Blog Category: Video

HOW TO: Enterprise Budgets for Small Farms

Posted by Kristen Nammour on May 19, 2017

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OK. So what are enterprise budgets exactly?! Good question! Enterprise budgets are a farm business management tool which project the costs and returns of a specific activity (ie: growing a vegetable crop or raising livestock) over a specified period of time (typically annually). WATCH: Enterprise Budgets Webinar (April 14, 2017) They are both a physical and financial plan for raising and selling a particular crop or livestock enterprise. As a physical plan, enterprise budgets list types and quantities of production inputs and track crop yields. From a financial perspective, they also assign costs to inputs related to producing that crop … Continue reading HOW TO: Enterprise Budgets for Small Farms

SKILL SHARE: Succession Planting Salad Greens

Posted by Moss Dance on November 15, 2016

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This is the fourth and final post in a series of skill share videos from Edible Garden Project in North Vancouver, BC! Holly Rooke, Farm Manager for the North Shore Neighbourhood House’s Edible Garden Project, provides an introduction to growing salad greens using intensive planting practices. Including: timing, tools, and tips. www.ediblegardenproject.com North Shore Food Charter Implementation: Growing Greens from Emily Jubenvill on Vimeo.

SKILL SHARE: Harvesting Basil with Edible Garden Project

Posted by Moss Dance on November 11, 2016

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This post is the third in a series of four fabulous skill share videos from Edible Garden Project in North Vancouver, BC. Enjoy! Learn this how to harvest your basil plants the correct way. This quick tip from Holly Rooke, Farm Manager for the North Shore Neighbourhood House’s Edible Garden Project, will encourage more growth and prolonged harvests. www.ediblegardenproject.com North Shore Food Charter Implementation: How to Harvest Basil from Emily Jubenvill on Vimeo.

SKILL SHARE: Germinate Carrots in late summer – Edible Garden Project

Posted by Moss Dance on October 25, 2016

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This post is the first in a series of skill share videos from the Edible Garden Project in Vancouver, BC! Stay tuned for more practical farm & garden how-to videos. The heat of summer can make germinating carrots challenging! Holly Rooke, Farm Manager for the North Shore Neighbourhood House’s Edible Garden Project, walks us through a low-tech way to promote germination in hot dry weather. North Shore Food Charter Implementation: Germinating Carrots from Emily Jubenvill on Vimeo.

Age of the Farmer

Posted by Kristen Nammour on November 10, 2015 1 Comment

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Story by Eva Verbeeck This summer Spencer MacDonald and I worked and lived together with young farmers. All of them are first generation young farmers on small scale organic farms. Some of the farmers went straight from college to farming and growing food. I used to find this a strange choice but my perspective has changed over the past couple of years. After traveling extensively, I got to experience the power of food and especially home grown and cooked food. Wherever you go food is full of history and culture. It has the power to connect people unlike anything else. … Continue reading Age of the Farmer

Sea to Seed: A Sailboat Tour of Farming, Music and Regenerative Culture

Posted by Sara Dent on May 28, 2014

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Reblogged from our dear friends at Over Grow the System. Photo above of Foster from The Birds & The Beans in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. SEA TO SEED : A Sailboat Tour Of Farming, Music And Regenerative Culture from Over Grow The System on Vimeo. Over Grow The System is excited to be on the Sea To Seed Tour! A group of musicians, farmers, filmmakers, writers and photographers have set off on the Sea to Seed Tour, a month long sailing trip up through the Islands of British Columbia. We are on an experimental mission to collect and share … Continue reading Sea to Seed: A Sailboat Tour of Farming, Music and Regenerative Culture

We Love You Golden Ears Farm

Posted by Sara Dent on February 25, 2013

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Thank you to the farm crew at Golden Ears Farm for being interviewed last summer! Golden Ears is a blossoming co-op farm near Chase, BC. They run a stellar operation of veggies, fruit and animals, and have a fruit stand, bike repair shop and beautiful yoga studio. Check them out: http://www.goldenearsfarm.com/ One of our first video making projects:) Thank you to the farmers for being interviewed, Darcy Smith for interviewing and Zack Embree for editing. Love, Sara D.