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Sep 2018
Sep 2018
FBC Great Canadian Road Trip - Food Photography
 Soundhouse Studios (33 West 8th Ave. Vancouver)

The first stop on the FBC Great Canadian Road Trip is Vancouver, BC. And we're kicking it off with a four hour food photography and food styling workshop at Soundhouse Studios with food photography rock star, cookbook author and instagram sensation, Dennis Prescott. He'll be accompanied by food stylist and soon to be first time cookbook author, Lisa Dawn Bolton. 

This intimate, hands on workshop will be limited to 20 spots so you will get one on one time with both Dennis and Lisa. You must bring a camera (DSLR, phone, or point and shoot). Tripods will be helpful but not required. Food and props will be provided. Snacks and light refreshments will be available. 12:30pm - 5pm.


Zaklan Heritage Farm Tour & Potluck for Farmers
 Zacklan Heritage Farm (13278 84th Ave, Surrey)
Want to check out Zaklan Heritage Farm, nerd out about farming, while eating delicious things? Gemma and Doug have extended the invite to join them at Zaklan Farm for a farmer hangout and potluck! Here’s what they are offering:
“Lets all hang on the farm and eat things and be grateful that August is over. Join us for an evening of shop talk and tasty eats. This is going to be a farmer focused event, as opposed to previous years when it was more of a community event. We want to share some of our new tools and gadgets we’ve got on the farm and chat about successes and failures with our farm friends.”
WHEN: September 9, 2018, 4:00-9:00PM
WHERE: Zacklan Heritage Farm, 13278 84th Ave, Surrey, BC
BRING: A dish to share, tools to eat with, and camping gear if you want to stay over. Camping is available for those who’d like to stay over. There will be a campfire and hang out later in the evening.

Investment Agriculture Foundation General Funding Deadline
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Salix and Sedge Farm Tour & Potluck Social
 Salix and Sedge 204 Curwen Road, Salmo
Join us at Salix and Sedge in Salmo, BC for a farm tour & potluck social! Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with and a chair or a blanket.
Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Salix and Sedge 204 Curwen Road, Salmo

Salix and Sedge  is a certified organic vegetable farm. They grow a wide range of vegetables for their Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program and for selling at the Salmo Valley Farmer’s Market. From radishes and kale to carrots and tomatoes, they have planned a diverse selection for the whole growing season. They also use modern ‘season extension’ techniques and carefully chosen varieties to try and produce crops as early and as late in the season as possible.

Additional Information
Children are welcome to join us us for this event but please leave pets at home.
Not sure what to bring to the potluck? Consider supporting your local, organic farmer and/or food producer and find inspiration with their ingredients. Also, it is greatly appreciated if you can include a little card with the ingredients list for your dish in case people have food allergies/sensitivities
Have space in your car? Need a ride? Post on Kootenay Ride Share
Join our Young Agrarians Columbia Basin Facebook Group to stay up to date with all events.
Let us know you are joining us but confirming your attendance on our Salix and Sedge Facebook Event Page.
If you have any questions please contact Brittny Anderson, Columbia Basin Young Agrarians Coordinator:

For the Love of Bread!
 Biointensive Center (2371 Thomason Rd in Meadowbrook near Kimberely)
Join the Young Agragrians at the Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living’s Biointensive Center in Meadowbrook BC (Near Kimberley) for an event themed around bread production! Sharon and James will feature a mini-workshop that details all of the steps they take to grow grains using biointensive techniques. The tour and the workshop will be followed by a potluck dinner—please bring a dish to share!
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 @ 3:00PM
Location: Biointensive Center, 2371 Thomason Rd in Meadowbrook near Kimberely, BC
Purposefully Profitable: Building a Sustainable Business
 Executive Suites Hotel Metro Vancouver - Grand Ballroom (4201 ...
The City of Vancouver has a goal to be the greenest city in the world by 2020. Having many of our BC Brands operating with sustainability as their core focus, Vancouver is well on its way to reaching this goal. Incorporating a sustainable business model is a great way to market your products and save your company money. Join us at Breakfast to explore how sustainable business practices can grow your company's brand, culture, and bottom line while reducing environmental impacts.
A panel of local companies nominated for the 2017 and 2018 BC Food & Beverage Sustainability Awards will share why it's important to build sustainable best practices into the business, and how they've successfully done this. Following this panel, we'll have Mesh Exchange and Provision Coalition outline the resources, programs and steps you can take to make your company more sustainable. 

7:30am - 11am