You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Nutrient Dense Farm in the Squamish Valley, B.C.! 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. This event is hosted in partnership with the Squamish Food Policy Council.
Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Nutrient Dense Farm is run by farmers Lindsay and Stefan in the heart of the Upper Squamish Valley. They grow a diversity of vegetables and livestock with the health of the farm’s ecology at the forefront. They farm using biodynamic methods that stimulate the farm’s inherent fertility and health through the integration of crops and livestock, the restoration of on-farm biodiversity, and with the mindfulness of the influential energy of the sun, moon, and planets, aligning the farm with the cosmic frequency.
We’ll tour the farm, network, and look at the steps to building a successful land sharing relationship. 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: Monday, August 9, 2021 • 4:30-7pm
LOCATION: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Territory. 1788 Magee Road, Squamish Valley B.C.
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):
4:30-5:30 Farm Tour
5:30-6 Introduction circle & B.C. Land Matching Program Overview
6-7 Food & Networking
BRING: Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Catered snacks will be provided, but if you’d prefer you can bring your own food instead. There will not be any wash stations for dishes available. 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 email@example.com. 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 Nutrient Dense Farm
Nutrient Dense Farm is run by farmers Lindsay and Stefan in the heart of the Upper Squamish Valley. They grow a diversity of vegetables and livestock with the health of the farm’s ecology at the forefront. They farm using biodynamic methods that stimulate the farm’s inherent fertility and health through the integration of crops and livestock, the restoration of on-farm biodiversity, and with the mindfulness of the influential energy of the sun, moon, and planets, aligning the farm with the cosmic frequency.
Nutrient Dense Farms strives to find a balance and diversity of crops and livestock that enables the farm to be as self-sustaining as possible. As biodynamic farmers, they are working to develop their own sense and observe the more subtle formative forces at work in nature, and to use their own insights and intuitive knowledge to further enhance the vitality of their farm. Their Biodynamic farm will be ever-evolving, as will they!
After establishing their farm business by growing on urban lots in Squamish for several years, the farmers moved onto their current property in the Squamish Valley in 2019, where they have been busy preparing the land. Nutrient Dense Farm is a star of the B.C. Land Matching Program because of their unique lease agreement. They have a 26-year lease on their new home-farm, which means the farmers can make investments in the soil and infrastructure with their long-term farm vision in mind. We have been thrilled to watch their farm blossom over the last few years, and look forward to the magic that is created in the coming decades.
Check out Nutrient Dense Farm online:
About Squamish Food Policy Council
The Squamish Food Policy Council (SFPC) has been advancing sustainable place-based food systems and food security initiatives in the region since 2015. Our mission is that ALL members of Squamish have access to enough nutritious, safe, ecologically sustainable, and culturally appropriate food at all times. Squamish Valley food and agricultural lands are protected and productive, and producers, processors, growers, foragers, and knowledge holders are valued and supported.
Check out Squamish Food Policy Council and Squamish Climate Action Network online:
UPCOMING LOWER MAINLAND EVENTS
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.
Sunday, September 19: SOUTHLANDS GRANGE – Tsawwassen
Date TBD: ABUNDANCE FARM – Chilliwack
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 Metro Vancouver – Fraser Valley 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Bullitt Foundation and Patagonia.