All posts by Anna Railings

February 13: KPU Small Farm Sessions, Richmond, BC

Posted by Anna Railings on January 04, 2016

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The 3rd Annual Small Farm Sessions are a full day of technical session and trade show for farmers with diverse operations connected with the local sustainable food system. Our 2016 theme is Water Management and Irrigation and the day will include a series of talks and demonstrations. Cost: $20 (included coffee and lunch) Register at Eventbrite Schedule: 9:00 – Welcome 9:15 – Funding Opportunities for Improving Your Farm 9:30 – The Relationship Between Your Soils, Crops and Water 10:00 – Understanding Water Stress 10:30 – Coffee Break (provided) 10:45 – Practical Climate Change Impacts in Southwest BC 11:15 – Soil … Continue reading February 13: KPU Small Farm Sessions, Richmond, BC

November 12 – December 3: Keeping Your Flock Healthy Workshop Series, Langley, BC

Posted by Anna Railings on September 18, 2015

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Do you keep birds? Learn how to keep your poultry healthy! Keeping Your Flock Healthy is a free course intended for owners of small flocks who wish to learn more about poultry diseases and ways to prevent them. This course will focus on health and biosecurity related to small lot poultry production. Participation at all four evening sessions is requested. Evening sessions take place on: Thursday November 12th (6-8pm) Thursday November 19th (6-8pm) Thursday November 26th (6-8pm) Thursday December 3rd (6-8pm) There is no course fee and all members of the public are welcome to attend. Space is limited; please pre-register by October 30th. Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/keeping-your-flock-healthy-tickets-18518742056 Keeping … Continue reading November 12 – December 3: Keeping Your Flock Healthy Workshop Series, Langley, BC

July 28: Richard Bullock on the Future of BC Agriculture, Richmond, BC

Posted by Anna Railings on July 06, 2015

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Join KPU’s Institute for Sustainable Food Systems for an evening in conversation with former Chair of BC’s Agricultural Land Commission, Okanagan farmer, and long-time proponent of BC agriculture, Mr. Richard Bullock. Bullock will share his vision for a strong BC agriculture future and give guidance on actions that can be taken towards it. The event will feature an opportunity for audience Q&A. Please register for FREE on Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/richard-bullock-on-the-future-of-bc-agriculture-tickets-17521204394 Date & Time: Tuesday, July 28, 7-9pm Location: KPU Richmond Campus  Room: Melville Centre for Dialogue (2550A) NOTE: KPU Richmond Campus is easily accessible on transit via the Canada Line (Lansdowne … Continue reading July 28: Richard Bullock on the Future of BC Agriculture, Richmond, BC

Abbotsford, BC: KPU Small Farm Sessions Jan 31, 2015

Posted by Anna Railings on January 15, 2015

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KPU’s Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems will be hosting the 2nd Annual Small Farm Sessions on Saturday January 31st, 2015 at the Pacific Agriculture Show, Abbotsford BC. The day will be filled with technical sessions that aim to support our local small farmers with ideas and discussion that enhance business. Speakers include farmers and researcher from our bountiful region. Topics this year include: Organic seed and opportunities for seed production Establishing a new farm Integrating livestock into crop rotations Coastal cover cropping Seed equipment demo Many more… Admissions: FREE with entry to the Pacific Agriculture Show Where: BMO Room, TRADEX Convention … Continue reading Abbotsford, BC: KPU Small Farm Sessions Jan 31, 2015