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 dozens of events representing 1000’s 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 Spring and Summer!

Young Agrarians Events:

JULY 19, 2019: AGASSIZ, BC – Abundance Community Farm Tour and Potluck Social

JULY 20, 2019: EDMONTON AB – Picture a Farmer Film Screening

July 20, 2019: EDMONTON, AB – From Seed to Sourdough: Plant Breeding for Low Input Systems

JULY 23, 2019: WINDERMERE, BC – Mobile Seed Cleaner Summer Tour & Potluck at Winderberry & Edible Acres Farm

JULY 27, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – Farm Tour, Sheepskin Tanning Demo & Potluck at Kelowna Free Graze Lamb

JULY 27, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – City Beet Tour & Social

AUG 9, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – Multi-Farm Tour & Potluck Social (Rosy Farms, Greener Pastures Ranching, Swiss Leaf Farms)

AUG 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

AUG 11, 2019: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Manna Farm

AUG 11, 2019: SODA CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Puddle Produce Farm

AUG 11, 2019: TSAWWASSEN, BC – Tsawwassen Farm School Open House & Potluck Social

AUG 18: CRESTON, BC – Save the date for a multi-farm tour

SEPT 8: 100 MILE HOUSE, BC – Save the date for a farm tour, potluck, and land lease social at Big Rock Ranch! 

OCTOBER 25-26: ROSSLAND, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer!

Other Food & Farm Events:

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

JUNE-AUG, 2019: Abbotsford, Penticton, Creston, Winlaw, Invermere, Windermere, Cranbrook, Okanagan, Nanaimo, Duncan, etc. BC – Organic Vegetable Seed Production Workshops

JULY 24, 2019: TSAWWASSEN, BC – Power Fencing for Rotational Grazing Seminar. Download poster here:  fencing-workshop.jpg

JUNE 27, 2019: WEBINAR – How Farmers Can Sell Carbon Removal

JULY 20, 2019: MONTREAL, QC – Science du sol et agriculture régénératrice: Théorie et pratique

JULY 20, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – Seeds of Knowledge at UBC Farm

AUG 6, 2019: TSAWWASSEN, BC – Cover Cropping Workshop with SPEC & Tsawwassen Farm School

AUG 8 & 9, 2019: VERNON, BC – AGM & Provincial Field Day: BC Forage Council

AUG 14, 2019: RICHMOND, BC – On-Farm Drainage Workshop with SPEC & Richmond Farm School

AUG 21, 2019: RICHMOND, BC – Pollinator Diversity Workshop with SPEC & Richmond Farm School

AUG 24, 2019: RICHMOND, BC – Practical Integrated Pest Management Workshop with SPREC & Richmond Farm School

AUG 24, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Fruit Beer Festival

AUG 30, 2019: RICHMOND, BC – Building Healthy Soils Workshop with SPEC & Richmond Farm School

SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC –  SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

SEPT TBA, 2019: GREENWOOD, BC – Regenerating Soil Life and Health
with Nicole Masters

OCT 24 & 25, 2019: ROSSLAND, BC – 2019 Basin Food & Buyers Expo + Ag Forum

NOV 8-9, 2019: RICHMOND, BC – BC Seed Gathering

EVENTS BLOG


AUGUST 10, 2019: PIGEON LAKE, AB – Reclaim Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Alex on July 17, 2019

Reclaim farm tour

Reclaim is an urban farm turned rural farm that grows quality greens & veggies year round in the heart of Alberta. Ryan Mason and his team of fabulous farmers use low impact and organic practices to grow seasonal salad mixes and unique varieties of greens, radishes, beets, carrots, and squash. You can find Reclaim’s produce at multiple farmers markets and more than 50 restaurants in Edmonton. Join us as we learn about how Reclaim has gone from a small plot of land in the city to a year-round operation that grows some of the tastiest veggies around! We’ll top off the tour … Continue reading AUGUST 10, 2019: PIGEON LAKE, AB – Reclaim Farm Tour & Potluck

Columbia Basin Mixer this October!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 15, 2019

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Photo credit: Thomas Nowaczynski, Photographing farmers at Linden Lane Farms Columbia Basin Mixer October 25th – 26th 2019, Red Mountain Resort, Rossland BC The Columbia Basin Mixer is coming together! This fall, join us at Red Mountain Resort, and the new Nowhere Special Hostel for two days of workshops and gathering. This year’s mixer will be integrated with the Basin Food Summit’s Agriculture Forum on Friday October 25th, and continue on Saturday October 26th with more in-depth programming for new and young farmers. In the spirit of YA mixers, this will be an opportunity to engage and network, share ideas and … Continue reading Columbia Basin Mixer this October!

SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 12, 2019

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What is the Feeding Growth “Scale Your Progressive Food Business” workshop series? This series of five workshops provides practical tips for progressive retail and packaged goods companies to reach and maintain success. Each workshop follows the Feeding Growth recipe: personable and caring food industry mentors share advice; participants engage in hands-on exercises; and the helpful community of progressive change-makers connects over tasty local food. The series culminates with a keynote event celebrating our graduates and the local food movement. Learn more and register here!  THE “SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS” WORKSHOP SERIES RUNS EVERY FALL, FROM LATE SEPTEMBER TO LATE NOVEMBER, AT A FREQUENCY OF ONE … Continue reading SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

July 30, 2019: EDMONTON, AB – From Seed to Sourdough: Plant Breeding for Low Input Systems

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 10, 2019

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Learn about the selection process, organic wheat agronomy, and the traits farmers, buyers, and bakers are looking for. The day will feature new research from the University of Manitoba Participatory Plant Breeding program and a tour of new organically-bred wheat varieties and farmer-bred wheat lines. Speakers: Michelle Carkner, Natural Systems Agriculture Lab, University of Manitoba Ward Middleton, Midmore Farms and Farmer Breeder Kaelin Whittaker, Real Bread Alberta When: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 1:00PM to 4:30PM | $10 Where: University of Alberta Research Farm, Edmonton, AB For more information and to register contact info@organicalberta.org or call 587-521-2400

Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair – Call for Presenters & Vendors

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 09, 2019

Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair

A day of presentations, vendors, food & inspiration regarding Earth conscious, self-reliant living. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.  We are eager to recruit presenters and vendors for the 4th Annual Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair. The Fair will be taking place on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at the Hub at Cowichan Station. Presentations will be 45 minutes in length, and we are looking for topics related to the intention of the Homesteading Fair, ‘ Fostering Earth conscious, self-reliant living’. We have had amazing presentations over the past 3 years, and look forward to continuing to share inspiration and education! There … Continue reading Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair – Call for Presenters & Vendors

July 20, 2019: Edmonton, AB – Picture a Farmer Film Screening

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 08, 2019

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We are excited to tell you about the first screening for the short documentary: Picture A Farmer – celebrating Alberta women in Agriculture.   Check it out on Saturday, July 20th at 3:00pm at the Garneau Theatre, 8712 109th St. Edmonton, AB. Free tickets can be ordered at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/picture-a-farmer-screening-tickets-64678775960 Please share with your network! Picture a farmer – a Documentary Picture a Farmer is a documentary that challenges the conventional perceptions of women’s roles on the farm. Women have always been a critical part of farm life, yet they are often not seen as farmers. Women on farms raise children, cook meals, maybe tend … Continue reading July 20, 2019: Edmonton, AB – Picture a Farmer Film Screening

AUG 11, 2019: DELTA, BC – Tsawwassen Farm School Open House & Potluck Social

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 03, 2019

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Join us at Tsawwassen Farm School in Delta, BC for an farm tour and potluck social! This event is free and open to everyone. Join us at the Tsawwassen Farm School for a farm tour showcasing their orchard, market garden and livestock (hog and chickens) operation. The tour will be given by the farm manager, followed by a potluck social where you get to meet, chat and network with other farmers and food systems players in the area. When: Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 4-7:30pm Schedule (times are approximate):  4-5 Farm Tour 5-5:30 Intro Circle 5:30-7:30 Potluck Social Feel free to come for … Continue reading AUG 11, 2019: DELTA, BC – Tsawwassen Farm School Open House & Potluck Social

AUG 11, 2019: SODA CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Puddle Produce Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 02, 2019

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Join us at Puddle Produce Farm in Soda Creek (near William’s Lake), BC for our first Cariboo Land Social with a farm tour, potluck social, and discussion on farming on leased land! Come get inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Farmer Brianna has built up a hugely productive farm in the 3 years she has been leasing this land, and we are lucky to be able to spend the day learning on-site about her experiences building the farm and business! We will tour the farm, enjoy a potluck lunch, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful … Continue reading AUG 11, 2019: SODA CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Puddle Produce Farm

AUG 11, 2019: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Manna Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 02, 2019

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Join us at Manna Farm in Duncan (Vancouver Island), BC for our first Vancouver Island Land Social with a farm tour, potluck social, and discussion on farming on leased land! Come get inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! The South Island offers many exciting land opportunities – including Manna Farm, which is looking for a new farmer starting in the 2020 season though the B.C. Land Matching Program. Farmer Elia has built up a hugely productive and diversified farm in the 4 years she has been on these 22 acres, and we are lucky to be able to … Continue reading AUG 11, 2019: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Manna Farm

EVENT RECAP: KLAS Tool School at Linden Lane Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on June 28, 2019

Andrew Carr explains how the KLAS tool library works

On Sunday, June 16, thirty farmers, food lovers and friends gathered at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova, Central Kootenay, for a tool demonstration with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, farm tour and potluck social. The event brought out folks to the farm over the course of the afternoon from toddlers to farmers with five decades of experience. The event kicked off with an introduction circle. Everyone in the circle had the opportunity to tell the group a little bit about themselves and their interest in growing. Most of the group was visiting from nearby communities in Crescent Valley, Pass Creek and … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: KLAS Tool School at Linden Lane Farms