The Garden on Salt Spring Island is hosting a specialized workshop on October 26-28: Pushing the Limits with Energy Efficient Greenhouse Design Grow avocados and oranges in Canada? Why not! The workshop is designed to transfer knowledge and skills required to create a healthy and manageable growing environment, whether small or large, heated or unheated. We touch on the following topics using examples from ‘The Garden’ : Nutrient cycling (recovering nutrient from organic waste) anaerobic digestion (AD), compost and vermiculture. Growing sub-tropicals in Canada Greenhouse environment, venting and heating systems Healthy organic soils, hydroponics and digeponics Integrated Pest Management Rainwater catchment and … Continue reading OCT 26-28: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Efficient Greenhouse Design Workshop
Hancock House Publishers & The Hancock Nature Farms are needing a part-time general labourer to help with weekly maintenance, organizing, cleanup and construction on as needed basis. Hours are flexible to fit pre-existing schedules, in return, we simply request that your schedule is predictable. ABOUT HANCOCK NATURE FARMS We operate a small 5 acre publishing company and farm operation/ wildlife center. We strive to operate a low impact, sustainable farm operation in the Hazelmere valley. DESIRED QUALITIES Required Skills & Experience include: Experience in construction, framing or other related work Experience running tractors, forklifts or other heavy machinery Must be able … Continue reading JOB: SURREY, BC – Hancock Nature Farms, General Farm Hand & Labourer
Do you have an interest ecological agriculture & greenhouse production?Join the team at Ignatius Farm in Guelph, Ontario this season! ABOUT IGNATIUS FARM Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers markets, local businesses and service agencies. The Farm’s programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and several annual community events. The Indoor Production Associate will grow and market seedlings, microgreens, in-ground greenhouse crops as well as field crops. The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) is a not for profit charity situated on 600 acres of woodlands, wetlands and farmland … Continue reading FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Indoor Production Associate
Root Radical CSA is hiring an organic farm worker for the 2018 season! Learn about farming, work hard outside and eat delicious veggies this summer on Howe Island! ABOUT ROOT RADICAL CSA Root Radical Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is a successful small organic farm growing a diversity of vegetables. Entering our 12th season, we sell our vegetables through the CSA model to about 250 households in Kingston and on Howe Island. We are known for our high-quality great-tasting vegetables, our friendly organized and accommodating customer service, and the environmental education opportunities offered to our community. In the garden, most work … Continue reading FARM JOB: KINGSTON, ON – Root Radical CSA Organic Farm Worker
WAGE SUBSIDY OPPORTUNITIES FOR FARMS Are you a farm looking for a wage subsidy to hire labour? Here are four federally funded programs to consider in 2018. For a youth to qualify to be hired using one of these programs, they cannot be accessing a wage subsidy through another federally funded program. This is a one wage subsidy program per employee opportunity. CANADA GREEN CORPS Canada Green Corps (CGC) is UNA-Canada’s new innovative youth employment programme designed to bridge 150 talented, yet un-and-underemployed, Canadian youth to meaningful employment to ignite Canada’s green economy. CGC participants will undertake four to six-month work-integrated … Continue reading Wage Subsidy Programs Available!
Looking for a part time farm job on southern Vancouver Island? Wind Whipped Farm in Metchosin is looking for a farm hand! ABOUT WIND WHIPPED FARM Wind Whipped Farm is based in Metchosin, BC. Wind Whipped Farm focuses on producing mixed vegetables and herbs (certified organic) known to be productive and profitable in small spaces, as well as mixed fruits including strawberries, apples, pears and plums. All vegetables are marketed through the Local Food Box Program. The Local Food Box is a multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that brings together Metchosin farmers to share a customer base and offer program … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Farm Hand, Wind Whipped Farm
Join Aaron and family at Morgan Creek Farm in Nanaimo, BC for a tour of their emerging farm, lend a hand to help, and bring a dish to share for a potluck! WHEN: April 15, from 1:00PM – 4:00PM WHERE: Morgan Creek Farm, 2377 East Wellington Road, Nanaimo, BC ABOUT THE FARM My wife, two daughters and I have lived in Nanaimo for over 8 years and have fallen in love with this area of town. Two years ago we bought a 7 acre run-down horse ranch (ALR) with neglected pasture, two massive apple trees and hay field. There’s a BIG barn … Continue reading APRIL 15: NANAIMO, BC: Morgan Creek Farm Tour, Work Party & Potluck!
Looking for a farm job in Vancouver? Check out these farm educator positions at Southlands Heritage Farm! WEEKEND FARM EDUCATOR Overview: Our new farm educator will work together with the rest of the team to create an awesome and fun one of a kind farm education facility! We are looking for someone who has both the soul of an outdoor educator and the soul of a farmer! Our ideal candidate is passionate and has experience in teaching and working with children in the outdoors. She or he is also fascinated by farming, healthy food systems, nature conservation and/or the outdoors. … Continue reading FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER, BC – Southlands Heritage Farm
Become a part of a flourishing spiritual community at Yasodhara Ashram this summer as part of the Garden or Preserving Kitchen Learning Residency! ABOUT YASODHARA ASHRAM At the Ashram we have 1.5 acres of mixed vegetable market gardening, with a further 2 acres of established orchard growing a number of heirloom varieties. Emphasis is placed on organic full cycle food production, from soil amendment and bed preparation to crop rotation, succession and companion planting. We follow permaculture principles and practice composting, seed saving, beekeeping, and more. We use a 1,000 square foot mobile hoop house to support a three to … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: KOOTENAY BAY, BC – Yasodhara Ashram
In this two-day workshop Jean Martin (JM) will show you the many tools to his success, including both physical techniques and management practices that enliven his agro-ecological approach to market gardening. He will use a combination of slides, lectures, and interactive dialogue. JM will uncover the process of creating Les Jardins de la Grelinette, his acclaimed micro-farm in Québec, Canada where he actively uses 1.5 acres cultivated in permanent beds, grossing than $100,000 per acre with operating margins of about 60 percent. He will also include details about the development of Ferme des Quatre-Temps, an educational project designed to demonstrate what the … Continue reading APR 28-29: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Seminar with Jean-Martin Fortier at Bullock Lake Farm