Farmer Mixer in Kelowna – Jan 26-27, 2013

OUR FIRST YOUNG FARMER MIXER + SLEEPOVER!!

Kelowna, BC – January 26-27, 2013

January – time to gather and network with other busy farm folk!!! We’re organizing to bring together @ 50+ young(ish) ecological farmers in Kelowna, B.C. at Summerhill Winery for two days of skills sharing and open conference space.

TO REGISTER: http://youngagrariansmixer.eventbrite.com/

Summerhill Winery Map Link

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If your up for getting more involved and want to volunteer before or during the event, please contact: s@saradent.ca. I could definitely use some help with logistics.

SWAP & SHARE

Bring food to share, seeds to swap, preserves to trade, travel-able tool(s) to show off, the best farm book(s) you’ve ever read that everyone else should know about, your innovative farm-ideas and more…

SCHEDULE 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lunch 12-1:30pm

Opening Circle 1:30-3:30pm

Skills Share 4-6pm

Dinner POTLUCK 6:30-8:30:pm

Storytelling in the Kakuli with Tracey Kim Bonneau 8:30-9:30pm

Music by Rumpus Room 9:30pm-12:30am

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Breakfast 9-10:30am

Session #1 – Open Conference 10:30am -1pm

** Skills sharing can continue during this time

Lunch 1-2:30 pm

Session #2 – Open Conference – 2:30-4:30pm (skills sharing can continue during this time)

** Skills sharing can continue during this time

Session #3 Peer Feedback – 5-6pm

** Learn more about other people’s farm projects during this time! Support with feedback and ideas.

Closing Circle 6-7pm

Simple Dinner 7-8pm

Order of events may change as we firm up details. Start and finish times will stay the same.

FOOD

POTLUCK DINNER SATURDAY NIGHT – Please bring a dish to share.

We would love to have as much food locally sourced as possible from participants.

There are kitchen facilities available on-site.

ACCOMMODATIONS

There are shared accommodations for those that need them. Please bring sleeping bags and mats. You are welcome to sleep over Sunday night as well, as we would prefer you travel on the highways Monday during daylight hours.

TRAVEL

We want you there. There is a limited amount of travel subsidies available if it means you are able to join us! Contact: theyoungagrarians@gmail.com

OPEN CONFERENCE

How does open conference work? We will have two lead facilitators on site who will ask the room what topics folks want to propose. We will then organize ourselves into groups according to what people want to focus on. The idea behind open space is that we set the agenda together and collectively mind meld.

BY DONATION

There is no cost to attend the event. Please donate at the door if you feel called to support in this way. Monies raised will be directed into future young agrarians events:)

WE LOVE OUR SPONSORS

Thank you Vancity and Summerhill Winery for making this event possible! And to Salt Spring Coffee, Anita’s Organic Mill, Urban Harvest Organic Delivery, Okanagan Grocery, Green City Acres, Covert Farms, Claremont Ranch Organics, Jerseyland Organics, and Crannog Ales for food and beverage donations!

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Photo above of: Mathew Hildebrandt of Morning Dove Gardens. Photo below of Gabe Cipes- resident Summerhill biodynamic farmer below. To view the full set CLICK HERE 

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