LAND OPPORTUNITY: Active Pastures Farm, Mayne Island

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 07, 2017

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About Active Pastures Farm Active Pastures is a six acre farm on beautiful Mayne Island (located between Vancouver on the mainland and Victoria on Vancouver Island). The farm was established over 100 years ago and has been part of the Mayne Island agriculture story ever since. Originally started by the early explorers heading for the gold fields in the interior, it has seen the glory days of the Japanese Tomato Farms and numerous farming operations since. The fields have been fallow producing hay for the past decade before being actively farmed this past year producing an abundant Market Garden for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Active Pastures Farm, Mayne Island

Getting Together: Reflections on the 4th Vancouver Island Winter Mixer

Posted by Moss Dance on March 06, 2017

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A review of the Fourth Vancouver Island Winter Mixer, written by Young Agrarians Vancouver Island Coordinator Moss Dance On the morning of Saturday, January 28, I was sitting in a circle of over 100 farmers and friends in Quw’utsun Territory on beautiful Shawnigan Lake at the 4th Vancouver Island Winter Mixer. In the centre of that circle, three inspiring Quw’utsun land and food activists were singing us a welcome. Ron & Deb George and their nephew Joe Akerman taught us to sing a Quw’utsun song, and soon enough, we were all standing up singing together. This powerful moment grounded my experience of this … Continue reading Getting Together: Reflections on the 4th Vancouver Island Winter Mixer

FARM JOB: Farm Hand(s) at Manna Farm – Cowichan Valley, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on March 06, 2017

Manna Farm

About Manna Farm Manna Farm is located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, providing a year round, full diet, free choice CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) program. We currently produce organic vegetables, fruit, seeds, nuts, grains, beans, eggs, meat birds (chicken and turkey), and Big Leaf maple syrup. We hope to include organic mushrooms, pork, and grass-fed beef and dairy in the near future. We believe each component of our farm contributes to each other and aim for a closed circle operation.  We grow for our CSA members, our local Farmers’ Market and for select local grocers and restaurants. Owned … Continue reading FARM JOB: Farm Hand(s) at Manna Farm – Cowichan Valley, BC

4th Okanagan Winter Mixer – that’s a wrap!

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on March 06, 2017

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What a fantastic weekend! The 4th Okanagan Winter Mixer brought together 100 people from across the Okanagan-Thompson region and beyond – as far as Williams Lake! We enjoyed two days of networking activities and workshops on a range of topics focused on building farming and business skills. There was a great energy in the room – a lot of passion and excitement about the coming season! A highlight for many people were the business skills workshops lead by Chris Bodnar from Close to Home Organics. Attendees expressed their gratitude for learning about what it takes to build and run their farm … Continue reading 4th Okanagan Winter Mixer – that’s a wrap!

APPRENTICESHIP: Saanich, BC – 10 Acres Farm – POSITION FILLED!

Posted by Moss Dance on March 04, 2017

10 Acres Farm

*** This position is now filled!  For other farm apprenticeship opportunities, please see our farm job blog. *** 10 Acres Farm is seeking one highly motivated, positive, hardy apprentice to help our farm team with all aspects of field-to-table food raising on this unique restaurant-owned, transitional to organic farm. The Farm  A 10 acre mixed veggie-fruit-livestock farm located on the Saanich peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC. The small orchard includes plums, cherries, quinces, figs, persimmons, lemons, limes, apples, pears, nectarines, peaches, and apricots. There are also table grapes, black currants, blueberries, marionberries, loganberries, kiwis, strawberries and raspberries. The livestock plan for … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Saanich, BC – 10 Acres Farm – POSITION FILLED!

Land: Central Alberta – Purebred Cow/Calf Farm

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 03, 2017

Farmer Wanted We have a small, but well established purebred cow/calf operation and are almost ready t retire. Therefore, we are looking for a young person(s) to work with us, with the goal of taking over the farm. We are looking for someone with a great interest in cattle. The applicant must be of good character, physically capable and, hopefully, have some experience with livestock. The right person should also have a great respect for the environment. Any experience with equipment would be a desirable asset. We are willing to help as long as needed to get the right person(s) … Continue reading Land: Central Alberta – Purebred Cow/Calf Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 320 Certified Organic Acres near Bridesville BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 03, 2017

Certified Organic Land for Lease near Bridesville

About the Land This picturesque 320 acres of certified organic land is situated near Bridesville, BC east of Osoyoos – right across from Anarchy Summit. For the last 10 years it has been used for cattle, hay, and forage, with 100-200 head grazing on Canada Bluegrass Flattened Meadow. Prior to that the land was used for cereal crops. Water comes from a small lake on the land, and there are 6-8 inches of thick topsoil, with good drainage and soil fertility (soil test results available). About the Opportunity This land is available for an enterprising farmer to lease. It would … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 320 Certified Organic Acres near Bridesville BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Snowy Mountain Organic Farm, Cawston, BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 03, 2017

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About Snowy Mountain Organic Farm  Snowy Mountain Organic Farm is a diverse 25 acre organic farm in the lovely Similkameen, Cawston B.C. (located between Keremeos and Osoyoos). The farm has a unique orchard, large vegetable & herb garden and greenhouse, horses, dogs, and chickens. We are approaching 32 years of organic growing here embracing biodynamics, permaculture, and many unique approaches to farming. There are still so many interesting experiments to try. Charcoal EMO’s and worms just to name a few. About the Opportunity We seek a diverse group of people from beginners, volunteers, to apprentices &/or experienced farmers with the skills and ability … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Snowy Mountain Organic Farm, Cawston, BC

March 8: Salmon Arm, BC – Jobs in Agriculture Forum

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on March 01, 2017

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The Shuswap Food Action Committee is hosting a series of Shuswap Food Conversations including the upcoming Jobs in Agriculture panel. These events will be held every Wednesday from March 8th to April 12th, 7-9pm at the Okanagan College in Salmon Arm. These free events will cover a range of interesting food and agriculture topics! March 8th: Jobs in Agriculture A panel discussion on the Shuswap as a farming area–past, present, and future. Farms in transition and youth employment will be the main focus!  

FARM INTERNSHIP: Amara Farm, Courtenay, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on March 01, 2017

Amara Farm Internship

Learn about all aspects of organic vegetable production with this farm internship at Amara Farm. About Amara Farm Amara Farm is a 26 acre certified organic farm located about 6 km north of Courtenay, BC. We have two cleared fields surrounded by a buffer of forest. We grow vegetables on one acre and have one acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick. We utilize five hoop houses for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. We keep a small flock of laying hens for eggs. Our produce is sold through a 120 share CSA, at farmers market, and … Continue reading FARM INTERNSHIP: Amara Farm, Courtenay, BC