OCT 26-28: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Efficient Greenhouse Design Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on April 20, 2018

Grow Oranges in BC! Greenhouse Design Workshop

The Garden on Salt Spring Island is hosting a specialized workshop on October 26-28: Pushing the Limits with Energy Efficient Greenhouse Design  Grow avocados and oranges in Canada? Why not!    The workshop is designed to transfer knowledge and skills required to create a healthy and manageable growing environment, whether small or large, heated or unheated. We touch on the following topics using examples from ‘The Garden’ : Nutrient cycling (recovering nutrient from organic waste)  anaerobic digestion (AD), compost and vermiculture.  Growing sub-tropicals in Canada Greenhouse environment, venting and heating systems Healthy organic soils, hydroponics and digeponics Integrated Pest Management Rainwater catchment and … Continue reading OCT 26-28: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Efficient Greenhouse Design Workshop

JOB: SURREY, BC – Hancock Nature Farms, General Farm Hand & Labourer

Posted by Moss Dance on April 19, 2018

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Hancock House Publishers & The Hancock Nature Farms are needing a part-time general labourer to help with weekly maintenance, organizing, cleanup and construction on as needed basis. Hours are flexible to fit pre-existing schedules, in return, we simply request that your schedule is predictable. ABOUT HANCOCK NATURE FARMS We operate a small 5 acre publishing company and farm operation/ wildlife center. We strive to operate a low impact, sustainable farm operation in the Hazelmere valley. DESIRED QUALITIES Required Skills & Experience include: Experience in construction, framing or other related work Experience running tractors, forklifts or other heavy machinery Must be able … Continue reading JOB: SURREY, BC – Hancock Nature Farms, General Farm Hand & Labourer

FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Indoor Production Associate

Posted by Moss Dance on April 18, 2018

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Do you have an interest ecological agriculture & greenhouse production?Join the team at Ignatius Farm in Guelph, Ontario this season! ABOUT IGNATIUS FARM Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers markets, local businesses and service agencies. The Farm’s programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and several annual community events. The Indoor Production Associate will grow and market seedlings, microgreens, in-ground greenhouse crops as well as field crops. The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) is a not for profit charity situated on 600 acres of woodlands, wetlands and farmland … Continue reading FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Indoor Production Associate

FARM JOB: KINGSTON, ON – Root Radical CSA Organic Farm Worker

Posted by Moss Dance on April 18, 2018

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Root Radical CSA is hiring an organic farm worker for the 2018 season! Learn about farming, work hard outside and eat delicious veggies this summer on Howe Island! ABOUT ROOT RADICAL CSA Root Radical Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is a successful small organic farm growing a diversity of vegetables. Entering our 12th season, we sell our vegetables through the CSA model to about 250 households in Kingston and on Howe Island. We are known for our high-quality great-tasting vegetables, our friendly organized and accommodating customer service, and the environmental education opportunities offered to our community. In the garden, most work … Continue reading FARM JOB: KINGSTON, ON – Root Radical CSA Organic Farm Worker

April 28: Lacombe, AB – Clean Energy and Project Financing Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 17, 2018

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Clean, renewable sources of energy are a perfect fit for Alberta’s farms and ranches. Agricultural producers work hard to care for the land that supports their livelihood, families and communities. Farmers and ranchers deserve a type of energy production that does the same. Rural Routes to Climate Solutions is holding a full-day workshop in Lacombe on the clean energy options available to producers and how producers can access funding to get these types of projects off the ground. Presenters from industry, research groups and financial institutions will be on hand to answer questions on the financial payoffs of wind and … Continue reading April 28: Lacombe, AB – Clean Energy and Project Financing Workshop

LAND OPPORTUNITY: PRADHA FARM, OYAMA BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on April 16, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND Located on 54 acres of ALR/A1 in Oyama, Lake Country, the property sits on a higher plateau overlooking Wood and Kalamalka Lakes. On the higher levels of the property, the Okanagan Lake can also be seen between the hills, giving this property a tri-lake view that’s quite spectacular. The property backs onto Crown land with many older trails that will be explored and developed in connecting and re-vitalizing The High Rim Trail (an older conduit linking Coldstream, Vernon area to Hwy 33 by Black Mountain behind Kelowna which follows the ridge of the mountains past Oyama, Beaver … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: PRADHA FARM, OYAMA BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Organic Market Garden, Salt Spring Island

Posted by Darcy Smith on April 16, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND Our farm is a 70 acre farm of mixed pasture, hay, vegetables and berries. The market garden plot is .25 acres currently and can be expanded to 1 acre as needed. There is additional opportunity for more land to be used in veg and berry production as needed. We have barns, sheds etc onsite that house our equipment, sheep, and our poultry. We do not have a greenhouse currently but a hoop house or two is something we have in mind to put us as part of the future plan. There is road access to the garden, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Organic Market Garden, Salt Spring Island

Wage Subsidy Programs Available!

Posted by Moss Dance on April 14, 2018

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WAGE SUBSIDY OPPORTUNITIES FOR FARMS Are you a farm looking for a wage subsidy to hire labour? Here are four federally funded programs to consider in 2018. For a youth to qualify to be hired using one of these programs, they cannot be accessing a wage subsidy through another federally funded program. This is a one wage subsidy program per employee opportunity. CANADA GREEN CORPS Canada Green Corps (CGC) is UNA-Canada’s new innovative youth employment programme designed to bridge 150 talented, yet un-and-underemployed, Canadian youth to meaningful employment to ignite Canada’s green economy. CGC participants will undertake four to six-month work-integrated … Continue reading Wage Subsidy Programs Available!

April 28: Cawston, BC – Joshua’s Trees & Red Barn Produce Farm Tours, Bench Grafting Demonstration, & Potluck Party

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on April 12, 2018

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When & Where: Saturday April 28th, 4pm – 10pm 4:00pm: Bench Grafting Demonstration & Red Barn Produce Farm Tour @ 671 Kurtz Road, Cawston BC 5:00pm-ish: Farm Tour of Joshua’s Trees (just down the road) @ 253 Beecroft River Rd,  Cawston BC 6:00pm: Community Potluck and Party @ 2284 Newton Rd, Cawston BC RSVP: It’s a free event, but we love to know who’s coming! Join the facebook event & share with your friends 🙂 Join in for a tour of two great farms, a bench grafting demonstration, and an awesome evening of community potluck and music. Joshua’s Trees is an organic … Continue reading April 28: Cawston, BC – Joshua’s Trees & Red Barn Produce Farm Tours, Bench Grafting Demonstration, & Potluck Party

April 29: Cawston, BC – Farm Tour & Potluck at Klippers Organics

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on April 12, 2018

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When: Sunday April 29th, 11am-2pm Where: Klipper Organics,  2200 Ferko Road, Cawston BC RSVP: It’s a free event, but we love to know who’s coming! Join the facebook event & share with your friends 🙂 Join Kevin Klippenstein for a tour of Klippers Organics. This 45 acre organic farm is very diverse mix of vegetables and fruits. Along with checking out their crops, we’ll also get to and learn about how they’ve diversified their operations to include a processing facility, guest suite, and the potential for a farm to table restaurant in the future! About the farm: Klippers Organics began … Continue reading April 29: Cawston, BC – Farm Tour & Potluck at Klippers Organics