2018 – Newman Farm Tour in Central Saanich

Location: Newman Farm – Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

When: October 13, 2018 from 10:00am-3:00pm

Price: Free!

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Please join us on trip to the Newman Farm in Central Saanich British Columbia. In collaboration with the Farmlands Trust (Greater Victoria) Society we will be visiting the historic Newman Farm for a tour and learning about the soils found in this area. We will also have the opportunity to look at data collected from soil analyses at the farm and discuss potential reasons and management recommendations based on what is found.

Getting there: Please note that you must organization your own transportation to the event. Public transportation is available to the Farm from Swartz Bay or Victoria (involves about 20 minutes of walking). A carpool spreadsheet is also available upon registration for those looking for a ride.

Car Sharing Option:

2 Modo Cars Available:

Located at the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, in long-term parking. From the terminal, follow the zebra crossing 150 metres past the passenger pickup and short-term parking lots.

A 2014 brown Chevrolet Orlando (#528)
A 2012 red Toyota Matrix (#371)
Public Transit Options:

Taking Public Transit from Swartz Bay Terminal to Newman Farm:

Duration: ~40 min


Take Bus 72 towards Downtown

Get off at East Saanich at Newman bus stop (30th stop)

Walk north on East Saanich toward Newman Rd and turn right

Walk 1 km east down Newman Rd (Newman Rd will curve right and turn into Old V South Rd)

Notes on the Bus:

  • 72 Bus schedule for Saturday

  • Bus departs from Swartz Bay every 30 min on the hour and half hour

  • Bus departs East Saanich to return to Swartz Bay every 30 min, check schedule for approx. times

Draft Agenda

10:00am – 10:30am: Introductions

10:30am – 12pm: Tour and share information from soil analyses

12:00pm – 1pm: Lunch (could be shortened to 45 minutes)

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Soil Pit Identification

2:30pm – 2:50pm: Discussion of Recommended Management Practices based on Observations and Soil Analyses

2:50pm – 3:00pm: Closing Remarks