FEEDING OURSELVES: THE FILM

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Feeding Ourselves, Our documentary film project underway needs your support!

Compelled by the deep interest in our local foodshed demonstrated most recently and enthusiastically by our community this spring at the Farm Food Fork events, we embarked on an ambitious film project documenting the food-scape as it is, with the people in our community on the ground:  the farmers, advocates, producers, retailers, politicians, chefs and processors.  These inspiring accounts now need a consolidated voice:  How can we feed ourselves?  What can our foodshed become?

We need support to make this happen.

We have initiated our own grassroots crowdfunding project, designed to make supporting this initiative affordable  for our community (and extended food-loving communities too), while offering both farm funds + food gifts  back to our community + supporters.

LEARN MORE + SUPPORT THE FILM

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Young Agrarians Rocket Stove Pizza Party

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Remember our EPIC ROCKET STOVE COB OVEN WORKSHOP? Well we are busting open the stove and inviting our farming friends and neighbors to join us for a pizza party in the garden!

What: Young agrarians everywhere, gather with us for a true taste of the Kootenays… pizza, wood-fired in a collaboratively-designed, collectively-built, decidedly beautiful cob rocket stove on a permaculture smallholding nestled in the Slocan Valley!

When:  Thursday, August 7th, from 5:30pm on

Where: Here! @ Tricycle Acres, Slocan Valley, BC

What to bring: Pizza toppings and a salad or dessert (Our hosts are graciously providing the dough!)

For more info check out: youngagrarians.org/pizzaparty or YA FB Page:

 

*** PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOG(s) @ HOME / and carpool! as parking / car access can be challenging***

 

Light Clay Day!

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What is “Light Clay” construction?

Come to our building party and find out! You’ll see how we built a wood framed structure which we will be insulating with a mixture of a clay slurry and wood chips. We mix the slip and chips together in a big machine that looks like Dr. Seuss must have invented it and place the muddy mixture into the walls, creating a vapor permeable insulation layer ready to receive clay plasters. The end result is a healthy, modern home for conscious people to live in! Continue reading

Natural Beekeeping 101

beekeeping 101This class offers an introduction to the intricacy of the ancient honeybee. Learn the basics of beekeeping and cycles of a beehive, explore natural methods of management and various hive structures, creating pollinator garden design complete with plant lists, How to harvest honey from natural comb and how to process bee products such as propolis,honey,wax and pollen. We will sweeten you up with a honey tasting and weather permitting an observation hive. “Bee The Change”

YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Christina Yahn has been pioneering methods of beekeeping in the Kootenay mountains of Canada for over 5 years.Her natural approach to beekeeping offers a unique view into the realm of honey bees, their relationship to the environment and to ourselves.She offers a broad perspective from her training in conventional beekeeping to her experience as a “natural or instinctive” bee stewart.With more than 14 years of organic farming, gardening and distilling experience Christina highlights the interconnected relationship between plants, pollinators and us!

Christina’s passion for the ancient honey bee has become a life-long one dedicating herself to speaking on behalf of the bees with her advocacy work.

To Register please email