Blog Category: Manitoba

FARM JOB: Winnipeg, MB – Johnathan’s Farm Market Gardeners

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 07, 2019

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Position: Market gardeners (full-time and part-time) Type: 4, 5, 6, and 7 month positions are available starting April/June and ending Oct/Nov. Farm: Jonathan’s Farm Location: near Winnipeg, 700 Mcphillips road, St. Andrews,  Manitoba (accom. & camping available, see below) About Jonathan’s Farm Jonathan’s Farm is located 10 minutes north of Winnipeg and grows vegetables for 400 CSA members, the Wolseley Farmers Market and the Selkirk Farmers Market. We are committed to ecological farming practices and all our vegetables are grown naturally: no pesticides or herbicides prohibited by organic standards are used. Jonathan’s Farm has been in operation since 2010 and employs 4 people during … Continue reading FARM JOB: Winnipeg, MB – Johnathan’s Farm Market Gardeners

JOB: Manitoba – Direct Farm Manitoba Coordinator

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 05, 2019

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Direct Farm Manitoba is a cooperative which advances the interests of member markets and farmers who direct market farm products to consumers by advocating on their behalf and connecting them to economic opportunities. Direct Farm Manitoba is seeking an Event Coordinator and Liaison to organize the annual Direct Farm Marketing Conference, as well as to strengthen the local food sector working on various projects as needed throughout the year. The candidate will be responsible for every aspect of the event, from initial planning to financial and evaluative reporting, under the guided mentorship of the Direct Farm Manitoba Board of Directors … Continue reading JOB: Manitoba – Direct Farm Manitoba Coordinator

Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 16, 2018

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Are you overwhelmed & paralyzed by the complexity of designing & managing land in a way that is ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient, & actually enjoyable? Join us for a 1.5 hour online webinar that will discuss the 5 steps that primary producers and homesteaders should take in order to design and implement the property of their dreams. At the end of the webinar, we will talk about the 6-day Holistic Land Design course that we are hosting with PCBFA , the County of Grand Prairie, and the MD of Greenview. Make sure to bring any questions you have … Continue reading Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 09, 2018

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Are you overwhelmed & paralyzed by the complexity of designing & managing land in a way that is ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient, & actually enjoyable? Join us for a 1.5 hour online webinar that will discuss the 5 steps that primary producers and homesteaders should take in order to design and implement the property of their dreams. At the end of the webinar, we will talk about the 6-day Holistic Land Design course that we are hosting with PCBFA and the County of Grand Prairie. Make sure to bring any questions you have about your own land design … Continue reading Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Letters to an Elder Farmer

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 05, 2018

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Inspired by Stone Barns Centre for Food & Agriculture’s recently published book Letter to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming and Our Future, Young Agrarians invited young farmers to write Letters to an Elder Farmer. As young farmers, we walk in the footsteps of those that have come before us caring for the land and cultivating a community that values organic and ecological farming. You may have noticed too, that young farmers have also been blazing new trails to adapt to our changing society and changing planet. We hope, like the book Letters to a Young Farmers, that the stories in these … Continue reading Letters to an Elder Farmer

Letters to an Elder Farmer: Britt Embry

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 05, 2018

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“May those who are hungry be fed.” – Tess Taylor, Work & Days Dear elder farmer, My partner, Justin, and I farm five acres of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs in southwestern Manitoba on the La Salle river — a slow-moving river that widens and narrows throughout mostly agricultural land before emptying into the famed Red River in Saint Norbert. Our land is good, but not ideal for vegetables. When Justin went to discuss how to amend our soil with a soil scientist, his advice was: “Consider moving.” (Were this a letter to an older soil scientist, my first point … Continue reading Letters to an Elder Farmer: Britt Embry

Online Course: BAUTA Seed Production Course (Grants available)

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 15, 2018

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Want to learn more about producing organic seeds? Want to learn about their commercial production, harvesting, quality, marketing, breeding and more?  Want to build your own business following your own unique seed-farm business plan? If so, this course is for you! In partnership with USC Canada through The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, COG is excited to open registration for Canada’s only intermediate-level Organic Vegetable Seed Production e-learning certificate! This 22-week program runs April 9th – November 2nd, 2018 (with a summer break from July 9th – September 2nd). Designed with flexibility, this certificate program will be delivered in a part-time blended format featuring live, online instruction … Continue reading Online Course: BAUTA Seed Production Course (Grants available)

Feb 23 & 24: Prairie Organics Conference – Brandon, MB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 23, 2018

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This conference is free to students with valid student id.  The second Prairie Organics Conference and Trade Show will reprise its successful 2016 format of pairing leading edge science with the best organic farmers in Canada. With 26,000 square feet of exhibit space, the free trade show features its own Ag Innovation Stage, the largest organic tradeshow in western Canada and free customized meetings for buyers and growers of organic grain. Below are some of the highlights from the conference stream. Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, February 23-24, 2018 The conference and trade show will take place in the Keystone Centre in … Continue reading Feb 23 & 24: Prairie Organics Conference – Brandon, MB

Calling all prairie vegetable growers: We want your input!

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 13, 2017

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The overall goal of this project is to ensure that Canadian vegetable farmers and seed producers have access to high quality seed that are well adapted to their particular region. Samantha Flasha with the Bauta Initiative will be hosting meetings (conference calls) for those who are interested on. For Alberta farmers the call will be on January 17th, for Saskatchewan Farmers to call will be on January 18th and for Manitoba farmers the call will be on January 19th. During the calls we will identify the most important traits you would like to see improved or developed in the varieties … Continue reading Calling all prairie vegetable growers: We want your input!

Job: Winnipeg, MB – Programs Coordinator, FortWhyte Farms

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 11, 2017

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 Reporting to the Farm Manager, the Farm Program Coordinator is responsible for the development and delivery of core FortWhyte Farms programming to under-served youth, as well as other programs and activities based at FortWhyte Farms. Principal Tasks: Program Development and Delivery (65%) Develop and deliver programming for youth, based on food and agriculture activities of the farm, emphasising on hands-on, experiential learning linked to the Education for Sustainable Development Curriculum and related Mb Curriculum learning outcomes Develop and deliver program activities related to healthy living, nutrition, culinary and employment skills with Farm Leadership Training Programmer and Program Assistant Create and … Continue reading Job: Winnipeg, MB – Programs Coordinator, FortWhyte Farms