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The Flavour Trails program promotes and organizes community celebrations that provide opportunities to experience the quality and creativity of the Capital Region’s harvesters, farmers, fishers, food producers, chefs, vintners, cider makers, brewers and distillers. By connecting consumers to growers and producers, Flavour Trails contributes to the growth and sustainability of the local food economy, which is at the heart of CRFAIR’s mandate.
Land and Forest Stewardship
Sandown is 83 acres of arable land, wetland, forest wetland, and classic Coastal Douglas Fir forest. It is also an exercise in community co-management, as we learn as a community how to understand and best serve this wonderful, varied ecosystem. Enhancing the land will ensure increased biodiversity, cleaner waters, living soils, and increased carbon sequestration. Would you like to be a part of this stewardship program? For more information, please sign onto our mailing list at the bottom of this page or email us at email@example.com
Through the summer of 2021, we worked to build our community gardens, and are now entering into our third year! Join by contacting the Community Engagement Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Regenerative Home Gardener Course
is a season-long course to teach you all the fundamentals to grow your own bounty this year. The course is taught by master gardener and regenerative farmer Stephanie Jacobs. This course guides you through everything you need to grow your own abundance — from garden planning and planting, right through to seed saving. Shared amenities like automatic irrigation, field processing stations and tools makes it easy for you to show up and get growing!
For more information and to register for the course, email Stephanie directly at email@example.com or click here for more info. Limited spaces available!
Growing Young Farmers Summer Camps
We are thrilled to have partnered with GYF to offer farm-based summer camps. Children have had the opportunity to connect to nature by getting their hands in the dirt, grow food, visit with the sheep, and learn about biodiversity.
In April 2020, we ran a half-day mini retreat of forest bathing, a practice developed in Japan. Forest therapy guides Kelly Kiss and Peter Hehl, certified forest therapy guides from Saltspring Island, will introduce us to the practice of forest bathing in our very own 20 acre Sandown forest, home to 115 unique bird species. This is a beautiful mindful practice that will cultivate a deeper connection with the forest and with yourself.
Pumpkin Patch and Market
Pick your own pumpkin and support our farmpreneurs every Saturday at Sandown during the month of October, 2021.