JOB: Richmond, BC – Sharing Farm Executive Director

Posted by Moss Dance on July 25, 2016

Job Sharing Farm Richmond BC

The Sharing Farm Society, a nonprofit organization in Richmond, BC, a new job opening for a full-time permanent Executive Director starting in September 2016. The Sharing Farm Society is a community of amazing staff, directors, and volunteers who work together to grow organic fruits and vegetables for donation to our neighbours in need. Our 3.5 acre farm is located on City land at the northwestern tip of Richmond in Terra Nova Rural Park. We are a community farm, embracing the efforts of a large number of volunteers for our production and activities. Learn more about us and our mission and activities at on the website. Executive Director Position This is … Continue reading JOB: Richmond, BC – Sharing Farm Executive Director

WORKSHOP: Production of Asian Medicinal Herbs

Posted by Moss Dance on July 21, 2016

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The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwanten Polytechnic University is offering a weekend workshop on the cultivation of Asian medicinal herbs in the Pacific Northwest. The course instructor will be Peg Schafer of the Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm.

AUG 14: KELOWNA, BC – Summerhill Farm Tour + Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on July 19, 2016

Summerhill Farm Tour

Date: August 14, 2016, 3:00-9:00PM (farm tour @ 4:00PM, potluck to follow) Address: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, 4870 Chutelake Rd, Kelowna, BC Bring a dish to share! Join Gabe Cipes, Permaculture designer and Biodynamicist with Jade Shaman, master gardener/carpenter for a farm tour of Summerhill Pyramid Winery. This special farm is more than a winery! The farm tour will give you a chance to check out the vineyards, forest gardens, culinary gardens, glass house nursery, Pit house/Kekuli, bees and chickens. The tour starts at 4pm and will be followed by a potluck gathering at the estate house looking over the lake and vineyards. Farm Tour, Potluck, Conversation Gabe has been involved … Continue reading AUG 14: KELOWNA, BC – Summerhill Farm Tour + Potluck

OPPORTUNITY: Join a Farm Co-op! Merville Organics Seeks New Growers

Posted by Moss Dance on July 18, 2016

Merville Organics Cooperative

Ever considered joining a farm co-op? If running your own business, working outside rain or shine, and growing organic food for your community are job descriptions that call to you, Merville Organics wants to meet you and help you get your farm business established in the Comox Valley. The local cooperative of five farms is facing such a high demand for produce that it is actively seeking more farmers to grow with them in the 2017 season. “Our weekly veggie box subscription program sold out in record time this year and we already have a wait list of 40 families”, … Continue reading OPPORTUNITY: Join a Farm Co-op! Merville Organics Seeks New Growers

Aug 20: Sunnie Valley Farm Tour and Potluck, Westlock, Alberta

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 16, 2016

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Are you thinking about or in the process of starting a farm? Are you an established farmer looking to work with a young farmer? Learn about how the Sheehans at Sunnie Valley Farm have created enterprises on their farm to support the next generation of farmers. Note: This day is for aspiring, new farmers and seasoned farmers! If you are a consumer who wants to see the farm, please join us on Sunday for Open Farm Days.  When: August 20th  – Farm Tour at 2:00 pm & Potluck at 5:30 pm Where: From Westlock take Hwy 44 north to Sunniebend road. Turn … Continue reading Aug 20: Sunnie Valley Farm Tour and Potluck, Westlock, Alberta

EDUCATION: Beekeeping course at KPU

Posted by Moss Dance on July 14, 2016

KPU Beekeeping course

Are you a leader? Do you want to make a difference? Do you like working outdoors? Then KPU’s Commercial Beekeeping program could “bee” for you! BC, along with many other parts of the world are facing a shortage of beekeepers. Pollination services are currently in high demand — especially in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley region — and the price of honey is at an all-time high. Students who complete the program will be prepared to enter a diverse and in-demand industry. This 11-month, full-time program aims to address the significant shortage of commercial-level beekeepers in BC. Through classes, … Continue reading EDUCATION: Beekeeping course at KPU

Insights on Leasing Farmland

Posted by Jordan Marr on July 14, 2016

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Two farmy gents with insights about setting up a solid farm lease and managing the landlord/tenant relationship

Aug 3: Castor, AB Holistic Management Workshop Planning for Success into the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 14, 2016

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Are you interested in nutrient-dense food for you and your family? Are you a farmer or livestock producer interested in learning how to successfully transfer ownership of your farm or ranch to the younger generation? Do you want to learn how we can heal our land with a healthier food system? Redtail Farms Day is part of Holistic Management International’s Open Gate Learning Series. Open Gates are peer-to-peer action-based learning days with short presentations and small group exercises geared for participants to share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced facilitators and producers. Holistic Management works with nature, not against it. We … Continue reading Aug 3: Castor, AB Holistic Management Workshop Planning for Success into the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

LAND: 53 Acres at Peace River, Alberta

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 13, 2016

Peace River Land

I have 53 acres of tree land up for use. The long term goal is to setup the land for multiple people to stay on while using permaculture principals to live self sufficiently. The only drawback to the property is its limited access being landlocked. 1 of the 2 ways to enter is by half mile atv/dirtbike ride from the gravel road. 2 /2 access is drive 1/4 mile into a field, then park, then walk about 560 feet onto the property! I am willing to allow use of the land very economically based on what the individual would like … Continue reading LAND: 53 Acres at Peace River, Alberta

WORKSHOPS: Marketing for Hippies in Red Deer & Calgary July 21 and 22

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 13, 2016

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RED DEER: Marketing for Hippies 101 Tad Hargrave, of marketingforhippies.com presents the Marketing for Hippies 101 workshop that’s all about how to get more clients without doing things that feel gross or cost a fortune. It’s being offered on a modified pay what you can basis (i.e. you pay $25 deposit and then pay whatever you want to pay at the end based on what you can afford and thought it was worth).  Thursday, July 21st, 10am – 5pm More info and sign up CALGARY: Point of View Marketing Workshop Tad Hargrave, of marketingforhippies.com is putting on a day-long marketing workshop that’s all … Continue reading WORKSHOPS: Marketing for Hippies in Red Deer & Calgary July 21 and 22