Blog Category: Ontario

INTERNSHIP: LEAKSDALE, ON – Montgomeryshire Orchards

Posted by Moss Dance on May 12, 2017

Montgomeryshire Internship

At Montgomeryshire Orchard, we are expanding our berry orchard to include fruits and a diverse range of berries inter-planted with nitrogen fixers and vegetables. The applicant for this position will be required to work with us on developing an organic permaculture orchard and vegetable garden. The goal is to establish an onsite farm market and u-pick operation. We will also be expanding our propagation efforts and have a nursery selling trees and shrubs. You would be involved with all aspects of the orchard from land clearing and new bed setup to seeding, planting, general maintenance, propagation from cuttings and rhizomes, harvesting and hoop … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: LEAKSDALE, ON – Montgomeryshire Orchards

FARM JOB: HUNTSVILLE, ONTARIO – The Spring Farm Muskoka Ltd. – Farm Manager

Posted by Moss Dance on March 24, 2017

The Spring Farm Muskoka Ltd

The Spring Farm is a small-scale farm situated in downtown Huntsville, Ontario that uses 100% natural and organic methods to provide locally grown vegetables. We raise turkey, chicken and sell farm fresh eggs. The farm is located only five kilometres from downtown Huntsville, making our product truly local. With the popular demand for local, organic food, The Spring Farm is growing quickly. We grow and supply fresh vegetables and unique varieties of microgreens  to a number of local restaurants and retail stores across Muskoka. We also provide workshops and education to our community, school groups and even inmates on how … Continue reading FARM JOB: HUNTSVILLE, ONTARIO – The Spring Farm Muskoka Ltd. – Farm Manager

ONLINE COURSE: Organic Vegetable Seed Production Certificate

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 21, 2017

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COG will host Canada’s first intermediate, online certificate program on Canadian Organic Vegetable Seed Production in the Spring of 2017. Course starts on April 10, 2017! Want to learn more about producing organic seeds? Want to learn more about their commercial production, harvesting, quality, marketing, breeding and more? Want to build your own seed 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 first, intermediate-level Organic Vegetable Seed Production e-learning certificate! This … Continue reading ONLINE COURSE: Organic Vegetable Seed Production Certificate

APRIL 5: BRANTFORD, ON – Tools for Protecting Farmland Forum

Posted by Moss Dance on March 16, 2017

Tools for Protecting Farmland

Attention new farmers, retiring farmers, and organizations that support the protection of farmland and access to land for new farmers: Join us to learn about Tools for Protecting Farmland, a speakers panel followed by working round table discussion about innovative and effective ways to fund and protect farmland in Ontario. This forum will be hosted by Sustainable Brant, rare Charitable Research Reserve, and Langford Conservancy Speakers to include: Wally Seccombe, formerly of Everdale Farm; Dan Naccarato, New and Young Farmers; Scott Hughes, Capacity Build; Tom Woodcock, rare Charitable Research Reserve; Kathryn Enders, Ontario Farmland Trust; and Erin Shapiro, Ontario Greenbelt Alliance. Topics to be covered: … Continue reading APRIL 5: BRANTFORD, ON – Tools for Protecting Farmland Forum

FARM JOB: Chelsey, Ontario – Black Sheep Farm Manager – FILLED

Posted by Moss Dance on February 12, 2017

Farm Job Black Sheep Farm

*** This position has been filled! *** Looking for an exciting and challenging farm job? Black Sheep Farm (Chesley, Ontario, Canada) is hiring a full-time farm manager from May to October, 2017 (~ 25 weeks). Farmer Brenda Hsueh is expecting her first child at the end of April and needs an experienced farmer to make sure the farm plan gets implemented for the year. About the Position Farm production includes a 1 acre market garden producing 30 weekly CSA packages, as well as a small flock of sheep which is intensively grazed. Market garden tasks will include soil blocking for … Continue reading FARM JOB: Chelsey, Ontario – Black Sheep Farm Manager – FILLED

INTERNSHIP: Blue Wheelbarrow Farm, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Posted by Moss Dance on February 08, 2017

Internship Blue Wheelbarrow Farm

Who We Are Blue Wheelbarrow Farm is crazy excited to be starting its second season in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario (2.5 hours east of Toronto). Holy crap­ we made it through our first drought filled season! Located just outside Bloomfield in the heart of “The County”, we are dedicated to producing fresh, organically grown vegetables of the highest quality and taste, with a strong focus on promoting local agriculture and local food autonomy. The farm is a 17 acre property with 1.5 acres cultivated for vegetable growing. We specialize in salad mixes and baby greens, but grow a wide … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Blue Wheelbarrow Farm, Prince Edward County, Ontario

February 25-26: CORNWALL, ON – 33rd Annual Farmers Conference Eco Farm Day

Posted by Moss Dance on February 03, 2017

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The 33rd annual Eco Farm 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, each year brings new opportunities for learning and building new connections. This year’s theme is The 3 R’s for Organic Agriculture: Restorative, Responsible Resilient. To fit the theme, we have aptly invited as keynote speaker world renown permaculture educator Mark … Continue reading February 25-26: CORNWALL, ON – 33rd Annual Farmers Conference Eco Farm Day

INTERNSHIPS: CRAFT Ontario’s Ecological Farming Opportunities

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on January 20, 2017

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CRAFT ONTARIO FARM INTERNSHIP POSITIONS AVAILABLE! Position: Ecological Farm Internships Organization: CRAFT South Western Ontario Locations: across Southwestern Ontario / near Guelph, Kitchener, London, and more. If you’re ready for a full, hands-on experience that will immerse you in ecological farming then you’ve come to the right place. CRAFT South West Ontario is your gateway to a farm internship experience that will change your life. Whether your dream is to have your own organic farm one day or you just want to learn some food-growing and hands-on skills that can be applied in other parts of your life, a farming … Continue reading INTERNSHIPS: CRAFT Ontario’s Ecological Farming Opportunities

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

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on January 18, 2017

COGS presents Eco Farm Day with Mark Shepard

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

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