Tag Archives: Kelowna

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

April 8: Kelowna, BC – Agro-ecological Knowledge Exchange

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on March 27, 2018

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Central Okanagan Agro-ecological Knowledge Exchange  A one-day free conference/workshop held at UBCO for new farmers, researchers, and students to build community around agricultural science and local food production. Goals: To introduce interested community members and new farmers to ideas and knowledge generated from agricultural and biological research that might help them better understand and manage the processes taking place on their farms. To introduce interested researchers to farming practices and problems found in local farming systems, encouraging more research/outreach in these areas. Provide a venue for community collaboration and idea sharing around agro-ecology, farming, and local food systems.  Topics: Soil … Continue reading April 8: Kelowna, BC – Agro-ecological Knowledge Exchange

January 27-28: Kelowna, BC – Young Agrarians 5th Okanagan Winter Mixer

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on January 05, 2018

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Looking for the Young Agrarians Vancouver Island Winter Mixer? Click here! Celebrating five years of Winter Mixers in the Okanagan, we’re back at the location of the first ever mixer – the beautiful Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna, BC! Summerhill Pyramid Winery gives us more space for sessions and gathering with a beautiful backdrop of Okanagan Lake and the vineyard. Based on your feedback and insights we’ve crafted an awesome program for this year’s Okangan Winter Mixer with a full two days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. … Continue reading January 27-28: Kelowna, BC – Young Agrarians 5th Okanagan Winter Mixer

Ceres Circle Farm – Help purchase sheep!

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on December 18, 2017

Ceres Circle Farm

Hello! We, Cecilia and Kevin, are start-up farmers at Ceres Circle Farm, an operation that has recently been gifted by its founder and currently under transition to a land trust by the BC Foodlands Cooperative. The farm will be operated as a cooperative owned by the community of Kelowna, serving as a flagship enterprise displaying the potential and importance of local foodsheds. We are excited to be key players in this transition process! As the first farmers to manage the farm operations after its donation, we intend to pursue the life’s work of the past operator and raise lamb naturally on … Continue reading Ceres Circle Farm – Help purchase sheep!

Lessons Learned: Lightfoot Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on November 16, 2017

business mentorship network farmer delivers colourful produce order

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. My name is Simon Answerth and I Farm a quarter acre of leased land under a incubator program in Kelowna, BC. My farm business is called Lightfoot Farm and I hope to expand to a half acre next year as well as recruit the help of my wife. This year my goals were to; add 3 new restaurant customers, set up a CSA program with between 5-15 members and increase public exposure with intensive advertising. My … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Lightfoot Farm

NOV 21-24: KELOWNA, BC – Building SustainABLE Communities Conference

Posted by Moss Dance on September 08, 2017

Building Sustainable Communities

Don’t miss the 7th Building SustainABLE Communities conference in Kelowna, BC! Check out speakers, panelists, and network with delegates during engaging workshops, game-changing plenary presentations, and professionally facilitated breakouts.  WHEN: November 21-24, 2017 WHERE: Delta Grand Hotel & Conference Centre, 1310 Water Steet, Kelowna, BC REGISTER: www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2017/BuildingSustainableCommunities   Fresh Outlook Foundation is thrilled to be hosting its 7th Building SustainABLE Communities (BSC) conference in Kelowna, BC November 21-24, 2017 at the Delta Grand Hotel & Conference Centre. This highly acclaimed and hugely popular event gathers people from all sectors to explore emerging trends in sustainability at the individual, organizational, and community scales. At a previous BSC, … Continue reading NOV 21-24: KELOWNA, BC – Building SustainABLE Communities Conference

AUG 13: KELOWNA, BC – Morning Dove Gardens Farm Tour & Potluck Social

Posted by Moss Dance on July 10, 2017 1 Comment

Morning Dove Gardens

Join us at Morning Dove Gardens in Kelowna, BC for a farm tour & potluck social! Please bring a dish to share and tools to eat with. When: Sunday August 13th, 4:30pm – 9:00pm (potluck starts at 6:00pm) Where: Morning Dove Gardens, 1945 Heimlich Road, Kelowna, BC   About Morning Dove Gardens Morning Dove Gardens is a 4 acre bio-dynamic farm situated in the Mission area of Kelowna, BC—surrounded by picturesque willows, year round creeks, marsh land, forest and some of the most fertile soil in BC. The farm is rich in bio-diversity, with fruit trees, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, walnuts, hazelnuts, heritage breed chickens, a small … Continue reading AUG 13: KELOWNA, BC – Morning Dove Gardens Farm Tour & Potluck Social

Business Mentorship Network – Simon Answerth, Lightfoot Farm, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 22, 2017

The green fields of Lightfoot Farms stretch out towards the blue sky

Name?  Simon Answerth Where do you farm? Kelowna, BC What do you farm? Market garden vegetables. What type of business structure is your farm? Husband and Wife partnership. What is your land tenure? I am involved in an incubator farm program where growers are given the chance to develop their skills on a quarter acre plot with very low land costs (i.e. lease fees, irrigation, fencing) and assumed risk.  Each ‘student’ is allowed to participate for 1-3 years after which they must move on to find their own land to lease and to hopefully one day buy. How did you seriously get … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Simon Answerth, Lightfoot Farm, BC

AUG 14: KELOWNA, BC – Summerhill Farm Tour + Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on July 19, 2016

Summerhill Farm Tour

Date: August 14, 2016, 3:00-9:00PM (farm tour @ 4:00PM, potluck to follow) Address: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, 4870 Chutelake Rd, Kelowna, BC Bring a dish to share! Join Gabe Cipes, Permaculture designer and Biodynamicist with Jade Shaman, master gardener/carpenter for a farm tour of Summerhill Pyramid Winery. This special farm is more than a winery! The farm tour will give you a chance to check out the vineyards, forest gardens, culinary gardens, glass house nursery, Pit house/Kekuli, bees and chickens. The tour starts at 4pm and will be followed by a potluck gathering at the estate house looking over the lake and vineyards. Farm Tour, Potluck, Conversation Gabe has been involved … Continue reading AUG 14: KELOWNA, BC – Summerhill Farm Tour + Potluck

JOB: Farmer Position at the Clubhouse Farm, Kelowna, BC

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on April 05, 2016

Morganne and the chicken at Clubhouse Farm, Kelowna.

Clubhouse Farmer Position: The Clubhouse Farm is seeking a candidate with farming experience to join our team for the 2016 growing season. This unique and exciting farm and nature based summer program for children provides a platform for childcare and education, a source of local produce, and support for local ecosystems and biodiversity. Please review the eligibility criteria before submitting your application. Start Date: May 2, 2016 Position Responsibilities and Details: Managing volunteer labour groups – sometimes weekly, groups of 10 to 30 volunteers. Production tasks – seeding, transplanting, trellising, pruning, thinning, irrigating, managing pests, weeding, harvesting, etc. Egg production … Continue reading JOB: Farmer Position at the Clubhouse Farm, Kelowna, BC