The LEPS Agricultural Stewardship program aims to work with local farmers and landowners to ensure that the integrity of agricultural practices are maintained while minimizing the impact of agriculture on Langley’s streams and wetlands as well as fish and wildlife.
LEPS started the Horse Manure Composting program in 2006. The program provides education and technical assistance to horse property owners throughout the province looking to improve their manure and pasture management. LEPS can show you how to create your own composting system, suggest improvements for your pastures and this program has many resources available for hobby farmers interested in composting.
The purpose of livestock exclusion is to prevent livestock from degrading streams. The installation of fencing or bridges is critical for maintaining and restoring the integrity of stream ecosystems. LEPS works closely with farmers to ensure animals have access to pastures and watering holes while maintaining and enhancing fish habitat.
Stock up on seeds for that garden project you have been planning all winter. Seed sharing event with the community and local seed saving experts.
The goal of this festival is to promote local farmers, processors, and vendors that are working to produce food in a sustainable way and to encourage citizens of the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley to shop locally
Got fruit? This program coordinates volunteers with people from Langley who have extra fruit on their trees. The fruit is shared equally between tree donors, volunteers, and community organizations
The Farm to School Program aims to connect local farms with school cafeterias and classrooms to support local food production, create a connection with the farmer, help reduce our carbon footprint, and promote long term healthy eating habits by increasing access to local fruit and vegetables. The vision for this program is to have local, fresh produce served at the Aldergrove Community Secondary School cafeteria. In 2012, the cafeteria started introducing local produce with a “create your own” sandwich bar and will integrate local produce into daily or weekly specials. For more information about the provincial program, visit the provincial Farm to School Program website.[/text_output]