Peninsula & Area Agricultural Commission

The Peninsula & Area Agricultural Commission (PAAC) is presenting an information session and workshop on

“How to Save the Bees” on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017
at the Saanich Fairgrounds on Stelly’s X Road. 
 
MLA Lana Popham,  the opposition spokesperson for Agriculture and Food , will be provide introductory remarks.
 
This is a free session – open to all – farmers, gardeners, municipal staff (Parks, Public Works, Environment Departments), students, and anyone with an interest in preserving our bee and pollinator populations.
 
Space is limited:  pre-registration is recommended by WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15.
 
Wholesome snacks & refreshments will be provided. 
There will be displays and information packages...and prizes!
 
Doors Open at 6pm, and the programme will start promptly at 6:30 pm
 
To Register: isobel.hoffmann@saanich.ca or call: 250-479-7734          
 
Please pass this information along to anyone you think would be interested
 
 

The Peninsula & Area Agricultural Commission is an advisory committee whose mandate is to advise the Municipalities of Central Saanich, Metchosin, North Saanich, Saanich, Sidney and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area on matters involving agriculture, and, to facilitate the development of programs for implementation of the Saanich Peninsula Agricultural Strategy objectives and keep the Municipalities advised of these programs.

Terms of Reference and Guidelines. [PDF - 182 KB]

 PAAC Strategic Objectives

  • Secure an adequate water supply to farms at a competitive cost.
  • Increase economic returns to farmers.
  • Enhance agricultural land base sustainability.
  • Foster farm land stewardship that embraces environmental and other community values.
  • Increase public awareness, education and support for a sustainable farm community.
  • Establish a continuing focal point for farm issues and implementation of the strategy.