MARCH 19, 2022: TERRACE, BC – Northwest Growers Conference

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on February 15, 2022

You’re invited to the Northwest Growers Conference in Terrace, BC! Join us for an afternoon gathering of Skeena & Bulkley Valley producers to share information and support the development of new producers! The Northwest Growers Conference is being hosted at Hidden Acres Farm and Treehouse Resort in Terrace, BC. The event is sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture | Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP).

WHENSaturday, March 19, 2022 | 12:30 – 4:30 PM

WHERE: Hidden Acres Farm and Treehouse Resort, 3527 River Dr, Terrace, BC, V8G 3P2

REGISTER: Due to limited spaces, we ask everyone planning to attend the conference to register. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE!

FACEBOOK: Please join the Facebook event and invite all your farmy friends! Also feel free to share on any community pages or message boards.

EVENT TO INCLUDE:

  • Farm Tour
  • Extending the Growing Season with Cameron Bell
  • Animal Husbandry with Vicky Serafini
  • Seed Saving with Jolene Swain
  • Grain Production with Jonathan Knight
  • Root Crop Production and Storage with Jacob Beaton

*NOTE: Presentations subject to change*

A Bit About Our Presenters

Cameron Bell:

Cameron has over 6 seasons of production experience, and is finishing his third year farming in the Skeena Valley. His experience managing a high tunnel in Ontario and working for an agricultural consulting and contracting firm supported his progression in protected culture and controlled environment agriculture when he started his business in Terrace. He has managed educational gardens and youth farm programs, and trains new staff at his operation every year.

Jolene Swain:

Jolene has been producing vegetables and saving seed in the Kispiox Valley since 2015. Her experience as an organic verification officer and Land Matcher with Young Agrarians contributes to her ability to communicate information to farmers. Her seeds are for sale locally and through the BC Eco Seed Coop.

Vicky Serafini:

Vicky is the owner and operator of Thimbleberry Farm, located in Terrace, BC. The farm’s operations include a market garden, pastured poultry, rabbit meat, and laying hens. Thimbleberry Farm is a small-scale, no-till farm, where just under 30 varieties of crops are grown with limited mechanization. Fertility is built on the farm through mulching, composting, and raising animals in conjunction with growing vegetables, herbs, and fruit. Thimbleberry Farm attempts to create a balanced agro-ecological system that encourages both plants and animals to thrive.

Jonathan Knight:

Jonathan Knight has been farming organically in the Kispiox Valley since 2009. Jonathan is also an accomplished baker and miller with a past bakery, True Grain Bread on Vancouver Island, as well as co-coordinated the establishment of the Skeena Bakery in New Hazelton.

Jacob Beaton:

Jacob Beaton has been growing food in the northwest for many years, and farming with his family at Tea Creek Farm for the past 3. A recipient of the BCAF Indigenous Business Award, he leads a team coordinating training programs and production at the farm. Their mechanized approach to field production is one of the largest operations in the region, and roughly 10,000 lbs of potatoes were harvested in 2021.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • Proof of vaccination required.
  • Please follow physical distancing guidelines and keep 6 feet apart from other people. 
  • Masks are required in all indoor spaces and recommended outdoors
  • If provincial health guidelines for events change, we may cancel or modify the event and you will be notified via email.

Additional Information

Questions? Email morgan@youngagrarians.org

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