Blog Category: British Columbia

7 acres of deer-fenced and sloped land in Wynndel

Posted by Hailey Troock on June 13, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND This land opportunity is located in the community of Wynndel, on the south eastern side of Kootenay Lake and northern end of the Creston Valley. The total area of the non-ALR property is 10 acres, with 7 acres deer-fenced and cleared of trees. The west-facing slope looks over Kootenay River. The property is situated on a hillside with forested Crown land above. The previous owner grew strawberries and pumpkins and the area for lease was formerly a cherry orchard. The land has been organic since 2010 when the orchard was removed.   The land is just off … Continue reading 7 acres of deer-fenced and sloped land in Wynndel

FARM JOB: PITT MEADOWS, BC – Golden Eagle Farm Group, Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 13, 2019

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The Golden Eagle Farm Group in Pitt Meadows, BC is seeking a permanent, full-time Farm Manager! Golden Eagle Farm Group Located in Pitt Meadows, Golden Eagle is one of the largest Blueberry and Cranberry growers in North America. Our products reach domestic and international markets, while maintaining the highest standards in our industry. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s Degree in an agricultural field of study, such as agronomy or equivalent experience. 7 – 10 years in farm management experience with a hands-on approach Experience in analyzing and planning crop types and harvests Experience in blueberry and cranberry farms a plus Demonstrated … Continue reading FARM JOB: PITT MEADOWS, BC – Golden Eagle Farm Group, Farm Manager

FARM JOB: INVERMERE, BC – Groundswell Network Society Greenhouse and Gardens, Sustainability Intern

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 12, 2019

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Groundswell Network Society in Invermere, BC is seeking a Sustainability Intern for the 2019 season! About Groundswell Network Society Our operation consists of a 3000 sq ft cold climate greenhouse designed to offer educational programming and community participation. The greenhouse is located on a 1/4 acre property which also includes a developing food forest and a demonstration garden. Hand garden tools and a weed whipper are the primary tools used to maintain the site. We offer a u-pick to community members and also provide a harvest-to-market component to local vendors. We also sell our produce at various community events that … Continue reading FARM JOB: INVERMERE, BC – Groundswell Network Society Greenhouse and Gardens, Sustainability Intern

FARM JOB: BLACK CREEK, VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC – Lost Savanna Farm, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 12, 2019

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Are you interested to learn about organic pasture raised meat production? Lost Savanna Farm is now hiring a full time employee. About Lost Savanna Farm Our 73 acre Certified Organic, Certified Demeter farm is devoted to raising animals on pasture to produce the highest quality meat (chicken, pork and beef) and eggs. We sell our meat primarily through a 75 member monthly meat CSA and at the farmers market on Saturdays. The farm is a diverse mix of pasture, silvopasture, forest, permaculture orchard, household garden, ponds and wetlands. We are not hobby farmers. We eat, live, and sleep farming… this … Continue reading FARM JOB: BLACK CREEK, VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC – Lost Savanna Farm, Farm Worker

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Event Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 11, 2019

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Job Posting for Event Coordinator Contract for BC Organic Conference 2020 The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to contract an experienced event coordinator to work closely with a committee to plan and host a three day conference in February 2020. The COABC Conference provides educational and networking opportunities for new and established organic operators, as well as those keen to learn more about the world of organic farming. The Contractor shall be responsible for: Administration, Finances and Communication: • Scheduling and attending teleconference meetings with the Conference Team • Budget preparation and record keeping to ensure conference … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Event Coordinator

Business Mentorship Network – Peninsula Kiwi

Posted by Melanie Buffel on June 10, 2019

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Stuart Basset is one of ten participants in the 2018/2019 YA Business Mentorship Program. His business is aptly named Peninsula Kiwi as he is growing kiwis in the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. Stuart is new to the area and has developed a profit sharing arrangement with the landowner and is taking the stewardship of the land very seriously. Stuart’s inspiration to grow kiwis comes from growing up on a farm  in New Zealand, a love for working with plants and literally being able to seeing the fruits of his labour. Peninsula Kiwi is the first business Stuart has run and he applied for the Young Agrarian … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Peninsula Kiwi

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 acre Farm Site Available, Vernon, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 06, 2019

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: Okanagan College – Vernon Campus has created a two-acre Demonstration Garden that promotes sustainable practices in an effort to preserve, stimulate and promote agricultural and ecological ventures in the Okanagan Valley. The initiative has been focused on providing a space for education, learning, and community programming regarding local food and agriculture. At this time, the site includes Patchworks Farms (a community garden/farm for vulnerable citizens), a demonstration xeriscape garden, an Indigenous garden and a food forest. These activities use approximately 1.25 acres leaving .75 acre for new sustainable farming activities. The College is interested in licensing the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 acre Farm Site Available, Vernon, B.C.

JULY 14, 2019: MERVILLE, BC – Farm Tour, Potluck, Weeding Party & Co-op Discussion with Tendergreens Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 06, 2019

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Join us at Tendergreens Farm in Merville, BC (Vancouver Island) for a farm tour, weeding party, discussion on co-operatives, and potluck social! Come out to beautiful “Deep Merville” and get a tour of Tendergreens Farm, one of the four farms that make up Merville Organics Growers’ Cooperative.  Jay will talk about adventures in starting up a low-budget farm from a field of grass, farming on leased land, transitioning to certified organic, and farming solo.  We’ll do a bit of social weeding to chat and meet new people (and help Jay get on top of those weeds!) and then sit down for a … Continue reading JULY 14, 2019: MERVILLE, BC – Farm Tour, Potluck, Weeding Party & Co-op Discussion with Tendergreens Farm

FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2019

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Pender Island Community Hall, on Pender  Island, BC, is seeking a Farm Program Coordinator for the 2019 summer season! About Pender Island Community Hall The Pender Islands Community Hall is a 7000 square foot, two storey building. The gambrel-roof gives it the appearance of a modified barn, so that the Hall fits the rural landscape of the island. The Hall sits on a 3 acre parcel of land between three farms and a unique coast pine-forest. Pender Island Recreation and Agricultural Hall Association’s (“PIRAHA“) Purpose: To Assist, Develop and Foster Community Spirit. To Promote Agricultural Endeavours of all kinds. To Promote Educational, Cultural, … Continue reading FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator

FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Dudink’s Garden, Berry Pickers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2019

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Dudink’s Garden in Nanaimo, BC is hiring Berry Pickers for the 2019 season! About Dudink’s Garden We produce organic fruit and vegetables on a beautiful, quiet 10 acres outside of Nanaimo. We market through our on-farm store and three farmers markets in the Central Island Area. About the Job We are looking for hardworking piecework berry pickers. Pickers can work whatever hours work for them, any day of the week. No accommodation is provided. How to Apply Get in touch with Nick at 250-740-0302 for more information, or come by the farm at 2219 Gomerich Rd, Nanaimo. Looking forward to hearing … Continue reading FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Dudink’s Garden, Berry Pickers