Young Agrarians Events: Farm Tours & Potlucks, Workshops, Mixers and Land Links!

Young Agrarians collaborates regularly with farmers and farm organizations to offer an ongoing, community-building event series. Since we were born January 2012, the network has coordinated hundreds of events representing hundreds of farmers organizing to build community across Canada! Get in touch with us if you would like to host a Young Agrarians event, or if you’d like an event listed here: community@youngagrarians.org.

Community Calendar

COVID-19 Update: We’re planning a physically-distanced Land Social series this summer! These will take place outdoors on farms across the province, and consist of a farm tour, an introduction circle, and a discussion about land leasing and the B.C. Land Matching Program. Participants will be capped at 50, but often fewer depending on the location. These events will look a little different from farm tours we’ve had in the past, but we hope they’ll be just as fun, inspiring, and community-building.

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Young Agrarians Events:

Land Social listings will be linked as they come online.

AUG 10, 2020: DUNSTER, BC – Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme

AUG 20, 2020: ROBERTS CREEK, BC – Land Social at One Straw Tiny Farm

AUG 22, 2020: YANKEE FLATS, BC – Land Social at Loveland Acres

AUG 22, 2020: FORT ST JOHN, BC – Land Matching Workshop at Rolla Pub

AUG 23, 2020: COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Land Social at Digable Roots Farm

AUG 29, 2020: COURTENAY, BC – Land Social at Pendleton Farm

AUG 30, 2020: TELKWA, BC – Land Social at High Slope Acres

SEPT 19, 2020: NANAIMO, BC – Land Social at The RE Farm

SEPT 26, 2020: NARAMATA, BC – Land Social at Puzzlegrass Farm

TBD WINTER, 2020: ONLINE – Young Agrarians Virtual Mixer! Fill out the online survey to tell us what you’d like to see

Other Food & Farm Events:

AUG 13, 2020: ONLINE – Soil Health and Organic Nutrient Management

AUG 19, 2020: ONLINE – On-Farm Pepper Breeding in Canada Webinar

AUG 29, 2020: VICTORIA, BC – Summer Fruit Tree Pruning

NOV 24-26, 2020: Alberta – Agricultural Excellence Conference

ONGOING: Online and in-person Permaculture Design Courses with Verge

ONGOING: BC COAST – Various Permaculture Design Courses/workshops – permaculturedesign.ca

EVENTS BLOG


AUG 29, 2020: COURTENAY, BC – Land Social at Pendleton Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 08, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Pendleton Farm in Courtenay, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Sarah started Pendleton Farm in the fall of 2019, and has been busy producing mixed vegetables for her own CSA program, the Cumberland farmers’ market, the Comox Bay Farmstand, and local restaurants ever since. We will tour the farm, enjoy a catered meal, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful … Continue reading AUG 29, 2020: COURTENAY, BC – Land Social at Pendleton Farm

AUG 22, 2020: YANKEE FLATS, BC – Land Social at Loveland Acres

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on August 05, 2020

land social at loveland acres

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at Loveland Acres, a small-scale certified organic farm on leased land in Yankee Flats, B.C! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! We will tour the farm, enjoy some a locally prepared food, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We will explore what farming on leased land is like and learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can help you … Continue reading AUG 22, 2020: YANKEE FLATS, BC – Land Social at Loveland Acres

AUG 23, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social at Digable Roots

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 05, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Digable Roots in Duncan, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Meg and Callum are Digable Roots – a new farm in the Cowichan Valley that grows a variety of mixed vegetables, fruits and herbs, and raises ducks and chickens for meat and eggs. Farmers Meg and Callum also raise ten pigs in collaboration with the land owners, Val and Alan. They are preparing their … Continue reading AUG 23, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social at Digable Roots

AUG 10, 2020: DUNSTER, BC – Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme – SOLD OUT

