The Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations (CFDC of CIFN) developed this Kweselkten Agricultural guide.  This guide provides information about agriculture techniques and activities through conversation with local producers living and growing food within the Secwépemc territory, including Tk’emlups, Simpcw, and Skeetchestn, and well as on Nlaka’pamux territory. 

In this guide, you will learn from Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are knowledgeable in farming and the different aspects of farming.  Included all through the guide are helpful videos and resources on various topics related to the information shared in the guide.  

What you will find in the guide:

  •       Chapter 1 – Initial Assessments
    This chapter offers information on business planning, land assessment, mentorship, and learning.
  •       Chapter 2 – Setting up your Farm
    The topics that are covered in this chapter include property design, farm labour, water access and irrigation, structure, tools, fencing, and crop storage.
  •       Chapter 3 – Land Management
    Information available in this chapter is about soil health and land management practices.
  •       Chapter 4 – Enterprises
    Discover interesting information on a farm enterprise plan, greenhouse production, market garden, orchard, poultry, food processing, and seed saving in this chapter.
  •       Chapter 5 – Selling and Distribution
    In this chapter, learn about marketing and information on the topic of direct to customer.

Please use what information that you need from this guide and pass on this wonderful resource to your network! 

Kweselkten Agricultural guide

 

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