SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention

Posted by Moss Dance on September 18, 2017

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Do you want to get more involved in the politics surrounding our food system? Do you have a burning farm issue that needs attention? We invite you to attend the National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention which will be held Sunday September 24, 1:00pm – 6:00pm 2017 at Kwantlen Polytechnic  University – in the Melville Centre for Dialogue, Rooms  2550A and B, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, B.C. The Convention commences with registration on Sunday at 1 P.M. Registration fee is $5.00/person at the door, coffee and snacks included. Resolutions on current policy issues may be presented to this Convention and those passed will be forwarded to National Convention for debate … Continue reading SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention

From the Chilcotin B.C. Wildfire Front: A Rotational Grazer’s Story

Posted by Darcy Smith on September 13, 2017

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Farmers and ranchers are facing a summer of the fiercest B.C. wildfires on record. Many were forced to evacuate, and have lost animals, homes, and their livelihoods. Amongst the loss and devastation, we wanted to share an inspiring story from an off-the-grid rancher who managed to make it through. Thanks to Shanti Heywood for telling her story. Protecting my home was just something I had to do. People keep commenting on how brave I was – but I like to think everyone has some grit inside of them somewhere to fight when they have to. My heart goes out to … Continue reading From the Chilcotin B.C. Wildfire Front: A Rotational Grazer’s Story

SEPT 17: VICTORIA, BC – Lohbrunner Farm Tour and Land Stewardship Models for the Future

Posted by Moss Dance on September 12, 2017

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Join us at Lohbrunner Community Farm for a farm tour, discussion on cooperatively managing farmland, potluck, and a work party! Learn more about our unique model for stewarding land, and for farmers to gain access to farm land. During the farm tour, we will talk about this model—the land is held in trust by Farm Folk City Folk, managed by the Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op (LCFC). Farmland parcels are leased by individual farmers. After this tour and discussion we will share a potluck meal, and then get our hands dirty for an hour or two! Details of the work party TBA. WHEN: Sunday, September 17, … Continue reading SEPT 17: VICTORIA, BC – Lohbrunner Farm Tour and Land Stewardship Models for the Future

Sept 17: Coldstream, BC – Grassy Gnome Acres Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on September 12, 2017

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Join us for a farm tour and potluck at Grassy Gnome Acres in Coldstream, BC! We’ll get to check out their pasture raised and organic sheep, pigs, turkey, and chicken operation. Our farm tour and potlucks are a great way to connect with other farmers, gardeners, and farm curious folks of all ages! Please bring a dish to share at the potluck and your own beverage, plate and cutlery. WHEN: Sunday September 17th, 2017 – 3:30pm-7:30pm. Farm tour starts at 3:30pm Potluck begins at 5:00pm (held under cover in case of rain) WHERE: 5201 Reid Rd, Coldstream, British Columbia RSVP to the Facebook event … Continue reading Sept 17: Coldstream, BC – Grassy Gnome Acres Farm Tour & Potluck

Job: True North Heritage Hatchery, Armstrong, BC

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on September 12, 2017

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Job Description: Resident farm worker(s): Single person, couple or small family, available for flexible hours for half to full time work (seasonal). Farming experience or graduate of agricultural education program. Keen interest in heritage chickens: breeding them, selling them and the unique business we are growing. Mechanical, plumbing, electrical and construction skills, operation and maintenance of a skid steer and BCS tractor, familiar with common tools and equipment, good at fixing things and generally resourceful.  References for these things. Good health.  No allergies to animals, dust or common farm things.  Driver’s license with clean driving record. Assistance with office work, … Continue reading Job: True North Heritage Hatchery, Armstrong, BC

