January 12 & 13: ALIX, AB – Young Agrarians Central Alberta Winter Mixer

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 29, 2018

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Calling all farm dreamers and food growers! Join us for our 2nd Young Agrarians Winter Mixer in Alix, AB for two days farm inspiration and skill sharing to help you grow your farm business. There will be workshops on getting your farm started, farm financial planning, direct marketing, and stories from successful farm start ups. Meet with other farmers and share ideas, struggles and successes. Find mentors and supporters and learn what works right here in Central Alberta. And come for the fun! There will be farmer slide shows, the Farmer’s Library, campfires and more!!! When: Saturday, January 12 – Sunday January 13, 2019 Where:  Deer Valley … Continue reading January 12 & 13: ALIX, AB – Young Agrarians Central Alberta Winter Mixer

FEB 9-10: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER

Posted by Robin Hunt on December 15, 2018

Join us for our first ever Central B.C. winter mixer at Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus!    Based on your feedback and insights we’ve crafted an awesome program for this year’s Williams Lake Mixer with two full days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. We will have two streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with a few seasons in their pocket. Saturday night we will host a community Potluck and hear your stories … Continue reading FEB 9-10: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER

FARM JOB: ENDERBY, BC: Wild Flight Farm – Organic Vegetable Farm Manager

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 14, 2018

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Wild Flight Farm in Mara, BC, is hiring for an Organic Vegetable Farm Manager for the 2019 season. ABOUT WILD FLIGHT FARM Wild Flight Farm is a 24-acre organic market vegetable farm in BC’s North Okanagan and has provided local markets with a year-round supply of organic produce for the past 25 years. We grow a wide variety of vegetables (from Asparagus to Zucchini and everything in between) on 12-15 acres each season. Our mission is to efficiently produce high-quality vegetables and culinary herbs for local markets while providing living wages and career advancement opportunities for 12 employees. Over the years … Continue reading FARM JOB: ENDERBY, BC: Wild Flight Farm – Organic Vegetable Farm Manager

FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Internship

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 13, 2018

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Do you have an interest ecological agriculture?Join the team at Ignatius Farm in Guelph, Ontario this season! ABOUT IGNATIUS FARM The Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers markets, local businesses and service agencies. The Farm’s programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and several annual community events. Find out more about Ignatius Farm DESIRED QUALITIES The Ignatius Farm is looking for passionate, imaginative, eco-minded individuals to help us care for our organic farm. You will help build the Farm’s vision of developing local food systems, innovative greenhouse production, … Continue reading FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Internship

Land Opportunity: 1.75 acres Available for Market Gardening – Vernon, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on December 12, 2018

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ABOUT THE PROPERTY: The Curlew Orchard land is 20 acres with a 6 acre high density apple orchard and newly fenced 1 acre permaculture mixed fruit orchard with companion plantings.  Sean and Patrick are entering their third year of transitioning the orchard to organic status.  Curlew Orchard is a community supported agriculture (CSA) based farm and also sell at the local Farmer’s Market.  ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: The land share available for market garden is 1.75 acres.  The lovely flat field that is available was formerly an orchard and in recent past used for hay crops. It has been composted with chicken manure and green … Continue reading Land Opportunity: 1.75 acres Available for Market Gardening – Vernon, B.C

Farmer Podcast Club: Bob Cannard on Natural Process Farming

Posted by Lilli Klamke on December 11, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. 013: Bob Cannard on Natural Process Farming- Farmer to Farmer with Chris Blanchard Released May 07, 2015 Bob Cannard is one of the farmers that I think of as a first-generation visionary in the world of organic farming. For over three decades, he has been at the forefront of the local farming movement in California. Farming just north of San Francisco Bay at Green String Farm, Bob has a farming process that flies in the face of a lot of what I, at least, “know” to be true. His natural process … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Bob Cannard on Natural Process Farming

Jan 25-26: SURREY – Regenerative Agriculture & Soil Health Workshop

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 10, 2018

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Intensive 2-day Workshop on Regenerative Agriculture and Soil Health What: An intensive 2-day workshop on Regenerative Agriculture and Soil Health When: January 25 – 26 2019 Where: Surrey, BC This workshop has a limited capacity of 30 participants. What this workshop offers With the workshop’s heavy focus on regenerative agriculture and soil health, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to appropriately engage with their water management systems while promoting plant fertility governed mainly by soil biology. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of: Farm planning and management Streamlining farming operations with regenerative design Water management and farm hydrology Fundamentals of soil ecology and microbiology’s role in plant production Integrated pest management and promotion of biodiversity … Continue reading Jan 25-26: SURREY – Regenerative Agriculture & Soil Health Workshop

FARM JOB: Abbotsford, BC – Field Crop Management Internship, Close to Home Organics

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 09, 2018

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Close to Home Organics in Abbotsford is looking for a Field Crop Management Intern for the 2019 season!  About Close to Home Organics Our farm propagates, grows, harvests, packs and markets certified organic berries, fruit and vegetables. We sell these through direct-to-consumer outlets including farmers markets and a community shared agriculture program as well as wholesaling to bakeries and distributors. We are located at Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op in Abbotsford, on the Fraser River flood plain. We are a 7-acre certified organic farm that produces berries and vegetables of outstanding quality for local customers. We place a high value on … Continue reading FARM JOB: Abbotsford, BC – Field Crop Management Internship, Close to Home Organics

APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring/Victoria, BC – The Quarry Farm 2019 position

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 09, 2018

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Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island? Check out The Quarry Farm on Salt Spring Island! About The Quarry Farm The farm is 35 acres of varied topography (forest; valleys; ponds; wetland) with approx. 2 acres cleared and cultivated (vineyard; orchard; 30X100 greenhouse; irrigated gardens). We have a 25 hp JD tractor; a Honda rototiller; a pick-up truck; a 70 excavator; a small dump truck. We are planning a 25 share CSA program for 2019 in our neighbourhood. In the past we sold produce to restaurants in town and the farm stand.  We grow organically and plan to apply for organic … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring/Victoria, BC – The Quarry Farm 2019 position

YA Apprenticeship: Steel Pony Farm – Red Deer, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 07, 2018

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Photo: 2017 Steel Pony Apprentice, MacKenzie, and 2018 Steel Pony Apprentice, Julie Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a vegetable farm? Are you wanting to learn about market gardening and lean farm management? Steel Pony Farm is offering a unique apprenticeship, join their team! About the Farm Steel Pony Farm is a 7 acre market garden which grows a diversity of vegetables for a CSA program and for wholesale. Mike Kozlowski grows his veggies with an emphasis on soil health and high nutrient density.  Steel Pony is located on the Tamara Ranch just south of Red Deer … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Steel Pony Farm – Red Deer, AB

JAN 20, 2019: VICTORIA, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 07, 2018

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Join us for a workshop with the legendary Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm, on preventing burnout and increasing farm profits with less waste and work. Ben has inspired thousands to increase efficiency and profitability on their farms, and now he’s coming to BC to share his knowledge! Ben and his wife earn a comfortable living from 1/2 acre of cultivated land working less than 35 hours per week. All kinds of farms can benefit from these lean principles, not just market gardens! WHEN: Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 1:00-6:00 PM WHERE:  Coast Salish Territory – Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street, … Continue reading JAN 20, 2019: VICTORIA, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman