Tackle big topics with food, drink, and conversation! FoodFlicks: Fall Edition is the 2nd event of this type, brought to you by FarmFolk CityFolk, Slow Food Thompson Okanagan, and Okanagan College's Food, Wine and Tourism program.
This season's theme is Food Wastage and at the centre of the event is the award winning film "Just Eat It". The evening also features local food from Joy Road Catering, local beverages and discussion panelists, to create an educational and delightful night out.
Name of event: Get Ready, Get Local Vancouver Island
Location: Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas Street, Victoria)
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (4 hours)
Audience: All ages
Type of event: Food
Cost: $5 (under 12 free)
Contact name: Jennifer Freeman
Event Phone: 250-880-1317
Event Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come on down to Get Ready, Get Local, Vancouver Island’s new local food and sustainable agriculture expo!
The event will showcase Vancouver Island food and the farmers, ranchers and fishers that produce it, alongside local food artisans, craft brewers, vintners, recognized chefs, culinary professionals and industry leaders including home food and garden professionals. Capturing the energy and enthusiasm driving the local food movement on Vancouver Island, the expo provides the public with opportunities to "get local" while offering businesses a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with other industry folks and promote to an engaged audience.
In anticipation of the upcoming growing season, Get Ready Get Local offers home and garden workshops, training, and education plus resources to help you or your business connect to local food and sustainable agriculture on Vancouver Island.
Public marketplace 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Industry only reception 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FarmFolk CityFolk and Kwantlen Polytechnic University are proud to sponsor the second
BC Seeds Gathering
Friday, 14 November 2014 at 4:30 PM - Sunday, 16 November 2014 at 1:30 PM (PST)
Kwantlen University Richmond Campus
8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, BC
This event is a provincial gathering of seed growers, savers and activists. Small-scale seed growers, community leaders, seed networks and young urban farmers from across BC will bring their seeds to clean, test a variety of cleaning equipment, learn, share experiences and launch the BC Eco Seed Co-op. We will decide how, together we can improve the quality, quantity and diversity of of locally grown seed.
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February 20 and 21, 2014
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 is BC's annual networking event in Metro Vancouver, Vancouver 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
Once a month, VIFF at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver invites a distinguished guest to present a film of their choice.
Join us Tuesday June 11th as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of FarmFolk CityFolk with Executive Director, Nicholas Scapillati. What better setting for our film than on a farm in rural Connecticut with Judy Garland and Gene Kelly dancing up a storm?
After the screening, audiences and guests have the opportunity to discuss the film over drinks and snacks in our spacious lounge.
A great opportunity for the next generation of farmers to sink their hands into the earth and learn about ecologically sound food production.
The cost for the one week will be $200/camper, and additional siblings will be $185/week
There will be two camps this year, each running for one week, Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. The first camp runs July 22nd to July 26th, the second from July 29th to August 2nd.
The camp will focus on ecologically based farming, and how food production interacts with the natural environment. We will explore soils, forests, fields, edges, and the ways in which they interact through insects, water, and weeds. Children will experience food production, from natural soil amendments, to seeding, planting, harvesting, and finally selling produce to the public.
For more information, please contact David or Donna at Fraser Common Farm by email, call 604 857-9057 or visit http://www.gloriousorganics.com/kids-farm-camp/
Our Fall Film Fundraiser partnered with The World In A Garden
Join FarmFolk CityFolk and The World In A Garden for a thoughtful event featuring the film The Apple Pushers. Tickets include film, food, drink, community, speakers and our fabulous gift bags.
For more information on this event and updates on special features please visit our Facebook Farm to Cart event page.
Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Doors 7pm (Event runs 7pm to 9:30pm)
Ridge Theatre, 3131 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
An Extremely Local Dinner Theatre Event
How close can you get to your food? Come and spend a summer evening on a local organic farm diving into a delicious piece of site, sound and taste specific theatre. Follow the story through planted fields and fruit orchards, as Georgia, an organic farmer, and her scientist daughter Freidi struggle to save their family farm from an over the fence GMO attack and find love in unexpected places. The evening finishes with guests, farmers and actors sitting down to an open air organic meal grown on the very land we've just explored.
Fraser Common Farm in Aldergrove
August 24, 25 & 26
5 – 8:30pm
- Organic dinner prepared by Seasonal 56 and paired with Lotusland Vineyards wines
- Limited seating. Advance Tickets Only - $50
- Contact: Tallulah at email@example.com
of call 604-730-0450
This is the Network’s 14th Annual Conference, held this year on Gambier Island, from July 5th - July 8th, 2012
This annual Gathering is the premier food security event in the province and gives participants the opportunity to learn about current initiatives, build and strengthen alliances, and collectively advance our understanding of food policy issues. The Gathering is held in a different community each year, giving people in various regions the opportunity to increase skills and share information.
This year's theme is Reclaiming our Food Systems: Policy and Practice. We will showcase creative projects that reclaim elements of the system, and develop focused strategies for influencing the direction of food policy.
The Conference will blend scheduled workshops, presentations and activities with unstructured time and space to encourage informal sharing, socializing or quiet contemplation. The Network supports grassroots food-security organizations and the exchange of best practices in community-based projects that build individual, community and family food security. The Network includes organic farmers, backyard growers, food activists, health promoters, Indigenous peoples, academics, researchers, food and agriculture policy-makers, educators and local and provincial decision-makers.
Support Youth to attend B.C. Food Systems Network Conference!
FarmFolk CityFolk, Young Agrarians and the BC Food Systems Network are collaborating to raise money to support young food producers to attend this year's Gathering.
Young food growers often have limited financial resources and are unable to attend the Conference unless sponsored. Less than 5% of BC's food producers are 34 and under, with over 50% 59 and up. Food production is labour and resource intensive and it is often difficult for young people to sustain themselves. Our focus is to support the next generation of food producers to build relationships and connections to resources that will support them to grow food and thrive.
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FarmFolk CityFolk will provide charitable tax receipts for all donations made.
Young Agrarians: http://youngagrarians.org/
BC Food System Network: http://fooddemocracy.org/