Land Opportunity: Dawson Creek, BC

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 25, 2018

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About the Land This beautiful piece of land is located near Bay Tree, Alberta, this property is 20 minutes east of Dawson Creek close to the BC/Alberta border. It includes a quarter section with cleared and treed areas. The owner is currently growing Haskaps and raising chickens for meat, eggs and hatching eggs. There are lots of opportunities for new enterprises to make money.  About the Opportunity The land owner is looking for a young couple that hasn’t started a family yet to work alongside with the opportunity to buy into the land after a set period of time. There is a separate residence that would be … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Dawson Creek, BC

FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER, BC – EDIBLE GARDEN PROJECT STUDENT JOBS

Posted by Moss Dance on April 25, 2018

Edible Garden Project

The Edible Garden Project and Loutet Farm have two summer student positions available for a Farm and Garden Education Assistant & a Farm Hand! ABOUT THE EDIBLE GARDEN PROJECT The Edible Garden Project (EGP) is a program of North Shore Neighbourhood House. The EGP is actively increasing land used for food production, building knowledge and skills around food gardening and working with municipalities to increase opportunities for urban agriculture. FMI: www.ediblegardenproject.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/EdibleGardenProject Twitter/Instagram: @the_EGP STUDENT FARM HAND POSITION The Student Farm Hand supports the farming programs of the Edible Garden Project, which includes Loutet Farm, Sutherland Market Garden and local community … Continue reading FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER, BC – EDIBLE GARDEN PROJECT STUDENT JOBS

GROW YOUR OWN JOB – New farmers seeking agriculture careers in Ontario

Posted by Moss Dance on April 25, 2018

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EDITOR’S NOTE: In this article, Stephanie Gordon follows the stories of several young farmers getting started in agriculture careers. She explores the barriers faced by new farmers in Ontario, including rising land prices, and equipment costs — and the differences between those who have grown up in farming families, and those new to farming. She also notes smaller-scale farming enterprises can be a good entry point for new and young farmers. AGRICULTURE CAREERS: GROW YOUR OWN JOB Can a young person to get into farming today? By Stephanie Gordon On Dylan Sher’s first day of his summer job at the dairy farm, a cow had fallen … Continue reading GROW YOUR OWN JOB – New farmers seeking agriculture careers in Ontario

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Square Root Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on April 24, 2018

Square Root Farm

Square Root Farm is a small-scale and very productive veggie farm in Central Saanich. They are seeking a part-time farm worker for the 2018 season. ABOUT SQUARE ROOT FARM Square Root is north of Victoria in Central Saanich on about two acres of rented land in the beautiful Mount Newton Valley. Three other farms operate on the same property so it’s often busy with people and activity. Most of our work is done by hand with care and precision, but tractors and other equipment do some of the heavy lifting.  We grow all kinds of vegetables just about year-round, but … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Square Root Farm

OCT 26-28: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Efficient Greenhouse Design Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on April 20, 2018

Grow Oranges in BC! Greenhouse Design Workshop

The Garden on Salt Spring Island is hosting a specialized workshop on October 26-28: Pushing the Limits with Energy Efficient Greenhouse Design  Grow avocados and oranges in Canada? Why not!    The workshop is designed to transfer knowledge and skills required to create a healthy and manageable growing environment, whether small or large, heated or unheated. We touch on the following topics using examples from ‘The Garden’ : Nutrient cycling (recovering nutrient from organic waste)  anaerobic digestion (AD), compost and vermiculture.  Growing sub-tropicals in Canada Greenhouse environment, venting and heating systems Healthy organic soils, hydroponics and digeponics Integrated Pest Management Rainwater catchment and … Continue reading OCT 26-28: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Efficient Greenhouse Design Workshop

JOB: SURREY, BC – Hancock Nature Farms, General Farm Hand & Labourer

Posted by Moss Dance on April 19, 2018

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Hancock House Publishers & The Hancock Nature Farms are needing a part-time general labourer to help with weekly maintenance, organizing, cleanup and construction on as needed basis. Hours are flexible to fit pre-existing schedules, in return, we simply request that your schedule is predictable. ABOUT HANCOCK NATURE FARMS We operate a small 5 acre publishing company and farm operation/ wildlife center. We strive to operate a low impact, sustainable farm operation in the Hazelmere valley. DESIRED QUALITIES Required Skills & Experience include: Experience in construction, framing or other related work Experience running tractors, forklifts or other heavy machinery Must be able … Continue reading JOB: SURREY, BC – Hancock Nature Farms, General Farm Hand & Labourer

FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Indoor Production Associate

Posted by Moss Dance on April 18, 2018

Ignatius Farm

Do you have an interest ecological agriculture & greenhouse production?Join the team at Ignatius Farm in Guelph, Ontario this season! ABOUT IGNATIUS FARM Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers markets, local businesses and service agencies. The Farm’s programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and several annual community events. The Indoor Production Associate will grow and market seedlings, microgreens, in-ground greenhouse crops as well as field crops. The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) is a not for profit charity situated on 600 acres of woodlands, wetlands and farmland … Continue reading FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Indoor Production Associate

FARM JOB: KINGSTON, ON – Root Radical CSA Organic Farm Worker

Posted by Moss Dance on April 18, 2018

Root Radical CSA

Root Radical CSA is hiring an organic farm worker for the 2018 season! Learn about farming, work hard outside and eat delicious veggies this summer on Howe Island! ABOUT ROOT RADICAL CSA Root Radical Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is a successful small organic farm growing a diversity of vegetables. Entering our 12th season, we sell our vegetables through the CSA model to about 250 households in Kingston and on Howe Island. We are known for our high-quality great-tasting vegetables, our friendly organized and accommodating customer service, and the environmental education opportunities offered to our community. In the garden, most work … Continue reading FARM JOB: KINGSTON, ON – Root Radical CSA Organic Farm Worker

April 28: Lacombe, AB – Clean Energy and Project Financing Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 17, 2018

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Clean, renewable sources of energy are a perfect fit for Alberta’s farms and ranches. Agricultural producers work hard to care for the land that supports their livelihood, families and communities. Farmers and ranchers deserve a type of energy production that does the same. Rural Routes to Climate Solutions is holding a full-day workshop in Lacombe on the clean energy options available to producers and how producers can access funding to get these types of projects off the ground. Presenters from industry, research groups and financial institutions will be on hand to answer questions on the financial payoffs of wind and … Continue reading April 28: Lacombe, AB – Clean Energy and Project Financing Workshop

LAND OPPORTUNITY: PRADHA FARM, OYAMA BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on April 16, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND Located on 54 acres of ALR/A1 in Oyama, Lake Country, the property sits on a higher plateau overlooking Wood and Kalamalka Lakes. On the higher levels of the property, the Okanagan Lake can also be seen between the hills, giving this property a tri-lake view that’s quite spectacular. The property backs onto Crown land with many older trails that will be explored and developed in connecting and re-vitalizing The High Rim Trail (an older conduit linking Coldstream, Vernon area to Hwy 33 by Black Mountain behind Kelowna which follows the ridge of the mountains past Oyama, Beaver … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: PRADHA FARM, OYAMA BC