|When:||Back to Calendar August 14, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm|
|Repeats:||Monthly on 14th of the month until November 11, 2012||Where:||Keating Farm Estate (Cowichan Valley)
5250 Miller Rd
Duncan,British Columbia V9L 6R7
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|Contact:||The Land Conservancy
Visit Keating Farm Estate for a guided tour of the farm house every second Sunday of the month from May through November at 2:00pm. The tour will be followed each month by a short demonstration or guided walk. Learn about bee keeping, native pollinators, biodynamic farming, apple pressing and more. Check TLC’s website for monthly events.
Visitors will have a chance to see the Great Hall and the adjoining paneled dining room built for Andrew Keating in 1894 by the renowned architect John Tiarks. Surrounding the house on this 27-acre property are heritage orchards, many farm buildings including the picturesque hay barn and milking parlour, and fields, forest and even a small stream.
Keating Farm Estate: http://blog.conservancy.bc.ca/properties/vancouver-island-region/keating-farm-estate/
These will take place following the monthly guided tour of the farmhouse and will be 30-45 minutes each.
- May 13 – Native pollinators. A guided walk to learn about native pollinators and what we can all do to encourage them in the landscape.
- June 10 – TBA
- July 8 – Biodynamic farming and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). A guided walk with John Ehrlich of Alderlea Farm. http://www.alderleafarm.com/
- August 12 – TBA
- September 9 – Bee keeping. Taste honey straight from the hive during this demonstration and discussion with bee-keeper Matt Tooley.
- October 14 – Apple pressing. Fresh pressed apples from the Keating Farm Estate heritage orchards.
- November 11 – TBA