Farm Tours & Potlucks, Workshops, Mixers and Socials

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Young Agrarians collaborates regularly with farmers and farm organizations to offer an on-going, community building event series. Since we were born January 2012, the network has coordinated 148 events representing 1000’s of farmers organizing to build community across Canada! Get in touch with us if you would like to co-host a Young Agrarians event: farm@youngagrarians.org.

2017 Community Calendar:

August 20: RICHMOND, BC – 9th Annual Garlic Festival at Terra Nova Park

August 20: SUNDRE, AB – Film Screening Look & See a Portrait of Wendell Berry at Kettle Crossing Farm

August 30: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Tour & Potluck

Sept 10: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Twin Island Cider Harvest Tour + Tasting

Sept 12: CALGARY, AB – cityFARMed

Sept 14, 28; Oct 12, 27; Nov 9: VANCOUVER, BC – Feeding Growth Workshop Series for Food Entrepreneurs

Sept 16: VICTORIA, BC – Lohbrunner Farm Tour & Land Stewardship Models for the Future

SEPT 21: SAANICH, BC – Healing Farm Tour & Organic Certification Talk with IOPA

October 12: VICTORIA, BC – Youth Food Conference with CRFAIR’s Youth Food Network

 

EVENTS BLOG


AUG 20: PEMBERTON, BC – Slow Food Cycle

Posted by Moss Dance on August 17, 2017

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On August 20, join the 13th annual Slow Food Cycle’s celebration of food, farmers, and the joys of biking! Where: Pemberton Meadows Road at the location of the old Pemberton Community Centre. Look for School District 48’s Bus Garage and Playing Fields just north west of the Village of Pemberton. When: 9 AM to 3 PM on Sunday, August 20 Cost: $5 per person / $20 per family (up to 6 members) / Free – Children 5 and under About the Slow Food Cycle The 13th annual Slow Food Cycle Sunday presented by Pemberton Valley Supermarket is an opportunity to connect — town folk and … Continue reading AUG 20: PEMBERTON, BC – Slow Food Cycle

SEPT 21: SAANICH, BC – Healing Farm Tour & Organic Certification Talk with IOPA

Posted by Moss Dance on August 17, 2017

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We are excited to share this event from Islands Organic Producers Association (IOPA)! To celebrate National Organic Week, IOPA will be hosting a farm tour and discussion about organic certification at Healing Farm in W̱SÁNEĆ Territory (Saanich, BC) on September 21. Learn About Organic Certification on the Farm In celebration of Organic Week, join us for a free farm tour of certified organic Healing Farm in Saanich BC! Learn more about what it takes to achieve organic certification, the benefits and challenges, land and animal stewardship, and how organic farming contributes to the big picture of sustainability. New and transitioning FARMERS … Continue reading SEPT 21: SAANICH, BC – Healing Farm Tour & Organic Certification Talk with IOPA

AUG 30: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on August 03, 2017

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Join us at Amara Farm for a tour, potluck, and socializing with fellow farmers, gardeners, and farm curious folk. We are all Young Agrarians at heart so don’t be deterred if you are an older Young Agrarian 🙂 Please bring a dish to share and your own beverages. Eating surfaces and utensils are available at the farm. Feel free to bring along an instrument and maybe a sing-along will happen! WHEN: August 30 from 5:30-10:00PM 6:00PM Farm tour 7:00PM Potluck 8:00PM-10:00PM Song circle and socializing! WHERE: Amara Farm, 2641 Kirby Rd Courtenay, BC, V9J 1T3 PLEASE NOTE: Children are welcome! Please leave … Continue reading AUG 30: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Tour & Potluck

FILM NIGHT: Sundre, AB – Look & See A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 01, 2017

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On August 20th, join us for a film screening and potluck at Kettle Crossing Farm. Be inspired by the great Wendell Berry and meet local, ecological farmers. When: August 20th, 2017 | Potluck at 6:00pm | Film at 8:00pm Where: Kettle Crossing Farm, 32241 range road 54 Mountain View County, AB. Click to view map.  What to Bring: Bring your best potluck dish, bring your story about sustainable food and farming and bring friends! RSVP to alberta@youngagrarians.org (Space is limited!) About the Film: LOOK & SEE is a cinematic portrait of farmer and writer Wendell Berry. Through his eyes, we see both the changing landscapes of rural America in the era of … Continue reading FILM NIGHT: Sundre, AB – Look & See A Portrait of Wendell Berry

