Growing Kootenay Farmers – February 2015 Events

Posted by Laura Hannant on January 21, 2015 1 Comment

Hey Kootenay farmers and farm-curious folks!

Here in the Creston Valley the robins are hanging around, our Stellar Seeds order is going in, and we’re pretty sure that spring is near. While winter hangs on, it feels like we should be do some indoor gathering – shared learning and dreaming for the season ahead!

So, here’s what we’ve got lined up for a fun February…


1. Land Linking Session and Farmer Social – Slocan Valley

When: Thursday, February 12, 1pm – 9pm

Where: Vallican Whole Community Centre, 3762 Little Slocan South Road, Vallican, BC V0G 2J0

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2. Land Linking Session and Farmer Social – Columbia Valley

When: Saturday, February 14, 1pm-9pm

Where: Lake Windermere Lions Hall, 651 Highway 93/95, Invermere, BC

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Want Land? Got Land?
Are you a farmer looking for land?
Are you a landowner looking for farmers?
We Want You!

Join us for one of our two Kootenay workshops on the nuts and bolts of land linking. If lucky, you may meet your future farmer, or find the right owner with a great piece of land to farm on! We’re inviting farmers and landowners from across the Kootenays to join us.

1:00-6:00PM Land Linking Workshop – Network, Talk Farm Business & Organizational Models, Leases & Licenses, Succession Planning

6:00PM-9:00PM Potluck & Dance – Foodies & Farm Lovers: Join us for an evening of celebration with an all-ages Young Agrarians dinner potluck. Bring a dish to share and tools to eat with. Bring loved ones and friends! We’re working right now to line up some awesome dance-able musical entertainment!


3. Kootenay Young Agrarians Potluck – Creston Valley

When: Saturday, February 21, 5pm-9pm

Where: Snoring Sasquatch, 221-11th Avenue North, Creston BC

Last time we got together at the Snoring Sasquatch, more than 60 people braved winter roads to share some good agrarian company. We warmed the cozy space right up and all kinds of beautiful connections were made. If we remember right, an orphan lamb found a loving home that night!

This time around, we want to focus conversation on how Kootenay YA-types can support each other over the season ahead. Need a barn raised? Want to see shared input purchasing start to happen? Hoping to up your business game? This will be a chance to plan events and re-imagine what YA can do to help grow Kootenay farmers and farmer friends.

Bring a dish to share and your wildest dreams of a vibrant young farmer network!


Funding for our Kootenay Land Linking events is generously provided by the Real Estate Foundation of BC and Columbia Basin Trust.

1 thought on “Growing Kootenay Farmers – February 2015 Events

  1. I got the VV too late for the Feb 12 Vallican land link event, but would like to know more about the Slocan Valley situation. I work some 6000 sq.ft. of beautiful fertile soil on someone else’s land, there is almost 2 acres not being used. Are there gardeners seriously looking for space? Is there any kind of suggested contract? I will pass the info to the landowner, who is busy working away. Thanks, Lesley

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