Blog Category: Organizations

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

Posted by Moss Dance on November 10, 2016

Vancouver Urban Farming Forum

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

Give Green: Colourful bunches of carrots

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

Aug 3: Castor, AB Holistic Management Workshop Planning for Success into the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 14, 2016

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Are you interested in nutrient-dense food for you and your family? Are you a farmer or livestock producer interested in learning how to successfully transfer ownership of your farm or ranch to the younger generation? Do you want to learn how we can heal our land with a healthier food system? Redtail Farms Day is part of Holistic Management International’s Open Gate Learning Series. Open Gates are peer-to-peer action-based learning days with short presentations and small group exercises geared for participants to share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced facilitators and producers. Holistic Management works with nature, not against it. We … Continue reading Aug 3: Castor, AB Holistic Management Workshop Planning for Success into the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

August 13: Water Valley, AB – Rootstock: A Field to Table Event featuring Reuben and the Dark

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 04, 2016

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Locally Sourced Dinner, Libations, Farmer’s Market and Evening of Entertainment Food Water Wellness Foundation and Fallentimber Meadery have teamed up for Rootstock, a field to table farm-fresh experience, on August 13, 2016, from 5pm until midnight. All proceeds from ticket sales go towards building an online ecological/regenerative agriculture portal and, by extension, a viable local food system. Hosted by Fallentimber Meadery in Water Valley, Alberta, this celebration of the best in regional food, drink and amazing music is being hailed as the “event of the summer.” “Rootstock will showcase local farmers and the contribution they make to environmental stewardship while growing … Continue reading August 13: Water Valley, AB – Rootstock: A Field to Table Event featuring Reuben and the Dark

Four Innovative Ways to Access B.C. Land – B.C. Farmland Access Report is Out!

Posted by Moss Dance on June 07, 2016

Farmland Access

Southern BC: It’s a question that stumps many of us, from farmers to food policy makers to farmers’ market fans: how do we get more farmers on farmland when land prices are so high? Farmland access and land management are hot topics in British Columbia. A fresh-off-the-press report by FarmFolk CityFolk, CRFAIR, Young Agrarians and Deer Crossing the Art Farm profiles four on-the-ground projects as inspiration for land access solutions. The report’s authors affirm that they are “jointly committed to ensuring that the next generation of farmers in BC have access to land to develop viable farm operations, and that elder generations of farmers are … Continue reading Four Innovative Ways to Access B.C. Land – B.C. Farmland Access Report is Out!