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Summer Events Connect Young Kootenay Farmers

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By Contributor
July 2nd, 2014

From the grand opening of a SPIN farm to a day of touring farms by bike, Young Agrarians is collaborating with farmers across the East, West, and Central Kootenays to host seven on-farm events this summer.

 

Who? 

All young-ish farmers, food producers, homesteaders, and farm-curious folks from the East, West, and Central Kootenays are invited

Why? 

Cultivating Kootenay agriCULTURE through gatherings and celebrations builds food security!

What, Where, When?

July 4: Berry Planting Party & Lunch, Chuckelberry Community, Beasley

July 12: Make Our Beds Work-Bee, Dirty Beds Produce, Crawford Bay

July 26: Farm Tour & Potluck, Willow Springs Organic Farm, Pend d’Oreille

August 7: Tour & Rocket Stove Pizza Party, Tricycle Acres, Slocan Valley

August 15-17: The Field Gathering festival, White Crow Farm, Winlaw

August 24: Pig Out feast in the fields, Edible Acres, Windermere

September 7: Tour de Farm bicycle day, Creston Valley

Partners include:

Dirty Beds Produce, Edible Acres, Full Circle Farm, JRD Farm & William Tell Juice Company, Kootenay Meadows Dairy & Kootenay Alpine Cheese, Mo & Mikey Farms, Root & Vine Acres, Tricycle Acres, White Crow Farm, Willow Springs Organic Farm, Columbia Basin Trust, Town of Creston, Regional District of Central Kootenay Area E & H

More information about the events line-up available at: http://youngagrarians.org/koot-events

Young Agrarians connects, supports, and celebrates the movers and shakers of the new agrarian movement.

What is YA? YA is a BC-based network that is growing the next generation of Canadian farmers.  YA harnesses the power of the media and the internet and brings people together in real-time.  We connect thousands of young farmers, food producers, food and agriculture advocates, and friends.

YA comes to the Kootenays! Thanks to funding from Columbia Basin Trust, two beginner farmers from the Creston Valley started coordinating YA efforts in the Kootenays this January.  They work to connect Kootenay young agrarians with each other, and with resources, opportunities, groups, and projects that can support them.  They use YA’s social media outlets to showcase Kootenay farming and food production.

www.youngagrarians.org

www.facebook.com/youngagrarians

www.twitter.com/youngagrarians

 

Young Agrarians is a partnership with FarmFolk CityFolk Society.

www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca

This post was syndicated from https://rosslandtelegraph.com

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