Job Offers: Internships at Santropol Roulant, Quebec

Posted by Monica Allaby on February 06, 2016

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Santropol Roulant is a community food hub located in Montreal that brings people together through various programs, activities and services. As part of its agriculture program, Santropol Roulant is offering two 6-month positions: an internship in peri-urban farming and an apprenticeship in urban agriculture. Internship in Peri-Urban Farming  Spend 6 months on Santropol Roulant’s farm in Senneville, deepening your knowledge of organic farming and growing organic food for Santropol Roulant’s food security programs. This position is specifically targeted towards applicants with 1 year of previous experienceon a rural or peri-urban farm. Key responsibilities: Under the guidance of the farm co-managers, the … Continue reading Job Offers: Internships at Santropol Roulant, Quebec

Incubator Farms: Start your farm without taking on lots of debt

Posted by Jordan Marr on February 04, 2016

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Incubator farms are helping new farmers get started without betting the farm to do it.

January 29: Agrarian Potluck, Camrose, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 24, 2016

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Let’s warm the season by creating community and celebrating the gifts of the natural world together! On January 29th Young Agrarians, Spirit of the Land and the Peace Land Institute invite you to an agrarian potluck in Camrose, Alberta. Meet with old friends and new friends, and with fellow farmers and food lovers!

JOB: Field Hand at Zaklan Heritage Farm, Surrey BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 19, 2016

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Organic farm job opportunity available for either F/T or P/T seasonal employment! About Zaklan Heritage Farm: We are a few young farmers running a small mixed vegetable farm in the heart of Surrey (30 min. drive from Vancouver). In addition to our 1.5 acres in veggie production, we have a flock of laying hens that we rotate around the pasture. Our operation is run with a small walk- behind BCS tractor and hand tools (think Jean-Martin Fortier methods). During the growing season we attend 2 markets a week from June-October, all within 20 min of the farm. We also run a growing CSA program, which we hope … Continue reading JOB: Field Hand at Zaklan Heritage Farm, Surrey BC

Looking for a Lower Mainland Land Owner & Land Seeker!

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 18, 2016

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Dear Farmers + Friends, Young Agrarians is piloting a farmland matchmaker service based on Quebec’s Agricultural Land Bank model (Banques de Terres) in the Lower Mainland this year. We have a two-day organizational training coming up to learn the ropes of matchmaking. On February 3rd, we would like to work with one land owner, and one land seeker for 1-2 hours of your time. We will practice assessing the land for its agricultural suitability which will help us train our matchmakers in the field. Are you a land owner looking to have your land farmed, or potentially a farmer looking to … Continue reading Looking for a Lower Mainland Land Owner & Land Seeker!

SALT & HARROW FARM: Seasoned Producer Takes on New Land

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 17, 2016

Salt & Harrow organic Farm debuts new logo and operations on Vancouver Island BC

Young Agrarians & SOLEfood Co-Founder Launches New Farm on Vancouver Island, BC Salt & Harrow is a 37-acre, certified organic farm. Ten acres are devoted to vegetable production, producing over 50 varieties of vegetables, fruits, legumes and herbs. The Farm sits along French Creek and the historic E & N Railway on Vancouver Island, British Columbia in the Qualicum First Nation Territory. Nestled in the rain shadow of Mount Arrowsmith, the farm receives more sunshine than most other parts of Vancouver Island. This has led many locals to refer to the area as the “banana belt.” Darcy Belsher and Seann Dory founded Salt & Harrow in … Continue reading SALT & HARROW FARM: Seasoned Producer Takes on New Land

Of Land & Sea: Portraits of Coastal BC Farmers, Fishers, & Harvesters

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 15, 2016

Island Farmers Alliance Project Of Land and Sea uses 100 year old camera to capture farmers of vancouver island bc

Island Farmers’ Alliance – Inspiring Future Farmers Through Photography & Story The Island Farmers’ Alliance (IFA), the organization behind the “Fresh from the Island” slogan and the rooster logo that is ubiquitous with Island agriculture, is proud to announce the results of their most recent endeavour, Of Land & Sea: Portraits of Coastal BC Farmers, Fishers, and Harvesters. A partnership between the IFA and Ken Miner, a Victoria based tintypist and photographic artist, the project has captured images and stories of senior food producers from the Vancouver Island and Gulf Island communities. Using Ken’s 113-year-old 8”x10” view camera, the hand-made images were developed on glass plates … Continue reading Of Land & Sea: Portraits of Coastal BC Farmers, Fishers, & Harvesters

LAND: Wild Braid Farm, Cassidy, BC (no longer available)

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 08, 2016

Wild Braid Farm House and Farm Land for Lease in BC

The property owner has filled the opportunity. Thank you for looking! DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Private, idyllic, market garden for lease on the aquifer and close to Haslam creek needs another farming individual. The farm  land for rent has a powered workshop, cold frame, and all of the basic equipment to farm: tractor, tiller, irrigation & wash house. The land has perennials, fruit trees, berries and a wooded area. There is room for chickens or sheep. Would suit someone who has previous experience with organic farming either as an intern, farm hand or working from an incubator plot who would like to further … Continue reading LAND: Wild Braid Farm, Cassidy, BC (no longer available)

JOB: F/T Farm Worker, Plenty Wild Farms, Pemberton, BC

Posted by Alyssa Belter on January 05, 2016

Harvesting at Plenty Wild Farm Jobs

Looking for a farm job this summer? Join the rad team at Plenty Wild Farm! Position: F/T Farm Worker Location: Pemberton, B.C. Duration: May 3rd to October 15th, 2016; 40 hours/week, 5 days/week (Tuesday through Saturday) About Plenty Wild Farms: We are a small-scale, Certified Organic farm in our 4th year of operation. Our focus is on growing high-quality vegetables, with approximately 2 acres in production, which we sell through local farmers’ markets and a CSA program. We also raise pastured pigs, which we sell through a pork share program, and are in the process of expanding our small flock … Continue reading JOB: F/T Farm Worker, Plenty Wild Farms, Pemberton, BC

February 13: KPU Small Farm Sessions, Richmond, BC

Posted by Anna Railings on January 04, 2016

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The 3rd Annual Small Farm Sessions are a full day of technical session and trade show for farmers with diverse operations connected with the local sustainable food system. Our 2016 theme is Water Management and Irrigation and the day will include a series of talks and demonstrations. Cost: $20 (included coffee and lunch) Register at Eventbrite Schedule: 9:00 – Welcome 9:15 – Funding Opportunities for Improving Your Farm 9:30 – The Relationship Between Your Soils, Crops and Water 10:00 – Understanding Water Stress 10:30 – Coffee Break (provided) 10:45 – Practical Climate Change Impacts in Southwest BC 11:15 – Soil … Continue reading February 13: KPU Small Farm Sessions, Richmond, BC