Blog Category: Events

July 30, 2019: EDMONTON, AB – From Seed to Sourdough: Plant Breeding for Low Input Systems

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 10, 2019

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Learn about the selection process, organic wheat agronomy, and the traits farmers, buyers, and bakers are looking for. The day will feature new research from the University of Manitoba Participatory Plant Breeding program and a tour of new organically-bred wheat varieties and farmer-bred wheat lines. Speakers: Michelle Carkner, Natural Systems Agriculture Lab, University of Manitoba Ward Middleton, Midmore Farms and Farmer Breeder Kaelin Whittaker, Real Bread Alberta When: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 1:00PM to 4:30PM | $10 Where: University of Alberta Research Farm, Edmonton, AB For more information and to register contact info@organicalberta.org or call 587-521-2400

Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair – Call for Presenters & Vendors

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 09, 2019

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A day of presentations, vendors, food & inspiration regarding Earth conscious, self-reliant living. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.  We are eager to recruit presenters and vendors for the 4th Annual Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair. The Fair will be taking place on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at the Hub at Cowichan Station. Presentations will be 45 minutes in length, and we are looking for topics related to the intention of the Homesteading Fair, ‘ Fostering Earth conscious, self-reliant living’. We have had amazing presentations over the past 3 years, and look forward to continuing to share inspiration and education! There … Continue reading Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair – Call for Presenters & Vendors

July 20, 2019: Edmonton, AB – Picture a Farmer Film Screening

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 08, 2019 2 Comments

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We are excited to tell you about the first screening for the short documentary: Picture A Farmer – celebrating Alberta women in Agriculture.   Check it out on Saturday, July 20th at 3:00pm at the Garneau Theatre, 8712 109th St. Edmonton, AB. Free tickets can be ordered at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/picture-a-farmer-screening-tickets-64678775960 Please share with your network! Picture a farmer – a Documentary Picture a Farmer is a documentary that challenges the conventional perceptions of women’s roles on the farm. Women have always been a critical part of farm life, yet they are often not seen as farmers. Women on farms raise children, cook meals, maybe tend … Continue reading July 20, 2019: Edmonton, AB – Picture a Farmer Film Screening

AUG 11, 2019: DELTA, BC – Tsawwassen Farm School Open House & Potluck Social

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 03, 2019

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Join us at Tsawwassen Farm School in Delta, BC for an farm tour and potluck social! This event is free and open to everyone. Join us at the Tsawwassen Farm School for a farm tour showcasing their orchard, market garden and livestock (hog and chickens) operation. The tour will be given by the farm manager, followed by a potluck social where you get to meet, chat and network with other farmers and food systems players in the area. When: Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 4-7:30pm Schedule (times are approximate):  4-5 Farm Tour 5-5:30 Intro Circle 5:30-7:30 Potluck Social Feel free to come for … Continue reading AUG 11, 2019: DELTA, BC – Tsawwassen Farm School Open House & Potluck Social

AUG 11, 2019: SODA CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Puddle Produce Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 02, 2019

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Join us at Puddle Produce Farm in Soda Creek (near William’s Lake), BC for our first Cariboo Land Social with a farm tour, potluck social, and discussion on farming on leased land! Come get inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Farmer Brianna has built up a hugely productive farm in the 3 years she has been leasing this land, and we are lucky to be able to spend the day learning on-site about her experiences building the farm and business! We will tour the farm, enjoy a potluck lunch, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful … Continue reading AUG 11, 2019: SODA CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Puddle Produce Farm

AUG 11, 2019: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Manna Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 02, 2019

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Join us at Manna Farm in Duncan (Vancouver Island), BC for our first Vancouver Island Land Social with a farm tour, potluck social, and discussion on farming on leased land! Come get inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! The South Island offers many exciting land opportunities – including Manna Farm, which is looking for a new farmer starting in the 2020 season though the B.C. Land Matching Program. Farmer Elia has built up a hugely productive and diversified farm in the 4 years she has been on these 22 acres, and we are lucky to be able to … Continue reading AUG 11, 2019: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Manna Farm

EVENT RECAP: KLAS Tool School at Linden Lane Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on June 28, 2019

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On Sunday, June 16, thirty farmers, food lovers and friends gathered at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova, Central Kootenay, for a tool demonstration with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, farm tour and potluck social. The event brought out folks to the farm over the course of the afternoon from toddlers to farmers with five decades of experience. The event kicked off with an introduction circle. Everyone in the circle had the opportunity to tell the group a little bit about themselves and their interest in growing. Most of the group was visiting from nearby communities in Crescent Valley, Pass Creek and … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: KLAS Tool School at Linden Lane Farms

JULY 23, 2019: WINDERMERE, BC – Mobile Seed Cleaner Summer Tour & Potluck at Winderberry & Edible Acres Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 27, 2019

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Join Young Agrarians and FarmFolk CityFolk at Winderberry & Edible Acres Farm in Windermere, BC for a mobile seed cleaner demo, farm tour, and potluck social! This event is free and open to everyone.  Join us as anytime from 3:00 onward as we: – Introduce you to the FarmFolk CityFolk mobile seed cleaner – Talk about the essentials of seed cleaning – Give you a chance to use some equipment and clean some of your own seed Guided farm tours will be offered at 4 pm and 5 pm. Join in the Young Agrarians potluck social at 6:00 pm with members of the local farming … Continue reading JULY 23, 2019: WINDERMERE, BC – Mobile Seed Cleaner Summer Tour & Potluck at Winderberry & Edible Acres Farm

JULY 27, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – City Beet Bike Tour & Social

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 21, 2019

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Join City Beet Farm in Vancouver, BC for a tour of their multi-site urban farm and a potluck social afterwards! Join us for a bike tour of their multi-site urban farm in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver. Bike or walk from site-to-site, while discussing City Beet’s practices, challenges and philosophy around using ecological practices that prioritize the health of our community and the soil. Join us for a social afterwards at 6 PM at the Mighty Oak Cafe to connect and share food with new friends who are interested in shaping Vancouver’s food system! Bring a dish to share! WHEN: Saturday July 27, 2019 LOCATIONS:  Bike Tour: 4:30 … Continue reading JULY 27, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – City Beet Bike Tour & Social

AUGUST 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

Posted by Alex on June 13, 2019 6 Comments

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Are you a 1st generation farmer looking to connect with a strong community of friends and mentors? Do you want to make your farm business more resilient by improving your financial plan and communication strategies? Are you an urbanite itching to get your boots on the ground but don’t know where to start? Join us at the 1st Generation Farmer Conference to get relevant, ready-to-apply farm knowledge from a fantastic line up of speakers and to meet other passionate farmers in Alberta! Farmers, food lovers, and the farm-curious of all ages are all invited! When: Saturday, August 10, 2019 Where: Rosy … Continue reading AUGUST 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference