New to Farmer2Farmer conference this year is a pre-conference Farm Bus Tour on Wednesday March 1, 10am-4pm. Pre-registration required by purchasing online tickets. Bus departs at 10am from (new location!) Centennial Park, Saanichton, 1800 Hovey Rd. parking lot, next to Lawnbowling Club. Click here for map. (Early pick-up and drop-off available in Victoria at 9:15am, contact Jelena Putnik, email@example.com for details)
Tickets $45 – click here for tickets.
Following the conference theme of “From the Ground Up: Building on our history, our experience, and our soils“, the tour will visit an indigenous harvest site and three farms. Farm tours will explore irrigation, composting and greenhouse techniques and practices. Every farm is different and every farm has their own story of success. Tour includes on-route talks about the history of harvesting/farming on the peninsula, as well as a fantastic locally grown and prepared lunch at the Fickle Fig market and cafe.
10 Acres Farm
Sun Trio Farm and Greenhouses
Bus tour will be hosted by Bob Maxwell, of Stonefield Farms and Peninsula and Area Agriculture Commission
site visit will be lead by JB Williams, storyteller and knowledge keeper from Tsawout First Nation. , which means “sand spit” in , forms the northern part of the Cordova Shore and is home to the (Saanich) people.