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 to have their farm succeeded using a cooperative model.
  • A potluck meal, campfire, music, and camping (if you wish to stay overnight)

When: September 1, 2018 at 1:00pm

Where: Wildwood Farm

Driving from Alberta – On Hwy 43, drive through the BC border, where Hwy 43 turns into Hwy 2. Pass through Toms Lake, then turn West (left) on Road 200. If you’ve reached Pouce Coupe, you’ve gone too far! The farm is approximately 2 ¼ miles down Road 200, on the north side of the road. Look for a sign that says Wildwood Farm. Park at the top.

Driving from BC – Drive south on Hwy 2, turn West (right) on Road 200 (Blockline Road). If you reach Toms Lake, or the Alberta Border, you’ve gone too far! The farm is approximately 2 ¼ miles down Road 200, on the north side of the road. Look for a sign that says Wildwood Farm. Park at the top.

Schedule:

1:00 pm – Farm Tour and Horse Demonstration
4:00 pm – Discussion Wildwood Farm Collective: On Succession and Models of Farming
6:00 pm – Potluck, Music, Horse & Wagon Rides

Overnight camping welcome! Please bring your own tent and sleeping gear. `

RSVP: Call Tim or Linda at 250.786.5830 or email kolby@ualberta.ca

All are welcome!

Event Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/505913056524052/

About the Farm

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In 1978, Tim and Linda drove out west and discovered the Peace River Country. They were in their early 20s and wished to build a farm. A bit by chance they found a parcel of crown land with a beautiful creek and waterfall, but with no buildings, fences, dugouts or any of the other necessary things to start a farm. With great dreams, lots of energy, and very little money, they began turning this piece of land into Wildwood Farm.

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Wildwood Farm has seen many evolutions, including raising a small herd of cattle and milking cows, raising hogs, growing a 2 acre market garden, keeping bees, and growing grains and hay. The fruits of the farm also include apples and berries of many kinds.

Tim and Linda are now considering the succession of Wildwood Farm, and want to see it passed into the care of people who will continue to produce nutritious food and products for their families and community, and who can grow to love and understand the farm as much as they do.   

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