Blog Category: British Columbia

FARM JOB: CAWSTON, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 22, 2019

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Snowy Mountain Organics in Cawston, BC is seeking a Farm Worker for the 2019 season. About Snowy Mountain Organics Snowy Mountain Organics is a 25 acre farm, in which 12 acres are planted with an assortment of fruit trees. In order of ripening we have Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Plums, Apples (including quince) and Pears. We have been growing Organically for 35 years, and have focused on creating a diverse collection of new and heritage (delicious) varieties. We sell our produce at farmers markets in the lower mainland every weekend for the duration of the summer. Therefore Fridays are busy on the farm … Continue reading FARM JOB: CAWSTON, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Farm Worker

FARM JOB: GALIANO ISLAND, BC – Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden, Permaculture Technician

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 22, 2019

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Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden on Galiano Island, BC is seeking a Permaculture Technician! The Galiano Conservancy Association seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Permaculture Technician. This position is a 16-week full-time internship that offers engaging work and an opportunity to gain career skills in the beautiful setting of Galiano Island from May – August, 2019. As a Permaculture Technician, you will work with the Agriculture Coordinator to care for and operate the nursery, forest garden and related projects. Candidates with experience in organic gardening, and an understanding of the seasonal needs of a garden are encouraged to apply. … Continue reading FARM JOB: GALIANO ISLAND, BC – Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden, Permaculture Technician

EVENT RECAP: Community Potluck and Farmer Slideshow ~ Vallican, February 2019

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 22, 2019

Intro Circle ~ Vallican Whole Community Potluck 2019

On February 2nd, following a Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop, several dozen community members of all ages came together at Vallican Whole Community Center to enjoy a community potluck and farmer slideshow. The potluck featured many amazing dishes provided by community members, including a whole roast turkey and root vegetables from Real Good Food and some local accompaniments from Kootenay Food. The event kicked off with an intro circle, providing an opportunity for everyone in the group to share where they’re coming from and if they’re in need of anything or have something they can offer to the farming community. After … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Community Potluck and Farmer Slideshow ~ Vallican, February 2019

March 8-10: YA Land Access Workshop @ BCAFM Conference, Kimberley 2019

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 21, 2019

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Are you attending the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets conference taking place in Kimberley from March 8-10th? Looking for information on how to create a solid land arrangement? Look no further! Amongst the plethora of amazing workshops and events happening over the course of the weekend, on March 9th Young Agrarians Columbia Basin Land Matcher Hailey Troock will lead a session exploring the B.C. Land Matching Program and the nuts and bolts of leasing land. In this workshop that runs from 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm on Saturday afternoon, we’ll look at what goes into creating a solid land arrangement … Continue reading March 8-10: YA Land Access Workshop @ BCAFM Conference, Kimberley 2019

FARM JOB: WINDERMERE, BC – Edible Acres Farm and Cafe/ Winderberry, Farm Assistant & Soil Technician

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 20, 2019

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Edible Acres Farm and Cafe/ Winderberry in Windermere, BC is seeking a Farm Assistant & Soil Technician for the 2019 season! About WINDERBERRY and EDIBLE ACRES FARM Winderberry and Edible Acres Farm are located in Windermere, BC. We are nestled in the Columbia Valley and Rocky Mountains and a 15 min walk to Lake Windermere. The area is a mecca for outdoor activities all seasons of the year. We own and operate a Greenhouse business where we specialize in annual flower production and selling of trees, shrubs, perennials, gardening soils and fertilizers, etc. We also have 5 acres of certified organic … Continue reading FARM JOB: WINDERMERE, BC – Edible Acres Farm and Cafe/ Winderberry, Farm Assistant & Soil Technician

FARM THE BASIN: Catching up with Bent Plow Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 19, 2019

Scott and Emma of Bent Plow Farm

Back in 2016, Young Agrarians interviewed Scott and Emma just as they arrived to BC to start their new farm in Blewett after participating in the YA Business Mentorship Network. Fast forward three years and a couple of growing seasons and the dynamic duo from Bent Plow Farm have become integral members of the local farming community. Emma is one of four Directors at Large for the Kootenay Organic Growers Society and recently presented a farmer slideshow at a YA Community Potluck at Vallican Whole. You can find more information about Bent Plow Farm on their website, the YA U-MAP, as well as … Continue reading FARM THE BASIN: Catching up with Bent Plow Farm

March 2, 2019: SMITHERS, BC – Carrots to Cattle Conference, Keynote with Ben Hartman

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 19, 2019

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Carrots to Cattle – Growing from the Ground Up Coordinated by the Smithers Farmers Institute in partnership with Young Agrarians Keynote Address From Ben Hartman on Lean Farming What’s Wrong with Working 35 Hours Per Week? Using the Lean System to Increase Profits with Less Waste on Your Farm In this keynote, Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm and The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables, will share stories of waste cutting from Japanese and Scandinavian farmers and from his own small-scale vegetable farm. Along the way, he will explain powerful concepts from the lean system that any farmer … Continue reading March 2, 2019: SMITHERS, BC – Carrots to Cattle Conference, Keynote with Ben Hartman

FARM JOB: SURREY, BC – A Rocha Canada, Assistant Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 19, 2019 2 Comments

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A Rocha Canada, in Surrey, BC is seeking a permanent Assistant Farm Manager! About A Rocha Canada A Rocha is an international Christian non-profit organization. We have operated a CSA for 14 seasons, and currently cultivate about 3 acres of mixed veggies on 2 properties in the rural-urban fringe of South Surrey, BC. In addition to a 160 share CSA program from June to October (and a smaller winter CSA in November and December) we also grow veggies for an on-site farm stand, some restaurant sales and our centre kitchen (which feeds staff and volunteers a daily lunch). We value and attempt … Continue reading FARM JOB: SURREY, BC – A Rocha Canada, Assistant Farm Manager

FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – The Happy Hoofer, Hoof Trimmers Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 19, 2019

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The Happy Hoofer in Abbotsford, BC is seeking a permanent hoof trimmers assistant! About The Happy Hoofer Our company provides mobile hooftrimming services to mostly Dairy cows in the Fraser Valley. We do travel twice a year to Armstrong and 3 times a year to Quesnel/Vanderhoof region. The Happy Hoofer chute keeps cows standing upright while supporting their belly and legs. 30 years ago when we immigrated and brought this new chute system with us some people thought there was no difference, and most at the time thought we were nuts. Not long after immigrating everyone started switching over to this … Continue reading FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – The Happy Hoofer, Hoof Trimmers Assistant

EVENT RECAP: Columbia Basin Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 18, 2019

Paul Kelly shows the group a financial planning spreadsheet for their farm businesses

On February 2nd, 2019, 16 farmers with a range of experience levels came together at Vallican Whole Community Center for a Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop. The workshop was prepared and given by Paul Kelly from the Community Futures Central Kootenay Self Employment Program. Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Business and Entrepreneurship. He has managed large retail food operations including the Kootenay Co-op, production and processing at Fieldstone organic granary, and operated a local biofuel and feed commodity business out of Winlaw. Paul began his presentation by setting the regional labour market context. December 2018 saw the lowest … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Columbia Basin Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop