July 6: Introduction to Organic Certification, Farm Tour & Potluck, Richmond, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on May 30, 2015

Farm Tour Potluck & Organic Certification Workshop at Shady Acres Farm Richmond BC

Join us for a farm tour, workshop, and potluck at Shady Acre Farm in Richmond BC, a new semi-urban farm that is preparing to transition to organic certification! Learn what you need to know if you want to certify your farm, what the benefits and challenges of certification are, and how to get the process started. The workshop will be facilitated by Mel Sylvestre of UBC Farm.

When: July 6, 2015 | 4:30PM – 6:00PM WORKSHOP | 6:00PM – 8:00PM TOUR & POTLUCK

Where: 12520 Blundell Rd, Richmond, BC

Cost: $5 (Workshop Only – Potluck/Tour FREE)


After the workshop, we’ll have a friendly potluck supper – bring a dish to share and tools for eating with! Can’t make the workshop? Join us for the meal at 6PM!

Farm is at the very back of the property, please drive slowly past the house at the front to avoid kicking up dust. Also, if you have a camping chair or two, bring them along!

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Shady Acres Planting

About the farm:

Shady Acre Farm, a newly started, half-acre mixed vegetable farm, is a partnership of two graduates of the UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture. Karly Pinch & Michaela Horner, who each transitioned from very different careers, have joined together to grow a certified organic farm business.  They sell at a small farmers market, have a 35 person CSA program, and hope to continue to grow in the coming years.

They’re also one of the mentee farms of the Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network

Farm Tour Potluck & Organic Certification Workshop at Shady Acres Farm Richmond BC