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Farmer Workshops, Networking at Columbia Basin Mixer

By Contributor
January 30th, 2023

Young Agrarians (YA) is hosting a two-day Mixer packed with farm workshops and networking on Sinixt, Ktunaxa and Syilx Territories at Wildflower School in Nelson on February 25-26, 2023.

In the spirit of YA Mixers, this will be an opportunity to engage and connect with others, share ideas, and access the knowledge and experience you need to build your farm for success. Let’s dive in deep together and create future resilience within the Columbia Basin foodshed and beyond.

We are working hard to bring you a full and inspiring Mixer agenda, with many opportunities to connect and build relationships.

There will be open discussions and formal presentations – something for everyone. Based on feedback from the region, participants can expect workshops on topics such as composting, drought & climate resilient farming, season extension, Indigenous & traditional food systems, no-till, soil health, nurseries, bookkeeping, land access, and co-operatives. There will be something for everyone – whether you’re growing vegetables, fruit, flowers, herbs, perennials, mushrooms, livestock and more!

YA Mixers are known for the remarkable connections made, such as new possibilities for selling, meeting someone with the land that you would like to work, or identifying a shared interest or resource. To make the most of this event, come to the Mixer with an openness to meet new people, share something that you have to offer (like employment, land, or special skills) and something that you might need (such as specific tools, crop planning models, or mentorship).

The range of workshops at the Mixer will appeal to everybody with an interest in maintaining and preserving the local food system, including farmers, homesteaders and gardeners. “Come winter, I always look forward to the Young Agrarians Mixer. After a busy season I find they’re a great way to reconnect with other farmers, and to feel re-inspired about farming. They are very informative, fun, and a great way to keep up to date on farming education during the off season.” – Robin Hunt, Big Rock Ranch.

  • When:Saturday and Sunday, February 25-26th, 2023
  • Location: Wildflower School – 811 Stanley Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 1N8
  • Cost: The ticket price is a suggested sliding scale of $50 to $100 and includes delicious food and education for Saturday and Sunday. All funds raised go to covering the cost of the event.

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