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 31, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme, a small-scale regenerative family farm and bakery on leased land in Dunster, B.C! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! We will tour the farm, enjoy some a locally prepared food, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We will explore what farming on leased land is like and learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can … Continue reading AUG 10, 2020: DUNSTER, BC – Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme – SOLD OUT

AUG 20, 2020: ROBERTS CREEK, BC – Land Social at One Straw Tiny Farm

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on July 29, 2020

Aug 20, 2020 Land Social at One Straw Society

You’re invited to a socially distanced outdoor Land Social at One Straw Tiny Farm in Roberts Creek, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! One Straw Tiny Farm (a One Straw Society project) is focused on building community and local food security. Their mission is to support you in connecting with your community, assisting you in gaining both the knowledge to grow your own food, and the ability to access land. One Straw Society … Continue reading AUG 20, 2020: ROBERTS CREEK, BC – Land Social at One Straw Tiny Farm

Alberta Land Link Workshop 2020

Posted by Alex on July 13, 2020

This online workshop will bring together landowners and new farmers in Alberta to explore the land-linking process, learn about different land agreement options and get tools to find the farmer or farmland for you! Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Time: 6:30–8:00pm Format: Online webinar by video conference & teleconference. Details to be provided upon registration. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qJAvEeYtSGG0vqsky-6ndQ Questions? Contact Alex at centralalberta@youngagrarians.org   Made possible with support from  

August 5th: Webinar- Farm Water Management with Rural Routes to Climate Solutions

Posted by Lilli Klamke on July 11, 2020

When:  Wed, August 5th, 2020; 1:00 PM Where: Online Webinar by Rural Routes to Climate Solutions (Register here!) Presenter: Takota Coen, Coen Farm Cost: Free What: These days farmers and producers seem to either be getting too much rain or not enough, but waiting for the weather to change is just not an option when you are dealing with Alberta’s short growing season. Increasing a farm’s resiliency to drought and flood can make all the difference in an overly wet year….or an overly dry year for that matter.  Proper water management can help improve a farm’s water supply security in … Continue reading August 5th: Webinar- Farm Water Management with Rural Routes to Climate Solutions

University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada-Online Course-Register NOW

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 25, 2020

About the Course: Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relationships. Topics Covered The fur trade and other exchange relationships, Land claims and environmental impacts, Legal systems and rights, Political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, Contemporary Indigenous life, art and … Continue reading University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada-Online Course-Register NOW

June 17: Webinar- Perennial Grains with Rural Routes to Climate Solutions

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 12, 2020

When:  Wed, June 17th, 2020  1:00 PM Where: Online Webinar by Rural Routes to Climate Solutions (Register here!) Presenter: Erin Daly, PhD Candidate, University of Alberta Cost: Free What: Join us to learn about growing perennial grains in Alberta!  PhD Candidate Erin Daly will discuss her research on perennial grains and answer your questions about perennial grain growing in Alberta agriculture. Rural Routes to Climate Solutions is hosting this webinar as Part Two of a series with heir friends from Resilient Rurals.  Resilient Rurals is a partnership between the towns of Bruderheim, Gibbons and Lamont for a regional climate change … Continue reading June 17: Webinar- Perennial Grains with Rural Routes to Climate Solutions

May 5: Webinar – How to Launch Perishable Shipping Business From Scratch

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 04, 2020

Understanding Ag presents Blaine Hitzfield and Brooks Hitzfield, Seven Sons Farms When: May 5, 2020 7:00 – 8:30 pm Central  Fee: $25 (non-refundable) Registration: https://understandingag.com/webinars Blaine Hitzfield, CEO of Marketing & Distribution Blaine has spent his life working on the family farm. During high school Blaine pursued an interest in multimedia design and marketing. Blaine’s interest in marketing served as an integral part of helping his family develop a direct marketing business. Today Blaine is employed full time at Seven Sons and is responsible for overseeing daily marketing and distribution activities. Blaine enjoys sharing the Seven Sons story by speaking to consumer and … Continue reading May 5: Webinar – How to Launch Perishable Shipping Business From Scratch