Study of CSA Farmers Across Canada, University of Guelph

Posted by Moss Dance on April 29, 2016

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Note: The University of Guelph is undertaking a study of CSAs across Canada. If you would like to participate in this study by completing a survey, you can contact Dr John Devlin (details below) and he will send you a unique link to a survey. It will take about 30mins. The results of this research will be a great resource for CSA farmers who are usually all about innovation, collaboration and adaptability! Dear CSA Farmer: We are researchers from the Rural Planning and Development program at the  University of Guelph inviting you to participate in a study on CSAs across Canada. The purpose of … Continue reading Study of CSA Farmers Across Canada, University of Guelph

INTERNSHIP: Denman Island Heritage Apple Trees

Posted by Moss Dance on April 28, 2016

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Position: Nursery Intern Duration: 6 weeks, starting June 20th. Possible extension to 8 weeks. What we offer: During the course of the 6-8 week period, the intern will work with a small team and be integral to our apple nursery. You will learn how to graft and propagate apple varieties, and other fruits, with the bud grafting technique. Orchard care and tree care for all stages of growth will also be taught. What we ask: We are looking for a reliable, hardworking intern to work about 30 hours per week with us on our 5 acre farm. During the grafting season … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Denman Island Heritage Apple Trees

JOB: 5 Full-Time Positions Open at Wild Flight Farm, Mara, BC

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on April 28, 2016

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Position: Organic Market Garden Grower/Packer Duration: Late April to early November 2016 Must be able to commit to working full-time to the end of October. Description: The work varies from week to week but will include transplanting, weeding, harvesting, and preparation of produce for market. Experience is an asset but we are happy to train people with a positive attitude who are keen to learn new skills. This work is best suited for people who are: physically fit enjoy working outdoors are comfortable bending down and kneeling for extended periods of time are alright getting their hands dirty enjoy working as part of a … Continue reading JOB: 5 Full-Time Positions Open at Wild Flight Farm, Mara, BC

People Planet & Profits; Tools & Principles for Farm Business

Posted by Shauna Teare on April 26, 2016

Farmsteding Workshop; People Planet & Profit. Kootenay Food

Farmsteading 101; An intensive workshop in the lovely Slocan Valley, with Verge Permaculture, Brought to you by The West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op , (your friends at Kootenay Food!) Workshop Friday & Saturday May 13+14 Rob & Michelle Avis own & operate two successful businesses: Verge Permaculture & Adaptive Habitat. They are not farmers, but have worked closely with many farms. In this workshop, they will share their arms-length perspective, tools and principles of great value to farm businesses. On DAY ONE, Michelle will cover an overview of the Holistic Management Framework, and demonstrate how this tool has become perhaps the … Continue reading People Planet & Profits; Tools & Principles for Farm Business

Wild Salmon Caravan – UPDATE

Posted by Moss Dance on April 25, 2016

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UPDATE: Wild Salmon Caravan – Request for donations of food The Wild Salmon Caravan (WSC) is fast approaching and we are looking for donations of food to be shared with all 10 communities who are hosting dinners, lunches or breakfasts for the caravan, as it travels from Mount Robson to Victoria during the week of June 6 – 12, 2016. The WSC will provide opportunities to celebrate the spirit of wild salmon, and raise awareness of the ecological and social importance of wild salmon within mutual aid networks, and various forms of media and arts based engagement strategies. We are … Continue reading Wild Salmon Caravan – UPDATE

May 13: Potluck with SweetMeadow Farmstead Cheese near Sundre, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 23, 2016

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Join us for a potluck to share delicious food and meet fellow farmers and food lovers interested in sustainable farming in the Sundre area. Learn about Young Agrarians and what its up to in Alberta. When: Friday, May 13th | 6pm – 9pm What to Bring: Bring your best potluck dish, bring your story about sustainable food and farming and bring friends! (RSVP to alberta@youngagrarians.org) Where: Kettle Crossing Farm, 32241 range road 54 Mountain View County, AB. Click to view map.  About the Farm:  SweetMeadow Farmstead Cheese is a collective run by Tess Griebel, her Aunt Sandy and Uncle Bob on the Kettle Crossing Farm.  They … Continue reading May 13: Potluck with SweetMeadow Farmstead Cheese near Sundre, AB

Green as the Cambium of an Apple Tree: Getting Started at Twin Island Cider

Posted by Moss Dance on April 22, 2016

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By Katie Selbee For us, starting a farm-based cidery began with two community-minded landowners on Pender Island who wanted to see something beneficial happening on their parcel of ALR land. Fortuitously, the land had a neglected heritage orchard on it; and also fortuitously, the landowners love craft cider—because we’d been dreaming about opening a land-based cidery together for a couple of years. The four of us came together last year to form Twin Island Cider, with a Year One goal of grafting and planting an additional acre of cider variety apple trees and, using a mix of apples from Gulf … Continue reading Green as the Cambium of an Apple Tree: Getting Started at Twin Island Cider

JOBS: Agassiz, BC – Earthwise Society Farm Coordinator & Assistant positions

Posted by Moss Dance on April 22, 2016

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Earthwise Society is a not for profit, charitable organization that has been a leader in community-based environmental education for over 30 years.  The Society operates a demonstration garden of sustainable landscape practices and an organic teaching farm in South Delta.   Earthwise has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and articulate individual who is passionate about making a personal contribution to sustainability. For more information about Earthwise Society please visit www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca Earthwise society has three summer student positions available for 2016. Summer Student – Farm Coordinator Reporting to the Organic Grower/Educator in South Delta, the Farm Coordinator will maintain the Earthwise Farm in … Continue reading JOBS: Agassiz, BC – Earthwise Society Farm Coordinator & Assistant positions

Connected Apprentices=Happy Apprentices

Posted by Jordan Marr on April 21, 2016

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A conversation with the co-founders of the Maritime Farm Apprentice and Worker Network

JOB: BC Young Agrarians – Development Coordinator

Posted by Moss Dance on April 19, 2016

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CONTRACT POSITION – BC Young Agrarians – Development Coordinator Young Agrarians, a partnership with FarmFolk CityFolk Society, is focused on connecting new and young farmers who pursue ecological agriculture, and supporting the next generation to take up food production and farming. Young Agrarians focuses on four program areas: events, business mentorship, land access and online communications. We are currently looking for a potential new Development Coordinator to lead and support with Young Agrarians funding activities. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, committed individual who is excited to join a hard-working, mission-driven team. Activities include coordinating grant proposals and reports; management … Continue reading JOB: BC Young Agrarians – Development Coordinator