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

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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 thousands 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

SAVE THE DATES: Lots of amazing farmer events coming up this Fall and Winter!

Young Agrarians Events:

DEC 14, 2019: MOOSE JAW, SK – Saskatchewan Agrarians Mixer

JAN 11-12, 2020: FALLIS, AB – Central Alberta Mixer

JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

FEB 15, 2020: AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS, BC – Save the date for: Wet and Wild: Farming Funghi Forum

Other Food & Farm Events:

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

JAN 8 & 9, 2020: CRANBROOK. BC – Year-Round Sustainable Grazing Systems Workshop

JAN 14, 2020: KEREMEOS, BC: BC Agriculture and Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

JAN 16, 2020: SALMON ARM, BC: BC Agriculture and Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

JAN 16-17, 2020: WILLIAMS LAKE, BC – BC INTERIOR SOILS CONFERENCE

JAN 18, 2020: MERRITT, BC: BC Agriculture and Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

JAN 22, 2020: TARRYS, BC: BC Agriculture and Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

JAN 30-FEB 1, 2020: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Pacific Agriculture Show

FEB 10, 2020: COMOX VALLEY, BC: BC Agriculture and Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

FEB 22, 2020: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Pruning Basics Workshop

FEB 23, 2020: LADYSMITH, BC – Pruning Basics Workshop

FEB 26 – 28, 2020: REVELSTOKE, INVERMERE, CRESTON – Agri-tourism as a Diversification Tool for BC Farms

FEB 28-MAR 1, 2020: RICHMOND, BC – BC Certified Organic Conference 2020

MAR 5-6, 2020: BRANDON, MD – Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm Conference

MAR 6-8, 2020: HARRISON HOT SPRINGS, BC: BC Farmers’ Market Conference

MAR 18-21, 2020: MONTREAL, QC – Regeneration Canada Living Soils Symposium

EVENTS BLOG


JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 09, 2019

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Join us in Duncan, Vancouver Island for a workshop series for farmer wellness. Make 2020 your best season yet with a toolbox of practices to reduce stress and enhance your wellbeing both on and off-farm. Young Agrarians and Harmony Yoga and Wellness Center present: Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers – Gentle stretching – Deep breathing – Learn to learn to calm the mind and tame the nervous system.  4 DATES: Mondays, 3-4:30pm | January 20, 27, February 3, 10 WHERE: Harmony Yoga Centre, 360 Duncan Street, Duncan, BC COST: A suggested $20 donation for the full four sessions can be paid online during … Continue reading JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

EVENT RECAP: YA Mixer @ the Basin Food Summit ~ Rossland

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 28, 2019

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On October 25 – 26, 2019, over 100 people joined us at Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC, for the Columbia Basin Mixer. The three-day Basin Food Summit kicked off on October 24th with the Food and Buyers Expo. The YA Mixer coincided with the Agricultural Forum on day two, with the third day full of unique programming aimed at new and young entrants into agriculture and food production. Participants attended the event from all across BC, travelling from as far away as Vancouver Island and central BC to join in the multi-day programming aimed at knowledge sharing, capacity building, establishing new relationships … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: YA Mixer @ the Basin Food Summit ~ Rossland

JANUARY 11 & 12: FALLIS, AB – YOUNG AGRARIANS CENTRAL ALBERTA WINTER MIXER

Posted by Alex on November 27, 2019

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Calling all farm dreamers and food growers! Join us for our 3rd annual Central Alberta Winter Mixer in Fallis, AB. This two-day event will focus on farm inspiration, skill sharing and community building to help you grow your farm. There will be workshops on choosing profitable farm enterprises, writing a business plan and creating your farm brand, as well as stories from successful farm start-ups. Meet with other farmers and share ideas, struggles and successes and find mentors and supporters to learn what works right here in Central Alberta. And come for the fun! There will be farmer slide shows, delicious food, campfires and more!!! When: Saturday, January 11 – Sunday, January 12, 2020 … Continue reading JANUARY 11 & 12: FALLIS, AB – YOUNG AGRARIANS CENTRAL ALBERTA WINTER MIXER

Dec 14: Moose Jaw, SK – Agrarians Mixer at the Wandering Market

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 24, 2019

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At long last, Young Agrarians is headed to Saskatchewan! Join fellow farmers and food lovers for an afternoon and evening of learning, sharing and fun! This event is free and open to everyone.  WHEN: Saturday, December 14th from 1:00 pm to midnight LOCATION: The Wandering Market, Moose Jaw, SK. Google map directions. REGISTRATION: This event is free but we kindly ask that you let us know you are coming here. SCHEDULE: 1:00 – Arrival/ Welcome Introductions Young Agrarians: How We’re Growing the Next Generation of New Farmers Networking activity Burning Topics Round Tables Lessons on Stating a Farm Ian and Christina King run  Northwood Farm Farmer Slideshows – bring 10 of your … Continue reading Dec 14: Moose Jaw, SK – Agrarians Mixer at the Wandering Market

