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:

OCT 29: VANCOUVER, BC – Earthwise Society 9th Annual Hundred-Mile Banquet

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

NOV 5: VANCOUVER, BC – Deadline for UBC Practicum Applications!

NOV 12: BRITISH COLUMBIA – Deadline for YA Business Mentorship Network Applications!

NOV 15-16: VICTORIA, BC – Canada Land Summit

NOV 18: VANCOUVER, BC – 7th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum with Vancouver Urban Farming Society

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

JAN 27-28: KELOWNA, BC – Young Agrarians 5th Okanagan Winter Mixer – Save the Date!

FEB 10-11: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Young Agrarians 5th Vancouver Island Winter Mixer – Save the Date!

 

EVENTS BLOG


January 13-14: Revelstoke, BC – Revy. Set. Grow.

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on November 22, 2017

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A weekend of farm-focused events to build our local food system. We would like to acknowledge and honour the Sinixt, Ktunaxa, Secwepemc, and Syilx whose traditional lands we live and learn on. When: Saturday January 13th & Sunday January 14th, 2018 Where: 600 Campbell Ave, Revelstoke, BC   Saturday, January 13th 10am-4pm: Community Farm Info Session Heather Pritchard of FarmFolk CityFolk will facilitate a workshop on what it takes to build a successful community farm. 7pm: Film Screening of “Feeding Ourselves”  Join us for a screening of this documentary, Feeding Ourselves, exploring Kootenay food sovereignty. Sunday, January 14, 2018 1pm-6pm: Land Linking Workshop Got land you … Continue reading January 13-14: Revelstoke, BC – Revy. Set. Grow.

January 13 & 14: Alix, AB – Young Agrarians Alberta Winter Mixer

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 06, 2017

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Are you an aspiring or new farmer working on building a regenerative, ecological farm? Are you looking for opportunities to learn and connect? Join us for for two days of workshops on accessing land, building relationships with mentors, getting starting in livestock and marketing gardening, communicating with farm partners and creating a regenerative business model that supports your farm and your livelihood. Share ideas and stories through farmer slideshows and test your know-how in the Farmer Fails and Hacks Championships. There will be farmer yoga, tobogganing, camp fires and more! JOIN US! Everyone is welcome! When: Saturday, January 13 – Sunday January 14, 2018 Where:  Deer … Continue reading January 13 & 14: Alix, AB – Young Agrarians Alberta Winter Mixer

JAN 12-13: STONY PLAIN, AB – Stockman Grassfarmer School w/ Joel Salatin

Posted by Moss Dance on October 24, 2017

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The Gateway Research Organization  & The West Central Forage Association present:  Take This Farm and Love It! A Stockman Grassfarmer Business School Is your farm Sustainable for Generations?  This 2-day course with world-renowned farmer, speaker, and author Joel Salatin will take your farm business to the next level.   Instructors: Joel Salatin and Steven Kenyon Location: Ramada Stony Plain Hotel, Stony Plain, AB Date: January 12-13 Cost: $350/person, $500/farm unit (2 people) Topics include: What is your business? Who is your business? Where is the Money? How to make it all work?       For More Information Gateway Research Organization | 780-249-1440 | grohome@telus.net West … Continue reading JAN 12-13: STONY PLAIN, AB – Stockman Grassfarmer School w/ Joel Salatin

OCT 29: VANCOUVER, BC – Earthwise Society 9th Hundred-Mile Banquet

Posted by Moss Dance on October 17, 2017

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What: Earthwise Society’s 9th Annual Hundred-Mile Banquet When: Sunday, October 29 at 6pm Where: The Bottleneck Restaurant, 870 Granville Street, Vancouver   Savour a locally-sourced 5-course gourmet meal created by Chef Derek Bothwell with drink pairings at the 9th Annual Hundred-Mile Banquet. You will be amazed by the tastes of the region! A silent auction will also be held with a range of high-quality local products showcasing local businesses and craftspeople. As the signature fundraiser for the charitable Earthwise Society, all profits made from the Hundred-Mile Banquet are invested back into the community. Tickets can be bought online here, by calling 604-946-9828 or by emailing info@earthwisesociety.bc.ca. Attendees will receive a … Continue reading OCT 29: VANCOUVER, BC – Earthwise Society 9th Hundred-Mile Banquet

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

Posted by Moss Dance on September 20, 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!) 5:00PM potluck & social 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 Organics … Continue reading SEPT 24: CAWSTON, BC – Blackbird Organics & Food of the Sun Farm Tour & Potluck

THIS WEEKEND: Peace Country Farmer Mixer!

Posted by Moss Dance on September 19, 2017

Peace Country Farmer Mixer

This weekend something special is coming to the Peace Region. On September 23, the Peace River Organic Producers Association and Young Agrarians will be hosting their first ever Peace River Farmer Mixer. The event will include presentations focusing in on the topic of “Sharing Your Farm’s Story” and networking at the Goodfare Hall beginning at 9:30 with farm tours to follow. According to event organizer Donovan Kitt, “We picked those speakers because we wanted to have topics that are relevant to everyone whether you’ve been in the business for a while or you are just considering getting into farming or market … Continue reading THIS WEEKEND: Peace Country Farmer Mixer!

SEPT 23: GOODFARE, AB – Peace River Farmer Mixer

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 19, 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

SEPT 29-30: UBC FARM – Ecological Farming Short Course

Posted by Moss Dance on September 18, 2017

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The UBC Farm Workshops Series is pleased to announce our upcoming Ecological Farming Short Course: Sep 29-30. Learn about many aspects of Ecological Farming with seasoned farmers Helen Atthowe and Carl Rosato. Three workshops will be presented as a part of this Ecological Short Course: Orchard Eco-Organic Management with Carl Rosato Managing Ecological Relationships Instead of Crops: Strategies to Blend Food Production and Wild Places with Helen Atthowe and Carl Rosato Feeding the Soil: The Science and Practice of Soil Organic Matter Systems Management with Helen Atthowe Helen Atthowe & Carl Rosato, farmers with a combined 55+ years of  farming experience, are coming  from Oregon … Continue reading SEPT 29-30: UBC FARM – Ecological Farming Short Course

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