AUG 28, 2021: TARRYS, BC – Farm Tour at Stone Meadow Gardens

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 03, 2021

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Stone Meadow Gardens in Tarrys, BC (between Nelson and Castlegar)!

This is the third event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes.

Join owners and operators Sarah and Carl as we wander the enchanting landscape that is their flower farm and talk about the ins and outs of greenhouse and field production, succession planting, marketing, sales and more!

Stone Meadow Gardens cultivates hundreds of varieties of cut flowers on approximately 2.5 acres in the West Kootenay region of southern BC. They focus on succession planting a wide range of interesting blooms to use throughout the season in their mixed bouquets which are sold through their popular bouquet subscription program (over 200 summer members and 100 spring) , at their on-farm shop, and to a local grocery chain.

This is their 7th season of “full-time” farming and after starting with both veg and flowers, they switched exclusively to growing flowers about 4 years ago. Another main focus of the farm is cultivating dahlias. They grow over 5,000 plants annually, which they use for cut flowers, and at the end of the season they harvest and divide the tubers (a very laborious job!) that they sell over winter via their website. They ship the tubers out in the spring and have sent packages to every Canadian province and territory except Nunavut!

Don’t miss out on this in-person farm tour and chance to ask these two passionate flower farmers all your questions. There are only 30 spots available for this event so if you’re interested in joining us on August 28th, register now!

DATE: AUG 28, 2021 • 5-7pm

LOCATION: Traditional and unceded territories of the Ktunaxa, Sinixt and Syilx Nations. 2273 BC-3A Castlegar, BC V1N 4P1

REGISTER: Due to COVID-19, we require registration for our events so we can limit the number of attendees to allow for physical distancing. PLEASE REGISTER HERE to reserve your spot. This event is free and open to everyone!

SCHEDULE:

5:00 pm: Arrival
5:15-5:30 pm: Intro circle
5:30-7:00 pm: Tour and discussion
7:00 pm: Departure

BRINGOptional: face mask. Bring a swimsuit and towel too if you’d like to dip in the nearby Slocan River!

Learn more about Stone Meadow Gardens:

Web: https://www.stonemeadowgardens.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stonemeadowflowers

Instagram: @stonemeadowflowers

Check out the rest of the events this season in this blog post. Don’t miss an update by subscribing to our Columbia Basin/Kootenay newsletter!

Additional Information

  • Families are welcome to join us us for this event but please leave pets at home and please register every member so we have accurate registration numbers.
  • Parking is available on the farm but please try to avoid parking in front of the farm stand, as it will still be open to the public during the tour. Carpooling is encouraged.
  • Join our Young Agrarians Columbia Basin Facebook Group to stay up-to-date with all events.

If you have any questions please contact Hailey@youngagrarians.org.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • Please stay home if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, OR if you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are completing a period of self-isolation as mandated by public health, OR if you have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days. Refer to the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool for more information. 
  • We welcome cancellations at any time – you can do so through Eventbrite, through the link in your registration confirmation email, or by contacting hailey@youngagrarians.org. Please let us know if you aren’t able to attend so we can open up a spot to someone else.
  • Please follow physical distancing guidelines and keep 6 feet apart from other people. No handshakes or hugs please!
  • Masks are not required, but bring one to wear if you’d like.
  • We will have a hand sanitizer station for your use throughout the event. Please refrain from touching tools, pets and livestock, and door handles etc. on the farm.
  • If provincial health guidelines for events change, we may cancel the event and you will be notified by email.

GOT LAND? WANT LAND? 

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.


THANK YOU!

CBT

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

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