Blog Category: Organizations

The College Farmer: An Interview with Lucas Chan

Posted by Monica Allaby on February 06, 2017

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This article is part of The College Farmer, a series of interviews with student farmers from across Canada.  Born and raised in Vancouver, Lucas Chan is a student in the Faculty of Land Systems at the University of British Columbia. He is currently the President of Roots on the Roof, a student-run club that manages the rooftop garden space and the community garden plots on the Student Union Building at the University of British Columbia. Founded in 2014, Roots on the Roof creates a communal space that celebrates sustainable and just food systems through healthy relationships with food, each other, and the natural world. … Continue reading The College Farmer: An Interview with Lucas Chan

JOB: Sackville, NB – ACORN Executive Director

Posted by Monica Allaby on January 08, 2017

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  Job Opportunity: Executive Director at the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network Since 2000, ACORN has been Atlantic Canada’s key organization for information on organic agriculture and eating organics. From seed to farmer to consumer, ACORN’s talented and dedicated team works to support a unified and effective organic sector throughout the region. ACORN is currently recruiting for a new Executive Director, who will be responsible for leading the organization according to the strategic direction set by our Board of Directors. This is a permanent, full-time career opportunity, based out of Sackville, NB. Who should apply? You are an energetic, focused, and … Continue reading JOB: Sackville, NB – ACORN Executive Director

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

November 26: VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Urban Farming Forum & Mixer

Posted by Moss Dance on November 10, 2016

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The Vancouver Urban Farming Society is pleased to host the 6th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum on November 26. The theme for 2016 is Sustainable Futures: Sowing Knowledge, Skills & Connection. Get Tickets: http://bit.ly/VUFF2016 About the Vancouver Urban Farming Forum Community building and opportunities to share and mingle will be at the heart of the Forum – VUFS is excited to welcome co-host Mutya Macatumpag, an interdisciplinary artist who will be animating the event and strengthening person-to-person connections alongside Marcela Crowe, Executive Director of VUFS. The Forum will also feature Sara Dent, BC Coordinator and Co-Founder of Young Agrarians, who will … Continue reading November 26: VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Urban Farming Forum & Mixer

GIVE GREEN: New Chapter in the Green Legacies Guide Explores Food and Farmland

Posted by Darcy Smith on October 19, 2016

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By Natasha van Bentum, Director, Give Green Canada (G2) Originally published on the Tides Canada blog on August 3, 2016. Last autumn, Give Green Canada (G2) began research for a new chapter around foodland and farmland to add to the Green Legacies Guide. The Guide, a collaboration with the Land Trust Alliance of BC, is a robust resource for professional advisors and for individuals who are contemplating making a gift to benefit the environment. It includes information on annual gifts, bequests, gifts of life insurance and real estate, endowments, Ecological Gifts, and more. “This new chapter of the Green Legacies Guide provides key context … Continue reading GIVE GREEN: New Chapter in the Green Legacies Guide Explores Food and Farmland

November 8: VERNON, BC – Growing Your Farm Business Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on October 11, 2016

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Join us for a full day workshop and start growing your farm business from the ground up!  Learn about growing into better marketing, human resources and loans for your farm with Clint Ellison and Rob Short. This workshop is delivered in partnership with Community Futures North Okanagan Details NOVEMBER 8, 9 AM – 4 PM Community Futures Vernon – 3105 33 St –  3rd Floor Community Boardroom COST: $20 REGISTRATION: click here Agenda Clint Ellison, AGRI 9:00 AM – 12:00PM business strategy marketing strategy production economics human resources financial management social responsibility succession planning business structure risk management * In addition, explore possible definitions … Continue reading November 8: VERNON, BC – Growing Your Farm Business Workshop

Seeds of Change: The 2016 ACORN Conference

Posted by Monica Allaby on October 07, 2016

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Want to learn more about organic agriculture on the East Coast of Canada? Registration is now open for the 2016 ACORN Conference & Trade Show. SEEDS OF CHANGE: CHANGING CLIMATE, CHANGING AGRICULTURE Join the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) in Moncton, New Brunswick, on November 28–30 for the annual ACORN Conference & Trade Show! ACORN’s conference is a fun, three-day event that brings together organic and sustainable farmers, processors and businesses from across Atlantic Canada and beyond. To learn more about the workshops and events that will be offered, visit the Conference Program. To ensure your spot at this year’s exciting … Continue reading Seeds of Change: The 2016 ACORN Conference

Oct. 21: SEXSMITH, AB – Young Agrarians Potluck & Social

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 23, 2016 1 Comment

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Come to the first ever Young Agrarians Potluck and Social of the Peace Country! Share stories and swap ideas with your fellow agrarians. Young Agrarians is a network for new and young ecological and organic farmers, but whether you are 3 or 83, please join us! We love agrarians of all ages and sizes. The network is made up of a diverse array of food growers and lovers, all working to steward land and soils and grow our local food system. When: On Friday Oct. 21 at 6 pm Who: Farmers & food growers/ food lovers of all kinds are invited to meet, … Continue reading Oct. 21: SEXSMITH, AB – Young Agrarians Potluck & Social

Sept 17: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Practicum Open House + YA/VUFS Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on September 08, 2016

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The 2017 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture – APPLY NOW!   OPEN HOUSE, Sept 17th, and YA/VUFS potluck in evening. Don’t miss this fantastic farm event! **Come to our OPEN HOUSE, Sept 17th – UBC Farm – to learn more and meet current practicum students and staff (see details below)**   Have you ever dreamed of having your own small farm, a small cottage, fresh eggs from your chickens, growing, healthy organic vegetables and fruits?  If so, then maybe it’s time to stop dreaming, and take action!  Make your dream a reality by enrolling in the 2017 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable … Continue reading Sept 17: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Practicum Open House + YA/VUFS Potluck

Grant Opportunity for Farmers Interested in Ecological Seed Production

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 18, 2016

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photo by Sara Dent.  The BAUTA Family Seed Security Initiative is offering grants to farmers interested in building their capacity and understanding of seed production through their Seed Training Support Grant.  Growers can apply for up to $500 to attend the following training events on ecological seed production. These events offer intermediate to advanced training on growing vegetable seeds and field crops. Eligible costs include travel expenses and registration fees. Kneading Conference: Skowhegan, Maine – July 28, 29, 2016 Seed Savers Exchange Annual Conference & Campout: Decorah, Iowa – Jul. 15-17, 2016 NOVIC 2-day Plant Breeding Intensive: Pablo, Montana – Sept. … Continue reading Grant Opportunity for Farmers Interested in Ecological Seed Production