From Field to Fork to Research Event Summary

Posted by Moss Dance on September 26, 2016

Okanagan Food policy - Chefs Michael Buffet, Adam Abernathy, and Melissa Masters

Hosted by the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council (COFPC) The Purpose of this event was (1) to return research done in the community back to the community and (2) to launch the ‘Food Quilt’, a new movement to connect people and groups in support of food security in the Central Okanagan. On Thursday April 21, 2016, over 60 guests gathered at the Canadian Mental Health Association and enjoyed 7 presentations that showcased research related to local food security. These presentations were done in the fast-paced style known as pechakucha. Following the presentations, the guests connected with one another, shared stories, … Continue reading From Field to Fork to Research Event Summary

Oct. 21: SEXSMITH, AB – Young Agrarians Potluck & Social

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 23, 2016

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Come to the first ever Young Agrarians Potluck and Social of the Peace Country! Share stories and swap ideas with your fellow agrarians. Young Agrarians is a network for new and young ecological and organic farmers, but whether you are 3 or 83, please join us! We love agrarians of all ages and sizes. The network is made up of a diverse array of food growers and lovers, all working to steward land and soils and grow our local food system. When: On Friday Oct. 21 at 6 pm Who: Farmers & food growers/ food lovers of all kinds are invited to meet, … Continue reading Oct. 21: SEXSMITH, AB – Young Agrarians Potluck & Social

BC Business Mentorship Network – Apply Now!

Posted by Kristen Nammour on September 19, 2016

grow your farm - business skills for farmers - apply to the young agrarians business mentorship network

Ready to Grow Your Farm Business? Are you a young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producer living in British Columbia? Are you operating a farm and are looking for guidance in continuing to grow your business? Young Agrarians is excited to be offering a third season of the BC Business Mentorship Network! This program pairs new and seasoned farmers together to cultivate the skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Mentors work with you to analyze your operations and lay the groundwork for your farm’s business growth. What You Get! As a participant in this program you will receive 35-40 hours of one-on-one mentorship … Continue reading BC Business Mentorship Network – Apply Now!

Sept 24-25: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Fall Farm Days at K&M Farms

Posted by Moss Dance on September 14, 2016

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K&M Farm Event Come see how K&M Farms raises chickens and turkeys outdoors! September 24 & 25, 10AM-4PM both days 28494 Maclure Rd, Abbotsford, BC 604-857-8912 Hay Wagon Farm Tour Cooking Demo Tastings Petting Zoo Baby Chicks! The hay wagon tour will show visitors all stages of our outdoor production system. There will be day old turkeys for people so see and cuddle. The hay ride will first show how the young turkeys need extra heat and how we transition or acclimatize them to outside temperatures before moving them to the pasture. In the pasture they will see the movable … Continue reading Sept 24-25: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Fall Farm Days at K&M Farms

Sept 17: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Practicum Open House + YA/VUFS Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on September 08, 2016

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The 2017 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture – APPLY NOW!   OPEN HOUSE, Sept 17th, and YA/VUFS potluck in evening. Don’t miss this fantastic farm event! **Come to our OPEN HOUSE, Sept 17th – UBC Farm – to learn more and meet current practicum students and staff (see details below)**   Have you ever dreamed of having your own small farm, a small cottage, fresh eggs from your chickens, growing, healthy organic vegetables and fruits?  If so, then maybe it’s time to stop dreaming, and take action!  Make your dream a reality by enrolling in the 2017 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable … Continue reading Sept 17: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Practicum Open House + YA/VUFS Potluck

City Beet Farm for Sale

Posted by Moss Dance on September 08, 2016

City Beet Farm for Sale

Info You Should Know: We (Ruth and Katie) started City Beet Farm in 2013 and have grown from a 26-member CSA to a 75-member CSA. We provide vegetables for 23-25 weeks of the year from late April until mid-October. We are mostly bicycle-powered and all of our farms are within 10 blocks (mostly less) of each other to make this convenient and efficient.  We have a partnership with a local coffee shop where we do our CSA pick ups and vegetable sales. We have consistently sold out of our CSA every year and have a strong customer base and a … Continue reading City Beet Farm for Sale

LAND: 3.42 Hectare Agricultural Lease with Interior Health

Posted by Moss Dance on September 01, 2016

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Land Access: Agricultural Land Lease Opportunity in Kelowna Interior Health owns a 3.42 hectare parcel of land zoned A1 Agricultural and CD-8 Comprehensive Development in West Kelowna.  Interior Health is issuing a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) from interested parties who wish to lease portions of this land for the implementation and operation of intensive agriculture.  The land is located at 3525 Elliott Road in West Kelowna, BC. Responses to the RFEI must be received by September 13, 2016.  The Request for Expressions of Interest, WKLFAL-1-RFEI, including details of a proposed lease, can be obtained by contacting Doug Levell at Interior Health, 250-870-5876 or doug.levell@interiorhealth.ca.

OCT 29th & 30th – FERINTOSH, AB Level 1 Beekeeping Certificate Course with Eliese Watson

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 01, 2016

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Grass Roots Family Farm is pleased to be partnering with ABC Bees to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate for hobby beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. The 16 hour intensive beekeeping course will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping. The course is taught by Eliese Watson, founder of ABC Bees and advocate for legalizing urban beekeeping in Edmonton. Travelling all-over North America teaching and mentoring under beekeepers such as Corwin Bell, Sam Comfort, and Kirk Anderson. Eliese has a wide knowledge of natural beekeeping practices with both Top Bar Hive and Langstroth equipment. Course includes textbook, … Continue reading OCT 29th & 30th – FERINTOSH, AB Level 1 Beekeeping Certificate Course with Eliese Watson

SEPT 18: David Suzuki: Climate, Food and the Future – Saskatoon, SK

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 31, 2016

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Sunday September 18th, 2016; Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon 7:30 PM – An evening with David Suzuki – Climate, Food and the Future. Pre-order tickets at: https://broadwaytheatre.ca/events?p=event&event=3770 DOORS OPEN at 6:30 PM Dr. David Suzuki is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist, and broadcaster.  He holds a Ph.D in zoology and genetics, has won numerous academic awards, and holds 25 honorary degrees from academic institutions in Canada and around the world.  He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and is a Companion of the Order of Canada.  Dr. Suzuki has written 52 books. David will be joined by Ian Mauro and Darrin Qualman. … Continue reading SEPT 18: David Suzuki: Climate, Food and the Future – Saskatoon, SK

#foodandlabour 3/3: Food Justice and The Face of Ecological Farm Interns in Ontario

Posted by Moss Dance on August 26, 2016

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By Charles Z Levkoe and Michael Ekers Originally published in the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario’s May-June 2016 newsletter, Volume 37, Issue 3. This article is the third in a series that describes the increasing numbers of non-waged interns working on ecological farms across Ontario.  As farmers welcome those seeking seasonal farm experiences as a way to share knowledge and skills and to meet labour demands, our research has been exploring the broader implications of these trends. In this article, we look at who exactly is being trained to farm through ecological farm internships and the potential impact on the future … Continue reading #foodandlabour 3/3: Food Justice and The Face of Ecological Farm Interns in Ontario