Harvest time on the farm… what could be more beautiful? Join us at Amara Farm on Saturday, September 29 for a movie night in the greenhouse, and a fabulous harvest potluck!
In partnership with World Community Film Festival Courtenay we’ll be screening Grow! A film about young farmers in the Southern U.S.
WHEN: Sept 29, 2018 from 5-9:30PM
- 5:00PM Farm Tour
- 6:00PM Potluck
- 7:30PM (ish) Movie Night!
SHARE: Planning on joining us? Please invite your friends and share our Facebook event!
The evening will be hosted in the greenhouse, so please dress warmly, and remember to bring a blanket, something comfy to sit on, a dish to share, and tools to eat with.
ABOUT AMARA FARM
First of all, check out this beautiful video by Scott Bell Visuals of Amara Farm in the early summer:
Amara farm is a certified organic vegetable and blueberry farm in the Comox Valley. The farm utilizes intensive, small-scale farming techniques to grow vegetables year-round on an acre and a half. They also grow one acre of blueberries that reached the first year of production in 2017! This farm is the hub of Merville Organics Growers’ Cooperative, a lively marketing collective comprised of five farms in the Comox Valley.
Merville Organics sells organic produce to the community through a popular CSA program, local farmers’ markets, and restaurants.
The farmers at Amara contribute a lot to regional farm knowledge development. Recently, the farm has participated in a research project that focused on wireworm and click beetle control. Farmers at Amara have also innovated and demonstrated new ideas for water harvesting and storage, season extension and more. They share their knowledge with local farming community via the Mid Island Farmers Institute.
A few things you might learn about at the Amara Farm Tour:
- Small scale, intensive vegetable production
- Hoophouses & mobile hoophouses
- Seed saving
- Farm co-operatives
- Water storage
- Climate change resilience
- Wireworm & pest control
WHERE: Amara Farm, 2641 Kirby Rd Courtenay, BC, V9J 1T3
PARKING: There is a loop driveway where folks can park, please ensure you are not blocking the driveway. Signs will show you where to go!
PLEASE NOTE: Children are welcome! Please leave dogs and other animals at home, Amara Farm has two farm dogs already who like to have the place to themselves.