EVENT RECAPS: 2021 Columbia Basin Farm Club & Land Socials

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 31, 2022

From June to December 2021, Young Agrarians teamed up with four farms and six organizations and educators to present the Columbia Basin Farm Club event series, an on- and off-farm opportunity to learn together. Over 160 producers and farm-curious folks joined us over the course of the ten in-person and online events! We also hosted two Land Socials for the BC Land Matching Program, bringing together 60 people at three different locations!

Read on for more information and links to videos, photos and resources from the events below!

Monday, July 26 & Sept 25 ~ ONLINE & IN-PERSON

Young Agrarians, Flyway Farm and Forest and the Spilli Station Cafe presented a Virtual Farm Tour and Farm-to-Table Demo and Land Social in Spillimacheen.

Event recap: https://youngagrarians.org/event-recaps-video-tour-and-land-social-at-flyway-farm-and-forest-spilli-station-cafe/

Saturday,  August 28 ~ ON-FARM 

Young Agrarians and Stone Meadow Gardens presented an on-farm production season talk about veggie and flower production, including a farm tour in Tarrys.

Event recap: https://youngagrarians.org/event-recap-specialty-cut-flower-farm-tour-at-stone-meadow-gardens/

Saturday, September 11 ~ ON-FARM

Young Agrarians hosted a Land Social, including a guided walking tour and pizza feast, at Jewel Creek Farm outside of Greenwood B.C., minutes from Jewel Lake!

Event recap: https://youngagrarians.org/event-recap-land-social-at-jewel-creek-farm/ 

Sunday, September 19 ~ ONLINE

Young Agrarians presented an online “can-a-long” all about food preserving, processing and added value to preserve your garden bounty! Thanks to the West Kootenay EcoSociety for helping promote this event!

Event recap: https://youngagrarians.org/virtual-canning-workshop-online-food-processing-preserving-value-add-can-a-long/

Monday, September 27 ~ ON-FARM

Young Agrarians, Kootenay and Boundary Farm Advisors and Bent Plow Farm presented an on-farm event and thematic discussion in Blewett.

Event recap: https://youngagrarians.org/event-recap-farm-tour-at-bent-plow-farm/

Sunday, October 3 ~ OUTDOORS IN-PERSON

Young Agrarians and EartHand Gleaners Society presented an outdoor, in-person workshop on plant fibre processing in Nelson.

Event recap: https://youngagrarians.org/event-recap-outdoor-flax-fibre-processing-workshop

Sunday, October 24 ~ ON-FARM

Young Agrarians and Kootenay Local Agricultural Society presented Tool School in Krestova at Linden Lane Farms.

Event recap: https://youngagrarians.org/event-recap-tool-school-3-0-at-linden-lane-farms

Sunday, November 14 ~ ONLINE

Young Agrarians and Fields Forward present a virtual tour of the NEW Kootenay Farms Food Hub!

Event recap: https://youngagrarians.org/event-recap-kootenay-farms-food-hub-tour/

Monday, November 29 ~ ONLINE

Young Agrarians and Basin Business Advisors presented a Virtual Drop-in Business Support and Brainstorming Session for the 2022 season and beyond!

Event recap: https://youngagrarians.org/event-recap-virtual-business-support-session/

Monday, December 20 ~ ONLINE

Young Agrarians and friends presented a Farmer Slideshow Year-End Social! This event wasn’t recorded but you can learn more.

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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 hailey@youngagrarians.org for more information.



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