You’re invited to a socially distanced outdoor Land Social at One Straw Tiny Farm in Roberts Creek, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event.
Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! One Straw Tiny Farm (a One Straw Society project) is focused on building community and local food security. Their mission is to support you in connecting with your community, assisting you in gaining both the knowledge to grow your own food, and the ability to access land. One Straw Society hosts various workshops, volunteer days and events at One Straw Tiny Farm, and they are so excited to welcome you!
We will tour the farm, enjoy a pre-packaged catered snack, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We will explore what farming on leased land is like and learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) can help you find the perfect piece of land for you to build your dream farm business – or the perfect farmer for your land. Your regional Land Matcher, Ashlee will share information and answer questions about land matching and how leasing land works. Both farmers seeking land and farmland holders thinking about leasing land are encouraged to attend – as well as anyone who loves food, farming, and getting out onto the land!
DATE: Thursday August 20th
LOCATION: This gathering is taking place on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the shíshálh (Sechelt) and Sḵwx̱wúmesh (Squamish) Nations today known as Roberts Creek.
REGISTER: Due to COVID-19, we require registration for our events so we can limit the number of attendees to allow for physical distancing. Please register here to reserve your spot.
We’ll kick off with a farm tour from One Straw, then learn about the BCLMP and leasing, followed by an introduction circle, then time to enjoy a snack and network!
BRING: Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. A catered snack will be provided, but if you’d prefer you can bring your own instead. There will not be any wash stations for dishes available. Optional: face mask.
- Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of illness, or have been in contact with any confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients. We welcome cancellations at any time (you can do so through eventbrite or by contacting email@example.com
- Please follow physical distancing guidelines and keep 6 feet apart from other people. No handshakes or hugs please!
- Masks are not required, but bring one to wear if you’d like.
- We will have a hand sanitizer station for your use throughout the event. Please refrain from touching tools, pets and livestock, and door handles etc. on the farm.
- If provincial health guidelines for events change, we may need to cancel the event and you will be notified by email.
- A light snack will be provided by a local caterer.
- Washrooms are available at the Roberts Creek Beach two blocks away. Other closer accommodations can be made upon request.
- This event is free and open to everyone! Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home.
- Parking will be available out front of the Gumboot Restaurant along Roberts Creek Road. Please refrain from parking in the restaurant parking lot.
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ABOUT ONE STRAW SOCIETY & ONE STRAW TINY FARM
The One Straw Society was founded in 1995 by Robin Wheeler. Robin was known as a leader, activist, teacher, homesteader and so much more. Robin envisioned and created One Straw from the ground up in hopes to create a platform to help people with different skills and resources come together to support one another.
As the organization grew, One Straw arranged a community seed exchange event (Seedy Saturday), a digital bulletin board was created to share farm goods, and the live and Learn and Sustainable Living Arts certificate programs were established, all bringing a wealth of resources and knowledge into the community.
One Straw has many initiatives such as the Ocean Vegetables Community Garden, Fruit Tree Project, Grow Your Own Dinner Program and more. One Straw Society continues to evolve to provide education, advocacy and community connections, empowering people to access and engage in a local, resilient, and sustainable food systems. We are excited to see One Straw Tiny Farm grow and flourish, and continue to provide growing space, workshop and event access to the community!
GOT LAND? WANT LAND?
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 81 matches on over 4,600 acres to date! The Land Matcher for the South Coast region will be attending the event to answer any questions about accessing or offering land through this program. For those unable to join us, you can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley by the Province of British Columbia, with support from the Real Estate Foundation of B.C., Bullitt Foundation, and Patagonia.