FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Lead Farmer, Field House Farms

Posted by Moss Dance on October 17, 2018

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Field House Farms is a multi-faceted farming project in Abbotsford, BC. They are looking for a Lead Farmer to manage their farm! ABOUT FIELD HOUSE FARMS Field House Brewing is an award winning craft brewery in Abbotsford. We have started a farm with the goal of growing produce to input into our beer and food program. For the 2018 season, We partnered with 3 different farm partners to lease local ALR land. JJ Mills was our boutique herb, hops, and berry farm on 0.25 acres in East Chilliwack. Maple Lanes was our 0.5 acre produce farm in Abbotsford growing our … Continue reading FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Lead Farmer, Field House Farms

Farmer Podcast Club: Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind”

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 16, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind” – “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg”, In Conversation with Tamar Haspel Oct. 9, 2018 On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Washington Post columnist and James Beard Award–winning writer Tamar Haspel talks about the uncomfortable public discourse that inspires her unconventional writing. “We should try to get more comfortable with discomfort. If we’re talking about an issue on the ground, about agriculture, about feeding people, why should that be uncomfortable? It should be productive, it should be interesting. But it … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind”

Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 16, 2018

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Are you overwhelmed & paralyzed by the complexity of designing & managing land in a way that is ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient, & actually enjoyable? Join us for a 1.5 hour online webinar that will discuss the 5 steps that primary producers and homesteaders should take in order to design and implement the property of their dreams. At the end of the webinar, we will talk about the 6-day Holistic Land Design course that we are hosting with PCBFA , the County of Grand Prairie, and the MD of Greenview. Make sure to bring any questions you have … Continue reading Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

NOV 29: NELSON, BC – FABx Columbia Basin Food & Buyers Expo

Posted by Moss Dance on October 15, 2018

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FABx is dedicated to helping local food businesses grow! The Expo brings together producers, processors (caterers, restauranteurs, value-added businesses), distributors and purchasers. FABx AT A GLANCE WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WHERE: Nelson, BC WHO: Basin food growers and producers, retailers, restaurateurs, caterers, distributors and wholesalers  interested in purchasing Basin products The event includes: Workshops Networking lunch featuring local food suppliers Vendor expo and discussions with food industry experts FABx WORKSHOPS Sales & Distribution – Who to sell to, who to distribute with, how to represent your product. The Path from Farm to Table – Local food restaurants and schools … Continue reading NOV 29: NELSON, BC – FABx Columbia Basin Food & Buyers Expo

Our new Central B.C. Coordinator is looking for your input!

Posted by Sara Dent on October 14, 2018

MEET YOUR CENTRAL B.C. COORDINATOR: Robin Hunt is a market gardener from the Cariboo Region of B.C. She is excited to join the Young Agrarians team and work with farmers around the region. She currently farms with her husband Johan Bos at Big Rock Ranch in Buffalo Creek, B.C. Here they raise free range heritage chickens rotationally on pasture, run a mixed fruit/vegetable market garden and tiny home B&B, with a large focus on animal welfare and soil health. They feel strongly about building community, their local economy and supporting it by investing locally. Questions? Get in touch with Robin here:  centralbc@youngagrarians.org WILLIAMS LAKE … Continue reading Our new Central B.C. Coordinator is looking for your input!

Regeneration Canada

Posted by Moss Dance on October 10, 2018

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Regeneration Canada is a new non-profit organization seeking to catalyze a paradigm change in Canada towards regenerative agriculture and land management.  It was born following the Living Soils Symposium, which took place in Montreal in October 2017 in Montreal. Young Agrarians is proud to be a member of Regeneration Canada.  Representatives from international soil and climate initiatives gathered with farmers, researchers, students, and committed consumers at that event and left inspired to take action. The organizers decided to continue to grow the movement beyond simply organizing the one annual event and to rally the many pioneering individuals and organizations who … Continue reading Regeneration Canada

Farmer Podcast Club: Chris Eyer – Montana’s Mindful Mule Packer

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 10, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Chris Eyer – Montana’s Mindful Mule Packer – Mountain & Prairie Released May 7, 2018 Chris Eyer is a true Western polymath. He is probably best known for his work as a mule packer, in which he uses mules to transport supplies into some of Montana’s most remote wilderness areas—he documents the adventures on his extremely popular Instagram account @muledragger. But as you’ll hear in our conversation, mule packing only scratches the surface—Chris is an experienced mountaineer and climber, a former US Marine, a practicing Buddhist, a leather craftsman, and a … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Chris Eyer – Montana’s Mindful Mule Packer

JOB: Young Agrarians Central Alberta Coordinator

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 10, 2018

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Young Agrarians Central Alberta Regional Coordinator Organic Alberta is looking for an outgoing, self-motivated, highly organized person to join our team as a Young Agrarians (YA) Regional Coordinator. Young Agrarians is a program of Organic Alberta and has been formally delivered in the province since January 2016. The mission of this program is to “grow the next generation of ecological farmers in Alberta.” The YA Regional Coordinator will work to support programming in the Central Alberta region including Young Agrarians farm tours and potlucks and the Central Alberta Winter Mixer. This position will also be responsible for building partnerships with … Continue reading JOB: Young Agrarians Central Alberta Coordinator

Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 09, 2018

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Are you overwhelmed & paralyzed by the complexity of designing & managing land in a way that is ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient, & actually enjoyable? Join us for a 1.5 hour online webinar that will discuss the 5 steps that primary producers and homesteaders should take in order to design and implement the property of their dreams. At the end of the webinar, we will talk about the 6-day Holistic Land Design course that we are hosting with PCBFA and the County of Grand Prairie. Make sure to bring any questions you have about your own land design … Continue reading Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Oct 27: Camrose, AB – Spirit of the Land Conference

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 09, 2018

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7th Annual Spirit of the Land Conference The conference will examine ‘storytelling’ and the links between place, space, and the stories we tell and share. The conference program includes: Alice Major, writer of 12 collections of poetry, and first poet laureate of Edmonton David A. Robertson, graphic novelist and writer and member of Norway House Cree Nations Tenille K. Campbell,  Dene and Métis poet and photographer from English River First Nation Learn more about speakers and the program, here. Click here for the poster. Date: 10:00am – 3:30pm on October 27, 2018 Location: Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta in Camrose Register: Click here … Continue reading Oct 27: Camrose, AB – Spirit of the Land Conference