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:

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

SEPT 17: COLDSTREAM, BC – Grassy Gnome Acres Farm Tour & Potluck

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

SEPT 23: GOODFARE, AB – Peace River Farmer Mixer

SEPT 24: CAWSTON, BC – Blackbird Organics + Food of the Sun Farm Tours, Potluck and Pool Party!

SEPT 24: KELOWNA, BC – Organic Okanagan Festival at Summerhill Pyramid Winery

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

NOV 3-4: RICHMOND, BC – BC Seed Gathering

NOV 21-24: KELOWNA, BC – Building SustainABLE Communities Conference

 

EVENTS BLOG


SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention

Posted by Moss Dance on September 18, 2017

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Do you want to get more involved in the politics surrounding our food system? Do you have a burning farm issue that needs attention? We invite you to attend the National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention which will be held Sunday September 24, 1:00pm – 6:00pm 2017 at Kwantlen Polytechnic  University – in the Melville Centre for Dialogue, Rooms  2550A and B, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, B.C. The Convention commences with registration on Sunday at 1 P.M. Registration fee is $5.00/person at the door, coffee and snacks included. Resolutions on current policy issues may be presented to this Convention and those passed will be forwarded to National Convention for debate … Continue reading SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention

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

Posted by Moss Dance on September 12, 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

NOV 12-14: KELOWNA, BC – Building SustainABLE Communities Conference

Posted by Moss Dance on September 08, 2017

Building Sustainable Communities

Don’t miss the 7th Building SustainABLE Communities conference in Kelowna, BC! Check out speakers, panelists, and network with delegates during engaging workshops, game-changing plenary presentations, and professionally facilitated breakouts.  WHEN: November 12-14, 2017 WHERE: Delta Grand Hotel & Conference Centre, 1310 Water Steet, Kelowna, BC REGISTER: www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2017/BuildingSustainableCommunities   Fresh Outlook Foundation is thrilled to be hosting its 7th Building SustainABLE Communities (BSC) conference in Kelowna, BC November 21-24, 2017 at the Delta Grand Hotel & Conference Centre. This highly acclaimed and hugely popular event gathers people from all sectors to explore emerging trends in sustainability at the individual, organizational, and community scales. At a previous BSC, … Continue reading NOV 12-14: KELOWNA, BC – Building SustainABLE Communities Conference

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

Posted by Moss Dance on September 05, 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 Click here to join the event on Facebook and invite all of your friends!  About Twin Island … Continue reading SEPT 10: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Twin Island Cider Harvest Tour + Tasting

SEPT 23: GOODFARE, AB – Peace River Farmer Mixer

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 01, 2017

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Register Today Presenters:  Kevin Kossowan is a documentary filmmaker specialized in telling stories about food. Recent projects include a second year with Cook It Raw, this time in Norway, and Food On The Edge in Ireland. Kevin is in production of season four of an online series called ‘From The Wild’ that explores the intersection of Canadian wilderness and culinary, and is producing a project called ‘Food Workshop’ that offers food skills education online with the intention of enabling people to engage more in their food supply at home. Ian Griebel operates Redtail Farms whose motto is “three generations looking seven generations … Continue reading SEPT 23: GOODFARE, AB – Peace River Farmer Mixer

OCT 7: VANCOUVER to SECWEPEMC – Wild Salmon Caravan

Posted by Moss Dance on August 31, 2017

Wild Salmon Caravan

WILD SALMON CARAVAN 2017 A celebration of the spirit of wild salmon! This year’s Wild Salmon Caravan will be following the Sockeye up the Fraser River to Adams Lake in Secwepemc (Shushwap) territory and will be kicked off with a colorful Vancouver Parade up Commercial Drive. Please save the date – Sat, Oct 7th for this special Vancouver parade. Call out for cultural and artistic expressions The intention of the Wild Salmon Caravan is to nurture the creative energy that wild salmon have inspired through the ages, and affirm inter-tribal relationships that are the foundation of Indigenous trade and fisheries knowledge systems.   The … Continue reading OCT 7: VANCOUVER to SECWEPEMC – Wild Salmon Caravan

SEPT 24: CAWSTON, BC – Blackbird Organics & Food of the Sun Farm Tour, Potluck, Pool Party!

Posted by Moss Dance on August 22, 2017

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Hay South Okanagan & Similkameen Farmers: Young Agrarians Farm events are coming your way! Join us for our first ever South OK/Similkameen farm tour at Blackbird Organics and Food of the Sun on Sunday, September 24! WHEN: Sunday, Sept 24, 2017, 2:00-7:30PM 2:00PM Farm Tours at Food of the Sun & Blackbird Organics (they are right across the road from each other!) 4:00PM onwards: pool party! 5:30PM potluck till 7:30PM WHERE: Meet at Blackbird Organics, 382 VLA Rd, Cawston, BC, V0X 1C1 Please Bring a dish to share! Kids are welcome 🙂 Please don’t bring dogs—the chickens like the place to themselves! Blackbird … Continue reading SEPT 24: CAWSTON, BC – Blackbird Organics & Food of the Sun Farm Tour, Potluck, Pool Party!

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