June 18: Grassroots Family Farm Tour, Ferintosh, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 27, 2016

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Grassroots Family Farm is a unique diversified 250 acre farm that functions like an ecosystem. Come and see its interconnected sources of revenue AND resilience: Treatment-free honeybees Thriving forest gardens of fruits and nuts Market gardens where pigs till and chickens weed Solar water pumping and gravity irrigation system Grass-fed beef, milk-fed pork and forest-fed chickens 3 KM of swales and 6 million gallons of farther water storage When: June 18th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm What: Farmer and permaculture designer Takota Coen will lead a tour of his family’s farm. Where: Grassroots Family Farm, near Ferintosh, Camrose, County. Detailed Directions will be given upon registration. … Continue reading June 18: Grassroots Family Farm Tour, Ferintosh, AB

FARM JOB: Victoria, BC – Cidermaker’s Assistant, Tod Creek Cider

Posted by Moss Dance on May 26, 2016

Farm job Tod Creek Cider Victoria

Job Description: Assist in the making of cider, promotion and sales, and production line for Tod Creek Cider, and in other marketing duties as needed. This position is as an assistant position and over time, this positions expectation is to grow into the production manager. Check out Tod Creek Cider online: www.todcreekcider.com On Twitter: @todcreekcider Find Tod Creek Cider on Facebook Duties: Assist in the blending, evaluating and making of cider. Provide a cheerful, friendly face to the onsite store where the public can purchase cider. Assist the public in choosing the ciders to buy, as well as provide short tours of the cidery. Provide … Continue reading FARM JOB: Victoria, BC – Cidermaker’s Assistant, Tod Creek Cider

RedTail Farm: Alberta ranch with three generations, looking seven generations forward

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 23, 2016

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Join us for a farm tour and agrarian presentations on May 28 & 29 at RedTail Farms near Castor, AB! Written by Maya Atallah, University of Alberta Sociology Student Located three kilometers south of Castor, Alberta is RedTail Farm, home of Luing cattle, Berkshire pigs, Berg Grazers chicken, and owners Ian Griebel and Dana Blume. They take pride in their 2000-acre farm where animals are raised on a healthy grass fed, hormone and antibiotic-free diet. There are so many ways to approach agriculture, but it is the natural and holistic methods that Ian finds to be the most sustainable and … Continue reading RedTail Farm: Alberta ranch with three generations, looking seven generations forward

FARM TOUR & BCS TRACTOR DEMO: Courtenay, BC – Kloverdalen Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on May 18, 2016

Kloverdalen Farm Tour Potluck Courtenay BC

Join Kira Kotilla at shiny, brand new Kloverdalen Farm for a field tour followed by a BCS tractor demo with David Wicklund of Growing Island Growers! David will be demonstrating the Berta Rotary Plow and Flail Mower implements to help Kira prep garlic beds for the fall. All this hard work learning and trying out equipment in the field will be followed by a relaxing snack-potluck & social time where we can connect with farmers & foodies in the Comox Valley. When: Wednesday, June 1, 2:00-5:00PM Where: Kloverdalen Farm – 5109 Rennison Rd at Island Hwy Bring a snack to share for a snacky field potluck! … Continue reading FARM TOUR & BCS TRACTOR DEMO: Courtenay, BC – Kloverdalen Farm

FARM TOUR & POTLUCK: Duncan, BC – Alderlea Farm & Cafe

Posted by Moss Dance on May 18, 2016

Farm Events Alderlea Farm Duncan BC

Join us for a farm tour & potluck at Alderlea Farm! Alderlea is a mixed Biodynamic farm with a CSA market garden and a farm-to-table cafe. Farmers John & Katy Elrich are inviting Young Agrarians of all ages (young at heart, young in age, etc.) to tour their amazing farm, followed by a potluck and Q&A session. When: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 6:00-9:00PM Where: Alderlea Farm – 3390 Glenora Rd, Duncan, BC (map) Check out the event on Facebook! About Alderlea Farm Alderlea Farm and Cafe is a owned and managed by Katy and John Ehrlich and began in 2003. Currently, they grow produce for their CSA, … Continue reading FARM TOUR & POTLUCK: Duncan, BC – Alderlea Farm & Cafe

