All posts by Moss Dance

FARM JOB: HUNTSVILLE, ONTARIO – The Spring Farm Muskoka Ltd. – Farm Manager

Posted by Moss Dance on March 24, 2017

The Spring Farm Muskoka Ltd

The Spring Farm is a small-scale farm situated in downtown Huntsville, Ontario that uses 100% natural and organic methods to provide locally grown vegetables. We raise turkey, chicken and sell farm fresh eggs. The farm is located only five kilometres from downtown Huntsville, making our product truly local. With the popular demand for local, organic food, The Spring Farm is growing quickly. We grow and supply fresh vegetables and unique varieties of microgreens  to a number of local restaurants and retail stores across Muskoka. We also provide workshops and education to our community, school groups and even inmates on how … Continue reading FARM JOB: HUNTSVILLE, ONTARIO – The Spring Farm Muskoka Ltd. – Farm Manager

FARM JOB: Blue House Organics Farm Manager – Pemberton, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on March 17, 2017

Blue House Organics Farm Manager

Are you an experienced organic farmer looking for a challenge? Help start up a brand new farm in Pemberton as the Blue House Organics Farm Manager! Blue House Organics is a start-up farm, and is seeking a Farm Manager that can prepare a crop plan, marketing plan and execute a business plan with the help of Farm Workers on 18 acres. The idea is to grow vegetables and fruit trees, garlic, etc.  We are aiming for organic certification—and we can accomplish it in 18 months. We offer a competitive salary, bonus and profit-sharing program plus living accommodations and team work spirit. Qualifications/Desirables … Continue reading FARM JOB: Blue House Organics Farm Manager – Pemberton, BC

APRIL 5: BRANTFORD, ON – Tools for Protecting Farmland Forum

Posted by Moss Dance on March 16, 2017

Tools for Protecting Farmland

Attention new farmers, retiring farmers, and organizations that support the protection of farmland and access to land for new farmers: Join us to learn about Tools for Protecting Farmland, a speakers panel followed by working round table discussion about innovative and effective ways to fund and protect farmland in Ontario. This forum will be hosted by Sustainable Brant, rare Charitable Research Reserve, and Langford Conservancy Speakers to include: Wally Seccombe, formerly of Everdale Farm; Dan Naccarato, New and Young Farmers; Scott Hughes, Capacity Build; Tom Woodcock, rare Charitable Research Reserve; Kathryn Enders, Ontario Farmland Trust; and Erin Shapiro, Ontario Greenbelt Alliance. Topics to be covered: … Continue reading APRIL 5: BRANTFORD, ON – Tools for Protecting Farmland Forum

Getting Together: Reflections on the 4th Vancouver Island Winter Mixer

Posted by Moss Dance on March 06, 2017

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A review of the Fourth Vancouver Island Winter Mixer, written by Young Agrarians Vancouver Island Coordinator Moss Dance On the morning of Saturday, January 28, I was sitting in a circle of over 100 farmers and friends in Quw’utsun Territory on beautiful Shawnigan Lake at the 4th Vancouver Island Winter Mixer. In the centre of that circle, three inspiring Quw’utsun land and food activists were singing us a welcome. Ron & Deb George and their nephew Joe Akerman taught us to sing a Quw’utsun song, and soon enough, we were all standing up singing together. This powerful moment grounded my experience of this … Continue reading Getting Together: Reflections on the 4th Vancouver Island Winter Mixer

FARM JOB: Farm Hand(s) at Manna Farm – Cowichan Valley, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on March 06, 2017

Manna Farm

About Manna Farm Manna Farm is located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, providing a year round, full diet, free choice CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) program. We currently produce organic vegetables, fruit, seeds, nuts, grains, beans, eggs, meat birds (chicken and turkey), and Big Leaf maple syrup. We hope to include organic mushrooms, pork, and grass-fed beef and dairy in the near future. We believe each component of our farm contributes to each other and aim for a closed circle operation.  We grow for our CSA members, our local Farmers’ Market and for select local grocers and restaurants. Owned … Continue reading FARM JOB: Farm Hand(s) at Manna Farm – Cowichan Valley, BC

APPRENTICESHIP: Saanich, BC – 10 Acres Farm – POSITION FILLED!

