Business Mentorship Network – Tristan & Aubyn Banwell

Posted by Kristen Nammour on May 25, 2015

Photographing the daily activities and farming lifestyle on Spray Creek Ranch located on Texas Creek Road, Lillooet

Name?  Tristan & Aubyn Banwell Where do you farm?  Spray Creek Ranch — in the rainshadow of the Coast Mountains, along the Mighty Fraser, in the Upper St’at’mic Territory, 15 km south of Lillooet, BC. What do you farm?  Soil.  We make money raising cattle, laying hens and meat chickens, but really we’re growing healthy, diverse pasture to build the soil. What type of business structure is your farm?  Spray Creek Ranch is a corporation we own in partnership with the land owners. What is your land tenure? We have a wonderful partnership with the land owners — we partnered … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Tristan & Aubyn Banwell

Apprenticeship: Ice Cap Organics, Pemberton BC!

Posted by Kristen Nammour on May 23, 2015

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Are you interested in starting your own organic vegetable farm? Want to learn the ins and outs from a successful organic vegetable farm? We are a family farm in our 7th year of growing vegetables in the Pemberton Valley selling through 100 weekly local CSA’s and to Vancouver Farmers Markets on weekends. We are managing 7 acres this year. We also have 12 pigs, 99 laying hens, and meat birds. There are 1-2 apprenticeship positions available, either a couple or a single. We offer room and board, a generous stipend, and all of our knowledge. Apprenticeship runs from May until … Continue reading Apprenticeship: Ice Cap Organics, Pemberton BC!

Farmers Pull Together! Vancouver, BC June 18 Potluck & Social

Posted by Sara Dent on May 22, 2015

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Young Agrarians and Fresh Roots are organizing a Farmers For Pull Together potluck and social! Join us to to support BC First Nations in their legal battles against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. Bring something delicious to share, tools to eat with, and a $ donation of any size to contribute. Join the event on Facebook and invite your friends! All are welcome:) WHERE: Fresh Roots Schoolyard Farm @ VanTech Secoundary School, 2600 East Broadway, east side of school beside tennis court WHEN: Thursday, June 18th, 2015, 5-8pm We are farmers calling on fellow farmers to support BC First Nations … Continue reading Farmers Pull Together! Vancouver, BC June 18 Potluck & Social

FoodFlicks: Spring Edition, Kelowna, BC – June 10, 2015

Posted by Kristen Nammour on May 21, 2015

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FoodFlicks: Spring Edition is a new event hosted by FarmFolk CityFolk, in partnership with Slow Food Okanagan and Okanagan College’s Culinary Foods Program. On June 10th join us to Celebrate the Bees – with honey-themed nibbles (from Culinary Arts Students), honey wine tastings (with Meadow Vista Honey Wines), a screening of the award-winning film ‘Queen of The Sun’ and a facilitated discussion to wrap up the night. Tickets are $20 and include food, wine tasting and the film. More details and online ticket sales at www.picatic.com/foodflicks BUY YOUR TICKET THIS WEEK! Anyone who buys a ticket before this Friday, May 22, at noon, … Continue reading FoodFlicks: Spring Edition, Kelowna, BC – June 10, 2015

Apprenticeship: Green Arrow Farm, Royston, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on May 12, 2015

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Apprenticeship: Green Arrow Farm, Royston, BC Green Arrow Farm is seeking a full-time farm apprentice from May to October. I grow a 1-acre market garden on a 30 acre-farm in Royston, BC. I share the property with another farm business, Umbella Farm. We’re both founding members of the recently established Merville Organics Growers Co-op in Courtenay (http://mervilleorganics.ca/), a group of five organic farms working together to market our produce, fruit, chicken, eggs and wild harvested foods. We believe co-operative growing and marketing is the future of sustainable agriculture! We supply a 60-share CSA, 3 farmers markets per week as well … Continue reading Apprenticeship: Green Arrow Farm, Royston, BC

May 17 – Apprentice Meetup! Four Seasons Farm, Maitland, NS

Posted by Bernard Soubry on May 05, 2015

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The Farm Apprentices and Workers Network is delighted and super-duper pleased to announce its first gathering on May 17, at Four Seasons Farm in Maitland, NS! What: Hügelbed Hootenany, Potluck and Farm Tour (Facebook event) When:  May 17, 2015 (Sunday), 11:00-15:00 Where: Four Seasons Farm, 8244 Hwy 215, Maitland, Nova Scotia (Map) What you should bring: Food (for the potluck), work clothes (for the workshop), and a hankering for some fun Join apprentices and farm workers from across the Maritimes for a fantastic day filled with food and glory as formidable farming duo Owen Roberts and Sina Wagner from Four Seasons Farm take … Continue reading May 17 – Apprentice Meetup! Four Seasons Farm, Maitland, NS

Software Tools for Small Farms

Posted by Kristen Nammour on May 01, 2015

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Software Tools for Small Farms By Chris Bodnar This article has been expanded from the original which was published in COABC’s BC Organic Grower, Volume 16, Number 3, Summer, 2013 Many organic farms have a special binder. The binder holds field records, crop plans, a multitude of to-do lists and miscellaneous notes. The binder is sacred; should it ever go missing, the following year’s organic inspection would be a nightmare. The farm’s operations depend on a bundle of papers that, with one drop in a mud puddle, could cause a lot of unnecessary stress. Whether your record keeping involves such a binder, … Continue reading Software Tools for Small Farms

JOB: P/T Farm Help, Square Root Farm, Central Saanich, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on April 30, 2015

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Square Root Farm is hiring one more part time team-member to round out our crew this year. Our farm is entering it’s 10th season of production on our two-acre field just north of Victoria in Central Saanich. We are certified-organic and much of our growing techniques are adapted to our small farm footprint, which means most of the work is done by hand with care and precision.  Harvesting, weeding and planting are all done by hand, but we use tractors and other small equipment for the heaviest jobs like soil cultivation. Our farm is small, but we concentrate on efficient … Continue reading JOB: P/T Farm Help, Square Root Farm, Central Saanich, BC

Let’s Hangout, Eat, and Make Music Together

Posted by Julie Baribeau on April 28, 2015

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Hey friends, let’s hangout some more! We’re gonna eat and chat and sing and make beautiful springtime melodies together at the West End Well in Ottawa May 10th at 5:30pm. Check out the Facebook event. Salut la gang, on veut se revoir! On va manger et jaser et chanter et créer des belles mélodies printanières ensemble au West End Well à Ottawa le 10 mai à 17:30. Voir l’évènement sur Facebook. Bring some food to share and whatever acoustic instruments you want (shakers and spoons count!). Our friend Norah Erickson will be leading a bit of a song circle at … Continue reading Let’s Hangout, Eat, and Make Music Together

JOB: Tasting Room Sales Associate, Twisted Hills Craft Cider, Cawston, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on April 22, 2015

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Job Title: Part Time Tasting Room Sales Associate (POSITION FILLED) Establishment: Twisted Hills Craft Cider, Cawston, BC Job Description: We are a small craft cidery seeking friendly, energetic part time help in our tasting room for 4 days per week from June 11 to September 26, 2015. A new team member will be expected to possess strong people skills and present our ciders in a relaxed style all while exceeding customer expectations. Working Hours: 1100am – 530pm Wage: Negotiable Upon Experience Roles & Responsibilities: Pouring cider to guests in the tasting room Encouraging the sale of cider Strong People Skills Execution of opening … Continue reading JOB: Tasting Room Sales Associate, Twisted Hills Craft Cider, Cawston, BC