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Fri, Aug 23


Abundance Community Farm

Living Lightly Homesteading Workshops & Music

Learn tools for living lightly on the Earth by creating zero waste items, food preserving, fermentation and homesteading skills. Camp out at Abundance and join our passionate presenters and musicians for a weekend of community creation.

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Living Lightly Homesteading Workshops & Music
Living Lightly Homesteading Workshops & Music

Time & Location

Aug 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – Aug 25, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

Abundance Community Farm , 1020 Hamilton Rd, Agassiz, BC V0M 1A3, Canada

About the event

Introducing the Third Event of the Abundance Community Farm

~ Summer Workshop & Music Series ~


Living Lightly Homesteading Skills - August 23rd-25th

~ Workshops in Canning, Preserving, Fermentation, Zero-Waste skills, Seed Saving and more

With hosts Melanie Buffel, Beatriz Ohep, Yarrow Fleury and Rupert Adams.

Music and Dance with The Golden Repair, Jeff Childz, and DJ Raghunath.


“I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately…and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

– Henry David Thoreau


Weekend includes:

• Friday Night - Facing the State of the World Together .

- Dyads, Triads and Group Process

- Camp out at the farm

• Saturday - Homesteader Gardening

- Homesteading Presentation (Q&A)

- Potluck Dinner

• Saturday Night - Live and DJ Music and Dancing

- Camp out at the farm

• Sunday Morning - Yoga or Qi Gong

• Sunday - Canning & Fermentation Workshop

- Zero Waste Crafting Workshop

- Intro to Seed Saving Workshop

- Potluck Dinner

** You are welcome to arrive anytime after 5:30 pm on Friday.

*** During your time here, enjoy the gardens, orchard, river, and the mountain/forest trail with a view of the Fraser River.


Early Bird Full Weekend Tickets - $80 (( Early Bird Ends Sept 8th ))

Includes Workshops, 2 Nights Camping, Music, Yoga & Potlucks

Saturday Night only - $20

Potluck, Music, 1 Night Camping, and Sunday Morning Yoga

(Does not include workshops)

*** We thank you for supporting the sustainability of the Abundance Farm projects


Full Weekend Schedule

~ • ~ Friday Night 8:30PM ~ • ~

Facing the State of the World Together - Dyads, Triads and Group Process

~ • ~ Saturday 10:30 am - 6 pm ~ • ~

Gardening and Harvesting in our Garden

Please arrive for farm orientation at 10:30am

Bring your own lunch

~ • ~ Saturday Evening ~ • ~

Community Potluck 7 pm

Please bring a dish to share - we will all eat together.

~ • ~ Saturday Night ~ • ~

Music & Dancing in the Barn


// The Golden Repair

// Jeff Childz (DJ set)

// DJ Raghunath

~ • ~ Sunday Morning ~ • ~

Morning Movement Flow 9:30 am

~ • ~ Sunday ~ • ~

Homesteading Workshops 10:30 am - 6pm



Melanie Buffel

Melanie inherited her love of canning home preserves from her maternal grandmother who had a lovely pantry of jewel coloured jars of goodies at her farm. Melanie honed her skills while operating The Midnight Goddess Preserves selling jams, jellies, marmalade and pickles at the East Vancouver Farmer's Market for 12 years. Melanie is a core team member at Abundance Community Farm and is committed to preserving the bounty of the harvest each year to provide food during the winter and spring.

Canning 101: Join Melanie in creating a low sugar jam and a pickle or salsa using the hot water canning method. We will use local fruit and the produce from the farm to create yummy homemade canning.



My name is Beatriz (also known as Bea) and I've lived in Vancouver for 24 years. I am a crafty person who likes to make many things with my hands, from painting walls and making beeswax wraps to brewing kombucha.

For the last decade I have been inspired by my two lovely children, my friends and community to make organic, tasty and whole food meals, snacks and treats to satisfy their palate and enrich their vitality.

I like to bring consciousness to my world and those around me. I considered myself an artisan per nature as I like to make most of my food, house products, and many things from scratch instead of buying them. Using some of my values to bring awareness to the world I live in, taking responsibility and practicing simple principles as recycling, reusing, repurposing.

Beeswax Wraps: we will bring more consciousness to our lives, by reducing the amount of plastic we consume and replacing them by simple like a cloth wrap in bees wax, as a way of preserving veggies in more sustainable way. The wraps have a natural preservative power and keep foods like bread, avocados, cut veggies fresh for weeks. What’s extra cool is that the warmth of your hands will shape them as needed (around bowls, jars or foods),


Yarrow Fleury

Yarrow is a community builder and homesteader extraordinaire. Yarrow will be offering a presentation & discussion around her experience with over a decade of homesteading on her property in Cherryville. Yarrow offers a wealth of information and skills with an overview perspective on the lifestyle choices of the modern day homesteader.



The Golden Repair

- Eric Bowers on Guitar and Vocals

- Jeff Childz on Percussion

Eric Bowers is a singer, songwriter and a counsellor. He combines eclectic rhythms and unique melodies with lyrics about the courage, humility, and beauty found in healing our wounds and facing our shadows.

DJ Set with Jeff Childz

Jeff Childz is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, percussionist and DJ.

DJ Set with Raghunath

Raghunath Khe has been an intrinsic part of the evolving conscious dance culture for more than 20 years. An innovative producer and dj, he is interested in the transformational properties of music and movement, connection and community. He has previously released three solo albums under the moniker Haitchc, has composed multiple original film scores, and is currently working on his forth studio album. Raghunath is a formal brahmana initiate within the brahma sampradaya (lineage), having spent several uninterrupted years as a monk studying and serving in ashrams both in Canada and India. He belongs to the sodalities of bhakti, tantra, ashtanga, and through familial succession, draoidh healing practice. Regularly performing, teaching, and organizing events, he is the co-founder of Full Moon Medicine (lower mainland bc), and co-resident DJ at Vancouver’s long-running Just Dance event. He has also contributed musically and otherwise to many festivals and gatherings internationally. A long-time radio presence, he is currently the host and producer of Mantra Radio on CiTR 101.9fm in Vancouver.



  • Early Bird Weekend Tickets

    Early Bird Price Ends - Sept 8th Includes: • Weekend Workshops (Saturday & Sunday) • 2 nights camping • Friday night healing circle • Saturday Homesteader Gardening experience • Saturday Night Music • Sunday Morning Yoga / Chi Gong

    Sale ended
  • Music, Camping & Yoga ONLY

    Ticket Includes: • 1 night camping (Saturday) • Saturday evening potluck 7PM • Saturday night music & dance • Sunday morning yoga / chi gong (This ticket does not include any workshops)

    Sale ended



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