Posted by Moss Dance on March 04, 2017

10 Acres Farm

*** This position is now filled!  For other farm apprenticeship opportunities, please see our farm job blog. *** 10 Acres Farm is seeking one highly motivated, positive, hardy apprentice to help our farm team with all aspects of field-to-table food raising on this unique restaurant-owned, transitional to organic farm. The Farm  A 10 acre mixed veggie-fruit-livestock farm located on the Saanich peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC. The small orchard includes plums, cherries, quinces, figs, persimmons, lemons, limes, apples, pears, nectarines, peaches, and apricots. There are also table grapes, black currants, blueberries, marionberries, loganberries, kiwis, strawberries and raspberries. The livestock plan for … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Saanich, BC – 10 Acres Farm – POSITION FILLED!

FARM INTERNSHIP: Amara Farm, Courtenay, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on March 01, 2017

Amara Farm Internship

Learn about all aspects of organic vegetable production with this farm internship at Amara Farm. About Amara Farm Amara Farm is a 26 acre certified organic farm located about 6 km north of Courtenay, BC. We have two cleared fields surrounded by a buffer of forest. We grow vegetables on one acre and have one acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick. We utilize five hoop houses for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. We keep a small flock of laying hens for eggs. Our produce is sold through a 120 share CSA, at farmers market, and … Continue reading FARM INTERNSHIP: Amara Farm, Courtenay, BC

March 4: AGASSIZ, BC – New Farm Start-Up Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on February 28, 2017

Agassiz farm workshop

The New Farm Start-Up workshop is a great learning opportunity for those who are thinking of a career in farming.  There will be a workshop hosted by the District of Kent (Agassiz) on March 4th, at 7170 Cheam Avenue. If you are wanting to farm you may want to consider locating in Agassiz. The community has many attributes that make it a very good place to start a farm, including somewhat lower land prices, excellent water resources and very good soil. In addition, the climate in Agassiz tends to be quite warm in the summer.  In short, the growing conditions in Agassiz … Continue reading March 4: AGASSIZ, BC – New Farm Start-Up Workshop

RESIDENCY: Kootenay Bay, BC – Yasodhara Ashram Food Flow

Posted by Moss Dance on February 27, 2017

Yasodhara Ashram

The Yasodhara Ashram Food Flow Learning Residencies are a unique opportunity to broaden and deepen your understanding of organic sustainable agriculture, food preservation and local food sourcing. Expand your organic food production skills as you learn the practice of Karma Yoga, or selfless service, an essential part of life at Yasodhara Ashram. Food production Learning Residencies available at the Ashram this growing season include Garden, Preserving Kitchen and Food Systems. Located in the rural community of Kootenay Bay, these full-time, 6-8 month Learning Residencies provides hands-on experience in the full cycle of food production, procuring and preserving food from the … Continue reading RESIDENCY: Kootenay Bay, BC – Yasodhara Ashram Food Flow

JOB: Amir Project Fellowship – across North America

Posted by Moss Dance on February 24, 2017

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Become an Amir Farmer! Educate hundreds of campers using a garden you create Use Amir’s social justice curriculum to inspire youth to serve others Join a Generation of Farmers; our network of 100+ alumni have gone on to pursue justice in education, climate change, and more Amir is seeking young adults with a passion for education and social justice activism for its summer Fellowship. Amir Farmers run educational programming at one of our 30+ summer camp partners across North America, using the garden space as a medium for inspiring youth to serve their communities. Farmers come together at the end of May for a week-long Seminar to learn the nuts and bolts of gardening, as well … Continue reading JOB: Amir Project Fellowship – across North America