JANUARY 31: CAMROSE, AB – Farm Transition Cafe

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 18, 2019

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Did you know that 92% of farms in Alberta don’t have a transition or succession plan for their farm? At the same time, there’s a growing movement of new and beginning farmers seeking land and farm opportunities. How we steward the transition of farm land and businesses from one generation to the next is going to have a major impact on the future of agriculture and the food system. Its time we get the conversation started. WHAT: Join us for a participatory conversation and hear about the opportunities and challenges of farm transition. Raise questions and expand your thinking through discussions with fellow farmers. WHO: For current farmers … Continue reading JANUARY 31: CAMROSE, AB – Farm Transition Cafe

JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 09, 2019

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Join us in Duncan, Vancouver Island for a workshop series for farmer wellness. Make 2020 your best season yet with a toolbox of practices to reduce stress and enhance your wellbeing both on and off-farm. Young Agrarians and Harmony Yoga and Wellness Center present: Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers – Gentle stretching – Deep breathing – Learn to learn to calm the mind and tame the nervous system.  4 DATES: Mondays, 3-4:30pm | January 20, 27, February 3, 10 WHERE: Harmony Yoga Centre, 360 Duncan Street, Duncan, BC COST: A suggested $20 donation for the full four sessions can be paid online during … Continue reading JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

FARM JOB: GALIANO ISLAND, BC – Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden, Permaculture Technician

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden on Galiano Island, BC is seeking a Permaculture Technician for the 2020 season! The Galiano Conservancy Association seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Permaculture Technician. This position is a 16-week full-time internship that offers engaging work and an opportunity to gain career skills in the beautiful setting of Galiano Island from May – August, 2019. As a Permaculture Technician, you will work with the Agriculture Coordinator to care for and operate the nursery, forest garden and related projects. Candidates with experience in organic gardening, and an understanding of the seasonal needs of a garden … Continue reading FARM JOB: GALIANO ISLAND, BC – Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden, Permaculture Technician

FARM JOB: QUALICUM BEACH, BC – Island Flower Farm, Part-time Employee

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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Island Flower Farm in Qualicum Beach, BC is hiring a part-time employee for the 2020 season! About Island Flower Farm Island Flower Farm is a small 5 acre family operated farm on Vancouver Island, just 10 minutes from Qualicum Beach. We sell our flowers at farmers markets’, our road side farm stand, to supply florists and design work for weddings. Desired Qualities Are you passionate and enthusiastic about farming or flowers and can keep up with two busy farmers? Our ideal candidate has: A serious interest in farming, flower farming, horticulture, etc. (previous agricultural experience is an asset) Physical ability to carry out farm tasks (bending, lifting, … Continue reading FARM JOB: QUALICUM BEACH, BC – Island Flower Farm, Part-time Employee

FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: Salt Spring Island, BC – Heavenly Roots Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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Heavenly Roots Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking 2 dynamic individuals to join their Field Crew for the 2020 growing season. Are you interested in being outside, learning about plants and eating local, organic food? If so, they can offer you a great experience during a full season of life on the farm. About Heavenly Roots Farm We are Ben Corno and Kaleigh Barton and we operate a 4 acre market garden as well as a fruit, nut, & berry orchard. A smaller garden houses a cut-flower plot and seed garden. Our business has been in operation for 6 years, … Continue reading FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: Salt Spring Island, BC – Heavenly Roots Farm

FARM JOBS: COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Green Fire Farm, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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Green Fire Farm in the Cowichan Valley, BC is hiring multiple Field Crew Members for the 2020 season! About Green Fire Farm Green Fire Farm is a diverse, 40-acre family farm producing certified organic vegetables, flowers, fruits, hay, and livestock. We are located in the Cowichan Valley, not far from the trans-Canada trail, some excellent swimming holes, and the active, yet still easy to get around, downtown of Duncan. For our production scale, we rely on a mixed set of tractors and implements, as well as hand tools well designed for the task. We sell at farmers markets and to wholesale buyers … Continue reading FARM JOBS: COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Green Fire Farm, Field Crew

