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Event: Salmon Arm, BC – Haskap 2.0 Workshop

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on April 05, 2017

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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

Grow Shuswap: Mapping Agriculture Strategy

Posted by Peter Kok on March 22, 2014

The first open house in Salmon Arm

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