Blog Category: Events

January 21-22: Kelowna, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Okanagan Winter Farmer Mixer

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on January 20, 2017

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Looking for the Young Agrarians Vancouver Island Winter Mixer? Click here! This year’s Okangan Winter Farmer Mixer is going to offer a full two days of workshops and sessions to sharpen your farm skills, and build connections with other new farmers. Join us to learn about Holistic Management, Indigenous Land and Food Systems, Crop Planning, Business Management and more! Saturday night we will host an awesome Potluck too: new and young(ish) farmers, foodies, and farm friends are all welcome! WHEN: Saturday January 21 – Sunday January 22, 2017 WHERE: Okanagan Mission Community Hall, 4409 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC COST:  Sliding scale $50-100.  All funds raised go … Continue reading January 21-22: Kelowna, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Okanagan Winter Farmer Mixer

CORNWALL, ON: Eco Farm Day with Mark Shepard | Feb 25-26

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on January 18, 2017

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The 3 Rs of Organic Agriculture: Restorative, Responsible, Resilient Keynote: March Shepard of New Forest Farm and author of Restorative Agriculture: Real World Permaculture for Farmers The 33rd annual Eco Farm Day is coming on February 25-26, 2017 at the Ramada Inn in Cornwall. The day is organized by volunteers of the Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (COG OSO). The focus is on practical techniques and management skills that work in our area, with an emphasis on sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre. As a highlight event of the season for organic (and organic curious) farmers, … Continue reading CORNWALL, ON: Eco Farm Day with Mark Shepard | Feb 25-26

Enter to Win a Greens Harvester at Our Mixers – Donated by Farmers’ Friend LLC!

Posted by Moss Dance on January 17, 2017

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Farmer’s Friend, LLC has donated one of their famous Quick Cut Greens Harvesters to YA to raffle off at our upcoming Winter Mixers in the Okanagan & on Vancouver Island! Register for a Mixer near you! REGISTER: Young Agrarians 4th Okanagan Winter Mixer REGISTER: Young Agrarians 4th Vancouver Island Winter Mixer And save up your loonies and twoonies for the raffle! Raffle tickets will be available at the Okanagan and Vancouver Island Mixers for $5/each, $10 for 3 and $15 for 5. About the Greens Harvester No more kneeling, no more knives or scissors. One person can easily cut over 175 lb. per hour! Powered by … Continue reading Enter to Win a Greens Harvester at Our Mixers – Donated by Farmers’ Friend LLC!

Young Agrarians Mixer in Port Alberni opens the Island Agriculture Show with farmers and friends social!

Posted by Sara Dent on January 11, 2017

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At this year’s annual Island Agriculture Show, the Alberni-Clayquot Regional District is coordinating a Young Agrarians Mixer. All welcome! Farmers, food lovers & friends of all ages, please join us for networking and food sharing on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017, 5:30 pm. Young Agrarians BC Coordinator, Sara Dent, will facilitate an opening networking session. There will be a light dinner provided. Please bring a dessert or snack to share! Pre-register at: www.iasshow.ca. Tickets by suggested donation $5. The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is within the traditional territory of ten First Nations. The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is a federation consisting of member Municipalities; Port Alberni, Tofino, … Continue reading Young Agrarians Mixer in Port Alberni opens the Island Agriculture Show with farmers and friends social!

FEB 19: LAND LINKING WORKSHOP – SURREY, BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on December 22, 2016 3 Comments

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Land Linking workshop hosted by Young Agrarians in partnership with the City of Surrey. Want Land? Got Land? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We Want You! 2-6 pm Land Linking Workshop – Networking, Land Access Arrangements, UMAP Demo, Expert Panel, & more! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. We’ll network, learn about land access, leases, and licenses, and hear from our expert panel on topics such as housing, finances, and more! You just might find a farmer who can turn your vacant field into a … Continue reading FEB 19: LAND LINKING WORKSHOP – SURREY, BC

December 11: VANCOUVER, BC – Hundred-Mile Banquet

Posted by Moss Dance on December 02, 2016

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Earthwise Society’s annual Hundred-Mile Banquet will be coming back for an eighth season on Sunday, December 11! The talented Chef Derek Bothwell will lead the creation of the gourmet 5-course locally-sourced menu. Guests will be amazed by the tastes of the region and may be surprised to learn what is available right here where we live. There will also be an auction held with a range of high-quality items showcasing our local region. As the signature fundraiser for the Earthwise Society, all profits made from the Hundred-Mile Banquet are invested right back into the community. Every year, Earthwise educates hundreds … Continue reading December 11: VANCOUVER, BC – Hundred-Mile Banquet

Jan 11: AIRDRIE, AB – Closing the Gap: Creating a More Profitable Business

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 01, 2016

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Registration deadline: Friday, Dec. 2nd This workshop will introduce you to the concept of continuous improvement, a holistic approach to identify sources of waste and overcome specific challenges in your business. It is the start of a journey towards increased business and operational efficiency. Learn how to: maximize your employee asset base establish a preventative maintenance program incorporate the latest technology create a culture of continuous improvement deliver value to your customers What’s in it for you? reduce inefficiencies in your business add value from field to market increase business profitability potential for one-on-one business coaching with an industry expert … Continue reading Jan 11: AIRDRIE, AB – Closing the Gap: Creating a More Profitable Business

Dec 7: Celebrating Canada’s Seed Innovators Webinar

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 01, 2016

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photo by greenkeepers.ca This is the 4th and final webinar of the 2016 season hosted by the BAUTA Initiative – time to celebrate! Please join us to hear from seed leaders in three regions of Canada. They’ll talk about their diverse and forward thinking seed initiatives that are advancing ecological seed and regional seed systems across the country. We’ll hear from Sarah Hargreaves (Ecological Farming Association of Ontario) on “farmer-led research”; Teprine Baldo & Stephen McComber (organizers of Strawberry Moon and Crow Moon Festivals, and owners of Fire Council Farms) on “seed for the community”; and Mel Sylvestre (BC Seed … Continue reading Dec 7: Celebrating Canada’s Seed Innovators Webinar

January 2017: Chilliwack, BC – Active Hope Workshop Series

Posted by Moss Dance on November 30, 2016

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The Valley Permaculture Guild presents: Active Hope Workshop Series: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy! Many of us feel overwhelmed by climate change. We want to do something, but the problem seems too big and scary. So we go on with our busy lives and pretend it’s not happening. But deep down, we know we need to be a part of the solution. This workshop series, Active Hope, will present group discussions and activities meant to move us from paralysis to action! We’ll be reading and discussing the book “Active Hope,” by the Buddhist eco-activist Joanna … Continue reading January 2017: Chilliwack, BC – Active Hope Workshop Series

Dec 1: Lillooet, BC – Farm Workshop – Making a Profit on One Acre or Less

Posted by Moss Dance on November 25, 2016

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Join us for an afternoon farm workshop that will help you create a profitable smalll-scale agricultural venture – and show you how to make your existing farm more profitable. You will also learn about efficient farm design, crop planning, growing techniques, record keeping and more. This workshop is ideal for: New and veteran food producers Ranchers who also grow food for sale Gardeners wishing to grow commercially Farm Workshop Details Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m. P’egp’íg7lha Centre, T’it’q’et Seating is limited and reservations are required. Contact lillooetagricultureandfood@gmail.com or call 250 256-9273 to reserve your spot . Workshop Presenter: Scott Bell … Continue reading Dec 1: Lillooet, BC – Farm Workshop – Making a Profit on One Acre or Less