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January 28-29: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Vancouver Island Winter Farmer Mixer

Posted by Moss Dance on January 23, 2017 1 Comment

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Join us for two days of workshops for small-scale, ecological farmers and farmers-to-be on Vancouver Island. Dive in to amazing networking opportunities and skills-sharing with experienced farmer facilitators who are ready to help you grow your farm business. We’ve got workshops on everything from farm business planning to holistic management and livestock to crop planning, land access, and more! Are you farm-curious, or thinking about becoming a farmer? JOIN US! Everyone is welcome! When: Saturday, January 28 – Sunday January 29, 2017 Where:  Camp Pringle, Coast Salish Territory Camp (Shawnigan Lake), 2520 West Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake B.C. V0R 2W3 Cost: Our updated price is … Continue reading January 28-29: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Vancouver Island Winter Farmer Mixer

Central Okanagan: From Field to Fork – Research Event Summary

Posted by Moss Dance on September 26, 2016

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Hosted by the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council (COFPC) The Purpose of this event was (1) to return research done in the community back to the community and (2) to launch the ‘Food Quilt’, a new movement to connect people and groups in support of food security in the Central Okanagan. On Thursday April 21, 2016, over 60 guests gathered at the Canadian Mental Health Association and enjoyed 7 presentations that showcased research related to local food security. These presentations were done in the fast-paced style known as pechakucha. Following the presentations, the guests connected with one another, shared stories, … Continue reading Central Okanagan: From Field to Fork – Research Event Summary

Feb 12, Vallican, BC: YA Land Linking Workshop & Potluck Social in partnership with West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op

Posted by Sara Dent on January 08, 2015

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Yeah Kootenays! Want Land? Got Land? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We Want You! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. If lucky, you may meet your future farmer, or find the right owner with a great piece of land to farm on! RSVP: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1152077 1pm-6pm Land Linking Workshop – Network, Talk Farm Business & Organizational Models, Leases & Licenses, Succession Planning 6pm-8pm Potluck & Social – Foodies & Farm Lovers: Join us for an evening of celebration for an all ages Young Agrarians dinner potluck. … Continue reading Feb 12, Vallican, BC: YA Land Linking Workshop & Potluck Social in partnership with West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op

Comox Valley Land Access Report

Posted by Moss Dance on November 07, 2014

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Check out the full report here! The Comox Valley is a well-kept agricultural secret on Vancouver Island. Luckily, the right people are starting to notice the sweet soils and fabulous coastal climate here. Young farmer transplants have been arriving steadily and starting thriving farm operations. Noticing the need for even more young farmers, the Comox Valley Food Round Table created a report in April 2014, outlining the needs of young farmers and landowners who are interested in leasing their land. This report is a valuable snapshot of a small Vancouver Island community that is like many others. The Comox Valley is … Continue reading Comox Valley Land Access Report