Fall Agricultural Events in the Kootenays
Fall is here, and we are gearing up for a season of great events, field days, and workshops in the Kootenay-Boundary region. Mark your calendars for events coming up in your community for great opportunities to learn something new, attend a field day, and connect with other farmers.
Riparian Field Days
Grand Forks, Winlaw, Skookumchuck: September 13 – 15
Lee Hesketh of the Farmland Riparian Interface Stewardship Program (FRISP) and Gregoire Lamoureux of the Slocan Streamkeepers will inspire producers about simple solutions to protect their streambanks, protect land from erosion and identify sources of funding.
September 13 – Grand Forks
September 15 – Winlaw
September 16 – Skookumchuck
Low Till Market Garden: Part II Field Day
Winlaw: Thursday, September 15
Part II: Ravine Creek organic vegetable farm in the Slocan Valley has been practicing low tillage farming to manage weeds, build soil and retain moisture. Part I was held in the spring to discuss bed preparation, philosophy and management. Part II will see the results!
See photos from Part 1 on May 18.
Seed Cleaning Tour in the Kootenays
Winlaw, Creston, Argenta, Nelson, Grand Forks: September 26 – 30
Save the date for FarmFolk CityFolk‘s annual Mobile Seed Cleaning Tour this fall. The mobile seed cleaner will visit Winlaw, Creston, Argenta, Nelson, and Grand Forks from September 26 – 30. These workshops discuss how to thresh, screen, and winnow! This is a great opportunity to clean seeds, facilitate seed saving collaborations, and ask questions about seed saving.
Monday September, 26th 12-1:30pm – Winlaw – Hummingbird Farm, 4380 Slocan River Rd
Tuesday, September 27th 10am – 4pm – Creston – College of the Rockies Creston Campus, 301 16
Wednesday, September 28th 1pm-3pm – Argenta – 1024 Argenta Johnsons Landing Rd, Across from
the Post Office
Thursday, September 29th *Tasting Event* 11am-3pm – Nelson – Kootenay Co-op, 777 Baker St
Thursday, September 29th *Tasting Event* 5pm-9pm – Nelson – Pitchfork Eatery, 518 Hall St
Friday, September 30th 10am -2pm – Grand Forks – 6565 27 St, Grand Forks
KBFA Field Day: Cover Crops for Building Soil and Growing Garlic
Attend this field day at Thistle Farm market garden to view and discuss their cover cropping program for disease prevention, weed suppression and building organic matter. Their greatest cover cropping success is the use of biofumigant mustards for disease prevention for commercial garlic production.
Basin Food & Buyers Festival in Invermere
The Basin Food & Buyers Festival is coming to Invermere October 4-5, 2022! This event cultivates opportunities for producers, processors and food buyers to grow their business, network, collaborate and celebrate local food.