APRIL 5-6, 2019: TERRACE, BC – Food Glorious Food Forum

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 04, 2019

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Connect, collaborate, & learn from game-changing innovators and thinkers in the food security community 3rd Annual Food Security Forum, put on by the Northwest BC Food Action Network (FAN) WHEN: April 5-6, 2019 WHERE: SportsPlex, Terrace, BC, COST: $25-$100 (early bird rate until March 22) REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/food-glorious-food-tickets-56530448092#tickets MORE INFO: https://www.nwfoodsecure.org/2019-conference?fbclid=IwAR2aWCoz_Dk_IwVU76wKhaMz9LPBR1sBaVnysOCjBdrkTmM2UhKfhKn8syE Event Program  

Northern Prairie Growers Wanted for Butternut Squash Landrace Breeding Project

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 04, 2019

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Northern Prairie C. Moschata Landrace Project The Northern Landrace Project is seeking volunteer growers for 2019 to landrace/swarm breed some large, early, cold night tolerant, resilient Curcubita moschata (butternut squash) with the end goal of a loveable butternut flavor. Learn more on Winston’s website.  Volunteer to grow via the contact form.  The Rationale A good crop of butternut squash is a difficult thing to achieve in many northern Canadian gardens even with shorter season varieties. On top of that, shorter season varieties achieve this by breeding for smaller fruit but other species of squash can be grown in our climate without sacrificing size. There is … Continue reading Northern Prairie Growers Wanted for Butternut Squash Landrace Breeding Project

MARCH 23, 2019: QUESNEL, BC – Social Media Marketing Workshop for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 04, 2019

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Young Agrarians and Long Table Grocery are partnering up to offer a fun, accessible, and interactive Social Media Marketing Workshop for Farmers with Evie Lavers, co-founder of Rhythm Club – a marketing agency with a combined 14 years of arts, music, and event marketing experience, whose founders take pride in creating accessible, entertaining, and immersive workshops and who are highly skilled at translating novel ideas into revenue. Learn to make your social media routine more effective and efficient, broaden your reach, and engage more deeply with your existing customers. No matter where you are at in your farming journey or … Continue reading MARCH 23, 2019: QUESNEL, BC – Social Media Marketing Workshop for Farmers

FARM JOBS: MONTREAL, QC – Santropol Roulant, Summer Farm Jobs for Youth

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 01, 2019

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Santropol Roulant in Montreal, QC, is hiring for a number of youth for summer jobs! Santropol Roulant Santropol Roulant is an intergenerational community food hub where we grow, prepare and deliver food. In doing so, we create a continuum of engaging services that help build a stronger social fabric, and increase food security and social inclusion for Montrealers. In collaboration with other youth skill development programs, Santropol Roulant seeks to engage youth each year in our programming by creating temporary paid positions that are exciting, challenging and fun in a variety of our program areas. If you’re under 30 and looking for … Continue reading FARM JOBS: MONTREAL, QC – Santropol Roulant, Summer Farm Jobs for Youth

MARCH 9, 2019: TERRACE, BC – Skeena Bulkley Farmers Meet & Greet with Thimbleberry Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 01, 2019

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In partnership with Vicky and Chris of Thimbleberry Farm in Terrace, BC. You’re invited to an afternoon of connecting with local farmers, growers and community members who are interested in local food systems and security. WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2–6PM WHERE: Thimbleberry Farm, 2206 Archer Avenue, Terrace, BC, V8G 1E7 BRING: Please bring warm clothes, a dish or snack for sharing, and a lawn chair if possible. We will have a bonfire, but will be prepared to host indoors if required. FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/609606316166482/ Also, please feel free to share the event information with of all your farmy friends and on any community … Continue reading MARCH 9, 2019: TERRACE, BC – Skeena Bulkley Farmers Meet & Greet with Thimbleberry Farm

FARM JOB: PITT MEADOWS, BC – Golden Eagle Farm Group, Logistics Intern

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 28, 2019

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The Golden Eagle Farm Group in Pitt Meadows, BC is seeking a Logistics Intern for the 2019 season. Golden Eagle Farm Group Golden Eagle Group operates a variety of recreational and agricultural businesses within the single largest land holding in the Greater Vancouver Area. Its passion for diversity and growth has given rise to two lush 18-hole golf courses, a standing period western town movie set, real estate, and a 400-acre hardwood tree nursery. The Group also owns and manages one of the world’s larger blueberry enterprises, as well as a similar scale operation of cranberry fields at the foot of the … Continue reading FARM JOB: PITT MEADOWS, BC – Golden Eagle Farm Group, Logistics Intern

Farmer 2 Farmer: Lessons From a Week Volunteering on a Patagonian Farm

Posted by Heather Shobe on February 28, 2019

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“¡Tú lo sabes!” Says Aunt Rosita (You know it!). “So tidy, so good. You are a farmer!” It’s February of 20017, and I’m on a South American odyssey that includes one week volunteering on a traditional farm in Patagonia. I speak very little Spanish, and what I do know is very different than the Argentinian dialect that surrounds me. My host family speaks little English, and we’re getting by on a series of hand signals, facial expressions, and a translation app I’ve downloaded to my Ipad. As a small farm operator, I’ve hosted a number of farm-stay helpers in the past, … Continue reading Farmer 2 Farmer: Lessons From a Week Volunteering on a Patagonian Farm

March 18: Mentor Training Session

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 28, 2019

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Are you an experienced farmer looking to mentor the next generation of ecological farmers in Alberta? Develop your mentoring skills and learn how to support aspiring and new farmers during Young Agrarians’ Mentor Training Session.  When: March 18, 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm MST Where: Conference call + Webinar, call-in and login details to follow Who: Young Agrarians Prairie Coordinator Dana Penrice will be leading the session along with YA Alberta Coordinator Kolby Peterson. Cost: Free Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/38a8af70c54430a6cde7dc3c8da9331e After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To call … Continue reading March 18: Mentor Training Session

CO-OP OPPORTUNITY: ORGANIC FARM FOR CO-OWNERSHIP – MERVILLE, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 28, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND We have a 43 acres total with a 4 acre field suitable for market gardening (currently 1 acre is fenced & irrigated), the remainder in pasture, hay orchard and forest. It has been farmed certified organic for 8 years. I raise livestock (currently sheep and ducks, facilities for chickens), orchard and hay, but only at a hobby scale right now. The property is mixed soil types with approximately 20 acres of organic hay fields and pasture, a small heritage orchard within the pasture, 4 acres of good sandy loam with 1 acre fenced and irrigated for a … Continue reading CO-OP OPPORTUNITY: ORGANIC FARM FOR CO-OWNERSHIP – MERVILLE, BC

Are you a direct marketing farmer in Canada? Please take this survey!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 27, 2019

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Are you a Direct Marketing Farmer? Please take this survey to contribute to research on the economic and social impacts of direct farm marketing in Canada. Research title: Assumed virtues or tangible benefits? An analysis of the economic and social impacts of short food supply chains in Canada Take the Survey here:  https://survey.cirano.qc.ca/index.php/429639?token=DsnWz94Nf9z5q46&lang=en   Research Aim Our research aim is to look at the impacts of direct marketing on farms, farmers and local development in Canada. Direct marketing involves at most one middleman between the producer and the consumer (e.g. farm stand, farmers’ market, sales to restaurants, etc.). The requested information relates to the … Continue reading Are you a direct marketing farmer in Canada? Please take this survey!