Blog Category: Alberta

AUGUST 9, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – Multi-Farm Tour & Potluck Social (Rosy Farms, Greener Pastures Ranching, Swiss Leaf Farms)

Posted by Alex on May 21, 2019

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This farm tour is one you most certainly won’t want to miss! We’ll be visiting three farms that highlight the incredible diversity of producers in Central Alberta, including a haskap orchard, a rotational-grazing ranch and a hydroponics lettuce grower. During a walk around of each farm, the farmers will talk about about how they started up, how their operation is unique, their future plans for the operation, and share advice to people wanting to enter the industry. We’ll wrap up the day with a social potluck. All food-lovers and agrarians – new,  experienced and everything in between – are welcome … Continue reading AUGUST 9, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – Multi-Farm Tour & Potluck Social (Rosy Farms, Greener Pastures Ranching, Swiss Leaf Farms)

New farmers & Food Policy in Canada – Survey Results

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 14, 2019

Photo courtesy of farmlove.org We dug up the results from a national new farmer survey conducted a few years ago. A paper was recently published on the study, and we want to share the results with you! Pour yourself a cup of tea and delve into the challenges and opportunities for Canadian farmers with us. Below is a summary of the paper with a few highlights. Please download the whole paper for more detail here: New farmers and food policies in Canada By Julia Laforge (Lakehead University), Ayla Fenton (Farmer and on Board of Directors, National Farmers Union), Virginie Lavalée-Picard (Farmer), Stéphane McLachlan (University of … Continue reading New farmers & Food Policy in Canada – Survey Results

JUNE 8, 2019: MORINVILLE, AB – Haskap Alberta Association 2nd Annual Grower Day

Posted by Alex on May 08, 2019 1 Comment

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Join the Haskap Alberta Association for their 2nd Annual Grower Day! Learn about how to manage and monitor the health of a haskap orchard and how to work with other producers to market these amazing berries. This jam packed day will be the perfect opportunity to learn about how to grow haskaps in Alberta and to connect with other producers. Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm Location: Sturgeon County (10 min N of St. Albert and 2 min S of Morinville) Agenda 9:00 – 9:30   Coffee, refreshments and networking 9:30 – 10:00  Craig Toth 10:00 – 12:00  … Continue reading JUNE 8, 2019: MORINVILLE, AB – Haskap Alberta Association 2nd Annual Grower Day

FARM JOB: Alberta – Baah’d Plant Management and Reclamation, Admin Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 01, 2019

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Baah’d Plant Management and Reclamation, a goat grazing business located in Alberta, is hiring an Admin Assistant! Best of both worlds, inside and outside work. JOIN THE TEAM! WORKING mostly in the office, the Environment and GOATS! About Baah’d Plant Management and Reclamation We provide non-toxic, chemical free vegetation control. Target browsing with goats requires a lot of multi-tasking, hard work and a great attitude. We are looking for year round or summer students. Hours are flexible. Most of the work will fall under the designation of secretary or executive assistant. On occasion you will be required to work in the … Continue reading FARM JOB: Alberta – Baah’d Plant Management and Reclamation, Admin Assistant

Opportunity: Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market Looking for Vendors

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 22, 2019

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Congrats to the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market as they move to a new location and year-round market! Looking forward to the opportunities for farmers and food lovers in this new space! If you are interested in becoming a vendor check out the information below.  We are excited to announce that the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market is looking for farmers, producers, artisans, bakers, growers and creative people to join us at the market! Outdoor Market  If you are interested in participating outdoors this summer (2019), you can complete the application form here: 2019 EDFM Vendor Application. Please note that priority will be given to applicants … Continue reading Opportunity: Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market Looking for Vendors

Are you a certified organic farmer in Canada? Tell us about it!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 22, 2019

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Are you a Certified Organic Farmer in Canada? Please take this survey to contribute to research on the social, environmental, and business motivations of organic producers in Canada.  This survey, designed by a research team from the University of Guelph, is collecting information on the motivations of Canadian organic farmers to farm organically. If you are a certified organic farmer and over 18 then you can participate! Take the Survey here: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdBsBwpugMNXXzD Background information Organic agriculture is growing fast and that is a good thing! However that also means that the organic movement is evolving. While this is true for all actors in … Continue reading Are you a certified organic farmer in Canada? Tell us about it!

Young Agrarians is growing!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2019

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Young Agrarians is growing! April 1st, 2019 – Young Agrarians (YA), a network for new and young ecological farmers in Canada, is moving from FarmFolk CityFolk to Agrarians Foundation, a Canadian charity. Young Agrarians, established in 2012, is a network for new and young farmers in B.C. that has grown across Canada. YA coordinates educational events from farm tours to two-day farmer “mixers”, a B.C. Business Mentorship Network, the B.C. Land Matching Program, an Alberta apprenticeship program, and an extensive online resource network. Since 2012, YA has hosted 222 events with more than 10,000 participants, representing 4,750 farmer volunteer hours. … Continue reading Young Agrarians is growing!

FARM JOB: EDMONTON – Northlands Urban Farm, Education Coordinator

Posted by Alex on April 14, 2019

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Northlands Urban Farm in Edmonton, AB is recruiting a summer student to work May through August. A young person whose interests and experience include both urban agriculture and education would be ideal! Working as a member of the Agriculture team, the Urban Farm Education Coordinator will work primarily at the Northlands Urban Farm where you will engage hundreds of visitors in several environmentally beneficial activities related to urban agriculture. With its gardens, chickens, and beehives, Northlands Urban Farm serves as an urban farm and an agriculture learning centre. JOB DESCRIPTION Facilitating tours at the urban farm for school groups and … Continue reading FARM JOB: EDMONTON – Northlands Urban Farm, Education Coordinator

JOB: ALBERTA – Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Solar Lab Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 09, 2019

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Rural Routes to Climate Solutions in Alberta is hiring a Solar Lab Coordinator! About Rural Routes to Climate Solutions FARM SOLUTIONS = CLIMATE SOLUTIONS Farmers and ranchers can play a pivotal role in building the low-carbon economy of the future. Especially in Alberta, home to one-third of Canada’s agricultural land and two important carbon sinks—grasslands and the boreal forest. The wildrose province also has some of the best solar and wind power resources in Canada. Climate solutions are often viewed as being an inconvenience to our everyday lives. But farm solutions are climate solutions and many of them have multiple concrete … Continue reading JOB: ALBERTA – Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Solar Lab Coordinator

JOB: ALBERTA – Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Project Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 09, 2019

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Rural Routes to Climate Solutions in Alberta is hiring a Project Coordinator! About Rural Routes to Climate Solutions FARM SOLUTIONS = CLIMATE SOLUTIONS Farmers and ranchers can play a pivotal role in building the low-carbon economy of the future. Especially in Alberta, home to one-third of Canada’s agricultural land and two important carbon sinks—grasslands and the boreal forest. The wildrose province also has some of the best solar and wind power resources in Canada. Climate solutions are often viewed as being an inconvenience to our everyday lives. But farm solutions are climate solutions and many of them have multiple concrete … Continue reading JOB: ALBERTA – Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Project Coordinator