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 166 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:

APR 18: WEBINAR – Seed Economics

APR 21: SURREY, BC – Pest & Disease Management workshop – University of the Fraser Valley New Farmer Workshop Series

APRIL 28: CAWSTON, BC – Joshua’s Trees & Red Barn Produce Farm Tours, Bench Grafting Demo, & Potluck Party

APRIL 28: LACOMBE, AB – Clean Energy and Project Financing Workshop

APR 28-29: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Jean Martin Fortier Workshop at Bullock Lake Farm

APRIL 29: CAWSTON, BC – Farm Tour & Potluck at Klippers Organics

MAY 5: SURREY, BC – High Value Crops & Niche Opportunities – University of the Fraser Valley New Farmer Workshop Series

JUNE 11-27: PRINCE RUPERT, BC – Permaculture Design Field School, Northwest Community College


 

EVENTS BLOG


OCT 26-28: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Efficient Greenhouse Design Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on April 20, 2018

Grow Oranges in BC! Greenhouse Design Workshop

The Garden on Salt Spring Island is hosting a specialized workshop on October 26-28: Pushing the Limits with Energy Efficient Greenhouse Design  Grow avocados and oranges in Canada? Why not!    The workshop is designed to transfer knowledge and skills required to create a healthy and manageable growing environment, whether small or large, heated or unheated. We touch on the following topics using examples from ‘The Garden’ : Nutrient cycling (recovering nutrient from organic waste)  anaerobic digestion (AD), compost and vermiculture.  Growing sub-tropicals in Canada Greenhouse environment, venting and heating systems Healthy organic soils, hydroponics and digeponics Integrated Pest Management Rainwater catchment and … Continue reading OCT 26-28: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Efficient Greenhouse Design Workshop

April 28: Lacombe, AB – Clean Energy and Project Financing Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 17, 2018

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Clean, renewable sources of energy are a perfect fit for Alberta’s farms and ranches. Agricultural producers work hard to care for the land that supports their livelihood, families and communities. Farmers and ranchers deserve a type of energy production that does the same. Rural Routes to Climate Solutions is holding a full-day workshop in Lacombe on the clean energy options available to producers and how producers can access funding to get these types of projects off the ground. Presenters from industry, research groups and financial institutions will be on hand to answer questions on the financial payoffs of wind and … Continue reading April 28: Lacombe, AB – Clean Energy and Project Financing Workshop

APRIL 15: NANAIMO, BC: Morgan Creek Farm Tour, Work Party & Potluck!

Posted by Moss Dance on April 06, 2018

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Join Aaron and family at Morgan Creek Farm in Nanaimo, BC for a tour of their emerging farm, lend a hand to help, and bring a dish to share for a potluck! WHEN: April 15, from 1:00PM – 4:00PM WHERE: Morgan Creek Farm, 2377 East Wellington Road, Nanaimo, BC ABOUT THE FARM My wife, two daughters and I have lived in Nanaimo for over 8 years and have fallen in love with this area of town. Two years ago we bought a 7 acre run-down horse ranch (ALR) with neglected pasture, two massive apple trees and hay field. There’s a BIG barn … Continue reading APRIL 15: NANAIMO, BC: Morgan Creek Farm Tour, Work Party & Potluck!

March 23: Salmon Arm, BC – Feeding Ourselves Movie Screening

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on March 22, 2018

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The Shuswap Food Action Co-op is screening Feeding Ourselves at the Salmar Classic theatre on Friday March 23 at 7pm. It’s a documentary on the Kooteney’s movement towards regional food sovereignty. Feeding Ourselves weaves intimate stories from the hopes and convictions of West Kootenay farmers and producers as they navigate undercurrents of uncertainty with our food system. Driven to embrace a livelihood supporting local resilience, these people help us appreciate the significance and potential of feeding ourselves. Admission by donation. Snacks will be available to purchase. When: Friday March 23 at 7pm Where: Salmar Classic, 360 Alexander Street, Salmon Arm, BC … Continue reading March 23: Salmon Arm, BC – Feeding Ourselves Movie Screening

Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World

Posted by Lilli Klamke on March 20, 2018

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Trina Moyles – Book Launch in Edmonton and Peace River Tuesday, March 27th  7pm-10pm Yellowhead Brewery 10229 105th St NW, Edmonton T5J 1E3 Join local writer and human rights activist, Trina Moyles, to celebrate the launch of her first book Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World. Hosted by Erinne Sevigny Adachi, the evening will highlight women’s global achievements in growing food and community development, and include a reading by the author. Signed books will be available for purchase at $30/book. All proceeds from a silent auction will support Change for Children Association’s farming and … Continue reading Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World

Mar 18: Edmonton, AB – Seedy Sunday

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 15, 2018

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What day is Edmonton Seedy Sunday this year? March 18th, 2018 from 11 am to 4 pm. Where is Edmonton Seedy Sunday held? Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre – 11113 113 St NW, Edmonton, AB. Free parking at the north end of the building. Wheelchair accessible How do I get there? Click here for: ETS Bus Access and Walking/Bicycle Access Is there a cost to get in? Although everyone is welcome to attend for free, we do ask for donations at the door to cover the costs of the event. What will I find at Edmonton Seedy Sunday? Free presentations … Continue reading Mar 18: Edmonton, AB – Seedy Sunday

Mar. 17: Edmonton, AB – Sustainable Food Edmonton Annual Potluck

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 15, 2018

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All are welcome! Join us on Saturday, March 17, 2018, for the 25th Annual Community Garden Potluck. Our Community Garden Potluck connects gardeners across all skill levels to share and learn while celebrating the joy of growing food. To help 2018 be your best growing season yet, we’ll have: Associate Garden Memberships available – $10 Seed Giveaway Fun Kids Activities  Expert Tips & Tricks Resources from Community Partners Please bring: A ready-to-serve dish to share Your own mug, dish & cutlery A donation for the Edmonton Food Bank No nut products, please. The Food Bank Annex is wheelchair accessible. Contact … Continue reading Mar. 17: Edmonton, AB – Sustainable Food Edmonton Annual Potluck

Online Course: BAUTA Seed Production Course (Grants available)

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 15, 2018

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Want to learn more about producing organic seeds? Want to learn about their commercial production, harvesting, quality, marketing, breeding and more?  Want to build your own business following your own unique seed-farm business plan? If so, this course is for you! In partnership with USC Canada through The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, COG is excited to open registration for Canada’s only intermediate-level Organic Vegetable Seed Production e-learning certificate! This 22-week program runs April 9th – November 2nd, 2018 (with a summer break from July 9th – September 2nd). Designed with flexibility, this certificate program will be delivered in a part-time blended format featuring live, online instruction … Continue reading Online Course: BAUTA Seed Production Course (Grants available)

April 20: Edmonton, AB – Hemp Conference (Discount for Young Agrarians)

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 15, 2018

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 Developing  Western Canada’s Hemp Industry This Conference is designed to consolidate the various interests essential for developing Western Canada’s emerging Hemp Industry. When: 9:00 – 4:30PM Friday April 20th Where: Edmonton International Airport – Amsterdam Room Schedule: Morning – Learn. Introducing Industry Leaders Luncheon – Keynote Afternoon  – Engage. Resolving industry issues WRAP-up – Leading change! Registration:    20% Discount for Young Agrarians Use discount code ‘Jesse’ http://www.abctech.ca/developing-western-canada-s-hemp-industry-april-20th Contact: Info@ABCtech.ca Photo by Marcia O’Connor via Flickr

APRIL 18: Seed Economics Webinar

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 06, 2018

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Are you growing seed or want to start but are not sure if a seed crop can give you a financial return? FarmFolk CityFolk, in collaboration with UBC Farm, has been developing enterprise budget spreadsheets for seed production in BC to help answer this question. This webinar will walk you through seed production budget templates that will help you better understand the economics of integrating seed production into your farm. Sample templates with real BC seed production data will be included so you can begin developing your own seed enterprise budget right away. The session will also explore options for … Continue reading APRIL 18: Seed Economics Webinar