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YA Apprenticeship: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 19, 2019

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a mixed, long-time-organic farm? Are  you wanting to learn about a mixed livestock operation and heritage breeds? First Nature Farms is offering a unique apprenticeship; join their team! About the Farm First Nature Farms is surrounded by land held within ecological reserves of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited, crown land, and other organic neighbours.  The 3000 acres of aspen forest, creeks, beaver ponds, pastures and farmland hold a rich diversity of both wildlife and wilderness, and domesticated species. Organic since 1990 and WWOOF hosts for almost as long, the … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB

FILLED! FARM JOB: SURREY, BC – A Rocha Canada, Assistant Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 19, 2019 2 Comments

a rocha canada

This position has been filled as of March 4, 2019. Thank you for your interest. A Rocha Canada, in Surrey, BC is seeking a permanent Assistant Farm Manager! About A Rocha Canada A Rocha is an international Christian non-profit organization. We have operated a CSA for 14 seasons, and currently cultivate about 3 acres of mixed veggies on 2 properties in the rural-urban fringe of South Surrey, BC. In addition to a 160 share CSA program from June to October (and a smaller winter CSA in November and December) we also grow veggies for an on-site farm stand, some restaurant sales and … Continue reading FILLED! FARM JOB: SURREY, BC – A Rocha Canada, Assistant Farm Manager

FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – The Happy Hoofer, Hoof Trimmers Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 19, 2019

the happy hoofer

The Happy Hoofer in Abbotsford, BC is seeking a permanent hoof trimmers assistant! About The Happy Hoofer Our company provides mobile hooftrimming services to mostly Dairy cows in the Fraser Valley. We do travel twice a year to Armstrong and 3 times a year to Quesnel/Vanderhoof region. The Happy Hoofer chute keeps cows standing upright while supporting their belly and legs. 30 years ago when we immigrated and brought this new chute system with us some people thought there was no difference, and most at the time thought we were nuts. Not long after immigrating everyone started switching over to this … Continue reading FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – The Happy Hoofer, Hoof Trimmers Assistant

FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Field House Farms, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 13, 2019

field house farm

Field House Farms in Abbotsford, BC is seeking a farm hand for the 2019 season. About Field House Farms After a challenging yet successful 2018 season on multiple farm properties, we are excited to be moving onto ONE farm location starting winter 2018! This property is 5 acres, and located 12 minutes down the road from our tasting room in Abbotsford BC. We are looking for a passionate person to join our team and work with our Lead Farmer. The ideal candidate would be able to start with us by April 1st. The farmhand will be working closely with our lead … Continue reading FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Field House Farms, Farm Hand

YA Apprenticeship: Reflections from Nature’s Way Farm, Grimshaw AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 12, 2019

Angelo Modolo working with leafcutter bees at Nature's Way Farm, Grimshaw Alberta

First of all, I have to thank Young Agrarians for asking me to share my story. I truly believe in what they are doing and if the world is still a nice place to live, then it is because there are people like them. My journey in Canada, and precisely in the Peace Country started on March 4th, 2017. After I became an agronomist I felt empty, without any goals, and everything around me looked too complicated and overwhelming to find my way. At that point I thought, “Ok Angelo, it’s time to take the risk and see how others … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Reflections from Nature’s Way Farm, Grimshaw AB

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – LifeCycles Project, Welland Orchard Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 08, 2019

welland community orchard

The Welland Community Orchard in Victoria, BC is seeking a part time Orchard Coordinator for maintenance and community engagement. About the Welland Community Orchard The Welland Legacy Park houses a community orchard that is among the largest & most diverse in Canada. Together with the Town of View Royal and dozens of volunteers, LifeCycles is working to create a new model of public park stewardship, protecting and nurturing this local treasure. The park was once the backyard of Rex Welland, a well known local conservationist. For over twenty years Rex transformed his yard into a mixed orchard featuring more than 150 … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – LifeCycles Project, Welland Orchard Coordinator

FARM JOB: TSAWWASSEN, BC – Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at KPU, Organic Ag Research Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 08, 2019

The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Organic Agriculture Research Assistant- Soil & Plant Sciences.  ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) is a research and extension unit at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)– Richmond campus. Through our integrated program of applied research, extension programming, and community engagement, we investigate and support regional food systems as a key element of sustainable communities. We focus predominantly on British Columbia but also extend our programming to other regions. Organic Agriculture Research The ISFS is involved … Continue reading FARM JOB: TSAWWASSEN, BC – Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at KPU, Organic Ag Research Assistant

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Nelson Park Community Garden, Maintenance Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 07, 2019

nelson park community garden

The Nelson Park Community Garden in Vancouver, BC is seeking a part time Community Garden Maintenance Assistant for the 2019 season. About The Nelson Park Community Garden The Nelson Park Community Garden Association is a Non-Profit Community Garden located in Nelson Park in Vancouver’s West End. We are made up of 83 Garden Plots individually maintained by members of the neighborhood, and two small communal show gardens. This park is also the home to Mole Hill and the West End Farmer’s Market.  This year for the first time, in an effort to maintain the common areas of the garden, we are … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Nelson Park Community Garden, Maintenance Assistant

APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Stein Mountain Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 07, 2019

Stein Mountain Farm

Stein Mountain Farm in Lytton, BC is seeking an apprentice for the 2019 season!  About Stein Mountain Farm We are located in the Fraser Canyon in a beautiful , natural, off grid setting. We have been farming organically since 1985. We are a family farm working together to grow quality produce for the Vancouver markets. We grow heirloom tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onions, eggplants, cucumbers, carrots, beets, squash, basil, melons. We have 60 varieties of heirloom apples. We grow cherries, plums, pears, apricots. We use a tractor and tiller for cultivation and bed making, and rely on hand weeding, hoeing, wheel hoe for … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Stein Mountain Farm

APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Sapo Bravo Organics

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 07, 2019

Sapo Bravo Organics

Sapo Bravo Organics in Lytton, BC is seeking an apprentice for the 2019 season!  About Sapo Bravo Organics This 5 acre certified organic farm is off-grid, on the side of a mountain, 12 miles down a dirt logging road from the town of Lytton, BC. Half of the farm is orchard, producing cherries, peaches, apricots, plums, apples and pears. The other half is ground crops, all heat lovers. Tomatoes, eggplants, hot peppers, heirloom melons, winter and summer squash, celeriac, basil, onions, cardoon, fennel, radicchio and a field of flowers. Very minimal machinery is used – only a small tractor for tilling the fields, building … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Sapo Bravo Organics