From Field to (Book)Shelf
Do you enjoy reading? Are you hungry for new farming-related material to dive into this coming winter? Do you want to share and discuss good books with a group of fellow farmers and readers?
The growing season is almost over in the Peace Country, and the time to resume our winter perch next to the fireplace with a cup of tea and a good book is nearly upon us.
We’re hoping you will join us at our figurative fireplace by becoming a member of Young Agrarians’ FIRST Farmers Book Club.
It can be tricky to find the right folks to discuss farming practices, ideas, and research with. This book club will provide a way to share your book discoveries, explore farming topics of interest to the group, and ultimately, better our farming practices – together! New research states that farmer book club meetings are best held over potlucks.
Meet your farming neighbors, share delicious meals, expand your MUST READ list of books, enjoy great conversation, and become better farmers. Our first meeting will be held at the Peterson’s Farm near Beaverlodge, AB. Their straw-bale, off-grid home has a large dining table, perfect for hosting brunch for a food-and-book-loving crowd. (They have a real fireplace, too – not a figurative one – that we can crowd around!). The brunch bell rings at 11.
The Peterson Farm is located southwest of Beaverlodge – if you get lost, look up Willowrock Pet Cemetery on google maps – it will take you straight there!)
From Grande Prairie:
Travel west on Hwy 43 toward Beaverlodge. About 13 kms past Wembley the highway takes a big curve to the right – turn left at the curve onto Hwy 667. Continue west – cross the train tracks, and at the next stop sign, cross the highway (hwy 722). After a few kilometers, the road will turn to gravel. At Range Road 110, turn left (south). The driveway is one km down on the right side. There is a round black sign with a brass tree on it and the word Willowrock by the grey metal gates. The farm’s county address is: 713026 RR 110.
Heading toward Grande Prairie on hwy 43 – turn right (west) onto 3 St W (at the industrial park, heading toward the new UFA). At the stop sign, turn left (south) onto Hwy 722. Cross the bridge, then turn right onto Twp 714. The road will turn to gravel in a few kilometres, keep driving until you reach RR 110. Turn left (south) on RR 110. The driveway is one km down on the right side. There is a round black sign with a brass tree on it and the word Willowrock by the grey metal gates. The farm’s county address is: 713026 RR 110.
Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, bring a potluck item for brunch, and some great book ideas.
We hope to see you there!