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

young agrarians events

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.

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AVIAN FLU NOTICE: To prevent the spread of the current avian flu, if you keep chickens or have visited a farm or household that does, please wash your boots before visiting farms.

Young Agrarians Events:

JUN 30, 2022: ONLINE- Weigh Your Options for Accessing Farmland (With BC Young Farmers)

JUL 9, 2022: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm

JUL 10, 2022: KEREMEOS, BC – Land Social and Farm Tour at Similkameen Nurseries

JUL 16, 2022: SURREY, BC – Farm Tour & Potluck at A Rocha Farm

JUL 17, 2022: AGASSIZ, BC – Farm Tour at Mielle Meadow Certified Organic Farm

JULY 31, 2022: CHASE, BC – Land Social at Honking Goose / Ikigai Farm

AUG 7, 2022: ARMSTRONG, BC – Land Social and Potluck at Pilgrims Produce

AUG 7, 2022: SMITHERS, BC – Land Social at Wild Leek Meadows

AUG 14, 2022: SAANICH, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Peas and Carrots Farm

AUG 28, 2022: COURTENAY, BC – Land Social at Wild Bee Florals

SEP 17, 2022: SURREY, BC – Land Social at Seed of Life Farm

Other Awesome Community Events:

JUL 12, 2022: LEDUC COUNTY – Leduc County Cover Crops Field Day

JUL 15-18, 2022: EDMONTON – Holistic Management Course

JUL 25, 2022: OKANAGAN FALLS, BC – Irrigation Efficiency Field Day (FORAGE)

JUL 26, 2022: SUMMERLAND, BC – Irrigation Efficiency Field Day (TREE FRUIT)

Ongoing Events:

ONGOING: A Growing Culture – Hunger for Justice Weekly Series

ONGOING: Virtual Skill-share Series with Soul Fire Farm

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

NFUniversity: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month

NFU 2SLGBTQ+ Farmer & Farmworker Gathering: The 4th Wednesday of every month

EVENTS BLOG


JUL 16-17, 2022: Agassiz, BC – Farm Tour at Miellie Meadows

Posted by Fai Hui on June 24, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor  Farm Tour at Miellie Meadows in Agassiz, B.C.! Miellie Meadows is a certified organic farm that supplies the local community with seasonal fruits, vegetables and specialty Items. The farm itself is situated on Agassiz’s high ground, and has been farmed organically for at least 57 years and counting. The current growing space consists of 7,000 square feet of garden beds, an 800 square foot unheated greenhouse, over 20 mature blueberry bushes, and boasts a 35 tree apple tree orchard from the famed Brae Island Heritage Apple Orchard in Fort Langley. With a sound and stable … Continue reading JUL 16-17, 2022: Agassiz, BC – Farm Tour at Miellie Meadows

JUL 16, 2022: SURREY, BC – Farm Tour & Potluck at A Rocha Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 20, 2022

You’re invited to a Farm Tour & Potluck at A Rocha Farm in Surrey, BC! A Rocha is a christian non-profit focused on caring for the environment through education, conservation science and sustainable agriculture. Their farm is about 2.5 acres with about half of their production in a no-till system (they just switched over this year!). Their primary focus is their CSA with 170 shares, but they also sell at their farm market on site, do a bit of wholesale and restaurant sales, and donate shares/produce to partner agencies through grants and donations. Their team varies quite a bit through … Continue reading JUL 16, 2022: SURREY, BC – Farm Tour & Potluck at A Rocha Farm

JUL 10, 2022: Keremeos, BC – Land Social and Farm Tour at Similkameen Nurseries

Posted by Tessa Thompson on June 16, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social and Farm Tour at Similkameen Nurseries in Keremeos, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event. Come learn from farmers Josh Brown, Erik Knechtel, David Lemieux, and Dejan Nad of Similkameen Nurseries Ltd., an organic nursery business specializing in fruit trees.  They are an operation on approx 20 acres of leased land. Established in 2015 in Cawston, BC, the business has grown to be one of the largest … Continue reading JUL 10, 2022: Keremeos, BC – Land Social and Farm Tour at Similkameen Nurseries

