Business Mentorship Network – Robin Sturley

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 02, 2015

Robin Sturley Market Stall

Name? Robin Sturley Where do you farm? Merville, Comox Valley, BC What do you farm? One acre of organic vegetables What type of business structure is your farm? I run a sole proprietorship, Green Arrow Farm, which is a member of the Merville Organics Growers Co-op (registered co-op in BC). What is your land tenure? I am leasing one acre of land on a farm that is also a member of Merville Organics. We are currently discussing the terms of the lease. By leasing on my co-worker’s farm it allows us to stay in tune with each other’s farming operations, as […]

Apprenticeship: Aurora Gardens, Nelson, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 28, 2015

Aurora Gardens View

Welcome to Aurora Gardens! They are looking for apprentices/ helpers from March 15 /April 1st and onwards until the end of November (weather dependent). They prefer Helpers who can stay for at least 8 weeks, though depending on needs and the time of year will consider a shorter stay. Aurora Gardens is a small organic market garden, providing vegetables, berries, herbs and edible flowers to a Local food Co-op, a retail farmers market, restaurants, and families in the Nelson area. The husband and wife have been running the market garden for 13 years and hosting Helpers for just as long. […]

JOB: West Enderby Farm Employee, Enderby, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 27, 2015

West Enderby Farm BC

West Enderby Farm is looking for an employee Mid-May to Mid-November 2015! We are a certified organic farm located on the edge of the small town of Enderby in the beautiful North Okanagan. We grow mainly carrots, beets, cabbage, and onions for retail and wholesale customers. The farm is owned and managed by Paddy Doherty and Elaine Spearing, both experienced organic growers. We have been steadily establishing this farm since 2011 and now have an opportunity for someone to join us full time, working alongside us and our existing part-time crew. This will be a full-time position with the opportunity […]

Land: Robson Valley Fresh! Farm for Rent

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 26, 2015

Robson Valley Fresh! Farms

Are you interested in off-grid living/farming but not ready to invest? Are you handy, sustainable and nature based? Robson Valley Fresh! Farms is a semi-remote paradise with access to endless recreation and located in an area with growing market demand. Looking  to rent the farm and house September 2015-June 2017. Open to earlier renters to farm this spring/summer. What: 112 acre off-grid farm/home for rent Where: 1hr W of Jasper AB, 3hrs N of Kamloops BC, and 20mins N of Valemount BC. House: Outback solar system with 16 solar panels and spring fed water give the 20X24′ 2 story home it’s […]

Kootenays: Crooked Horn Farm 2015 Internship

Posted by Laura Hannant on February 25, 2015

Crooked Horn

Learn the ins and outs of market gardening and small-scale farming and experience a stellar Kootenay summer! Crooked Horn Farm has an opportunity for 1 or 2 interns, preferably a couple, for the 2015 season, beginning mid-April until the end of October. This is a hands-on learning experience where you will gain skills in all aspects of our market gardening business, as well as various homesteading skills (canning, preserving, etc). We are a certified organic and veganic (no animal husbandry, plant-based fertility) vegetable and specialty mushroom farm located in Winlaw in the Slocan Valley, 45 km from Nelson BC. We […]

JOB: Rootdown Farm Field Staff, Pemberton, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 25, 2015

Rootdown Farm Field Staff-1

Postion: Farm Field Staff Location: Pemberton, BC Duration: May 4th‐October 30th, 2015. 40 hours/week; 5 days/week. Must be available to work till the end of the season. About Rootdown: We are a Certified Organic Farm nestled in the Pemberton Valley among the Coast Range mountains. We grow a variety of vegetables and raise pastured pigs. All our produce is locally sold in the Pemberton/Whistler communities through restaurants, retailers and a CSA harvest box program. We are committed to providing the finest of Pemberton produce and enjoy good food and hard work. Job Description: Our farm team is responsible for planting, weeding, […]

Delta Farm Tours! BC Young Farmers Outing

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 25, 2015

Cropthorne Farm - Delta Farm Tour

Like innovative farming? Join BCYF for their upcoming DELTA FARM TOURS, which will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015! This tour showcases some of the most progressive young farmer operations right in your backyard (and if Delta isn’t in your backyard…we’ll get you there for free). Come and meet other young farmers from around the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited, so make sure you email info@bcyf.ca to reserve your spot by March 1, 2015. Travelling from the Valley? They have a bus! Make sure to mention you would like […]

The National New Farmer Coalition needs you!

Posted by Ayla Fenton on February 24, 2015

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Originally posted at http://www.nfu.ca/blog/new-farmer-coalition-survey It should not come as a surprise that Canadian agriculture is facing a demographic crisis. In the 1930s, over thirty percent of the population was involved in food production. Today, farmers represent only 1.6 percent of the population and have an average age of 54. In 1991, the number of farmers in Canada under the age of 35 was 80,000 – now it is less than 25,000. The National New Farmer Coalition is a farmer-driven grassroots initiative created in 2014. Our aim is to promote government policies that will reverse these trends and allow new farmers to […]

INTERNSHIP: The BeetBox Market Garden, Buckingham, QC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 23, 2015

The BeetBox Field View

Position: Organic Farm Intern Type: full-time internship with accom., monthly stipend, more (see below) Organization: The BeetBox Market Garden http://thebeetbox.ca Location: Buckingham, Quebec About the Farm: Located 3 minutes from Buckingham, QC, The BeetBox (La Boîte à Bettes) is a burgeoning certified organic, small-scale, intensive market garden only 40km from Ottawa/Gatineau. In this second year since launching, we are expanding and hiring two farm interns. Both interns will be working alongside David Mazur-Goulet, The BeetBox’s owner and farmer. One intern will have room and board provided for while the other intern will commute to the farm by their own means. Interns’ monthly stipend will vary accordingly, […]

Decompte final pour l’evenement des jeunes cultivateurs de la region d’Ottawa-Outaouais

Posted by Julie Baribeau on February 20, 2015

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Crédit: Alex Chabot, Photo prise aux Jardins de la Grelinette M’sieurs-dames, Voici les détails finaux pour l’évènement des Young Agrarians (jeunes cultivateurs) jeudi prochain, le 26 février au deuxième étage de la Coop West End Well (969 rue Wellington Ouest, Ottawa). Si vous pourriez SVP confirmer votre présence au plus tard lundi le 23 février cela nous aidera à confirmer les nombres! Si vous inscrivez sur fb que vous allez y être, nous allons considérer ça comme un RSVP. C’est important pour que nous sachions si nous avons assez de place! Voici un aperçu de ce que nous avons spécialement planifié […]