Location: Cropthorne Farm, 4362 Tamboline Rd, Delta, BC V4K 3N2
**given the limited space in this field day, we are giving priority to BC farmers.
This event will take place at Cropthorne Farm, a certified organic vegetable farm dedicated to maintaining healthy and regenerative soils. The field day will be 3 hours long and include a number of guest speakers, a tour of the farm, and discussion on healthy soils with other farmers.
Soil health is a huge part of climate friendly agriculture. Healthy, regenerative soils have the capacity to capture carbon, increase water retention, and eliminate the need for chemical inputs, all beneficial for the future of our climate. Building regenerative soil can improve yields, produce good quality crops and reduce input costs, all results that are beneficial to farmers.
This field day will discuss the biology of healthy soils and, techniques to transition your soil into one that is mutually beneficial for both our climate and crop production on your farm. BC farmers interested in learning more about climate friendly agriculture and building healthy, regenerative soils are invited to attend this field day!
Field Day Host: Lydia Ryall has always had a passion for farming, obtaining her BSc in Agriculture and starting Cropthorne in 2009. She is involved with the Delta Farmers Institute, the Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association and sits on the Agricultural Advisory Committee for the City of Delta. In 2014, Lydia won BC’s Outstanding Young Farmer.
Guest Speaker: Dru Yates is a consultant with ES Cropconsult where she works with growers throughout the Fraser Valley on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and nutrient management. She has an M.Sc. in Soil Science from UBC and is passionate about agricultural extension and outreach.
To ensure safe physical distancing, the capacity for this field day is 10 participants. Additionally, COVID-19 protocols will be followed on the day of to ensure the safety of all participants and staff. Any additional registrants will be placed on a waitlist and contacted if room becomes available. This event will be recorded and available under the supporting farmers and ranchers page on our website.