Tag Archives: Agriculture

Ecological Farm Internships: Modes, Experiences, and Justice

Posted by Moss Dance on August 15, 2017

Ecological Farm Internships

We are excited to share this report on ecological farm internships edited by Charles Z. Levkoe and Michael Ekers. Contributors to the report are farmers, past interns, non-profit organizations, and lawyers. The goal of the report is to “assess the implications and trajectories of the non-monetary exchanges of labour and education, among other things, taking place on ecological farms.” Read the report here: Ecological Farm Internships – Models, Experiences and Justice – Levkoe and Ekers (Interactive) The report takes a broad view of ecological farm internships—accounting for the need for labour on small farms, the educational benefits, as well as the risks and drawbacks … Continue reading Ecological Farm Internships: Modes, Experiences, and Justice

FARM JOB: Agassiz, BC – Earthwise Society Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on August 14, 2017

Earthwise Society Job

Earthwise Society has an exciting new position for someone with farm and restoration experience. Help to start a new organic teaching garden in Agassiz, BC! About Earthwise Society Earthwise Society is a not for profit, charitable organization that has been a leader in sustainable land use initiatives for over 30 years. Recently, we initiated the establishment of a new destination learning resource and organic teaching farm on 58 acres in Agassiz, BC. Earthwise Society is looking for a reliable, energetic individual interested in gaining experience in habitat enhancement and organic food production. This beautiful and unique site encompasses diverse ecosystems between … Continue reading FARM JOB: Agassiz, BC – Earthwise Society Farm

Agroecology in Canada: Food Sovereignty in Action—National Farmers Union

Posted by Moss Dance on April 25, 2017 1 Comment

Agroecology in Canada

The following article consists of excerpts from Agroecology in Canada: Food Sovereignty in Action published by the National Farmers’ Union. “Agroecology is much more than a set of technologies; it is a political and social system, a way of life, a form of resistance against corporate control of the food system, and quite simply the best means of achieving food sovereignty.” — Ayla Fenton, NFU Youth Vice President “Agroecology is the answer to how to transform and repair our material reality in a food system and rural world that has been devastated by industrial food production and its so-called Green and … Continue reading Agroecology in Canada: Food Sovereignty in Action—National Farmers Union

February 13: KPU Small Farm Sessions, Richmond, BC

Posted by Anna Railings on January 04, 2016

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The 3rd Annual Small Farm Sessions are a full day of technical session and trade show for farmers with diverse operations connected with the local sustainable food system. Our 2016 theme is Water Management and Irrigation and the day will include a series of talks and demonstrations. Cost: $20 (included coffee and lunch) Register at Eventbrite Schedule: 9:00 – Welcome 9:15 – Funding Opportunities for Improving Your Farm 9:30 – The Relationship Between Your Soils, Crops and Water 10:00 – Understanding Water Stress 10:30 – Coffee Break (provided) 10:45 – Practical Climate Change Impacts in Southwest BC 11:15 – Soil … Continue reading February 13: KPU Small Farm Sessions, Richmond, BC

Biodynamic Journey to the International Demeter Assembly

Posted by gabecipes on July 29, 2013 2 Comments

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Gabe Cipes lives and works at Summerhill Winery in Kelowna, BC. Along with applying permaculture principles to the land, Gabe is transitioning Summerhill to Demeter Status, and is the BC Demeter Representative as part of Demeter International. Demeter is the certification given to farms that meet International Biodynamic standards. Biodynamic agriculture is a method of organic farming that emphasizes the holistic development and interrelationships of the soil, plants and animals as a self-sustaining system. Gabe is a young agrarian with his heart in the earth and hands on the land. Here are his reflections on his recent journey to the U.K. to join Demeter Reps from all over … Continue reading Biodynamic Journey to the International Demeter Assembly