OPPORTUNITY: NORTH COWICHAN, BC: Mossy Banks Farm Partnership

Posted by Moss Dance on September 12, 2017

Mossy Banks Farm

Mossy Banks Farm, a Permaculture farm in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, is looking for an individual or couple interested in partnering with an experienced farmer in a potential “profit share” partnership. About Mossy Banks Farm Mossy Banks is a mixed farm with animals, gardens and food forests. To become profitable, it needs the help of dedicated workers who can help the farmer implement the latest in best intensive organic practices for the vegetable gardens, for example, while also working with the permaculture systems of animal husbandry and the food forests already in place. Always willing to experiment and try new … Continue reading OPPORTUNITY: NORTH COWICHAN, BC: Mossy Banks Farm Partnership

NOV 12-14: KELOWNA, BC – Building SustainABLE Communities Conference

Posted by Moss Dance on September 08, 2017

Building Sustainable Communities

Don’t miss the 7th Building SustainABLE Communities conference in Kelowna, BC! Check out speakers, panelists, and network with delegates during engaging workshops, game-changing plenary presentations, and professionally facilitated breakouts.  WHEN: November 12-14, 2017 WHERE: Delta Grand Hotel & Conference Centre, 1310 Water Steet, Kelowna, BC REGISTER: www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2017/BuildingSustainableCommunities   Fresh Outlook Foundation is thrilled to be hosting its 7th Building SustainABLE Communities (BSC) conference in Kelowna, BC November 21-24, 2017 at the Delta Grand Hotel & Conference Centre. This highly acclaimed and hugely popular event gathers people from all sectors to explore emerging trends in sustainability at the individual, organizational, and community scales. At a previous BSC, … Continue reading NOV 12-14: KELOWNA, BC – Building SustainABLE Communities Conference

NOV 3-4: RICHMOND, BC – BC Seed Gathering

Posted by Moss Dance on September 05, 2017

BC Seed Gathering

Want to learn to grow and save seed? Get connected with seed savers and growers at the BC Seed Gathering! WHEN: November 3-4, 2017 WHERE: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus, 8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond, BC REGISTER: bcseedgathering.eventbrite.ca FOR MORE INFO: www.bcseeds.org/gathering “Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are seeds, and the harvest can either be flowers or weeds.” ~ Unknown Join us at the BC Seed Gathering to let your thoughts blossom into beautiful flowers—and beautiful weeds—because let’s be honest here, many weeds are edible and perform many important functions on Earth. Moreover, seeds provide food for fuel to feed our thoughts. The … Continue reading NOV 3-4: RICHMOND, BC – BC Seed Gathering

SEPT 10: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Twin Island Cider Harvest Tour + Tasting

Posted by Moss Dance on September 05, 2017

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Join cider makers Matthew and Katie at Twin Island Cider for an orchard & cidery tour, a demo of two traditional pressing methods, a honey bee talk by a local beekeeper, and by-donation cider tasting. Bring a small dish to share and tools to eat with if you’d like to join us for a (weather dependent) potluck dinner in the orchard afterwards. WHEN:  Sunday, September 10, 1PM-4PM (Potluck to follow) WHERE: Twin Island Cider, 5601 Lupin Rd, Pender Island, BC REGISTER: Cider tasting, by donation: http://twinislandciderfarmtour.brownpapertickets.ca Click here to join the event on Facebook and invite all of your friends!  About Twin Island … Continue reading SEPT 10: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Twin Island Cider Harvest Tour + Tasting

SEPT 23: GOODFARE, AB – Peace River Farmer Mixer

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 01, 2017

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Register Today Presenters:  Kevin Kossowan is a documentary filmmaker specialized in telling stories about food. Recent projects include a second year with Cook It Raw, this time in Norway, and Food On The Edge in Ireland. Kevin is in production of season four of an online series called ‘From The Wild’ that explores the intersection of Canadian wilderness and culinary, and is producing a project called ‘Food Workshop’ that offers food skills education online with the intention of enabling people to engage more in their food supply at home. Ian Griebel operates Redtail Farms whose motto is “three generations looking seven generations … Continue reading SEPT 23: GOODFARE, AB – Peace River Farmer Mixer