Blog Category: Farm Tour

POSTPONED – TBA 2020: HARROP, BC – Land Social at ZeroFox Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 12, 2020

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UPDATE: We will be postponing this event until further notice. We hope to join together with the community this season in Harrop when it is safe again to do so.  Join Young Agrarians in Harrop, B.C., for a Land Social at ZeroFox Farms. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for an event all about land! We’ll be gathering to tour a new farm where edible perennial trees and shrubs, as well as medicinal herbs, are grown. We’ll chat about land sharing and starting a new farm in the Kootenays through the B.C. Land … Continue reading POSTPONED – TBA 2020: HARROP, BC – Land Social at ZeroFox Farms

APR 19, 2020: FERINTOSH, AB – Cold Climate Water Resilience Field Day & Potluck at Coen Farm

Posted by Alex on March 10, 2020

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Come for a field day at Coen Farm to learn about simple, low-cost, low-tech systems for harvesting snowmelt to improve your water resilience in a cold climate. You will see over 3 km of swales, 40 million litres of water storage in ponds, dams, dugouts and wetlands, solar-powered water pumping, gravity water reticulation system, and energy-free livestock waterers. If the spring melt cooperates then there will also be a flood irrigation demonstration into one of the swales to water one of the farm’s food forests. The tour will also cover topics like permaculture design, aquaculture, rotational grazing, agroforestry, multi-species cover … Continue reading APR 19, 2020: FERINTOSH, AB – Cold Climate Water Resilience Field Day & Potluck at Coen Farm

2020 Columbia Basin Event Series Announced!

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 03, 2020 1 Comment

Linden Lane Farms

Join Young Agrarians on farms across the Columbia Basin for an event series this season featuring 7 farms and even more food and farming entrepreneurs! The 2020 event series will be focused on collaborations with the YA Business Mentorship Network (BMN) and B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) participants, like-minded community organizations and community leaders. Here’s a quick look at the dates and places we’ll be visiting. Read on for more information about each event! POSTPONED – TBA 2020 ZeroFox Farms, Harrop POSTPONED – TBA 2020 Featherstone Farm, West Creston Sunday, May 31 Linden Lane Farms, Krestova Sunday, August 23 McCormack Farm, Burton … Continue reading 2020 Columbia Basin Event Series Announced!

Seeds, Fermentation, Mushrooms & More: A look back at 2019 Columbia Basin events

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 21, 2020

Matt Carr

Thanks to the farms and friends who hosted and the generous support of Columbia Basin Trust, Young Agrarians was able to organize seven different on-farm and educational events across the region in 2019 and early 2020. We learned about tools, seed saving, nurseries, fermentation, mushrooms and more, we toured some groundbreaking farms, and we shared meals with new and old friends. We partnered with some fantastic like-minded organizations and teamed up with innovative entrepreneurs. We look forward to what this year will bring! Scroll on for links to recaps from the whole series to see what we did at each event. We’re … Continue reading Seeds, Fermentation, Mushrooms & More: A look back at 2019 Columbia Basin events

EVENT RECAP: Wet and Wild Farming Fungi Forum

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 20, 2020

Kim Watt from Thimble Hill Nursery

Nearly 50 people joined Young Agrarians at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort on Sunday, February 16, 2020, for a half-day of discussions all about farming and fungi! This inaugural event solely about MUSHROOMS filled up in two days after registration opened, with a waiting list. People joined us from as far away as Armstrong, Revelstoke and Naksup. Without a doubt, we’ll be talking farming and fungi at another upcoming YA event.  The forum brought together four local guest speakers to the Nasookin meeting room, with a stunning view of Kootenay Lake.  To provide the group with an introduction to fungi farming in the … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Wet and Wild Farming Fungi Forum

MARCH 7, 2020: POWELL RIVER, BC – Farm Tour & Potluck at Terra Nostra Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 14, 2020

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Join us at Terra Nostra Farm in Powell River, BC for a farm tour and potluck social! Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 Schedule: 4-5 Farm Tour 5-5:30 Intro Circle 5:30-7:30 Potluck Social Location: 3244 Byron Road, Powell River, BC What to Bring: Please bring a dish to share, a plate and tools to eat with, and a chair or a blanket. SHARE: Planning on joining us? Please invite your friends and share the Facebook event! This event is free and open to everyone! About Terra Nostra Farm Aaron has loved gardening and plants his whole life and decided to start a farm about 5 years ago. Terra Nostra is … Continue reading MARCH 7, 2020: POWELL RIVER, BC – Farm Tour & Potluck at Terra Nostra Farm

MAR 7, 2020: TERRACE, BC – Skeena-Bulkley Farmers Meet & Greet with Thimbleberry Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 30, 2019

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Interested in local food systems and security? You’re invited to an afternoon of connecting with local farmers, food producers at the second annual Skeena-Bulkley Valley Meet and Greet. Join Vicky and Chris of Thimbleberry Farm for an afternoon of networking and idea-sharing. Make new connections and strengthen old ones among the region’s agricultural community members. This casual afternoon will consist of an introduction circle, farm tour, and potluck grazing table. Bring a snack or dish to share, and get ready to make new farm friends and expand your support network! WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 2–6PM WHERE: Thimbleberry Farm, 2206 Archer Avenue, Terrace, … Continue reading MAR 7, 2020: TERRACE, BC – Skeena-Bulkley Farmers Meet & Greet with Thimbleberry Farm

FEB 16, 2020: AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS – Wet and Wild: Farming Fungi Forum

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 05, 2019 2 Comments

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Join Young Agrarians at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort on Sunday, February 16, 2020, for a day all about farming and fungi! This event is by sliding-scale donation from $25-$40, lunch is included. This event requires registration, as there are only 30 spots available. REGISTER HERE! WHEN: Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 10am-2pm LOCATION: Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, Ainsworth, BC BRING: Your questions, your curiosity and your SWIM SUIT AND TOWEL, if you want to take a dip before or after the event! Entry is $14 to the pools and is not included in the donation to this event. Lunch, coffee, and tea are included … Continue reading FEB 16, 2020: AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS – Wet and Wild: Farming Fungi Forum

EVENT RECAP: YA Mixer @ the Basin Food Summit ~ Rossland

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 28, 2019

YA Basin Mixer

On October 25 – 26, 2019, over 100 people joined us at Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC, for the Columbia Basin Mixer. The three-day Basin Food Summit kicked off on October 24th with the Food and Buyers Expo. The YA Mixer coincided with the Agricultural Forum on day two, with the third day full of unique programming aimed at new and young entrants into agriculture and food production. Participants attended the event from all across BC, travelling from as far away as Vancouver Island and central BC to join in the multi-day programming aimed at knowledge sharing, capacity building, establishing new relationships … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: YA Mixer @ the Basin Food Summit ~ Rossland

EVENT RECAP: Forrest Farm Tour & Potluck ~ Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 21, 2019

Amanda Forrest of Forrest Farm, Salmo

On Sunday, November 3, 2019, 30 people braved the first day of daylight savings to join us over the course of the afternoon at Forrest Farm in Salmo for a farm tour and fireside potluck, enjoying several delicious soups made from the farm’s bounty! Participants joined us from the communities of Rossland, Salmo, Glade, Thrums, Blewett, Krestova, Bonnington, Argenta and Nelson. Amongst the awesome group of food enthusiasts, it was great to see other local food producers out at the farm from Bent Plow Farm, Earth Temple Gardens, Glade Organics, Hoedown CSA, Linden Lane Farms, Salix and Sedge and Little Miss Gelato.  Thank you to our awesome hosts … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Forrest Farm Tour & Potluck ~ Salmo