The Shuswap Food Action Co-op is screening Feeding Ourselves at the Salmar Classic theatre on Friday March 23 at 7pm. It’s a documentary on the Kooteney’s movement towards regional food sovereignty. Feeding Ourselves weaves intimate stories from the hopes and convictions of West Kootenay farmers and producers as they navigate undercurrents of uncertainty with our food system. Driven to embrace a livelihood supporting local resilience, these people help us appreciate the significance and potential of feeding ourselves. Admission by donation. Snacks will be available to purchase. When: Friday March 23 at 7pm Where: Salmar Classic, 360 Alexander Street, Salmon Arm, BC … Continue reading March 23: Salmon Arm, BC – Feeding Ourselves Movie Screening
Land Linking workshop hosted by Young Agrarians in partnership with the Shuswap Food Action Co-op Want Land? Got Land? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We Want You! 1-6 pm Land Linking Workshop – Networking, Land Access Arrangements, Expert Panel, & more! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. We’ll network, learn about land access, leases, and licenses, and hear from our expert panel on topics such as housing, finances, and more! You just might find a farmer who can turn your vacant field into a productive … Continue reading January 13: Land Link – Salmon Arm, BC
Curious about natural building? This hands-on workshop at Spotted Moose Farm will teach you how to build with clay and straw, while actually getting to construct a new building that will be used for farm gate sales. When: June 10 & 11, 9am-5pm Where: Spotted Moose Farm, 5067 Line 17 Road, Celista, BC Cost: $100 per person (includes food and a camping spot) **Note: Correct phone number to register is 250-859-6206 Check it out on facebook!
Join Spotted Moose Farm and YA for a fun filled day of innovative agriculture and community building in the Shuswap! We will have demonstrations in the afternoon followed by an evening farm tour, potluck and barn dance. Chris will take visitors through the magic of their natural, bio-intensive, and no till gardening system. Stick around for a fire, potluck and barn dance, and there will be plenty of space to put up a tent for anyone wishing to stay the night and avoid the drive home! Where: Spotted Moose Farm, 5067 Line 17 Road, Celista, BC When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 Time: 10:00AM-12:00AM (Farm … Continue reading July 22: Celista, BC – Spotted Moose Farm Farm Tour & Mixer!
Image Credit: Karen_Hine on Flickr Dr. Bob Bors from the University of Saskatchewan and Dr. Andrew Hammermeister from Dalhousie University are coming to Salmon Arm to lead a one day workshop focusing on organic Haskap Berry production opportunities in the Shuswap. Participants will learn about plant biology, establishing and maintaining a Haskap orchard, harvesting methods, and getting your product to market. Experts will share research and best practice examples, highlighting Haskap production opportunities in the Shuswap. When: April 22, 2017 Where: Comfort Inn & Suites, 1090 22nd Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC Cost: $25 per person, includes lunch. Register Here: Salmon … Continue reading Event: Salmon Arm, BC – Haskap 2.0 Workshop
Take a look at a topographical map of the Shuswap…you’ll probably notice a large number of lakes, long ranges of undulating hills and mountains. Look closer on Google earth and you may even notice a large conglomeration of houseboats puttering up Seymour Arm, perhaps a long line of cars hemmed in behind one of a thousand RVs on the Trans Canada. Venture a little ways off Highway 1 however and you’ll find some rich farming belts tucked up against the hills and weaving on the bottoms of our tranquil river valleys. The soil is heavy but rich. The wet springs, … Continue reading Grow Shuswap: Mapping Agriculture Strategy