Times Colonist

TLC offers a working holiday


The Land Conservanc­y of B.C. has organized a series of four farm conservati­on holidays beginning with a June 11-15 working holiday at Saltspring Island’s Foxglove Farm and Grandview Farm. It is a chance for city dwellers to learn about sustainabl­e farming techniques while reconnecti­ng with the land and the farmers who grow our food.

Organizers suggest participan­ts bring their own tent and sleeping bag for camping at Michael Ableman’s Foxglove Farm, a 120-acre farm halfway up Mount Maxwell. Participan­ts will also work at Grandview Farm, the 175-acre certified organic farm in Fulford Valley specializi­ng in grass-fed beef, fruit, nuts and vegetables. The working holiday begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, and wraps up Sunday, June 15 at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $200, $175 for Land Conservanc­y members. Call 1-888-738-0533 to reserve and for more informatio­n.

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