All posts by Moss Dance

FARM JOB: NANOOSE BAY, BC – Nanoose Edibles Farm Workers

Posted by Moss Dance on August 15, 2018

Nanoose Edibles Organic Farm

Nanoose Edibles Farm is looking for experienced knowledgeable farm workers. If you have worked on a farm before and would like to take it a step further, we are looking to train a manager/or managers for our farm to work alongside the owners. The candidate must have previous experience working on a farm; be able to understand the farming seasons—seeding, planting; cropping, harvesting, and seasonal production. Tractor and machinery work is a bonus, but we will train if needed. We are hoping to find a person or people that we can introduce into the daily operation of the farm. We would hope … Continue reading FARM JOB: NANOOSE BAY, BC – Nanoose Edibles Farm Workers

SEPT 9: SURREY, BC: Zaklan Heritage Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on August 09, 2018

Zaklan Heritage Farm

Want to check out Zaklan Heritage Farm, nerd out about farming, while eating delicious things? Gemma and Doug have extended the invite to join them at Zaklan Farm for a farmer hangout and potluck! Here’s what they are offering: “Lets all hang on the farm and eat things and be grateful that August is over. Join us for an evening of shop talk and tasty eats. This is going to be a farmer focused event, as opposed to previous years when it was more of a community event. We want to share some of our new tools and gadgets we’ve got … Continue reading SEPT 9: SURREY, BC: Zaklan Heritage Farm Tour & Potluck

POSITION FILLED – FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hand

Posted by Moss Dance on August 07, 2018

Tatlo Road Farm

This position has been filled — thanks for your interest! Looking for a late summer/fall farm job in the beautiful Cowichan Valley? Tatlo Road Farm is hiring 1-2 field hands to help finish out the season. ABOUT TATLO ROAD FARM We’re a small-scale, certified organic vegetable farm in the Cowichan. We’re looking for 1-2 people to help us finish out the season as one of our current staff members goes back to school this fall. The position is 3-4 days/week, depending on your interest and availability. The hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and the starting wage is $13/hour (or … Continue reading POSITION FILLED – FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hand

NFU-O Land Access Guide for Young Farmers in Ontario

Posted by Moss Dance on August 02, 2018

NFU-O Land Access Guide

The NFU-O (National Farmers Union of Ontario) has published the Young Agrarians Ontario Land Access Guide, thanks to funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario. The guide is an adaptation of the immensely popular Young Agrarians BC Land Access Guide. “Farmland in Ontario is amongst the most expensive in Canada with a provincial average of over $10,000 per acre. In Southwestern Ontario, farmland values are now averaging over $16,000 per acre,” noted Ayla Fenton, NFU-O Board member. “New farmers have to be more creative in finding land to grow their business. This guide highlights creative options for new farmers regarding … Continue reading NFU-O Land Access Guide for Young Farmers in Ontario

APPRENTICESHIP: SALMO, BC – Salix and Sedge

Posted by Moss Dance on July 31, 2018

Salix and Sedge field view

Looking for a fall apprenticeship opportunity on an organic farm? Salix and Sedge provides the opportunity to learn about efficient small-scale farming, CSAs, and veggie production! ABOUT SALIX  AND SEDGE Salix and Sedge is a certified organic farm located in the Salmo Valley, and is owned and operated by Brendan and Cali who began farming in 2015. On about 1.5 acres of land, we produce a large variety of vegetables for our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, the Farmers Market, and for some local retailers. Our farm is situated next to a forested wetland ecosystem, and is just on the … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: SALMO, BC – Salix and Sedge

AUG 17: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Bullock Lake Farm Contra Dance

Posted by Moss Dance on July 31, 2018

Bullock Lake Farm Contra Dance 2018

Hey farmers and foodies, get your dancing shoes on! We’re teaming up with Bullock Lake Farm and the Merry McKentys to host a contra dance in the barn! WHEN: Friday, August 17, 2018 Noon-8PM: Bullock Lake Farm Stand & Pizza are open all afternoon and into the evening 7:30-10:30M Contra Dance with the Merry McKentys WHERE: Bullock Lake Farm, 360 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC TICKETS: $15 on Brown Paper Tickets or at the door (ticket price includes dance admission, pizza sold separately.) Space is limited, so we recommend getting your tickets in advance! Questions? Email Moss at westcoast@youngagrarians.org. WHAT IS A CONTRA … Continue reading AUG 17: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Bullock Lake Farm Contra Dance

FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Glenora Farm Biodynamic Farm Manager

Posted by Moss Dance on July 30, 2018

Glenora Farm - aerial shot

Interested in diversified farming, and community living on Vancouver Island? Glenora Farm is seeking a farm manager immediately for their 97 acre mixed Biodynamic farm. About Glenora Farm Glenora Farm is 97 acre mixed Biodynamic farm on mostly sandy loam soils, consisting of 35 acres of pasture and hay fields, a herd of East Friesen milking sheep, a herd of Dexter beef cattle, a 3 acre intensive mixed vegetable and perennial berry garden, 2 hoophouses, large compost facility, a large herb garden, and an extensive onsite workshop program which adds value to the garden produce through processing agricultural products for … Continue reading FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Glenora Farm Biodynamic Farm Manager

SEPT 29: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Movie Night & Harvest Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on July 27, 2018 2 Comments

Amara Farm

Harvest time on the farm… what could be more beautiful? Join us at Amara Farm on Saturday, September 29 for a movie night in the greenhouse, and a fabulous harvest potluck! We’ll be excited to announce the movie line-up soon. WHEN: Sept 29, 2018 from 5-9:30PM 5:00PM Farm Tour 6:00PM Potluck 7:30PM (ish) Movie Night! WHERE: Amara Farm, 2641 Kirby Rd, Courtenay, BC SHARE: Planning on joining us? Please invite your friends and share our Facebook event! The evening will be hosted in the greenhouse, so please dress warmly, and remember to bring a blanket, something comfy to sit on, a dish to share, … Continue reading SEPT 29: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Movie Night & Harvest Potluck

FARM JOB: OKOTOKS, AB – The Saskatoon Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on July 24, 2018

Saskatoon Farm

Are you interested in supervising a crew of farm workers on a berry farm? The Saskatoon Farm in Okotoks, AB is hiring! ABOUT THE SASKATOON FARM Type of Farm Operations: Commercial production of saskatoon berries (70 acres), Commercial production of cherries (9 acres), Commercial production of vegetables (5 acres), Nursery (4 acres), Commercial greenhouse production of ornamentals for retail and fruit tree and vegetable seedling production for wholesale. Work Location Information: Rural area Work Site Environment/Setting: Outdoors, Greenhouse Area of Specialization: Growing and propagation of fruits and vegetables Type of Crops and Products: Orchard crops such as rhubarb, sour cherries, … Continue reading FARM JOB: OKOTOKS, AB – The Saskatoon Farm

Don’t Miss a Step When it Comes to Ladder Safety!

Posted by Moss Dance on July 23, 2018

Ladder Safety AgSafe

By Wendy Bennett, CRSP, Executive Director, AgSafe Falls from ladders are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries. Sprains and strains are the most common types of injuries associated with ladder use resulting from overreaching, shifting weight or body position, and lifting or carrying ladders. Tripod ladders, also known as orchard ladders, are commonly used by workers to harvest tree fruit and by landscape workers for pruning and hedge trimming.  This type of ladder should never be used like a step ladder or an extension ladder because it is not designed to be set up on firm, smooth ground and may … Continue reading Don’t Miss a Step When it Comes to Ladder Safety!