Blog Category: Skills Sharing

JUNE 16, 2019: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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Join us at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova, Central Kootenay, for a tool demonstration with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, farm tour & potluck social! Date: Sunday June 16, 2019 Time: 4-8pm Location: 3850 Krestova Road in Krestova, near Nelson, BC SHARE: Please invite your friends and share the Facebook event!  Kootenay Local Agricultural Society Tool Library The Tool Library is a unique resource available to the public. Kootenay Local Agricultural Society (KLAS) members receive a discount.  Tools were carefully selected to ensure they would help farmers be more efficient, but which—because of cost or infrequency of need—farmers wouldn’t buy themselves. … Continue reading JUNE 16, 2019: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society

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

Posted by Alex on May 21, 2019 2 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 a city-slicker itching to get your boots on land 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! When: Saturday, August 10, 2019 Where: Rosy Farms (about 1h NW of Edmonton, AB). Lots of parking and camping … Continue reading AUGUST 10, 2019: MORINVILLE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

MAY 25, 2019: BURNABY, BC – Butternut Buddha Hoop House Raising, Farm Tour & Potluck Social

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 07, 2019

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Join us at Butternut Buddha Farm in Burnaby, BC for a hoop house raising party, farm tour, and potluck social! We will be sharing food, sharing ideas, pulling some weeds, and erecting two small hoop houses with Grey Orion. Grey is an accomplished builder of hoop houses with a great teaching style and kind demeanour. You will get your hands dirty, move your body, and spend the afternoon in the fresh air! Butternut Buddha is shared with a beekeeper and a flower farmer so we can have a peek at their operations as well. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends … Continue reading MAY 25, 2019: BURNABY, BC – Butternut Buddha Hoop House Raising, Farm Tour & Potluck Social

June 8+9 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 05, 2019

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Workshop: Low-Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs “Low-stress livestock handling can contribute to the well being of your cattle by allowing you to handle them in all situations in a safe, calm, efficient manner — effectively minimizing the amount of stress you expose your cattle to.” Dylan Biggs Are you running your herd of cattle or are they running you? There is lot’s to learn and to know about not only the behavior of our animals but also about the way we are handling them. Come on out for the two-day workshop at Nature’s Way Farm in Grimshaw. Dylan Biggs … Continue reading June 8+9 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

MAY 30-JULY 4, 2019: NANAIMO, BC – Growing Organic Food Course

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 24, 2019

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WHAT IS THE GROWING ORGANIC FOOD COURSE? The Growing Organic Food Course is an in-class and hands on course that helps you grow your own food – from preparing your soil to preserving your harvest. Join us to gain the essential gardening skills and confidence to grow most of your own food. In this course you will learn to: Create and maintain healthy soil, which will grow nutritious, vibrant, health-giving food Analyze and optimize the growing conditions in your garden for the best results possible Creatively collect, use and preserve water for optimal garden health, and protection of this precious … Continue reading MAY 30-JULY 4, 2019: NANAIMO, BC – Growing Organic Food Course

5 Ways to Improve Your Supply of Fruit

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 04, 2019

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By Gabe Nelson at Fruit Growers Supply Fruit yield will mostly depend on the type of fruit tree you are cultivating; however, there are general methods that apply to many varieties. Here are 5 ways to increase your fruit supply:     Know your soil. Plants and fruit trees are a lot like people. Different plants have different needs for nutrients and soil pH. Do a soil sample on the location you want to plant your fruit trees. A soil sample will reveal contents of trace minerals and what you need to fill in to make a healthy soil appropriate for your desired plants or … Continue reading 5 Ways to Improve Your Supply of Fruit

MAY 20-24, 2019: TOFINO, BC – Introduction to Permaculture Design at Cedar Coast Field Station

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 28, 2019

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Join instructor Michael Nickels, from the Seven Ravens Permaculture Academy on Saltspring Island, at this 5-day introduction to permaculture design workshop on Vargas Island. “Permaculture gives us a toolkit for moving from a culture of fear and scarcity to one of love and abundance” Learn step-by-step concepts to build your home-scale permaculture garden and more. When: May 20th to 24th, 2019 Where: Cedar Coast Field Station, Vargas Island (complimentary pick-up/drop-off from Tofino) Cost: $1625, all inclusive.  Learn more and register here.  Questions? Please send an email to info@cedarcoastfieldstation.org for more information. Thank you. What’s Included? Complimentary roundtrip transport from Tofino Harbour to Vargas Breakfast, lunch and dinner Accommodation A … Continue reading MAY 20-24, 2019: TOFINO, BC – Introduction to Permaculture Design at Cedar Coast Field Station

APRIL-JULY, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – Community Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 28, 2019

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If you are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Permaculture through community building, ecological landscape design, pattern literacy and cultivating your “designer’s mind” then come join Lucie Bardos and others for Kelowna’s first 72-Hour Community PDC!   When: The course will take place over 12 Saturday sessions between April 27th – July 27th, 2019 (with breaks for the May and July long weekends). Where: Mission Creek EECO Centre at 2363A Springfield Rd. in Kelowna. Cost: $830. Register: Community Permaculture Course Registration Learn More: https://www.luciebardos.net/courses Contact: luciabardos@gmail.com What is Permaculture? Permaculture is an approach to design modelled on natural ecosystems. It is rooted in … Continue reading APRIL-JULY, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – Community Permaculture Design Certificate Course

APRIL 27, 2019: ALDERGROVE, BC – Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 25, 2019 2 Comments

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Mushroom Cultivation Workshop with Tangled Roots When: April 27, 2019, 11am to 3pm  Where: Coast Salish Territory | Fraser Commons Farm (Parking will be in the field at 1322 256th Street, Aldergrove, BC)  Cost: $60 for the day, participants will take home their own inoculated log (see cost note below**) Register: Pre-registration is required by emailing tangledrootsnature@gmail.com About the Workshop This event takes place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish territory. ************************** Interested in growing your own mushrooms? In this workshop we will dive in the wonderful world of mushroom cultivation using simple DIY methods that you can do at home. This workshop is suitable for … Continue reading APRIL 27, 2019: ALDERGROVE, BC – Mushroom Cultivation Workshop