Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 under Events Archive
Community Farms Roundtable 2014
February 20 and 21, 2014O.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.