Blog Category: British Columbia

FARM INTERNSHIP: Amara Farm, Courtenay, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on March 01, 2017

Amara Farm Internship

Learn about all aspects of organic vegetable production with this farm internship at Amara Farm. About Amara Farm Amara Farm is a 26 acre certified organic farm located about 6 km north of Courtenay, BC. We have two cleared fields surrounded by a buffer of forest. We grow vegetables on one acre and have one acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick. We utilize five hoop houses for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. We keep a small flock of laying hens for eggs. Our produce is sold through a 120 share CSA, at farmers market, and … Continue reading FARM INTERNSHIP: Amara Farm, Courtenay, BC

March 4: AGASSIZ, BC – New Farm Start-Up Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on February 28, 2017

Agassiz farm workshop

The New Farm Start-Up workshop is a great learning opportunity for those who are thinking of a career in farming.  There will be a workshop hosted by the District of Kent (Agassiz) on March 4th, at 7170 Cheam Avenue. If you are wanting to farm you may want to consider locating in Agassiz. The community has many attributes that make it a very good place to start a farm, including somewhat lower land prices, excellent water resources and very good soil. In addition, the climate in Agassiz tends to be quite warm in the summer.  In short, the growing conditions in Agassiz … Continue reading March 4: AGASSIZ, BC – New Farm Start-Up Workshop

RESIDENCY: Kootenay Bay, BC – Yasodhara Ashram Food Flow

Posted by Moss Dance on February 27, 2017

Yasodhara Ashram

The Yasodhara Ashram Food Flow Learning Residencies are a unique opportunity to broaden and deepen your understanding of organic sustainable agriculture, food preservation and local food sourcing. Expand your organic food production skills as you learn the practice of Karma Yoga, or selfless service, an essential part of life at Yasodhara Ashram. Food production Learning Residencies available at the Ashram this growing season include Garden, Preserving Kitchen and Food Systems. Located in the rural community of Kootenay Bay, these full-time, 6-8 month Learning Residencies provides hands-on experience in the full cycle of food production, procuring and preserving food from the … Continue reading RESIDENCY: Kootenay Bay, BC – Yasodhara Ashram Food Flow

INTERNSHIP: Slocan Valley, BC – Crooked Horn Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on February 20, 2017

Crooked Horn Farm

About Crooked Horn Farm Crooked Horn Farm is a productive small-scale certified organic vegetable and specialty mushroom farm in the Slocan Valley, 45 km from Nelson, BC. We manage about 1-1/2 acres of veggies and cover crops, including garlic and potatoes, and about 2 acres of perennial cover crops. Our produce is sold through farmers markets, CSA, local restaurants and grocery stores, as well as from the farm. We are right on the beautiful and pristine Slocan River which provides quick relief from the hot Kootenay sun.  Your host farmers are Gord and Ange. We are a  couple in our … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Slocan Valley, BC – Crooked Horn Farm

INTERNSHIP: Nelson, BC – Hummingbird Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on February 18, 2017

Hummingbird Farm

Hummingbird Farm is certified organic (KOGS#84) and grows food and flowers—see our website hummingbirdfarmbc.com. We live in the scenic Slocan valley on the Slocan river and on farm accommodation is in a furnished yurt that is off in a private portion of the farm. A swimming hole is 100 feet from the yurt. We have kayaks and bikes available. There are fantastic hiking and biking opportunities outside our door. We are 30 min from Nelson. We are looking for an intern who is hard-working, physically fit, willing to embrace all farm practices and is enthusiastic about sustainable organic farming. Day to … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Nelson, BC – Hummingbird Farm

Looking for Land: Meet Teamster Christine

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 16, 2017

Cadence Lane Farm Draft Team Pulls Logs w/ teamster, Christine

CHRISTINE BEATTIE: HORSE TRAINER, TEAMSTER & FARMER IS SEARCHING FOR A HOMESTEAD IN THE COWICHAN VALLEY Hello! My name is Christine; I am a passionate horse trainer, teamster, and farmer, as well as the human power behind Cadence Lane Farm in the Cowichan Valley.  After close to four years on the same farm, I have outgrown the space I am on and am seeking a new homestead to lease and call home. My way of life and ambitions in farming with horses are inspired by a purpose, a principle, and a possibility.  The purpose is to work in harmony with Mother Nature, to … Continue reading Looking for Land: Meet Teamster Christine

FARM JOB: Agassiz, BC – Farm Projects Coordinator, Earthwise Society

Posted by Moss Dance on February 15, 2017 1 Comment

Earthwise Society

Earthwise Society has been a not for profit leader in community-based environmental education for over 30 years. The Society operates a demonstration garden of sustainable landscape practices and organic food production in South Delta. Recently, Earthwise initiated the establishment of a new destination resource located in Agassiz, BC. We have an exciting opportunity for an energetic and articulate individual who is passionate about making a personal contribution to sustainability at the Agassiz site. Reporting to the Executive Director in South Delta, the Farm Projects Coordinator will carry out on-site activities for the development, operation, and maintenance of the Earthwise Farm … Continue reading FARM JOB: Agassiz, BC – Farm Projects Coordinator, Earthwise Society

Farm Job: Enderby – Fre-Da-Ro Farm Worker

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on February 15, 2017

willem photo

Fre-Da-Ro Farm is a certified organic farm focusing on ethical and natural mean to raise lamb, beef, chicken, turkeys, eggs, and ancient grains for organic markets. The farm is 167 acres and is located on the beautiful Shuswap River in the North Okanagan community of Enderby. Owner Willem Roell has been farming in this location for over 40 years, focusing strongly on organic farming for the last 17 of those years. Willem is a strong advocate for organic farming, agriculture and livestock. He has been instrumental in developing a vision and bringing methods and infrastructure of organic farming to B.C. … Continue reading Farm Job: Enderby – Fre-Da-Ro Farm Worker

INTERNSHIP: Duncan, BC – Providence Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on February 15, 2017

Providence Farm

Providence Farm is seeking four awesome interns to complete the Farm team for the 2017 season.  This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and work with some great people.  If you have a keen interest in experiencing a full season immersed in the hard work of organic farming and are committed to working respectfully in an environment with a diversity of people with varying abilities we might be the right farm for you.  About Providence Farm Providence Farm is located just 5 minutes east of the city of Duncan. Our property is located at the base of the storied … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Duncan, BC – Providence Farm

FARM JOB: Nanoose Bay – Nanoose Edibles Farm Manager

Posted by Moss Dance on February 14, 2017

Nanoose Edibles

Nanoose Edibles Farm, located between Nanaimo and Parksville on Vancouver Island, is seeking a Crop Manager for the 2017 season. Certified Organic since 1997, the farm markets into the Nanaimo region, Tofino/Ucluelet, local restaurants and health food stores, a CSA box program and our on-farm store. The farm is open year-round and maintains greens production and other local products throughout the winter months. The farm is well resourced and owns a variety of old and new machinery, shops, greenhouses, berry fields and tree fruit orchards. The farm does have a good reference library and a history of farm experience. The … Continue reading FARM JOB: Nanoose Bay – Nanoose Edibles Farm Manager