LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 acre Farm Site Available, Vernon, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 06, 2019

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: Okanagan College – Vernon Campus has created a two-acre Demonstration Garden that promotes sustainable practices in an effort to preserve, stimulate and promote agricultural and ecological ventures in the Okanagan Valley. The initiative has been focused on providing a space for education, learning, and community programming regarding local food and agriculture. At this time, the site includes Patchworks Farms (a community garden/farm for vulnerable citizens), a demonstration xeriscape garden, an Indigenous garden and a food forest. These activities use approximately 1.25 acres leaving .75 acre for new sustainable farming activities. The College is interested in licensing the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 acre Farm Site Available, Vernon, B.C.

JULY 14, 2019: MERVILLE, BC – Farm Tour, Potluck, Weeding Party & Co-op Discussion with Tendergreens Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 06, 2019

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Join us at Tendergreens Farm in Merville, BC (Vancouver Island) for a farm tour, weeding party, discussion on co-operatives, and potluck social! Come out to beautiful “Deep Merville” and get a tour of Tendergreens Farm, one of the four farms that make up Merville Organics Growers’ Cooperative.  Jay will talk about adventures in starting up a low-budget farm from a field of grass, farming on leased land, transitioning to certified organic, and farming solo.  We’ll do a bit of social weeding to chat and meet new people (and help Jay get on top of those weeds!) and then sit down for a … Continue reading JULY 14, 2019: MERVILLE, BC – Farm Tour, Potluck, Weeding Party & Co-op Discussion with Tendergreens Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 15 Acres for lease, Spruce Grove AB

Posted by Alex on June 04, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND This beautiful 15 acre property is located just outside of Spruce Grove, AB (15 minute drive from Edmonton). The land owner is looking to lease the land to one or more farmers who are interested in veggies, small animals, and/or perennial crops. Lease terms are currently open for discussion. The land mostly consists of pasture with some trees along the property perimeter and rented for horse grazing but has good potential for growing vegetables and perennial crops. Approximately half of the property is flat with areas that are prone to spring flooding, while the other half has … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 15 Acres for lease, Spruce Grove AB

Farmer Podcast Club: EP15 Ecosystem Services

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 04, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. EP15 Ecosystem Services- Rural Routes to Climate Solutions Released Mar 31, 2019 It doesn’t matter if you live in the urban jungle or an actual jungle, everyone lives in an ecosystem. Food production is a service ecosystems provide along with clean air and water, habitat for wildlife and natural pollination of plants. Agricultural producers are simply working with these services that nature provides freely in a sense. Christine Campbell, western hub manager with ALUS Canada, explains what ecosystem services are and how they interact with agricultural land. Campbell also goes over … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: EP15 Ecosystem Services

FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2019

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Pender Island Community Hall, on Pender  Island, BC, is seeking a Farm Program Coordinator for the 2019 summer season! About Pender Island Community Hall The Pender Islands Community Hall is a 7000 square foot, two storey building. The gambrel-roof gives it the appearance of a modified barn, so that the Hall fits the rural landscape of the island. The Hall sits on a 3 acre parcel of land between three farms and a unique coast pine-forest. Pender Island Recreation and Agricultural Hall Association’s (“PIRAHA“) Purpose: To Assist, Develop and Foster Community Spirit. To Promote Agricultural Endeavours of all kinds. To Promote Educational, Cultural, … Continue reading FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator

FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Dudink’s Garden, Berry Pickers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2019

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Dudink’s Garden in Nanaimo, BC is hiring Berry Pickers for the 2019 season! About Dudink’s Garden We produce organic fruit and vegetables on a beautiful, quiet 10 acres outside of Nanaimo. We market through our on-farm store and three farmers markets in the Central Island Area. About the Job We are looking for hardworking piecework berry pickers. Pickers can work whatever hours work for them, any day of the week. No accommodation is provided. How to Apply Get in touch with Nick at 250-740-0302 for more information, or come by the farm at 2219 Gomerich Rd, Nanaimo. Looking forward to hearing … Continue reading FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Dudink’s Garden, Berry Pickers

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for Vineyard, Kelowna B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 04, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND 14 acres of farmable land in the prime farming region of Glenmore, Kelowna. 12.8 acres of irrigation rights available for use. The land currently sits fallow, however it was previously a pear orchard. Southern exposure and fertile soils makes this property desirable growing land for a vineyard or other orchard type crop requiring lots of sunshine and good drainage. Consider this opportunity a blank canvas for your farming enterprise, minutes from Kelowna’s downtown metropolis. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The owners, a young couple, will be living on the property and are looking for a farmer would like to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for Vineyard, Kelowna B.C.

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Sweet Acres Farm, Part Time Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 03, 2019

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Sweet Acres Farm near Victoria, BC, is seeking a Part Time Farm Hand for the 2019 season! About Sweet Acres Farm Sweet Acres Farm is a small and diversified mixed vegetable farm located on leased land at Lohbrunner Community Farm. We grow 40 plus different high quality veggies and herbs on about 1 acre primarily with the use of a walk behind tractor, hand tools, and good old hard work! We sell through a diverse number of markets including 2 farmers markets, a local grocery store, restaurants, and a small CSA program. Sweet Acres Farm is in it’s second year of full … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Sweet Acres Farm, Part Time Farm Hand

POSTPONED June 8+9 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 02, 2019

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Good news. Bad New. Bad news is that this workshop won’t be happening this weekend but the good news is that we will be postponing it to a later date so you will still be able to take this amazing course later this year. To get on the list for more information contact Lilli at albertapeace@youngagrarians.org. Workshop: Low-Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs “Low-stress livestock handling can contribute to the well being of your cattle by allowing you to handle them in all situations in a safe, calm, efficient manner — effectively minimizing the amount of stress you expose your … Continue reading POSTPONED June 8+9 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

JUNE 29, 2019: ACME, AB – Farm tour & potluck social at Dancing Goats Farm

Posted by Alex on May 31, 2019

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Do goats make you giddy? Does cheese make you celebrate? Then you won’t want to miss this tour! Craig and Paul of Dancing Goats Farm will show off their artisanal creamery and talk about how you go from grass to goats to milk to cheese. Come meet the farmers behind some of Alberta’s finest cheeses and enjoy our local food culture (both human and bacterial)! The tour will be followed by a social potluck and cheese tasting. Date: Saturday, June 29th, 2019 Location: Dancing Goats Farm (~1h NE of Calgary, near Acme AB). Directions will be sent out to registrants … Continue reading JUNE 29, 2019: ACME, AB – Farm tour & potluck social at Dancing Goats Farm