Blog Category: British Columbia

FEB 9-10: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER

Posted by Robin Hunt on December 15, 2018

Join us for our first ever Central B.C. winter mixer at Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus!    Based on your feedback and insights we’ve crafted an awesome program for this year’s Williams Lake Mixer with two full days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. We will have two streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with a few seasons in their pocket. Saturday night we will host a community Potluck and hear your stories … Continue reading FEB 9-10: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER

FARM JOB: ENDERBY, BC: Wild Flight Farm – Organic Vegetable Farm Manager

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 14, 2018

Wild Flight Farm 2019

Wild Flight Farm in Mara, BC, is hiring for an Organic Vegetable Farm Manager for the 2019 season. ABOUT WILD FLIGHT FARM Wild Flight Farm is a 24-acre organic market vegetable farm in BC’s North Okanagan and has provided local markets with a year-round supply of organic produce for the past 25 years. We grow a wide variety of vegetables (from Asparagus to Zucchini and everything in between) on 12-15 acres each season. Our mission is to efficiently produce high-quality vegetables and culinary herbs for local markets while providing living wages and career advancement opportunities for 12 employees. Over the years … Continue reading FARM JOB: ENDERBY, BC: Wild Flight Farm – Organic Vegetable Farm Manager

Land Opportunity: 1.75 acres Available for Market Gardening – Vernon, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on December 12, 2018

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ABOUT THE PROPERTY: The Curlew Orchard land is 20 acres with a 6 acre high density apple orchard and newly fenced 1 acre permaculture mixed fruit orchard with companion plantings.  Sean and Patrick are entering their third year of transitioning the orchard to organic status.  Curlew Orchard is a community supported agriculture (CSA) based farm and also sell at the local Farmer’s Market.  ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: The land share available for market garden is 1.75 acres.  The lovely flat field that is available was formerly an orchard and in recent past used for hay crops. It has been composted with chicken manure and green … Continue reading Land Opportunity: 1.75 acres Available for Market Gardening – Vernon, B.C

Jan 25-26: SURREY – Regenerative Agriculture & Soil Health Workshop

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 10, 2018

Regenerative Agriculture and Soil Workshop

Intensive 2-day Workshop on Regenerative Agriculture and Soil Health What: An intensive 2-day workshop on Regenerative Agriculture and Soil Health When: January 25 – 26 2019 Where: Surrey, BC This workshop has a limited capacity of 30 participants. What this workshop offers With the workshop’s heavy focus on regenerative agriculture and soil health, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to appropriately engage with their water management systems while promoting plant fertility governed mainly by soil biology. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of: Farm planning and management Streamlining farming operations with regenerative design Water management and farm hydrology Fundamentals of soil ecology and microbiology’s role in plant production Integrated pest management and promotion of biodiversity … Continue reading Jan 25-26: SURREY – Regenerative Agriculture & Soil Health Workshop

FARM JOB: Abbotsford, BC – Field Crop Management Internship, Close to Home Organics

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 09, 2018

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Close to Home Organics in Abbotsford is looking for a Field Crop Management Intern for the 2019 season!  About Close to Home Organics Our farm propagates, grows, harvests, packs and markets certified organic berries, fruit and vegetables. We sell these through direct-to-consumer outlets including farmers markets and a community shared agriculture program as well as wholesaling to bakeries and distributors. We are located at Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op in Abbotsford, on the Fraser River flood plain. We are a 7-acre certified organic farm that produces berries and vegetables of outstanding quality for local customers. We place a high value on … Continue reading FARM JOB: Abbotsford, BC – Field Crop Management Internship, Close to Home Organics

APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring/Victoria, BC – The Quarry Farm 2019 position

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 09, 2018

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Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island? Check out The Quarry Farm on Salt Spring Island! About The Quarry Farm The farm is 35 acres of varied topography (forest; valleys; ponds; wetland) with approx. 2 acres cleared and cultivated (vineyard; orchard; 30X100 greenhouse; irrigated gardens). We have a 25 hp JD tractor; a Honda rototiller; a pick-up truck; a 70 excavator; a small dump truck. We are planning a 25 share CSA program for 2019 in our neighbourhood. In the past we sold produce to restaurants in town and the farm stand.  We grow organically and plan to apply for organic … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring/Victoria, BC – The Quarry Farm 2019 position

JAN 20, 2019: VICTORIA, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 07, 2018

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Join us for a workshop with the legendary Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm, on preventing burnout and increasing farm profits with less waste and work. Ben has inspired thousands to increase efficiency and profitability on their farms, and now he’s coming to BC to share his knowledge! Ben and his wife earn a comfortable living from 1/2 acre of cultivated land working less than 35 hours per week. All kinds of farms can benefit from these lean principles, not just market gardens! WHEN: Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 1:00-6:00 PM WHERE:  Coast Salish Territory – Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street, … Continue reading JAN 20, 2019: VICTORIA, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

JAN 19-20, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Metro Vancouver Mixer with Ben Hartman

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 06, 2018

YA Mixer Langley Ben Hartman 2019

Join us for our Metro Vancouver Mixer in Langley, B.C. in partnership with the Langley Small Farm Network for two days of farm workshops & networking! Saturday kicks off with a workshop from the legendary Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm book, titled “Market Gardening with Lean: Earn a Comfortable Living with Less Waste and Work”. Ben has inspired thousands of farmers to increase efficiency and profitability on their farms, and he’s coming to BC to share his knowledge!  In the evening we will share a potluck meal, stories, and celebrate our local farming community with farmer slideshows. On Sunday, Mount Krumpit Farm and Zaklan Heritage Farm … Continue reading JAN 19-20, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Metro Vancouver Mixer with Ben Hartman

FEB 2: SQUAMISH-LILLOOET LAND LINK – WHISTLER, BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on December 05, 2018

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SQUAMISH-LILLOOET LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019   |  1-6pm Location: Whistler Athletes’ Centre (Multi Purpose Room) – 1080 Legacy Way, Whistler, B.C. Stl’atl’imc, Lil’wat & Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Territory Refreshments & snacks provided. Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Community Manager Michalina Hunter at community@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Expert Panel! GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? Are … Continue reading FEB 2: SQUAMISH-LILLOOET LAND LINK – WHISTLER, BC

WORK TRADE FOR ACCOMMODATION: DUNCAN, BC at Kinsol Valley Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on November 30, 2018

Kinsol Valley Farm

Looking for farm accommodation for work trade? Kinsol Farm in the beautiful Cowichan Valley might be the right fit for you! ABOUT KINSOL VALLEY FARM Kinsol Valley Farm is 12 acres, pasture, vegetable and herb production, orchard, wood lot and boggy bottom land. We are about 12 km south west of Duncan, rural, gravel road, poor cell reception peaceful and quiet. We have been expanding the last couple of years and are needing more help this coming year. I am a builder by trade and have taken the farm from bush to what it is now over the last 35 years. At present … Continue reading WORK TRADE FOR ACCOMMODATION: DUNCAN, BC at Kinsol Valley Farm