OCT 9: SPARWOOD, BC – Elk Valley Round Table Farming Discussion & Potluck Social

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 17, 2018

Join us in the Elk Valley for a round table discussion and potluck social! This is a regional event and we are hoping to see people from Elkford and Fernie too! Live in Crowsnest Pass and interested in local food security and farm related activities? Great! We would love to have you there!

Date: Tuesday October 9, 2018
Time: 4:30 – 7:30 pm 
Location:  Sparwood Senior Drop In Centre 101 4 Ave, Sparwood, BC
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Exploring Farming Opportunities 

The evening will include a presentation from Gillian Saunders about the effectiveness of electric fencing as a tool to protect fruit trees, livestock and wildlife. Gillian has funding to provide cost sharing opportunities for land owners to install their own electric fences. 

Have land you would like to see farmed? Looking for land to farm? Hailey Troock, Columbia Basin Land Matcher, will share information regarding the  Columbia Basin Land Matching Program.

Young Agrarians has a few spots available in our Business Mentorship Network, which aims to provide new farmers with an opportunity to build their business knowledge and use it to grow their farm operations to achieve long-term viability. Ultimately we hope to see farmers produce an increase in: crop yields, revenues, and where possible, area of land in production. Brittny Anderson, Columbia Basin Coordinator, will discuss opportunities for seasoned farmers to participate as mentors and new farmers as mentees. 

Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home. This event is free and open to everyone!

Young Agrarians Supporting Local Food Systems

Young Agrarians (YA) is a network for new and young ecological and organic farmers. The network is made up of a diverse array of food growers and lovers: rural and urban farmers, market gardeners, seed savers, food activists, bee keepers, community gardeners, food/farmer organizations and more- working to steward land and soil, and grow our local food systems.


Additional Information
  • Children are welcome to join us us for this event but please leave pets at home.
  • Not sure what to bring to the potluck? Consider supporting your local, organic farmer and/or food producer and find inspiration with their ingredients. Also, it is greatly appreciated if you can include a little card with the ingredients list for your dish in case people have food allergies/sensitivities
  • Have space in your car? Need a ride? Post on Kootenay Ride Share
  • Join our Young Agrarians Columbia Basin Facebook Group to stay up to date with all events. 
  • Let us know you are joining us buy confirming your attendance on our Elk Valley Round Table and Potluck Social Event Page.

    If you have any questions please contact Brittny Anderson, Columbia Basin Young Agrarians Coordinator:


    Thank you!


    This event was sponsored by the District of Sparwood.


    The Columbia Basin event series is made possible with funding from Columbia Basin Trust.

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