Tag Archives: BC

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!

VOLUNTEER OPP: VANCOUVER, BC – SPEC at Westside Food Market

Posted by Moss Dance on June 18, 2018

SPEC booth at Westside Community Food Market

Want to volunteer at a dynamic farmers’ market to promote the work of SPEC, an awesome environmental conservation organization? Read on! ABOUT SPEC The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) works to provide our community with practical solutions for urban sustainability. We empower local communities in the Lower Mainland to build a greener future through our interactive programs and activities. SPEC is a non-profit, charitable and volunteer-driven organization, founded in 1969. We are the oldest environmental non-profit in Canada. Through our open education and outreach programs we provide our communities with the tools to build greener cities together. We work with citizens, industries and government agencies, putting our … Continue reading VOLUNTEER OPP: VANCOUVER, BC – SPEC at Westside Food Market

APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on June 08, 2018

Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm - blueberries!

Want to learn what it takes to run an organic blueberry farm, with opportunities to grow into a farm manager position? Check out this apprenticeship opportunity at Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm in Port Alberni, BC! ABOUT AVALON ORGANIC BLUEBERRY FARM Our multi-use Farm is 22 acres, with 1+ acre certified organic blueberries, 5 acre hayfield, large organic gardens; seeking Apprentices. For the right person, apprenticeship may lead to a position as long term farm manager(s) to allow the owners to ease into retirement. Blueberry farming makes for an intense seasonal work period of about 2-3 months full time in the summer, … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

FARM JOB: KELOWNA, BC – Mill Creek Hop Yard Farm Hand

Posted by Moss Dance on May 29, 2018

Mill Creek Hop Yard

Want to get experience with growing boutique BC hops and help Mill Creek Hop Yard bring in their first harvest? ABOUT MILL CREEK HOP YARD We are a second year, four acre hops farm located in Kelowna, BC. The farm is located on Highway 97 (not that idyllic) and we back onto Mill Creek and Kelowna’s new rail trail (very idyllic). The farm is pretty rustic (read no potable water, electricity etc., just a humble hops farm. We use a lot of elbow grease on the farm, along with a tractor. We are expecting our first harvest this year – … Continue reading FARM JOB: KELOWNA, BC – Mill Creek Hop Yard Farm Hand

FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Field House Farms, Lead Farmer

Posted by Moss Dance on May 17, 2018

Field House Farms

Field House Farms is a multi-faceted farming project in Abbotsford & Chilliwack, BC. They are looking for a Lead Farmer to manage their projects! ABOUT FIELD HOUSE FARMS Field House Brewing is an award winning craft brewery in Abbotsford. We have started a farm with the goal of growing produce to input into our beer and food program. For the 2018 season, We are partnering with 3 different farm partners to lease local ALR land: JJ Mills is our boutique herb, hops, and berry farm on 0.25 acres in East Chilliwack. Maple Lanes is our 0.5 acre produce in Abbotsford farm … Continue reading FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Field House Farms, Lead Farmer