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 186 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:

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 15: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Practicum Open House

SEPT 2018-JAN 2019: BC COAST – Various Permaculture Design courses/workshops – permaculturedesign.ca

SEPT 23: EDGEWOOD, BC – Intentional Peasants Horse Plough Demo & Potluck Social!

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

Save the Date! Details to be announced soon. Next round of Land Linking Workshops that will bring together farmland owners and land seekers are scheduled for:

October 20, 2018: OKANAGAN – Women’s Institute, Coldstream, BC

October 27, 2018: COLUMBIA BASIN – Creston & Community Complex, Creston, BC

November 17, 2018: METRO VANCOUVER – George Preston Community Centre, Langley, BC

November 24, 2018: VANCOUVER ISLAND – Cobble Hill Community Hall, Cobble Hill, BC


 

EVENTS BLOG


Oct 12: Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society – Beasley, BC

Posted by Brittny Anderson on September 18, 2018

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Join us at Dutch Girl Peonies in Beasley near Nelson, BC for a tool demonstration with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, farm tour & potluck social! Kootenay Local Agricultural Society Tool Library The Tool Library is a unique resource available to the public. Kootenay Local Agricultural Society (KLAS) members receive a discount.  Tools were carefully selected to ensure they would help farmers be more efficient, but which—because of cost or infrequency of need—farmers wouldn’t buy themselves. The centrepiece is their fleet are BCS walking tractors and implements such as the tiller, rotary plow, and flail mower that quickly prepare soil and incorporate cover crops on farms the use land intensively … Continue reading Oct 12: Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society – Beasley, BC

Oct 24: Terraced Mountain Farming – Farm Tour and Potluck Social – Bonnington, BC

Posted by Brittny Anderson on September 18, 2018

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Join us at Sunshine Herbs near Nelson, BC, for a farm tour focused on terraced mountain farming & a potluck social! Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with and a chair or a blanket. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home. This event is free and open to everyone! Date: Wednesday October 24, 2018 Time: 5:00 pm (we are going to start promptly as the sun will set at 5:40) Location: 3520 Yeatman Road, Bonnington, near Nelson, BC Directions: From Nelson turn right onto South Slocan Village Road, turn right on to Yeatman Road pass Smokey Creek Salvage, go … Continue reading Oct 24: Terraced Mountain Farming – Farm Tour and Potluck Social – Bonnington, BC

October 20, 2018: OKANAGAN Land Link – Coldstream, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 18, 2018

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WANT LAND? GOT LAND? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We want you! 11 am – 4 pm  |  Land Linking Workshop  Networking, Land Access Arrangements, Young Agrarians Land Matching Program, Expert Panel, & more! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. We’ll network, learn about land access, leases and licenses, and the B.C. Land Matching Program, and hear from our expert panel on topics such as housing, finances, and more! You just might find a farmer who can turn your vacant field into a productive … Continue reading October 20, 2018: OKANAGAN Land Link – Coldstream, BC

SEPT 27: VANCOUVER, BC – An Evening of Design with Looby McNamara

Posted by Moss Dance on September 06, 2018

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Everything we do has a ripple effect, and if we respond with a sense of hope and responsibility then those ripples can be enormous and positive. – Looby Macnamara Village Vancouver Presents: An Evening of Design  for life, livelihood, community and culture with Looby Macnamara, Delvin Solkinson and Kym Chi September 27   7 pm – 10 pm World famous teacher, designer and published Author of ‘People and Permaculture’ Looby Macnamara makes her historic first appearance in Canada. An evening of design for everyday people, educators, organizations, businesses, consultants, permaculturalists, government, creatives, leaders, social workers, aid workers, healers and more. … Continue reading SEPT 27: VANCOUVER, BC – An Evening of Design with Looby McNamara

Peace Country Gathering at Wildwood Farm

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 05, 2018

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On Saturday, September 1st a number of Peace Country farmers and friends gathered together at Wildwood Farm near Pouce Coupe, BC. …coming down the fairly long driveway the journey of Tim and Linda’s farm began. The vehicles were left on top of the hill and everyone found their way to gather in front of one of the most beautiful log homes you could imagine. While touring the farm with Linda on foot one discovery was followed by another. Linda showed us her annual and perennial gardens, the wood stove heated greenhouse, the rootcellar tucked within an earthen mound on the … Continue reading Peace Country Gathering at Wildwood Farm

Diggin’ Deeper Into Soil Health Workshop hosted by KBFA & QE

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 31, 2018

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Join the Kootenay and Boundary Farm Advisors and the Quadra Estate in Beaverdell on September 11th for a workshop on soil health. Through this one-day intensive workshop with Nicole Masters of Integrity Soils, you’ll learn how to build soils to reduce the impact of extreme climate and decrease production costs. Participants will learn the fundamentals of soil management and practical skills such as conducting quick on-site assessments to monitor soil health. You can register for this free event here on the KBFA website. Check out the Facebook event for more information!

SEPT 23: EDGEWOOD, BC – Intentional Peasants Horse Plough Demo & Potluck Social!

Posted by Brittny Anderson on August 28, 2018

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Join us at Intentional Peasants near Edgewood, BC for a farm tour, horse plough demonstration & potluck social! The Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Hailey Troock, will be joining us to share more about the program. Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with and a chair or a blanket. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home. Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018 Time: 11:30 am Location: Intentional Peasants, 9987 Hwy 6, Edgewood BC Directions:  From Nakusp drive west and take the Fauquier-Needles ferry. Drive west on highway 6, don’t take the turnoff into the town of Edgewood. After about 10 km … Continue reading SEPT 23: EDGEWOOD, BC – Intentional Peasants Horse Plough Demo & Potluck Social!

Organic Week, Sept 15: Hythe, AB: Trickle Creek and Armstrong Acres Farm Tour

Posted by Lilli Klamke on August 28, 2018

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Peace Country Organic Producers Association and Young Agrarians are inviting you for one day of farm touring during the Organic Week. Do you want to get to know your farming neighbors in the Peace Country? This would be the opportunity to check out two very interesting farms. The day will begin at 11 am when Trickle Creek is welcoming us to their place, followed by a Potluck and  a Farm Tour at Armstrong Acres, the home of Clay and Ash Armstrong When: September 15, 2018 at 11:00am – 5:00pm Where: Trickle Creek Farm and Armstrong Acres   Directions to Trickle … Continue reading Organic Week, Sept 15: Hythe, AB: Trickle Creek and Armstrong Acres 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