Join us for an afternoon of festive fun, food, cider and enlightening discussions at Cambium Cider Co for the Okanagan Branch North Christmas Social. Immerse yourself in the holiday cheer while gaining valuable insights into the transition to organic farming and the sterile moth program.
Cambium Cider Co's journey to organic farming involves a fundamental rethinking of agricultural practices, emphasizing ecological balance, soil health, and the reduction of synthetic inputs. Farmers transitioning to organic methods commit to eschewing synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms, instead embracing natural alternatives and sustainable farming techniques.
Melissa Dobernigg (Owner and Cidermaker) and Dave Dobernigg (Orchardist) will discuss the benefits of transitioning to organic farming. Organic practices coupled with the implementation of the Sterile Moth Program for pest management, offers a compelling case study at the intersection of ecology, agriculture, and innovation. These practices contribute to soil fertility, reduce water pollution, and promote biodiversity by avoiding the use of harmful chemicals. Additionally, organic farms often foster healthier ecosystems, leading to improved resilience against pests and diseases.
After the PD discussion, you will have the opportunity to try some branch to bottle cider and indulge in a delightful farm to table lunch. Cambium Cider Co. offers a variety of menu options, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices. Please make sure you let us know of any dietary concerns and allergies when you register for this event.
Please note that photographs and footage will be taken throughout the Event. These will be used by BCIA for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website, newsletters, and on social media. Should you not wish to have your photo taken and used for these purposes, please advise the photographer at the time.