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Posted by Dana Penrice on December 12, 2017
On the first week of my farm apprenticeship I was already cursing my farm mentor’s dead father. Why? Page wire. My nemesis. Sort of. At the beginning of April, that time of year in Alberta when Old Man Winter cannot make up his mind if he is ready to pack it in or not, I began a seven-month apprenticeship at Redtail Farms in Castor, Alberta. The first thing my mentors—third generation farmers Ian Griebel and Dana Blume—had me do was dismantle a few miles of fencing. The fencing had been put up presumably by their predecessor Richard Griebel, Ian’s father, … Continue reading Chasing the Ghost of Richard Griebel: reflections by Derek Leahy, Redtail Farms Apprentice
Posted by Dana Penrice on December 12, 2017
Are you an aspiring farmer, rancher or grazier looking to gain the hands-on skills and experience? Are you feeling like you’re not quite ready to start your own business yet but want to keep the dream moving along? Retail Farms is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Redtail Farms is located 3 kilometers south of Castor, Alberta, on a rich mix of rejuvenated grasslands and wetlands. Ian Griebel and Dana Blume (young farmers themselves) are building on the legacy of Ian’s parents, Kathy Charpentier and Richard Griebel, who had a pioneering vision for healing … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Redtail Farms – Castor, AB
Posted by Dana Penrice on December 11, 2017
Reporting to the Farm Manager, the Farm Program Coordinator is responsible for the development and delivery of core FortWhyte Farms programming to under-served youth, as well as other programs and activities based at FortWhyte Farms. Principal Tasks: Program Development and Delivery (65%) Develop and deliver programming for youth, based on food and agriculture activities of the farm, emphasising on hands-on, experiential learning linked to the Education for Sustainable Development Curriculum and related Mb Curriculum learning outcomes Develop and deliver program activities related to healthy living, nutrition, culinary and employment skills with Farm Leadership Training Programmer and Program Assistant Create and … Continue reading Job: Winnipeg, MB – Programs Coordinator, FortWhyte Farms
Posted by Moss Dance on December 09, 2017
Learn and grow with the Cowichan Green Community Incubator Seed Farm—creating a regionally-adapted seed supply. This is a paid internship position! ABOUT COWICHAN GREEN COMMUNITY The Cowichan Green Community is a not-for-profit, community based environmental and food-security organisation in Duncan, BC. Our food security projects include the creation of food policy documents such as the Cowichan Food Charter and the Cowichan Food Security Plan, projects like Kin Park Youth Urban Farm, FruitSave – a fruit gleaning project – the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Farm Food Map, and community gardens. The Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm is the first of its time Incubator … Continue reading FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm Intern
Posted by Moss Dance on December 08, 2017
10 Acres Farm is a farm-to-table operation in North Saanich on Vancouver Island—they are seeking farm workers for the 2018 season! ABOUT 10 ACRES FARM A 10 acre mixed veggie-fruit-livestock farm located on the Saanich peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC. The small orchard includes quinces, figs, lemons, limes, apples, pears, and apricots. There are also table grapes, black currants, blueberries, marionberries, loganberries, strawberries, and raspberries. The livestock plan for this year includes honey bee hives, pastured turkeys, pastured pigs, and pastured ducks. The mixed field crops are grown on 1.5 acres and include mixed veggies, herbs, asparagus, and cut flowers. All … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – 10 Acres Farm Workers
Posted by Moss Dance on December 07, 2017
Zaklan Heritage Farm is a small mixed vegetable farm hiring one or two full-time (35-40 hours a week) employees and one part-time (16-24 hrs a week) position. Please state your preference in your cover letter for full or part-time employment. ABOUT ZAKLAN HERITAGE FARM Zaklan Heritage farm is a small (1.5 acre) mixed vegetable farm situated in the heart of Canada’s fastest growing city- Surrey, BC. The farm is run by Gemma and Doug, who started the operation in 2013. We produce a wide range of vegetables using sustainable practices and ecologically friendly growing methods. We rely on small machinery … Continue reading FARM JOB: SURREY, BC: Zaklan Heritage Farm Field Hand 2018
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Posted by Alyssa Belter on December 05, 2017
Plenty Wild Farms in Pemberton, BC is seeking a passionate & hard working farm worker to join their team for the 2018 farm season! ABOUT PLENTY WILD FARMS We are passionate young farmers who are committed to sustainable agriculture. Our 10 acre certified organic farm is surrounded by mountains in the beautiful Pemberton Valley of BC. We grow over 40 different types of veggies on 2.5 acres and have just planted a 1 acre apple orchard. Produce is sold through two local farmers’ markets and at our farm stand. Find out more about us here: http://www.plentywild.ca FARM JOB DESCRIPTION Duration: May 1st, 2018 to October 13th, … Continue reading FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Plenty Wild Farms 2018
Posted by Moss Dance on December 04, 2017
Three Oaks Farm is seeking a manager for an established 2 acre certified organic farm on the Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island. About Three Oaks Farm Three Oaks Farm has been in operation at this location since 2006. We have approx 1/2 an acre in 4 unheated greenhouses and approx 1.5 acres in field crops. We grow 30-40 different crops and emphasize succession planting to have a steady supply of short term items. Salad greens, tomatoes, strawberries, leeks, peppers, carrots are some of our bigger crops. We do a lot of tomato plant sales (and other starts) in Spring for a commercial … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Three Oaks Farm Manager
Posted by Moss Dance on November 23, 2017
Earth Candy Farm has a 1.5 acre market garden, cut flower biz, and farm store on Salt Spring Island, BC. They’re hiring a farm worker for the 2018 season! About Earth Candy Farm We began farming because we believe it makes a considerable difference to the health of our planet and because food is the first step to the health of our fellow humans. We also simply enjoy growing food and flowers; being outside in our beautiful garden and combining creativity and artistry to overcome challenges and slowly fill in the canvas of our farm. We strive to grow nutrient … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Earth Candy Farm
Posted by Moss Dance on November 22, 2017
Interested in diversified farming, and community living on Vancouver Island? Glenora Farm is seeking a farm manager immediately for their 97 acre mixed Biodynamic farm. About Glenora Farm Glenora Farm is 97 acre mixed Biodynamic farm on mostly sandy loam soils, consisting of 35 acres of pasture and hay fields, a herd of East Friesen milking sheep, a herd of Dexter beef cattle, a 3 acre intensive mixed vegetable and perennial berry garden, 2 hoophouses, large compost facility, a large herb garden, and an extensive onsite workshop program which adds value to the garden produce through processing agricultural products for … Continue reading FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Glenora Farm Biodynamic Farm Manager