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2019 BC Business Mentorship Network – Apply Now!

Posted by Riana Zietsman on October 05, 2018

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Ready to Grow Your Farm Business? Are you a young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producer living in British Columbia? Are you operating a new farm and looking for guidance to grow your business? Young Agrarians is excited to offer a fifth season of the BC Business Mentorship Network! This program pairs new and seasoned farmers together to cultivate the skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Mentors work with you to analyze your operations and lay the groundwork for your farm’s business growth. What You Get! As a participant in this program you will receive … Continue reading 2019 BC Business Mentorship Network – Apply Now!

Land Opportunity: Acreage for Lease, Salmon Arm B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 16, 2018

Salmon Arm Land

ABOUT THE LAND:  Located 8 minutes outside downtown Salmon Arm, the property is a total of 17.5 acres, with 5 acres ready for agricultural use. The soil is rich and dark and there is ample water for irrigation, with 3 wells on the property, a small creek running through and at least one of the fields fully sub-irrigated. The rest of the property is hayfields, walnut grove and a few fruit trees, (also on good soil), plus approx. 3 acres of natural forest. There are multiple outbuildings available for use, including a chicken house, root cellar, and large hay barn. … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Acreage for Lease, Salmon Arm B.C.

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Cherry Orchard for Lease, Penticton B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 16, 2018

Cherry Orchard View

ABOUT THE LAND: Gorgeous property on the Naramata bench overlooking Okanagan Lake is home to approx. 360 healthy Lapin cherry trees which produce 10-12,000 lbs of cherries each July.  The orchard is fully irrigated and has been conventionally managed with seasonal pruning, watering, spraying and bird management to date. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: The landowner is looking for long-term orchard manager to replace a retiring one and take over the lease. The landowner would like to see the orchard transition to organic management and sees possibilities for value-added sales (eg dried cherries, cherry brandy). There is the possibility of housing for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Cherry Orchard for Lease, Penticton B.C.

Peace Country Gathering at Wildwood Farm

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 05, 2018

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On Saturday, September 1st a number of Peace Country farmers and friends gathered together at Wildwood Farm near Pouce Coupe, BC. …coming down the fairly long driveway the journey of Tim and Linda’s farm began. The vehicles were left on top of the hill and everyone found their way to gather in front of one of the most beautiful log homes you could imagine. While touring the farm with Linda on foot one discovery was followed by another. Linda showed us her annual and perennial gardens, the wood stove heated greenhouse, the rootcellar tucked within an earthen mound on the … Continue reading Peace Country Gathering at Wildwood Farm

VANCOUVER, BC: 2019 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Seth Friedman on August 17, 2018

UBC Farm Practicum

The 2019 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications! The UBC Farm Practicum can be taken as either a six-month (April – October), or as a four-month (April – August), experiential-learning program.  The program is part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), and is designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in applying their learning about sustainable agriculture and food systems. The program is often taken as a non-credit Certificate program; however, 6-9 academic credits are available for interested students. Participants gain a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, and a network … Continue reading VANCOUVER, BC: 2019 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

POSITION FILLED – FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hand

Posted by Moss Dance on August 07, 2018

Tatlo Road Farm

This position has been filled — thanks for your interest! Looking for a late summer/fall farm job in the beautiful Cowichan Valley? Tatlo Road Farm is hiring 1-2 field hands to help finish out the season. ABOUT TATLO ROAD FARM We’re a small-scale, certified organic vegetable farm in the Cowichan. We’re looking for 1-2 people to help us finish out the season as one of our current staff members goes back to school this fall. The position is 3-4 days/week, depending on your interest and availability. The hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and the starting wage is $13/hour (or … Continue reading POSITION FILLED – FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hand

APPRENTICESHIP: SALMO, BC – Salix and Sedge

Posted by Moss Dance on July 31, 2018

Salix and Sedge field view

Looking for a fall apprenticeship opportunity on an organic farm? Salix and Sedge provides the opportunity to learn about efficient small-scale farming, CSAs, and veggie production! ABOUT SALIX  AND SEDGE Salix and Sedge is a certified organic farm located in the Salmo Valley, and is owned and operated by Brendan and Cali who began farming in 2015. On about 1.5 acres of land, we produce a large variety of vegetables for our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, the Farmers Market, and for some local retailers. Our farm is situated next to a forested wetland ecosystem, and is just on the … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: SALMO, BC – Salix and Sedge

FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Glenora Farm Biodynamic Farm Manager

Posted by Moss Dance on July 30, 2018

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Interested in diversified farming, and community living on Vancouver Island? Glenora Farm is seeking a farm manager immediately for their 97 acre mixed Biodynamic farm. About Glenora Farm Glenora Farm is 97 acre mixed Biodynamic farm on mostly sandy loam soils, consisting of 35 acres of pasture and hay fields, a herd of East Friesen milking sheep, a herd of Dexter beef cattle, a 3 acre intensive mixed vegetable and perennial berry garden, 2 hoophouses, large compost facility, a large herb garden, and an extensive onsite workshop program which adds value to the garden produce through processing agricultural products for … Continue reading FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Glenora Farm Biodynamic Farm Manager

Don’t Miss a Step When it Comes to Ladder Safety!

Posted by Moss Dance on July 23, 2018

Ladder Safety AgSafe

By Wendy Bennett, CRSP, Executive Director, AgSafe Falls from ladders are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries. Sprains and strains are the most common types of injuries associated with ladder use resulting from overreaching, shifting weight or body position, and lifting or carrying ladders. Tripod ladders, also known as orchard ladders, are commonly used by workers to harvest tree fruit and by landscape workers for pruning and hedge trimming.  This type of ladder should never be used like a step ladder or an extension ladder because it is not designed to be set up on firm, smooth ground and may … Continue reading Don’t Miss a Step When it Comes to Ladder Safety!