JUL 31, 2022: Chase, BC – Land Social at Honking Goose and Ikigai Farm

Posted by Tessa Thompson on July 05, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social and Farm Tour at Honking Goose and Ikigai Farm – featuring an extra special Puppet Show – in Chase, B.C. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event. 

We’ll tour the farm, network, and look at the steps to building a successful land sharing relationship. Your regional Land Matcher will share information about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can help you find the perfect farmer for your land – or farmland where you can build your dream farm business. And then we will share delicious food and enjoy a puppet show production by Runaway Moon Theatre. 

Honking Goose is a multi-generational small-scale regenerative farm practicing no-till gardening and raising cows, pigs, and chickens using rotational grazing. They love to share what they have learned! Ikigai Farm leases 2 acres of farmland from Honking Goose and independently runs a certified organic produce farm. We supported the farms with their lease agreement through the B.C. Land Matching Program.

Land Socials connect farmers and farmland holders, and set them up to receive ongoing support through the B.C. Land Matching Program. Both farmers seeking land and farmland holders thinking about sharing land are encouraged to attend – as well as anyone who loves food, farming, and getting out onto the land.

DATE: Sunday, July 31st, 2022 • 4-8 pm

LOCATION: Secwepemc Territory.  6133 VLA Rd. Chase, BC. 

REGISTER:  Please register on eventbrite so we have an idea of attendance.

SCHEDULE (times are approximate): 
4-5 Farm Tour
5-6 Introduction circle & B.C. Land Matching Program Overview
6-7 pm Potluck, Refreshments & Networking
7-8 pm Puppet Show by Runaway Moon Theatre Company

BRING: Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on and sturdy shoes for walking the farm. Please bring a dish to share, a plate, and tools to eat with.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Please stay home if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, OR if you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are completing a period of self-isolation as mandated by public health, OR if you have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days. Refer to the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool for more information.

We welcome cancellations at any time – you can do so through Eventbrite, through the link in your registration confirmation email, or by contacting tessa@youngagrarians.org. Please let us know if you aren’t able to attend. If provincial health guidelines for events change, we may cancel the event and you will be notified by email.

AVIAN FLU PROTOCOLS: To prevent the spread of the current avian flu, if you keep poultry or have visited a farm or household that does, please wash your boots before coming onto the property.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This event is free and open to everyone! Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home.

  • Not sure what to bring to the potluck? Consider supporting your local, organic farmer and/or food producer and find inspiration with their ingredients. Also, it is greatly appreciated if you can include a little card with the ingredients list for your dish in case people have food allergies/sensitivities

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Runaway Moon brings to you “The Miraculous (After)Life of Isidro, Patron Saint of Farmers”, told with storytelling traditions from the Middle Ages up until the present. It will be fascinating and fun for farmers and families and folk of all kinds.

Did you know that there is a Patron Saint of Farmers? Well there is one – his name is Isidro, and he lived in Spain, in the 11th and 12th centuries. Legends tell of many miracles that took place around him. Or perhaps farming itself is a miracle – bringing forth vegetables of all colours and shapes with the help of the sun, the rain, and the soil.

About Honking Goose and Ikigai Farms

Honking Goose is a multi generational small scale regenerative farm on the South Thompson River. They are focused on rotational grazing using electric fencing of cows, pigs and chickens. They use no-till gardening or minimal till wherever necessary. They produce a wide variety of food for themselves including sweet potatoes, dairy, and meat. They love to share what they have learned!
Ikigai Farm leases 2 acres of farmland from Honking Goose farms and independently runs a certified organic produce farm. Their vision is to be active community members by providing healthy food to individuals as well as local restaurants. Above all they want abundance, happiness and creativity in their daily lives. The name Ikigai comes from a Japanese concept which refers to one’s reason for being; that which causes an individual to wake up each morning feeling inspired and filled with vigour. We supported the farms with their lease agreement through the B.C. Land Matching Program.


Not able to join us for this event? Fear not! Save the date for a farmer social coming up:



Through the B.C. Land Matching Program, Young Agrarians offers support to farmers looking for land for their farm business, and landholders looking for farmers to farm their land. We’ve made more than 227 matches on over 9,600 acres to date! The Okanagan Land Matcher will be attending the event to answer any questions the B.C. Land Matching Program. For those unable to join us, you can send a message to tessa@youngagrarians.org for more information.

The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in the Okanagan by the Province of British Columbia, with support from the Real Estate Foundation.

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