Blog Category: Workshops

Jan 11: AIRDRIE, AB – Closing the Gap: Creating a More Profitable Business

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 01, 2016

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Registration deadline: Friday, Dec. 2nd This workshop will introduce you to the concept of continuous improvement, a holistic approach to identify sources of waste and overcome specific challenges in your business. It is the start of a journey towards increased business and operational efficiency. Learn how to: maximize your employee asset base establish a preventative maintenance program incorporate the latest technology create a culture of continuous improvement deliver value to your customers What’s in it for you? reduce inefficiencies in your business add value from field to market increase business profitability potential for one-on-one business coaching with an industry expert … Continue reading Jan 11: AIRDRIE, AB – Closing the Gap: Creating a More Profitable Business

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

January 2017: Chilliwack, BC – Active Hope Workshop Series

Posted by Moss Dance on November 30, 2016

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The Valley Permaculture Guild presents: Active Hope Workshop Series: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy! Many of us feel overwhelmed by climate change. We want to do something, but the problem seems too big and scary. So we go on with our busy lives and pretend it’s not happening. But deep down, we know we need to be a part of the solution. This workshop series, Active Hope, will present group discussions and activities meant to move us from paralysis to action! We’ll be reading and discussing the book “Active Hope,” by the Buddhist eco-activist Joanna … Continue reading January 2017: Chilliwack, BC – Active Hope Workshop Series

Dec 1: Lillooet, BC – Farm Workshop – Making a Profit on One Acre or Less

Posted by Moss Dance on November 25, 2016

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Join us for an afternoon farm workshop that will help you create a profitable smalll-scale agricultural venture – and show you how to make your existing farm more profitable. You will also learn about efficient farm design, crop planning, growing techniques, record keeping and more. This workshop is ideal for: New and veteran food producers Ranchers who also grow food for sale Gardeners wishing to grow commercially Farm Workshop Details Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m. P’egp’íg7lha Centre, T’it’q’et Seating is limited and reservations are required. Contact lillooetagricultureandfood@gmail.com or call 250 256-9273 to reserve your spot . Workshop Presenter: Scott Bell … Continue reading Dec 1: Lillooet, BC – Farm Workshop – Making a Profit on One Acre or Less

October 22: Creston, BC – New Farm Start-up Workshop

Posted by Paris Marshall Smith on October 18, 2016

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Looking to start a new farm operation in the Kootenays? Check out this New Farm Start-up workshop happening October 22nd. Its a free full day complete with lunch. October 22, 2016, 8:00AM-3:30PM Creston, BC Registration required: paris@fieldsforward.ca

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 – 23: Whole Farm Design 3-Day Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 29, 2016

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Come learn how to design for healthier land, more prosperity, and the time to enjoy it. This workshop is grounded in the principles and processes of Permaculture Design and Holistic Management. Over the course of 3 days, participants will be lead through a series of hands on exercises that will focus on how to create an integrated farm design from scratch, or how to successfully diversify your existing operation. At the end of the course participants will have the opportunity of creating a management club to continue to learn and grow together as a community. Registration includes daily lunch/refreshments and a … Continue reading Oct. 21 – 23: Whole Farm Design 3-Day Workshop

Central Okanagan: From Field to Fork – Research Event Summary

Posted by Moss Dance on September 26, 2016

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Hosted by the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council (COFPC) The Purpose of this event was (1) to return research done in the community back to the community and (2) to launch the ‘Food Quilt’, a new movement to connect people and groups in support of food security in the Central Okanagan. On Thursday April 21, 2016, over 60 guests gathered at the Canadian Mental Health Association and enjoyed 7 presentations that showcased research related to local food security. These presentations were done in the fast-paced style known as pechakucha. Following the presentations, the guests connected with one another, shared stories, … Continue reading Central Okanagan: From Field to Fork – Research Event Summary

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

OCT 29th & 30th – FERINTOSH, AB Level 1 Beekeeping Certificate Course with Eliese Watson

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 01, 2016

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Grass Roots Family Farm is pleased to be partnering with ABC Bees to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate for hobby beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. The 16 hour intensive beekeeping course will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping. The course is taught by Eliese Watson, founder of ABC Bees and advocate for legalizing urban beekeeping in Edmonton. Travelling all-over North America teaching and mentoring under beekeepers such as Corwin Bell, Sam Comfort, and Kirk Anderson. Eliese has a wide knowledge of natural beekeeping practices with both Top Bar Hive and Langstroth equipment. Course includes textbook, … Continue reading OCT 29th & 30th – FERINTOSH, AB Level 1 Beekeeping Certificate Course with Eliese Watson