All posts by Moss Dance

Agroecology in Canada: Food Sovereignty in Action—National Farmers Union

Posted by Moss Dance on April 25, 2017

Agroecology in Canada

The following article consists of excerpts from Agroecology in Canada: Food Sovereignty in Action published by the National Farmers’ Union. “Agroecology is much more than a set of technologies; it is a political and social system, a way of life, a form of resistance against corporate control of the food system, and quite simply the best means of achieving food sovereignty.” — Ayla Fenton, NFU Youth Vice President “Agroecology is the answer to how to transform and repair our material reality in a food system and rural world that has been devastated by industrial food production and its so-called Green and … Continue reading Agroecology in Canada: Food Sovereignty in Action—National Farmers Union

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society Schoolyard Farm Worker

Posted by Moss Dance on April 02, 2017

Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society is hiring a Schoolyard Farm Worker to help steward market gardens on school grounds in Vancouver, BC.  Application Deadline: April 17, 2017 Good Food For All Everyone should have access to healthy food, soil, and community. We enact this vision by cultivating engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration. Fresh Roots stewards two 1⁄4 acre schoolyard market gardens on school grounds in the heart of East and South Vancouver. The food we grow is eaten in local school cafeterias and by neighbours. Our fields are hands-on learning classrooms; engaging … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society Schoolyard Farm Worker

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Square Root Farm Crew Member

Posted by Moss Dance on April 02, 2017

Square Root Farm

The Square Root Farmers are hiring one more part time team-members to round out our crew this year! About Square Root Farm Our farm is entering it’s 12th season on our two-acre field just north of Victoria in Central Saanich. We are certified-organic and our growing techniques were developed to fit our small farm footprint. This means most of the work is done by hand with care and precision. Our farm is small, but we concentrate on efficient production of a steady supply of veggies so our days are often busy and fast-moving to keep up with our schedule. We … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Square Root Farm Crew Member

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Demitasse Market Garden at Roundhouse Farm, Assistant – POSITION FILLED

Posted by Moss Dance on April 01, 2017

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The Demitasse Market Garden at Roundhouse Farm in Victoria, BC is looking to hire someone part-time (16 hrs/week) to assist the farm manager with crop production and harvesting. About Demitasse Market Garden at Roundhouse Farm The market garden at Roundhouse Farm is a small-scale farm to table operation, supplying produce primarily to Demitasse Cafe in Oak Bay. We grow a mix of fruit and vegetable crops, including salad greens, tomatoes, brassicas, root crops, herbs, and berries as well as vegetable and flower seedlings. We use a low/no-til raised bed, high rotation growing system. The farm is located near the Victoria … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Demitasse Market Garden at Roundhouse Farm, Assistant – POSITION FILLED

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 – POSITION FILLED

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 – POSITION FILLED

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!