Oct 24: Terraced Mountain Farming – Farm Tour and Potluck Social – Bonnington, BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 18, 2018

Join us at Sunshine Herb near Nelson, BC, for a farm tour focused on terraced mountain farming & a potluck social!

Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with and a chair or a blanket. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home. This event is free and open to everyone!

Date: Wednesday October 24, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm (we are going to start promptly as the sun will set at 5:40)
Location: 3520 Yeatman Road, Bonnington, near Nelson, BC
Directions: From Nelson turn right onto South Slocan Village Road, turn right on to Yeatman Road, pass Smokey Creek Salvage, go over the bridge, see the sign for blueberries follow the road, go through the gate and you have arrived!

From Castlegar turn left onto South Slocan Village Road, left on to Yeatman Road, pass Smokey Creek Salvage, go over the bridge, see the sign for blueberries follow the road, go through the gate and you have arrived!

Sunshine Herb Farms

Sunshine Herb Farms is a terraced mountain farm situated with stunning views of Kootenay River. Stephen the owner of the property has developed a fruitful blueberry business. The farm has a diverse array of fruit trees, pinot gris grape vines, and lavender. The farm is off grid and relies on solar power for electricity with a back up diesel generator.  Stephen currently has a land listing on the U-MAP and is keen to participate in the Land Matching Program as he is looking for the right person or people to use his current land and infrastructure to expand the onsite farming activities.


Young Agrarians Programs

Young Agrarians has a few spots available in our Business Mentorship Network, which aims to provide new farmers with an opportunity to build their business knowledge and use it to grow their farm operations to achieve long-term viability. Ultimately we hope to see farmers produce an increase in: crop yields, revenues, and where possible, area of land in production. Brittny Anderson, Columbia Basin Coordinator, will discuss opportunities for seasoned farmers to participate as mentors and new farmers as mentees. 

Looking for land to farm? Sunshine Herb is interested in participating in the Young Agrarians Land Matching program and has land available for a farm project. The Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Hailey Troock, will be joining us to share more about the program.


Additional Information
  • Children are welcome to join us us for this event but please leave pets at home.
  • Not sure what to bring to the 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
  • Have space in your car? Need a ride? Post on Kootenay Ride Share
  • Join our Young Agrarians Columbia Basin Facebook Group to stay up to date with all events. 
  • Let us know you are joining us buy confirming your attendance on our Terraced Mountain Farming Event Page.

    If you have any questions please contact Brittny Anderson, Columbia Basin Young Agrarians Coordinator:

    Thank you!


    The Columbia Basin event series is made possible with funding from Columbia Basin Trust.