YA Alberta Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 03, 2017

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business?  Young Agrarians, Organic Alberta and our network of exceptional mentor farmers are now offering advanced, hands-on apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture. Participants with a serious interest, curiosity and commitment to full-time farming are invited to apply. Our apprenticeships are a full immersion program that puts you into the heart of running a farm business, day in and day out. Our carefully selected family of farm mentors have diverse expertise and skill … Continue reading YA Alberta Apprenticeship Program

YA Apprenticeship: Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm – Carstairs, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 23, 2017

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for hands-on farming experience on an ecological farm? Are you interested in organic farming and biodynamic practices? Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm is looking for a farm apprentice starting this spring to join their team. About the Farm Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm is a highly diversified operation located on 160 acres of rolling prairie and parkland. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Kris and Tamara, the farm produces cereal grains, forage crops, culinary herbs, vegetables, eggs and meat products, all of which are produced organically and certified biodynamic by Demeter Canada. Farm products are marketed locally, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm – Carstairs, AB

FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Earth Candy Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on November 23, 2017

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Earth Candy Farm has a 1.5 acre market garden, cut flower biz, and farm store on Salt Spring Island, BC. They’re hiring a farm worker for the 2018 season! About Earth Candy Farm We began farming because we believe it makes a considerable difference to the health of our planet and because food is the first step to the health of our fellow humans. We also simply enjoy growing food and flowers; being outside in our beautiful garden and combining creativity and artistry to overcome challenges and slowly fill in the canvas of our farm. We strive to grow nutrient … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Earth Candy Farm

January 13-14: Revelstoke, BC – Revy. Set. Grow.

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on November 22, 2017

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A weekend of farm-focused events to build our local food system. We would like to acknowledge and honour the Sinixt, Ktunaxa, Secwepemc, and Syilx whose traditional lands we live and learn on. When: Saturday January 13th & Sunday January 14th, 2018 Where: 600 Campbell Ave, Revelstoke, BC   Saturday, January 13th 10am-4pm: Community Farm Info Session Heather Pritchard of FarmFolk CityFolk will facilitate a workshop on what it takes to build a successful community farm. 7pm: Film Screening of “Feeding Ourselves”  Join us for a screening of this documentary, Feeding Ourselves, exploring Kootenay food sovereignty. Sunday, January 14, 2018 1pm-6pm: Land Linking Workshop Got land you … Continue reading January 13-14: Revelstoke, BC – Revy. Set. Grow.

FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Glenora Farm Biodynamic Farm Manager

Posted by Moss Dance on November 22, 2017

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Interested in diversified farming, and community living on Vancouver Island? Glenora Farm is seeking a farm manager immediately for their 97 acre mixed Biodynamic farm. About Glenora Farm Glenora Farm is 97 acre mixed Biodynamic farm on mostly sandy loam soils, consisting of 35 acres of pasture and hay fields, a herd of East Friesen milking sheep, a herd of Dexter beef cattle, a 3 acre intensive mixed vegetable and perennial berry garden, 2 hoophouses, large compost facility, a large herb garden, and an extensive onsite workshop program which adds value to the garden produce through processing agricultural products for … Continue reading FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Glenora Farm Biodynamic Farm Manager

APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2018 positions

Posted by Moss Dance on November 16, 2017

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Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island for 2018? Check out Amara Farm in the Comox Valley! About Amara Farm Amara Farm is a 26 acre certified organic farm located about 6 km north of Courtenay, BC. We have two cleared fields surrounded by a buffer of forest. We grow 1.25 acres of vegetables, 1 acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick, and 0.25 acre of asparagus. We utilize five hoop houses—two of which are movable—for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. Our produce is sold through a 150 share CSA, at farmers market, and to restaurants. … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2018 positions

YA Apprenticeship: Sand Springs Ranch – Lac La Biche, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 16, 2017

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on an organic farm? Are you wanting to learn about agriculture education? Sand Springs Ranch is offering a unique apprenticeship program providing experience in organic livestock and vegetable production while offering opportunities to work with them on in-classroom agriculture education and farm tours. About the Farm Sand Springs Ranch, located near Lac La Biche, Alberta is run by Ty and Janice Shelton, their daughter Jolene and son Tyler.  Including Ty and Janice’s grandchildren, there are 3 generations working on this farm. A certified organic farm, Sand Springs Ranch includes a large certified organic … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Sand Springs Ranch – Lac La Biche, AB

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1-3 Acres for Veggie Production, Surrey BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on November 10, 2017

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About the Land The land is a total of 20 acres, with about 10 acres in wild grasses and the remainder in annual crops and orchard. The current farmer has owned the land for 20 years, prior to which it was a steer operation. The farmer specializes in Japanese fruits vegetables, including an Asian pear orchard. There is also a U-PICK strawberry patch on the land, and a weekend on-farm market. The farmer-owner resides on the land part time, and another farmer lives on the land in an RV. The soil is very fertile: peat moss, rich and black. The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1-3 Acres for Veggie Production, Surrey BC

FARM JOB: NANOOSE BAY – Rusted Rake Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on November 08, 2017

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Rusted Rake Farm is seeking a small team of positive, energetic, committed workers who are able-bodied and preferably experienced. About Rusted Rake Farm The farm is located on Vancouver Island, the land has a salmon bering stream, a pond and is surrounded by old maple trees and lots of wildlife. We have 18 acres of land, with a greenhouse and raised bed garden area. We grow a wide range of crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers, greens and root vegetables. There is a field of wheat and hay, growing rye next season as well as a field of blueberries and raspberries. … Continue reading FARM JOB: NANOOSE BAY – Rusted Rake Farm

January 13 & 14: Alix, AB – Young Agrarians Alberta Winter Mixer

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 06, 2017

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Are you an aspiring or new farmer working on building a regenerative, ecological farm? Are you looking for opportunities to learn and connect? Join us for for two days of workshops on accessing land, building relationships with mentors, getting starting in livestock and marketing gardening, communicating with farm partners and creating a regenerative business model that supports your farm and your livelihood. Share ideas and stories through farmer slideshows and test your know-how in the Farmer Fails and Hacks Championships. There will be farmer yoga, tobogganing, camp fires and more! JOIN US! Everyone is welcome! When: Saturday, January 13 – Sunday January 14, 2018 Where:  Deer … Continue reading January 13 & 14: Alix, AB – Young Agrarians Alberta Winter Mixer