Southern BC: It’s a question that stumps many of us, from farmers to food policy makers to farmers’ market fans: how do we get more farmers on farmland when land prices are so high? Farmland access and land management are hot topics in British Columbia. A fresh-off-the-press report by FarmFolk CityFolk, CRFAIR, Young Agrarians and Deer Crossing the Art Farm profiles four on-the-ground projects as inspiration for land access solutions. The report’s authors affirm that they are “jointly committed to ensuring that the next generation of farmers in BC have access to land to develop viable farm operations, and that elder generations of farmers are … Continue reading Four Innovative Ways to Access B.C. Land – B.C. Farmland Access Report is Out!
We’re excited to kick off our 2013 Lower Mainland farm & potluck series collaboration with Vancouver Urban Farming Society: bring your friends, family & loved ones- let’s feed each other! Tour: 5-6pm SOLEFood Street Farms @ corner of Pacific & Carrall Potluck: 6-9pm The Hive, 128 W. Hastings, Suite 210 (not #201 as on poster – oops!) * Bring a food dish to share and tools to eat with; bring your own beverage @ 7pmish – Presentation / Conversation @ land access with: Deer Crossing the Art Farm’s Smart Farm Project, and Researcher / Farmer Dennis J. Dennis, UBC Land … Continue reading SOLEFood Farms Tour & Hive Potluck
Somethings a’ brewing – young people on farms across BC are opening up their farms to Young Agrarians potlucks. It’s undeniable that people want to gather, eat and talk farm shop and food together. We just had two potlucks on the weekend, one in Armstrong and the other on Vancouver Island. The next round will on in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (April 24th), in Chase (May 5th), and on the Sunshine Coast (May 10th). SUNSHINE COAST POTLUCK Calling all Sunshine Coast farmers, farmers-in-training, farmers wanting land, friends and food lovers! Please help us spread the word about our first potluck on … Continue reading 1st Sunshine Coast Potluck – we can’t wait!