PAID TRAINING: Cowichan Agriculture Training Project, Duncan, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 23, 2015

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Cowichan Agriculture Training Participant Cowichan Green Community Society – Duncan, BC Overview: The “Cowichan Agriculture Training Project” encompasses 1 year of training in agricultural skills for those who have a desire to work in this growing sector. Participants will be provided with classroom training and hands-on agricultural work placements over the course of this one year program, based in the Cowichan Region. Participants will complete detailed learning plans and participate in life and employability skill sessions in addition to field training. The project will involve a total of 10 Project Participants who will report directly to the Project Supervisor. DUTIES: […]

JOB: Cowichan Agriculture Training Supervisor, Duncan, BC (Position Filled)

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 23, 2015

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Cowichan Agriculture Training Supervisor (Position has been filled) Cowichan Green Community Society – Duncan, BC Position Description Overview: This position is responsible for the management of the Cowichan Agriculture Training project. This full-time contract position will coordinate all the activities of the 10 apprentices as per the educational plan, reporting directly to the Cowichan Agriculture Training Manager. Duties: Project Management Coordinate all deliverables including setting up project timeline and budget Supervise all participants including creating individual work plans, supervising work performance, providing training, mentorship, and feedback Market and promote the project Organize all work placement trainings and field trips Plan, […]

JOB: Plenty Wild Farms, Pemberton, BC

Posted by Alyssa Belter on March 20, 2015

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Plenty Wild Farms is a small-scale, mixed-operation farm located in the beautiful Pemberton Valley, close to the Village of Pemberton (less than 5 minutes by car, 10 minutes by bike). Our primary focus is growing a wide variety of Certified Organic vegetables that we sell through Farmers’ Markets, and a CSA Harvest Box program. We also produce pastured heritage pork that we sell through a Pork Share program. The farm is 10 acres in total, with approximately 3 acres in veggie production. We use a BCS walk-behind tractor for field cultivation while work such as seeding, transplanting, weeding and harvesting […]

LAND: Market Garden & House for Lease, Quesnel, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 18, 2015

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Looking for a keen market gardener to lease a fully-functional 6 acre market garden 30 minutes outside of Quesnel in the beautiful Quesnel River valley. This has been a profitable enterprise for many years but due to health reasons the current owners are not able to continue. The garden is deer-fenced and includes 2 hoop greenhouses, a packing shed with a vegetable washing and grading station, a 12×20 walk-in cooler, and irrigation infrastructure. The Quesnel River valley (and Quesnel itself) is a micro-climate in the Cariboo region, which allows for a large variety of crops. Quesnel has a vibrant farmer’s […]

MAR 27 Young Agrarians & NFU Youth BARN MIXER – Wakefield, Quebec

Posted by Sara Dent on March 17, 2015

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Version français a suivre:) Join Young Agrarians and National Farmers Union of Canada Youth in Wakefield, QC for an evening of networking, food and fun! GET INSPIRED by hearing about the work of young farmer coalitions in Canada and south of the border. Please join this event on Facebook and help us get the word out by inviting your people! Sophie Ackoff, Field Director for the National Young Farmers Coalition, will be speaking to to us about their  grassroots campaign to mobilize and empower young farmers across the United States, and how they have managed to successfully impact American agricultural […]

2015 Urban Farming Certificate Program: Food Skills in Action

Posted by Jess Brown on March 17, 2015

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Mason Street City Farm Victoria BC Starts March 28th and runs to October 2015 What is the Urban Farming Certificate Program? In the Urban Farming Certificate Program, students will learn the theory and application of intensive urban food production and the foundations of holistic ecological farming. The focus of this program will be on the application of the theory learned in the classroom. Over 60% of the instruction will be on the ground building soil, building farm infrastructure, planting, propagating and growing food. Mason Street City Farm has spent a decade honing techniques specific to ecological urban food cultivation. Whether […]

INTERNSHIP: Crickhollow Biodynamic Farm, Neustadt, ON

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 16, 2015

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For the 2015 season Crickhollow Farm is offering a Garden Internship on their farm. During the internship you will learn how to keep a half acre biodynamic market garden and CSA. The internship includes working with the following: Annual vegetable production Perennial herb garden Direct seeding and transplanting Weeding and bed management with crop rotation and cover cropping Practice using biodynamic preparations, the planting calendar and appreciating the farm as an individuality Marketing Harvest for weekly farmer’s market and CSA pickup Plant and pest identification The Farm: We have 50 acres of field, hedgerows and woods and are cooperating with our […]

“Losing Our Grip” – NFU Releases Major Report on Land Ownership and Farm Debt

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 14, 2015

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(March 10, 2015, Saskatoon) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has released a major new report, Losing Our Grip – 2015 Update, which revisits and expands upon the information and analysis of corporate farmland buy-up, farm debt and input financing published by the NFU in 2010. The update was undertaken to provide a well-documented assessment of increasing corporate control of farmland and the acceleration of farm debt, now approaching $80 billion. This report will allow farmers, the general public and policy-makers to critically examine the ownership concentration process and the financial mechanisms that facilitate them. The report concludes with a […]

JOB: Mackin Creek Farm, Cariboo Chilcotin, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 13, 2015

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Owned and operated by Cathie Allen and Rob Borsato since 1988. We are looking for an employee for May to the end of October 2015.  No experience is necessary, but an interest in organic gardening is an asset. There is an opportunity to learn from planting to weeding, weeding to marketing. We will work hands on with employees to ensure understanding of all processes. Mackin Creek Farm is located on the west si de of the Fraser River between the cities of Williams Lake and Quesnel, Both are at least an hour away. Our climate is semi-arid with bunch grass, juniper […]

INTERNSHIPS: Providence Farm, Cowichan Valley, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 12, 2015

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Providence Farm is seeking four awesome interns to complete the Farm team for the 2015 season! This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and work with some great people. If you have a keen interest in experiencing a full season immersed in the hard work of organic farming and are committed to working respectfully in an environment with a diversity of people with varying abilities we might be the right farm for you. Providence Farm is located just 5 minutes East of Duncan, nestled between Quamichan Lake to the North West, Mount Tzouhalem Ecological Reserve and the Salish […]