SEP 10, 2020: CHILLIWACK, BC – Land Social at Yarrow Ecovillage

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 20, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Yarrow Ecovillage in Chilliwack, 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! Yarrow Ecovillage is an intentional community that consists of co-housing and a 20-acre organic farm. The farm portion is leased to several farmers who grow vegetables, flowers, and food forestry products. They currently have some land available for lease for the right fit, as well as some housing opportunities for sale. 

We will tour the farm, enjoy a catered snack, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We’ll 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, September 10 • 5:30-8:30pm

LOCATION: Stó:lō Territory, 42312 Yarrow Central Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 5E2

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.

SCHEDULE: (times are approximate)

5:30 First farm tour
6:00 Second farm tour
6:30 Introduction circle & B.C. Land Matching Program Overview
7:15 Dinner & Networking
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.

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 ashlee@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 need to cancel the event and you will be notified by email.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This event is free and open to everyone! Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home.
  • There may be limited parking for guests in the Eco Village parking lot, and additional street parking is available nearby.
  • Join the Young Agrarians Lower Mainland Facebook group to stay up to date with all events and workshops
  • 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 YARROW ECOVILLAGE COMMUNITY FARM

Yarrow Ecovillage Community Farm  is a 20-acre certified organic community farm located at Yarrow Ecovillage. Farmers lease land, run their individual operations, and work together to share advice, experience and resources. They also collaborate on a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Harvest Box program to supply fresh organic produce to the ecovillage and the surrounding communities of Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Yarrow. The farm is located at Yarrow Ecovillage, a 33-household co-housing / ecovillage community.

Learn More About Yarrow Ecovillage:

Website: yarrowecovillage.ca/

Facebook: facebook.com/Yarrow-Ecovillage-Community-Farm

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 ashlee@youngagrarians.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.

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