Sept. 14 – Salix and Sedge Farm Tour & Potluck Social

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 08, 2018

Join us at Salix and Sedge in Salmo, BC for a farm tour & potluck social! Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with and a chair or a blanket.

Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Salix and Sedge 204 Curwen Road, Salmo

More about Salix and Sedge

Salix and Sedge  is a certified organic vegetable farm. They grow a wide range of vegetables for their Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program and for selling at the Salmo Valley Farmer’s Market. From radishes and kale to carrots and tomatoes, they have planned a diverse selection for the whole growing season. They also use modern ‘season extension’ techniques and carefully chosen varieties to try and produce crops as early and as late in the season as possible.


Salix and Sedge Farm is owned and run by Cali Olleck and Brendan Parsons. Having their own farm was a long time dream for both of them, and they were surprised when they actually made it a reality in the fall of 2014. They both had a bit of formal farm education, but it still was a steep learning curve! Cali had previously graduated from Richmond Farm School at Kwantlen University, interned at the compost education centre in Victoria, and managed two community gardens for a non-profit in Nelson. Brendan participated in a gardening program at Linnaea Farm and interned at an apiary. 2018 is their fourth year in production and they keep learning and fine tuning as they go. Cali and Brendan are looking forward to growing food for the local community for the next 40 years!

Salix and Sedge, what’s in a name?
Their farm is named after the prominent flora found on our farm. Salix is the genus of willows, of which we have many varieties. Sedge is a three sided grass-like plant which thrives in wet conditions and can form ‘sedge meadows’. They have an abundance of sedge on their low lying property and it is the primary perennial weed that they have had to deal with so far. Their name roots them in our surrounding ecosystem. Beaver ponds, wetland, and mixed forest makes up the majority of their property and is home to a diverse array of wildlife. They find inspiration and rejuvenation in our surroundings, and feel incredibly lucky to be able to work outside everyday.


Their Mission
Salix and Sedge Farm exists to grow healthy, high quality food for their local community. They want to achieve this through hard work, focused management and innovation while maintaining respect and care for their  land, animals and ecosystems. IMG_0663

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 but confirming your attendance on our Salix and Sedge Facebook 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 the Columbia Basin Trust.

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