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FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Seed and Field Crop Grower, Saanich Organics

Posted by Moss Dance on January 30, 2019

saanich organics

Saanich Organics is seeking a Seed and Field Crop Grower for the 2019 season! ABOUT SAANICH ORGANICS Saanich Organics is a trio of hard working, dedicated farmers from small to medium certified organic farms who have been working together since 2002. In 2008 we started a seed production arm to compliment our vegetable production and because of the dire need for farmers to keep control of our seed supply. The three farmers come together twice a week during the high season to our packing building located at Northbrook Farm in the Mt Newton Valley. Northbrook is also the location of the … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Seed and Field Crop Grower, Saanich Organics

WORK TRADE FOR ACCOMMODATION: DUNCAN, BC at Kinsol Valley Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on January 24, 2019

Kinsol Valley Farm

Looking for farm accommodation for work trade? Kinsol Valley Farm in the beautiful Cowichan Valley might be the right fit for you! ABOUT KINSOL VALLEY FARM Kinsol Valley Farm is 12 acres, pasture, vegetable and herb production, orchard, wood lot and boggy bottom land. We are about 20 minutes south of Duncan, rural, gravel road, poor cell reception peaceful and quiet. We are seeking two persons to exchange farm labour for accommodation. The farm is an expanding hobby farm working to generate more revenue from produce/herbs/eggs etc. with the right help. At present, the farm consists of a large veggie garden, new 60’ … Continue reading WORK TRADE FOR ACCOMMODATION: DUNCAN, BC at Kinsol Valley Farm

APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2019 positions

Posted by Moss Dance on November 30, 2018

Amara Farm

Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island? Check out Amara Farm in the Comox Valley! 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 1.25 acres of vegetables, 1 acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick, and 0.25 acre of asparagus. We utilize five hoop houses—two of which are movable—for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. Our produce is sold through a 150 share CSA, at farmers market, and to restaurants. The farm … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2019 positions

INTERNSHIP: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Schoolyard Farm Internship & Summer Job

Posted by Moss Dance on November 20, 2018

Fresh Roots Farm Internship

Fresh Roots is offering a Schoolyard Farm Internship that will lead into a full time summer job for the 2019 season. ABOUT FRESH ROOTS Fresh Roots stewards 1/2-acre market gardens on school grounds across the lower mainland. Its fields produce good food for the community, empower youth through vocational skills development, and serve as hands-on outdoor classrooms for over 5000 students each year. This internship will be based out of our East and South Vancouver farm sites. Everyone should have access to healthy food, soil, and community. Fresh Roots enacts this vision by cultivating engaging gardens and programs that catalyze … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Schoolyard Farm Internship & Summer Job

FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Lead Farmer, Field House Farms – POSITION FILLED

Posted by Moss Dance on October 17, 2018

Field House Farms washing veggies

— THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED — Field House Farms is a multi-faceted farming project in Abbotsford, BC. They are looking for a Lead Farmer to manage their farm! ABOUT FIELD HOUSE FARMS Field House Brewing is an award winning craft brewery in Abbotsford. We have started a farm with the goal of growing produce to input into our beer and food program. For the 2018 season, We partnered with 3 different farm partners to lease local ALR land. JJ Mills was our boutique herb, hops, and berry farm on 0.25 acres in East Chilliwack. Maple Lanes was our 0.5 … Continue reading FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Lead Farmer, Field House Farms – POSITION FILLED

NOV 29: NELSON, BC – FABx Columbia Basin Food & Buyers Expo

Posted by Moss Dance on October 15, 2018

FABx Columbia Basin Food & Buyers Expo

FABx is dedicated to helping local food businesses grow! The Expo brings together producers, processors (caterers, restauranteurs, value-added businesses), distributors and purchasers. FABx AT A GLANCE WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WHERE: Nelson, BC WHO: Basin food growers and producers, retailers, restaurateurs, caterers, distributors and wholesalers  interested in purchasing Basin products The event includes: Workshops Networking lunch featuring local food suppliers Vendor expo and discussions with food industry experts FABx WORKSHOPS Sales & Distribution – Who to sell to, who to distribute with, how to represent your product. The Path from Farm to Table – Local food restaurants and schools … Continue reading NOV 29: NELSON, BC – FABx Columbia Basin Food & Buyers Expo

Regeneration Canada

Posted by Moss Dance on October 10, 2018

Regeneration Canada - Jardins d'ambroisie

Regeneration Canada is a new non-profit organization seeking to catalyze a paradigm change in Canada towards regenerative agriculture and land management.  It was born following the Living Soils Symposium, which took place in Montreal in October 2017 in Montreal. Young Agrarians is proud to be a member of Regeneration Canada.  Representatives from international soil and climate initiatives gathered with farmers, researchers, students, and committed consumers at that event and left inspired to take action. The organizers decided to continue to grow the movement beyond simply organizing the one annual event and to rally the many pioneering individuals and organizations who … Continue reading Regeneration Canada

JAN 9: ELMWOOD, ON – Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week Ecological Day

Posted by Moss Dance on October 04, 2018

Grey Bruce Farmers' Week logo

Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week (GBFW) is a 7-day agricultural conference featuring a program dedicated to each of the major commodity groups (Dairy, Goat, Sheep, Horse, Beef, Crops and Ecological) in Grey and Bruce counties and beyond. This year, GBFW’s Ecological Day is a producer-lead annual event, related to Ecological Practices on the Farm. WHEN: Wednesday January 9, 2019, 9:00AM — 4:15PM WHERE: Online or in-person at 38 Queen St W, Elmwood, ON ABOUT GREY BRUCE FARMERS’ WEEK GBFW has been a main stay in Grey County since 1966, carrying forth a strong mandate to educate farmers and agribusinesses. GBFW features approximately 55 speakers … Continue reading JAN 9: ELMWOOD, ON – Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week Ecological Day

How to Identify a Musculoskeletal Injury – AgSafe

Posted by Moss Dance on September 17, 2018

AgSafe - Identifying Musculoskeletal Injury

By Wendy Bennett, CRSP, Executive Director, AgSafe Agricultural work requires intensive physical labour—heavy lifting and carrying, maintaining the same position for extended periods of time, and standing on ladders or uneven surfaces. Any one of these activities can lead to a Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI). A musculoskeletal injury is an injury or disorder of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels or related soft tissue, and includes sprains, strains, and inflammation that may be caused or aggravated by work. You are at risk for MSI if your work involves any of the following – lifting or reaching, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling; … Continue reading How to Identify a Musculoskeletal Injury – AgSafe