Blog Category: Ontario

#foodandlabour 1/3: Ecological Farming with Interns and Volunteers in Ontario

Posted by Moss Dance on May 17, 2016

Farming through Interns and Volunteers

By Michael Ekers and Charles Levkoe Originally published by Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario in Ecological Farming in Ontario, Volume 36, Issue 5. There are increasing numbers of interns, apprentices and volunteers working on small- and medium sized ecological farms across Ontario, but also across North America and Europe.  More and more, farmers are looking to young people seeking farm experiences as a way to train the next generation of farmers and meet the labour demands of their operations.  As readers will surely know, interns often exchange their labour for room and board, a stipend and importantly, training in organic, … Continue reading #foodandlabour 1/3: Ecological Farming with Interns and Volunteers in Ontario

JOB: FT Organic Farm Vegetable Production Assistant, Our Little Farm, QC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 25, 2016

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Employer: Our Little Farm / www.ourlittlefarm.ca Location: Lochaber-Partie-Ouest (Outaouais), Quebec (about 40 min. from Ottawa) Job Description: Ever thought about being a farmer? Here’s a job that will help you gain valuable experience on a farm. Under the supervision of the farmer and the production manager, you will help us produce over 35 different types of organic vegetables and participate in many aspects of running a farm, such as: Harvest: picking, washing and packing vegetables for our CSA boxes. Greenhouse: preparation of seeding mix, seeding and potting up. Field: transplanting, weeding, pruning, irrigation and pest control. Machinery Operation: Tractor and … Continue reading JOB: FT Organic Farm Vegetable Production Assistant, Our Little Farm, QC

The Farm Viability Series: Winter Webinars for Farm Business

Posted by Kristen Nammour on November 23, 2015

Farm Business Webinars for Canadian New Farmers

Do you know what’s making money on your farm? Are you thinking about trying a new marketing strategy or crop? Are you asking yourself if you can farm the way you want – and be financially viable? FarmStart’s Farm Viability Series is a chance to dig deeper into financial tools for evaluating and improving your current or future farm business. The series of 4 webinars, in partnership with NORDIK Institute and AMI, explores financial literacy, setting prices, managing debt and accessing land. COST: $25 each OR save when you register for all 4 webinars – $70; If you are near Guelph or … Continue reading The Farm Viability Series: Winter Webinars for Farm Business

OCTOBER 24 & 25: Growing a Permaculture Orchard, Kingston & Guelph, ON

Posted by Kristen Nammour on October 15, 2015

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Interested in Growing a Permaculture Orchard for farmers, communities, and pollinators? Join the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario in collaboration with Young Agrarians for two half-day workshops by Stefan Sobkowiak. Workshops will be held in Kingston & Guelph, ON. Join Stefan for this unique opportunity to learn about: Permaculture orchard design Variety selection and pest management Tools and equipment Profitability and economics Benefits to pollinators REGISTER ONLINE NOW! KINGSTON DATE: Saturday, October 24, 2015 | 1:00-4:30pm LOCATION: Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Wilson Room 130 Johnson St, Kingston, ON Join & Share this event on Facebook! GUELPH DATE: Sunday, October 25, 2015 | 1:00-4:30pm LOCATION: Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk St, Guelph, ON … Continue reading OCTOBER 24 & 25: Growing a Permaculture Orchard, Kingston & Guelph, ON

Let’s Hangout, Eat, and Make Music Together

Posted by Julie Baribeau on April 28, 2015

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Hey friends, let’s hangout some more! We’re gonna eat and chat and sing and make beautiful springtime melodies together at the West End Well in Ottawa May 10th at 5:30pm. Check out the Facebook event. Salut la gang, on veut se revoir! On va manger et jaser et chanter et créer des belles mélodies printanières ensemble au West End Well à Ottawa le 10 mai à 17:30. Voir l’évènement sur Facebook. Bring some food to share and whatever acoustic instruments you want (shakers and spoons count!). Our friend Norah Erickson will be leading a bit of a song circle at … Continue reading Let’s Hangout, Eat, and Make Music Together

MAR 27 Young Agrarians & NFU Youth BARN MIXER – Wakefield, Quebec

Posted by Sara Dent on March 27, 2015

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Version français a suivre:) Join Young Agrarians and National Farmers Union of Canada Youth in Wakefield, QC for an evening of networking, food and fun! GET INSPIRED by hearing about the work of young farmer coalitions in Canada and south of the border. Please join this event on Facebook and help us get the word out by inviting your people! Sophie Ackoff, Field Director for the National Young Farmers Coalition, will be speaking to to us about their  grassroots campaign to mobilize and empower young farmers across the United States, and how they have managed to successfully impact American agricultural … Continue reading MAR 27 Young Agrarians & NFU Youth BARN MIXER – Wakefield, Quebec

INTERNSHIP: Crickhollow Biodynamic Farm, Neustadt, ON

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 16, 2015

Crickhollow Rainbow

For the 2015 season Crickhollow Farm is offering a Garden Internship on their farm. During the internship you will learn how to keep a half acre biodynamic market garden and CSA. The internship includes working with the following: Annual vegetable production Perennial herb garden Direct seeding and transplanting Weeding and bed management with crop rotation and cover cropping Practice using biodynamic preparations, the planting calendar and appreciating the farm as an individuality Marketing Harvest for weekly farmer’s market and CSA pickup Plant and pest identification The Farm: We have 50 acres of field, hedgerows and woods and are cooperating with our … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Crickhollow Biodynamic Farm, Neustadt, ON

INTERNSHIP: Zocalo Organics, Hillsburgh, Ontario

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 10, 2015 1 Comment

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Zócalo Organics is seeking motivated, humble, and passionate individuals to join us this coming season at our organic community farm. Position: Farm Intern/ Learning Exchange Type: Internship with food, accom., stipend (see below) Website: zocaloorganics.ca   Location: in Hillsburgh, Ontario.  Close to Guelph, Fergus, Orangeville, and Erin, and 1 hour from Toronto. We offer several Internship/Volunteer positions: Our FULL SEASON internship program runs from April 12-November 21.  This is the most beneficial of our programs for aspiring farmers and special care will be taken to offer an enriching learning experience for these individuals.  This includes a monthly stipend of $250.  Both beginners and experienced applicants will be considered for this position. … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Zocalo Organics, Hillsburgh, Ontario

Decompte final pour l’evenement des jeunes cultivateurs de la region d’Ottawa-Outaouais

Posted by Julie Baribeau on February 20, 2015

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Crédit: Alex Chabot, Photo prise aux Jardins de la Grelinette M’sieurs-dames, Voici les détails finaux pour l’évènement des Young Agrarians (jeunes cultivateurs) jeudi prochain, le 26 février au deuxième étage de la Coop West End Well (969 rue Wellington Ouest, Ottawa). Si vous pourriez SVP confirmer votre présence au plus tard lundi le 23 février cela nous aidera à confirmer les nombres! Si vous inscrivez sur fb que vous allez y être, nous allons considérer ça comme un RSVP. C’est important pour que nous sachions si nous avons assez de place! Voici un aperçu de ce que nous avons spécialement planifié … Continue reading Decompte final pour l’evenement des jeunes cultivateurs de la region d’Ottawa-Outaouais