Photo of Late Bloomers Flower Farm, by Damaris Riedinger
We are postponing this event. If you’d like to be notified by email when we reschedule, please register on eventbrite.
Stay well farm friends!
Join us in Chilliwack, BC for a casual social and potluck on self care for farmers. Make 2020 your best season yet by establishing self care practices to reduce stress and enhance your wellbeing both on and off-farm.
Farmer Self Care Social
WHEN: Monday, March 23rd, 2020 – 6pm-8:30pm
6:00pm- Introduction to the Facility (facilitated by a Thrive Collective Counsellor)
6:30pm- Introduction Circle (for attendees) (why you came, what you do)
7:00pm- Short Group Exercise
7:30pm- Discussion Panel
8:00pm- Potluck Dinner
REGISTER: Register here (free of charge, although donations are welcome to support our programs in 2020. Note there are only 18 spaces available.)
BRING: Please bring your favourite dish to share. If possible, it would be wonderful if you’re able to also bring a list of the ingredients used in your dish incase anyone has food intolerances / dietary restrictions.
SHARE: Planning on joining us? Please join the Facebook event, invite your friends, and share!
Questions? Get in touch with Ashlee at email@example.com
About the evening
The beginning of farming season is an important time to consider our self care routines. We often feel so rested, rejuvenated, and excited about the season ahead after a long winter, that some of us forget how burnt out, exhausted and defeated we may have felt last August or September or whenever your busy season is. This is an opportunity for us to address our self care now, and establish good habits for the coming year.
Join us for an evening of self care, and socializing with fellow farmers in your community. During this event you will have the opportunity to meet one of Thrive Collective’s incredible counsellors, and learn about their space and their services. You will also get a chance to connect with other farmers who may be going through, or have gone through burnout, and mental health concerns.
This is a casual event. There will be an opportunity to share your situation, experiences, ask questions and express concerns; however no one will be put on the spot or asked to share if it’s outside of their comfort zone. This is a judgement free zone, with zero obligation to actively participate in any discussions, those coming to purely listen are very welcome.
We will also have a panel discussion of local farmers where we will chat about positive routines, and habits, and personal experiences involving mental health in agriculture. Lastly, we’ll conclude the evening with a potluck dinner, and networking.
We are thrilled that a few fantastic local farmers will be joining us to kickstart the discussion on farmer self care. Meet the panelists:
- Kendall of Central Park Farms
- More panelists coming soon
- Carpooling is encouraged! Have space in your car? Need a ride? Post in the Facebook event discussion
- Join our Young Agrarians Lower Mainland Facebook Group to stay up to date with all events in the area.
- Check out other upcoming food & farm events on our events page.
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