POSTPONED – MAR 23, 2020: CHILLIWACK, BC – Farmer Self Care Social

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 04, 2020

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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

WHEREThrive Collective: 203-5960 Tyson Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 3R5

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.)

BRINGPlease 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

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.

Learn more about Thrive Collective Counselling and Wellness. 

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Cheers to good farming friends!

Farmer Panel

We are thrilled that a few fantastic local farmers will be joining us to kickstart the discussion on farmer self care. Meet the panelists:

Additional Information

If you have any questions please contact Ashlee, Metro Vancouver – Fraser Valley Land Matcher: | 604-613-7834