APPRENTICESHIPS: NELSON, BC – The Beauty Path

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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The Beauty Path in Nelson, BC is seeking 2 apprentices for the 2020 season!  About The Beauty Path We are a family small holding growing all our own fruits, vegetables, berries. It is not a commercial operation, though we often supply friends and family. We have two good sized greenhouses, start many starts. We do a big composting operation, vermicomposting, and soil testing. We are looking for a couple who would like to learn and practice all aspects of sustainable country living. We have a small cabin for you to live in. This is a pristine area of mountains and lakes that … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS: NELSON, BC – The Beauty Path

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Bookkeeper

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 22, 2020

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Job Posting for Maternity Leave: Bookkeeper The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to hire an experienced temporary bookkeeper to cover maternity leave for 12 months.  The Bookkeeper works closely with the COABC Executive Director.  This is a part time position, 14 hours (2 days) per week at a rate of $22.00 per hour.  The position will be based out of our Vernon office. COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony.  COABC views the organic certification system as an effective way to move agricultural production to more sustainable methods.  The organization also … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Bookkeeper

Farmer Podcast Club: Métis in Space (S.5 EP#1) – Resistance and Resilience Symposium 3 Shorts

Posted by Lilli Klamke on January 21, 2020

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. WELCOME TO MÉTIS IN SPACE – THE PODCAST WHERE YOUR HOSTS, MOLLY AND CHELSEA, DRINK A BOTTLE OF (RED) WINE AND, FROM A TIPSY, DECOLONIAL PERSPECTIVE, REVIEW A SCI-FI MOVIE OR TELEVISION EPISODE FEATURING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, TROPES AND THEMES. Resistance and Resilience Symposium 3 Shorts (S.5 EP#1)- Metis in Space Released Sept 13, 2018 In Season 5, Episode 1 of otipêyimisiw-iswêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space kicks things off with a live show! Recorded in front of a live studio audience at the Exploring The New R&R: Resistance and Resilience of Indigenous Women’s symposium, put on by the … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Métis in Space (S.5 EP#1) – Resistance and Resilience Symposium 3 Shorts

FARM JOB: ARMSTRONG, BC – Pilgrims’ Produce, Market Garden Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 21, 2020

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Pilgrims’ Produce, near Armstrong and Vernon, BC, is seeking a Market Garden Farm Worker for the 2020 season! This established certified organic farm is fun, peaceful, inspiring, hard-work and rewarding! ABOUT PILGRIMS’ PRODUCE We offer a large variety of vegetables, fruits, berries and nuts mainly to folks in our local community via: Farmer’s Markets, our own CSA box program, U-Pick as well as other local outlets. Just minutes to Vernon and Armstrong at the base of Eagle Rock cliff face we farm 13.7 acres using a few tractors and lots of man (and woman) power. With 6 high tunnel greenhouses along with field crops, … Continue reading FARM JOB: ARMSTRONG, BC – Pilgrims’ Produce, Market Garden Farm Worker

FARM JOB: SAVONA, BC – Blue Bunch Farm, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 21, 2020

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Blue Bunch Farm in Savona BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2020 season! About Blue Bunch Farm Blue Bunch Farm is nestled the beautiful Thomson River Valley, near Savona, B.C. Our farm has a small orchard of about 27 fruit trees, a large heirloom tomato garden and a small vineyard. The farm is also home to a small horse rehabilitation program called “Recuup” which houses six horses on a track system. As for our business operation we are home to Blue Bunch Farm Bakery, which produces organic wild yeast fermented sourdough bread and hand crafted pastries for the Kamloops farmers market … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAVONA, BC – Blue Bunch Farm, Farm Hand

FEB 22 & 23: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

Posted by Lilli Klamke on January 20, 2020

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The third annual Young Agrarians Farmer Mixer in the Peace Country is coming up! If you are a farmer, passionate food lover, grower, or a farm dreamer, join us! These two days will be filled with networking, skill-sharing, and farm inspiration to help you grow your own farm business and brand your farm story. Meet with other farmers and share your story, your ideas, struggles, and successes. Find mentors and supporters, engage in new opportunities and get to know your farming companions in the Peace Country. When: Saturday, February 22 – Sunday, February 23, 2020 Where:  Camp Tamarack, Grande Prairie. Follow Highway … Continue reading FEB 22 & 23: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer