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Sun Shelter a Welcome Addition to Burgoyne Valley Community Farm

Sun Shelter a Welcome Addition to Burgoyne Valley Community Farm

The Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust is pleased to announce that construction of our Sun Shelter at the Burgoyne Valley Community Farm is now complete and will be ready for the 2018 farming season. The Sun Shelter is a 14ft x 24ft covered space, open on all sides....

October events well attended – thanks for your support Salt Spring!

October events well attended – thanks for your support Salt Spring!

Our fall began with two fundraisers involving the exuberant and charming Graham Kerr “Galloping Gourmet”. Graham was a guest at The Salt Spring Form at ArtSpring, and gave a great talk mixed with life’s anecdotes and the importance of locally based food and working...

The Root’s Seed Sanctuary at Seedy Saturday, Feb 10

The Root’s Seed Sanctuary at Seedy Saturday, Feb 10

Join us on Saturday, February 10th at the Farmer’s Institute from 10:30am-11:30am for a presentation by Dan Jason on how the Seed Sanctuary at the ROOT will work, and how you can become a “seedperson”. Seed saving is easy, and rewarding in so many ways. Even a little...

Farmland Trust receives $35k grant from Victoria Foundation

Farmland Trust receives $35k grant from Victoria Foundation

“The Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust is very grateful to the Victoria Foundation for this grant and their continued commitment to Food Sustainability in the capital region,” noted Patricia Reichert from Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust Society. “It is so important...

Abattoir Birthday Bash! Nov 18

Abattoir Birthday Bash! Nov 18

Time to eat, drink and be merry! On an island renowned for its local farm dinners, the Salt Spring Island Agricultural Alliance is proud to present the very best annual local food dinner at the fifth Abattoir Birthday Bash next Saturday, Nov 18 at Fulford Hall. Doors...

Open House for the Root

Open House for the Root

The Root Open House Saturday, Oct 28: 12 – 4 pm, 189 Beddis Road The whole community is invited to a good old fashioned open house to see the place where the Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust is developing The Root. What is The Root and how will it benefit farmers,...

Harvest Gathering with Graham Kerr, formerly the Galloping Gourmet

Harvest Gathering with Graham Kerr, formerly the Galloping Gourmet

Autumn means harvest and delicious meals prepared with the abundance of local foods that Salt Spring offers. We invite you to join us at two great fundraising events for the Root this month, featuring the former “Galloping Gourmet” Graham Kerr. On October 22 at 7:30...

Understanding Honeybees

Understanding Honeybees

EVERYONE WELCOME. Please come to “UNDERSTANDING HONEY BEES” Honey bees pollinate 1/3 or more of the food we eat! Learn about honey bees and their importance for food production. Presented by: Wendi Gilson, Black Horse Apiary Time: July 9th 7-9PM Venue: Salt Spring...