Blog Category: Organizations

AUGUST 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

Posted by Alex on June 13, 2019 2 Comments

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Are you a 1st generation farmer looking to connect with a strong community of friends and mentors? Do you want to make your farm business more resilient by improving your financial plan and communication strategies? Are you an urbanite itching to get your boots on the ground but don’t know where to start? Join us at the 1st Generation Farmer Conference to get relevant, ready-to-apply farm knowledge from a fantastic line up of speakers and to meet other passionate farmers in Alberta! When: Saturday, August 10, 2019 Where: Rosy Farms (about 1h NW of Edmonton, AB). Lots of parking and … Continue reading AUGUST 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

FARM JOB: INVERMERE, BC – Groundswell Network Society Greenhouse and Gardens, Sustainability Intern

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 12, 2019

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Groundswell Network Society in Invermere, BC is seeking a Sustainability Intern for the 2019 season! About Groundswell Network Society Our operation consists of a 3000 sq ft cold climate greenhouse designed to offer educational programming and community participation. The greenhouse is located on a 1/4 acre property which also includes a developing food forest and a demonstration garden. Hand garden tools and a weed whipper are the primary tools used to maintain the site. We offer a u-pick to community members and also provide a harvest-to-market component to local vendors. We also sell our produce at various community events that … Continue reading FARM JOB: INVERMERE, BC – Groundswell Network Society Greenhouse and Gardens, Sustainability Intern

June 21, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Seed Farm Open House & Solstice Celebration

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 09, 2019

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Join FarmFolk CityFolk and Young Agrarians on the longest day of the year for our first open house at the new FarmFolk CityFolk Research and Education Seed Farm in Abbotsford! Located at Maple Lane Agriculture Innovation Centre, the Seed Farm is a first-of-its-kind model in Canada that will train current and future seed growers and advance organic vegetable seed research while demonstrating the economic potential of organic seed production in BC. (Read more about the seed farm below) Date: Friday June 21, 2019 Location: 7591 Satchell St, Abbotsford, BC Register: The event is free but please register so we have an … Continue reading June 21, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Seed Farm Open House & Solstice Celebration

What is Bullying and Harassment? – AgSafe

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2019

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Bullying and harassment in the workplace is considered to be a vital part of a company’s health and safety program. These issues pose a potentially very serious risk to the mental and physical health, well-being, and safety of workers in agriculture. To help employers and workers address this issue AgSafeBC has produced an informational video titled, “What is Bullying and Harassment”. The short video, available in English and Spanish languages, explains what behaviours indicate bullying or harassment is occurring and how to address the situation. It also explains what actions are reasonable workplace communication and management protocols and not considered bullying … Continue reading What is Bullying and Harassment? – AgSafe

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Assistant Farm Manager, Sole Food Street Farms

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 16, 2019

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Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver, BC is hiring an Assistant Farm Manager! About Sole Food Street Farms Sole Food Street Farms is an urban farm located in the City of Vancouver.  We grow out of boxes placed on vacant urban land, totalling approximately 3 acres of growing space and are production driven.  We grow a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs, including mediterranean fruits from our orchard.  We use sustainable farming practices and farm almost entirely using hand tools.  Peak season, we sell at three farmers markets, approximately 60 restaurants and a 50 member CSA. Sole Food Street Farms is … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Assistant Farm Manager, Sole Food Street Farms

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Market Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 08, 2019

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Fresh Roots Urban Farming Society in Vancouver, BC is hiring a Market Coordinator for the 2019 season! ABOUT FRESH ROOTS Our 1/2 acre Schoolyard Market Garden sites are situated in South East Vancouver. We use small scale, sustainable farming practices to grow produce for our CSA, market sales and programming. Our vision is Good Food For All! We envision a world where everyone has access to healthy food, land, and community. We cultivate engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration. We enact our mission through Schoolyard Market Gardens, educational farms that we utilize as … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Market Coordinator

NFU 2019 Young Farmer Convergence – Apply To Attend

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 24, 2019

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The National Farmers Union (NFU) Youth and in partnership with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario is planning for the 2019 Young Farmer Convergence! The purpose for the gathering is to offer young farmers workshops, planning and skill-sharing. Our mission is to build capacity for young farmers to be part of an effective social movement and empower them with tools to employ creative solutions to the challenges posed by climate change! This event will bring together dozens of young farmers chosen from around Canada. Successful participants will learn about political organizing and social movements, climate action and agriculture and indigenous … Continue reading NFU 2019 Young Farmer Convergence – Apply To Attend

EDUCATION: SEED FARMING – PILOT SEASON AT THE COWICHAN INCUBATOR SEED FARM

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 03, 2019

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ABOUT THE INCUBATOR SEED FARM On the path to Food Security, Cowichan Green Community is thrilled to present the 2019 Pilot Incubation Season at the Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm. Without seed security there can be no food security, basically without seeds there would be no food. What does seed security look like? It looks like a diverse, regionally adapted, sustainable and organic supply of seeds, enough for our region. ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Pilot Incubation Season will run from May 1st to October 31st where a variety of topics will be researched as a group cooperative and then applied through … Continue reading EDUCATION: SEED FARMING – PILOT SEASON AT THE COWICHAN INCUBATOR SEED FARM

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 21, 2018

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Fresh Roots is seeking a new Farm Manager to help grow Good Food on schoolyard farms. If you’re a farmer who loves to share your knowledge and help build beautiful farms that provide healthy food and joy through food – this is the place for you. Thank goodness for solstice We need sun till at least 5ish! As that sunshine rebounds We’re sending this job posting around We’ve extended the date to help us locate….YOU! ABOUT FRESH ROOTS Fresh Roots stewards 1/2-acre market gardens on school grounds across the lower mainland. Its fields produce good food for the community, empower youth … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Farm Manager

JOB: ABBOTSFORD – Ministry of Agriculture New Entrant Agrologist

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 20, 2018

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The Sector Development Branch of the BC Ministry of Agriculture is hiring a New Entrant Agrologist. The role provides support and technical expertise to new producers to the industry. The role builds capacity, supports business management and entrepreneurial skill development, increases awareness of programs and services, and encourages the use of sound management practices.  This role is responsible for the effective implementation of the New Entrant Strategy and all aspects of developing and delivering programs, tools, resources and projects for new farmers and ranchers. Position Summary New Entrant Agrologist Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 2 Bring your operational expertise to this unique opportunity The … Continue reading JOB: ABBOTSFORD – Ministry of Agriculture New Entrant Agrologist