Armstrong Chat n’ Chew – Multigenerational Farmer Potluck

Posted by admin on October 07, 2013

Armstrong, BC – Sunday, October 20, 2013, starts 5:00 PM, Potluck 6pm

Where: Armstrong Bible Chapel Hall, 2145 Rosedale Avenue

Armstrong Food Initiative Society (AFIS) and Young Agrarians (YA) – South Interior (YA) are co-hosting a multi-generational potluck to link new farmers with experienced farmers. Young Agrarian Jenica Frisque will facilitate engaging activities to help the stories flow and laughter to flourish throughout the potluck dinner that will follow an Opening Circle.

In their first collaboration, AFIS and YA – South Interior aim to support the sustainability of our local food system by building relationships between new and existing farmers, sharing skills and wisdom (perhaps even initiating long-term mentoring relationships), and tapping into potential land linking opportunities. The Chat n’ Chew multi-generation potluck will be held at the Armstrong Bible Chapel Hall on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Doors will open at 5:00 PM and introductions will begin at 6:00 PM.

For those interested in attending, and in Young Agrarian fashion, please bring a dish serving eight to ten people and your own plate, cutlery, and cup. AFIS will provide light drink refreshments. An RSVP is required and can be made to Ute, Jill or Lisa (contact info below).

About Armstrong Food Initiative Society

The Armstrong Food Initiative Society (AFIS) has a broad interest surrounding food, including:  promoting conversations around food security and the link between food and health, supporting our local food systems and our local farmers, and providing education and workshops to the community. In addition, AFIS facilitates the sharing of our community’s bounty so that food doesn’t go to waste, provides community garden space and mentoring for new gardeners, as well as partnering with other community groups with similar interests.

About Young Agrarians

Young Agrarians are promoters of the new agrarian movement: young agriculturalists, rural and urban farmers, market gardeners and their supporters building an on-line and off-line community. Young Agrarians are the trumpet blowers, promoters, marketeers and designers who want to rebuild, promote and inspire agriculture in Canada. Young Agrarians – South Interior gather monthly for potlucks, with plans of hosting more workshops and guest speakers. On November 9th, 2013, YA – South Interior will be hosting an afternoon Land Linking Workshop, potluck and evening social to connect landowners looking for farmers to farm the land and for farmers looking for land to farm. It will be held at the Odd Fellows Hall, Bridge Street, Armstrong.

Young Agrarian’s charitable partner, FarmFolk CityFolk is a not for profit society that works to cultivate a local, sustainable food system. FarmFolk CityFolk projects provide access to and protection of foodlands, support local growers and producers, and engage communities in the celebration of local food.

To learn more about this event and to RSVP, please contact:

Ute: 250-546-8986 or Jill: 250-546-8335 or Lisa:

Top Photo: Louise Bruns giving Wild Flight Farm Tour. Below: James MacDonald giving Armstrong Apiaries Tour to Young Agrarians.

James MacDonald giving Armstrong Apiaries Tour