AUG 10, 2020: DUNSTER, BC – Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme – SOLD OUT

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 31, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme, a small-scale regenerative family farm and bakery on leased land in Dunster, 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!

We will tour the farm, enjoy some a locally prepared food, 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 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 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: Monday August 10, 2020 • 4-7pm

LOCATION: Lheidli T’enneh Territory. 7675 Read Road, Dunster BC, 3km East of Dunster Community Hall by Highway 16. Google map.

REGISTER: SOLD OUT! Due to COVID-19, we have limited spaces and require registration for our events so we can limit the number of attendees to allow for physical distancing. Event is currently at capacity – please register here , or contact Pete at 250-968-4334 or peteam@telus.net, to put your name on the waitlist. Thank you for your interest!

SCHEDULE (times are approximate): 

4-5 Farm Tour
5-6 Introduction circle & B.C. Land Matching Program Overview
6-7 Dinner & Networking

BRING: Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Some food and drinks will be provided, but if you’d prefer you can bring your own meal instead. There will not be any wash stations for dishes available. Optional: face mask.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • 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 jolene@youngagrarians.org)
  • 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 cancel the event and you will be notified by email
  • Roots ‘n Thyme will organize and prepare some locally sourced food and drinks
  • There is an outhouse on site

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This event is free and open to everyone! Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home.
  • Parking instructions
  • Info about any hazards, eg. electric fences, farm dogs, livestock, etc.
  • Join our Young Agrarians Central & Northern BC Facebook Group to stay up to date with all events. 
  • Sign up for our e-newsletter to get events and opportunities for your region delivered straight to your inbox.

SHARE: Planning on joining us? Invite your friends and share the Facebook event!

ABOUT THE LAND

Roots ‘n Thyme is part of Pete Amyoony’s 10 acre property and bedding plant operation where up to 20,000 plants are grown in the spring and up to 80 varieties of tomatoes! With a southern exposure, lots of water and a silty loam soil, the two gardens cover a 1/2 acre and are lush with veggies (and no shortage of weeds, says Pete)! There is also an AMAZING concrete root cellar which keep potatoes, other root crops and apples in good shape until mid-summer of the following year. A mixed fruit orchard adds to the beauty and flavour of the land.

With a secure lease on land, Yann, Kat and baby Zavion of Roots ‘n Thyme, are a young family now nestled in the Robson Valley growing and baking nutrient-dense food for the nearby communities.

“We believe growing chemical-free biodiverse food is activism! We believe small-scale, locally produced food is vital for a sustainable future. We believe the nutritional quality of edible plants depends upon building up fertile soils, abundant in living microorganisms. We believe that by adopting soil health practices we invest in the health of our community, environment and future generations.”

Roots ‘n Thyme has recently launched a sourdough bakery, with the help of the Roth family. They deliver sourdough bread across the region to Valemount, McBride, Dunster and Jasper. In addition they are farming on the land, and expanding production to offer a U-harvest vegetable program.

Check out Roots ‘n Thyme online:

Website: https://rootsnthyme.com/
News Article: What one grower is doing in the face of COVID

UPCOMING EVENTS IN CENTRAL & NORTHERN BC

Not able to join us for this event? Fear not! Here’s a quick look at the dates and places we’ll be visiting this season. 

Monday, August 10 
Roots ‘n Thyme, Dunster

Friday, August 20
Peace Vale Farm, Fort St John

Saturday, August 21
Rolla Pub, Dawson Creek

Sunday, August 30
High Slope Acres, Telkwa

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 Central & Northern BC Land Matcher 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 jolene@youngagrarians.org for more information.


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

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