Blog Category: Co-ops

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: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2019 positions

Posted by Moss Dance on November 30, 2018

Amara Farm

Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island? Check out Amara Farm in the Comox Valley! 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 1.25 acres of vegetables, 1 acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick, and 0.25 acre of asparagus. We utilize five hoop houses—two of which are movable—for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. Our produce is sold through a 150 share CSA, at farmers market, and to restaurants. The farm … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2019 positions

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Seed Grower and Field Crop Manager, Saanich Organics

Posted by Moss Dance on November 19, 2018

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Saanich Organics is seeking a Seed Grower and Field Crop Manager for the 2019 season! ABOUT SAANICH ORGANICS Saanich Organics is a trio of hard working, dedicated farmers from small to medium certified organic farms who have been working together since 2002. In 2008 we started a seed production arm to compliment our vegetable production and because of the dire need for farmers to keep control of our seed supply. The three farmers come together twice a week during the high season to our packing building located at Northbrook Farm in the Mt Newton Valley. Northbrook is also the location … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Seed Grower and Field Crop Manager, Saanich Organics

Farmer Podcast Club: Cooperative Power

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 06, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Cooperative Power: Young Farmers Podcast- By National Young Farmers Coalition Released Oct 19, 2018 In 1920, 14% of U.S. farmers were black – today less than 2%. Land ownership by Black farmers has also declined over the past 100 years, from 15 million acres to roughly 2 million acres. These numbers are tough, but some say they would be even worse without the leadership of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. Lindsey talks with Cornelius Blanding, executive director of the Federation, about Black land loss, how coops are helping black and rural … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Cooperative Power

FARM RESIDENCY: POUCE COUPE, BC – Wildwood Farm

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 29, 2018

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By Tim and Linda Ewert, Wildwood Farm “We are looking for energetic, passionate, co-operatively minded farmers to participate in a three-month residency on a 160 acre mixed farm in Northeastern B.C. In 1974, we homesteaded the land and now wish to retire in place while seeing the farm thrive in an atmosphere of co-operation. We hope that an organic, ecologically regenerative, partially horse-powered farming community will evolve from this residency. If this idea appeals to you, please go to https://wildwood.farm/ for details and contact information.” We came to the Peace Region as a young couple to build a farm from scratch, where … Continue reading FARM RESIDENCY: POUCE COUPE, BC – Wildwood Farm

Peace Country Gathering at Wildwood Farm

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 05, 2018

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On Saturday, September 1st a number of Peace Country farmers and friends gathered together at Wildwood Farm near Pouce Coupe, BC. …coming down the fairly long driveway the journey of Tim and Linda’s farm began. The vehicles were left on top of the hill and everyone found their way to gather in front of one of the most beautiful log homes you could imagine. While touring the farm with Linda on foot one discovery was followed by another. Linda showed us her annual and perennial gardens, the wood stove heated greenhouse, the rootcellar tucked within an earthen mound on the … Continue reading Peace Country Gathering at Wildwood Farm

April 10: Vernon – Recreating the Commons

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on April 09, 2018

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Heather Pritchard will present a talk titled: Row by Row: Recreating the Commons, Organizing Cooperative Access to Land and Food, taking place at Okanagan College, Vernon  Cost: Free No registration required. Profitable, sustainable and accessible food systems planning are top of mind for many in our region today. There is increasing interest in exploring how to provide young farmers and other food entrepreneurs access to training, land and infrastructure in order to bolster the local food economy and contribute to the North Okanagan food system. Planning for a farmland trust, an incubator farm, a farmers’ cooperative and a regional agri-food hub … Continue reading April 10: Vernon – Recreating the Commons

APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2018 positions

Posted by Moss Dance on December 29, 2017

Amara Farm

Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island for 2018? Check out Amara Farm in the Comox Valley! 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 1.25 acres of vegetables, 1 acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick, and 0.25 acre of asparagus. We utilize five hoop houses—two of which are movable—for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. Our produce is sold through a 150 share CSA, at farmers market, and to restaurants. … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2018 positions

OCT 14: MCBRIDE, BC: Kakwa Ecovillage Open House & Harvest Feast

Posted by Moss Dance on October 10, 2017

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Kakwa Ecovillage Cooperative invites potential farmers to join us for our annual Open House and Harvest Celebration to our farm Cooperative. We are a 540 acre mixed use organic methods farm. We have large vegetable gardens, small orchard of 35 apple, plum and Evans cherry trees, plus 7 berry varieties and a herd of 20 alpacas. There are several participation options available, including: short to long-term lease and full coop membership. About the Annual Harvest Feast and Open House We ask that folks arrive by 10am on Saturday. The feast meal begins at 2pm on Sat. Please bring a dish … Continue reading OCT 14: MCBRIDE, BC: Kakwa Ecovillage Open House & Harvest Feast