FEB 10-11: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Vancouver Island 5th Winter Mixer

Posted by Moss Dance on January 04, 2018

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We are celebrating five years of Winter Mixers on Vancouver Island this year! Join us for our Vancouver Island 5th Winter Mixer at Camp Pringle in Shawnigan Lake, on beautiful Vancouver Island for two days of farming workshops & networking! Looking for the Young Agrarians Okanagan Winter Mixer? Click here! VANCOUVER ISLAND 5TH WINTER MIXER At-A-Glance WHEN: Saturday February 10 – Sunday February 11, 2018 WHERE:  Coast Salish Territory – Camp Pringle, 2520 W Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W3 COST:  Sliding scale $75-125.  All funds raised go to covering the cost of the event. Thank you for your support! Work trade options are available, … Continue reading FEB 10-11: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Vancouver Island 5th Winter Mixer

Penticton, BC: Organic Pest Control Workshop

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on January 04, 2018

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The West Bench Community Recreation and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen are hosting a series of three workshops on ecological growing. Rick Hatch from Cherry Tree Permaculture will be teaching these workshops. When: January 20th 10:00—11:00—Organic Pest Control February 17th 10:00-11:00—Water Efficient Gardens and Orchards (Location TBA) March 17th 10:00-11:00 — The Soil Food Web: Our Invisible Allies (Location TBA) Where: West Bench Elementary School, 1604 W Bench Drive, West Bench, British Columbia, Canada V2A 8Z3 Registration: $20 for each workshop or $50 to attend all three, please email Amanda Murai at amurai@rdos.bc.ca to register

APPRENTICESHIP: NELSON, BC – The Beauty Path

Posted by Moss Dance on January 03, 2018

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This apprenticeship at The Beauty Path in Nelson, BC, is an opportunity to learn on a growing family farm growing veggies, fruits, berries and seeking sustainable self-sufficiency. ABOUT THE BEAUTY PATH We are a family farm growing most of our own veggies, fruits, berries. We plan to expand to a second greenhouse, and fish ponds as well as chickens and goats this year. The work would involve all aspects of a family farm, from taking care of seedlings, preparing established and new beds, spreading compost, vermiculture, pruning, to harvesting, preserving, freezing. We will be doing fencing of a new area also this … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: NELSON, BC – The Beauty Path

January 13 & 14: Alix, AB – Young Agrarians Alberta Winter Mixer

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 01, 2018

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Are you an aspiring or new farmer working on building a regenerative, ecological farm? Are you looking for opportunities to learn and connect? Join us at the Alberta Winter Mixer for two days of workshops  on accessing land, building relationships with mentors, getting starting in livestock and market gardening, communicating with farm partners and creating a regenerative business model that supports your farm and your livelihood. Share ideas and stories through farmer slideshows and test your know-how in the Farmer Fails and Hacks Championships. There will be farmer yoga, tobogganing, camp fires and more! JOIN US! Everyone is welcome! When: Saturday, January 13 – Sunday … Continue reading January 13 & 14: Alix, AB – Young Agrarians Alberta Winter Mixer

YA Apprenticeship: Nature’s Way Farm – Grimshaw, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 31, 2017

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business? Peter and Mary Lundgard and their farm manager Lilli Klamke (a fellow-young farmer herself) are excited to provide you with a meaningful apprenticeship experience in your path to becoming a farmer. About the Farm Nature’s Way Farm, a 640 acre farm close to the banks of the Peace River in northern Alberta. Covered by aspen, birch, spruce, pine, and willow shelter belts, this farm provides wildlife habitat for moose, deer, beaver, foxes, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Nature’s Way Farm – Grimshaw, AB

APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2018 positions

Posted by Moss Dance on December 29, 2017

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Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island for 2018? Check out Amara Farm in the Comox Valley! 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 1.25 acres of vegetables, 1 acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick, and 0.25 acre of asparagus. We utilize five hoop houses—two of which are movable—for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. Our produce is sold through a 150 share CSA, at farmers market, and to restaurants. … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2018 positions

FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Laughing Crow Organics, Field Crew Positions

Posted by Moss Dance on December 24, 2017

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Looking for a fun physical job working outdoors in the Sea to Sky Corridor? Become part of the local organic food system at Laughing Crow Organics! ABOUT LAUGHING CROW ORGANICS Laughing Crow Organics is a certified organic mixed vegetable farm that operates on leased land in the Beautiful Pemberton Valley of BC. We are passionate about what we do and we’re motivated to earn a decent living while doing it. The Farm grows a wide variety of vegetables for a 100 member summer CSA program, Farmer’s Markets in the Sea to Sky corridor, a road side honor stand and select … Continue reading FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Laughing Crow Organics, Field Crew Positions

JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Urban Farming Society Program Mananger

Posted by Moss Dance on December 24, 2017

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ABOUT VANCOUVER URBAN FARMING SOCIETY The Vancouver Urban Farming Society (VUFS) is a nonprofit organization working to strengthen urban farming through education, networking, advocacy and business support towards our mission of growing urban farming in Vancouver and beyond. We do so through programming and events, maintaining a strong network, working with policymakers, as well as public education and engagement. VUFS Online: www.urbanfarmers.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VancouverUrbanFarmingSociety/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/VUFS QUALIFICATIONS Previous experience in a nonprofit setting In-depth knowledge of urban farming and/or urban agriculture and other forms of small-scale sustainable agriculture and food systems Strong project management and event planning skills Experience with budget … Continue reading JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Urban Farming Society Program Mananger

FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Educator

Posted by Moss Dance on December 19, 2017

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Ignatius Farm is hiring a farm educator for the 2018 season—if you are interested in growing food, eco-spirituality and farm-based education, read on… ABOUT IGNATIUS FARM The Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers markets, local businesses and service agencies. The Farm’s programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and several annual community events. The Ignatius Farm is an integral part of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph Ontario, whose key mission for more than four decades has been to foster an ecological way of life through agriculture, spirituality, … Continue reading FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Educator

Ceres Circle Farm – Help purchase sheep!

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on December 18, 2017

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Hello! We, Cecilia and Kevin, are start-up farmers at Ceres Circle Farm, an operation that has recently been gifted by its founder and currently under transition to a land trust by the BC Foodlands Cooperative. The farm will be operated as a cooperative owned by the community of Kelowna, serving as a flagship enterprise displaying the potential and importance of local foodsheds. We are excited to be key players in this transition process! As the first farmers to manage the farm operations after its donation, we intend to pursue the life’s work of the past operator and raise lamb naturally on … Continue reading Ceres Circle Farm – Help purchase sheep!