Today’s GREAT #Farmers4ALR #Felfie

Posted by Sara Dent on April 11, 2014

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We love it! Thank you Kelly Hodgins for posting a great #farmers4alr #felfie (felfie = farmer selfie, selfie = photo taken of you often but not always by you) on Twitter. Images like these get the message out that young farmers in BC want to protect the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and keep it for agriculture. For more information on this issue check out: http://youngagrarians.org/post-your-felfie-farmers4alr/  

Vancouver Island Internship: Vanley Fresh Foods

Posted by Sara Dent on April 11, 2014

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Vanley Fresh Foods is looking for a helping hand! We grow vegetables, salad greens, and herbs at Ragley Farm – a 1912 heritage farm and community hub located next to scenic East Sooke Park, about 40 minutes southwest of Victoria. Produce will be sold through a vibrant on-site market and to local restaurants. Baked goods and dairy products are also produced and sold on-site. We’re looking for a positive, hardworking, and community-minded individual who is passionate about growing organic food and will be available full-time from late April to October. Some previous farming/gardening experience is required. You’ll be working mainly with […]

Cropthorne Farm is Hiring – Delta, BC

Posted by Sara Dent on April 10, 2014

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Positions Farm Hand (2) 1 from May-December, 1 from June-October Location Ladner, BC Job Description You would be a self motivated, results orientated person with a positive attitude who can work comfortably in a fast paced farm environment. You would enjoy being outside, working as a part of a team, doing various farm related tasks and like to get your hands dirty and enjoy an honest days work. Some of your responsibilities will include:  propagation: seeding/planting/transplanting  weeding vegetables by hand or with tools  harvesting, washing, bagging vegetables  general farm maintenance  care of greenhouse crops: winding/pruning/picking  packing CSA boxes  other duties […]

Lets get political! Post Your Creative Farmer Selfie: #farmers4alr #felfie

Posted by Sara Dent on April 09, 2014

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Farmers in BC are saying no to the proposed Bill 24 changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). Please help get the word out and support the movement through social media. Post your #felfie on twitter, instagram and facebook. Hashtag: #farmers4alr #youngagrarians #felfie #notobill24 At a time when the ALR needs proactive changes that would enable more new farmers to access it, the BC Government is opening it up to non-agricultural use by industry. Those of us working on new farmer issues dream of what proactive measures could be taken to have more ALR land farmed. Since BC has the highest […]

BC Young Farmers Social this Friday!

Posted by Sara Dent on April 08, 2014

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Please come and join us for another fun night on April 11 th  7:00PM @ the Rancho on Delair Road in Abbotsford. See the attached pdf invite and RSVP your attendance to info@bcyf.ca  to help us know how many people from you clan plan on attending this year’s social.  Last year’s event saw over 100 people attend, so book your spot soon. There will be: drinks, light food, appetizers, a pay bar and door prizes.

Hope Farm – Agrariannaire #6

Posted by Mike Dewar on April 06, 2014

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New farmer, young farmer, northern farmer, and hero farmer, Andrew Adams was kind enough to take some of his time to tell the Young Agrarians about his personal experiences with farming and life . Andrew, along with his wife Janie operate Hope Farm, which is located about 45 minutes outside Prince George. Hope Farm provides a wide variety of delicious natural foods to the community of Prince George and the surrounding area. They supply the community with locally famous Berkshire pork, duck, eggs, and seasonal garden produce. Hope Farm offers their products through a variety of outlets including restaurants, grocery […]

Love Food Forests & Meditation? Passionate Person Wanted!

Posted by Laura Hannant on April 05, 2014

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Clear Sky Retreat Centre, in the BC Rockies of Canada, is looking for a caretaker farmer for its young pioneer one acre food forest. We seek a passionate person who loves the idea of training at a meditation center while learning and working in a cold climate food forest system. Alternatively, an applicant could live in the local area (Cranbrook/Fernie), and commute to the center once or twice a week. The position is open for a minimum 3 month commitment beginning in May 2014. This is currently a work-stay type arrangement but there are also potentials for self directed farm […]

Puddle Produce – The Agrariannaire #5

Posted by Mike Dewar on April 04, 2014

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Brianna Van de Wijngaard is a new farmer,  young farmer, and hero farmer in Williams Lake, BC.  Her farm, Puddle Produce operates on leased land plots using the SPIN model of farming to produce delicious fresh produce for the local community.  Brianna was kind enough to share some of her farming experiences with the Young Agrarians…..  Name? Brianna van de Wijngaard Where you farm? Williams Lake, BC Favourite vegetable or fruit to grow in summer? Beets! They grow really well here, are easy to process for market, and are beautiful! What is your favourite vegetable to grow in the winter? I’ve only […]

Jobs at Wild Flight Farm, Mara BC

Posted by Sara Dent on April 04, 2014

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Position: Organic Market Garden Grower/Packer at Wild Flight Farm Duration: Late April to early November 2014 Must be able to commit to working full-time to the end of October. Description: The work varies from week to week but will include transplanting, weeding, harvesting, preparation of produce for market. Experience is an asset but we are happy to train people who are keen to learn new skills. This work is best suited for people who are: physically fit enjoy working outdoors are comfortable bending down and kneeling for extended periods of time are alright getting their hands dirty enjoy working as […]

Loosing Ground: Soil Scientists Raise Concerns About Potential Loss of Agricultural Land at Recent Workshop

Posted by Sara Dent on April 03, 2014

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April 2, 2014 - NEWS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, B.C. – Concerns about the future of the Agricultural Land Reserve in BC were highlighted at a March 29th workshop hosted by the Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science (PRSSS), a non-profit organization for professionals and students in the field of soil science and land resource management. Themed on the intergenerational transfer of knowledge, the workshop drew soil scientists from around the province to discuss complex issues related to land use management and soil science, with a particular focus on the ALR. The workshop also honoured the life and contributions of Gary Runka (1938-2013), first […]