AUG 28, 2022: Courtenay, BC – Land Social at Wild Bee Florals

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 10, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social at Wild Bee Florals in Courtenay, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event.  Come learn from leasing farmer Thanu about Wild Bee Florals, a cut flower operation on two neighbouring properties in Courtenay, on a total of one acre of leased land. Thanu reached out to start a conversation about a search for land through the B.C. Land Matching Program in 2019 when she was planning her … Continue reading AUG 28, 2022: Courtenay, BC – Land Social at Wild Bee Florals

EVENT RECAP: Land Social at Bear Spring Eco Retreat, Beasley BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 26, 2022

We were thrilled to gather on Friday, May 13th, for a Land Social at Bear Spring Eco Retreat and Dutch Girl Peonies in Beasley, B.C. (near Nelson), unceded and traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Sinixt and Syilx Nations. Sixty-five wonderful humans joined us from across the Kootenay-Boundary from as far east as Cranbrook, as far north as Meadow Creek and as far west as Grand Forks! Thank you to our hosts, artists, farmers, vendors and everyone who joined us! The evening kicked off with an introduction circle (our largest one yet at a Kootenay regional Land Social!) and then we … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Land Social at Bear Spring Eco Retreat, Beasley BC

JUNE 19, 2022: OLIVER, BC – Farm Social at Road 13

Posted by Tessa Thompson on May 20, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Farm Social at Road 13 in Oliver B.C. Come celebrate the summer solstice with folks who love food, farming and wine!  If you’re curious about viticulture, winemaking, soil science, organic grape production, or if you just want to spend a beautiful evening enjoying a lovely catered meal and wine, hanging with the Young Agrarians network. Come check out Road 13’s newly-certified organic vineyard with us! We will tour the farm and hear from a soil scientist, viticulturalist, and a winemaker about how they work together to produce delicious grapes for wine making. Topics of Discussion: … Continue reading JUNE 19, 2022: OLIVER, BC – Farm Social at Road 13

How to Make a Boot Dip to Prevent Infectious Diseases

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 18, 2022

boot dip

Boot dips can reduce the spread of infectious diseases among farm livestock. Avian Influenza, for example, can be transmitted from bird to bird by feces, dust, and dander. Humans can facilitate the spread of the virus by unintentionally tracking these materials from farm to farm on their shoes. A boot dip is a disinfectant foot bath used to kill disease-causing organisms on footwear, used to prevent the spread of livestock diseases. A boot dip may be a good idea for you and your staff to use before you enter your brooder or chicken coop as a way to prevent diseases … Continue reading How to Make a Boot Dip to Prevent Infectious Diseases

JULY 9, 2022: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on May 06, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm in Rose Prairie, B.C. (near Fort St John). If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about and interested in learning more about the farm, join us for the event! Be inspired and learn about the incredible regenerative farming that can be done in a farm coop! Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm is looking for like minded farmers to join their new regenerative farm coop and operate their own farm enterprise in a cooperative setting. We’ll tour Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm and their cattle and farm … Continue reading JULY 9, 2022: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm

JUNE 5, 2022: Mill Bay, BC – Land Social at Hayward Farms

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on May 06, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social at Hayward Farms in Mill Bay, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event.  Come learn from leasing farmers Ron and Morgan about Hayward Farms, a mixed livestock and vegetable operation on 22 acres of leased land. Established in 2017 in Sooke, the business is now in its sixth year. Ron and Morgan were looking to relocate their business from their original site when they reached out for … Continue reading JUNE 5, 2022: Mill Bay, BC – Land Social at Hayward Farms

JUNE 1, 2022: ONLINE – Solar Installations on the Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on May 04, 2022

You’re invited to a free webinar on Solar Installations on the Farm. It’s well-known that Alberta has some of the best potential for solar power in all of Canada. It’s also common knowledge that installing solar panels on your property can drastically reduce electricity bills.  In addition to these benefits, a solar installation can also be an upgrade that pays for itself, protects your farm from rising energy costs, increases your property value, all while protecting the environment for future generations.   It’s getting harder and harder to ignore solar energy so Richard Fleck of KCP Energy is back to talk … Continue reading JUNE 1, 2022: ONLINE – Solar Installations on the Farm