Tag Archives: KPU

Want to farm but don’t know where to start? Take the Tsawwassen Farm School!

Posted by Moss Dance on January 13, 2017

Tsawwassen Farm School

“Growing food, farmers and community.” This is the motto of Tsawwassen Farm School. We had our second successful year last year and we are gearing up for another awesome year! 2016 was our first year really attending farmers markets in Vancouver, Delta and Richmond; participating in VFM Direct and managing a 50-person CSA. We aim for even higher goals this year! Our students learnt a lot and some will be taking on an incubator plot to start their own farm business, and others have found other pieces of land. We hope to continue cultivating farmers and building our community. Our … Continue reading Want to farm but don’t know where to start? Take the Tsawwassen Farm School!

WORKSHOP: Production of Asian Medicinal Herbs

Posted by Moss Dance on July 21, 2016

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The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwanten Polytechnic University is offering a weekend workshop on the cultivation of Asian medicinal herbs in the Pacific Northwest. The course instructor will be Peg Schafer of the Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm.

November 12 – December 3: Keeping Your Flock Healthy Workshop Series, Langley, BC

Posted by Anna Railings on September 18, 2015

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Do you keep birds? Learn how to keep your poultry healthy! Keeping Your Flock Healthy is a free course intended for owners of small flocks who wish to learn more about poultry diseases and ways to prevent them. This course will focus on health and biosecurity related to small lot poultry production. Participation at all four evening sessions is requested. Evening sessions take place on: Thursday November 12th (6-8pm) Thursday November 19th (6-8pm) Thursday November 26th (6-8pm) Thursday December 3rd (6-8pm) There is no course fee and all members of the public are welcome to attend. Space is limited; please pre-register by October 30th. Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/keeping-your-flock-healthy-tickets-18518742056 Keeping … Continue reading November 12 – December 3: Keeping Your Flock Healthy Workshop Series, Langley, BC

July 28: Richard Bullock on the Future of BC Agriculture, Richmond, BC

Posted by Anna Railings on July 06, 2015

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Join KPU’s Institute for Sustainable Food Systems for an evening in conversation with former Chair of BC’s Agricultural Land Commission, Okanagan farmer, and long-time proponent of BC agriculture, Mr. Richard Bullock. Bullock will share his vision for a strong BC agriculture future and give guidance on actions that can be taken towards it. The event will feature an opportunity for audience Q&A. Please register for FREE on Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/richard-bullock-on-the-future-of-bc-agriculture-tickets-17521204394 Date & Time: Tuesday, July 28, 7-9pm Location: KPU Richmond Campus  Room: Melville Centre for Dialogue (2550A) NOTE: KPU Richmond Campus is easily accessible on transit via the Canada Line (Lansdowne … Continue reading July 28: Richard Bullock on the Future of BC Agriculture, Richmond, BC

For the Love of Farm-Fresh Milk with Mark McAfee of the California Raw Milk Institute

Posted by Sara Dent on September 05, 2014

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Free public presentation with Mark McAfee, spokesperson for the Raw Milk Institute in California. RAWMI is committed to being the most-trusted source of information for and about the raw dairy industry. Whether you’re a dairy farmer looking for help in producing the highest quality product, a consumer trying to make an informed decision about this important source of nutrients, or a legislator or regulator building your knowledge of the raw milk industry … you’ve come to the right place. The talk will include: – Current legal issues surrounding raw milk in BC – Raw milk best practices on the farm … Continue reading For the Love of Farm-Fresh Milk with Mark McAfee of the California Raw Milk Institute