JOB: Earthwise Organic Farm Intern, Tsawwassen, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 31, 2015

Earthwise Organic Farm BC

JOB DESCRIPTION: Earthwise Organic Farm Intern The not-for-profit Earthwise Society operates the Earthwise Farm as a teaching/ demonstration farm in Tsawwassen. The position of Organic Agriculture Intern will provide experience for a recent graduate to acquire hands on skills in all aspects of organic farm operations. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Carry out farm operations including planting, maintaining, and harvesting crops. Participate in organic soil management activities including composting, soil amendment and cover cropping Assist with organic certification processes and help maintain records Help plan and carry out planting for biodiversity Assist with nursery maintenance Assist with irrigation and water conservation planning Plan and participate in […]

ROCK CREEK, BC: Kettle Valley Farm Land Available

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 30, 2015

Kettle Valley, BC

Pure Country Stock Farm is the home of Darcy and Candace Goodrich and children Ronan(11), Bodi(9) and Emily(7). We are located 3.5kms North of Rock Creek, BC along Hwy33, which is 1.5 hours South of Kelowna or 45 minutes East of Osoyoos. We have 210 acres of irrigated hay and pasture land, and are working on organic certification. We practice Holistic Management in our rotational grazing and financial management, and are designing plans for permaculture inspired food forests, market gardens and silvopasturing multiple species of livestock. We have a unique situation currently however, in that I, Darcy, work in the […]

JOB: DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING COORDINATOR, FarmFolk CityFolk and Vancouver Farmers Markets

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 29, 2015

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A challenging contract role for an experienced sales, marketing and customer service coordinator on FarmFolk CityFolk and Vancouver Farmers Markets’ distribution system team. About FarmFolk CityFolk and Vancouver Farmers Market Society FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF) is a not-for-profit society and Canadian registered charity. Since 1993, FarmFolkCityFolk has worked to cultivate local, sustainable, food systems across British Columbia. Working with a variety of partners from farmers and chefs to not-for profit societies and corporate partners, our projects provide access to and protection of foodland; support local growers and producers; and engage communities in the celebration of local food. The Vancouver Farmers Market […]

O-Town Young Agrarians Get Together!

Posted by Julie Baribeau on January 22, 2015

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Photo of David, one of the O-Town young agrarians.  His farm: The BeetBox. A bunch of us agriculture aficionados from both sides of the river have been hanging out since the Young Agrarians Eastern Ontario Mixer. Maintenant, on aimerait que d’autres se joignent à nous donc on a décidé de lancer un évènement public au West End Well. It will take place on Feb 26 at 6PM at 969 Wellington West in Ottawa. You can find the event here on Facebook. Le WEW est une co-opérative de solidarité qui englobe un resto, une épicerie pleine de bouffe bio et locale, et une place […]

JOB: Farm Hands at Cropthorne Farms – Ladner, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 22, 2015

Cropthorne Farm

Positions (2): Farm Hand from April-December, 2015 Farm Hand from May-December, 2015 Location : Ladner, BC **Other open positions on our website: http://cropthornefarm.com/employment/**  Job Description You are a self motivated, results orientated person with a positive attitude who can work comfortably in a fast paced farm environment. You enjoy being outside, working as a part of a team, doing various farm related tasks and like to get your hands dirty and enjoy an honest days work. Our farm team is responsible for planting, weeding, harvesting and processing our crops. As an entry level position of our farm team you will learn many new skills and […]

Growing Kootenay Farmers – February 2015 Events

Posted by Laura Hannant on January 21, 2015

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Hey Kootenay farmers and farm-curious folks! Here in the Creston Valley the robins are hanging around, our Stellar Seeds order is going in, and we’re pretty sure that spring is near. While winter hangs on, it feels like we should be do some indoor gathering – shared learning and dreaming for the season ahead! So, here’s what we’ve got lined up for a fun February… 1. Land Linking Session and Farmer Social – Slocan Valley When: Thursday, February 12, 1pm – 9pm Where: Vallican Whole Community Centre, 3762 Little Slocan South Road, Vallican, BC V0G 2J0 Please RSVP:  brownpapertickets.com/event/1152077 Join us […]

Feb 22: Land Linking Workshop & Potuck Social – Langley, BC

Posted by Sara Dent on January 20, 2015

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Hosted by Young Agrarians in partnership with the Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation: 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. If lucky, you may meet your future farmer, or find the right owner with a great piece of land to farm on! 1pm-6pm Land Linking Workshop – Network, Talk Farm Business & Organizational Models, Leases & Licenses, Succession Planning 6pm-8pm Potluck & Social – Foodies & Farm Lovers: Join us for an evening of […]

Crop Planning Can Be Sexy- Learning How to take Joy in the Paperwork with Fredric Theriault

Posted by Sara Dent on January 18, 2015

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Blog Post By Ashton Sweetnam of Roots Up! Vegetable Farm. Photos below are from the Young Agrarians Farm Tour & Potluck Ian and Ashton hosted on their farm this past summer! The budding stages of starting a farm are exhilarating, anxiety provoking, and a full roller coaster ride of ideas and dreams alternately coming to fruition and being cut back before they have a chance to propagate. Likely, this point in time is years in the making. You have spent countless hours and possibly years learning about the impacts of environmental degradation and human disconnection from nature. You want to do […]

Grow A Farmer Vancouver Island – Spring 2015 Events

Posted by Moss Dance on January 16, 2015

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Hey Vancouver Island farmers! Here at the Young Agrarians Vancouver Island Headquarters (OK, yeah, you guessed it, my farmhouse…) we are getting ready for an exciting spring, chock full of farmy events for the Vancouver Island region! We want to fill your calendar up with opportunities to meet up with other farmers, geek out on farm topics, find land, and learn skills that will grow your farm business! Without further ado, here’s what we’ve got lined up for you… 1. Rockstar Farmer Tour Stop: Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers with Frédéric Thériault January 29, 2015, 10am-6pm (doors 9:30am) – […]

Cortes Island: Farm Share Available

Posted by Sara Dent on January 15, 2015

Century old farmhouse and Orchard

Come and share our sustainable farm lifestyle on the shores of the Sailish Sea We live on this beautiful island you may know as Cortes.  We’re tucked into a little rain shadow and get half the rain of wetter places nearby.  This is one of the warmest places on the Cascadian Coast, where one-island-over cactus grow naturally.  We are located only 100 miles northwest of the “big city”, but by the time you take three ferries enroute, the trip probably takes about six hours one way, and it is not much less time from the bottom of the big island.  […]