Tag Archives: Columbia Basin

REPORT RECAP: Kootenay & Boundary Regional Adaptation Strategies

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 09, 2019

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This post provides a summary of some key points taken directly from the 64-page Regional Adaptation Strategies: Kootenay & Boundary report, published July 2019. Questions about this project and report can be sent to emily@bcagclimateaction.ca. If you have questions about Kootenay and Boundary programming and support for your farm’s adaptation strategy or Environmental Farm Plan, contact coordinator@kbfa.ca. The full report can be accessed online here.  Background The Kootenay & Boundary Adaptation Strategies plan was initiated by the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative to address priorities identified through both the 2012 Climate Change Risk & Opportunity Assessment and the … Continue reading REPORT RECAP: Kootenay & Boundary Regional Adaptation Strategies

EDITORIAL: Thank you for an amazing first year of land matching in the Columbia Basin / Kootenays!

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 31, 2019

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It seems almost unfathomable that a year has already gone by since the B.C. Land Matching Program came to the Columbia Basin / Kootenays with generous support from the Province of British Columbia and Columbia Basin Trust. I often catch myself telling people I meet through this role that we’re a few months in, then I have to correct myself; it has been a year already. So much has happened in a span of twelve months. My gratitude and enthusiasm for this wild ride is something I want to share with you! FROM SHOPIFY TO SHEEPIFY: How I came to be a … Continue reading EDITORIAL: Thank you for an amazing first year of land matching in the Columbia Basin / Kootenays!

EVENT RECAP: MOBILE SEED CLEANER DEMO & TOUR AT WINDERBERRY & EDIBLE ACRES FARM

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 29, 2019

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On Tuesday, July 23rd, twelve active and aspiring farmers gathered at Winderberry Farm and Edible Acres in beautiful Windermere, BC, to participate in a seed cleaning demonstration, farm tour and potluck. Participants included some of the host farm’s young farm staff, new and returning, some local Windermere farmers and a few who drove in from as far away as Fernie. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to join us for some or all of the afternoon and of course to our hosts Lin and Oliver! During the seed cleaning demo, Chris Thoreau from FarmFolkCityFolk provided a detailed explanation of … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: MOBILE SEED CLEANER DEMO & TOUR AT WINDERBERRY & EDIBLE ACRES FARM

How to Sell your Products through the Kootenay Co-op’s True Local Program

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 26, 2019

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One of the most common questions we hear from new farmers and producers in the Kootenays is about how to get their products into the local market. The Kootenay Co-op is an important sales channel for locally produced food in the Kootenays through the True Local Program. Our Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Hailey Troock, interviewed Nadine BenRabha, the True Local Program Coordinator, to learn more about how farmers and food producers can sell through the Kootenay Co-op. What started in 1975 as a food buying club run by volunteers in the Slocan Valley has since blossomed into a community-owned store that has almost … Continue reading How to Sell your Products through the Kootenay Co-op’s True Local Program

AUGUST 18, 2019: CRESTON, BC – Creston Valley Farm Tour, Potluck & Live Music

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 24, 2019

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Join Young Agrarians in Creston and Erickson for a multi-farm tour to learn about four unique farms in the Creston Valley! Alongside our host farms, there are several farms and orchards along the way that make for a scenic route. Time is provided to enjoy and find local bounty along the way.  WHEN:  Sunday, August 18, 2019. 2-8pm. WHERE:  Bike (35 mins) or drive (10 mins) between locations (click here for route link). Join for the whole tour or drop in along the way! 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Wloka Farms Fruit Stand (3524 Crowsnest Hwy) 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Yaqan … Continue reading AUGUST 18, 2019: CRESTON, BC – Creston Valley Farm Tour, Potluck & Live Music

OCT 25-16, 2019: ROSSLAND, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 15, 2019

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Photo credit: Thomas Nowaczynski, Photographing farmers at Linden Lane Farms Columbia Basin Mixer October 25th – 26th 2019, Red Mountain Resort, Rossland BC The Columbia Basin Mixer is coming together! This fall, join us at Red Mountain Resort, and the new Nowhere Special Hostel for two days of workshops and gathering. This year’s mixer will be integrated with the Basin Food Summit’s Agriculture Forum on Friday October 25th, and continue on Saturday October 26th with more in-depth programming for new and young farmers. In the spirit of YA mixers, this will be an opportunity to engage and network, share ideas and … Continue reading OCT 25-16, 2019: ROSSLAND, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

JULY 23, 2019: WINDERMERE, BC – Mobile Seed Cleaner Summer Tour & Potluck at Winderberry & Edible Acres Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 27, 2019

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Join Young Agrarians and FarmFolk CityFolk at Winderberry & Edible Acres Farm in Windermere, BC for a mobile seed cleaner demo, farm tour, and potluck social! This event is free and open to everyone.  Join us as anytime from 3:00 onward as we: – Introduce you to the FarmFolk CityFolk mobile seed cleaner – Talk about the essentials of seed cleaning – Give you a chance to use some equipment and clean some of your own seed Guided farm tours will be offered at 4 pm and 5 pm. Join in the Young Agrarians potluck social at 6:00 pm with members of the local farming … Continue reading JULY 23, 2019: WINDERMERE, BC – Mobile Seed Cleaner Summer Tour & Potluck at Winderberry & Edible Acres Farm

WORK TRADE FOR ACCOMMODATION: VALLICAN, BC at Where the Pavement Used to End Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 19, 2019

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Looking for farm accommodation for work trade? Where the Pavement Used to End Farm in beautiful Vallican, near Nelson, BC might be the right fit for you! ABOUT Where the Pavement Used to End We are a 3 acre homestead/hobby farm working towards expanding into a market garden and farm stand.  We have a large vegetable garden and many fruit and nut trees along with about 65 laying hens and a roadside egg stand. We use organic practices however our farm is not certified organic. DESIRED QUALITIES Previous farm labour experience preferred, good work ethic, reliability. TASKS AT THE FARM Tasks will mainly be in … Continue reading WORK TRADE FOR ACCOMMODATION: VALLICAN, BC at Where the Pavement Used to End Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 7 acres of sloped, deer-fenced land in Wynndel, BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on June 13, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region! ABOUT THE LAND This land opportunity is located in the community of Wynndel, on the south eastern side of Kootenay Lake and northern end of the Creston Valley. The total area of the non-ALR property is 10 acres, with 7 acres deer-fenced and cleared of trees. The west-facing slope looks over Kootenay River. The property is situated on a hillside with forested Crown land above. The previous owner grew strawberries and pumpkins … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 7 acres of sloped, deer-fenced land in Wynndel, BC

JUNE 16, 2019: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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Join us at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova, Central Kootenay, for a tool demonstration with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, farm tour & potluck social! Date: Sunday June 16, 2019 Time: 4-8pm Location: 3850 Krestova Road in Krestova, near Nelson, BC SHARE: Please invite your friends and share the Facebook event!  Kootenay Local Agricultural Society Tool Library The Tool Library is a unique resource available to the public. Kootenay Local Agricultural Society (KLAS) members receive a discount.  Tools were carefully selected to ensure they would help farmers be more efficient, but which—because of cost or infrequency of need—farmers wouldn’t buy themselves. … Continue reading JUNE 16, 2019: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society