Blog Category: British Columbia

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1+ ACRE AT CONSERVATION SITE, SOUTH SURREY

Posted by Darcy Smith on April 04, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND The property consists of just over 1 acre of non-ALR land on a 5 acre property in the Hazelmere area of South Surrey. The land is currently a wildlife conservation and research centre for birds. It was used for vegetable crops from 2011-2012 but hasnt been farmed since. There are laying hens and goats on site as well as pheasants, cranes, waterfowl, etc. Goats are currently being used to keep blackberries and small shrubs under control. There is a 12 foot perimeter fence on the property. The farm has recently received Environmental Farm Plan certification. The property features … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1+ ACRE AT CONSERVATION SITE, SOUTH SURREY

FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER, BC – Southlands Heritage Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on April 03, 2018

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Looking for a farm job in Vancouver? Check out these farm educator positions at Southlands Heritage Farm! WEEKEND FARM EDUCATOR Overview: Our new farm educator will work together with the rest of the team to create an awesome and fun one of a kind farm education facility! We are looking for someone who has both the soul of an outdoor educator and the soul of a farmer! Our ideal candidate is passionate and has experience in teaching and working with children in the outdoors. She or he is also fascinated by farming, healthy food systems, nature conservation and/or the outdoors. … Continue reading FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER, BC – Southlands Heritage Farm

April 8: Kelowna, BC – Agro-ecological Knowledge Exchange

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on March 27, 2018

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Central Okanagan Agro-ecological Knowledge Exchange  A one-day free conference/workshop held at UBCO for new farmers, researchers, and students to build community around agricultural science and local food production. Goals: To introduce interested community members and new farmers to ideas and knowledge generated from agricultural and biological research that might help them better understand and manage the processes taking place on their farms. To introduce interested researchers to farming practices and problems found in local farming systems, encouraging more research/outreach in these areas. Provide a venue for community collaboration and idea sharing around agro-ecology, farming, and local food systems.  Topics: Soil … Continue reading April 8: Kelowna, BC – Agro-ecological Knowledge Exchange

APRIL 7: WINLAW, BC – Permaculture Based Food System Design Workshop For Kootenay Farms & Homesteads

Posted by Shauna Teare on March 27, 2018

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Saturday April 7 – Full day class- Winlaw In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to successfully integrate various livestock, like chickens, cows, pigs, fowl, and rabbits into your gardening and cropping rotations. Learn how to get all your weeding, tilling, fertilizing, aeration, shredding and more done for free. You might even get bacon and eggs too. Through examples of his families 250 acres farm, Takota will introduce the principles and processes he uses to design for functional fauna interactions in the back yard or on the back forty. TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE: Permaculture design. Forest gardening. How to … Continue reading APRIL 7: WINLAW, BC – Permaculture Based Food System Design Workshop For Kootenay Farms & Homesteads

March 23: Salmon Arm, BC – Feeding Ourselves Movie Screening

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on March 22, 2018

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The Shuswap Food Action Co-op is screening Feeding Ourselves at the Salmar Classic theatre on Friday March 23 at 7pm. It’s a documentary on the Kooteney’s movement towards regional food sovereignty. Feeding Ourselves weaves intimate stories from the hopes and convictions of West Kootenay farmers and producers as they navigate undercurrents of uncertainty with our food system. Driven to embrace a livelihood supporting local resilience, these people help us appreciate the significance and potential of feeding ourselves. Admission by donation. Snacks will be available to purchase. When: Friday March 23 at 7pm Where: Salmar Classic, 360 Alexander Street, Salmon Arm, BC … Continue reading March 23: Salmon Arm, BC – Feeding Ourselves Movie Screening

Online Course: BAUTA Seed Production Course (Grants available)

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 15, 2018

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Want to learn more about producing organic seeds? Want to learn about their commercial production, harvesting, quality, marketing, breeding and more?  Want to build your own business following your own unique seed-farm business plan? If so, this course is for you! In partnership with USC Canada through The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, COG is excited to open registration for Canada’s only intermediate-level Organic Vegetable Seed Production e-learning certificate! This 22-week program runs April 9th – November 2nd, 2018 (with a summer break from July 9th – September 2nd). Designed with flexibility, this certificate program will be delivered in a part-time blended format featuring live, online instruction … Continue reading Online Course: BAUTA Seed Production Course (Grants available)

APPRENTICESHIP: KOOTENAY BAY, BC – Yasodhara Ashram

Posted by Moss Dance on March 09, 2018

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Become a part of a flourishing spiritual community at Yasodhara Ashram this summer as part of the Garden or Preserving Kitchen Learning Residency! ABOUT YASODHARA ASHRAM At the Ashram we have 1.5 acres of mixed vegetable market gardening, with a further 2 acres of established orchard growing a number of heirloom varieties. Emphasis is placed on organic full cycle food production, from soil amendment and bed preparation to crop rotation, succession and companion planting. We follow permaculture principles and practice composting, seed saving, beekeeping, and more. We use a 1,000 square foot mobile hoop house to support a three to … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: KOOTENAY BAY, BC – Yasodhara Ashram

APR 28-29: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Seminar with Jean-Martin Fortier at Bullock Lake Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on March 06, 2018 2 Comments

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In this two-day workshop Jean Martin (JM) will show you the many tools to his success, including both physical techniques and management practices that enliven his agro-ecological approach to market gardening. He will use a combination of slides, lectures, and interactive dialogue. JM will uncover the process of creating Les Jardins de la Grelinette, his acclaimed micro-farm in Québec, Canada where he actively uses 1.5 acres cultivated in permanent beds, grossing than $100,000 per acre with operating margins of about 60 percent. He will also include details about the development of Ferme des Quatre-Temps, an educational project designed to demonstrate what the … Continue reading APR 28-29: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Seminar with Jean-Martin Fortier at Bullock Lake Farm

FARM JOBS: MARA, BC: Wild Flight Farm Greenhouse & Farm Manager Positions

Posted by Moss Dance on March 05, 2018

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Wild Flight Farm near Salmon Arm, BC, is hiring for two positions: greenhouse manager and farm manager. ABOUT WILD FLIGHT FARM Wild Flight Farm is an approximately 20-acre certified organic mixed vegetable farm in Mara, B.C. that has grown into a successful business over the past 25 years. This firmly-established family farm has a strong following at year-round farmer’s markets in the communities of Salmon Arm and Revelstoke. Produce is also shipped weekly to Urban Harvest, a long-running and successful organic home delivery service in Kelowna. Over the years the farm has developed to include 12 high tunnels and a large … Continue reading FARM JOBS: MARA, BC: Wild Flight Farm Greenhouse & Farm Manager Positions

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Edible Garden Project Farmer

Posted by Moss Dance on March 01, 2018

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The Edible Garden Project is seeking a farmer to manage two abundant edible gardens in Vancouver at Loutet Farm and Sutherland Market Garden! ABOUT THE EDIBLE GARDEN PROJECT We have 2 urban farms : Loutet Farm and Sutherland Market Garden. Please visit www.ediblegardenproject.com for more details. The Farm Team will be responsible for all farm operations and Sharing Gardens growing support. Loutet Farm and the Sutherland Schoolyard Market Garden strive to reach financial self-sufficiency while serving as models of local sustainable food production and providing hands-on learning opportunities to the community. The Farmer reports to the EGP Program Manager and will … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Edible Garden Project Farmer