Business Planning for New Farms Workshop Participants: New farmers or farmers looking to change or diversify their products Date and Time: Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (PST) Location: Taghum Hall, Nelson Presenters: Emma Holmes, Organics Industry Specialist with the Ministry of Agriculture, and Chris Bodner, owner of Close to Home Organics and farm business management specialist and teacher at Kwantleen Polytechnic University. Workshop Overview: The focus of this workshop is farm business planning. Emma Holmes will also provide information on soil management fundamentals, and Ministry of Agriculture resources and programs for farmers. Lunch: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (potluck mingler) Cost: Free – Registration required Register now!
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 edge of town. We use a lot of hand tools on the farm, a BCS walk behind tractor, and occasionally a larger yanmar tractor. The Place … Continue reading JOB: SALMO, BC – Salix and Sedge Lead Farm Assistant
A weekend of farm-focused events to build our local food system. We would like to acknowledge and honour the Sinixt, Ktunaxa, Secwepemc, and Syilx whose traditional lands we live and learn on. When: Saturday January 13th & Sunday January 14th, 2018 Where: 600 Campbell Ave, Revelstoke, BC RSVP: Registration Form Saturday, January 13th 10am-4pm: Community Farm Info Session Heather Pritchard of FarmFolk CityFolk will facilitate a workshop on what it takes to build a successful community farm. 7pm: Film Screening of “Feeding Ourselves” Join us for a screening of this documentary, Feeding Ourselves, exploring Kootenay food sovereignty. Sunday, January 14, 2018 1pm-6pm: Land Linking Workshop Got land … Continue reading January 13-14: Revelstoke, BC – Revy. Set. Grow!
Hill House Farm is looking for a qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable gardener to oversee small-scale production of food and flowers and do yard maintenance, starting June 5th. This seasonal position generally begins in March with seed starting and continues through harvest, with hours increasing to 20-30 hours per week as the growing season gets into full gear. The Garden Manager will work closely with the property owner to set goals, plan, assign tasks, and prioritize. In addition to at least 2 years of paid garden work, the applicant must have excellent verbal communication and organizing skills, familiarity with permaculture principles, and … Continue reading FARM JOB: Nelson, BC – Hill House Farm
Join in this field-based workshop in Creston & District to experience different soils and crop production environments! The workshop will travel to Herbada Farm, a commercial dairy farm on the Creston Flats; Cartwheel Farm, an organic market vegetable farm in Erickson; Twisted Roots, a four season community greenhouse in Crawford Bay; Yasodhara Ashram, an organic market garden; and Kootenay Honey Berry Farm, an emerging buckwheat, blueberry and honey farm. Fields Forward is excited to welcome educators Bill and Laticia Chapman to our region. Bill is an agrologist with the Ministry of Forest, Land and Natural Resource Operations. Currently based in Williams Lake, Bill has … Continue reading APRIL 22-23: CRESTON, BC – Soil Workshop and Field Training in Creston & the East Shore
Hi my name is Emma and together with my partner Scott, we operate Bent Plow Farm. Where do you farm? We were farming in Eastern Ontario for the past three years, but now we find ourselves on new land in Nelson BC. What do you farm? We have been farming vegetables on a one acre piece for CSA, retail, and farmers’ markets. What type of business structure is your farm? I am the sole-proprietor of our business, but we operate much like a partnership. What is your land tenure? Are there special relationships that allow for this? We have a … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Bent Plow Farm
The Yasodhara Ashram Food Flow Learning Residencies are a unique opportunity to broaden and deepen your understanding of organic sustainable agriculture, food preservation and local food sourcing. Expand your organic food production skills as you learn the practice of Karma Yoga, or selfless service, an essential part of life at Yasodhara Ashram. Food production Learning Residencies available at the Ashram this growing season include Garden, Preserving Kitchen and Food Systems. Located in the rural community of Kootenay Bay, these full-time, 6-8 month Learning Residencies provides hands-on experience in the full cycle of food production, procuring and preserving food from the … Continue reading RESIDENCY: Kootenay Bay, BC – Yasodhara Ashram Food Flow
Looking to start a new farm operation in the Kootenays? Check out this New Farm Start-up workshop happening October 22nd. Its a free full day complete with lunch. October 22, 2016, 8:00AM-3:30PM Creston, BC Registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Yasodhara Ashram: Yasodhara Ashram is yoga retreat and study centre, supporting the potential of transformation and offering yoga programs year round. Stewarding 115 acres of land that include lightly managed forests and more intensive gardens and grounds, the Ashram is a vibrant and beautiful place of retreat and seclusion. Located on the edge of Kootenay Lake, we are proud to be part of our East Shore community, understand what it means to belong to a thriving community and find ways to collaborate across sectors. We are a model for environmental responsibility and provide tours of energy efficient buildings and … Continue reading JOB: Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Bay, BC – Land & Resource Steward
Hello – we at Yasodhara Ashram on Kootenay Lake want you to know that our 2016 Learning Residencies are posted and we are looking for applicants! These 4 – 8 month opportunities are a deep dive into developing personal and professional skills while expanding your own self-understanding. The program is based on experiential and self led learning within a guided mentorship. We are looking to fill 6 – 8 residencies in our Garden, Kitchen, Hospitality, Preserving Kitchen, Grounds areas. Learning Residents receive meals and accommodations for the length of their stay, a value of $1200 per month. A modest stipend is … Continue reading RESIDENCY: Come learn and grow at Yasodhara Ashram this season!