Tag Archives: Cowichan Valley

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

FEB 10-11: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Vancouver Island 5th Winter Mixer

Posted by Moss Dance on January 29, 2018

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We are celebrating five years of Winter Mixers on Vancouver Island this year! Join us for our Vancouver Island 5th Winter Mixer at Camp Pringle in Shawnigan Lake, on beautiful Vancouver Island for two days of farming workshops & networking! Looking for the Young Agrarians Okanagan Winter Mixer? Click here! VANCOUVER ISLAND 5TH WINTER MIXER At-A-Glance WHEN: Saturday February 10 – Sunday February 11, 2018 WHERE:  Coast Salish Territory – Camp Pringle, 2520 W Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W3 COST:  Sliding scale $75-125.  All funds raised go to covering the cost of the event. Thank you for your support! Work trade options are available, … Continue reading FEB 10-11: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Vancouver Island 5th Winter Mixer

FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hands & Harvest Helper

Posted by Moss Dance on January 09, 2018

Tatlo Road Farm

Tatlo Road Farm is hiring field hands (2 full-time) and a Harvest Helper/ Market Assistant (1 part-time) for the 2018 season! ABOUT TATLO ROAD FARM Our farm is located on Vancouver Island, in the village of Crofton (population ~2000). We’re also about 20 minutes from Duncan and there is public transportation that stops right at the farm. We currently grow on about 2 of our 7 acres, producing over 40 different vegetable crops- the whole gamut really! We have one 20’ x 100’ and two smaller cold frames (one of which is movable on rails) where we grow heat-loving crops in summer … Continue reading FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hands & Harvest Helper

Lessons Learned: Dancing Dandelion Farms

Posted by Kristen Nammour on November 18, 2017

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We’re checking back in with our B.C. Business Mentorship Network participants to see how their seasons have gone and how mentorship has benefitted them. Name, Farm, Location? Dancing Dandelion Farms, Duncan, BC What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? This was our very first year farming. Our main goal for the year was to learn to grow vegetables and flowers at a market scale. Our first goal was to set-up our farm infrastructure such as our wash station, harvest area, deer fencing, irrigation and to prepare our soil and beds to grow crops. Once … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Dancing Dandelion Farms

Business Mentorship Network – Kailli Pigott & Zach Johnston, Dancing Dandelion Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 26, 2017

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Name? Kailli Pigott and Zach Johnston Where do you farm? Dancing Dandelion Farm is located in Duncan, BC in the lovely Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. What do you farm? Mixed vegetables and cut flowers. What type of business structure is your farm? We are a sole proprietorship. What is your land tenure? We own the land we farm on and purchased the property at the end of August 2016. Previously the property was run as a tree and shrub nursery. How did you seriously get into farming? A series of pathways led us to farming. For Kailli it began with her … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Kailli Pigott & Zach Johnston, Dancing Dandelion Farm

Getting Together: Reflections on the 4th Vancouver Island Winter Mixer

Posted by Moss Dance on March 06, 2017

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A review of the Fourth Vancouver Island Winter Mixer, written by Young Agrarians Vancouver Island Coordinator Moss Dance On the morning of Saturday, January 28, I was sitting in a circle of over 100 farmers and friends in Quw’utsun Territory on beautiful Shawnigan Lake at the 4th Vancouver Island Winter Mixer. In the centre of that circle, three inspiring Quw’utsun land and food activists were singing us a welcome. Ron & Deb George and their nephew Joe Akerman taught us to sing a Quw’utsun song, and soon enough, we were all standing up singing together. This powerful moment grounded my experience of this … Continue reading Getting Together: Reflections on the 4th Vancouver Island Winter Mixer

FARM JOB: Farm Hand(s) at Manna Farm – Cowichan Valley, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on March 06, 2017

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About Manna Farm Manna Farm is located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, providing a year round, full diet, free choice CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) program. We currently produce organic vegetables, fruit, seeds, nuts, grains, beans, eggs, meat birds (chicken and turkey), and Big Leaf maple syrup. We hope to include organic mushrooms, pork, and grass-fed beef and dairy in the near future. We believe each component of our farm contributes to each other and aim for a closed circle operation.  We grow for our CSA members, our local Farmers’ Market and for select local grocers and restaurants. Owned … Continue reading FARM JOB: Farm Hand(s) at Manna Farm – Cowichan Valley, BC

JOB: Cowichan Agriculture Training Supervisor, Duncan, BC (Position Filled)

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 23, 2015

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Cowichan Agriculture Training Supervisor (Position has been filled) Cowichan Green Community Society – Duncan, BC Position Description Overview: This position is responsible for the management of the Cowichan Agriculture Training project. This full-time contract position will coordinate all the activities of the 10 apprentices as per the educational plan, reporting directly to the Cowichan Agriculture Training Manager. Duties: Project Management Coordinate all deliverables including setting up project timeline and budget Supervise all participants including creating individual work plans, supervising work performance, providing training, mentorship, and feedback Market and promote the project Organize all work placement trainings and field trips Plan, … Continue reading JOB: Cowichan Agriculture Training Supervisor, Duncan, BC (Position Filled)

INTERNSHIPS: Providence Farm, Cowichan Valley, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 12, 2015

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Providence Farm is seeking four awesome interns to complete the Farm team for the 2015 season! This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and work with some great people. If you have a keen interest in experiencing a full season immersed in the hard work of organic farming and are committed to working respectfully in an environment with a diversity of people with varying abilities we might be the right farm for you. Providence Farm is located just 5 minutes East of Duncan, nestled between Quamichan Lake to the North West, Mount Tzouhalem Ecological Reserve and the Salish … Continue reading INTERNSHIPS: Providence Farm, Cowichan Valley, BC