Blog Category: British Columbia

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!

Kootenays, BC: Biodynamic Seed Collection for Sale

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2019

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Seeking an aspiring organic/biodynamic grower/seedmeister to carry on the stewardship of a biodynamic seed collection from Aurora Farm, the first commercial BD heirloom seed company in North America. These seeds were cultivated in accordance with Biodynamic principles allowing life forces to give rise to nutrient dense crops with many varieties grown out for 30 years. They were cultivated on a hilltop in the Kootenay River Valley that was particularly suitable for seed production and Demeter and Organically Certified. Aurora Farm concurrently hosted a biodynamic apprenticeship training program from the early 90’s until the early 2000’s. Seed harvesting screens (6) and … Continue reading Kootenays, BC: Biodynamic Seed Collection for Sale

2019 South Coastal BC Compost Guide -SPEC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 16, 2019

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South Coastal BC Compost Guide Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) has released a fantastic compost guide, updated for 2019. It contains information on identifying quality compost, how much to apply, and where to buy in the Lower Mainland. We hope this is helpful resource as you plan your farm amendments this season! Download the Compost Guide here: What is this Compost Guide about? This publication is an updated version of the 2018 ‘Composts for Farm Use Survey’ SPEC document created with the purpose of pursuing the issues relevant to the evaluation of local composts for farm use. For more in-depth … Continue reading 2019 South Coastal BC Compost Guide -SPEC

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Assistant Farm Manager, Sole Food Street Farms

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 16, 2019

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Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver, BC is hiring an Assistant Farm Manager! About Sole Food Street Farms Sole Food Street Farms is an urban farm located in the City of Vancouver.  We grow out of boxes placed on vacant urban land, totalling approximately 3 acres of growing space and are production driven.  We grow a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs, including mediterranean fruits from our orchard.  We use sustainable farming practices and farm almost entirely using hand tools.  Peak season, we sell at three farmers markets, approximately 60 restaurants and a 50 member CSA. Sole Food Street Farms is … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Assistant Farm Manager, Sole Food Street Farms

LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF-GRID WEST COAST HOMESTEAD WITH CO-OWNERSHIP POTENTIAL – BAMFIELD, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 15, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND We are Jan and Nelson Meadows. We have been stewarding this 40-acre property 13 kms outside of Bamfield for the past 13 years. We have built a productive organic garden, multiple alternative energy sources, buildings and a self-sufficient way of life – we love eating fresh, organic food from the gardens nearly year-round, hosting WWOOFERs from all over the world, and sharing the knowledge we have gained in living this lifestyle. The property was clear cut about 30 years ago. The forest is now growing back with natural regeneration that includes all the native plant species. Our hope is to help nurture … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF-GRID WEST COAST HOMESTEAD WITH CO-OWNERSHIP POTENTIAL – BAMFIELD, BC

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Accreditation Administrator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 15, 2019

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The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) in Vernon, BC is seeking to hire a temporary accreditation administrator to cover maternity leave for 12-18 months. The Administrator works closely with the COABC Accreditation Board Director. This is a part time position, 28 hours per week, Monday to Thursday. The position will be based out of our Vernon office with a starting wage of $20.00 per hour. ABOUT COABC COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony. COABC views the organic certification system as an effective way to move agricultural production to more sustainable methods. … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Accreditation Administrator

Land Opportunity: 1 acre available for Market Garden – Coldstream, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 11, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND This plot of land located in the heart of beautiful Coldstream, B.C. is just under an acre and would be ideal for a small scale market garden. It has a long history of agricultural use, as it was originally a part of Coldstream Ranch, however it has been fallow for many years.  The soil is healthy, the plot gets full sun and there is an irrigation hookup available.  There is the possibility of storage/cooler space in the barn. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The land owners would like to see the property used to grow food with organic practices.  The … Continue reading Land Opportunity: 1 acre available for Market Garden – Coldstream, B.C

FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER – Sky Harvest, Microgreen Shift Supervisor & Bike Delivery/Farm Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 11, 2019 1 Comment

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Sky Harvest is seeking a Shift Supervisor & Bike Delivery & Microgreen Farm Assistant for their certified organic microgreen farm in Vancouver, BC Sky Harvest is looking for candidates with a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, interested in joining their team of dedicated employees and volunteers whose unique talents shape Sky Harvest’s development. ABOUT SKY HARVEST Sky Harvest is Canada’s first certified organic, urban farm. Our work transforms the urban landscape, improves access to healthy produce and provides a place of community, education and work for local residents. Our current focus is growing microgreens and delivering them by bicycle to Vancouver’s top chefs … Continue reading FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER – Sky Harvest, Microgreen Shift Supervisor & Bike Delivery/Farm Assistant

FARM JOB: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Farm Manager, Northern Lights Estate Winery

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 11, 2019

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Northern Lights Estate Winery in Prince George, BC is hiring a Farm Manager to expand their orchards! ABOUT Northern Lights Estate Winery We are BC’s largest and northernmost winery located in Prince George. There are 3  orchards located in town and 2 orchard leased that are located out of town for a total 23 acres in production and over a dozen type of fruit such as haskap, rhubarb, saskatoon, raspberries. All the berries produced are transformed at our facility into fruit wine sold through out the province. At the moment, the winery is producing 11,000 cases and is in the … Continue reading FARM JOB: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Farm Manager, Northern Lights Estate Winery

WORK TRADE: EAST KOOTENAYS, BC – Clear Sky Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 08, 2019

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Farm & Food Forest Caretaker at Clear Sky Meditation Centre, BC Are you passionate about personal growth, meditation and community learning? If you answered “Yes!”, and you have an interest in permaculture and food forests, we invite you to apply for our 3 month residential intensive. Farm and Food Forest Karma Yoga Position If you have a particular interest in farming and food forests, then we invite you to apply for our 2019 Food Forest Caretaker karma yoga position. Clear Sky is proudly home to one of Canada’s largest cold climate food forests. Designed in 2012 and planted in 2013, … Continue reading WORK TRADE: EAST KOOTENAYS, BC – Clear Sky Farm