Supporting Our Region's Producers


Soil Club

Soil Club includes KBFA producers who share a passion for great soil. Linked below is a discussion forum where members can share soil tests, post photos, discuss experiments, ask for advice, give input to other soil lovers, and generally work together to grow nutrient-dense food.

Soil Club Forum

Soil Quality

Soil Survey Informaion
BC Ministry of Agriculture
  • SIFT draws on multiple soil surveys and other data to map soil types across BC. All the information is available in iMapBC layers.

Physical and Chemical Tests
  • LINK and description.

Biological Tests
Soil Foodweb Inc.
  • Soil Foodweb Inc (SFI), founded by Elaine Ingham, tests soil for biological indicators of health (e.g. fungi, bacteria, protozoa, etc.) and offers recommendations to increase beneficial soil life. Ingham-trained SFI consultants Vivian Kaloxilos (Montreal) and Jo Tobias (Vancouver) are connected with KBFA.

KBFA Workshops
  • LINK and description.

Water Regulations

Water Licensing
Front Counter BC
Works In and About Streams
BC Ministry of Environment
  • LINK and description.


BC Agriculture Water Calculator
BC Ministry of Agriculture
  • BC Agriculture Water Calculator can estimate your farm's annual and peak water requirements based on irrigation method, soils, crops, and climate data. Livestock watering requirements can also be estimated.

Irrigation Professionals
Irrigation Industry Association of BC (IIABC)
  • The IIABC have developed best practices and guides for the irrigation industry and their membership include certified agricultural irrigation designers, schedulers, and technicians.

Water Quality Guidelines
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME)
Water Testing
  • LINK and description.

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