JULY 16: CASTOR, AB – Redtail Farms Riparian Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 14, 2017

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Looking for ideas on what to do with that spot that’s too wet to farm? Interested in building your farm’s resilience to flooding and droughts while improving water quality within the greater watershed? Join Luke Wonneck from the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society for a hands-on workshop on establishing and managing riparian forest buffers. You will gain skills in understanding what’s going on in your riparian area, what (if anything) needs to be done about it, and how to design forest buffers that provide valuable ecosystem services for your farm (e.g. bank stabilization, water filtration, pollinator habitat, food products, etc.). … Continue reading JULY 16: CASTOR, AB – Redtail Farms Riparian Workshop

JULY 16: SAANICH, BC – Little Mountain Farm Tour + Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on June 09, 2017

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Come spend your Sunday afternoon at Little Mountain Farm! Enjoy a farm tour and potluck, and visit with other farmy and foodie folks. The farm tour begins at 12:00PM and will be followed by a potluck lunch around 1:00PM. WHEN: Sunday, July 16 from noon-4PM WHERE: Little Mountain Farm, 4658 Cordova Bay Road, Saanich, BC Bring a dish to share and tools to eat with! JOIN the Facebook event here! Feel free to stay and enjoy the afternoon in the orchard – we might get into some good conversations about the joys of collaboration and how we can use our skills and resources … Continue reading JULY 16: SAANICH, BC – Little Mountain Farm Tour + Potluck

June 22: DELTA, BC – Earthwise Society Summer Solstice Event & AGM

Posted by Moss Dance on June 07, 2017

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Celebrate the longest day of the year and 35 years of cultivating sustainable communities with Earthwise at our Summer Solstice Event & AGM! We have a lot of new and exciting initiatives to share, from our Don’t Mow, Grow urban food plots to new nature therapy programs to habitat restoration in Agassiz. WHEN: June 22, 7pm to sunset WHERE: Earthwise Society Demonstration Garden, 6400 3rd Avenue, Delta, BC V4L 1B1 GET TICKETS The short official AGM will be followed by a classy farm-style drinks & cheese social at 8pm. Twilight Farm Tour To pay homage to the longest day of the year, … Continue reading June 22: DELTA, BC – Earthwise Society Summer Solstice Event & AGM

June 10: DELTA, BC – Compost Tea Workshop, Earthwise Society

Posted by Moss Dance on June 06, 2017

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Learn everything about compost tea and create your own brewer at the Earthwise Society Garden! WHEN: Saturday, June 10 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM WHERE: Earthwise Society Demonstration Garden and Farm, 6400 3rd Avenue, Delta, BC, V4L 1B1 GET TICKETS * For those who would like to, bring your lunch and we will eat in the garden after the workshop. Compost tea is loaded with microorganisms that increase the exchange of nutrients and nitrogen to your plants and accelerate the decomposition of organic matter in your soil. Actively aerated compost tea is loaded with beneficial, active, aerobic microbes that … Continue reading June 10: DELTA, BC – Compost Tea Workshop, Earthwise Society

July 15: Sturgeon County, AB – Haskap Orchard Tour & Tasting

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 05, 2017

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Join Rosy Farms for a fun filled, educational afternoon and evening learning all about haskaps fruit and ecological, farming practices! We will be moving through Rosy Farms, explaining our story, their super fruit health benefits, how haskaps grow and where the industry is going. Learn about Alberta orchard methodology, establishment and longevity. As well participate in a Haskap tasting! Even with 2017 being only our second year, come enjoy fruit from the farm. Following the tour we will be filming parts of a crowd funding, promotion video. Finishing off with and evening potluck and social. There is plenty of space … Continue reading July 15: Sturgeon County, AB – Haskap Orchard Tour & Tasting

June 21-22: Ferintosh, AB – Soil Health Masterclass with Nicole Masters

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 02, 2017

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Interested in digging deeper to improve soil health? Join agroecologist Nicole Masters, Integrity Soils, for a surprising and revealing look at your most valuable asset… your soil. Workshop Topics Deepen your understanding of soil health and soil microbes The vital role of soil microbes in building resilience Enhancing water, carbon and nutrient cycles Using soil organisms and/or livestock to lift microbial function on the land Soil detective tools Download & print workshop poster here for more details! About Nicole Masters Nicole Masters, director of Integrity Soils, is an agro-ecologist with over 17 years’ extensive practical and theoretical experience in regenerative … Continue reading June 21-22: Ferintosh, AB – Soil Health Masterclass with Nicole Masters

July 22: Agassiz, BC – Farms Cycle Tour

Posted by Darcy Smith on June 01, 2017

Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour

Come join us for a day in the country on bike, July 22, 2017! The leisurely self-guided Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour provides an educational and culinary experience exploring many farms; some that are open to the public for this day only! The tour gives a rare chance to meet the farmers and learn about agriculture, pick up fresh produce in the spectacular Fraser Valley.  The cycle tour is approximately 25 km along flat public roadways.  Start and finish your slow cycle any time between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. To register or for more information visit www.fraservalleycycletours.com.  

FARM JOB: Nelson, BC – Hill House Farm

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 30, 2017

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Hill House Farm is looking for a qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable gardener to oversee small-scale production of food and flowers and do yard maintenance, starting June 5th. This seasonal position generally begins in March with seed starting and continues through harvest, with hours increasing to 20-30 hours per week as the growing season gets into full gear. The Garden Manager will work closely with the property owner to set goals, plan, assign tasks, and prioritize. In addition to at least 2 years of paid garden work, the applicant must have excellent verbal communication and organizing skills, familiarity with permaculture principles, and … Continue reading FARM JOB: Nelson, BC – Hill House Farm

JOB: Nanaimo, BC – Nanaimo Foodshare Student Summer Positions

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 30, 2017

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Nanaimo Foodshare Society is hiring for the following positions: Food and Gardening Skills Program Assistant, Homegrown Program Assistant, Summer Kitchen Program Assistant 2017, and Summer Lunch Munch Program Assistant 2017 Food and Gardening Skills Program Assistant This position is being funded under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) initiative. To be eligible for this position, you must be between 15 and 30 years of age on the start date of the job. You also must have been a full-time student during the previous academic year and be intending to return to full-time studies in the next academic year. You also must be a Canadian … Continue reading JOB: Nanaimo, BC – Nanaimo Foodshare Student Summer Positions

June 10-11: Celista, BC – Slip Straw Building Workshop at Spotted Moose Farm

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on May 26, 2017

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Curious about natural building? This hands-on workshop at Spotted Moose Farm will teach you how to build with clay and straw, while actually getting to construct a new building that will be used for farm gate sales. When: June 10 & 11, 9am-5pm Where: Spotted Moose Farm, 5067 Line 17 Road, Celista, BC Cost: $100 per person (includes food and a camping spot) **Note: Correct phone number to register is 250-859-6206 Check it out on facebook!