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

FARM FOOD FORK

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The festival + forum are both just around the corner! Get you tickets now so we can ensure there is enough amazing local seasonal organic food for everyone!

FESTIVAL + FEAST [Saturday April 5 @ Selkirk] This full day conference will feature dozens of inspiring expert speakers from near and far, the Lexicon of Sustainability art show (a 20 piece info-graphic photography show, image example attached below), food films, action fair, workshops, a Kootenay-Made food marketplace, and our very own “grass-FED Talks” theater presentation. A mid-day organic local seasonal feast will be served to attendee’s.

This festival will be the largest food conference the region has ever seen; a true celebration of local food! All proceeds from the event go into a bursary fund for developing grassroots initiatives to build our food system.

FORUM + FEAST [Sunday April 6 @ the Hume] This is the stakeholders event, a strategic solutions based, action-driven facilitated day, aimed at bringing together the region’s experts on food, economy, planning, education, and logistics. It is open to anyone who works in food or economy building, but space is limited to 150 people, so folks who are keen to participate need to buy tickets ASAP! The day will feature another delicious, organic, and local seasonal feast. Participants will have the opportunity to both pitch a project that needs support and to VOTE WITH THEIR FORK, on how the cash bursary will be awarded to projects that address the needs of the community.

GET TICKET INFO HERE (RETAILERS AND ONLINE)