Farmer Podcast Club: Michael Pollan On The ‘New Science’ Of Psychedelics

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 30, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Michael Pollan On The ‘New Science’ Of Psychedelics on NPR – Fresh Air from WHYY Released May 15, 2018 Pollan, author of ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma’ and ‘The Botany of Desire,’ talks about his new book, ‘How to Change Your Mind.’ It covers the history of psychedelic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms, and how they’re now being used experimentally in therapeutic settings, to treat depression, addiction, and fear of death. Pollan also talks about his own experience experimenting with psychedelics. “I had an experience that was by turns frightening and ecstatic … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Michael Pollan On The ‘New Science’ Of Psychedelics

FARM RESIDENCY: POUCE COUPE, BC – Wildwood Farm

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 29, 2018

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By Tim and Linda Ewert, Wildwood Farm “We are looking for energetic, passionate, co-operatively minded farmers to participate in a three-month residency on a 160 acre mixed farm in Northeastern B.C. In 1974, we homesteaded the land and now wish to retire in place while seeing the farm thrive in an atmosphere of co-operation. We hope that an organic, ecologically regenerative, partially horse-powered farming community will evolve from this residency. If this idea appeals to you, please go to https://wildwood.farm/ for details and contact information.” We came to the Peace Region as a young couple to build a farm from scratch, where … Continue reading FARM RESIDENCY: POUCE COUPE, BC – Wildwood Farm

EDUCATION: Shelter Farm Small Scale Farming Institute

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 23, 2018

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ABOUT SHELTER FARM: Shelter Farm’s mission is to showcase the capacity of small-scale agriculture, while training youth in the use of small scale farming tools and equipment, business management and marketing strategies. The farm is located 757 Franklin River Road just outside Port Alberni on 140 acres of land and will host incubator plots on site providing young farm interns the opportunity to establish their farm business under the supervision of experienced farmers. Our farm interns will have the benefit of utilizing our tools, irrigation equipment and wash stations. Our goal is to attract young farmers throughout Canada and the … Continue reading EDUCATION: Shelter Farm Small Scale Farming Institute

Farmer Podcast Club: Starving out resistance

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 23, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Starving out resistance: Anne Applebaum on Stalin’s deliberate famine in Ukraine- CBC- Ideas Released May 8, 2018 Historian Anne Applebaum is the winner of the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize for her book, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine. It tells the story of how Stalin’s collective farming policies in the early 1930s induced starvation among 3 million Ukrainian peasants. The book argues that this act was no byproduct of bad policy decisions, but instead a deliberate effort to crush Ukrainian nationalism and resistance — with repercussions that extend into our own era … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Starving out resistance

NOV 17: LAND LINK – LANGLEY, BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on October 22, 2018

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METRO VANCOUVER – FRASER VALLEY LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018   |  1-6pm Location: George Preston Recreation Centre (Room C), 20699 42 Ave, Langley, B.C. Kwantlen, Katzie, & Semiahmoo Territory Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Metro Vancouver – Fraser Valley Land Matcher Susheela at susheela@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Expert Panel! WANT LAND? GOT LAND? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a … Continue reading NOV 17: LAND LINK – LANGLEY, BC

Updates from the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 20, 2018

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Towards a Working Model for a Robust Regional Food Security Network On September 21st a group of representatives from the food, farming and policy worlds of the Central Kootenays converged on the Sunshine Bay Retreat Centre in Harrop for a day-long retreat consisting of two field trips to local farms, the regularly-scheduled council meeting, as well as a focus group. Columbia Basin Land Matcher Hailey Troock went along to get a taste of what’s happening on the policy side of the local food and farming scene.  The focus group, led by Katrina Lehenbrauer – a consultant with Interior Health, sought to provide insight into a … Continue reading Updates from the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council

NOV 24: LAND LINK – COBBLE HILL, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 19, 2018

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VANCOUVER ISLAND – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP & COMMUNITY POTLUCK Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 Location: Cobble Hill Farmers Institute Hall – 3550 Watson Ave, Cobble Hill, BC, V0R 1L3 Quw’utsun Territory Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! 1 pm – 6 pm Land Linking Workshop Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program, Expert Panel, & more! WANT LAND? GOT LAND? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We want you! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. … Continue reading NOV 24: LAND LINK – COBBLE HILL, BC

FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Lead Farmer, Field House Farms – POSITION FILLED

Posted by Moss Dance on October 17, 2018

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— THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED — Field House Farms is a multi-faceted farming project in Abbotsford, BC. They are looking for a Lead Farmer to manage their farm! ABOUT FIELD HOUSE FARMS Field House Brewing is an award winning craft brewery in Abbotsford. We have started a farm with the goal of growing produce to input into our beer and food program. For the 2018 season, We partnered with 3 different farm partners to lease local ALR land. JJ Mills was our boutique herb, hops, and berry farm on 0.25 acres in East Chilliwack. Maple Lanes was our 0.5 … Continue reading FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Lead Farmer, Field House Farms – POSITION FILLED

Farmer Podcast Club: Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind”

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 16, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind” – “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg”, In Conversation with Tamar Haspel Oct. 9, 2018 On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Washington Post columnist and James Beard Award–winning writer Tamar Haspel talks about the uncomfortable public discourse that inspires her unconventional writing. “We should try to get more comfortable with discomfort. If we’re talking about an issue on the ground, about agriculture, about feeding people, why should that be uncomfortable? It should be productive, it should be interesting. But it … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind”

Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 16, 2018

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Are you overwhelmed & paralyzed by the complexity of designing & managing land in a way that is ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient, & actually enjoyable? Join us for a 1.5 hour online webinar that will discuss the 5 steps that primary producers and homesteaders should take in order to design and implement the property of their dreams. At the end of the webinar, we will talk about the 6-day Holistic Land Design course that we are hosting with PCBFA , the County of Grand Prairie, and the MD of Greenview. Make sure to bring any questions you have … Continue reading Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design