JULY 27: HALKIRK, AB – Native Prairie Plant Identification

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 26, 2017

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Lazy T Farm is hosting an evening with Karin Lindquist, forage and beef specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. The evening will include a pasture walk and Karen will lead the group in plant ID through Lazy T’s native prairie pastures.  For directions and to let us know you are coming, email alberta@youngagrarians.org 

JULY 12: DUNCAN, BC – Kale Breeding Workshop with FarmFolk CityFolk

Posted by Moss Dance on June 23, 2017

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FarmFolk CityFolk is pleased to welcome Laurie McKenzie of the Organic Seed Alliance to Vancouver Island for a kale breeding workshop! Kale is a popular crop in BC and a great candidate for breeding and seed production. Although the principles we will cover in this kale breeding workshop apply to all kale varieties, we will be working closely with Dazzling Blue from Frank Morton at Wild Garden Seeds in Oregon. Dazzling Blue was one of the Lacinato varieties in the 2016 BC Seed Trials—and it had the best survival rate after our cold winter! It has a unique purple stem and blue-green leaves, … Continue reading JULY 12: DUNCAN, BC – Kale Breeding Workshop with FarmFolk CityFolk

JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community Farm Intern

Posted by Moss Dance on June 22, 2017

Cowichan Green Community

Want to work with an exciting environmental and food security organization in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, BC? Cowichan Green Community has a farm intern position opening! About Cowichan Green Community The Cowichan Green Community is a not-for-profit, community based environmental and food-security organisation in Duncan, BC. Our food security projects include the creation of food policy documents such as the Cowichan Food Charter and the Cowichan Food Security Plan, projects like Kin Park Youth Urban Farm, FruitSave – a fruit gleaning project – the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Farm Food Map, and community gardens. The Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm is … Continue reading JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community Farm Intern

Tamara Ranch Tour Recap & Announcement of the Winners of the Grazing Olympics!

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 20, 2017

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Tamara Ranch is an amazing hub for those wanting to nerd out on gardening and grazing! Home to Prairie Pastured Gold Meats, Field to Fork Pasture Poultry and Steel Pony Farms we had a jam-packed tour with these amazing farmers. “I like to describe a garden tour like coming to a party. If you come and tour it in the late fall, its a bit like coming to the party at 2am when things are winding down and you’re crawling over sleepy people to find a place to sit and can scarcely find a beer around. When you come in June, its like coming … Continue reading Tamara Ranch Tour Recap & Announcement of the Winners of the Grazing Olympics!

SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES: Natural Building with Dreamweavers Collective

Posted by Darcy Smith on June 16, 2017

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COB OVEN WORKSHOP JUNE 24th – 25th 2017 SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC 200$/person Spend two days getting your hands dirty while learning the basics of cob, natural building, and how to build a traditional, earthen, wood fired oven! Covering both technique and theory, you will walk away with the confidence and inspiration to take on your own natural building project. We will also go over various principles of heat and fire, including rocket stoves, and simple earthen stoves you can make while camping. The workshop will be taking place at a beautiful farm near Ganges. A great opportunity to spend a weekend … Continue reading SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES: Natural Building with Dreamweavers Collective

FARM JOB: COBBLE HILL, BC – Lockwood Farms – Farm Labourer

Posted by Moss Dance on June 16, 2017

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Lockwood Farms is looking to hire a strapping lad or lass who knows how to swing an axe! We’re looking for that ‘farm kid’, who gets dirty to get a job done. The work will include, but is not limited to: seeding, weeding, planting, constructing crop supports and covers, installing irrigation, tractor driving, ploughing, rototilling, light excavation, cleaning and organizing work areas, mucking out, power washing and disinfecting, feeding chickens, installing chicken equipment, collecting eggs, following and implementing bio-security measures, harvesting, prepping for market, egg washing and grading, and serving customers who arrive on the farm. 40hrs a week. Desired … Continue reading FARM JOB: COBBLE HILL, BC – Lockwood Farms – Farm Labourer

JULY 9: VANCOUVER, BC – Integrated Pest Management Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on June 16, 2017

Integrated Pest Management Workshop

Integrated Pest Management Workshop | Presented by Vancouver Urban Farming Society & Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) July 9th, 2017  |  1:00 to 2:30 pm  |  Fresh Roots Urban Farm, Vancouver  |  $10 Explore pests on the farm and get practical tips on improving your pest management! Kiara Jack of E.S. Cropconsult will lead an in-field lesson on common pests, the importance of plant diversity, and organic pest control options. Participants will get hands-on experience with identifying garden insects and diseases and monitoring techniques. Location We’ll be using one of the Fresh Roots Urban Farm locations in Vancouver as our … Continue reading JULY 9: VANCOUVER, BC – Integrated Pest Management Workshop

JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fruit Pick Leader, Vancouver Fruit Tree Project

Posted by Moss Dance on June 15, 2017

Vancouver Fruit Tree Project

The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project (VFTP) is seeking a fruit pick leader with a passion for food security and community building! This position is being funded by Canada Summer Jobs. To be eligible for this position, you must be between 15 and 30 years of age on the start date of the job. You also must have been a full-time student during the previous academic year and be intending to return to full-time studies in the next academic year. You also must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Position … Continue reading JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fruit Pick Leader, Vancouver Fruit Tree Project

APPRENTICESHIP: Port Alberni, BC – Farm Manager Apprentice, Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on June 15, 2017

Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

Position: Apprentice Farm Manager, Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm Location: Alberni Valley, Vancouver Island About Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm Avalon Farm is a 22 acre farm, with 1.5 acre certified organic blueberries, 5 acre hay field, large organic gardens; seeking a long term farm manager to allow the owners to ease into retirement. Accommodation is available year round, and the property has several acres of land that could be used for additional farming operations for the successful candidate if desired. It is intended that 2017 provide an apprenticeship and training opportunity, with full farm management undertaken in 2018. Accommodation is available in … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Port Alberni, BC – Farm Manager Apprentice, Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

JULY 2: VANCOUVER, BC – Body Mechanics for Farmers Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on June 14, 2017

Body Mechanics for Farmers

Body Mechanics for Farmers Workshop – Presented by Vancouver Urban Farming Society July 2nd, 2017  |  2:00 to 4:00 pm  |  Strathcona Park, Vancouver  |  $10 As a farmer, your body is your most important tool! It is a body that has an indispensable task, to work the land and bring food to the community, family and self. Join physiotherapist Nam Do for a class on proper body mechanics, tool use, and avoiding injury to keep you and your body farming with pleasure for a long time. This workshop is open to all. Location We’ll be meeting at the entrance … Continue reading JULY 2: VANCOUVER, BC – Body Mechanics for Farmers Workshop