Dec 11: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture Open House

Posted by Susheela Kundargi on November 23, 2018

Ministry of Agriculture Open House

Farmers invited to B.C. Ministry of Agriculture open house! Ever wonder what happens at the Ministry of Agriculture? Want to meet the folks who run programs and offer support for farmers across the province? Now’s your chance to get a look behind the curtain – they’re opening the doors to their Abbotsford location to all agricultural producers, and especially new and young farmers, to help them learn what the Ministry of Agriculture has to offer as support. Plus, folks will be able to tour through the lab portion of the building and understand what goes on on that side! Where: 1767 Angus Campbell Road, … Continue reading Dec 11: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture Open House

Farmer Podcast Club: Money where your mouth is: Investing in a healthy food system

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 20, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Money where your mouth is: Investing in a healthy food system– Down to Earth – The Planet to Plate Podcast Released Oct 23, 2018 Sallie Calhoun is president of the Globetrotter Foundation, owner of the Paicines Ranch, and founder of the #NoRegrets Initiative. She came to ranching from electrical engineering and high-tech entrepreneurship, and has devoted her life to sustainable agriculture –and both investing and teaching others about investing in a healthy food system. She also works to empower women in ranching and agricultural communities.   Listen to the full episode: … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Money where your mouth is: Investing in a healthy food system

INTERNSHIP: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Schoolyard Farm Internship & Summer Job

Posted by Moss Dance on November 20, 2018

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Fresh Roots is offering a Schoolyard Farm Internship that will lead into a full time summer job for the 2019 season. ABOUT FRESH ROOTS Fresh Roots stewards 1/2-acre market gardens on school grounds across the lower mainland. Its fields produce good food for the community, empower youth through vocational skills development, and serve as hands-on outdoor classrooms for over 5000 students each year. This internship will be based out of our East and South Vancouver farm sites. Everyone should have access to healthy food, soil, and community. Fresh Roots enacts this vision by cultivating engaging gardens and programs that catalyze … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Schoolyard Farm Internship & Summer Job

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Seed Grower and Field Crop Manager, Saanich Organics

Posted by Moss Dance on November 19, 2018

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Saanich Organics is seeking a Seed Grower and Field Crop Manager for the 2019 season! ABOUT SAANICH ORGANICS Saanich Organics is a trio of hard working, dedicated farmers from small to medium certified organic farms who have been working together since 2002. In 2008 we started a seed production arm to compliment our vegetable production and because of the dire need for farmers to keep control of our seed supply. The three farmers come together twice a week during the high season to our packing building located at Northbrook Farm in the Mt Newton Valley. Northbrook is also the location … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Seed Grower and Field Crop Manager, Saanich Organics

Feb 2: Farm Business Planning 101 + Community Potluck & Farmer Slideshows

Posted by Brittny Anderson on November 18, 2018

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Join Young Agrarians, Community Futures and Kootenay Food at Vallican Whole for two farm focused events:  1-5 pm Farm Business Planning 101 5-8 pm Community Potluck & Farmer Slideshows Location: 3762 Little Slocan South Rd, Winlaw, BC Date: Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 The Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop will be lead by Paul Kelly, the Self Employment Program Manager at Community Futures, and a Local Food Procurement Consultant with Columbia Basin Trust. This workshop is geared towards new farmers, and farmers who might be looking at diversifying or professionalizing their operation. Business planning is one of the most important steps in creating a thriving and viable  business. This four … Continue reading Feb 2: Farm Business Planning 101 + Community Potluck & Farmer Slideshows

Land Opportunity: 2.5 acres for Market Garden, West Kelowna, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on November 14, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND Our land is broken up into several fields. There is a non-irrigated sand ring….191’ x 70’…0.31 acre. The main grass field is 280’ x 326’…2 acres with 22 deciduous trees and two green gage plum trees. There is underground irrigation in this field and the smaller grass field. The smaller grass field is about 187’ x 282’ x 400’ triangle…0.86 acres. This has no trees. The 4 paddocks comprise a total of 0.9 acres and don’t have irrigation. They do have two open shed areas. This area and the sand ring could be supplied with above ground … Continue reading Land Opportunity: 2.5 acres for Market Garden, West Kelowna, B.C

Land Opportunity: Land + Housing – Armstrong, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on November 14, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND: We are looking for a part time caretaker and farming Entrepreneur to live on our farm eight km North of Armstrong. We are a family of six and  have a commercial chicken farm and our field is certified organic. We have been growing organic grains on the field and are planning to change directions next year. The caretaking position would involve helping out with farm yard upkeep, as well as tending the chicken barn a couple days a week.  There is opportunity to work off all or a portion of your rent, as there is a two bedroom 1500 … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Land + Housing – Armstrong, B.C.

Farmer Podcast Club: Sarah Wentzel-Fisher – Conservation in the Radical Center

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 13, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Sarah Wentzel-Fisher – Conservation in the Radical Center – Mountain and Prairie Released July 12, 2018 Sarah Wentzel-Fisher is the Executive Director of the Quivira Coalition, an innovative conservation organization devoted to building soil, biodiversity, and resilience on western working landscapes. Quivira was founded over twenty years ago by two conservationists and a rancher, all three of whom were exhausted by the divisive nature of the relationships between the agricultural and environmental communities. By putting their few differences aside and focusing on their many shared values, Quivira has led many of … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Sarah Wentzel-Fisher – Conservation in the Radical Center

EVENT RECAP: Young Agrarians Columbia Basin Land Linking Workshop

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 08, 2018

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On Saturday, October 27th, 30 landowners and current and prospective farmers converged on the Creston & District Community Complex to talk land access, lease agreements and farming in the Columbia Basin. We saw a great turnout of both farmers looking for land and landowners, and the event welcomed a good mix of new and experienced farmers, including some farmers who are currently leasing or had leased land previously. People came out from as far as Shore Acres, Cranbrook, Harrop and Nelson and there was great local participation from Creston. Activities kicked off at 1pm with an introduction circle and networking … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Young Agrarians Columbia Basin Land Linking Workshop

Nov 30: Glade Organics – Tapas & Tunes: Greenhouse Tour and Community Social

Posted by Brittny Anderson on November 08, 2018

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Join Young Agrarians at Glade Organics for a Greenhouse Tour & Community Potluck Social. We’ll learn about overwintering in a greenhouse, network, and celebrate the season around a bonfire!  Date: Friday, November 30th, 2018, Time: 5:00-10:00pm Location: 2305 Highway 3A Glade B.C. Between Nelson and Castlegar. Event Overview: Greenhouse tour and discussion on overwintering, introduction circle, community social including potluck tapas and live music in the greenhouse and a bonfire outside. Glade Organics Glade Organics is a small-scale Certified Organic farm that is operated by Mira and Ross who are first-generation farmers that generate income through direct sales, including farm gate and farmers … Continue reading Nov 30: Glade Organics – Tapas & Tunes: Greenhouse Tour and Community Social