Winderberry Mobile Seed Cleaner and Summer Potluck
- Tue • July 23, 2019 • 3:00 PM
Join us at Winderberry & Edible Acres Farm Cafe and Catering for another stop on our mobile seed cleaner summer tour, followed by a summer potluck with Young Agrarians.
3:00: Mobile Seed Cleaner Demo – ongoing
4:00: Farm Tour
5:00: Farm Tour
6:00: YA Potluck and Intro Circle
MOBILE SEED CLEANER
Join us as anytime from 3:00 onward as we:
– Introduce you to the FarmFolk CityFolk mobile seed cleaner
– Talk about the essentials of seed cleaning
– Give you a chance to use some equipment and clean some of your own seed
Read more about the mobile seed cleaner here: http://www.bcseeds.org/category/mobile-seed-cleaner/
Join in the Young Agrarians community potluck at 6:00 pm with members of the local farming community. We’ll start things off with an introduction circle to get to know one another. Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with and a chair or a blanket. This event is free and open to everyone!
– Children are welcome to join us us for this event but please leave pets at home.
– Have space in your car? Need a ride? Post in the Facebook event discussion!
– 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
About the Mobile Seed Cleaner
Over the winter of 2018-2019 FarmFolk CityFolk has been designing and building a mobile seed cleaning trailer for seed growers in BC. Equipped with multiple pieces of equipment including a Clipper fanning mill, air column separator, zig-zag seed cleaner, air compressors, a selection of hand screens, and more – the seed trailer is a resource to help growers scale up seed production and more efficiently process seed to ready it for sale.
Housed in Abbotsford the trailer will soon be available for seed growers to use to clean bulk amounts of seeds. It can be used on site in Abbotsford or brought to your own farm for bigger seed cleaning jobs.
While we hope to train many growers and help growers clean much of their seed on this tour, we also hope the trailer will inspire others to start similar projects in their own regions to help create a network of seed cleaning sites across BC to help further scale up organic seed production across the province.
Funding for this event has been provided in part by the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership – a five‐year (2018‐19 to 2022‐23), $3 billion investment by federal‐provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector, ensuring continued innovation, growth and prosperity.
The Young Agrarians Columbia Basin event series is made possible with funding from Columbia Basin Trust.