On September 27, 2021, Young Agrarians, Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors and Bent Plow Farm presented the fifth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series, an evening farm tour and discussion at Bent Plow Farm in Blewett, BC, 10 minutes from Nelson.
Despite the drizzle, 23 people showed up to tour the farm with owners and operators Emma and Scott and talk about the ins and outs of market garden production for CSAs, succession planting, irrigation, building soil and more.
Thank you to our hosts, KBFA and everyone who braved the rainy weather to join us! Check out some photos from the tour and more about Bent Plow below.
Learn more about Bent Plow Farm:
In 2016 Emma and Scott started up Bent Plow Farm in Blewett after farming in Ontario. Fast forward five years and the now farming family of three are working with a full-time employee (yay Julie!).
They operate a thriving certified organic market garden that services the Nelson Farmers Market, more than 125 families in the community through their CSA and the Farms to Friends program with the EcoSociety. Learn more about Bent Plow in this YA blog post from 2019!
Learn more about KBFA:
The Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors (KBFA) is an agricultural extension program that provides producers with free technical production support and information from a network of specialized resources, including independent consultants and academics. KBFA helps find solutions to farm-specific production issues, coordinates educational events and connects producers to information.
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If you have any questions please contact Hailey@youngagrarians.org.
GOT LAND? WANT LAND?
Through the B.C. Land Matching Program, Young Agrarians is offering support to farmers looking for land for their farm business and landowners looking for farmers to farm their land. The Columbia Basin Land Matcher will be attending the event to answer any questions about accessing land through this program. For those unable to join us, you can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Columbia Basin event series is made possible with funding from Columbia Basin Trust.