All posts by Moss Dance

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Provincial Programs and Resources for New Farmers

Posted by Moss Dance on August 16, 2017

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Are you a new farmer? Meet Emma Holmes, your new contact and support person at the BC Ministry of Agriculture! The following blog post is an introduction from Emma and an invitation to new farmers to connect and share ideas. To encourage young  people  to get into farming and boost innovation in the agricultural sector, the Ministry of Agriculture is working on a New Entrant Strategy to support new farmers and food processors in the province. The strategy includes creating a position for someone to 1) work closely with new farmers and 2) develop programs to serve new farmers. I recently started … Continue reading BRITISH COLUMBIA: Provincial Programs and Resources for New Farmers

Ecological Farm Internships: Modes, Experiences, and Justice

Posted by Moss Dance on August 15, 2017

Ecological Farm Internships

We are excited to share this report on ecological farm internships edited by Charles Z. Levkoe and Michael Ekers. Contributors to the report are farmers, past interns, non-profit organizations, and lawyers. The goal of the report is to “assess the implications and trajectories of the non-monetary exchanges of labour and education, among other things, taking place on ecological farms.” Read the report here: Ecological Farm Internships – Models, Experiences and Justice – Levkoe and Ekers (Interactive) The report takes a broad view of ecological farm internships—accounting for the need for labour on small farms, the educational benefits, as well as the risks and drawbacks … Continue reading Ecological Farm Internships: Modes, Experiences, and Justice

FARM JOB: Agassiz, BC – Earthwise Society Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on August 14, 2017

Earthwise Society Job

Earthwise Society has an exciting new position for someone with farm and restoration experience. Help to start a new organic teaching garden in Agassiz, BC! About Earthwise Society Earthwise Society is a not for profit, charitable organization that has been a leader in sustainable land use initiatives for over 30 years. Recently, we initiated the establishment of a new destination learning resource and organic teaching farm on 58 acres in Agassiz, BC. Earthwise Society is looking for a reliable, energetic individual interested in gaining experience in habitat enhancement and organic food production. This beautiful and unique site encompasses diverse ecosystems between … Continue reading FARM JOB: Agassiz, BC – Earthwise Society Farm

INTERNSHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on August 14, 2017

Amara Farm

Amara Farm in K’ómoks Territory (Courtenay, BC) is seeking a farm intern for the Fall season this year—learn and grow on an organic farm is also a member of the Merville Organics Growers’ Co-operative. 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 … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm

AUG 30: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on August 03, 2017

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Join us at Amara Farm for a tour, potluck, and socializing with fellow farmers, gardeners, and farm curious folk. We are all Young Agrarians at heart so don’t be deterred if you are an older Young Agrarian 🙂 Please bring a dish to share and your own beverages. Eating surfaces and utensils are available at the farm. Feel free to bring along an instrument and maybe a sing-along will happen! WHEN: August 30 from 5:30-10:00PM 6:00PM Farm tour 7:00PM Potluck 8:00PM-10:00PM Song circle and socializing! WHERE: Amara Farm, 2641 Kirby Rd Courtenay, BC, V9J 1T3 PLEASE NOTE: Children are welcome! Please leave … Continue reading AUG 30: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Tour & Potluck

FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC — Twin Island Cider, Cidery Assistant

Posted by Moss Dance on August 01, 2017

Twin Island Cider

Got farming experience and a passion for making craft cider? This cidery assistant job opportunity at Twin Island Cider may be for you! About Twin Island Cider We are a small, farm-based cidery in our second year of operation. We harvest from old orchards and backyards around Pender Island and press the fruit throughout the fall using a traditional rack and cloth press. Natural fermentation is our speciality, and we work full circle with the seasons: pruning and bottling in the winter, selling through our tasting room and local farmers market in the summer, harvesting and pressing in the fall, … Continue reading FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC — Twin Island Cider, Cidery Assistant

AUG 7: ALDERGROVE, BC – Glorious Organics Farming Together Tour

Posted by Moss Dance on July 25, 2017

Glorious Organics

Come and visit Glorious Organics to forage the wild, learn about co-operative farming, and visit Belle de Boskoop Forge! Several of the farmers who work on Fraser Common Farm will be on the farm to discuss and share about their farm operations. WHERE: Glorious Organics at Fraser Common Farm, 1322 256th Street, Aldergrove, BC, V4W 2J4 WHEN: Monday, August 7 from 3:00-8:00PM 3:00PM Farm tours, foraging, and blacksmithing demos! 5:30PM Potluck feast 6:30PM Discussions about co-operative farms, community building and more! Want to carpool? Or see who’s going? Check out the Facebook event! Please bring a dish to share and tools to eat with! … Continue reading AUG 7: ALDERGROVE, BC – Glorious Organics Farming Together Tour

FARM JOB: NELSON, BC: Rose Cottage Garden Manager

Posted by Moss Dance on July 20, 2017

Rose Cottage Garden

Rose Cottage Garden in Nelson, BC is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable gardener for the annual growing season in our permaculture garden. About Rose Cottage Garden Rose Cottage garden is an urban farm in Uphill Nelson: The 1/3 acre organic gardens at Rose Cottage go back over a 100 years and were able to feed a family of 9 during the Great Depression. Presently there are 100s of species of plants in the gardens.. which surround the Rose Cottage Birthing House where mothers and their families come to give birth. There are great opportunities to expand the medicine plants, many … Continue reading FARM JOB: NELSON, BC: Rose Cottage Garden Manager

SEPT 10: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Twin Island Cider Harvest Tour + Tasting

Posted by Moss Dance on July 11, 2017

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Join cider makers Matthew and Katie at Twin Island Cider for an orchard & cidery tour, a demo of two traditional pressing methods, a honey bee talk by a local beekeeper, and by-donation cider tasting. Bring a small dish to share and tools to eat with if you’d like to join us for a (weather dependent) potluck dinner in the orchard afterwards. WHEN:  Sunday, September 10, 1PM-4PM (Potluck to follow) WHERE: Twin Island Cider, 5601 Lupin Rd, Pender Island, BC REGISTER: Cider tasting, by donation: http://twinislandciderfarmtour.brownpapertickets.ca About Twin Island Cider Twin Island Cider is a small, land-based cidery on Pender Island. Last year … Continue reading SEPT 10: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Twin Island Cider Harvest Tour + Tasting

SEPT 17: VICTORIA, BC – Lohbrunner Farm Tour and Land Stewardship Models for the Future

Posted by Moss Dance on July 10, 2017

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Join us at Lohbrunner Community Farm for a farm tour, discussion on cooperatively managing farmland, potluck, and a work party! Learn more about our unique model for stewarding land, and for farmers to gain access to farm land. During the farm tour, we will talk about this model—the land is held in trust by Farm Folk City Folk, managed by the Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op (LCFC). Farmland parcels are leased by individual farmers. After this tour and discussion we will share a potluck meal, and then get our hands dirty for an hour or two! Details of the work party TBA. WHEN: Sunday, September 17, … Continue reading SEPT 17: VICTORIA, BC – Lohbrunner Farm Tour and Land Stewardship Models for the Future