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Community Farms Roundtable 2014

February 20 and 21, 2014

O.U.R. Ecovillage

1565 Baldy Mountain Rd,
Shawnigan Lake, BC

The purpose of the ongoing Community Farms Roundtable meetings is to bring farmers and community farm supporters together to explore common ground and mutual challenges and to talk about what community farms need to be successful. Community farms is a broad term inclusive of a wide diversity of farming models that include shared farming and/or shared land.

The 2014 Roundtable will have a focus on the potential for establishing a new farmland trust to facilitate community driven protection and management of actively farmed agricultural land. There will be sessions devoted to discussing the potential role of a new provincial farmland trust, the most suitable model for the trust, and how to move forward with the development of a provincial farmland trust in BC. The Roundtable will also include open space workshop sessions in which topics of discussion will be chosen and facilitated by the participants.

Meet Your Maker – 2014

Meet Your Maker is BC's annual networking event in Metro VancouverVancouver Island & Gulf Islands, and in the Okanagan where small-scale, regional food businesses grow.  It is designed for BC food producers and BC food buyers. 

Dates for 2014 Meet Your Maker Events are as follows:

Vancouver Island Meet Your Maker - January 27th, Saanich Fairgrounds, Saanichton

Metro Vancouver Meet Your Maker - February 17th, Ukrainian Cultural Centre, Vancouver

Okanagan Meet Your Maker - March 10th, East Kelowna Hall, Kelowna