Community involvement was an important part of the Salt Spring Island Area Farm Plan process and understanding is necessary to achieve the mission and goals of. Involvement was achieved through three linked Community Dialogues sessions held early on in the planning process on three Saturday afternoons (January 20th, February 17th, and March 10th, 2007) to identify and discuss issues, assets, opportunities, strategies and the overall vision for the Plan and to establish a common base of knowledge and understanding. During these facilitated discussions, participants were asked to discuss the opportunities for agriculture on Salt Spring and collectively articulate a future vision for food and agriculture on the island.
Join Us At These Upcoming Events
Join us to celebrate the successful fifth year of the abattoir on Saturday 18th November, from 5:30 pm at Fulford Hall. Come out and support local food, vibrant community and sustainable farming.
Enjoy an all local dinner menu with pork, turkey or vegetarian options, and Jana’s fruit pie for dessert. A cash bar will feature Salt Spring beer, wines, cider and kombucha. Simone Cazabon will be our MC and of course there will be the famous birthday bash silent auction where you can bid on the services of local tradespeople, local produce, and many other things you have always wanted!
Tickets are $50 each through Brown Paper Tickets, Foxglove and Salt Spring Books.
With music by Marianne Grittani
Marianne Grittani began performing in the late 60s when she was 14 in Toronto, Ontario. Her music, with so many varied influences defies categorization. She calls it ‘folky, funky and anything in between’. She explores a lot of musical territory, on standard acoustic six string guitar, a resonator guitar and mandolin. Her compelling voice along with her strong sense of rhythm, melody and dynamics weave through and around her lyrics to create an engaging musical tapestry.