Tag Archives: Summerhill Winery

Okanagan Mixer Rocked & Wrap-up Notes

Posted by Sara Dent on May 01, 2014

young farmer mixer

It was an awesome two days at Summerhill Winery, March 8-9, 2014. Saturday we had @ 75 participants filtering in throughout the day and night. We broke the day up into open space in the morning session and workshops in the afternoon. Introduction Circle:) Networking up the room so that farmers and participants know who is in the space. We ask folk to identify needs and opportunities. Direct connections get made through this process.The fabulous Jenica Frisque co-facilitating for the day.We were so lucky to have Joy Road Catering prepare lunch for us. A special thank you to Urban Harvest for donating food and … Continue reading Okanagan Mixer Rocked & Wrap-up Notes

Biodynamic Journey to the International Demeter Assembly

Posted by gabecipes on July 29, 2013 2 Comments


Gabe Cipes lives and works at Summerhill Winery in Kelowna, BC. Along with applying permaculture principles to the land, Gabe is transitioning Summerhill to Demeter Status, and is the BC Demeter Representative as part of Demeter International. Demeter is the certification given to farms that meet International Biodynamic standards. Biodynamic agriculture is a method of organic farming that emphasizes the holistic development and interrelationships of the soil, plants and animals as a self-sustaining system. Gabe is a young agrarian with his heart in the earth and hands on the land. Here are his reflections on his recent journey to the U.K. to join Demeter Reps from all over … Continue reading Biodynamic Journey to the International Demeter Assembly

Farmer Mixer in Kelowna – Jan 26-27, 2013

Posted by Sara Dent on January 03, 2013 1 Comment


OUR FIRST YOUNG FARMER MIXER + SLEEPOVER!! Kelowna, BC – January 26-27, 2013 January – time to gather and network with other busy farm folk!!! We’re organizing to bring together @ 50+ young(ish) ecological farmers in Kelowna, B.C. at Summerhill Winery for two days of skills sharing and open conference space. TO REGISTER: http://youngagrariansmixer.eventbrite.com/ Summerhill Winery Map Link Facebook Page If your up for getting more involved and want to volunteer before or during the event, please contact: s@saradent.ca. I could definitely use some help with logistics. SWAP & SHARE Bring food to share, seeds to swap, preserves to trade, travel-able tool(s) … Continue reading Farmer Mixer in Kelowna – Jan 26-27, 2013