Left Field Farms + Crannog Ales – Sockeye Beer Release Party!

Posted by Sara Dent on September 30, 2014

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Please join Left Fields Farm and Crannóg Ales to celebrate our newest seasonal ale, Spawning Sockeye Ale. It features our own wild hops, named “Sockeye”, in an american amber style ale. The PARTY is Saturday October 4, from 2-5 pm at the brewery. We’ll have music, food and information on salmon and the Adams River Sockeye run which is just beginning. Proceeds from the beer, t-shirt sales (yes, Brian made a special new design for this beer!), and this event go to benefit those who defend and help wild salmon: the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Adams River Salmon Society, and a group of people […]

The 2015 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture application is now open!

Posted by Sara Dent on September 29, 2014

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The practicum is an eight-month experiential learning program designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in applying their learning about sustainable agriculture and food systems. Our program graduates share a vision of livelihoods and lifestyles grounded in sustainable and community-based food systems.  The majority have maintained a practice of farming, gardening, and food growing — at many different scales and in diverse forms, such as business start-ups, partnerships with seasoned farmers, and in community gardening and outreach settings.  WHERE: University of British Columbia Farm (UBC Farm) hosts the practicum, and provides the foundation for learning.  It […]

Young Agrarians Program Coordinator

Posted by Sara Dent on September 19, 2014

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BC Young Agrarians Young Agrarians (YA), a partnership with FarmFolk CityFolk, is focused on growing the next generation of ecological farmers in BC. YA is an online and offline network strategy to engage new and potential entrants into agro-ecology. Our main activities are: events, educational workshops, land linking, business mentorship and online community engagement. Contract Description We are looking for a dynamic individual who is capable of taking a leadership role while working within a tight timeframe. The primary focus of this position will be to coordinate land linking and business mentorship network activities. This position will be supported and […]

Preserving The Chicken and The Farmer

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 10, 2014

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10 days and counting… On September 18th, we will have had our heritage chickens for 15 weeks and 3 days and they’ll be off to the butcher. For us, it will be the end of a very meaningful project and the beginning of hopefully a long and fulfilling career as farmers. This year was our first year diving more fully into farming and the launch of C & E Meats at Lacombe, Alberta. We started a few different projects, including raising lamb and doing some custom grazing but our chickens held a special place for me because it was an amazing […]

Young Agrarians

Posted by Sara Dent on September 08, 2014

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Article by Courtney White, originally published by A Carbon Pilgrim  | AUG 27, 2014 and adapted from Grass, Soil, Hope: a Journey through Carbon Country. “The agrarian population among us is growing, and by no means is it made up merely of some farmers and some country people. It includes urban gardeners, urban consumers who are buying food from local farmers, organizers of local food economies, consumers who have grown doubtful of the healthfulness, the trustworthiness, and the dependability of the corporate food system – people who understand what it means to be landless.” – Wendell Berry A few years ago, I traveled up New […]

Muskoka, Ontario: Let’s Mix It Up!

Posted by Sara Dent on September 07, 2014

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To REGISTER, please go to: http://muskokamixer.brownpapertickets.com Click here to join this event on Facebook. Please help us get the word out by sharing it with your friends and networks. MUSKOKA MIXER! Wrap the growing season with a young farmer social at Grenville Farms! We’re bringing together as many beginning and young(ish) farmers, as well as friends and foodies for a Saturday mixer and Sunday day-long workshop with Quebec Farmer and Author of The Market Gardener Jean-Martin Fortier. The Young Agrarians has been growing a network of new and young farmers in British Columbia since January 2012. In Partnership with the National […]

Eastern Ontario – Young Farmer Mixer!

Posted by Sara Dent on September 07, 2014

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To register please go to: http://easternontariomixer.brownpapertickets.com/ Young Agrarians is excited to grow into other parts of Canada. After attending a Young Agrarians Mixer on Vancouver Island this past Spring, Ayla Fenton is organizing a mixer in the area where she farms, near Kingston, Ontario. Please help us get the word out and make this event a success! Want to help organize or donate food and supplies to the event? Get in touch: theyoungagrarians@gmail.com. To join the event on Facebook and invite your people please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/816988275002482/ Young = new and young farmers (40 and under), and anyone else who wants to […]

Sept 27: Red Deer Alberta – Tamara Ranch Field Day!

Posted by Sara Dent on September 06, 2014

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Our friends at Tamara Ranch are hosting a field day. Come enjoy this beautiful farm and its bounty. Invite your friends and family. If you want to learn more about the resident farmers and the Holistic Management practices they use for their farm please visit Blake’s rad blog post.  

September 21: Tractor & Horse Ploughing Workshop at Deerfoot Farm, Armstrong, BC

Posted by Sara Dent on September 06, 2014

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Want to learn how to plough with a tractor, and horses? Join us at Deerfoot Farm for a ploughing workshop coordinated by David Boran. Please register as soon as possible so that David can organize the appropriate teachers, tools and tractors. This workshop is a great primer for the 37th Annual North Okanagan Ploughing Match the following weekend, Sunday, September 28th. Where: Deerfoot Farm, 4420 Hullcar Road, Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B4 Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014 Times: 10am-4pm You can choose to learn horse ploughing and/or tractor ploughing. The group will be split up into two to give people time […]

Not Yet Registered? 2014 ACORN Conference “Early-Bird” Rate Available Until September 28th!

Posted by Lucia Stephen on September 06, 2014

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**PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORKS** Join the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) in Halifax, NS, from November 12-14th, for Honouring Our Roots, Sowing Our Future–ACORN’s 15th Annual Conference and Trade Show! Register online before Sunday, September 28th and receive the early-bird (discounted) rate and a chance to win a free night’s stay at the Halifax Harbourfront Marriott Hotel (the Conference location for both ACORN & Food Secure Canada)! All rates will increase as of September 29th.  Register now to secure your participation for three full days of over 45 workshops covering a wide range of organic food and farming topics, including farm wellness and management; organic fruit […]