PRAIRIE GOLD PASTURED MEATS – Red Deer, AB Prairie Gold Pastured Meats raises grass-finished beef, pastured pork, and eggs in Central Alberta. The animals are cared for in a manner that is harmonious with nature and regenerative to the soil, the grasses, the animals, and the eater. Find out more. DUBAN FARMS – Lethbridge, AB Duban Farms is a third generation, irrigated grain and oilseed farm located 15 minutes NW of Lethbridge. The farm is currently transitioning into Certified Organic production and strives to grow food in an environmentally and economically sustainable fashion. Find out more. Read about all of the 2017 Host Farms. More Details about … Continue reading 2 More Host Farms Join YA Alberta Apprenticeship Program
By Michael Ekers and Charles Levkoe Originally published by Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario in Ecological Farming in Ontario, Volume 36, Issue 5. There are increasing numbers of interns, apprentices and volunteers working on small- and medium sized ecological farms across Ontario, but also across North America and Europe. More and more, farmers are looking to young people seeking farm experiences as a way to train the next generation of farmers and meet the labour demands of their operations. As readers will surely know, interns often exchange their labour for room and board, a stipend and importantly, training in organic, … Continue reading #foodandlabour 1/3: Ecological Farming with Interns and Volunteers in Ontario
Some apprenticeship alumni on why, and how, the apprenticeship model needs to be tweaked. Audio contained within!