APRIL 27, 2019: ALDERGROVE, BC – Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 25, 2019

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Mushroom Cultivation Workshop with Tangled Roots When: April 27, 2019, 11am to 3pm  Where: Coast Salish Territory | Fraser Commons Farm (Parking will be in the field at 1322 256th Street, Aldergrove, BC)  Cost: $60 for the day, participants will take home their own inoculated log (see cost note below**) Register: Pre-registration is required by emailing tangledrootsnature@gmail.com About the Workshop This event takes place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish territory. ************************** Interested in growing your own mushrooms? In this workshop we will dive in the wonderful world of mushroom cultivation using simple DIY methods that you can do at home. This workshop is suitable for … Continue reading APRIL 27, 2019: ALDERGROVE, BC – Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 ACRE LIVESTOCK FARM FOR LEASE – UNION BAY, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 22, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Hilltop Farm Union Bay is a fenced 10 acre hobby farm gently sloping between the Old and New Island Highways in the foothills of the Beaufort Range. Half the acreage is kept as a woodlot and grazing area for sheep, the other half is cleared and cross fenced. The farm was established in the 1950’s as a dairy farm after being logged years earlier. The old dairy barn has been converted to a 4 stall livestock barn and hay shed. The property, accessible from an unpaved driveway from McLeod Road, includes a 120 sq.ft. chicken barn and 200 … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 ACRE LIVESTOCK FARM FOR LEASE – UNION BAY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: LARGE GARDEN FOR LEASE, PLUS FIELD AND FOREST SPACE – DUNCAN, BC

Posted by admin on March 19, 2019

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY This opportunity is on a 10 acre property in beautiful Glenora, outside Duncan, BC. The property”s home garden has been producing organic fruits and vegetables for years, and is looking for a new gardener. The garden is fenced and well maintained. The space has a small greenhouse (about 8×12) which is available for use. The owners have been growing for an established customer base which they would be happy to connect you with. There are also raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, rhubarb, apples, plums and pear trees, which the grower could take responsibility for maintaining, harvesting and selling. In addition … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: LARGE GARDEN FOR LEASE, PLUS FIELD AND FOREST SPACE – DUNCAN, BC

Job Filled: FARM JOB: CALGARY, AB – ABC Bees, Summer Beekeeper and Queen Breeding Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 13, 2019

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ABC Bees in Calgary, AB is seeking a Summer Beekeeper and Queen Breeding Manager for the 2019 season! About ABC Bees Apiaries and Bees for Communities (ABC Bees) is the leading educator and innovator in apiculture in Alberta since 2010. Currently “there is disparity between the Canadian demand for queens and our breeding industry’s current capacity to meet the required quantity and timing. Educating beekeepers on the value and availability of local queens is a key challenge.” (Bixby, Guarna, Hoover, Pernal, 2018, p. 22). With the IRAP funding, we plan to take our current breeding practices and develop an easy to follow field … Continue reading Job Filled: FARM JOB: CALGARY, AB – ABC Bees, Summer Beekeeper and Queen Breeding Manager

What’s New with Bill 52: Changes to the ALR

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 11, 2019

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The Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) was established in 1973 to protect 4.7 million hectares of land in BC for agriculture – less than 5% of the province’s total land base. The ALR is managed by the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC). In 2018, there was a comprehensive review of the ALR, which led to recommendations to update the regulations on how farmland is managed in BC. We’ve pulled together the updates – check it out below! On February 22, 2019, the Agricultural Land Reserve General Regulation and Agricultural Land Reserve Use Regulation were approved by B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor in Council, bringing … Continue reading What’s New with Bill 52: Changes to the ALR

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 ACRES AVAILABLE FOR LEASE – KELOWNA, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 11, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND The land includes up to 3 acres of slopped land in the heart of Glenmore, Kelowna. The location is ideal: down a short, private road but only 10 minutes walking to local grocery stores, restaurants and other amenities. 15 minutes by bike to downtown or to the farmer’s market. The land is North facing sloped and irrigated with sectioned, automatic timer irrigation. It will require some amendments and work initially but is surrounded by many orchards and is very workable and usable. The land was previously a cedar tree farm but is now mostly cleared. There is … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 ACRES AVAILABLE FOR LEASE – KELOWNA, B.C

Farmer Podcast Club: The Beauty Puzzle

Posted by Lilli Klamke on March 11, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. The Beauty Puzzle- Radiolab Released February 7, 2019 When a female animal is checking out her prospects, natural selection would dictate that she pay attention to how healthy, or strong, or fit he is. But when it comes to finding a mate, some animals seem to be engaged in a very different game. What if a female were looking for something else – something that has nothing to do with fitness? Something…beautiful? Today we explore a different way of looking at evolution and what it may mean for the course of science. This episode was reported by Robert Krulwich … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: The Beauty Puzzle

Peace Country Winter Mixer 2019 Recap

Posted by Lilli Klamke on March 11, 2019

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Winter in northern Alberta, yes, it was cold during our second Peace Country Mixer! Nevertheless we had a fantastic time in Grande Prairie during the weekend March 2 and 3. What a wonderful and diverse crowd we got to spend the days with. There were new farmers, YA apprentices, farmers travelling the country to gather experience on different farms and of course our very supportive farm friends in the Peace Country, that run well established farms and are keen on growing the new generation of young farmers. We welcomed every new face into our YA community and are thrilled about the … Continue reading Peace Country Winter Mixer 2019 Recap

Organic Vegetable Seed Production Course

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 10, 2019

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WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PRODUCING ORGANIC SEEDS? WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION, HARVESTING, QUALITY, MARKETING, BREEDING AND MORE?  WANT TO BUILD YOUR OWN BUSINESS FOLLOWING YOUR OWN UNIQUE SEED-FARM BUSINESS PLAN? IF SO, THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU! In partnership with USC Canada through The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, COG is excited to open registration for Canada’s only intermediate-level Organic Vegetable Seed Production e-learning certificate! This 22-week program runs April 8th – November 1st, 2019 (with a summer break from July 9th – September 2nd). Designed with flexibility, this certificate program will be delivered in a part-time blended format featuring live, online instruction … Continue reading Organic Vegetable Seed Production Course

LAND OPPORTUNITY: PROFITABLE MARKET GARDEN BUSINESS FOR LEASE – POWELL RIVER, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 09, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Morrison’s Farm is an established garden that has been farmed organically and with biodynamic principles since it was established in 2004. The growing space is about 16,000 square feet (about 0.4 of an acre) and is fully fenced and irrigated. There are five greenhouses, (30×60 feet, 20×60 feet and three that are 10×20 feet). There is also a propagation shed (8×10) and propagation greenhouse (20×8) that includes a warming table, grow lights and a 3×6 working table. The farm is complete with a building for vegetable washing with a walk in cooler, and a machinery shed for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: PROFITABLE MARKET GARDEN BUSINESS FOR LEASE – POWELL RIVER, BC