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Young Agrarians Mixer in Port Alberni opens the Island Agriculture Show with farmers and friends social!

Posted by Sara Dent on January 11, 2017

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At this year’s annual Island Agriculture Show, the Alberni-Clayquot Regional District is coordinating a Young Agrarians Mixer. All welcome! Farmers, food lovers & friends of all ages, please join us for networking and food sharing on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017, 5:30 pm. Young Agrarians BC Coordinator, Sara Dent, will facilitate an opening networking session. There will be a light dinner provided. Please bring a dessert or snack to share! Pre-register at: www.iasshow.ca. Tickets by suggested donation $5. The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is within the traditional territory of ten First Nations. The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is a federation consisting of member Municipalities; Port Alberni, Tofino, … Continue reading Young Agrarians Mixer in Port Alberni opens the Island Agriculture Show with farmers and friends social!

Thoughts on the Organic-Farm-Apprenticeship Paradigm: current state and potential shifts

Posted by Sara Dent on November 13, 2015 2 Comments

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Article written by Olivier Labrie I remember desperately looking to find a way to get my hands in rich organic soil during a six month search for any type of apprenticeship opportunity that involved organic farming. That was almost three years ago. At the time, I was working on my second bachelor’s degree in Ecological Agriculture, and wanted to get outside of the classroom to find hands-on work in the field. Finally, I stumbled upon an opportunity through a friend of a friend. The following week I found myself totally immersed and unprepared in an unusually hot Quebec start to … Continue reading Thoughts on the Organic-Farm-Apprenticeship Paradigm: current state and potential shifts

6th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum, AGM & Social

Posted by Sara Dent on November 05, 2015

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The Vancouver Urban Farming Society (VUFS) is delighted to announce our 6th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum, AGM & Social on November 21 at the Creekside Community Centre. The annual forum is an opportunity for urban farmers from across the region, policymakers, food security advocates, urban agriculture enthusiasts, members of the public, and all others with an interest and involvement in urban farming to come together. There will be a diversity of workshops, presentations, and panels on urban farming related topics. WHEN: November 21, 2015 Forum 8:30AM-4:30PM –  Full Program Schedule Here AGM 12:30PM-1:30PM Social 5:00PM WHERE: Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1, Canada … Continue reading 6th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum, AGM & Social

A Head Start for New Farmers in the Central Okanagan

Posted by Sara Dent on September 04, 2015

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A new opportunity is on the horizon for those interested in farming  but who currently face obstacles. The Central Okanagan Community Farm Society is exploring the concept of starting incubator farms for new farmers. An incubator farm provides a new farmer with affordable access to a small plot of land, limited equipment, and mentorship from experienced farmers in order to teach the skills necessary for faming as an independent business venture. The land would be available for 1-3 years and would assist new farmers in gaining all the skills required to transition onto their own land. Does this sound like … Continue reading A Head Start for New Farmers in the Central Okanagan

We Heart Local Awards

Posted by Sara Dent on September 01, 2015

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Let’s hear it for local: it’s time for the We Heart Local Awards! Get ready to show your favourite local food producer a little love: it’s time for the third annual We ♥ Local Awards! For the last three years, this people’s choice awards has highlighted the most popular food and agriculture businesses and organizations across the province. Your vote helps support the local economy, spread the word about why local is better…and it also tells your favourites- in a very concrete way- how important they are to your community. If you want to support your local butcher, baker, or ice … Continue reading We Heart Local Awards

JULY 18: Fresh Valley Farms Annual Young Agrarians Mixer!

Posted by Sara Dent on July 02, 2015

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July 18, 2015: Join us for a relaxed evening of friends, food and fun on this beautiful forested farm that specializes in grass-fed, naturally raised, GMO free meat. Dinner will be provided this year thanks to local sponsors: Askews Foods, Rancho Vignola and Fresh Valley Farms, we’re having a Mexican fiesta. Don’t worry about bringing anything, but if you must, you could bring the best fruit you can find that is in season. We will put them all into a giant fresh fruit salad for desert. Please bring a donation to contribute so we can cover any cash costs. Any … Continue reading JULY 18: Fresh Valley Farms Annual Young Agrarians Mixer!

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

Posted by Sara Dent on June 15, 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

MAR 27 Young Agrarians & NFU Youth BARN MIXER – Wakefield, Quebec

Posted by Sara Dent on March 27, 2015

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Version français a suivre:) Join Young Agrarians and National Farmers Union of Canada Youth in Wakefield, QC for an evening of networking, food and fun! GET INSPIRED by hearing about the work of young farmer coalitions in Canada and south of the border. Please join this event on Facebook and help us get the word out by inviting your people! Sophie Ackoff, Field Director for the National Young Farmers Coalition, will be speaking to to us about their  grassroots campaign to mobilize and empower young farmers across the United States, and how they have managed to successfully impact American agricultural … Continue reading MAR 27 Young Agrarians & NFU Youth BARN MIXER – Wakefield, Quebec

ROCK STAR FARMER TOUR WITH CURTIS STONE: Seattle, Feb 14 & Langley, Feb 21

Posted by Sara Dent on February 06, 2015 1 Comment

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Profitable (urban) Farming On Less Than An Acre – Workshops in Seattle, WA & Langley, BC! SEATTLE: Saturday, February 14, 2015: 9am-5pm, Cost $75 – Click Here for Workshop Tickets Location: Phinney Community Center – Brick Building, 6615 Dayton Ave. North, Seattle, WA, 98103 In true Young Agrarians style, please bring a potluck dish to share and tools to eat with. Thank you to our Awesome Community Partners: Seattle Tilth, City Grown Seattle, and Tilth Producers of Washington. LANGLEY: Saturday, February 21, 2015: 10am-6pm, Cost $75 – Click Here for Workshop Tickets Location: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Auditorium, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC In true Young … Continue reading ROCK STAR FARMER TOUR WITH CURTIS STONE: Seattle, Feb 14 & Langley, Feb 21

Feb 22: Land Linking Workshop & Potuck Social – Langley, BC

Posted by Sara Dent on January 20, 2015 1 Comment

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Hosted by Young Agrarians in partnership with the Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation: Want Land? Got Land? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We Want You! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. If lucky, you may meet your future farmer, or find the right owner with a great piece of land to farm on! 1pm-6pm Land Linking Workshop – Network, Talk Farm Business & Organizational Models, Leases & Licenses, Succession Planning 6pm-8pm Potluck & Social – Foodies & Farm Lovers: Join us for an evening of … Continue reading Feb 22: Land Linking Workshop & Potuck Social – Langley, BC