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Salt Spring Farmland Trust Society welcomed an all-new energetic Board of Directors on June 10, 2021. They are excited to be stewarding The Trust’s projects at Burgoyne Valley Community Farm, Community Garden Allotments, a new community composter for abattoir and other community waste, and getting ready to roll out “The Root”.

The Root's three-story facility and surrounding grounds will improve Salt Spring’s ability to produce, process, preserve, and distribute locally grown food products, as well as serve as a centre for education, demonstrations, and activities. From seeds to seminars, this highly anticipated hub’s mandate is ultimately focused on food and agriculture resilience for the Island’s population.

With the building’s construction nearing completion, attention has turned to finishing and installing the commercial kitchen equipment, temperature-controlled storage areas, washing stations, and interior appointments, including an on-site rental unit. Next summer looks forward to soil building and developing our permaculture swales, while water sourcing, stormwater management are active projects this fall. Farmland Trust is partnered with a new construction manager and design team. With momentum moving forward, we're aiming for a preliminary launch date of Spring 2022. 

We need your help! The following 10-minute survey will help bring information on the needs of farmers, producers, chefs, community services, and the public. We want to have up-to-date information to ensure we give this facility the strongest foundations and functionality. From providing rentable kitchen time and storage space to agricultural training, chef certification, and so much more, we look forward to launching this much-needed facility under the Farmland Trust’s mission of bringing people and land together, to grow. 

We are also looking for committee members to help with all of our current projects. If this is of interest to you, please don't hesitate to reach out to chair@ssifarmlandtrust.org

The survey is open to all Salt Springers to share their opinions. Respondents are invited to enter to win a bountiful basket of community-sourced food valued at $50 (includes local apple juice, garlic, potatoes, leeks and more! We will keep the survey open to November 30 and draw the winner immediately after. 

Access the survey herehttps://forms.gle/NHopKuteNSqvFsuMA

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