LAND OPPORTUNITY: Snowy Mountain Organic Farm, Cawston, BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 03, 2017

Rainbow at Snowy Mountain Farm

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

Food-Action-Coop-1200x800

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

March 4: AGASSIZ, BC – New Farm Start-Up Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on February 28, 2017

Agassiz farm workshop

The New Farm Start-Up workshop is a great learning opportunity for those who are thinking of a career in farming.  There will be a workshop hosted by the District of Kent (Agassiz) on March 4th, at 7170 Cheam Avenue. If you are wanting to farm you may want to consider locating in Agassiz. The community has many attributes that make it a very good place to start a farm, including somewhat lower land prices, excellent water resources and very good soil. In addition, the climate in Agassiz tends to be quite warm in the summer.  In short, the growing conditions in Agassiz … Continue reading March 4: AGASSIZ, BC – New Farm Start-Up Workshop

RESIDENCY: Kootenay Bay, BC – Yasodhara Ashram Food Flow

Posted by Moss Dance on February 27, 2017

Yasodhara Ashram

The Yasodhara Ashram Food Flow Learning Residencies are a unique opportunity to broaden and deepen your understanding of organic sustainable agriculture, food preservation and local food sourcing. Expand your organic food production skills as you learn the practice of Karma Yoga, or selfless service, an essential part of life at Yasodhara Ashram. Food production Learning Residencies available at the Ashram this growing season include Garden, Preserving Kitchen and Food Systems. Located in the rural community of Kootenay Bay, these full-time, 6-8 month Learning Residencies provides hands-on experience in the full cycle of food production, procuring and preserving food from the … Continue reading RESIDENCY: Kootenay Bay, BC – Yasodhara Ashram Food Flow

APPRENTICESHIP: Vilicus Farms – Havre, Montana

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 27, 2017

vilicus-farm-4

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to take your learning to the next level? Are you struggling with figuring out how we can scale up regenerative farming, mitigate climate change and feed the world? Meet Doug Crabtree and Anna Jones-Crabtree. At Vilicus Farms they are offering a unique opportunity for aspiring farmers to apprentice in organic, dry land farming in Havre, Montana. Learn the ins and outs of organic farming and explore the potential of managing a regenerative, resilient, profitable farm business. Vilicus Farms has two formal Apprenticeship opportunities with a third in development: 1. New Agrarian Immersion Experience: Intensive immersion into day-to-day organic … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Vilicus Farms – Havre, Montana

MARCH 8: Beginner Farm Bookkeeping Webinar

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 27, 2017

Farm Bookkeeping Webinar

Looking to learn the basics of bookkeeping for farms? It’s the first step in growing solid financial management practices for your business. Join YA and SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation) for a 1.5 hour webinar laying out the foundations of farm bookkeeping, business set up, payroll and your first year-end tax report! NOTE: This webinar is going to focus on bookkeeping within the context of Canadian agriculture and tax regulation. Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST Cost: FREE! Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7568652497864152321 Beginner Farm Bookkeeping Webinar will cover: Basic Principles of Bookkeeping GST & PST Registration Assets Cashflow … Continue reading MARCH 8: Beginner Farm Bookkeeping Webinar

JOB: Amir Project Fellowship – across North America

Posted by Moss Dance on February 24, 2017

Amir Flyer

Become an Amir Farmer! Educate hundreds of campers using a garden you create Use Amir’s social justice curriculum to inspire youth to serve others Join a Generation of Farmers; our network of 100+ alumni have gone on to pursue justice in education, climate change, and more Amir is seeking young adults with a passion for education and social justice activism for its summer Fellowship. Amir Farmers run educational programming at one of our 30+ summer camp partners across North America, using the garden space as a medium for inspiring youth to serve their communities. Farmers come together at the end of May for a week-long Seminar to learn the nuts and bolts of gardening, as well … Continue reading JOB: Amir Project Fellowship – across North America

INTERNSHIP: Slocan Valley, BC – Crooked Horn Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on February 20, 2017

Crooked Horn Farm

About Crooked Horn Farm Crooked Horn Farm is a productive small-scale certified organic vegetable and specialty mushroom farm in the Slocan Valley, 45 km from Nelson, BC. We manage about 1-1/2 acres of veggies and cover crops, including garlic and potatoes, and about 2 acres of perennial cover crops. Our produce is sold through farmers markets, CSA, local restaurants and grocery stores, as well as from the farm. We are right on the beautiful and pristine Slocan River which provides quick relief from the hot Kootenay sun.  Your host farmers are Gord and Ange. We are a  couple in our … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Slocan Valley, BC – Crooked Horn Farm

INTERNSHIP: Nelson, BC – Hummingbird Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on February 18, 2017

Hummingbird Farm

Hummingbird Farm is certified organic (KOGS#84) and grows food and flowers—see our website hummingbirdfarmbc.com. We live in the scenic Slocan valley on the Slocan river and on farm accommodation is in a furnished yurt that is off in a private portion of the farm. A swimming hole is 100 feet from the yurt. We have kayaks and bikes available. There are fantastic hiking and biking opportunities outside our door. We are 30 min from Nelson. We are looking for an intern who is hard-working, physically fit, willing to embrace all farm practices and is enthusiastic about sustainable organic farming. Day to … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Nelson, BC – Hummingbird Farm