Mark Your Calendars!

With apologies to distant readers, here’s a heads up re. some local farm-y events heading our way…

Egg Addling Workshop – (or interest to anyone dealing with the resident Canada Geese)
January 25, 2014, 9:30 – 4pm 
St Mary’s Anglican Church, 1973 Cultra Avenue, Saanichton
Free egg addling and permit training opportunity! Join us for information, addling training and support with completing permits related to resident, non-migratory geese. Workshop is free, but please RSVP 
 
Meet Your Maker Monday, January 27th, 2014
9:30am to 3:00pm
9:00-9:30am- Registration, Set-up & Coffee
Sannich Fairgrounds
1528 Stelly’s X-Road
Sannichton, BC
This event is a networking event for BC food producers and BC food buyers (not the general public.) Great opportunity for small producers to connect with local buyers (restaurants, wholesalers, grocery stores, etc.)
Registration is now open!
 

Islands Agricultural Show February 7-8, 2014

Celebrating the International Year of Family Farming
Cowichan Exhibition Park, Duncan, BC
Trade Show Hours: 8:30 am- 4:00 pm.
Trade show admission fee: $5.00 each for adults and children get in free
Conference registration includes admission to the trade show and Welcome Reception
 
SAVE ALR button
Family Day Rally to Save the Agricultural Land Reserve – February 10
http://farmlandprotection.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Feb10-Poster.pdf
Noon – BC Legislature Grounds
More info: Farmland Protection Coalition
 
 
Seeds, Glorious Seeds
February 15, 2014 Seedy Saturday – Victoria (**Note: Many communities organize a Seedy Saturday event at the beginning of the gardening season – have a google to see what’s happening in your area)
Saturday, February 15, 2014 
10am – 4pm 
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street
 $7 cash at the door
Under 16 free
  • Speaker Talks
  • Exhibitors (Enquiries at info@jamesbaymarket.com or voice message 250-381-5323)
  • Open-pollinated Seeds
  • Seedlings, Plants, Shrubs, Fruit Trees
  • Seed Exchange
  • Displays
  • Garden & Food Products
  • Books
  • Kids’ Activities
  • Master Gardeners
  • Chef Demonstrations
  • Seedy Cafe
  • ATM on Site
  • NEW: Gardening Book Exchange
  • NEW: School Scarecrow Contest
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Vancouver Island direct Farm Market Association Spring Meeting –
February 20, 2014 
Oak Room, Main Hall, Saanich Fairground @ 7 pm. We are planning to invite several member farms who use social media tools to come and share their stories about how social media helps promote their farm or winery business.
 
Farmer 2 Farmer March 6, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Registration, coffee, meet ‘n’ greet 8:15 am
Saanich Fairgrounds
1528 Stelly’s Cross Road, Saanichton

7 responses to “Mark Your Calendars!

  1. 😀 Good luck with your events!

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  2. Great list, thanks Nikki!. Nice to have it all in one place.
    I wish I could get to the egg addling workshop, it would be really worthwhile, but I won’t be able to. Looking at the agenda, I see that half the day is egg addling, and half is the permit process – 2.5 hours to understand and get permits? Wow.
    I’m hoping to get up to the Island Ag show, maybe on the Friday. I won’t make Famer2Farmer this year, but I got a lot out of it last year – the key was to get chatty with people – made some really great contacts. The workshops were good too.
    Barnyard Organics in PEI posted a link to this bi-Island event that will be held simultaneously in Charlottetown and Victoria: http://www.opencinema.ca/islandgreen/
    I’m hoping to make it to that one too.
    There’s definitely a lot to choose from in the next two months.

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    • Thanks for the heads up re the bi-island film – what a cool idea. I’ll try to go to that… I was also a bit surprised at how long it was going to take to get the permit. Maybe that’s to allow time to actually process everyone on the spot? If that were the case, someone who jumped to the front of the line could get out of there a bit earlier…The other alternative (that it takes two + hours to fill out a form?) is a bit scary…

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  3. Beautiful! All the best!

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  4. A gardening book exchange at Seedy Saturday is a brilliant idea! Thanks for posting such a great list of events.

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  5. True, it is a bit dangerous to be around books,however if one had extra pallets one could always build more bookshelves.

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