FARM LABOUR FEATURE Part 1/3: Ecological Farming with Interns and Volunteers in Ontario

Posted by Moss Dance on May 17, 2016

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By Michael Ekers and Charles Levkoe Originally published by Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario in Ecological Farming in Ontario, Volume 36, Issue 5. There are increasing numbers of interns, apprentices and volunteers working on small- and medium sized ecological farms across Ontario, but also across North America and Europe.  More and more, farmers are looking to young people seeking farm experiences as a way to train the next generation of farmers and meet the labour demands of their operations.  As readers will surely know, interns often exchange their labour for room and board, a stipend and importantly, training in organic, … Continue reading FARM LABOUR FEATURE Part 1/3: Ecological Farming with Interns and Volunteers in Ontario

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Farm Management Services – Farmlands Trust Society, Saanich

Posted by Moss Dance on May 16, 2016

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Overview Established in 2008, the Farmlands Trust (Greater Victoria) Society [FLT Society] is a charitable not-for- profit society interested in preserving farmland and protecting local food security in Greater Victoria. The FLT Society’s mission is to enhance farming capacity in the Greater Victoria area by protecting local farmland, protecting eco-sensitive and culturally special areas, producing food for those in need, providing relevant educational opportunities, promoting the economic viability of farmland, and providing community access and public awareness programs. Through our work, the FLT Society liaises with a diverse community: Greater Victoria farming community; First Nations communities in Greater Victoria; Government … Continue reading REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Farm Management Services – Farmlands Trust Society, Saanich

FARM EVENT: Saanich, BC – Planting Party at Newman Farm with Farm Land Trust

Posted by Moss Dance on May 12, 2016

Farm Event with Farm Land Trust

Join the Farm Land Trust Society (Greater Victoria) for a planting work party at the historic Newman Farm in Central Saanich from 10:00 am—1:00 pm.  When: Saturday May 28, 2016 10:00AM-1:00PM Where: 8073 Old V&S Rd, Central Saanich, BC (map) Feel like getting your hands in the dirt for a great cause? Come volunteer for the day and assist with planting a variety of squash and root vegetables on the farm. Produce grown at Newman Farm will be donated to Our Place Society as part of our “field to plate” initiative for those in need in the Greater Victoria area. Be ready for digging, planting seeds, … Continue reading FARM EVENT: Saanich, BC – Planting Party at Newman Farm with Farm Land Trust

INTERNSHIP: Join an Urban Permaculture Community in Kamloops, B.C.

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on May 11, 2016

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Made with Love is an eco artisan grocery manufacturing company and organic urban permaculture farm project on a secluded, natural, riverside acreage in the City of Kamloops, across from MacArthur Park on the River’s Trail. We grow veggies, fruit, nuts, berries, herbs and so many GREENS in our food forests, greenhouse and gardens. All major city amenities in a gorgeous natural, meditative environment, 10 mins from downtown, 5 mins to the airport, with Copper Crystal Swimming Pool, Chlorine free Mineral Hot Tub, Trampoline, Slack-line, Tree Silks, Piano, Drum-kit and tons of musical instruments. Peaceful, playful, actively engaged beings, passionate about … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Join an Urban Permaculture Community in Kamloops, B.C.

EVENT: Fresh Valley Farms Annual YA Mixer, Armstrong, BC

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on May 11, 2016

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When: June 18, 4 – 10 PM *Special Note*: Please do not bring your dogs to the event as we have on-farm animals that could be disturbed by unfamiliar dogs. Where: 4 PM – Farm tour starts at 1346 Mountain View Road, Armstrong. Meet the pigs, chickens, and see how Fresh Valley Farms functions. 6 PM – Potluck and food happens at the Cub Camp, just a couple km down the road from Fresh Valley Farms, at 1052 Mountain View Road. There is ample parking available, just follow the signs to the field near the Cub Camp. About Fresh Valley … Continue reading EVENT: Fresh Valley Farms Annual YA Mixer, Armstrong, BC