Blog Category: Education

VANCOUVER, BC: 2019 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Seth Friedman on August 17, 2018

UBC Farm Practicum

The 2019 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications! The UBC Farm Practicum can be taken as either a six-month (April – October), or as a four-month (April – August), experiential-learning program.  The program is part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), and is designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in applying their learning about sustainable agriculture and food systems. The program is often taken as a non-credit Certificate program; however, 6-9 academic credits are available for interested students. Participants gain a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, and a network … Continue reading VANCOUVER, BC: 2019 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

SEPT 9: SURREY, BC: Zaklan Heritage Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on August 09, 2018

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Want to check out Zaklan Heritage Farm, nerd out about farming, while eating delicious things? Gemma and Doug have extended the invite to join them at Zaklan Farm for a farmer hangout and potluck! Here’s what they are offering: “Lets all hang on the farm and eat things and be grateful that August is over. Join us for an evening of shop talk and tasty eats. This is going to be a farmer focused event, as opposed to previous years when it was more of a community event. We want to share some of our new tools and gadgets we’ve got … Continue reading SEPT 9: SURREY, BC: Zaklan Heritage Farm Tour & Potluck

Sept. 15 – Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living Presents: For the love of bread! How we grow grains using biointensive techniques

Posted by Brittny Anderson on August 08, 2018

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Join us at the Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living’s Biointensive Center in Meadowbrook BC (Near Kimberley) for an event themed around bread production! Sharon and James will feature a mini-workshop that details all of the steps they take to grow grains using biointensive techniques. The tour and the workshop will be followed by potluck.  Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 Time: 3:00 pm Location: Biointensive Center, 2371 Thomason Rd in Meadowbrook near Kimberely, BC Directions: Turn on to Thomason Rd and keep straight. Their driveway is on the right just before hideaway kennels. We’ll post signs to make it easy for guests. More about Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living and their Biointensive … Continue reading Sept. 15 – Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living Presents: For the love of bread! How we grow grains using biointensive techniques

Sept. 14 – Salix and Sedge Farm Tour & Potluck Social

Posted by Brittny Anderson on August 08, 2018

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Join us at Salix and Sedge in Salmo, BC for a farm tour & potluck social! Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with and a chair or a blanket. Date: Friday, September 14, 2018 Time: 5:00 pm Location: Salix and Sedge 204 Curwen Road, Salmo More about Salix and Sedge Salix and Sedge  is a certified organic vegetable farm. They grow a wide range of vegetables for their Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program and for selling at the Salmo Valley Farmer’s Market. From radishes and kale to carrots and tomatoes, they have planned a diverse selection for the whole growing season. They … Continue reading Sept. 14 – Salix and Sedge Farm Tour & Potluck Social

AUG 25-26: KOOTENAYS – North Kootenay Lake Multi-Farm Tour

Posted by Brittny Anderson on August 06, 2018

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Join Young Agrarians for a two day, multi-farm tour at the stunning north end of Kootenay Lake (Johnsons Landing, Meadow Creek and Argenta) August 25 & 26, 2018. We will be touring several diverse farms (Animals, Herbs, CSA, Market Gardens, Agritourism),  explore local farm resources in the area and and learn about grizzly bear coexistence solutions from Gillian Saunders. Participants are invited to join us for part of, one or both days. Camping Saturday night is available on a local farm but numbers are limited. The event will start at 10:00 am on both days at 2251 Kootenay Joe Road. Click … Continue reading AUG 25-26: KOOTENAYS – North Kootenay Lake Multi-Farm Tour

AUG-DEC 2018: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Workshops

Posted by Seth Friedman on August 01, 2018

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UBC Farm is excited to announce that registration for the second half of our 2018 workshop series is now open! The UBC Farm hosts a wide range of workshops covering everything from gardening and seed saving to herbal medicine, weaving, fermenting, foraging, and much more.  All of our workshops are beginner friendly and open to everyone. Check out our upcoming workshops below, or visit our website: ubcfarm.bc.ca We suggest registering early as our workshops have limited seats and often sell out—to register for any of our workshops, please click the link of the workshop you are interested in below and find the registration … Continue reading AUG-DEC 2018: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Workshops

Don’t Miss a Step When it Comes to Ladder Safety!

Posted by Moss Dance on July 23, 2018

Ladder Safety AgSafe

By Wendy Bennett, CRSP, Executive Director, AgSafe Falls from ladders are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries. Sprains and strains are the most common types of injuries associated with ladder use resulting from overreaching, shifting weight or body position, and lifting or carrying ladders. Tripod ladders, also known as orchard ladders, are commonly used by workers to harvest tree fruit and by landscape workers for pruning and hedge trimming.  This type of ladder should never be used like a step ladder or an extension ladder because it is not designed to be set up on firm, smooth ground and may … Continue reading Don’t Miss a Step When it Comes to Ladder Safety!

APPRENTICESHIP: COURTENAY, BC – Lost Savanna Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on July 18, 2018

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Are you interested to learn about organic pasture raised meat production? Lost Savanna Farm is looking for an apprentice to join our team starting immediately until the end of October. ABOUT LOST SAVANNA FARM Our 73 acre Certified Organic, Certified Demeter farm is devoted to raising animals on pasture to produce the highest quality meat (chicken, pork and beef) and eggs. We sell our meat primarily through a 60 member monthly meat CSA and at the farmers market on Saturdays. The farm is a diverse mix of pasture, silvopasture, forest, permaculture orchard, household garden, ponds and wetlands. We are not … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: COURTENAY, BC – Lost Savanna Farm

Our New Columbia Basin Coordinator is Seeking Your Input on Events

Posted by Brittny Anderson on July 16, 2018

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Meet your Columbia Basin Program Coordinator, Brittny Anderson Brittny Anderson grew up in the Columbia Basin. She is excited to join the Young Agrarians team and work with farmers around the region. Brittny became deeply passionate about food systems while working as an intern at Bija Vidyapeeth (Earth University) Vandana Shiva’s Biodiversity Conservation Farm in India. Since her internship, she has earned her M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Policy, worked for local governments (RDCK, Town of Creston, City of Cranbrook) and is an entrepreneur. In her free time Brittny loves to garden, cook, hike with her dog and spend time … Continue reading Our New Columbia Basin Coordinator is Seeking Your Input on Events

JUL 10,11,15: WINLAW & PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Seed Production Workshops

Posted by Moss Dance on June 18, 2018

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Demand for organic seed is increasing across North America and many regions of BC offer a great growing environment for seed crops. On-farm seed production can bring additional revenue to your farm and help you grow seed optimally suited to your farm environment. SEED PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS WITH PATRICK STEINER Join long-time organic seed producer and founder of Stellar Seeds, Patrick Steiner, for these seed production workshops and field days in Winlaw (July 15) and Prince George (July 10 & 11). These workshops include both classroom and field time as Patrick covers the fundamentals of seed production in the classroom and … Continue reading JUL 10,11,15: WINLAW & PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Seed Production Workshops