Blog Category: Organizations

Bugging Out: An IPM Workshop Review

Posted by Moss Dance on October 25, 2017

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By Olga Lansdorp, Project Coordinator, Climate Change Adaptation for Small Scale Farmers Society Promoting Environmental Conservation Have you ever had your eyes opened to a new way of seeing the world, to find that there is no turning back? I first experienced this when I was 18 and worked studying birds in the Rocky Mountains; suddenly the forest was alive with alarmed parents, begging chicks, predators, and males showing off, to name a few examples. It was a whole new world opening up before me, and I loved it. I did not expect to have a similar experience at an … Continue reading Bugging Out: An IPM Workshop Review

OCT 29: VANCOUVER, BC – Earthwise Society 9th Hundred-Mile Banquet

Posted by Moss Dance on October 17, 2017 1 Comment

Earthwise Society

What: Earthwise Society’s 9th Annual Hundred-Mile Banquet When: Sunday, October 29 at 6pm Where: The Bottleneck Restaurant, 870 Granville Street, Vancouver   Savour a locally-sourced 5-course gourmet meal created by Chef Derek Bothwell with drink pairings at the 9th Annual Hundred-Mile Banquet. You will be amazed by the tastes of the region! A silent auction will also be held with a range of high-quality local products showcasing local businesses and craftspeople. As the signature fundraiser for the charitable Earthwise Society, all profits made from the Hundred-Mile Banquet are invested back into the community. Tickets can be bought online here, by calling 604-946-9828 or by emailing info@earthwisesociety.bc.ca. Attendees will receive a … Continue reading OCT 29: VANCOUVER, BC – Earthwise Society 9th Hundred-Mile Banquet

SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention

Posted by Moss Dance on September 18, 2017

National Farmers Union

Do you want to get more involved in the politics surrounding our food system? Do you have a burning farm issue that needs attention? We invite you to attend the National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention which will be held Sunday September 24, 1:00pm – 6:00pm 2017 at Kwantlen Polytechnic  University – in the Melville Centre for Dialogue, Rooms  2550A and B, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, B.C. The Convention commences with registration on Sunday at 1 P.M. Registration fee is $5.00/person at the door, coffee and snacks included. Resolutions on current policy issues may be presented to this Convention and those passed will be forwarded to National Convention for debate … Continue reading SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention

NOV 21-24: KELOWNA, BC – Building SustainABLE Communities Conference

Posted by Moss Dance on September 08, 2017

Building Sustainable Communities

Don’t miss the 7th Building SustainABLE Communities conference in Kelowna, BC! Check out speakers, panelists, and network with delegates during engaging workshops, game-changing plenary presentations, and professionally facilitated breakouts.  WHEN: November 21-24, 2017 WHERE: Delta Grand Hotel & Conference Centre, 1310 Water Steet, Kelowna, BC REGISTER: www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2017/BuildingSustainableCommunities   Fresh Outlook Foundation is thrilled to be hosting its 7th Building SustainABLE Communities (BSC) conference in Kelowna, BC November 21-24, 2017 at the Delta Grand Hotel & Conference Centre. This highly acclaimed and hugely popular event gathers people from all sectors to explore emerging trends in sustainability at the individual, organizational, and community scales. At a previous BSC, … Continue reading NOV 21-24: KELOWNA, BC – Building SustainABLE Communities Conference

NOV 3-4: RICHMOND, BC – BC Seed Gathering

Posted by Moss Dance on September 05, 2017

BC Seed Gathering

Want to learn to grow and save seed? Get connected with seed savers and growers at the BC Seed Gathering! WHEN: November 3-4, 2017 WHERE: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus, 8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond, BC REGISTER: bcseedgathering.eventbrite.ca FOR MORE INFO: www.bcseeds.org/gathering “Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are seeds, and the harvest can either be flowers or weeds.” ~ Unknown Join us at the BC Seed Gathering to let your thoughts blossom into beautiful flowers—and beautiful weeds—because let’s be honest here, many weeds are edible and perform many important functions on Earth. Moreover, seeds provide food for fuel to feed our thoughts. The … Continue reading NOV 3-4: RICHMOND, BC – BC Seed Gathering

AUG 20: PEMBERTON, BC – Slow Food Cycle

Posted by Moss Dance on August 17, 2017

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On August 20, join the 13th annual Slow Food Cycle’s celebration of food, farmers, and the joys of biking! Where: Pemberton Meadows Road at the location of the old Pemberton Community Centre. Look for School District 48’s Bus Garage and Playing Fields just north west of the Village of Pemberton. When: 9 AM to 3 PM on Sunday, August 20 Cost: $5 per person / $20 per family (up to 6 members) / Free – Children 5 and under About the Slow Food Cycle The 13th annual Slow Food Cycle Sunday presented by Pemberton Valley Supermarket is an opportunity to connect — town folk and … Continue reading AUG 20: PEMBERTON, BC – Slow Food Cycle

SEPT 21: SAANICH, BC – Healing Farm Tour & Organic Certification Talk with IOPA

Posted by Moss Dance on August 17, 2017

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We are excited to share this event from Islands Organic Producers Association (IOPA)! To celebrate National Organic Week, IOPA will be hosting a farm tour and discussion about organic certification at Healing Farm in W̱SÁNEĆ Territory (Saanich, BC) on September 21. Learn About Organic Certification on the Farm In celebration of Organic Week, join us for a free farm tour of certified organic Healing Farm in Saanich BC! Learn more about what it takes to achieve organic certification, the benefits and challenges, land and animal stewardship, and how organic farming contributes to the big picture of sustainability. New and transitioning FARMERS … Continue reading SEPT 21: SAANICH, BC – Healing Farm Tour & Organic Certification Talk with IOPA

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

FARM JOB: Agassiz, BC – Earthwise Society Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on August 14, 2017

Earthwise Society Job

Earthwise Society has an exciting new position for someone with farm and restoration experience. Help to start a new organic teaching garden in Agassiz, BC! About Earthwise Society Earthwise Society is a not for profit, charitable organization that has been a leader in sustainable land use initiatives for over 30 years. Recently, we initiated the establishment of a new destination learning resource and organic teaching farm on 58 acres in Agassiz, BC. Earthwise Society is looking for a reliable, energetic individual interested in gaining experience in habitat enhancement and organic food production. This beautiful and unique site encompasses diverse ecosystems between … Continue reading FARM JOB: Agassiz, BC – Earthwise Society Farm