Blog Category: British Columbia

APRIL 22-23: CRESTON, BC – Soil Workshop and Field Training in Creston & the East Shore

Posted by Paris Marshall Smith on April 17, 2017

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Join in this field-based workshop in Creston & District to experience different soils and crop production environments! The workshop will travel to Herbada Farm, a commercial dairy farm on the Creston Flats; Cartwheel Farm, an organic market vegetable farm in Erickson; Twisted Roots, a four season community greenhouse in Crawford Bay; Yasodhara Ashram, an organic market garden; and Kootenay Honey Berry Farm, an emerging buckwheat, blueberry and honey farm. Fields Forward is excited to welcome educators Bill and Laticia Chapman to our region. Bill is an agrologist with the Ministry of Forest, Land and Natural Resource Operations. Currently based in Williams Lake, Bill has … Continue reading APRIL 22-23: CRESTON, BC – Soil Workshop and Field Training in Creston & the East Shore

April 23: Enderby, BC – Enderberry Farm Tour & Hoop House Demo

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on April 12, 2017

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Where: Enderberry Farm, 64 Springbend Road, Enderby, BC V0E 1V3 When: 1:00-4:00pm, Sunday April 23rd, 2017 What to bring: A snack to share! Extra shovels, levels, and long measuring tapes would be useful, but are not required. Join us for a tour of our farm, and then a hands on “workbee” to set up a new propagation hoop house. We’ll be able to get the site “level” and square, anchors in, and ribs up. We may or may not have time to get the plastic on.   I’m not an expert, but we just put up a 90ft hoop house.  It is … Continue reading April 23: Enderby, BC – Enderberry Farm Tour & Hoop House Demo

Business Mentorship Network – Rachael & Dane, Paradise Valley Produce

Posted by Kristen Nammour on April 11, 2017

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Name? Rachael and Dane Sherstad Where do you farm? Paradise Valley Produce, Powell River, BC What do you farm? At this point buttercup… but hopefully delicious mixed veggies coming soon! What type of business structure is your farm? Partnership What is your land tenure? We purchased this land last summer and made the move to the Sunshine Coast in November.  Endless thanks to the most supportive family ever for making this possible! How did you seriously get into farming? Farming is a new adventure for both of us as we transition from backgrounds in outdoor education/guiding.  We both feel as if we are in the early … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Rachael & Dane, Paradise Valley Produce

Business Mentorship Network – Kimi & Kareno, Sweet Digz Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on April 07, 2017

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Name? Sweet Digz Farm – Kareno Hawbolt & Kimi Hendess Where do you farm? Richmond, BC What do you farm? We use organic farming practices to grow veggies, seed and herbal medicinals. What type of business structure is your farm? Our business is a partnership of two sole proprietors: Kareno & Kimi.  Officially, we are “Sweet Digz Farm & Construction.” Up until last year we had a carpentry side where Kimi did renovations and in 2014-15 built a tiny house for a client.  Since 2016 we are trying to have Kimi full time on the farm along with head farmer Kareno.  We also have been able … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Kimi & Kareno, Sweet Digz Farm

Event: Salmon Arm, BC – Haskap 2.0 Workshop

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on April 05, 2017

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Image Credit: Karen_Hine on Flickr Dr. Bob Bors from the University of Saskatchewan and Dr. Andrew Hammermeister from Dalhousie University are coming to Salmon Arm to lead a one day workshop focusing on organic Haskap Berry production opportunities in the Shuswap. Participants will learn about plant biology, establishing and maintaining a Haskap orchard, harvesting methods, and getting your product to market. Experts will share research and best practice examples, highlighting Haskap production opportunities in the Shuswap. When: April 22, 2017 Where: Comfort Inn & Suites, 1090 22nd Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC Cost: $25 per person, includes lunch. Register Here: Salmon … Continue reading Event: Salmon Arm, BC – Haskap 2.0 Workshop

Business Mentorship Network – Alyssa & David, Plenty Wild Farms

Posted by Alyssa Belter on April 03, 2017

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We are David and Alyssa of Plenty Wild Farms – we are part of the Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network and are working with Chris Bodnar, our mentor from Close to Home Organics. We feel incredibly fortunate to receive mentorship support – thank you Young Agrarians! The primary goal for our mentorship this season is to prepare Plenty Wild Farms for the birth of our first child in June (model timing, am I right?). In a normal season, Alyssa works full-time on the farm – in the field managing day-to-day operations, at a desk bookkeeping and on the road marketing. Frankly, her … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Alyssa & David, Plenty Wild Farms

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society Schoolyard Farm Worker

Posted by Moss Dance on April 02, 2017

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Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society is hiring a Schoolyard Farm Worker to help steward market gardens on school grounds in Vancouver, BC.  Application Deadline: April 17, 2017 Good Food For All Everyone should have access to healthy food, soil, and community. We enact this vision by cultivating engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration. Fresh Roots stewards two 1⁄4 acre schoolyard market gardens on school grounds in the heart of East and South Vancouver. The food we grow is eaten in local school cafeterias and by neighbours. Our fields are hands-on learning classrooms; engaging … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society Schoolyard Farm Worker

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Square Root Farm Crew Member

Posted by Moss Dance on April 02, 2017

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The Square Root Farmers are hiring one more part time team-members to round out our crew this year! About Square Root Farm Our farm is entering it’s 12th season on our two-acre field just north of Victoria in Central Saanich. We are certified-organic and our growing techniques were developed to fit our small farm footprint. This means most of the work is done by hand with care and precision. Our farm is small, but we concentrate on efficient production of a steady supply of veggies so our days are often busy and fast-moving to keep up with our schedule. We … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Square Root Farm Crew Member

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Demitasse Market Garden at Roundhouse Farm, Assistant – POSITION FILLED

Posted by Moss Dance on April 01, 2017

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The Demitasse Market Garden at Roundhouse Farm in Victoria, BC is looking to hire someone part-time (16 hrs/week) to assist the farm manager with crop production and harvesting. About Demitasse Market Garden at Roundhouse Farm The market garden at Roundhouse Farm is a small-scale farm to table operation, supplying produce primarily to Demitasse Cafe in Oak Bay. We grow a mix of fruit and vegetable crops, including salad greens, tomatoes, brassicas, root crops, herbs, and berries as well as vegetable and flower seedlings. We use a low/no-til raised bed, high rotation growing system. The farm is located near the Victoria … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Demitasse Market Garden at Roundhouse Farm, Assistant – POSITION FILLED

Business Mentorship Network – Maddy & Elana, City Beet Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 30, 2017

CSA PIck Up Day for City Beet Farm

We are Maddy and Elana and we are the new farmers at City Beet Farm in Vancouver. We farm on a dozen different properties in East Van, around the Riley Park neighbourhood. This summer we are growing over 70 types of veggies and cut flowers for our 22 week CSA program that runs from end of May to mid-October. Our land tenure model is pretty unique. We are very fortunate to have a community of homeowners who support our business and trade us the land around their homes for weekly vegetables. We came into farming from different angles but with … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Maddy & Elana, City Beet Farm