Blog Category: British Columbia

SURVEY: UBC Farm Management Survey

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 12, 2019

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BC vegetable farmers are wanted to respond to a survey about their farm management! The survey will include questions about field management practices, seed practices, technology use, and employment. The study is being conducted by Dr. Hannah Wittman (Principal Investigator), Susanna Klassen (Doctoral Candidate), and Chris Thoreau (Masters Student), from the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the University of British Columbia.   Your responses will help us to better understand your experiences and the sustainability challenges facing vegetable farmers like you, and contribute to ongoing research out of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm. We are especially … Continue reading SURVEY: UBC Farm Management Survey

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Sole Food Street Farms, Director of Farm Operations

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 10, 2019

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Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver, BC is seeking a Director of Farm Operations to manage and support a large staff including long-time employees and seasonal volunteers. The position will be expected to actively participate in all daily farm activities in as well as administration and planning. The right candidate will be production driven but also socially engaged and excited about working with diverse groups of people in an urban environment. 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 … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Sole Food Street Farms, Director of Farm Operations

JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 09, 2019

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Join us in Duncan, Vancouver Island for a workshop series for farmer wellness. Make 2020 your best season yet with a toolbox of practices to reduce stress and enhance your wellbeing both on and off-farm. Young Agrarians and Harmony Yoga and Wellness Center present: Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers – Gentle stretching – Deep breathing – Learn to learn to calm the mind and tame the nervous system.  4 DATES: Mondays, 3-4:30pm | January 20, 27, February 3, 10 WHERE: Harmony Yoga Centre, 360 Duncan Street, Duncan, BC COST: A suggested $20 donation for the full four sessions can be paid online during … Continue reading JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

SURVEY: HOW TO CONNECT CONSUMERS TO THEIR SOURCE OF FOOD AND FARMERS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 05, 2019

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Dallas Barnes and Anthony Csikos are a team of two recent UBC graduates determined to make eating local the norm. They hope to connect consumers directly to farms in their area through an online platform, think “digital farmer’s market”. Understanding that consumer preferences are changing and that the planet is struggling, these two are inspired to create a solution. The team is working to get farmers involved in this solution and hear their experiences and stories when it comes to selling goods. The following survey is an act of instigating that conversation! They’re looking for small-medium sized BC crop farmers … Continue reading SURVEY: HOW TO CONNECT CONSUMERS TO THEIR SOURCE OF FOOD AND FARMERS

JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Compost Education Centre, Executive Director

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 05, 2019

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The Compost Education Centre (CEC) in Victoria, BC is currently seeking an Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience in the non-profit sector, strong communication skills and a great capacity for innovative and strategic thinking. The Executive Director will complement an active Board of Directors and a dynamic team of staff and volunteers, providing leadership in achieving the strategic, financial and operating objectives of the CEC. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for executing organizational development strategies and representing the Centre to stakeholders, funders and the greater community. Duties include community partnership development, … Continue reading JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Compost Education Centre, Executive Director

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land Cooperative Shares in Johnsons Landing

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 05, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND The hamlet of Johnson’s Landing is nestled in the west-facing mountain side at the northern end of Kootenay Lake, one hour from Kaslo or two hours from Nelson, on the East side. The Purcell Wilderness Conservancy backs the property and the Fry Creek Trail is near. The Johnson’s Landing Retreat Centre (JLRC) is an educational and resource facility for the development of Body, Mind and Spirit and had … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land Cooperative Shares in Johnsons Landing

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 acres with orchard and housing in Harrop

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 28, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This farming opportunity is located in Harrop, a small community nestled on the south side of the Kootenay River, north of Nelson. The land owners that reside on this property are making their cabin available for rent to one or two farmers who are also interested in taking over the maintenance of the garden and small orchard. There is land available to increase food production and have small … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 acres with orchard and housing in Harrop

EVENT RECAP: YA Mixer @ the Basin Food Summit ~ Rossland

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 28, 2019

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On October 25 – 26, 2019, over 100 people joined us at Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC, for the Columbia Basin Mixer. The three-day Basin Food Summit kicked off on October 24th with the Food and Buyers Expo. The YA Mixer coincided with the Agricultural Forum on day two, with the third day full of unique programming aimed at new and young entrants into agriculture and food production. Participants attended the event from all across BC, travelling from as far away as Vancouver Island and central BC to join in the multi-day programming aimed at knowledge sharing, capacity building, establishing new relationships … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: YA Mixer @ the Basin Food Summit ~ Rossland

FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Rootdown Farm, Assistant Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 28, 2019

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Rootdown Farm in Pemberton, BC is hiring an Assistant Farm Manager for the 2020 season!  About Rootdown Farm Established in 2009, we grow over 25 varieties of field and hoop-house vegetables and are committed to providing the finest local produce to the communities of Pemberton and Whistler through a weekly CSA Harvest Box program, restaurants, and grocery retailers. Our farm team is responsible for seeding, transplanting, watering, weeding, harvesting and processing over 25 varieties of vegetables. Staff should display a fine balance of task efficiency with detail-oriented product quality in farm operation and customer service. We are a certified organic farm located in … Continue reading FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Rootdown Farm, Assistant Farm Manager

FARM JOBS: PEMBERTON, BC – Rootdown Farm, Field Crew (3 positions available)

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 28, 2019

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Rootdown Farm in Pemberton, BC is hiring 3 field crew for the 2020 season!  About Rootdown Farm Established in 2009, we grow over 25 varieties of field and hoop-house vegetables and are committed to providing the finest local produce to the communities of Pemberton and Whistler through a weekly CSA Harvest Box program, restaurants, and grocery retailers. Our farm team is responsible for seeding, transplanting, watering, weeding, harvesting and processing over 25 varieties of vegetables. Staff should display a fine balance of task efficiency with detail-oriented product quality in farm operation and customer service. We are a certified organic farm located in the … Continue reading FARM JOBS: PEMBERTON, BC – Rootdown Farm, Field Crew (3 positions available)