How to Identify a Musculoskeletal Injury – AgSafe

Posted by Moss Dance on September 17, 2018

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By Wendy Bennett, CRSP, Executive Director, AgSafe Agricultural work requires intensive physical labour—heavy lifting and carrying, maintaining the same position for extended periods of time, and standing on ladders or uneven surfaces. Any one of these activities can lead to a Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI). A musculoskeletal injury is an injury or disorder of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels or related soft tissue, and includes sprains, strains, and inflammation that may be caused or aggravated by work. You are at risk for MSI if your work involves any of the following – lifting or reaching, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling; … Continue reading How to Identify a Musculoskeletal Injury – AgSafe

FARM BUSINESS FOR SALE: Shady Acre Farm, Richmond B.C.

Posted by Susheela Kundargi on September 17, 2018

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ABOUT THE FARM Shady Acre Farm is a small-scale farm in Richmond B.C. Started in 2015, the farm focuses on small-scale, mixed vegetables grown in a way that is sustainable for the earth, the farmers, and the community, following organic practices and growing a wide variety of produce. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY This farm would be ideal for someone who wants to start a small farm business. The business would be best suited to summer growing with a smaller variety of crops or niche crops, and the existing infrastructure and customer base will provide someone with a foundation on which to … Continue reading FARM BUSINESS FOR SALE: Shady Acre Farm, Richmond B.C.

Land Opportunity: Acreage for Lease, Salmon Arm B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 16, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND:  Located 8 minutes outside downtown Salmon Arm, the property is a total of 17.5 acres, with 5 acres ready for agricultural use. The soil is rich and dark and there is ample water for irrigation, with 3 wells on the property, a small creek running through and at least one of the fields fully sub-irrigated. The rest of the property is hayfields, walnut grove and a few fruit trees, (also on good soil), plus approx. 3 acres of natural forest. There are multiple outbuildings available for use, including a chicken house, root cellar, and large hay barn. … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Acreage for Lease, Salmon Arm B.C.

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Cherry Orchard for Lease, Penticton B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 16, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND: Gorgeous property on the Naramata bench overlooking Okanagan Lake is home to approx. 360 healthy Lapin cherry trees which produce 10-12,000 lbs of cherries each July.  The orchard is fully irrigated and has been conventionally managed with seasonal pruning, watering, spraying and bird management to date. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: The landowner is looking for long-term orchard manager to replace a retiring one and take over the lease. The landowner would like to see the orchard transition to organic management and sees possibilities for value-added sales (eg dried cherries, cherry brandy). There is the possibility of housing for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Cherry Orchard for Lease, Penticton B.C.

FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 14, 2018

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Parry Bay Sheep Farm near Victoria, BC, is seeking a farm worker with the opportunity to progress to farm manager! This is a long term opportunity, available now. ABOUT PARRY BAY SHEEP FARM We produce lambs, hay, some grain and meat birds. We operate on multiple properties of leased land in the Victoria area. We operate a slaughterhouse for lambs, do a meat box, go to a farmers market and have a farm store. We wholesale to butcher shops and restaurants. We partner in a lot of these operations with a farm that grows pigs. We are not an organic … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm

Farmer Podcast Club: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 11, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Caroline Fraser on Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder- Down to Earth- The Planet to Plate Podcast Released Apr 24, 2018 Caroline Fraser just won the Pulitzer Prize for biography for her new book, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. For those who read the Little House books, you’ll remember the tales of a loving family on the American frontier. What’s behind the scenes is the extraordinary destruction wrought by settlers—both to the native inhabitants of the land and to the land itself, resulting in drought, crop … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Young Agrarians Land Matching Program Work Nominated for Land Award!

Posted by Darcy Smith on September 10, 2018

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Here at Young Agrarians, we eat, breathe, and live land access solutions to help get new farmers on the land. With the cost of land putting ownership out of reach for many new and young farmers, new entrants are increasingly turning to alternative land access models, such as leasing. Since 2016, the Young Agrarians Land Matching Program Pilot in Metro Vancouver has been pairing farmers seeking land for lease with farmland owners who want to make their land available for farming. We’re thrilled that the Real Estate Foundation of B.C. (REFBC) has chosen our Land Matching Program Pilot as a finalist … Continue reading Young Agrarians Land Matching Program Work Nominated for Land Award!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: LAKESIDE ACREAGE FOR LEASE, YELLOW POINT BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 10, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND The land is a beautiful 45 acres of mixed forest and fields on Quenell Lake in Yellow Point. The owner currently conducts an active agro-forestry operation (Christmas trees, hay, foliage and fruit), but would like to maximize the potential of the land and make growing space available to a new farmer. There is an existing well, rain water collection systems, and water rights to the lake for irrigation. There is future potential for the farmer to live on the land. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY There is a small deer fenced garden to begin production, and up to 6 … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: LAKESIDE ACREAGE FOR LEASE, YELLOW POINT BC

Land Opportunity: 10 Acre Hop Farm, Ashcroft B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 10, 2018

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About the Land: 10 acres of land in the “Dry Belt” on the Bonaparte River near Ashcroft, British Columbia. For the last 3 years, the land has been developed as a small organic hopyard. The landowner has been successful in establishing 10 varieties of hops (to be narrowed to 3 for long-term operation) with an effective low-cost trellis and drip irrigation system. He is designing in proof-of-concept processing using liquid CO2 to produce a powdered concentrate of lupulin (the active component) and is getting initial positive responses from brewers in Canada and Europe. The intention has been to add various food and medicinal herbs to the … Continue reading Land Opportunity: 10 Acre Hop Farm, Ashcroft B.C.

SEPT 27: VANCOUVER, BC – An Evening of Design with Looby McNamara

Posted by Moss Dance on September 06, 2018

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Everything we do has a ripple effect, and if we respond with a sense of hope and responsibility then those ripples can be enormous and positive. – Looby Macnamara Village Vancouver Presents: An Evening of Design  for life, livelihood, community and culture with Looby Macnamara, Delvin Solkinson and Kym Chi September 27   7 pm – 10 pm World famous teacher, designer and published Author of ‘People and Permaculture’ Looby Macnamara makes her historic first appearance in Canada. An evening of design for everyday people, educators, organizations, businesses, consultants, permaculturalists, government, creatives, leaders, social workers, aid workers, healers and more. … Continue reading SEPT 27: VANCOUVER, BC – An Evening of Design with Looby McNamara