January 21-22: Kelowna, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Okanagan Winter Farmer Mixer

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on January 18, 2017

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Looking for the Young Agrarians Vancouver Island Winter Mixer? Click here! This year’s Okangan Winter Farmer Mixer is going to offer a full two days of workshops and sessions to sharpen your farm skills, and build connections with other new farmers. Join us to learn about Holistic Management, Indigenous Land and Food Systems, Crop Planning, Business Management and more! Saturday night we will host an awesome Potluck too: new and young(ish) farmers, foodies, and farm friends are all welcome! WHEN: Saturday January 21 – Sunday January 22, 2017 WHERE: Okanagan Mission Community Hall, 4409 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC COST:  Sliding scale $50-100.  All funds raised go … Continue reading January 21-22: Kelowna, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Okanagan Winter Farmer Mixer

January 28-29: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Vancouver Island Winter Farmer Mixer

Posted by Moss Dance on January 18, 2017

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Looking for the Young Agrarians Okanagan Winter Mixer? Click here! Join us for two days of workshops for small-scale, ecological farmers and farmers-to-be on Vancouver Island. Dive in to amazing networking opportunities and skills-sharing with experienced farmer facilitators who are ready to help you grow your farm business. We’ve got workshops on everything from farm business planning to holistic management and livestock to crop planning, land access, and more! Are you farm-curious, or thinking about becoming a farmer? JOIN US! Everyone is welcome! When: Saturday, January 28 – Sunday January 29, 2017 Where:  Camp Pringle, Coast Salish Territory Camp (Shawnigan Lake), 2520 West Shawnigan Lake Rd, … Continue reading January 28-29: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Vancouver Island Winter Farmer Mixer

Enter to Win a Greens Harvester at Our Mixers – Donated by Farmers’ Friend LLC!

Posted by Moss Dance on January 17, 2017

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Farmer’s Friend, LLC has donated one of their famous Quick Cut Greens Harvesters to YA to raffle off at our upcoming Winter Mixers in the Okanagan & on Vancouver Island! Register for a Mixer near you! REGISTER: Young Agrarians 4th Okanagan Winter Mixer REGISTER: Young Agrarians 4th Vancouver Island Winter Mixer And save up your loonies and twoonies for the raffle! Raffle tickets will be available at the Okanagan and Vancouver Island Mixers for $5/each, $10 for 3 and $15 for 5. About the Greens Harvester No more kneeling, no more knives or scissors. One person can easily cut over 175 lb. per hour! Powered by … Continue reading Enter to Win a Greens Harvester at Our Mixers – Donated by Farmers’ Friend LLC!

INTERNSHIP: Ravine Creek Farm, Winlaw, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on January 16, 2017

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This paid internship opportunity is on a certified organic, family run vegetable farm in the stunning and magical Slocan Valley. Come grow with us! Located near Winalw, BC our farm is a very successful (and very busy!) little veggie paradise – the operation is 4 acres, 3 of hay and 1 of veggies, our intensive vegetable garden is the heart of our business and we sell our produce at the Nelson farmer’s market, a weekly farm stand and through a 20 member CSA. We have a passionate and devoted customer base and we are fortunate to have a small but … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Ravine Creek Farm, Winlaw, BC

SMALL FARM WORKSHOP: Tips and Tools for Small-Scale, Diversified Farmers – Vancouver, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on January 15, 2017

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The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation is pleased to host a day-long workshop series for farmers practicing small-scale, diversified agriculture. The event will bring together farmers and specialists in soil health, IPM, microclimate management and organics. If you’re looking for a day of practical, hands-on, collaborative small farm learning, this is the event for you! Our goal is for new entrant and experienced farmers alike to walk-away with a number of decision-making tools, new skills and resourced that will enhance operations on their unique farms. Lunch will be served and all farmers, farm staff, interns, etc. are welcome! We are looking … Continue reading SMALL FARM WORKSHOP: Tips and Tools for Small-Scale, Diversified Farmers – Vancouver, BC

LAND: Prospective Farmers, looking for land and mentorship to start a farm business in Richmond, BC?