EVENT RECAP: Forrest Farm Tour & Potluck ~ Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 21, 2019

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On Sunday, November 3, 2019, 30 people braved the first day of daylight savings to join us over the course of the afternoon at Forrest Farm in Salmo for a farm tour and fireside potluck, enjoying several delicious soups made from the farm’s bounty! Participants joined us from the communities of Rossland, Salmo, Glade, Thrums, Blewett, Krestova, Bonnington, Argenta and Nelson. Amongst the awesome group of food enthusiasts, it was great to see other local food producers out at the farm from Bent Plow Farm, Earth Temple Gardens, Glade Organics, Hoedown CSA, Linden Lane Farms, Salix and Sedge and Little Miss Gelato.  Thank you to our awesome hosts … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Forrest Farm Tour & Potluck ~ Salmo

Dec 7, 2019: Onanole, MB – Agrarian Mixer & Potluck at Rackham Hall

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 13, 2019

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We are beyond excited to be organizing another Young Agrarians event in Manitoba! Join fellow farmers and food lovers for an afternoon and evening of learning, sharing and fun! This event is free and open to everyone.  WHEN: Saturday, December 7th from 1:00 pm to midnight LOCATION: Rackham Hall near Onanole, MB. Google map directions to Rackham. REGISTRATION: This event is free but we kindly ask that you let us know you are coming here. SCHEDULE: 1:00 – Arrival/ Welcome Introductions Young Agrarians: How We’re Growing the Next Generation of New Farmers Networking activity Tackling the Challenges of a New Farmer – Round Table Discussions Getting … Continue reading Dec 7, 2019: Onanole, MB – Agrarian Mixer & Potluck at Rackham Hall

EVENT RECAP: Ferment & Feast ~ Castlegar

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 06, 2019

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On October 6, 2019, over 40 food and fermentation enthusiasts joined us over the course of the afternoon at the Doukhobor Discovery Center for a hands-on workshop, roundtable discussion and intimate potluck inside the museum! Participants joined us from the communities of Grand Forks, Rossland, Salmo, Vallican, Castlegar, Glade, Thrums, Nelson, and Harrop. Thank you to our amazing workshop hosts Leeza Zurwick from Happy Gut and Jess Bowman, our roundtable participants, hosts at the DDC and everyone who came out! Read on for a recap of the day’s activities and discussions! FERMENTATION WORKSHOP  The day began with a presentation by Leeza from Happy Gut about … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Ferment & Feast ~ Castlegar

NOV 3, 2019: SALMO, BC – Tour, Soup-Making & Potluck at Forrest Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 16, 2019

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Join Young Agrarians at Forrest Farm in Salmo, BC for a daylight savings farm tour, outdoor fireside duck soup-making and potluck social. This event is free and open to everyone. Please let us know if you can join us by selecting “Going” in the Facebook event. This will help to ensure we have enough soup to go around!  WHEN: Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 2-6pm LOCATION: 1244 Airport Road, Salmo B.C. V0G 1Z0 BRING: Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with, warm footwear and clothes and a chair or a blanket. At this time of year, we’re always prepared for a little bit … Continue reading NOV 3, 2019: SALMO, BC – Tour, Soup-Making & Potluck at Forrest Farm

OCT 9, 2019: Sooke, BC – Apprenticeship Enrichment on Seed Saving

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 04, 2019

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Join ALM Organic Farm in Sooke on October 9, 2019 for an apprentice enrichment day about seed saving, selection processing and marketing for apprentices and others who are interested in seed saving for farms.  It’s a potluck and at the end of the day folks can stay on and help us process seeds. When: October 9, 2019 from 10am-2pm Where: 3680 Otter Point Rd, Sooke, BC Schedule:  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Seed workshop and walk around. • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Potluck RSVP: Email mary@almfarms.org Mary Alice Johnson, owner of Full Circle Seeds, will be facilitating the event with … Continue reading OCT 9, 2019: Sooke, BC – Apprenticeship Enrichment on Seed Saving

DEC 1, 2019: Cowichan, BC – VANCOUVER ISLAND LAND LINK

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 30, 2019

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VANCOUVER ISLAND LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 1-6PM Location: The HUB at Cowichan Station – 2375 Koksilah Road, Duncan, BC QUW’UTSUN TERRITORY Please RSVP: Register now Facebook: Don’t forget to join the Facebook event  to share with your community and coordinate ride sharing in the discussion! Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Vancouver Island Land Matcher, Azja at: azja@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Farmer Q&A! GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for land? We want you! Join … Continue reading DEC 1, 2019: Cowichan, BC – VANCOUVER ISLAND LAND LINK