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1463 Stellys Cross Road

Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1H3

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Farmer2Farmer 2019: Growing Food in a Changing Climate

Farmer2Farmer is an annual networking and capacity building event for farmers and growers in the capital region. Join us this year for an opportunity to discuss growing food in a changing climate.

Learn more: Farmer2Farmer.ca



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11 - Climate Projections and Regional Adaptation Strategies

An overview of local climate projections and an introduction to the regional adaptation strategy work of the BC Ag Climate Action Initiative with Foster Richardson.

11:45 - Farmer Roundtables

What questions do you have around climate change? What changes have you been noticing?

12:30 - Networking Lunch

1:30 - New Entrants and New Thinking about Climate

Now that we know the climate is changing, how does that inform our decisions? Speaker: Dr. Liese Coulter

2:15 - Concurrent Workshops

Workshop A) Thinking about Water

From droughts to floods: on farm adaptation strategies. Facilitator TBD.

Workshop B) Getting Prepared: Extreme Weather, Flooding and Fires

Regional Agrologist Doug Pepper will share resources and insight on preparing your farm for floods, fires and other emergency events.

4:30 - Closing




Interested in volunteering? Questions? Get in touch: engagement@crfair.ca

Please get in touch with us if the ticket price is a barrier. We have a limited number of free tickets available upon request.



This event is hosted by the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR). Learn more about us at CRFAIR.ca.



CRFAIR promotes healthy and sustainable food systems. This considers our relationships with each other, and the land and waters of this region. We endeavour to honour the land and its treaties by strengthening our relationship and responsibilities to them. We live and work on unceded Coast Salish Territories*, specifically of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Esquimalt Nations) and W̱SÁNEĆ (Tsartlip/W̱JOȽEȽP, Tseycum/WSIḴEM, Tsawout/SȾÁUTW, and Pauquachin/BOḰEĆEN Nations).

The presence of settlers (non-Indigenous peoples who live on these lands) is not neutral; it has had and continues to have devastating impacts on many aspects of life for Indigenous peoples. Many of our practices, including the seeds we plant, the ways we educate, and our methods of growing food came to these lands through the ongoing process of colonialism. Settler colonialism has suppressed local well-being by harming Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ food systems, whether they be land-based or of the sky and sea. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.

There is important work being done by many nations and allies to ensure the continued thriving of these food systems, communities, and knowledge systems. Those of us who are settlers need to recognize that our knowledge and way of doing things may not be the priority as we work towards food security for everyone in this region.

* The term Coast Salish is used to encompass a number of Indigenous peoples, including Esquimalt, Hul’qumi’num, Klahoose, Lekwungen, MALAXEt, Musqueam, OStlq’emeylem, Pentlatch, Scia’new (Beecher Bay), Sliammon, Shishalh, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw, Stó:lo, Straits, Tsleil-Waututh, T’Sou-ke, W̱SÁNEĆ, and Xwemalhkwu.


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