Blog Category: Ontario

FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Assistant – Education

Posted by Moss Dance on November 03, 2017

Ignatius Farm Job

Ignatius Farm in Guelph, Ontario is an organic training farm at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. They are seeking a farm education assistant for November, 2017. About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm, an organic community based training farm, is an integral part of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. The Ignatius land is considered sacred and those who work the land must have a commitment to ecology. Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, the Milton Farmers Market, local businesses, and service agencies. Farm programs include Community Gardens, Acreage rentals, Internships, Working Shares and volunteering. For more … Continue reading FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Assistant – Education

FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Assistants

Posted by Moss Dance on October 11, 2017

Ignatius Farm

Join the team at Ignatius Farm this winter, an organic farm and education centre in Guelph, Ontario! About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm, an organic community based training farm, is an integral part of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. The Ignatius land is considered sacred and those who work the land must have a commitment to ecology. Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, the Milton Farmers Market, local businesses, and service agencies. Farm programs include Community Gardens, Acreage rentals, Internships, Working Shares and volunteering. Check out this post on the Ignatius Farm website here. … Continue reading FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Assistants

Ecological Farm Internships: Modes, Experiences, and Justice

Posted by Moss Dance on August 15, 2017

Ecological Farm Internships

We are excited to share this report on ecological farm internships edited by Charles Z. Levkoe and Michael Ekers. Contributors to the report are farmers, past interns, non-profit organizations, and lawyers. The goal of the report is to “assess the implications and trajectories of the non-monetary exchanges of labour and education, among other things, taking place on ecological farms.” Read the report here: Ecological Farm Internships – Models, Experiences and Justice – Levkoe and Ekers (Interactive) The report takes a broad view of ecological farm internships—accounting for the need for labour on small farms, the educational benefits, as well as the risks and drawbacks … Continue reading Ecological Farm Internships: Modes, Experiences, and Justice

BAUTA Seed Production Capacity Building Grants

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 06, 2017

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The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, in partnership with host organizations and expert seed savers across Canada, has been offering training on seed production since 2013. There are also excellent training opportunities offered by organizations outside our program. These events can be difficult for many to attend because of the significant travel and accommodation costs. Our Seed Production Capacity Building Grant program is designed to support seed producers and farmers to access training opportunities that they otherwise would not be able to access. Growers can apply for up to $500 to attend training events on ecological field crop … Continue reading BAUTA Seed Production Capacity Building Grants

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