Join us at Intentional Peasants near Edgewood, BC for a farm tour, horse plough demonstration & potluck social! The Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Hailey Troock, will be joining us to share more about the program. Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with and a chair or a blanket. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home.
Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Intentional Peasants, 9987 Hwy 6, Edgewood BC
Directions: From Nakusp drive west and take the Fauquier-Needles ferry. Drive west on highway 6, don’t take the turnoff into the town of Edgewood. After about 10 km down the highway there will be a bridge over the Inonoaklin River. Turn left after the bridge into a shared driveway with a cattle guard, take the second left and go down the long driveway.
From Vernon it’s about an hour’s drive east of Cherryville. The landmarks right before the turnoff are Lindsey Lake FSR and Snowshoe Lake contracting. Again just a right turn down a driveway with cattle guard.
We will put signs up to the farm.
More about Intentional Peasants
Intentional Peasants, operated by Andy Holmberg and Rebecca Carmichael is an 80 acre mixed farm nestled between the Arrow Lakes and Monashee Mountains, with a cool climate and great soil. The farm is off-grid, with micro-hydro and solar power. The house was constructed nearly 20 years ago using hand built straw bale construction. They make a conscious effort to live simply on the land with respect for the soil, water and ecology of this place.
They primarily grow storable crops such as potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, cabbage, and apples, as well as a big assortment of summer veggies. They also have a small herd of heritage Dexter and Kerry cattle for beef and milk. Intentional Peasants sell veggies and value added products at several local markets, and have a veggie box distribution program. They primarily use horses for their field work.
Though the horse team does the heavy pulling, there is a phenomenal amount of human labour done on the farm. The development of the farm has been based of substituting labour for capital. An example of such would be splitting out fence post and rails as opposed to purchasing them. They are committed to an ethic of low fossil fuel input and labour over capital when possible.
- Children are welcome to join us us for this event but please leave pets at home.
- Not sure what to bring to the potluck? Consider supporting your local, organic farmer and/or food producer and find inspiration with their ingredients. Also, it is greatly appreciated if you can include a little card with the ingredients list for your dish in case people have food allergies/sensitivities
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The Columbia Basin event series is made possible with funding from the Columbia Basin Trust.