FarmFolk CityFolk is pleased to welcome Laurie McKenzie of the Organic Seed Alliance to Vancouver Island for a kale breeding workshop! Kale is a popular crop in BC and a great candidate for breeding and seed production. Although the principles we will cover in this kale breeding workshop apply to all kale varieties, we will be working closely with Dazzling Blue from Frank Morton at Wild Garden Seeds in Oregon. Dazzling Blue was one of the Lacinato varieties in the 2016 BC Seed Trials—and it had the best survival rate after our cold winter! It has a unique purple stem and blue-green leaves, … Continue reading JULY 12: DUNCAN, BC – Kale Breeding Workshop with FarmFolk CityFolk
Want to work with an exciting environmental and food security organization in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, BC? Cowichan Green Community has a farm intern position opening! About Cowichan Green Community The Cowichan Green Community is a not-for-profit, community based environmental and food-security organisation in Duncan, BC. Our food security projects include the creation of food policy documents such as the Cowichan Food Charter and the Cowichan Food Security Plan, projects like Kin Park Youth Urban Farm, FruitSave – a fruit gleaning project – the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Farm Food Map, and community gardens. The Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm is … Continue reading JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community Farm Intern
Lockwood Farms is looking to hire a strapping lad or lass who knows how to swing an axe! We’re looking for that ‘farm kid’, who gets dirty to get a job done. The work will include, but is not limited to: seeding, weeding, planting, constructing crop supports and covers, installing irrigation, tractor driving, ploughing, rototilling, light excavation, cleaning and organizing work areas, mucking out, power washing and disinfecting, feeding chickens, installing chicken equipment, collecting eggs, following and implementing bio-security measures, harvesting, prepping for market, egg washing and grading, and serving customers who arrive on the farm. 40hrs a week. Desired … Continue reading FARM JOB: COBBLE HILL, BC – Lockwood Farms – Farm Labourer
The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project (VFTP) is seeking a fruit pick leader with a passion for food security and community building! This position is being funded by Canada Summer Jobs. To be eligible for this position, you must be between 15 and 30 years of age on the start date of the job. You also must have been a full-time student during the previous academic year and be intending to return to full-time studies in the next academic year. You also must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Position … Continue reading JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fruit Pick Leader, Vancouver Fruit Tree Project
Position: Apprentice Farm Manager, Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm Location: Alberni Valley, Vancouver Island About Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm Avalon Farm is a 22 acre farm, with 1.5 acre certified organic blueberries, 5 acre hay field, large organic gardens; seeking a long term farm manager to allow the owners to ease into retirement. Accommodation is available year round, and the property has several acres of land that could be used for additional farming operations for the successful candidate if desired. It is intended that 2017 provide an apprenticeship and training opportunity, with full farm management undertaken in 2018. Accommodation is available in … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Port Alberni, BC – Farm Manager Apprentice, Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm
Come spend your Sunday afternoon at Little Mountain Farm! Enjoy a farm tour and potluck, and visit with other farmy and foodie folks. The farm tour begins at 12:00PM and will be followed by a potluck lunch around 1:00PM. WHEN: Sunday, July 16 from noon-4PM WHERE: Little Mountain Farm, 4658 Cordova Bay Road, Saanich, BC Bring a dish to share and tools to eat with! JOIN the Facebook event here! Feel free to stay and enjoy the afternoon in the orchard – we might get into some good conversations about the joys of collaboration and how we can use our skills and resources … Continue reading JULY 16: SAANICH, BC – Little Mountain Farm Tour + Potluck
Learn everything about compost tea and create your own brewer at the Earthwise Society Garden! WHEN: Saturday, June 10 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM WHERE: Earthwise Society Demonstration Garden and Farm, 6400 3rd Avenue, Delta, BC, V4L 1B1 GET TICKETS * For those who would like to, bring your lunch and we will eat in the garden after the workshop. Compost tea is loaded with microorganisms that increase the exchange of nutrients and nitrogen to your plants and accelerate the decomposition of organic matter in your soil. Actively aerated compost tea is loaded with beneficial, active, aerobic microbes that … Continue reading June 10: DELTA, BC – Compost Tea Workshop, Earthwise Society
Summer Student Position – Cut Flower Farm Blue Magic Greenhouses Ltd. is a second generation family owned and operated farm in Pitt Meadows, BC. We grow on 12 acres and are passionate about growing high quality cut flowers. Most of the work is done by hand including planting bulbs, weeding, picking and bunching flowers but mechanization is sought out wherever possible in our modern facilities. We use a mixture of field and greenhouse production to optimize growing space and quality including: rolling glass greenhouses, poly greenhouses, hoop houses and shade structures. We employ integrated pest management, composting, soil amendments, crop … Continue reading FARM JOB: PITT MEADOWS, BC – Blue Magic Greenhouses Ltd.
Join Fresh Valley Farms and YA for another annual farmer mixer. This year, you will have a chance to get dirty with FARM OLYMPICS! Where: Fresh Valley Farms, 1346 Mountain View Rd, Armstrong, BC Time: 3:00-10:00PM Check it out on Facebook! Schedule of Events: 3:00pm – Farm tour – come and see what we’ve been up to in the past year and how this farm functions. We will do a walk-through of our animal pastures, give an overview of our popular monthly meat CSA program, and show our growing home garden and orchard. 4:30pm – Farm olympics – bring some shoes you don’t mind getting … Continue reading JUNE 24: ARMSTRONG, BC – Fresh Valley Farms Annual YA Mixer!
Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society is hiring a Schoolyard Farm Worker to help steward market gardens on school grounds in Vancouver, BC. Application Deadline: April 17, 2017 Good Food For All Everyone should have access to healthy food, soil, and community. We enact this vision by cultivating engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration. Fresh Roots stewards two 1⁄4 acre schoolyard market gardens on school grounds in the heart of East and South Vancouver. The food we grow is eaten in local school cafeterias and by neighbours. Our fields are hands-on learning classrooms; engaging … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society Schoolyard Farm Worker