Join Young Agrarians at Glade Organics for a Greenhouse Tour & Community Potluck Social. We’ll learn about overwintering in a greenhouse, network, and celebrate the season around a bonfire!
Date: Friday, November 30th, 2018,
Location: 2305 Highway 3A Glade B.C. Between Nelson and Castlegar.
Event Overview: Greenhouse tour and discussion on overwintering, introduction circle, community social including potluck tapas and live music in the greenhouse and a bonfire outside.
Glade Organics is a small-scale Certified Organic farm that is operated by Mira and Ross who are first-generation farmers that generate income through direct sales, including farm gate and farmers markets, as well as wholesale channels. Glade Organics is situated in the beautiful West Kootenay Valley off Highway 3A, between Nelson and Castlegar, near the Glade General Store.
At 5pm, Mira will talk about the how to’s of overwintering greenhouse vegetables, and discuss the challenges and successes of their third year as new farmers. With our many hands present, we’ll mulch the greenhouse together. In a region like the Columbia Basin overwintering can help increase productivity for the next growing season. Growth of vegetative tissues and reproductive structures becomes minimal or ceases completely during winter months, and overwintering often involves restricted water supply and reduced light exposure.
At 6pm, there will be an introduction circle so that we all have the opportunity to make new community connections. Please bring a tapas-style dish to share, and tools to eat with (plates, utensils, cups). There will be food and beverage tables set-up in the greenhouses so we can mix and mingle. There will also be a bonfire to enjoy. The night will include live acoustic music by Young Agrarians very own Columbia Basin Land Matcher Hailey Troock, followed by local musician Mike Meaney.
Meet Your Farmers: Mira and Ross
Ross Petrie, an Irishman, and Mira Grbich, a local from Pass Creek, are first-generation farmers wrapping up their third year on a beautiful parcel of fertile land surrounded by mountains. By farming, they hope to build community and bring a local and healthy option closer to people’s homes. They are passionate about growing produce that taste great, and is of the highest quality.
Mira and Ross supply the community with fresh and organic produce through many avenues. May through October, Glade Organics produce is available seasonally at the Nelson Wednesday downtown farmers’ market, and certain fairs and functions throughout the West Kootenays. As well, Glade Organics wholesales a large amount of fresh, organic produce at local stores including Evergreen Natural Foods and Fruit Stand, Ellison’s Market, Kootenay Co-op Grocery Store and Save-On-Foods. In the past they offered a CSA but chose to stop and are open for farm gate sales June through to the end of September.
- Children are welcome to join us us for this event but please leave pets at home.
- Not sure what to bring to the tapas 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 Columbia Basin Trust.