Farmer Podcast Club: Steven Pinker

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 19, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Steven Pinker – Design Matters with Debbie Millman   Released Feb 26, 2018 Debbie talks with Steven Pinker about the miraculous evolution of language, the most arresting question he has ever fielded, and his new book, Enlightenment Now —which breaks down why we actually have good cause to be positive about the state of the world today.    Listen to the full episode: https://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=551875796:554548920 Subscribe to Design Matters on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/ideas-from-cbc-radio-highlights/id151485663?mt=2&i=1000404947455   Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who might like this podcast? Invite them to sign up … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Steven Pinker

JUL 10,11,15: WINLAW & PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Seed Production Workshops

Posted by Moss Dance on June 18, 2018

Seed Production Workshops - Carrot Seed

Demand for organic seed is increasing across North America and many regions of BC offer a great growing environment for seed crops. On-farm seed production can bring additional revenue to your farm and help you grow seed optimally suited to your farm environment. SEED PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS WITH PATRICK STEINER   Join long-time organic seed producer and founder of Stellar Seeds, Patrick Steiner, for these seed production workshops and field days in Winlaw (July 15) and Prince George (July 10 & 11). These workshops include both classroom and field time as Patrick covers the fundamentals of seed production in the classroom and then takes … Continue reading JUL 10,11,15: WINLAW & PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Seed Production Workshops

Petition to WorkSafe BC: Create a New Class of Small-Scale Vegetable Farming

Posted by Moss Dance on June 18, 2018

Carrots - WorkSafeBC create new class of small-scale vegetable farming

John Hofer, a farmer in our Young Agrarians network, is calling all small-scale veggie farmers and supporters of local agriculture to sign his petition. The petition is asking WorkSafeBC to set a lower insurance rate standard for small-scale vegetable growers. WORKSAFEBC – BACKGROUND The WorkSafeBC website describes how industries are classified in order to set premium rates. This is an excerpt from that description: Our classification system groups employers in similar industries with similar levels of risk, so we’re able to set fair rates and charge your industry an appropriate rate that reflects the rate of injury and illness in your industry. … Continue reading Petition to WorkSafe BC: Create a New Class of Small-Scale Vegetable Farming