SEPT 24: CAWSTON, BC – Blackbird Organics & Food of the Sun Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on September 20, 2017

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Hay South Okanagan & Similkameen Farmers: Young Agrarians Farm events are coming your way! Join us for our first ever South OK/Similkameen farm tour at Blackbird Organics and Food of the Sun on Sunday, September 24! WHEN: Sunday, Sept 24, 2017, 2:00-7:30PM 2:00PM Farm Tours at Food of the Sun & Blackbird Organics (they are right across the road from each other!) 5:00PM potluck & social till 7:30PM WHERE: Meet at Blackbird Organics, 382 VLA Rd, Cawston, BC, V0X 1C1 Please Bring a dish to share! Kids are welcome 🙂 Please don’t bring dogs—the chickens like the place to themselves! Blackbird Organics … Continue reading SEPT 24: CAWSTON, BC – Blackbird Organics & Food of the Sun Farm Tour & Potluck

THIS WEEKEND: Peace Country Farmer Mixer!

Posted by Moss Dance on September 19, 2017

Peace Country Farmer Mixer

This weekend something special is coming to the Peace Region. On September 23, the Peace River Organic Producers Association and Young Agrarians will be hosting their first ever Peace River Farmer Mixer. The event will include presentations focusing in on the topic of “Sharing Your Farm’s Story” and networking at the Goodfare Hall beginning at 9:30 with farm tours to follow. According to event organizer Donovan Kitt, “We picked those speakers because we wanted to have topics that are relevant to everyone whether you’ve been in the business for a while or you are just considering getting into farming or market … Continue reading THIS WEEKEND: Peace Country Farmer Mixer!

SEPT 23: GOODFARE, AB – Peace River Farmer Mixer

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 19, 2017

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Register Today Presenters:  Kevin Kossowan is a documentary filmmaker specialized in telling stories about food. Recent projects include a second year with Cook It Raw, this time in Norway, and Food On The Edge in Ireland. Kevin is in production of season four of an online series called ‘From The Wild’ that explores the intersection of Canadian wilderness and culinary, and is producing a project called ‘Food Workshop’ that offers food skills education online with the intention of enabling people to engage more in their food supply at home. Ian Griebel operates Redtail Farms whose motto is “three generations looking seven generations … Continue reading SEPT 23: GOODFARE, AB – Peace River Farmer Mixer

SEPT 29-30: UBC FARM – Ecological Farming Short Course

Posted by Moss Dance on September 18, 2017

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The UBC Farm Workshops Series is pleased to announce our upcoming Ecological Farming Short Course: Sep 29-30. Learn about many aspects of Ecological Farming with seasoned farmers Helen Atthowe and Carl Rosato. Three workshops will be presented as a part of this Ecological Short Course: Orchard Eco-Organic Management with Carl Rosato Managing Ecological Relationships Instead of Crops: Strategies to Blend Food Production and Wild Places with Helen Atthowe and Carl Rosato Feeding the Soil: The Science and Practice of Soil Organic Matter Systems Management with Helen Atthowe Helen Atthowe & Carl Rosato, farmers with a combined 55+ years of  farming experience, are coming  from Oregon … Continue reading SEPT 29-30: UBC FARM – Ecological Farming Short Course

SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention

Posted by Moss Dance on September 18, 2017

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Do you want to get more involved in the politics surrounding our food system? Do you have a burning farm issue that needs attention? We invite you to attend the National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention which will be held Sunday September 24, 1:00pm – 6:00pm 2017 at Kwantlen Polytechnic  University – in the Melville Centre for Dialogue, Rooms  2550A and B, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, B.C. The Convention commences with registration on Sunday at 1 P.M. Registration fee is $5.00/person at the door, coffee and snacks included. Resolutions on current policy issues may be presented to this Convention and those passed will be forwarded to National Convention for debate … Continue reading SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention

From the Chilcotin B.C. Wildfire Front: A Rotational Grazer’s Story

Posted by Darcy Smith on September 13, 2017

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Farmers and ranchers are facing a summer of the fiercest B.C. wildfires on record. Many were forced to evacuate, and have lost animals, homes, and their livelihoods. Amongst the loss and devastation, we wanted to share an inspiring story from an off-the-grid rancher who managed to make it through. Thanks to Shanti Heywood for telling her story. Protecting my home was just something I had to do. People keep commenting on how brave I was – but I like to think everyone has some grit inside of them somewhere to fight when they have to. My heart goes out to … Continue reading From the Chilcotin B.C. Wildfire Front: A Rotational Grazer’s Story

SEPT 17: VICTORIA, BC – Lohbrunner Farm Tour and Land Stewardship Models for the Future

Posted by Moss Dance on September 12, 2017

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Join us at Lohbrunner Community Farm for a farm tour, discussion on cooperatively managing farmland, potluck, and a work party! Learn more about our unique model for stewarding land, and for farmers to gain access to farm land. During the farm tour, we will talk about this model—the land is held in trust by Farm Folk City Folk, managed by the Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op (LCFC). Farmland parcels are leased by individual farmers. After this tour and discussion we will share a potluck meal, and then get our hands dirty for an hour or two! Details of the work party TBA. WHEN: Sunday, September 17, … Continue reading SEPT 17: VICTORIA, BC – Lohbrunner Farm Tour and Land Stewardship Models for the Future

Sept 17: Coldstream, BC – Grassy Gnome Acres Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on September 12, 2017

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Join us for a farm tour and potluck at Grassy Gnome Acres in Coldstream, BC! We’ll get to check out their pasture raised and organic sheep, pigs, turkey, and chicken operation. Our farm tour and potlucks are a great way to connect with other farmers, gardeners, and farm curious folks of all ages! Please bring a dish to share at the potluck and your own beverage, plate and cutlery. WHEN: Sunday September 17th, 2017 – 3:30pm-7:30pm. Farm tour starts at 3:30pm Potluck begins at 5:00pm (held under cover in case of rain) WHERE: 5201 Reid Rd, Coldstream, British Columbia RSVP to the Facebook event … Continue reading Sept 17: Coldstream, BC – Grassy Gnome Acres Farm Tour & Potluck

Job: True North Heritage Hatchery, Armstrong, BC

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on September 12, 2017

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Job Description: Resident farm worker(s): Single person, couple or small family, available for flexible hours for half to full time work (seasonal). Farming experience or graduate of agricultural education program. Keen interest in heritage chickens: breeding them, selling them and the unique business we are growing. Mechanical, plumbing, electrical and construction skills, operation and maintenance of a skid steer and BCS tractor, familiar with common tools and equipment, good at fixing things and generally resourceful.  References for these things. Good health.  No allergies to animals, dust or common farm things.  Driver’s license with clean driving record. Assistance with office work, … Continue reading Job: True North Heritage Hatchery, Armstrong, BC

OPPORTUNITY: NORTH COWICHAN, BC: Mossy Banks Farm Partnership

Posted by Moss Dance on September 12, 2017

Mossy Banks Farm

Mossy Banks Farm, a Permaculture farm in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, is looking for an individual or couple interested in partnering with an experienced farmer in a potential “profit share” partnership. About Mossy Banks Farm Mossy Banks is a mixed farm with animals, gardens and food forests. To become profitable, it needs the help of dedicated workers who can help the farmer implement the latest in best intensive organic practices for the vegetable gardens, for example, while also working with the permaculture systems of animal husbandry and the food forests already in place. Always willing to experiment and try new … Continue reading OPPORTUNITY: NORTH COWICHAN, BC: Mossy Banks Farm Partnership