Farmer Podcast Club: Steven Pinker

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 19, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Steven Pinker – Design Matters with Debbie Millman   Released Feb 26, 2018 Debbie talks with Steven Pinker about the miraculous evolution of language, the most arresting question he has ever fielded, and his new book, Enlightenment Now —which breaks down why we actually have good cause to be positive about the state of the world today.    Listen to the full episode: https://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=551875796:554548920 Subscribe to Design Matters on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/ideas-from-cbc-radio-highlights/id151485663?mt=2&i=1000404947455   Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who might like this podcast? Invite them to sign up … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Steven Pinker

JUL 10,11,15: WINLAW & PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Seed Production Workshops

Posted by Moss Dance on June 18, 2018

Seed Production Workshops - Carrot Seed

Demand for organic seed is increasing across North America and many regions of BC offer a great growing environment for seed crops. On-farm seed production can bring additional revenue to your farm and help you grow seed optimally suited to your farm environment. SEED PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS WITH PATRICK STEINER   Join long-time organic seed producer and founder of Stellar Seeds, Patrick Steiner, for these seed production workshops and field days in Winlaw (July 15) and Prince George (July 10 & 11). These workshops include both classroom and field time as Patrick covers the fundamentals of seed production in the classroom and then takes … Continue reading JUL 10,11,15: WINLAW & PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Seed Production Workshops

Petition to WorkSafe BC: Create a New Class of Small-Scale Vegetable Farming

Posted by Moss Dance on June 18, 2018

Carrots - WorkSafeBC create new class of small-scale vegetable farming

John Hofer, a farmer in our Young Agrarians network, is calling all small-scale veggie farmers and supporters of local agriculture to sign his petition. The petition is asking WorkSafeBC to set a lower insurance rate standard for small-scale vegetable growers. WORKSAFEBC – BACKGROUND The WorkSafeBC website describes how industries are classified in order to set premium rates. This is an excerpt from that description: Our classification system groups employers in similar industries with similar levels of risk, so we’re able to set fair rates and charge your industry an appropriate rate that reflects the rate of injury and illness in your industry. … Continue reading Petition to WorkSafe BC: Create a New Class of Small-Scale Vegetable Farming

VOLUNTEER OPP: VANCOUVER, BC – SPEC at Westside Food Market

Posted by Moss Dance on June 18, 2018

SPEC booth at Westside Community Food Market

Want to volunteer at a dynamic farmers’ market to promote the work of SPEC, an awesome environmental conservation organization? Read on! ABOUT SPEC The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) works to provide our community with practical solutions for urban sustainability. We empower local communities in the Lower Mainland to build a greener future through our interactive programs and activities. SPEC is a non-profit, charitable and volunteer-driven organization, founded in 1969. We are the oldest environmental non-profit in Canada. Through our open education and outreach programs we provide our communities with the tools to build greener cities together. We work with citizens, industries and government agencies, putting our … Continue reading VOLUNTEER OPP: VANCOUVER, BC – SPEC at Westside Food Market

AgSafe launches new COR Self-Assessment website for B.C.’s agriculture industry

Posted by Moss Dance on June 14, 2018

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AgSafe has launched a new free safety self-assessment web tool for B.C.’s agriculture organizations and other naturally aligned industries. The Safety Ready Certificate of Recognition (COR) Self-Assessment website is designed to assist organizations in assessing their readiness for a COR program audit. The self-assessment tool begins with a questionnaire to be completed by the person responsible for overseeing the Safety Management System in your organization. Once that is done, the tool provides feedback on your readiness for a COR review. The web tool will also help you calculate your organization’s potential WorkSafeBC incentive. “There are three levels of readiness and … Continue reading AgSafe launches new COR Self-Assessment website for B.C.’s agriculture industry

Farmer Podcast Club: The Enright Files:Your brain on digital technology

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 12, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. The Enright Files: Your brain on digital technology – Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)   Our relationship with technology has intensified in this century with a rapturous embrace of Internet technologies and the gadgetry put in our hands by big technology companies. But even as we’ve made these technologies an extension of ourselves and experience the world and ourselves through them, our culture is starting to take a step back to re-examine the impact they’re having on us. Interview with Nicholas Carr, Franklin Foer, Jean Twenge, and Clive Thompson. 53:59  Released … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: The Enright Files:Your brain on digital technology

APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on June 08, 2018

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Want to learn what it takes to run an organic blueberry farm, with opportunities to grow into a farm manager position? Check out this apprenticeship opportunity at Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm in Port Alberni, BC! ABOUT AVALON ORGANIC BLUEBERRY FARM Our multi-use Farm is 22 acres, with 1+ acre certified organic blueberries, 5 acre hayfield, large organic gardens; seeking Apprentices. For the right person, apprenticeship may lead to a position as long term farm manager(s) to allow the owners to ease into retirement. Blueberry farming makes for an intense seasonal work period of about 2-3 months full time in the summer, … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

POSITION FILLED | FARM JOB: AGASSIZ, BC – Earthwise Farm Program Assistant –

Posted by Moss Dance on June 07, 2018

Earthwise Society Farm in Agassiz - Harvesting Kale

Thanks to all who applied! This position has been filled! ABOUT EARTHWISE SOCIETY Earthwise Society is a not for profit, charitable organization that has been a leader in community-based environmental education for over 30 years.  The Society has recently acquired property in Agassiz BC, and plans to create a demonstration garden of sustainable landscape practices and an organic teaching farm to serve the Agassiz – Harrison region. ABOUT THE POSITION This is a summer student position: applicants must be a current, full-time student who will be returning to high school, college or university in the fall of  2018. Earthwise has an … Continue reading POSITION FILLED | FARM JOB: AGASSIZ, BC – Earthwise Farm Program Assistant –

Feast of Fields: Call For Volunteers!

Posted by Moss Dance on June 05, 2018

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Looking for a great farm and food volunteer opportunity this summer? Have a great time and help out this summer at FarmFolk CityFolk’s Feast of Fields in one of three BC locations! WHAT IS FEAST OF FIELDS? Feast of Fields is FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual local food celebration and fundraiser, highlighting the contribution local chefs, restaurants, farmers, ranchers, fishers, food artisans, vintners, brewers and distillers make to our local food economy. It emphasizes how they are connected to the land, support the regional economy, and create the most delicious local, seasonal, sustainable flavours BC has to offer. In 2018, Feast of Fields will … Continue reading Feast of Fields: Call For Volunteers!

Farmer Podcast Club: Why we need to rethink climate change

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 05, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Why we need to rethink climate change: Timothy Morton – books podcast- The Guardian         Released Feb 13, 2018 When you first hear some of philosopher Timothy Morton’s ideas, they may sound bizarre. He argues that everything in the universe – from algae and rocks to knives and forks – has a kind of consciousness. That we need to scrap the concept of “nature” as being distinct to civilisation. And, he says, we’re ruled by a kind of primitive artificial intelligence: industrial capitalism. These ideas may sound strange, … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Why we need to rethink climate change