Join Spotted Moose Farm and YA for a fun filled day of innovative agriculture and community building in the Shuswap! We will have demonstrations in the afternoon followed by an evening farm tour, potluck and barn dance. Chris will take visitors through the magic of their natural, bio-intensive, and no till gardening system.
Stick around for a fire, potluck and barn dance, and there will be plenty of space to put up a tent for anyone wishing to stay the night and avoid the drive home!
Where: Spotted Moose Farm, 5067 Line 17 Road, Celista, BC
When: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 10:00AM-12:00AM (Farm Tour & Potluck starts at 4:00pm)
Schedule of events
10:00am-12:00pm: Work Exchange from 10am-12pm. Volunteer some time to prepping beds, transplanting, and other farm tasks and learn from Chris while you work.
12:30-3:30pm: Mini Workshops on the BCS walk behind tractor, broad fork, compost tea and foliar sprays. Chris will go into their use, a bit of the microbiology behind this technique, and then participants will get to try out applying it to crops.
4:00pm: Farm Tour
6:00pm: Potluck dinner
8:00pm-12:00am: Barn Dance
** Free camping (bring your own tent and gear), and Sunday breakfast by donation**
About Spotted Moose Farm
At the start of our second year in operation, Spotted Moose Farm is excited about bringing the latest in permaculture and sustainable closed loop farming techniques to the Shuswap. Located on an agriculture rich bench above Shuswap lake and surrounded by mountains and lush cedar forests, we’re excited to be building and sharing the latest in sustainable systems – including permaculture orchards, hugel kultur beds, holistic management, aquaponics, and natural soil building methods.
Farmer Chris Pisesky has spent the last 8 years travelling the world to learn from farmers and gardeners pushing the limits of innovation, and is excited about sharing the future of agriculture and food production.
The most exciting aspect of Spotted Moose Farm is the potential for a genuine closed loop agricultural system. We’re moving towards a highly productive, yet naturally created system which relies 100% on inputs that we create ourselves from the farm and the local area. We’re pushing the limits , trying to maximize output without having to import any amendments, even the organically approved ones, into our system. Our permanent raised garden beds are already incredibly fertile and productive after our first year, and we pride ourselves on caring for and enhancing the soil food web in order to build healthy soils which will take care of us and our plants in perpetuity.
Workshops & Demonstrations
We will be offering workshops and demonstrations from 12:30-3:30pm on our dynamic gardening system. This system is as natural as it gets while maintaining a highly productive state, and we will be discussing the pros and cons, giving demonstrations on:
- making compost/worm teas and foliar sprays
- the broadfork and its simple yet amazing application
- the BCS walk behind tractor which gives us an edge in maintaining a highly productive yet natural garden space.
There’s lots of parking space, space for camping, and you can check out the farm animals including: goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, guinea fowl, and peacock.