All posts by Moss Dance

Flooding Preparedness for BC Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley Farmers

Posted by Moss Dance on May 18, 2018

Flooding Preparedness

The province of BC has activated the Southwest Provincial Regional Operations Center (SW PREOC) to support the response to the 2018 lower Fraser River freshet and the potential for flooding.  Additional PREOCs have also been activated in other regions of the province due to the flooding situation and the following information is also applicable to those impacted regions.  The Ministry of Agriculture is providing support to Local Governments, First Nations, and agricultural producers through the PREOC.  Below we have attached a number of links to provide producers with key information and resources to assist them in preparing, responding and recovering from potential … Continue reading Flooding Preparedness for BC Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley Farmers

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

Posted by Moss Dance on May 17, 2018

Field House Farms

Field House Farms is a multi-faceted farming project in Abbotsford & Chilliwack, BC. They are looking for a Lead Farmer to manage their projects! 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 are partnering with 3 different farm partners to lease local ALR land: JJ Mills is our boutique herb, hops, and berry farm on 0.25 acres in East Chilliwack. Maple Lanes is our 0.5 acre produce in Abbotsford farm … Continue reading FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Field House Farms, Lead Farmer

FARM JOB: SALMON ARM, BC – Hillside Dreams Goat Dairy

Posted by Moss Dance on May 11, 2018

Hillside Dreams Goat Dairy

Love goats? This farm job at Hillside Dreams Goat Dairy near Salmon Arm, BC might be for you! ABOUT HILLSIDE DREAMS GOAT DAIRY Our goat farm is located in Silver Creek, near Salmon Arm. We milk 180-220 goats, on a commercial dairy farm. We value farming and the lifestyle that is provides. For more info: hillsidedreamsgoatdairy.com QUALIFICATIONS Hillside Dreams Goat Dairy is looking for enthusiastic summer student. Suitable student would be self-motivated, innovative, hardworking, punctual, physically strong, patient, and able to work independently. An interest in working with animals, and critical thinking skills are essential. Must have reliable vehicle and valid driver’s … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALMON ARM, BC – Hillside Dreams Goat Dairy

South Okanagan Farm Tours, Summer 2018

Posted by Moss Dance on May 10, 2018

South Okanagan Farm Tours

Hay South Okanagan farmers, foodies, and farm-curious folk: we have an awesome line up of South Okanagan farm tours and potlucks coming your way this summer! WHY ATTEND SOUTH OKANAGAN FARM TOURS? Joining in regional farm tours is a great way to meet other farmers and build community — so join us for one (or all!) of our upcoming farm tours! YA farm events are a great way to get connected! Are you looking for land to farm? A community to grow into? Thinking of moving to the South Okanagan? This is a great way to meet other farmers, nerd out about farming, and learn about the unique … Continue reading South Okanagan Farm Tours, Summer 2018

Farmer Podcast Club: Stonyfield Yogurt

Posted by Moss Dance on May 10, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Stonyfield Yogurt: Gary Hirshberg on NPR – How I Built This with Guy Raz Released Oct 02, 2017 In 1983, two hippie farmers decided to sell homemade organic yogurt to help raise money for their educational farm in New Hampshire. As the enterprise grew into a business, it faced one near-death experience after another, but it never quite died. In fact it grew — into one of the most popular yogurt brands in the US. Listen to the full episode: https://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=551875796:554548920 Subscribe to How I Built This on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/how-i-built-this-with-guy-raz/id1150510297?mt=2 Share This … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Stonyfield Yogurt

JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society Executive Director

Posted by Moss Dance on May 09, 2018

Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society

Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society (LAFS) is promoting agriculture in the the District of Lillooet & St’át’imc. They are hiring an Executive Director! Click here for the complete job description. (9 month contract, starting June 1, 2018) ABOUT LILLOOET AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SOCIETY The Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society (LAFS) is a newly established non-profit society tasked with implementing the SLRD Electoral Area B, District of Lillooet & St’át’imc Agricultural Plan (Ag Plan) and beyond. Delivering on key recommendations of the Ag Plan, LAFS is focused on: enhancing the agricultural viability of the region; promoting awareness, education, and research around local agriculture and … Continue reading JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society Executive Director

APRIL-MAY 2018: VICTORIA, BC – Hold General Workshops

Posted by Moss Dance on April 27, 2018

Hold General Victoria - Urban Gardening Workshop

Hold General has been running for 3 years in Victoria, BC aiming to help forge connections with food supply, community, and the natural environment. They encourage folks to connect with dirt, heirloom skills, and traditional craft. They are now shifting their focus to offer more skill-building workshops in the community. Below, we’ve got a selection of some of their homestead/foodie workshops! Growing food in the City @ Hold General and Solara’s Garden With Solara Goldwynn, Hatchet & Seed Sunday May 6  3:30pm-6:30pm $50   FMI and REGISTER: https://holdgeneral.ca/collections/upcoming-events/products/may-6th-growing-food-in-the-city-1 Join Solara Goldwynn of Hatchet & Seed for a hands-on workshop exploring the potential of growing food … Continue reading APRIL-MAY 2018: VICTORIA, BC – Hold General Workshops

FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER, BC – EDIBLE GARDEN PROJECT STUDENT JOBS

Posted by Moss Dance on April 25, 2018

Edible Garden Project

The Edible Garden Project and Loutet Farm have two summer student positions available for a Farm and Garden Education Assistant & a Farm Hand! ABOUT THE EDIBLE GARDEN PROJECT The Edible Garden Project (EGP) is a program of North Shore Neighbourhood House. The EGP is actively increasing land used for food production, building knowledge and skills around food gardening and working with municipalities to increase opportunities for urban agriculture. FMI: www.ediblegardenproject.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/EdibleGardenProject Twitter/Instagram: @the_EGP STUDENT FARM HAND POSITION The Student Farm Hand supports the farming programs of the Edible Garden Project, which includes Loutet Farm, Sutherland Market Garden and local community … Continue reading FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER, BC – EDIBLE GARDEN PROJECT STUDENT JOBS

GROW YOUR OWN JOB – New farmers seeking agriculture careers in Ontario

Posted by Moss Dance on April 25, 2018 1 Comment

Agriculture Careers

EDITOR’S NOTE: In this article, Stephanie Gordon follows the stories of several young farmers getting started in agriculture careers. She explores the barriers faced by new farmers in Ontario, including rising land prices, and equipment costs — and the differences between those who have grown up in farming families, and those new to farming. She also notes smaller-scale farming enterprises can be a good entry point for new and young farmers. AGRICULTURE CAREERS: GROW YOUR OWN JOB Can a young person get into farming today? By Stephanie Gordon On Dylan Sher’s first day of his summer job at the dairy farm, a cow had fallen ill. … Continue reading GROW YOUR OWN JOB – New farmers seeking agriculture careers in Ontario