AUG 7: ALDERGROVE, BC – Glorious Organics Farming Together Tour

Posted by Moss Dance on July 25, 2017

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Come and visit Glorious Organics to forage the wild, learn about co-operative farming, and visit Belle de Boskoop Forge! Several of the farmers who work on Fraser Common Farm will be on the farm to discuss and share about their farm operations. WHERE: Glorious Organics at Fraser Common Farm, 1322 256th Street, Aldergrove, BC, V4W 2J4 WHEN: Monday, August 7 from 3:00-8:00PM 3:00PM Farm tours, foraging, and blacksmithing demos! 5:30PM Potluck feast 6:30PM Discussions about co-operative farms, community building and more! Want to carpool? Or see who’s going? Check out the Facebook event! Please bring a dish to share and tools to eat with! … Continue reading AUG 7: ALDERGROVE, BC – Glorious Organics Farming Together Tour

SEPT 10: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Twin Island Cider Harvest Tour + Tasting

Posted by Moss Dance on July 11, 2017

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Join cider makers Matthew and Katie at Twin Island Cider for an orchard & cidery tour, a demo of two traditional pressing methods, a honey bee talk by a local beekeeper, and by-donation cider tasting. Bring a small dish to share and tools to eat with if you’d like to join us for a (weather dependent) potluck dinner in the orchard afterwards. WHEN:  Sunday, September 10, 1PM-4PM (Potluck to follow) WHERE: Twin Island Cider, 5601 Lupin Rd, Pender Island, BC REGISTER: Cider tasting, by donation: http://twinislandciderfarmtour.brownpapertickets.ca About Twin Island Cider Twin Island Cider is a small, land-based cidery on Pender Island. Last year … Continue reading SEPT 10: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Twin Island Cider Harvest Tour + Tasting

JULY 16 & SEPT 10: Edmonton, AB – Northlands Urban Farm Tour

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 11, 2017

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A Farm In the Heart of the City! The southwest corner of our campus is home to the Northlands Urban Farm, a 31,200 square-foot farm dedicated to producing local and sustainable food. Operated by Lactuca Corp., the farm offers a unique opportunity for locals and tourists coming to Edmonton to experience the realities of a commercial farm right here in the heart of the city . Producing a broad array of hard-to-come-by varietals—from lettuce, herbs and garlic to heirloom tomatoes and carrots—the produce Lactuca grows is sold at the 124 Grand Market, French Quarter Grand Market, and Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ … Continue reading JULY 16 & SEPT 10: Edmonton, AB – Northlands Urban Farm Tour

SEPT 17: VICTORIA, BC – Lohbrunner Farm Tour and Land Stewardship Models for the Future

Posted by Moss Dance on July 10, 2017

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Join us at Lohbrunner Community Farm for a farm tour, discussion on cooperatively managing farmland, potluck, and a work party! Learn more about our unique model for stewarding land, and for farmers to gain access to farm land. During the farm tour, we will talk about this model—the land is held in trust by Farm Folk City Folk, managed by the Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op (LCFC). Farmland parcels are leased by individual farmers. After this tour and discussion we will share a potluck meal, and then get our hands dirty for an hour or two! Details of the work party TBA. WHEN: Sunday, September 17, … Continue reading SEPT 17: VICTORIA, BC – Lohbrunner Farm Tour and Land Stewardship Models for the Future

AUG 1 & SEPT 12: Edmonton and Calgary – cityFARMed

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 10, 2017

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Interested in producing food commercially?  Want to learn more about small scale farming in the city? Check out these two field days with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry as we tour some of the leading urban farms in Alberta. You’ll learn best practices for producing food for profit in the city, some of the challenges involved, and navigating relationships with neighbours. Time to network and ask questions abound! Registration Information Dates: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Edmonton Registration deadline – July 25 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Calgary Registration deadline – September 5 Time: Registration – 11:30 a.m. Lunch – 12 noon Tour … Continue reading AUG 1 & SEPT 12: Edmonton and Calgary – cityFARMed

AUG 13: KELOWNA, BC – Morning Dove Gardens Farm Tour & Potluck Social

Posted by Moss Dance on July 10, 2017

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Join us at Morning Dove Gardens in Kelowna, BC for a farm tour & potluck social! Please bring a dish to share and tools to eat with. When: Sunday August 13th, 4:30pm – 9:00pm (potluck starts at 6:00pm) Where: Morning Dove Gardens, 1945 Heimlich Road, Kelowna, BC   About Morning Dove Gardens Morning Dove Gardens is a 4 acre bio-dynamic farm situated in the Mission area of Kelowna, BC—surrounded by picturesque willows, year round creeks, marsh land, forest and some of the most fertile soil in BC. The farm is rich in bio-diversity, with fruit trees, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, walnuts, hazelnuts, heritage breed chickens, a small … Continue reading AUG 13: KELOWNA, BC – Morning Dove Gardens Farm Tour & Potluck Social