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 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 you … 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!
Earth Temple Gardens has an opening for an apprentice who is interested in organic farming, has a friendly and cheerful personality, a sense of humour, loves food, and is motivated with lots of energy. Position: Organic Farm Apprenticeship with accommodation, food, stipend, more (See below) Organization: Earth Temple Gardens Location: Argenta BC (North of Nelson BC) About Temple Earth Gardens: Located at the North end of Kootenay Lake, we are a young farm now entering our fourth season. We sell our certified organic produce made up of mixed vegetables, directly to wholesale clients with a retail custom box delivery program and we participate in the Kaslo … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Earth Temple Gardens, Argenta, BC
Creston Valley Tour de Farm is back on track! The day long cycling tour of 5 of our local farms has been rescheduled for September 13th. Hopefully the weather will have cooled a bit by then! For all those who had already purchased tickets, if you can’t attend on September 13, please contact Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre to arrange a refund by calling 1-866-528-4342. For those wishing to see a non-bike option, keep your fingers crossed. We will do our best to organize an alternative in the meantime! Get your bicycles tuned-up and your picnic baskets … Continue reading September 13: Creston Valley Tour de Farm, Creston BC