Posted by Moss Dance on January 14, 2017

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The Richmond Farm School of Kwantlen Polytechnic University have been partnering with the City of Richmond for many years on the incubator plots. The incubator plots are ½ acre pieces of fertile land allocated to prospective farmers, at a low cost, who have completed some form of agriculture production training. It is meant for people who are dedicated to starting a small-scale farm business without having to invest in too much. It is not meant for people with the intention of starting a homestead production. Despite the Richmond Farm School not running this year, the incubator plots are open to … Continue reading LAND: Prospective Farmers, looking for land and mentorship to start a farm business in Richmond, BC?

Want to farm but don’t know where to start? Take the Tsawwassen Farm School!

Posted by Moss Dance on January 13, 2017

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“Growing food, farmers and community.” This is the motto of Tsawwassen Farm School. We had our second successful year last year and we are gearing up for another awesome year! 2016 was our first year really attending farmers markets in Vancouver, Delta and Richmond; participating in VFM Direct and managing a 50-person CSA. We aim for even higher goals this year! Our students learnt a lot and some will be taking on an incubator plot to start their own farm business, and others have found other pieces of land. We hope to continue cultivating farmers and building our community. Our … Continue reading Want to farm but don’t know where to start? Take the Tsawwassen Farm School!

FARM JOB: Zaklan Heritage Farm Field Hands, Surrey, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on January 11, 2017

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Zaklan Heritage Farm in Surrey, BC is looking for part-time and full-time field hands for the 2017 season! Is this farm job for you? About Zaklan Heritage Farm We are three young farmers running a small mixed vegetable farm in the heart of Surrey (30 min. drive from Vancouver). In addition to our 1.5 acres in mixed veggie production, we have a flock of laying hens that we rotate around the pasture. Our operation is run with a small walk-behind BCS tractor and hand tools (think Jean-Martin Fortier methods). During the growing season we attend one market a week from … Continue reading FARM JOB: Zaklan Heritage Farm Field Hands, Surrey, BC

Young Agrarians Mixer in Port Alberni opens the Island Agriculture Show with farmers and friends social!

Posted by Sara Dent on January 11, 2017

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At this year’s annual Island Agriculture Show, the Alberni-Clayquot Regional District is coordinating a Young Agrarians Mixer. All welcome! Farmers, food lovers & friends of all ages, please join us for networking and food sharing on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017, 5:30 pm. Young Agrarians BC Coordinator, Sara Dent, will facilitate an opening networking session. There will be a light dinner provided. Please bring a dessert or snack to share! Pre-register at: www.iasshow.ca. Tickets by suggested donation $5. The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is within the traditional territory of ten First Nations. The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is a federation consisting of member Municipalities; Port Alberni, Tofino, … Continue reading Young Agrarians Mixer in Port Alberni opens the Island Agriculture Show with farmers and friends social!

Ideas & Inspiration from the 2016 Holistic Management Gathering at Paicines Ranch, California!

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 10, 2017

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At the generous invitation of Sally Calhoun, owner of the Paicines Ranch, Sara Dent, BC Coordinator of Young Agrarians, Kelly Sidoryk of Holistic Management Canada and I (Young Agrarians Alberta Coordinator) were invited to participate in the Holistic Management International conference in California in October 2016. Representing both Young Agrarians and Holistic Management Canada, the experience provided an opportunity to “cross-pollinate” with international Holistic Management networks, sharing ideas, learning new skills and supporting the regenerative agriculture movement. As an outsider, it was fascinating to step into the Paicines Ranch community and get a sense for the agrarian, regenerative ideals they are living by … Continue reading Ideas & Inspiration from the 2016 Holistic Management Gathering at Paicines Ranch, California!