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Land Social at Elderberry Grove

July 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Elderberry Grove in Secwepemcul’ecw, Salmon Arm, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event.

Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Elderberry Grove is an elderberry syrup farm. In 2017, farmers Louise and Jed couldn’t find any locally grown elderberries, so they planted Elderberry Grove. Since then their little farm has grown to multiple leased sites, and they love making farm-to-bottle elderberry syrups and elderberry cuttings so you can grow your own.

We’ll tour the farm, network, and look at the steps to building a successful land sharing relationship. Your regional Land Matcher will share information about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can help you find the perfect farmer for your land – or farmland where you can build your dream farm business.

Land Socials connect farmers and farmland holders, and set them up to receive ongoing support through the B.C. Land Matching Program. Both farmers seeking land and farmland holders thinking about sharing land are encouraged to attend – as well as anyone who loves food, farming, and getting out onto the land.

DATE: Saturday, July 10, 2021 • 1-4pm

LOCATION: Secwepemc Territory. 540 Hwy 97B NE, Salmon Arm (ensure it’s “NE”). To get to Elderberry Grove your best bet is to google maps: Elderberry Grove, Salmon Arm. We don’t recommend following GPS map directions.

REGISTER: Due to COVID-19, we require registration for our events so we can limit the number of attendees to allow for physical distancing. PLEASE REGISTER HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

SCHEDULE (times are approximate): 
1-2 pm Farm Tour
2-3 pm Introduction circle & B.C. Land Matching Program overview
3-4 pm Eat, hang & mingle

BRING: Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. A catered snack will be provided, but if you’d prefer you can bring your own snacks instead. There will not be any wash stations for dishes available. Optional: face mask.


  • Please stay home if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, OR if you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are completing a period of self-isolation as mandated by public health, OR if you have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days. Refer to the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool for more information.
  • We welcome cancellations at any time – you can do so through Eventbrite, through the link in your registration confirmation email, or by contacting tessa@youngagrarians.org. Please let us know if you aren’t able to attend so we can open up a spot to someone else.
  • Please follow physical distancing guidelines and keep 6 feet apart from other people. No handshakes or hugs please!
  • Masks are not required, but bring one to wear if you’d like.
  • We will have a hand sanitizer station for your use throughout the event. Please refrain from touching tools, pets and livestock, and door handles etc. on the farm.
  • If provincial health guidelines for events change, we may cancel the event and you will be notified by email.
  • A catered snack will be available


  • This event is free and open to everyone! Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home.
  • Parking will be available at the farm- please follow the signs.
  • There is an outdoor composting toilet on site
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July 10, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Elderberry Grove
540 Hwy 97B NE
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1X5 Canada


Young Agrarians
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