Dec 3: Know Your Farmer Urban Agriculture Workshop Series – Calgary, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 21, 2014

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Young Agrarians is coming to Calgary! Join us and the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association on December 3rd at 7:00pm. Meet some amazing urban farmers in Calgary, visit with some farmers from Central Alberta and get to know the people behind the food you eat. Register here.

Science says… Farm the Kootenays!!!

Posted by Laura Hannant on November 20, 2014

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Jumping on the opportunity to research farmland in the West Kootenay By Rachael Roussin, UBC Master of Land and Water Systems Rachael Roussin is a passionate food systems advocate, a Rossland REAL Food co-founder, and a former Rossland Mountain Farmers’ Market manager.  As a UBC Master of Land and Water Systems student, Rachael jumped on the chance to explore West Kootenay food systems issues.  Her research into the region’s agricultural potential offers a unique perspective on realizing untapped capacity for local food production. I am a true believer in the value that increased local agricultural offers to our communities, economy […]

The Homestead’s Approach to CSA Harvest and Distribution

Posted by Jordan Marr on November 18, 2014

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BC market gardener Jordan Marr, who occasionally writes about himself in the third person, just inked a post about how he keeps track of a fairly complicated CSA distribution system. Plus: tips for bagging your veggies.

Nov 23: Kelowna End of Season Young Agrarians Social

Posted by Sara Dent on November 13, 2014

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New & Young Farmers & Friends: join us for an end of season social at Gabe Cipes home at Summerhill Winery. Let’s hang out, eat, relax and catch up on each other’s farm seasons! Click here to join this event on Facebook. Address: 4833 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, B.C. Parking: Drive past Gabe’s house address on Lakeshore Road heading South and you will see two white obelisks. This is Summerhill Winery’s Lower Parking Lot. Please park here. Farm Tour: 3pm, come nerd out with Gabe Cipes on biodynamics, bees and permaculture. Check out what has developed this year at the winery. […]

BC Food Systems Network Job Posting: 2015 Gathering Coordinator

Posted by Jennifer Cline on November 12, 2014

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Job Posting: 2015 Gathering Coordinator The BC Food Systems Network is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person to coordinate our 17th annual Gathering, which will take place in the Prince George region from Thursday June 25 to Sunday June 28, 2015. The ideal candidate will:  • have experience in event planning, fundraising, managing large projects, and media outreach (including social media); • be able to multi-task and prioritize; • know how to develop and implement a communications plan that will help promote the Gathering and keep all stakeholders informed as time goes on; • have experience working within a non-profit […]

Feeding Ourselves Kootenay Crowdfunding Campaign – Check it Out!

Posted by Shauna Teare on November 12, 2014

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This Kootenay documentary film project underway needs your support! Compelled by the deep interest in our local foodshed demonstrated most recently and enthusiastically by our community this spring at the Farm Food Fork events, we embarked on an ambitious film project documenting the food-scape as it is, with the people in our community on the ground:  the farmers, advocates, producers, retailers, politicians, chefs and processors.  These inspiring accounts now need a consolidated voice:  How can we feed ourselves?  What can our foodshed become? We need support to make this happen. We have initiated our own grassroots crowdfunding project, designed to make supporting this […]

Nov 22: Noche de Salsa Fundraiser for Umbrella Mobile Clinic

Posted by Sara Dent on November 11, 2014

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Come shake it in support of the Umbrella Mobile Clinic for migrant farmworkers! Much of the food system in Canada is currently depends on imported labour – that is, migrant workers who are brought in, often from Mexico or Guatemala, to work in low-wage jobs on farms. British Columbia brings in approximately 4,000 of these seasonal workers every year. These farm workers contribute greatly to the Canadian economy and help increase access to locally grown produce for BC residents. Yet they are often socially and physically isolated, as they usually work long hours, speak limited English, live on farms with […]

Comox Valley Land Access Report

Posted by Moss Dance on November 07, 2014

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Check out the full report here! The Comox Valley is a well-kept agricultural secret on Vancouver Island. Luckily, the right people are starting to notice the sweet soils and fabulous coastal climate here. Young farmer transplants have been arriving steadily and starting thriving farm operations. Noticing the need for even more young farmers, the Comox Valley Food Round Table created a report in April 2014, outlining the needs of young farmers and landowners who are interested in leasing their land. This report is a valuable snapshot of a small Vancouver Island community that is like many others. The Comox Valley is […]

Announcing Young Agrarians Land Linking and Business Mentorship Network!

Posted by Kristen Nammour on November 06, 2014

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Howdy all! I’m Kristen Nammour and I am just wrapping up my second year of farming at Sea Bluff Farm, which is a certified organic 6 acre mixed vegetable farm that maintains year round production. In addition to two seasons of farming, I have a business background in marketing and administration and am excited to have joined the Young Agrarians team to act as the program coordinator for the Land Linking and Business Mentorship Network. Young Agrarians will host a series of Land Linking workshops throughout BC that will bring together new and established farmers, as well as community stakeholders […]

The Dishonest Farmer, a Dancing Black Widow, and Way Too Much Cole Slaw

Posted by Jordan Marr on November 05, 2014

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This past season on our farm, we had a professional photogrpaher for a farmhand, and the farmer kept a weird journal of the season. It turned into something pretty fun. Within: a season on a young agrarian’s farm in photos, GIFS, vids, and journal entries.