Blog Category: Education

FEB 9-10: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER

Posted by Robin Hunt on December 15, 2018

Join us for our first ever Central B.C. winter mixer at Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus!    Based on your feedback and insights we’ve crafted an awesome program for this year’s Williams Lake Mixer with two full days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. We will have two streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with a few seasons in their pocket. Saturday night we will host a community Potluck and hear your stories … Continue reading FEB 9-10: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER

Jan 25-26: SURREY – Regenerative Agriculture & Soil Health Workshop

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 10, 2018

Regenerative Agriculture and Soil Workshop

Intensive 2-day Workshop on Regenerative Agriculture and Soil Health What: An intensive 2-day workshop on Regenerative Agriculture and Soil Health When: January 25 – 26 2019 Where: Surrey, BC This workshop has a limited capacity of 30 participants. What this workshop offers With the workshop’s heavy focus on regenerative agriculture and soil health, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to appropriately engage with their water management systems while promoting plant fertility governed mainly by soil biology. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of: Farm planning and management Streamlining farming operations with regenerative design Water management and farm hydrology Fundamentals of soil ecology and microbiology’s role in plant production Integrated pest management and promotion of biodiversity … Continue reading Jan 25-26: SURREY – Regenerative Agriculture & Soil Health Workshop

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: Salt Spring/Victoria, BC – The Quarry Farm 2019 position

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 09, 2018

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Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island? Check out The Quarry Farm on Salt Spring Island! About The Quarry Farm The farm is 35 acres of varied topography (forest; valleys; ponds; wetland) with approx. 2 acres cleared and cultivated (vineyard; orchard; 30X100 greenhouse; irrigated gardens). We have a 25 hp JD tractor; a Honda rototiller; a pick-up truck; a 70 excavator; a small dump truck. We are planning a 25 share CSA program for 2019 in our neighbourhood. In the past we sold produce to restaurants in town and the farm stand.  We grow organically and plan to apply for organic … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring/Victoria, BC – The Quarry Farm 2019 position

JAN 20, 2019: VICTORIA, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 07, 2018

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Join us for a workshop with the legendary Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm, on preventing burnout and increasing farm profits with less waste and work. Ben has inspired thousands to increase efficiency and profitability on their farms, and now he’s coming to BC to share his knowledge! Ben and his wife earn a comfortable living from 1/2 acre of cultivated land working less than 35 hours per week. All kinds of farms can benefit from these lean principles, not just market gardens! WHEN: Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 1:00-6:00 PM WHERE:  Coast Salish Territory – Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street, … Continue reading JAN 20, 2019: VICTORIA, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

JAN 19-20, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Metro Vancouver Mixer with Ben Hartman

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 06, 2018

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Join us for our Metro Vancouver Mixer in Langley, B.C. in partnership with the Langley Small Farm Network for two days of farm workshops & networking! Saturday kicks off with a workshop from the legendary Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm book, titled “Market Gardening with Lean: Earn a Comfortable Living with Less Waste and Work”. Ben has inspired thousands of farmers to increase efficiency and profitability on their farms, and he’s coming to BC to share his knowledge!  In the evening we will share a potluck meal, stories, and celebrate our local farming community with farmer slideshows. On Sunday, Mount Krumpit Farm and Zaklan Heritage Farm … Continue reading JAN 19-20, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Metro Vancouver Mixer with Ben Hartman

YA Apprenticeship: Nature’s Way Farm – Grimshaw, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 06, 2018 1 Comment

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business? Peter and Mary Lundgard and their farm manager Lilli Klamke (a fellow young farmer herself) are excited to provide you with a meaningful apprenticeship experience in your path to becoming a farmer. About the Farm Nature’s Way Farm, a 640 acre farm close to the banks of the Peace River in northern Alberta. Covered by aspen, birch, spruce, pine, and willow shelter belts, this farm provides wildlife habitat for moose, deer, beaver, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Nature’s Way Farm – Grimshaw, AB

APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2019 positions

Posted by Moss Dance on November 30, 2018

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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

January 12 & 13: ALIX, AB – Young Agrarians Central Alberta Winter Mixer

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 29, 2018 2 Comments

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Calling all farm dreamers and food growers! Join us for our 2nd Young Agrarians Winter Mixer in Alix, AB for two days farm inspiration and skill sharing to help you grow your farm business. There will be workshops on getting your farm started, farm financial planning, direct marketing, and stories from successful farm start ups. Meet with other farmers and share ideas, struggles and successes. Find mentors and supporters and learn what works right here in Central Alberta. And come for the fun! There will be farmer slide shows, the Farmer’s Library, campfires and more!!! When: Saturday, January 12 – Sunday January 13, 2019 Where:  Deer Valley … Continue reading January 12 & 13: ALIX, AB – Young Agrarians Central Alberta Winter Mixer

Dec 11: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture Open House

Posted by Susheela Kundargi on November 23, 2018

Ministry of Agriculture Open House

Farmers invited to B.C. Ministry of Agriculture open house! Ever wonder what happens at the Ministry of Agriculture? Want to meet the folks who run programs and offer support for farmers across the province? Now’s your chance to get a look behind the curtain – they’re opening the doors to their Abbotsford location to all agricultural producers, and especially new and young farmers, to help them learn what the Ministry of Agriculture has to offer as support. Plus, folks will be able to tour through the lab portion of the building and understand what goes on on that side! Where: 1767 Angus Campbell Road, … Continue reading Dec 11: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture Open House