Blog Category: British Columbia

Jobs: Vernon, BC – Patchwork Farms Greenhouse Coordinator

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on October 16, 2017

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Project Information: This is a Job Creation Partnership Project, not regular paid employment. In order to qualify as a participant, you must be EI eligible (current Regular EI claim or past EI claim which ended in the last 60 months, be unemployed and demonstrate a need for current work experience to support your return to sustainable employment). Eligible participants receive an allowance as payment for their work and are expected to continue to seek employment during the project. Project Summary: Patchwork Farms, a small collaborative farm located on the Vernon Okanagan College campus has an opportunity developing and managing a … Continue reading Jobs: Vernon, BC – Patchwork Farms Greenhouse Coordinator

2018 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

Posted by Kristen Nammour on October 11, 2017

New Farmers Apply for Farm Business Support through Young Agrarians Mentorship Network

Ready to Grow Your Farm Business? Are you a young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producer living in British Columbia? Are you operating a new farm and looking for guidance to grow your business? Young Agrarians is excited to offer a fourth season (woo!) of the BC Business Mentorship Network! This program pairs new and seasoned farmers together to cultivate the skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Mentors work with you to analyze your operations and lay the groundwork for your farm’s business growth. Additionally, this winter season we’re planning to spend some time together as a full cohort to work directly on your … Continue reading 2018 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

OCT 14: MCBRIDE, BC: Kakwa Ecovillage Open House & Harvest Feast

Posted by Moss Dance on October 10, 2017

Kakwa Ecovillage

Kakwa Ecovillage Cooperative invites potential farmers to join us for our annual Open House and Harvest Celebration to our farm Cooperative. We are a 540 acre mixed use organic methods farm. We have large vegetable gardens, small orchard of 35 apple, plum and Evans cherry trees, plus 7 berry varieties and a herd of 20 alpacas. There are several participation options available, including: short to long-term lease and full coop membership. About the Annual Harvest Feast and Open House We ask that folks arrive by 10am on Saturday. The feast meal begins at 2pm on Sat. Please bring a dish … Continue reading OCT 14: MCBRIDE, BC: Kakwa Ecovillage Open House & Harvest Feast

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for lease on hop farm, Squamish BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on October 04, 2017

Hop plants growing on Squamish Valley Hop Farm

The Squamish Valley Hop Company is looking for a farmer, or farmers, to use(lease) some vacant space on the farm. About the Land It is a very private 160 acre property in the Upper Squamish Valley that grows PACS certified organic hops, raises bees, sheep, horses, and plentiful wildlife. About 15 acres of the property is cleared, the rest is large second growth cedar and fir trees, tall cottonwoods and maples, and some salmon bearing streams complete with beavers and otters and small trout. There is a slightly secluded field (the south field) that has remained fallow for many years, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for lease on hop farm, Squamish BC

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Longview Farms

Posted by Moss Dance on October 03, 2017

Longview Farms

Longview Farms has job openings for people who are passionate about farming and local food security to join our crew over the winter and into next season. About Longview Farms Longview Farms is a progressive grower and shipper of quality fresh-cut daffodils and daffodil bulbs as well as a wide variety of Certified Organic fruit and vegetable crops grown in both the fields and greenhouses. We have expanded our food crop varieties and acreage each year to well over 60ha (150acres) of Certified Organic land in the rotation with further expansion planned for future seasons. Our farm is located in the municipality of … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Longview Farms

CALL FOR DONATIONS: Food for Unist’ot’en

Posted by Moss Dance on September 26, 2017

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Note: This blog post comes to us from Chelsea Tims, a Vancouver Island farmer who is supporting the Unist’ot’en Camp in Wet’suwet’en by gathering food donations for the volunteer work camp in October. Click here to learn more about Unist’ot’en. And please contact Chelsea (chelseatims@gmail.com) to donate! Dear Farmers, I hope this email is finding you well as we begin to enter the fall season. My name is Chelsea Tims and I am a fellow farmer on Vancouver Island in my third season of growing at various farms. I am emailing you today to make a request for food donations on behalf of the Unist’ot’en Camp located in northern … Continue reading CALL FOR DONATIONS: Food for Unist’ot’en

UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture

Posted by Moss Dance on September 25, 2017

UBC Farm

The 2018 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications! The UBC Farm Practicum can be taken as either a six-month (April – October), or as a four-month (April – August), experiential-learning program.  The program is part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), and is designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in applying their learning about sustainable agriculture and food systems. The program is often taken as a non-credit Certificate program; or 6-9 academic credits are available for interested students. Participants gain a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, and a network of … Continue reading UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture

SEPT 24: CAWSTON, BC – Blackbird Organics & Food of the Sun Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on September 20, 2017

Blackbird Organics

Hay South Okanagan & Similkameen Farmers: Young Agrarians Farm events are coming your way! Join us for our first ever South OK/Similkameen farm tour at Blackbird Organics and Food of the Sun on Sunday, September 24! WHEN: Sunday, Sept 24, 2017, 2:00-7:30PM 2:00PM Farm Tours at Food of the Sun & Blackbird Organics (they are right across the road from each other!) 5:00PM potluck & social till 7:30PM WHERE: Meet at Blackbird Organics, 382 VLA Rd, Cawston, BC, V0X 1C1 Please Bring a dish to share! Kids are welcome 🙂 Please don’t bring dogs—the chickens like the place to themselves! Blackbird Organics … Continue reading SEPT 24: CAWSTON, BC – Blackbird Organics & Food of the Sun Farm Tour & Potluck

SEPT 29-30: UBC FARM – Ecological Farming Short Course

Posted by Moss Dance on September 18, 2017

Ecological Farming

The UBC Farm Workshops Series is pleased to announce our upcoming Ecological Farming Short Course: Sep 29-30. Learn about many aspects of Ecological Farming with seasoned farmers Helen Atthowe and Carl Rosato. Three workshops will be presented as a part of this Ecological Short Course: Orchard Eco-Organic Management with Carl Rosato Managing Ecological Relationships Instead of Crops: Strategies to Blend Food Production and Wild Places with Helen Atthowe and Carl Rosato Feeding the Soil: The Science and Practice of Soil Organic Matter Systems Management with Helen Atthowe Helen Atthowe & Carl Rosato, farmers with a combined 55+ years of  farming experience, are coming  from Oregon … Continue reading SEPT 29-30: UBC FARM – Ecological Farming Short Course

SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention

Posted by Moss Dance on September 18, 2017

National Farmers Union

Do you want to get more involved in the politics surrounding our food system? Do you have a burning farm issue that needs attention? We invite you to attend the National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention which will be held Sunday September 24, 1:00pm – 6:00pm 2017 at Kwantlen Polytechnic  University – in the Melville Centre for Dialogue, Rooms  2550A and B, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, B.C. The Convention commences with registration on Sunday at 1 P.M. Registration fee is $5.00/person at the door, coffee and snacks included. Resolutions on current policy issues may be presented to this Convention and those passed will be forwarded to National Convention for debate … Continue reading SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention