December 2018 Workshops to Develop Agricultural Adaptation Strategies for Kootenays & Boundary
Agriculture producers are invited to contribute to the development of the Kootenays & Boundary Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategies.
The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative will be working with local agricultural producers to explore how the agricultural sector can adapt to climate change: variable weather and changing shoulder seasons; insect, weed, pest and invasive species pressure; extreme weather events; drier conditions and drought; wildfire risk; and more. Up to $300,000 in seed funding will support collaborative local agricultural adaptation projects following completion of the strategies.
At the workshops you will:
- Obtain the latest climate change projections for the region.
- Discuss how climate change will affect agricultural production.
- Brainstorm actions to ensure agricultural resiliency.
Please RSVP to one workshop:
- in Creston
Creston & District Community Complex – 312 19th Avenue North
Tuesday December 4th, 9am to 2:00pm
- in Greenwood
McArthur Hall – 1375 Venterans Lane
Thursday December 6th, 9am to 2:00pm
Doors open at 8:30am for both workshops. Morning coffee, baked goods and lunch will be provided.
Also, a special half-day focus group (to discuss agricultural adaptation in the region) is open to agricultural producers in the Slocan Valley area.
- in Winlaw
(location provided upon registration)
Wednesday, December 5th, 9am – noon
Attendees MUST register in advance and there is no cost to register.
To register or for more information, contact Harmony Bjarnason at Harmony@BCAgClimateAction.ca or 250-215-5589.