AUG 8, 2022: PRINCE RUPERT, BC – Farm Tour & Potluck at Rainbow End Farm

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on July 21, 2022

You’re invited to a Farm Tour & Potluck at Rainbow End Farm in Prince Rupert, BC!

Rainbow End Farm is an intensive permaculture farmstead providing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to the home, CSA members, and the local food bank. The farm doubled in size in response to empty food shelves in March 2020 and a renewed focus on local food security. Rainbow End Farm is situated on two city lots, the street margins and currently is in the process of expanding onto neighbour’s properties. In 2021, surplus production donated to the food bank rose to $7700 worth of product. As all the labour and inputs were provided by the homeowner, the 2022 goal is to move to a more sustainable model of production through production and processing efficiencies along with generating a cash flow. After an unsuccessful attempt to secure a grant, a 7 member CSA was launched. Recently, the United Way has approved a $20,000 food infrastructure grant to support the farm.

The farm makes extensive use of recycled resources available in an urban environment. All the soil is amended of 100% organic matter produced through a large composting operation. A wide range of vegetables and berries are in production along with the establishment of an orchard.

Prince Rupert is not typically recognized as an agricultural area, but this farm demonstrates the wide range of crops that can be grown in a small space.

We’ll tour the farm, network, and enjoy a potluck meal together afterwards. The event is free and open to everyone.

WHEN: Monday, August 8, 2022 | 1–4:30 PM

WHERE: Traditional territory of the Tsimshian people, 1101 Water Street, Prince Rupert.  Due to limited parking within the residential neighbourhood, please park in adjacent streets and walk a block or two to the farm.

REGISTER: Please register on Eventbrite. Space is limited due to the small area!

SCHEDULE:

1:00-1:30  – Intro Circle
1:30 -2:30 – Farm Tour
2:30-4:30  – Potluck Social with special contributions from Fukusaku!

BRING: Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on, a dish to share, a plate, and tools to eat with! Optional: face mask.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Please stay home if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, OR if you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are completing a period of self-isolation as mandated by public health, OR if you have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days. Refer to the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool for more information.

We welcome cancellations at any time – you can do so through Eventbrite, through the link in your registration confirmation email, or by contacting morgan@youngagrarians.org. Please let us know if you aren’t able to attend. If provincial health guidelines for events change, we may cancel the event and you will be notified by email.

AVIAN FLU PROTOCOLS: To prevent the spread of the current avian flu, if you keep chickens or have visited a farm or household that does, please wash your boots before coming onto the property.

Additional Information

SHARE: Planning on joining us? Invite your friends and share the Facebook event!

Questions? Email morgan@youngagrarians.org

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