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APR 27, 2024: BURTON, BC – Silvopasture Tour at McCormack Farm

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Young Agrarians for a farm tour and potluck at McCormack Farm in beautiful Burton, BC!

With 175 acres in production, McCormack Farm is one of the largest farms in the region to be integrating silvopasture practices – the combination of tree crop production with rotationally-grazed livestock.  This 120-year-old farm is in the process of planting out their existing open pastures with tree species that provide fodder for animals, food for people, timber, and other long-term resources. These trees offer numerous other benefits, such as shelter for their livestock,  improved pasture quality, enhanced biodiversity, and increased resilience of their farm to the extremes in weather. This is a unique opportunity to tour a diversified regenerative farm that is actively adapting their farming practices for a changing climate.

Forest McCormack will be our guide for the day. He is a fourth generation farmer who is  passionate about agroforestry and has a wealth of knowledge to share in this field. Forest has an extensive nursery of trees he is growing out for the farm – tree enthusiasts will enjoy learning about the unique genetics he has been collecting. As part of this event, we will have the chance to help plant out some of these trees in their pasture, so bring along a shovel! This tour will have lots of time for discussion about tree crops, regenerative growing practices, and developing climate resilient farm systems.

DATE: Saturday, April 27, 2024  •  10 am – 2 pm PST

REGISTER: youngagrarians.org/apr-27-2024-burton-bc-silvopasture-tour-at-mccormack-farm


April 27
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


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