Blog Category: Alberta

Peace Country Farm Tours & Organic Week

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 21, 2018

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Despite the snowy weather forecast last Saturday several younger and older Peace Country Agrarians gathered during Organic Week to meet their farming neighbors. Trickle Creek The day began near Hythe, Alberta, where the Ludwig family welcomed us to Trickle Creek – a farm that is a leading example of self-sufficiency and resilience. While strolling through their 960 acre farm, we nearly had whiplash from not knowing which direction to look first – there was so much to take in. Trickle Creek looks after nearly all their own food production which involves raising milk goats, sheep, and cows; pigs, cows, and … Continue reading Peace Country Farm Tours & Organic Week

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land and Accomodation, Beaverlodge, AB

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 19, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND About 20 km from Beaverlodge, David Lukac and his family are living on their off-grid farm. Their land consists of pasture and about 300 acres are currently cultivated. David and his family are raising chickens, cows, and pigs. They are also growing their own vegetables in their farm garden. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY David is looking for people with a passion for growing their own food, and living a more resilient, sustainable lifestyle. He is interested in permaculture and biodynamic principles. He is offering his cottage-style renovated log barn for rent. The facilities include a three bedroom home … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land and Accomodation, Beaverlodge, AB

Peace Country Gathering at Wildwood Farm

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 05, 2018

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On Saturday, September 1st a number of Peace Country farmers and friends gathered together at Wildwood Farm near Pouce Coupe, BC. …coming down the fairly long driveway the journey of Tim and Linda’s farm began. The vehicles were left on top of the hill and everyone found their way to gather in front of one of the most beautiful log homes you could imagine. While touring the farm with Linda on foot one discovery was followed by another. Linda showed us her annual and perennial gardens, the wood stove heated greenhouse, the rootcellar tucked within an earthen mound on the … Continue reading Peace Country Gathering at Wildwood Farm

Organic Week, Sept 15: Hythe, AB: Trickle Creek and Armstrong Acres Farm Tour

Posted by Lilli Klamke on August 28, 2018

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Peace Country Organic Producers Association and Young Agrarians are inviting you for one day of farm touring during the Organic Week. Do you want to get to know your farming neighbors in the Peace Country? This would be the opportunity to check out two very interesting farms. The day will begin at 11 am when Trickle Creek is welcoming us to their place, followed by a Potluck and  a Farm Tour at Armstrong Acres, the home of Clay and Ash Armstrong When: September 15, 2018 at 11:00am – 5:00pm Where: Trickle Creek Farm and Armstrong Acres   Directions to Trickle … Continue reading Organic Week, Sept 15: Hythe, AB: Trickle Creek and Armstrong Acres Farm Tour

Sept 1: Pouce Coupe, BC: Wildwood Farm Tour

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 09, 2018

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Check out Wildwood Farm where Tim and Linda have been farming organically, and have worked over the years to realize their dreams of using draught horses for nearly all their mechanized farm work. Wildwood Farm is off-grid, using a small solar array to give the farm modest, but adequate supply of power. Included in the tour:  A grain milling demonstration using the horse team Perennial and annual fruit and vegetable gardens, greenhouse, and root cellar Gravity fed water systems Visiting the pastures and fields, the forest, creek, and waterfall. A collaborative discussion on farm succession where Tim and Linda will share their hopes … Continue reading Sept 1: Pouce Coupe, BC: Wildwood Farm Tour

July 14: Red Deer, AB – Steel Pony Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 05, 2018 2 Comments

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Tour one of Red Deer’s amazing local farms and learn from farmer Mike Kozlowski about how he has grown his business and provides delicious, healthy food for his community. Where:  Range Road 270A off Township Road 372. Look for the Tamara Ranch sign and you’ve got the place! When you arrive, head to the garden to the east.  When: July 14th, 2018 Time: Farm Tour at 3 pm & potluck to follow Bring: Plates and cutlery for potluck and chairs. RSVP: This event is FREE but please RSVP to alberta@youngagrarians.org  About Steel Pony Farm Hi I’m Mike Kozlowski and I’m the main man at Steel Pony Farm. I’m … Continue reading July 14: Red Deer, AB – Steel Pony Farm Tour & Potluck

JUNE 29: Armena, AB – Sunworks Farm Tour

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 23, 2018

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Interested in growing a livestock enterprise? Learn the ins and outs from long-time organic livestock farmers, Ron and Sheila Hamilton. About Sunworks Farm Sunworks Farm is a certified organic farm that grows chicken, turkey, beef, pork and eggs. Ron and Sheila Hamilton moved to the farm in 1992 having never farmed before. On the advice of a friend they took a 10 day holistic management course which taught them a whole farm planning system that took into account the environmental, economic and social issues farmers face today. They soon discovered the demand for quality organic meat in Alberta and started selling at farmers markets. As … Continue reading JUNE 29: Armena, AB – Sunworks Farm Tour

June 23: Sundre, AB – Farming with Biodiversity Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 18, 2018

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Alberta’s farms and ranches are home to so much more than livestock and crops. There’s dung beetles, deer, crocuses, spruce trees and countless wildlife species living on agricultural land. In fact, the more diverse a farm or ranch is in plants and animals the more agricultural producers benefit. It is a win-win for producers and ecosystems. Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Little Loaves Farm and Organic Alberta are hosting a pay-what-you-can ($10 or less) workshop on how producers can protect, boost and benefit from biodiversity on their land. Limited spots are available. Register now: Date: Saturday June 23rd Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm … Continue reading June 23: Sundre, AB – Farming with Biodiversity Workshop

Job: TERRITORY MANAGER – PEACE REGION, AB

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 11, 2018

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If you are an experienced sales person or territory manager, ideally with a book or base of farming contacts in the Peace River Region, then this opportunity would be fantastic for you! ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION The client is a highly successful, well-respected, progressive company, dedicated to providing growers with the tools and knowledge required to increase profitability of their farm business. They use a combination of industry expertise and cutting-edge technologies to help clients make better decisions about precision agronomics, variable rate technology, soil fertility, crop marketing, risk management, data management and carbon credits. They have grown and expanded steadily … Continue reading Job: TERRITORY MANAGER – PEACE REGION, AB

Ranch Job: Provost, AB – SP Cattle Company

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 09, 2018

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Looking for an opportunity in ranching? Check out this job opportunity with SP Cattle Company. About The Ranch Our family started into the meat business because like many Canadians we believe in the importance of environmental sustainability and also valued the social benefits of agriculture, such as egalitarianism and the contribution of rural and small-town perspectives to society. In 2008, Sandra and Preston, invested in the ranching side of the business. The Ranch is located near Elkwater, Alberta. At present, the land is certified organic by Ecocert. In past years we were able to certify the cattle and meat and we … Continue reading Ranch Job: Provost, AB – SP Cattle Company