You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Jewel Creek Farm just outside of Greenwood, B.C. – Boundary country! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event.
Jewel Creek Farm is run by Oliver Glaser in the hills outside Greenwood between Grand Forks and Rock Creek, just over two hours drive from Kelowna, and minutes from Jewel Lake Provincial Park. Be inspired and learn about the farming, permaculture, brewing and eco-tourism hospitality taking place at Jewel Creek Farm and EcoVillage and the opportunity available to join a long-term land cooperative!
The farm already grows a diversity of vegetables, herbs and protein that are used in the farm-to-table dining experience offered on the farm for AirBnB guests and campers. The farm uses sustainable methods to produce food for the incredibly tasty wood-fired pizzas served on site, which we’ll have an opportunity to sample after the tour.
We’ll tour the farm, network, and look at the opportunity available for off-grid and partially off-grid home sites and food production. Your regional Land Matcher will share information about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can help you find the perfect farmer for your land – or farmland where you can build your dream farm business.
Land Socials connect farmers and farmland holders, and set them up to receive ongoing support through the B.C. Land Matching Program. Both farmers seeking land and farmland holders thinking about sharing land are encouraged to attend – as well as anyone who loves food, farming, and getting out onto the land.
DATE: Saturday, September 11, 2021 • 2-5 pm PST
LOCATION: Unceded Syilx (Okanagan) territories. 2680 Jewel Lake Rd, Greenwood, BC V0H 1J0
Turn off Hwy 33 just east of Greenwood a few minutes and turn right up Jewel Lake Rd. You’ll find the Jewel Creek Farm sign on the right hand side of the road, 15 minutes drive from Greenwood.
Drive down the driveway and follow the parking signs where you’ll be parked and follow the signs to where we’ll gather to start the tour at the main residence of the farm.
If you’re interested in staying the night on the farm after the event to enjoy Jewel Lake and the surrounding area, you can book a stay at the farm’s Airbnb barrel cabins! You can also bring a tent to pitch in the area of the property reserved for campers.
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):
2:30-3: Intro Circle & B.C. Land Matching Program Overview
3-4: Farm Tour
4-5: Food & Networking
BRING: Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Pizzas will be provided, but if you’d prefer you can bring your own food instead. Craft beer produced on site will also be available for purchase so bring cash if you’d like to indulge in a cold beverage. Good walking shoes or sandals are a must in order to tour the terrain of the property. Optional: face mask.
- Please stay home if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, OR if you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are completing a period of self-isolation as mandated by public health, OR if you have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days. Refer to the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool for more information.
- We welcome cancellations at any time – you can do so through Eventbrite, through the link in your registration confirmation email, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know if you aren’t able to attend so we can open up a spot to someone else.
- 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.
- This event is free and open to everyone! Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home.
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About Jewel Creek Farm & EcoVillage
The farm is located only minutes north of Greenwood and only an hour from Osoyoos, 142 acres with Jewel Creek running through it as well as at least one artesian spring. It has great sun exposure, good top soil and is big enough for several families to live on self sufficiently.
It has crown land on 3 sides and trails all around. The intention on the unzoned land is to find like-minded people who would like to build a natural home, yurt or tiny house designed to minimize ecological disturbance and maximize use of the fertile, previously cleared areas for organic farming and gardening.
The farm already produces its own solar power. Grey water is treated naturally and used for irrigation. Composting toilets are provide humanure for some gardens and plants.
The long-term vision for the property involves hosting workshops, retreats, and small festivals related to sustainability, music and the arts. The goal is for those on the land to join in local and sustainable food production.
The farm invites people to join who have some skills and experience in community living, natural building, establishing off-grid energy systems, permaculture, organic farming, educational programs and/or are simply and wonderfully handy, hardworking, hands-on folks. This is a place for practical, hard working, rational, freethinkers who enjoy life, being active and healthy, and believe in sustainability.
Check out Jewel Creek Farm online:
YA U-Map Land Listing: https://maps.youngagrarians.org/locations/55448
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 146 matches on over 6,000 acres to date! The Columbia Basin – Kootenay Land Matcher will be attending the event to answer any questions the B.C. Land Matching Program. For those unable to join us, you can send a message to email@example.com for more information.
The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in the Columbia Basin by the Province of British Columbia, with support from Columbia Basin Trust and Patagonia.