We are excited to announce our upcoming Applying Local Beneficial Microbes in Horticulture research field day, happening on August 15, 2021! Join the Northern Co-Hort, local applied researchers and soil health professionals for an afternoon in the field to learn about the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil! This afternoon of workshop sessions will be followed by a social hour featuring local Super NEAT Saison beer from Mighty Peace and charcuterie sourced from local producers! You will leave with resources to help you understand and promote soil health in your own operation, as well as new connections in the Peace Region horticultural community! You will also have the chance to win a door prize packed with local goods and soil health tools! 

This extension event will highlight sour cherry production in the Peace, while next year’s field day will focus on haskap production. This is an excellent opportunity for current and aspiring soft fruit growers in the region to learn from and connect with one another!

NEAT’s own Camp Wildlings will be on-site to provide childcare during this event so you can bring the whole family! Wildlings is available for $25 per child. 

Event Details:

August 15, 2021, 1 P.M. to 6 P.M. 

1:00 – 1:30 P.M.: Welcome and introductions

1:30 – 5:00 P.M.: Break into groups and rotate through workshop stations

5:00 – 6:00 P.M.: Local beer and charcuterie, connect with other producers

Beatton Hills Orchard, 5115 242 Road

$40 registration fee

Camp Wildlings on-site childcare available at $25 per child


This project is supported by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, under the Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program. The program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC. Opinions expressed in this document are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Governments of Canada and British Columbia or the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC. The Governments of Canada and British Columbia, and  the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC, and their directors, agents, employees,  or contractors will not be liable for any claims, damages, or losses of any kind whatsoever arising out of the use of, or reliance upon, this information. 


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