Join us at Butternut Buddha Farm in Burnaby, BC for a hoop house raising party, farm tour, and potluck social! We will be sharing food, sharing ideas, pulling some weeds, and erecting two small hoop houses with Grey Orion. Grey is an accomplished builder of hoop houses with a great teaching style and kind demeanour. You will get your hands dirty, move you body, and spend the afternoon in the fresh air! Butternut Buddha is shared with a beekeeper and a flower farmer so we can have a peek at their operations as well. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends … Continue reading MAY 25, 2019: BURNABY, BC – Butternut Buddha Hoop House Raising, Farm Tour & Potluck Social
FRUIT BEER FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE FEET STOMPING MUSIC LINEUP APRIL 30, VANCOUVER, BC – The inaugural Fruit Beer Festival is excited to announce the music lineup for the 2019 Fraser Valley Event! Four live bands will perform on Saturday August 24th at the redeveloped Jubilee Park in Abbotsford, offering festival-goers the space to soak in incredible live music, fresh berries, fried chicken, ice cream, and fruit beers made in collaboration with local farms. Kicking off as the festival begins will be Kelowna talent Dan Tait, who’s sound is defined by his busy guitar, and powerful soaring voice. His songs will get … Continue reading AUG 24, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Fruit Beer Festival Announce Feet Stomping Lineup
Join us at Abundance Community Farm in Agassiz, BC for a farm tour & potluck social! Learn more about the vision and operation of Abundance Community Farm! We invite you to join us at 4:00 pm for a tour of the farm and facilities and a chance to get to know other local farmers. Join in the potluck at 6:00 pm and stay for a fireside gathering with members of our community. We are hosting a 2 day Permaculture Workshop with Kym Chi on July 20-21 and the farm will be bustling with activity. If you are interested to join the … Continue reading July 19, 2019: AGASSIZ, BC – Abundance Community Farm Tour and Potluck Social
“It is an understatement to say that farmland in Metro Vancouver is expensive and that these high prices are a significant challenge to developing a more resilient, self-reliant local food system.” Vancity’s has recently released a report, “Home on the Range: Cost pressures and the price of farmland in Metro Vancouver” that outlines some of the key challenges for farm land and local food access in BC’s largest urban centre. British Columbia is very susceptible to global food price increases because of dependence on food imports. In BC, 67% of vegetables and 44% of fruits are imported from the United States. Amongst these imports, half are imported from drought-stricken California, … Continue reading Vancity Report on Farm Land Prices in Metro Vancouver
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sunday, November 8th, 2015 Are you a young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producer located in British Columbia? Are you running a farm and are looking for guidance in continuing to grow your business? Once again we are running our BC Business Mentorship Network which will pair new farmers with some of the veterans of small scale agriculture to cultivate the skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Mentors will work to help you analyze your operations and chart a course to move forward towards financial sustainability. See what our 2014/2015 mentees have been up to this season! … Continue reading BC Business Mentorship Network – Apply Now!
The Vancouver Urban Farming Society, Young Agrarians, and Vancity are partnering to present a workshop to help you grow your urban farm business! To support new and aspiring entrepreneurs, Vancity offers the Each One Grow One sessions which provide information and tools to help make your young business more financially stable and sustainable. The half day workshop will address two topics as identified by the urban farming community, Keys to Market Research and Making the Most of Your Money. It will be co-facilitated by Vancity and Urban Farmer Marc Schutzbank. WHERE: Vancity Oakridge Community Branch, 5594 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z WHEN: Saturday, … Continue reading April 25, 2015 – Market Research & Money Management for Urban Farmers Workshop
You’re invited: It’s not dinner… we’re deconstructing it! Vancity’s Grass Roots team invites you to join us for an hour of inspiration with Jon Steinman. Topic: Deconstructing Dinner for Resilient Food Secure Communities Event is free but seats are limited – so please RSVP ASAP: email@example.com….and if you change your plans later, please let us know so we can free up at seat. Date: Aug 21st, 4:15-5:30pm. Location: Vancity head office, 183 Terminal Avenue. PLEASE come early to get your guest pass at our Concierge Desk. About the presenter: Jon Steinman is a popular & engaging speaker, who will be in … Continue reading Deconstructing Dinner @ Vancity