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JUL 16, 2022: SURREY, BC – Farm Tour & Potluck at A Rocha Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 20, 2022

You’re invited to a Farm Tour & Potluck at A Rocha Farm in Surrey, BC! A Rocha is a christian non-profit focused on caring for the environment through education, conservation science and sustainable agriculture. Their farm is about 2.5 acres with about half of their production in a no-till system (they just switched over this year!). Their primary focus is their CSA with 170 shares, but they also sell at their farm market on site, do a bit of wholesale and restaurant sales, and donate shares/produce to partner agencies through grants and donations. Their team varies quite a bit through … Continue reading JUL 16, 2022: SURREY, BC – Farm Tour & Potluck at A Rocha Farm

MARCH 19, 2022: TERRACE, BC – Northwest Growers Conference

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on February 15, 2022

You’re invited to the Northwest Growers Conference in Terrace, BC! Join us for an afternoon gathering of Skeena & Bulkley Valley producers to share information and support the development of new producers! The Northwest Growers Conference is being hosted at Hidden Acres Farm and Treehouse Resort in Terrace, BC. The event is sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture | Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP). WHEN: Saturday, March 19, 2022 | 12:30 – 4:30 PM WHERE: Hidden Acres Farm and Treehouse Resort, 3527 River Dr, Terrace, BC, V8G 3P2 REGISTER: Due to limited spaces, we ask everyone planning to attend the conference to register. … Continue reading MARCH 19, 2022: TERRACE, BC – Northwest Growers Conference

EVENT RECAPS: 2021 Columbia Basin Farm Club & Land Socials

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 31, 2022

From June to December 2021, Young Agrarians teamed up with four farms and six organizations and educators to present the Columbia Basin Farm Club event series, an on- and off-farm opportunity to learn together. Over 160 producers and farm-curious folks joined us over the course of the ten in-person and online events! We also hosted two Land Socials for the BC Land Matching Program, bringing together 60 people at three different locations! Read on for more information and links to videos, photos and resources from the events below! Monday, July 26 & Sept 25 ~ ONLINE & IN-PERSON Young Agrarians, … Continue reading EVENT RECAPS: 2021 Columbia Basin Farm Club & Land Socials

EVENT RECAP: Land Social at Jewel Creek Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 31, 2022

On September 11, 2021, we gathered with more than 30 people for a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Jewel Creek Farm just outside of Greenwood, B.C., unceded and traditional territory of the Syilx Nation. Land Socials connect farmers and farmland holders, and set them up to receive ongoing support through the program, as well as anyone who loves food, farming, and getting out onto the land. After an exciting introduction circle interrupted by a passing bear in the distance (mountain farming!), the group had a chance to wander the terrain of this opportunity available for off-grid and partially off-grid home … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Land Social at Jewel Creek Farm

EVENT RECAP: Virtual Business Support Session

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 31, 2022

On Monday, November 29, 2021, we hosted the ninth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club series, a virtual business support and brainstorming session presented by Young Agrarians and the Basin Business Advisors. The session provided an online space with other farmers to bring up farm and business-related questions and chat them over with the hosts and group. Thank you to everyone who joined in with such awesome questions and discussion and to Nyree Marsh, the BBA Agricultural Specialist, for co-hosting! Below you’ll find a few of the questions and helpful resources we discussed in the session and a … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Virtual Business Support Session

EVENT RECAP: Kootenay Farms Food Hub Tour

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 28, 2022 1 Comment

On Sunday, November 14th, the eighth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club series took place virtually, offering viewers at home a tour of the Kootenay Farms Food Hub in Creston, unceded traditional territory of the Yaqan Nukiy. This event was a collaboration with Fields Forward Society. The tour provided an inside look at the new facility providing access to community-based processing equipment at affordable rates and an opportunity to ask the Hub’s Project Manager questions by chat on Zoom. The Kootenay Farms Regional Food Hub produces juices from fruits and vegetables, packaged vegetables for institutions, bottle jams, freeze-dry … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Kootenay Farms Food Hub Tour

EVENT RECAP: Outdoor Flax Fibre Processing Workshop

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 27, 2022

On Sunday, October 3rd, the sixth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Columbia Basin Farm Club series took place at Lakeside Park in Nelson, an outdoor, hands-on workshop all about flax fibre processing presented by Young Agrarians and the EartHand Gleaners Society. The workshop filled up quickly and 15 people spent the afternoon hearing from Jaymie Johnson, a member of EartHand Gleaners Society. Jaymie first grew flax for fibre in Vancouver in 2017 with the instruction of EartHand artists Sharon Kallis and Rebecca Graham. At that time EartHand had been growing flax for fibre in collaboration with community already for 4 … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Outdoor Flax Fibre Processing Workshop

EVENT RECAP: Tool School 3.0 at Linden Lane Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 25, 2022

On October 24, 2021, more than thirty people met for the seventh event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series, Tool School 3.0 at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova, where we learned about the Kootenay Local Agricultural Society Tool Library and all the farming equipment that is available for rent. Kootenay Local Agricultural Society hosts three tool libraries across the Central Kootenay in Creston, Kaslo and Krestova at Linden Lane Farms, the host of our last Tool School event way back in 2019 and this year’s event. Linden Lane Farms is a thriving organic farm 20 minutes from … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Tool School 3.0 at Linden Lane Farms

EVENT RECAP: Farm Tour at Bent Plow Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 12, 2022

On September 27, 2021, Young Agrarians, Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors and Bent Plow Farm presented the fifth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series, an evening farm tour and discussion at Bent Plow Farm in Blewett, BC, 10 minutes from Nelson. Despite the drizzle, 23 people showed up to tour the farm with owners and operators Emma and Scott and talk about the ins and outs of market garden production for CSAs, succession planting, irrigation, building soil and more. Thank you to our hosts, KBFA and everyone who braved the rainy weather to join us! Check out … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Farm Tour at Bent Plow Farm

EVENT RECAPS: Video Tour and Land Social at Flyway Farm and Forest & Spilli Station Cafe

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 06, 2022

On July 26th, 2021, we hosted our second event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series, which took place virtually at Flyway Farm and Forest and the Spilli Station Cafe in Spillimacheen, B.C. Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes. A few months later on September 25th, we were fortunate to also host an in-person Land Social at the farm and cafe. Land Socials connect farmers and farmland holders, and set … Continue reading EVENT RECAPS: Video Tour and Land Social at Flyway Farm and Forest & Spilli Station Cafe