We are excited to share this event from Islands Organic Producers Association (IOPA)! To celebrate National Organic Week, IOPA will be hosting a farm tour and discussion about organic certification at Healing Farm in W̱SÁNEĆ Territory (Saanich, BC) on September 21.
Learn About Organic Certification on the Farm
In celebration of Organic Week, join us for a free farm tour of certified organic Healing Farm in Saanich BC! Learn more about what it takes to achieve organic certification, the benefits and challenges, land and animal stewardship, and how organic farming contributes to the big picture of sustainability.
New and transitioning FARMERS and FOODIES are welcome!
Date & Time: Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
About Healing Farm
The tour will be facilitated by Mike and Sharyn Romaine who – over the last 12 years – have transformed bare land into a certified organic farm with over 1000 fruit trees and significant diversity. They grow cherries, plums, apples, peaches, nectarines, grapes, blueberries, currants, almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts. Healing Farm also produces honey, eggs, dried fruit, juice and a broad variety of vegetables.
“If you wish to contribute to the long term sustainability and the health of the planet then becoming certified organic is an important step on that path.” – Mike and Sharyn