Hosted by the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council (COFPC) The Purpose of this event was (1) to return research done in the community back to the community and (2) to launch the ‘Food Quilt’, a new movement to connect people and groups in support of food security in the Central Okanagan. On Thursday April 21, 2016, over 60 guests gathered at the Canadian Mental Health Association and enjoyed 7 presentations that showcased research related to local food security. These presentations were done in the fast-paced style known as pechakucha. Following the presentations, the guests connected with one another, shared stories, … Continue reading Central Okanagan: From Field to Fork – Research Event Summary
Info You Should Know: We (Ruth and Katie) started City Beet Farm in 2013 and have grown from a 26-member CSA to a 75-member CSA. We provide vegetables for 23-25 weeks of the year from late April until mid-October. We are mostly bicycle-powered and all of our farms are within 10 blocks (mostly less) of each other to make this convenient and efficient. We have a partnership with a local coffee shop where we do our CSA pick ups and vegetable sales. We have consistently sold out of our CSA every year and have a strong customer base and a … Continue reading City Beet Farm for Sale
photo by Sara Dent. The BAUTA Family Seed Security Initiative is offering grants to farmers interested in building their capacity and understanding of seed production through their Seed Training Support Grant. Growers can apply for up to $500 to attend the following training events on ecological seed production. These events offer intermediate to advanced training on growing vegetable seeds and field crops. Eligible costs include travel expenses and registration fees. Kneading Conference: Skowhegan, Maine – July 28, 29, 2016 Seed Savers Exchange Annual Conference & Campout: Decorah, Iowa – Jul. 15-17, 2016 NOVIC 2-day Plant Breeding Intensive: Pablo, Montana – Sept. … Continue reading Grant Opportunity for Farmers Interested in Ecological Seed Production
Farm Tour, Speakers, Demos, Food & Live Music! If you’re an aspiring farmer, current farmer, seasoned farmer, gardener or you’re a food lover that just loves to hang out with farmers (who isn’t?), we’re hosting an event for you. When: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 Time: 3:00pm (sharp) – Farm Tour Start & Speakers to Follow 6:30pm – Supper Into the Evening – Music, Mingling and Hanging Out! Who: An event for EVERYONE interested in learning about sustainable farming and growing techniques. Open to all ages and levels of farming experience. Location: Fork in the Rowed Farms 211052 township 9-0a, Lethbridge county (See map) Cost: $25/person … Continue reading Sept 10: Young Agrarians Mixer at Fork in the Rowed Farms – Lethbridge, AB
Two farmy gents with insights about setting up a solid farm lease and managing the landlord/tenant relationship
I have 53 acres of tree land up for use. The long term goal is to setup the land for multiple people to stay on while using permaculture principals to live self sufficiently. The only drawback to the property is its limited access being landlocked. 1 of the 2 ways to enter is by half mile atv/dirtbike ride from the gravel road. 2 /2 access is drive 1/4 mile into a field, then park, then walk about 560 feet onto the property! I am willing to allow use of the land very economically based on what the individual would like … Continue reading LAND: 53 Acres at Peace River, Alberta
Editor’s note: This Land/Community Farm Opportunity with Al and Hélène of Breadroot Farm comes via Kayleigh Donahue at the XY Hemp Corporation. Breadroot Farm in Saskatchewan is seeking collaborative young farmers to join in their organic grain, veggie and grassfed beef operation. Read on to learn more about these very experienced & skilled farmers! By Kayleigh Donahue In every blog post, I try to show our gratitude for the many people who have supported us in our venture. There is no one we are more grateful for than Al Boyko and Hélène Tremblay-Boyko. They have provided us with access to land, welcomed us into their home, … Continue reading LAND: Al and Helene at Breadroot Farm
It’s that time again—after an incredible visit to Wysmykal Farm in May, the Farm Apprentices and Workers Network is heading North to New Brunswick!
Southern BC: It’s a question that stumps many of us, from farmers to food policy makers to farmers’ market fans: how do we get more farmers on farmland when land prices are so high? Farmland access and land management are hot topics in British Columbia. A fresh-off-the-press report by FarmFolk CityFolk, CRFAIR, Young Agrarians and Deer Crossing the Art Farm profiles four on-the-ground projects as inspiration for land access solutions. The report’s authors affirm that they are “jointly committed to ensuring that the next generation of farmers in BC have access to land to develop viable farm operations, and that elder generations of farmers are … Continue reading Four Innovative Ways to Access B.C. Land – B.C. Farmland Access Report is Out!
UPDATE: Wild Salmon Caravan – Request for donations of food The Wild Salmon Caravan (WSC) is fast approaching and we are looking for donations of food to be shared with all 10 communities who are hosting dinners, lunches or breakfasts for the caravan, as it travels from Mount Robson to Victoria during the week of June 6 – 12, 2016. The WSC will provide opportunities to celebrate the spirit of wild salmon, and raise awareness of the ecological and social importance of wild salmon within mutual aid networks, and various forms of media and arts based engagement strategies. We are … Continue reading June 11: Wild Salmon Caravan, Vancouver, BC