Blog Category: kootenays

January 13-14: Revelstoke, BC – Revy. Set. Grow!

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on November 22, 2017

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A weekend of farm-focused events to build our local food system. We would like to acknowledge and honour the Sinixt, Ktunaxa, Secwepemc, and Syilx whose traditional lands we live and learn on. When: Saturday January 13th & Sunday January 14th, 2018 Where: 600 Campbell Ave, Revelstoke, BC RSVP: Registration Form Saturday, January 13th 10am-4pm: Community Farm Info Session Heather Pritchard of FarmFolk CityFolk will facilitate a workshop on what it takes to build a successful community farm. 7pm: Film Screening of “Feeding Ourselves”  Join us for a screening of this documentary, Feeding Ourselves, exploring Kootenay food sovereignty. Sunday, January 14, 2018 1pm-6pm: Land Linking Workshop Got land … Continue reading January 13-14: Revelstoke, BC – Revy. Set. Grow!

WORK TRADE: EAST KOOTENAYS, BC – Clear Sky Farm

Posted by Darcy Smith on August 31, 2017

Echinacea field at Clear Sky Farm

Zen & a Food Forest: Farm & Food Forest Caretaker at Clear Sky Meditation Centre, BC Do you love learning and growing? Would you like to live in a community based on the values of awakening and compassion? Would you like to connect with yourself, others and the natural world more deeply If you answered “Yes!”, and you have a particular interest in farming and food forests, we invite you to apply for our 2017 Food Forest Caretaker karma yoga position. Farm and Food Forest Karma Yoga Position If you have a particular interest in farming and food forests, then … Continue reading WORK TRADE: EAST KOOTENAYS, BC – Clear Sky Farm

FARM JOB: Nelson, BC – Hill House Farm

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 30, 2017

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Hill House Farm is looking for a qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable gardener to oversee small-scale production of food and flowers and do yard maintenance, starting June 5th. This seasonal position generally begins in March with seed starting and continues through harvest, with hours increasing to 20-30 hours per week as the growing season gets into full gear. The Garden Manager will work closely with the property owner to set goals, plan, assign tasks, and prioritize. In addition to at least 2 years of paid garden work, the applicant must have excellent verbal communication and organizing skills, familiarity with permaculture principles, and … Continue reading FARM JOB: Nelson, BC – Hill House Farm

APRIL 22-23: CRESTON, BC – Soil Workshop and Field Training in Creston & the East Shore

Posted by Paris Marshall Smith on April 17, 2017

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Join in this field-based workshop in Creston & District to experience different soils and crop production environments! The workshop will travel to Herbada Farm, a commercial dairy farm on the Creston Flats; Cartwheel Farm, an organic market vegetable farm in Erickson; Twisted Roots, a four season community greenhouse in Crawford Bay; Yasodhara Ashram, an organic market garden; and Kootenay Honey Berry Farm, an emerging buckwheat, blueberry and honey farm. Fields Forward is excited to welcome educators Bill and Laticia Chapman to our region. Bill is an agrologist with the Ministry of Forest, Land and Natural Resource Operations. Currently based in Williams Lake, Bill has … Continue reading APRIL 22-23: CRESTON, BC – Soil Workshop and Field Training in Creston & the East Shore

JOB: Snow’s Hillhouse Microfarm & Inn, Nelson, BC

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on January 19, 2017

Green landscape and garden beds at Snow's Hillhouse Microfarm

Garden Manager Snow’s Hillhouse Microfarm and Inn seeks a qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable gardener to oversee small-scale production of food and flowers. The seasonal position begins in March with seed starting and continues through harvest, with hours increasing to 30 hours per week as the growing season gets into full gear. The Gardener will work closely with the property owner to set goals, plan, assign tasks, and prioritize. In addition to at least 2 years of paid garden work, the applicant must have excellent verbal communication and organizing skills, familiarity with permaculture principles, and must be 100% reliable. On-site housing … Continue reading JOB: Snow’s Hillhouse Microfarm & Inn, Nelson, BC

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

October 22: Creston, BC – New Farm Start-up Workshop

Posted by Paris Marshall Smith on October 18, 2016

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Looking to start a new farm operation in the Kootenays? Check out this New Farm Start-up workshop happening October 22nd. Its a free full day complete with lunch. October 22, 2016, 8:00AM-3:30PM Creston, BC Registration required: paris@fieldsforward.ca

Business Mentorship Network – Laticia Chapman

Posted by Kristen Nammour on May 08, 2016

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Name? Laticia Chapman Where do you farm? Tarry’s, between Nelson and Castlegar, BC What do you farm? Our family farm produces orchard fruit, flowers, & berries. What type of business structure is your farm? Sharecropping. What is your land tenure? Are there special relationships that allow for this? My parents are the landowners, and fellow farmers. How did you seriously get into farming?  I spent two growing seasons as an intern at the Bullocks Permaculture Homestead and Nursery on Orcas Island in Washington, which is where I got my practical, dirty-hands farming experience. Why did you apply for the YA Business Mentorship Network? I applied … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Laticia Chapman

People Planet & Profits; Tools & Principles for Farm Business

Posted by Shauna Teare on April 26, 2016

Farmsteding Workshop; People Planet & Profit. Kootenay Food

Farmsteading 101; An intensive workshop in the lovely Slocan Valley, with Verge Permaculture, Brought to you by The West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op , (your friends at Kootenay Food!) Workshop Friday & Saturday May 13+14 Rob & Michelle Avis own & operate two successful businesses: Verge Permaculture & Adaptive Habitat. They are not farmers, but have worked closely with many farms. In this workshop, they will share their arms-length perspective, tools and principles of great value to farm businesses. On DAY ONE, Michelle will cover an overview of the Holistic Management Framework, and demonstrate how this tool has become perhaps the … Continue reading People Planet & Profits; Tools & Principles for Farm Business

APR 12-13: Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop, Nelson, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on April 01, 2016

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Are you in the pre-planning stage of starting a food business, or have an established business whose growth you want to kick-start? Community Futures of Central Kootenays, Found Tree Product Design & Partners for Growth Advisory Services is proud to be presenting another Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop! WHEN: April 12 -13, 2016; 8:30AM-4:30PM WHERE: Community Futures of Central Kootenay, 201-514 Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E7 COST: $105 (includes GST) w/ Lunch Provided The workshop is for both professional development and building up your network. It is a great opportunity to either build-out or refresh your business plan! This is a program funded … Continue reading APR 12-13: Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop, Nelson, BC