Description

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.

More information

visit website

Like this event?

Sign up for the newsletter to stay in the loop

Sign up now

Related Events

All events

Beginning Shepherding Course

events

Bellingham, WA, USA

12 September 2020

regenerating farms

0 comments

Published

Innovation for Food Resilience

events

United Kingdom

19 November 2020

regenerating farms

0 comments

Published

Farm Dam Enhancements

events

Murray River, Australia

4 June 2020

regenerating farms

0 comments

Published

Holistic Decision Making – For Better Decisions Casino

events

New South Wales, Australia

25 August 2020 – 26 August 2020

regenerating farms

0 comments

Published

More related resources

Desert Southwest Soil Health Webinar

events

23 July 2020 – 24 July 2020

regenerating farms

0 comments

Published

Noongar Land Enterpise Group

organisations

Australia

inspiring community, mobilising people, regenerating farms, restoring nature

0 comments

Masterclass: Regenerative Ranch Management

events

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

4 September 2020 – 5 September 2020

regenerating farms

0 comments

Published