Blog Category: Education

OCT 9: SPARWOOD, BC – Elk Valley Round Table Farming Discussion & Potluck Social

Posted by Brittny Anderson on September 17, 2018

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Join us in the Elk Valley for a round table discussion and potluck social! This is a regional event and we are hoping to see people from Elkford and Fernie too! Live in Crowsnest Pass and interested in local food security and farm related activities? Great! We would love to have you there! Date: Tuesday October 9, 2018 Time: 4:30 – 7:30 pm  Location:  Sparwood Senior Drop In Centre 101 4 Ave, Sparwood, BC Exploring Farming Opportunities  The evening will include a presentation from Gillian Saunders about the effectiveness of electric fencing as a tool to protect fruit trees, livestock and wildlife. Gillian has … Continue reading OCT 9: SPARWOOD, BC – Elk Valley Round Table Farming Discussion & Potluck Social

How to Identify a Musculoskeletal Injury – AgSafe

Posted by Moss Dance on September 17, 2018

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By Wendy Bennett, CRSP, Executive Director, AgSafe Agricultural work requires intensive physical labour—heavy lifting and carrying, maintaining the same position for extended periods of time, and standing on ladders or uneven surfaces. Any one of these activities can lead to a Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI). A musculoskeletal injury is an injury or disorder of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels or related soft tissue, and includes sprains, strains, and inflammation that may be caused or aggravated by work. You are at risk for MSI if your work involves any of the following – lifting or reaching, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling; … Continue reading How to Identify a Musculoskeletal Injury – AgSafe

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

Farmer Podcast Club: Trina Moyles on Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 04, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. 10: Trina Moyles on Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World- AnthroDish Released Aug 28, 2018 Trina is an award winning freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories about social justice and environmental issues. Her first book, Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World (University of Regina Press) was released in early March 2018. The book is receiving critical praise from authors, scholars, and publications, including Raj Patel (author of Stuffed and Starved) who calls the book “haunting, powerful, and important”. Her journalism and … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Trina Moyles on Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World

Diggin’ Deeper Into Soil Health Workshop hosted by KBFA & QE

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 31, 2018

KBFA Soil Health Workshop

Join the Kootenay and Boundary Farm Advisors and the Quadra Estate in Beaverdell on September 11th for a workshop on soil health. Through this one-day intensive workshop with Nicole Masters of Integrity Soils, you’ll learn how to build soils to reduce the impact of extreme climate and decrease production costs. Participants will learn the fundamentals of soil management and practical skills such as conducting quick on-site assessments to monitor soil health. You can register for this free event here on the KBFA website. Check out the Facebook event for more information!

SEPT 23: EDGEWOOD, BC – Intentional Peasants Horse Plough Demo & Potluck Social!

Posted by Brittny Anderson on August 28, 2018

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Join us at Intentional Peasants near Edgewood, BC for a farm tour, horse plough demonstration & potluck social! The Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Hailey Troock, will be joining us to share more about the program. Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with and a chair or a blanket. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home. Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018 Time: 11:30 am Location: Intentional Peasants, 9987 Hwy 6, Edgewood BC Directions:  From Nakusp drive west and take the Fauquier-Needles ferry. Drive west on highway 6, don’t take the turnoff into the town of Edgewood. After about 10 km … Continue reading SEPT 23: EDGEWOOD, BC – Intentional Peasants Horse Plough Demo & Potluck Social!

VANCOUVER, BC: 2019 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Seth Friedman on August 17, 2018

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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