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Kootenays: Ravine Creek 2015 Farm Internship

Posted by Jennifer Cline on February 08, 2015

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RAVINE CREEK FARM IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR INTERNSHIP POSITION FOR 2015. Internship Position Ravine Creek Farm is looking for an intern for the 2015 growing season. We are a certified organic, family-run, mixed vegetable farm located in the South East interior, 40 mins from Nelson, BC. We sell our produce at the Nelson Farmer’s Market and through our CSA program, the farm continues to expand as demand consistently exceeds supply. We love to work with people who are passionate about food & farming. A positive attitude, great physical stamina, and a love of being outdoors are the most … Continue reading Kootenays: Ravine Creek 2015 Farm Internship

Olivier Labrie: Quinoa For Change Farm Season Update

Posted by Jennifer Cline on December 17, 2014

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The season is complete, it has been for some time here on the Island of Montréal. It is the end of a season’s story, but I realize it is just the beginning of something greater! Right now the soil is dormant, giving it a chance to rest and to rejuvenate. Soil micro-flora and -fauna activities slow into their cyclical stupor. This downtime is just as valuable to any farmer, as the body’s aches find time to heal (I know mine are!), and reflections regarding the season are processed in a meticulous and caring manner. The time for preparation was limited … Continue reading Olivier Labrie: Quinoa For Change Farm Season Update

Bethany Garden Apprenticeship Program, Antigonish NS

Posted by Jennifer Cline on December 17, 2014

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This program is a unique opportunity for someone to have access to land, resources, and experienced mentors as they start small-scale gardening. The Sisters of Saint Martha are the land-owners and program sponsors for the Bethany Garden Apprenticeship Program.  The purpose of the program is to provide the opportunity for an Apprentice Gardener to learn about small-scale gardening and the best practices for sustainable food production in an environmentally friendly and responsible manner. David and Jennifer Greenberg, the project managers and mentors, will develop a new garden site, set up infrastructure, and host workshops on topics relating to the garden … Continue reading Bethany Garden Apprenticeship Program, Antigonish NS

Four Paid Internships Positions for 2015: Abundant Acres Farm, Nova Scotia

Posted by Jennifer Cline on December 16, 2014

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Abundant Acres Farm is hiring four interns for the 2015 season. The main focus on the farm is growing vegetables for a 200 family CSA program plus selling at the Seaport Market in Halifax and several wholesale accounts. We also rotationally graze about ten cattle and care for 200 laying hens, tend young fruit trees and table grapes, cut firewood and engage in other homestead arts throughout the season. The internship positions begin in early April and continue until the end of November, 2015. We provide room and board, workman’s comp insurance, a week of vacation in mid-summer, a salary … Continue reading Four Paid Internships Positions for 2015: Abundant Acres Farm, Nova Scotia

BC Food Systems Network Job Posting: 2015 Gathering Coordinator

Posted by Jennifer Cline on November 12, 2014

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Job Posting: 2015 Gathering Coordinator The BC Food Systems Network is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person to coordinate our 17th annual Gathering, which will take place in the Prince George region from Thursday June 25 to Sunday June 28, 2015. The ideal candidate will:  • have experience in event planning, fundraising, managing large projects, and media outreach (including social media); • be able to multi-task and prioritize; • know how to develop and implement a communications plan that will help promote the Gathering and keep all stakeholders informed as time goes on; • have experience working within a non-profit … Continue reading BC Food Systems Network Job Posting: 2015 Gathering Coordinator

Nov 22: Growing Great Microgreens Workshop with Chris Thoreau

Posted by Jennifer Cline on November 01, 2014 3 Comments

Growing Great Greens

Microgreens are an amazing, small-space, intensive crop popular with restaurants, farmers markets and CSA boxes. They can be grown all year round as a great income supplement to your farm or as a business all on their own. And, of course, you could just grow them at home for yourself and your family! Join microgreens growing expert Chris Thoreau of the Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative, in cooperation with the Richmond Farm School, for this one-day comprehensive workshop on the art of growing microgreens. When: November 22, 2014; 9:00am – 4:00pm Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Richmond Campus Chris will cover all aspects of microgreens production including: Equipment and Infrastructure Selecting Soil … Continue reading Nov 22: Growing Great Microgreens Workshop with Chris Thoreau

Film at The Cultch: New Farms, Big Success!

Posted by Jennifer Cline on October 24, 2014

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New Farms, Big Success! New documentary featuring: Jean-Martin Fortier, Kristin Kimball, and Lauren Rathwell When: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 6pm, 7:30pm, and 9pm Where: The Cultch, 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC Price: $13 Trailer:  New Farms, Big Success presents three amazing, ecologically responsible farms in the USA and Canada. Their unique business plans eliminate the middle man, use sustainable methods and few fossil fuels and show a decent living can be made! This documentary provides critical information to develop an enduring, local food network in a time of climate change. This documentary includes the official point of view of … Continue reading Film at The Cultch: New Farms, Big Success!