NOV 17: LAND LINK – LANGLEY, BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on October 22, 2018

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METRO VANCOUVER – FRASER VALLEY LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018   |  1-6pm Location: George Preston Recreation Centre (Room C), 20699 42 Ave, Langley, B.C. Kwantlen, Katzie, & Semiahmoo Territory Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Metro Vancouver – Fraser Valley Land Matcher Susheela at susheela@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Expert Panel! WANT LAND? GOT LAND? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a … Continue reading NOV 17: LAND LINK – LANGLEY, BC

Updates from the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 20, 2018

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Towards a Working Model for a Robust Regional Food Security Network On September 21st a group of representatives from the food, farming and policy worlds of the Central Kootenays converged on the Sunshine Bay Retreat Centre in Harrop for a day-long retreat consisting of two field trips to local farms, the regularly-scheduled council meeting, as well as a focus group. Columbia Basin Land Matcher Hailey Troock went along to get a taste of what’s happening on the policy side of the local food and farming scene.  The focus group, led by Katrina Lehenbrauer – a consultant with Interior Health, sought to provide insight into a … Continue reading Updates from the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council

NOV 24: LAND LINK – COBBLE HILL, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 19, 2018

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VANCOUVER ISLAND – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP & COMMUNITY POTLUCK Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 Location: Cobble Hill Farmers Institute Hall – 3550 Watson Ave, Cobble Hill, BC, V0R 1L3 Quw’utsun Territory Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! 1 pm – 6 pm Land Linking Workshop Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program, Expert Panel, & more! WANT LAND? GOT LAND? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We want you! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. … Continue reading NOV 24: LAND LINK – COBBLE HILL, BC

FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Lead Farmer, Field House Farms

Posted by Moss Dance on October 17, 2018

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Field House Farms is a multi-faceted farming project in Abbotsford, BC. They are looking for a Lead Farmer to manage their farm! ABOUT FIELD HOUSE FARMS Field House Brewing is an award winning craft brewery in Abbotsford. We have started a farm with the goal of growing produce to input into our beer and food program. For the 2018 season, We partnered with 3 different farm partners to lease local ALR land. JJ Mills was our boutique herb, hops, and berry farm on 0.25 acres in East Chilliwack. Maple Lanes was our 0.5 acre produce farm in Abbotsford growing our … Continue reading FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Lead Farmer, Field House Farms

Farmer Podcast Club: Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind”

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 16, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind” – “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg”, In Conversation with Tamar Haspel Oct. 9, 2018 On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Washington Post columnist and James Beard Award–winning writer Tamar Haspel talks about the uncomfortable public discourse that inspires her unconventional writing. “We should try to get more comfortable with discomfort. If we’re talking about an issue on the ground, about agriculture, about feeding people, why should that be uncomfortable? It should be productive, it should be interesting. But it … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind”

Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 16, 2018

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Are you overwhelmed & paralyzed by the complexity of designing & managing land in a way that is ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient, & actually enjoyable? Join us for a 1.5 hour online webinar that will discuss the 5 steps that primary producers and homesteaders should take in order to design and implement the property of their dreams. At the end of the webinar, we will talk about the 6-day Holistic Land Design course that we are hosting with PCBFA , the County of Grand Prairie, and the MD of Greenview. Make sure to bring any questions you have … Continue reading Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

NOV 29: NELSON, BC – FABx Columbia Basin Food & Buyers Expo

Posted by Moss Dance on October 15, 2018

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FABx is dedicated to helping local food businesses grow! The Expo brings together producers, processors (caterers, restauranteurs, value-added businesses), distributors and purchasers. FABx AT A GLANCE WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WHERE: Nelson, BC WHO: Basin food growers and producers, retailers, restaurateurs, caterers, distributors and wholesalers  interested in purchasing Basin products The event includes: Workshops Networking lunch featuring local food suppliers Vendor expo and discussions with food industry experts FABx WORKSHOPS Sales & Distribution – Who to sell to, who to distribute with, how to represent your product. The Path from Farm to Table – Local food restaurants and schools … Continue reading NOV 29: NELSON, BC – FABx Columbia Basin Food & Buyers Expo

Our new Central B.C. Coordinator is looking for your input!

Posted by Sara Dent on October 14, 2018

MEET YOUR CENTRAL B.C. COORDINATOR: Robin Hunt is a market gardener from the Cariboo Region of B.C. She is excited to join the Young Agrarians team and work with farmers around the region. She currently farms with her husband Johan Bos at Big Rock Ranch in Buffalo Creek, B.C. Here they raise free range heritage chickens rotationally on pasture, run a mixed fruit/vegetable market garden and tiny home B&B, with a large focus on animal welfare and soil health. They feel strongly about building community, their local economy and supporting it by investing locally. Questions? Get in touch with Robin here:  centralbc@youngagrarians.org WILLIAMS LAKE … Continue reading Our new Central B.C. Coordinator is looking for your input!

Regeneration Canada

Posted by Moss Dance on October 10, 2018

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Regeneration Canada is a new non-profit organization seeking to catalyze a paradigm change in Canada towards regenerative agriculture and land management.  It was born following the Living Soils Symposium, which took place in Montreal in October 2017 in Montreal. Young Agrarians is proud to be a member of Regeneration Canada.  Representatives from international soil and climate initiatives gathered with farmers, researchers, students, and committed consumers at that event and left inspired to take action. The organizers decided to continue to grow the movement beyond simply organizing the one annual event and to rally the many pioneering individuals and organizations who … Continue reading Regeneration Canada

Farmer Podcast Club: Chris Eyer – Montana’s Mindful Mule Packer

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 10, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Chris Eyer – Montana’s Mindful Mule Packer – Mountain & Prairie Released May 7, 2018 Chris Eyer is a true Western polymath. He is probably best known for his work as a mule packer, in which he uses mules to transport supplies into some of Montana’s most remote wilderness areas—he documents the adventures on his extremely popular Instagram account @muledragger. But as you’ll hear in our conversation, mule packing only scratches the surface—Chris is an experienced mountaineer and climber, a former US Marine, a practicing Buddhist, a leather craftsman, and a … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Chris Eyer – Montana’s Mindful Mule Packer