3rd Winter Okanagan Mixer a Whirlwind Day!

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on February 12, 2016

What an array of amazing dishes - squash and apple soup, mushroom barley risotto, devilled eggs, lentil and roasted beet salad, homemade sourdough bread, squash gratin, roast chicken & pork, and Dutch apple pie!!!

It was a remarkable day to gather and talk about our passion for stewarding the land, getting our hands dirty, and savouring the most nourishing, delectable food ever! We were thrilled to have over 100 people in attendance throughout the day, travelling from all over the South Interior, Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland to be in Kelowna. It was exciting to see that close to half of the room were new to the Young Agrarians and, based on feedback so far, there are some clear needs in terms of supporting new entrants to agro-ecology. We’re working on it! People … Continue reading 3rd Winter Okanagan Mixer a Whirlwind Day!

INTERNSHIP: Fresh Valley Farms in Armstrong

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on February 11, 2016

Fresh Valley Farms chickens

Farm Description Fresh Valley Farms is located on two quarter sections along Mountain View Rd, just outside of Armstrong BC. The farm is made up of 90 acres of arable field and animal pasture and just over 200 acres of wooded hillside. It is a beautiful location with a view over this part of the North Okanagan valley. Just 3 km from the town of Armstrong, it is an easy bike ride into town where you’ll find art and music, a great farmers’ market, an active community theatre group and good coffee and lunch. 15 minutes away from the farm … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Fresh Valley Farms in Armstrong

Young Agrarians Launches in Alberta!

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 10, 2016

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We are excited to announce that Young Agrarians is formally launching in Alberta! As the recipient of the Peavey Mart Community Agricultural Grant, we are pleased to announce that Organic Alberta will be bringing Young Agrarians programming to Alberta.  This began with a group of dedicated farmers in Central Alberta who saw how Young Agrarians could benefit their communities and it grew from there.  It is an exciting development as the movement continues to grow across Canada in growing the next generation of ecological farmers.  With $50,000 from the Peavey Mart Community Agricultural Grant, Young Agrarians will be working with farmers to organize farm tours, potlucks, … Continue reading Young Agrarians Launches in Alberta!

APPRENTICESHIP: Earth Temple Gardens, Argenta, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 10, 2016

Two organic farm apprentices harvest in the fields at Earth Temple Gardens

Earth Temple Gardens has an opening for an apprentice who is interested in organic farming, has a friendly and cheerful personality, a sense of humour, loves food, and is motivated with lots of energy. Position: Organic Farm Apprenticeship with accommodation, food, stipend, more (See below) Organization:  Earth Temple Gardens Location: Argenta BC (North of Nelson BC) About Temple Earth Gardens: Located at the North end of Kootenay Lake, we are a young farm now entering our fourth season. We sell our certified organic produce made up of mixed vegetables, directly to wholesale clients with a retail custom box delivery program and we participate in the Kaslo … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Earth Temple Gardens, Argenta, BC

Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Spray Creek Ranch

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 09, 2016

Farmer at Spray Creek Ranch on a morning walk with farm dogs and sows

Name, Farm, Location? We’re Tristan & Aubyn Banwell.  As perhaps you’ve heard, we are located upon magnificent Spray Creek Ranch — in the rainshadow of the Coast Mountains, along the Mighty Fraser, in the Upper St’at’imc Territory, 15 km south of Lillooet, BC. What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? Let’s revisit our spring blog post, where we enumerated a few goals — “We are working to develop a producers’ co-op to coordinate marketing and distribution among our amazing local producers.  Our plan is to have a few producers selling to a … Continue reading Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Spray Creek Ranch

Internship: One Spot Away From the Best Season Ever at Golden Ears Farm in Chase, BC!

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on February 08, 2016

View of the hills with the greenhouse and seed house in the foreground.

Golden Ears Farm is looking for one more full-time intern for the 2016 season to complete our crew of four interns plus Tristan and Michelle. About Golden Ears Farm: The internship would be from April 4 to September 30, with a possible extension into October depending on the fall harvest and storage needs. We’re situated next to the South Thompson River in Secwepemc territory, close to the village of Chase. Although the farm sits on 34 acres, the market garden and perennial zone occupy 8 – 16 acres, depending on the season. We also have pigs, laying hens, and cows. The farm … Continue reading Internship: One Spot Away From the Best Season Ever at Golden Ears Farm in Chase, BC!

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.

Looking for Land – Meet Farmers Leon & Nolwenn

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 25, 2016

two Young Farmers Leon & Nolwenn holding a farm puppy

Hello world, Our little family (wife, soon-to-be born baby, dog, and I) have spent years farming over Canada (Yukon, British Columbia and Québec) and in Europe (we are originally from France and are now permanent resident of Canada). We have been eager for years now to own our farm and to return to the land. Now, as our family is growing, we are feeling ready to establish roots and ready for the simple life we have always wished to come back to. It is time for us to take care of our family and our community. To us, farms are places for … Continue reading Looking for Land – Meet Farmers Leon & Nolwenn

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!