A discussion about farming in the Kootenays
Join in on a discussion on farming in the Kootenays. Local food production is such an important part of creating a resilient community and reducing our emissions.
In this webinar we will hear from darcy from young agrarians. She will share about the importance of having young farmers and the struggles they face such as the price of land. She will also go over what we can all do to support our farmers.
Then we will hear from Mel who is in the first year of starting a farm. She will share with us why she got involved in farming and the ups and downs of being a new farmer.
Darcy Smith is the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) Manager (youngagrarians.org/land) for Young Agrarians. Darcy has spent the last decade working to support farmers and food systems. She lives and works on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories. As the first Land Matcher in B.C. and now managing the program, she’s worked with many new entrants, seasoned farmers and farmland holders across the province, who all share a vision to help the next generation of farmers get on the land and to see the land producing food into the future. Darcy also edits the BC Organic Grower, a quarterly magazine showcasing organic farming across B.C.