organics, in partnership with NEAT Northern Co-Hort.  WHEN: January 26-27, 9am-4pm WHERE: Treaty 8 Territory | Northern Grand Hotel, 9830 100 Ave, Fort St. John, B.C. COST: Sliding Scale $25-$50. All funds raised go towards Young Agrarians programming. Thank you for your support! Work trades are available – contact Michi at community@youngagrarians.org REGISTER: https://chrisbodnarfortstjohn2019.brownpapertickets.com ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/2233592653521911/ WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS Co-operatives in Agriculture Saturday, January 26th, 9am-4pm Introduction to the Co-operative Model in Agriculture: Co-operatives have … Continue reading JAN 26-27, 2019: FORT ST. JOHN, BC – Chris Bodnar on Co-op Development & Farm Business Management

Jan 25-26, 2019: SURREY – Regenerative Agriculture & Soil Health Workshop

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 10, 2018

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Intensive 2-day Workshop on Regenerative Agriculture and Soil Health What: An intensive 2-day workshop on Regenerative Agriculture and Soil Health When: January 25 – 26 2019 Where: Surrey, BC This workshop has a limited capacity of 30 participants. What this workshop offers With the workshop’s heavy focus on regenerative agriculture and soil health, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to appropriately engage with their water management systems while promoting plant fertility governed mainly by soil biology. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of: Farm planning and management Streamlining farming operations with regenerative design Water management and farm hydrology Fundamentals of soil ecology and microbiology’s role in plant production Integrated pest management and promotion of biodiversity … Continue reading Jan 25-26, 2019: SURREY – Regenerative Agriculture & Soil Health Workshop

JAN 20, 2019: VICTORIA, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 07, 2018 2 Comments

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Join us for a workshop with the legendary Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm, on preventing burnout and increasing farm profits with less waste and work. Ben has inspired thousands to increase efficiency and profitability on their farms, and now he’s coming to BC to share his knowledge! Ben and his wife earn a comfortable living from 1/2 acre of cultivated land working less than 35 hours per week. All kinds of farms can benefit from these lean principles, not just market gardens! WHEN: Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 1:00-6:00 PM WHERE:  Coast Salish Territory – Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street, … Continue reading JAN 20, 2019: VICTORIA, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

JAN 19-20, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Metro Vancouver Mixer with Ben Hartman

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 06, 2018

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Join us for our Metro Vancouver Mixer in Langley, B.C. in partnership with the Langley Small Farm Network for two days of farm workshops & networking! Saturday kicks off with a workshop from the legendary Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm book, titled “Market Gardening with Lean: Earn a Comfortable Living with Less Waste and Work”. Ben has inspired thousands of farmers to increase efficiency and profitability on their farms, and he’s coming to BC to share his knowledge! In the evening we will share a potluck meal, stories, and celebrate our local farming community with farmer slideshows. On Sunday, Mount Krumpit Farm and Zaklan Heritage Farm … Continue reading JAN 19-20, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Metro Vancouver Mixer with Ben Hartman

EVENT RECAP: Young Agrarians Columbia Basin Land Linking Workshop

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 08, 2018

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On Saturday, October 27th, 30 landowners and current and prospective farmers converged on the Creston & District Community Complex to talk land access, lease agreements and farming in the Columbia Basin. We saw a great turnout of both farmers looking for land and landowners, and the event welcomed a good mix of new and experienced farmers, including some farmers who are currently leasing or had leased land previously. People came out from as far as Shore Acres, Cranbrook, Harrop and Nelson and there was great local participation from Creston. Activities kicked off at 1pm with an introduction circle and networking … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Young Agrarians Columbia Basin Land Linking Workshop

Updates from the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 20, 2018

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Towards a Working Model for a Robust Regional Food Security Network On September 21st a group of representatives from the food, farming and policy worlds of the Central Kootenays converged on the Sunshine Bay Retreat Centre in Harrop for a day-long retreat consisting of two field trips to local farms, the regularly-scheduled council meeting, as well as a focus group. Columbia Basin Land Matcher Hailey Troock went along to get a taste of what’s happening on the policy side of the local food and farming scene.  The focus group, led by Katrina Lehenbrauer – a consultant with Interior Health, sought to provide insight into a … Continue reading Updates from the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council

Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 16, 2018

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Are you overwhelmed & paralyzed by the complexity of designing & managing land in a way that is ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient, & actually enjoyable? Join us for a 1.5 hour online webinar that will discuss the 5 steps that primary producers and homesteaders should take in order to design and implement the property of their dreams. At the end of the webinar, we will talk about the 6-day Holistic Land Design course that we are hosting with PCBFA , the County of Grand Prairie, and the MD of Greenview. Make sure to bring any questions you have … Continue reading Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Our new Central B.C. Coordinator is looking for your input!

Posted by Sara Dent on October 14, 2018

MEET YOUR CENTRAL B.C. COORDINATOR: Robin Hunt is a market gardener from the Cariboo Region of B.C. She is excited to join the Young Agrarians team and work with farmers around the region. She currently farms with her husband Johan Bos at Big Rock Ranch in Buffalo Creek, B.C. Here they raise free range heritage chickens rotationally on pasture, run a mixed fruit/vegetable market garden and tiny home B&B, with a large focus on animal welfare and soil health. They feel strongly about building community, their local economy and supporting it by investing locally. Questions? Get in touch with Robin here:  centralbc@youngagrarians.org WILLIAMS LAKE … Continue reading Our new Central B.C. Coordinator is looking for your input!