AUG 20: PEMBERTON, BC – Slow Food Cycle

Posted by Moss Dance on August 17, 2017

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On August 20, join the 13th annual Slow Food Cycle’s celebration of food, farmers, and the joys of biking! Where: Pemberton Meadows Road at the location of the old Pemberton Community Centre. Look for School District 48’s Bus Garage and Playing Fields just north west of the Village of Pemberton. When: 9 AM to 3 PM on Sunday, August 20 Cost: $5 per person / $20 per family (up to 6 members) / Free – Children 5 and under About the Slow Food Cycle The 13th annual Slow Food Cycle Sunday presented by Pemberton Valley Supermarket is an opportunity to connect — town folk and … Continue reading AUG 20: PEMBERTON, BC – Slow Food Cycle

SEPT 21: SAANICH, BC – Healing Farm Tour & Organic Certification Talk with IOPA

Posted by Moss Dance on August 17, 2017

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We are excited to share this event from Islands Organic Producers Association (IOPA)! To celebrate National Organic Week, IOPA will be hosting a farm tour and discussion about organic certification at Healing Farm in W̱SÁNEĆ Territory (Saanich, BC) on September 21. Learn About Organic Certification on the Farm In celebration of Organic Week, join us for a free farm tour of certified organic Healing Farm in Saanich BC! Learn more about what it takes to achieve organic certification, the benefits and challenges, land and animal stewardship, and how organic farming contributes to the big picture of sustainability. New and transitioning FARMERS … Continue reading SEPT 21: SAANICH, BC – Healing Farm Tour & Organic Certification Talk with IOPA

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Provincial Programs and Resources for New Farmers

Posted by Moss Dance on August 16, 2017

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Are you a new farmer? Meet Emma Holmes, your new contact and support person at the BC Ministry of Agriculture! The following blog post is an introduction from Emma and an invitation to new farmers to connect and share ideas. To encourage young  people  to get into farming and boost innovation in the agricultural sector, the Ministry of Agriculture is working on a New Entrant Strategy to support new farmers and food processors in the province. The strategy includes creating a position for someone to 1) work closely with new farmers and 2) develop programs to serve new farmers. I recently started … Continue reading BRITISH COLUMBIA: Provincial Programs and Resources for New Farmers

Ecological Farm Internships: Modes, Experiences, and Justice

Posted by Moss Dance on August 15, 2017

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We are excited to share this report on ecological farm internships edited by Charles Z. Levkoe and Michael Ekers. Contributors to the report are farmers, past interns, non-profit organizations, and lawyers. The goal of the report is to “assess the implications and trajectories of the non-monetary exchanges of labour and education, among other things, taking place on ecological farms.” Read the report here: Ecological Farm Internships – Models, Experiences and Justice – Levkoe and Ekers (Interactive) The report takes a broad view of ecological farm internships—accounting for the need for labour on small farms, the educational benefits, as well as the risks and drawbacks … Continue reading Ecological Farm Internships: Modes, Experiences, and Justice

FARM JOB: Agassiz, BC – Earthwise Society Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on August 14, 2017

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Earthwise Society has an exciting new position for someone with farm and restoration experience. Help to start a new organic teaching garden in Agassiz, BC! About Earthwise Society Earthwise Society is a not for profit, charitable organization that has been a leader in sustainable land use initiatives for over 30 years. Recently, we initiated the establishment of a new destination learning resource and organic teaching farm on 58 acres in Agassiz, BC. Earthwise Society is looking for a reliable, energetic individual interested in gaining experience in habitat enhancement and organic food production. This beautiful and unique site encompasses diverse ecosystems between … Continue reading FARM JOB: Agassiz, BC – Earthwise Society Farm

INTERNSHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on August 14, 2017

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Amara Farm in K’ómoks Territory (Courtenay, BC) is seeking a farm intern for the Fall season this year—learn and grow on an organic farm is also a member of the Merville Organics Growers’ Co-operative. About Amara Farm Amara Farm is a 26 acre certified organic farm located about 6 km north of Courtenay, BC. We have two cleared fields surrounded by a buffer of forest. We grow vegetables on one acre and have one acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick. We utilize five hoop houses for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. We keep a small flock of laying … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm

AUG 30: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on August 03, 2017

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Join us at Amara Farm for a tour, potluck, and socializing with fellow farmers, gardeners, and farm curious folk. We are all Young Agrarians at heart so don’t be deterred if you are an older Young Agrarian 🙂 Please bring a dish to share and your own beverages. Eating surfaces and utensils are available at the farm. Feel free to bring along an instrument and maybe a sing-along will happen! WHEN: August 30 from 5:30-10:00PM 6:00PM Farm tour 7:00PM Potluck 8:00PM-10:00PM Song circle and socializing! WHERE: Amara Farm, 2641 Kirby Rd Courtenay, BC, V9J 1T3 PLEASE NOTE: Children are welcome! Please leave … Continue reading AUG 30: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Tour & Potluck

FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC — Twin Island Cider, Cidery Assistant

Posted by Moss Dance on August 01, 2017

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Got farming experience and a passion for making craft cider? This cidery assistant job opportunity at Twin Island Cider may be for you! About Twin Island Cider We are a small, farm-based cidery in our second year of operation. We harvest from old orchards and backyards around Pender Island and press the fruit throughout the fall using a traditional rack and cloth press. Natural fermentation is our speciality, and we work full circle with the seasons: pruning and bottling in the winter, selling through our tasting room and local farmers market in the summer, harvesting and pressing in the fall, … Continue reading FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC — Twin Island Cider, Cidery Assistant

FILM NIGHT: Sundre, AB – Look & See A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 01, 2017

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On August 20th, join us for a film screening and potluck at Kettle Crossing Farm. Be inspired by the great Wendell Berry and meet local, ecological farmers. When: August 20th, 2017 | Potluck at 6:00pm | Film at 8:00pm Where: Kettle Crossing Farm, 32241 range road 54 Mountain View County, AB. Click to view map.  What to Bring: Bring your best potluck dish, bring your story about sustainable food and farming and bring friends! RSVP to alberta@youngagrarians.org (Space is limited!) About the Film: LOOK & SEE is a cinematic portrait of farmer and writer Wendell Berry. Through his eyes, we see both the changing landscapes of rural America in the era of … Continue reading FILM NIGHT: Sundre, AB – Look & See A Portrait of Wendell Berry

APPRENTICESHIPS: Havre, MT – Vilicus Farms

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 26, 2017

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Vilicus Farms is a first generation, nationally recognized organic, dryland crop farm located in northern Hill County, Montana. Established in 2009, Vilicus Farms grows a diverse array of heirloom and specialty grains, pulse, oilseed and broadleaf crops within a 5+year rotation on 5,600 acres. Vilicus Farms practices advanced land stewardship at a scale that matters. While the term is negotiable, Vilicus Farms Apprenticeship is intended to be a multi-season training and mentoring program that immerses highly motivated young professionals in organic farm operation and management – a journey that ultimately ends in farm ownership. Doug and Anna understand the challenges … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS: Havre, MT – Vilicus Farms