Farm Tours & Potlucks, Workshops, Mixers and Socials2018 May - Events Banner Canada Impact

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 181 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.

Community Calendar:

AUG 17: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Bullock Lake Farm Contra Dance with the Merry McKentys

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

AUG 26: SAANICH, BC – Vancouver Island Feast of Fields

SEPT 1: POUCE COUPE, BC – Wildwood Farm Tour

SEPT 9: SURREY, BC – Zaklan Heritage Farm 

SEPT 9: VANCOUVER, BC – Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields, UBC Farm

SEPT 14: SALMO, BC – Salix and Sedge Farm Tour & Potluck Social

SEPT 15: MEADOWBROOK, BC – For the Love of Bread! With Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living

SEPT 29: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Movie Night & Potluck


 

EVENTS BLOG


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

Posted by Moss Dance on August 09, 2018

Zaklan Heritage Farm

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-DEC 2018: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Workshops

Posted by Seth Friedman on August 01, 2018

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UBC Farm is excited to announce that registration for the second half of our 2018 workshop series is now open! The UBC Farm hosts a wide range of workshops covering everything from gardening and seed saving to herbal medicine, weaving, fermenting, foraging, and much more.  All of our workshops are beginner friendly and open to everyone. Check out our upcoming workshops below, or visit our website: ubcfarm.bc.ca We suggest registering early as our workshops have limited seats and often sell out—to register for any of our workshops, please click the link of the workshop you are interested in below and find the registration … Continue reading AUG-DEC 2018: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Workshops

AUG 17: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Bullock Lake Farm Contra Dance

Posted by Moss Dance on July 31, 2018

Bullock Lake Farm Contra Dance 2018

Hey farmers and foodies, get your dancing shoes on! We’re teaming up with Bullock Lake Farm and the Merry McKentys to host a contra dance in the barn! WHEN: Friday, August 17, 2018 Noon-8PM: Bullock Lake Farm Stand & Pizza are open all afternoon and into the evening 7:30-10:30M Contra Dance with the Merry McKentys WHERE: Bullock Lake Farm, 360 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC TICKETS: $15 on Brown Paper Tickets or at the door (ticket price includes dance admission, pizza sold separately.) Space is limited, so we recommend getting your tickets in advance! Questions? Email Moss at westcoast@youngagrarians.org. WHAT IS A CONTRA … Continue reading AUG 17: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Bullock Lake Farm Contra Dance

SEPT 29: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Movie Night & Harvest Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on July 27, 2018

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Harvest time on the farm… what could be more beautiful? Join us at Amara Farm on Saturday, September 29 for a movie night in the greenhouse, and a fabulous harvest potluck! We’ll be excited to announce the movie line-up soon. WHEN: Sept 29, 2018 from 5-9:30PM 5:00PM Farm Tour 6:00PM Potluck 7:30PM (ish) Movie Night! WHERE: Amara Farm, 2641 Kirby Rd, Courtenay, BC SHARE: Planning on joining us? Please invite your friends and share our Facebook event! The evening will be hosted in the greenhouse, so please dress warmly, and remember to bring a blanket, something comfy to sit on, a dish to share, … Continue reading SEPT 29: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Movie Night & Harvest Potluck

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

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on July 23, 2018

Sunshine Farm Carrot Field Day

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