The Agrariannaire: Meet the Farmers at Close to Home Organics

Posted by Jenna Dallmeyer on September 24, 2018

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By Jenna Dallmeyer I am a member of the Glen Valley Organic Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and I recently had the special opportunity to meet the farmers behind the food. The Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-operative is run by members with the shared purpose of sustainably farming and stewarding their land. The 50 acre farm property is located in Abbotsford, near Fort Langley. The CSA program is run by Glen Valley Organic Farm, a partnership between Close to Home Organics and Earth Apple Organic Farm. The farmers I had the pleasure of speaking with were Chris Bodnar, co-manager … Continue reading The Agrariannaire: Meet the Farmers at Close to Home Organics

Peace Country Farm Tours & Organic Week

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 21, 2018

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Despite the snowy weather forecast last Saturday several younger and older Peace Country Agrarians gathered during Organic Week to meet their farming neighbors. Trickle Creek The day began near Hythe, Alberta, where the Ludwig family welcomed us to Trickle Creek – a farm that is a leading example of self-sufficiency and resilience. While strolling through their 960 acre farm, we nearly had whiplash from not knowing which direction to look first – there was so much to take in. Trickle Creek looks after nearly all their own food production which involves raising milk goats, sheep, and cows; pigs, cows, and … Continue reading Peace Country Farm Tours & Organic Week

Looking for Land: New Home for Outdoor Education Program, Slocan Valley BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on September 20, 2018

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ABOUT FOUR NATIONS COALITION OF INDIGENOUS MEDICINE The Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines are dedicated to offering teachings and services that enhance all people’s connection to nature, their creators and each other. Programs offered educate children, youth and adults in earth honouring traditional indigenous teachings from the four nations of humanity. From fun and creative child and youth programs to deeply transformative adult education and personal healing they work to serve our community’s needs. This Outdoor Education Program is sanctioned and supported by Aboriginal hosting nation, the Sinixt. LOOKING FOR LAND Currently Four Nations provides exceptional indigenous cultural education and … Continue reading Looking for Land: New Home for Outdoor Education Program, Slocan Valley BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land and Accomodation, Beaverlodge, AB

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 19, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND About 20 km from Beaverlodge, David Lukac and his family are living on their off-grid farm. Their land consists of pasture and about 300 acres are currently cultivated. David and his family are raising chickens, cows, and pigs. They are also growing their own vegetables in their farm garden. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY David is looking for people with a passion for growing their own food, and living a more resilient, sustainable lifestyle. He is interested in permaculture and biodynamic principles. He is offering his cottage-style renovated log barn for rent. The facilities include a three bedroom home … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land and Accomodation, Beaverlodge, AB

Oct 12: Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society – Beasley, BC

Posted by Brittny Anderson on September 18, 2018

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Join us at Dutch Girl Peonies in Beasley near Nelson, BC for a tool demonstration with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, farm tour & potluck social! Kootenay Local Agricultural Society Tool Library The Tool Library is a unique resource available to the public. Kootenay Local Agricultural Society (KLAS) members receive a discount.  Tools were carefully selected to ensure they would help farmers be more efficient, but which—because of cost or infrequency of need—farmers wouldn’t buy themselves. The centrepiece is their fleet are BCS walking tractors and implements such as the tiller, rotary plow, and flail mower that quickly prepare soil and incorporate cover crops on farms the use land intensively … Continue reading Oct 12: Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society – Beasley, BC

Oct 24: Terraced Mountain Farming – Farm Tour and Potluck Social – Bonnington, BC

Posted by Brittny Anderson on September 18, 2018

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Join us at Sunshine Herb near Nelson, BC, for a farm tour focused on terraced mountain farming & a potluck social! Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with and a chair or a blanket. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home. This event is free and open to everyone! Date: Wednesday October 24, 2018 Time: 5:00 pm (we are going to start promptly as the sun will set at 5:40) Location: 3520 Yeatman Road, Bonnington, near Nelson, BC Directions: From Nelson turn right onto South Slocan Village Road, turn right on to Yeatman Road, pass Smokey Creek Salvage, go … Continue reading Oct 24: Terraced Mountain Farming – Farm Tour and Potluck Social – Bonnington, BC

Farmer Podcast Club: JRE #1109 – Matthew Walker

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 18, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. #1109 – Matthew Walker- The Joe Rogan Experience Released Apr 25, 2018 Matthew Walker is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Founder and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science. Check out his book “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams” on Amazon.   Listen to the full episode: http://podcasts.joerogan.net/?search=walker Subscribe to The Joe Rogan Experience on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-joe-rogan-experience/id360084272?mt=2&i=1000409857303 Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who might like this podcast? Invite them to sign up by sharing this link: … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: JRE #1109 – Matthew Walker

October 20, 2018: OKANAGAN Land Link – Coldstream, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 18, 2018

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WANT LAND? GOT LAND? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We want you! 11 am – 4 pm  |  Land Linking Workshop  Networking, Land Access Arrangements, Young Agrarians Land Matching Program, Expert Panel, & more! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. We’ll network, learn about land access, leases and licenses, and the B.C. Land Matching Program, and hear from our expert panel on topics such as housing, finances, and more! You just might find a farmer who can turn your vacant field into a productive … Continue reading October 20, 2018: OKANAGAN Land Link – Coldstream, BC

B.C. LAND MATCHING PROGRAM IS GROWING WITH NEW LAND MATCHERS ACROSS SOUTHERN B.C.

Posted by Darcy Smith on September 18, 2018

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Got land? Want land? Young Agrarians is excited to announce we now have four new Land Matchers across Southern B.C. – and they are ready and waiting to support your land access needs! With the support of our amazing funders, this year Young Agrarians is incredibly fortunate to expand from one Land Matcher in Metro Vancouver-Fraser Valley, to four new Land Matchers across Southern B.C., with the program being offered for the first time on Vancouver Island in the Cowichan Valley, Okanagan Central North, and the Columbia Basin. If you’re looking for land to farm, or have land that you’d … Continue reading B.C. LAND MATCHING PROGRAM IS GROWING WITH NEW LAND MATCHERS ACROSS SOUTHERN B.C.

Oct 9: Elk Valley Round Table Farming Discussion & Potluck Social – Sparwood, BC

Posted by Brittny Anderson on September 17, 2018

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Join us in the Elk Valley for a round table discussion and potluck social! This is a regional event and we are hoping to see people from Elkford and Fernie too! Live in Crowsnest Pass and interested in local food security and farm related activities? Great! We would love to have you there! Date: Tuesday October 9, 2018 Time: 4:30 – 7:30 pm  Location:  Sparwood Senior Drop In Centre 101 4 Ave, Sparwood, BC Exploring Farming Opportunities  The evening will include a presentation from Gillian Saunders about the effectiveness of electric fencing as a tool to protect fruit trees, livestock and wildlife. Gillian has … Continue reading Oct 9: Elk Valley Round Table Farming Discussion & Potluck Social – Sparwood, BC