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Down on the Farm: Women Farmers in the Peace Country

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 27, 2017

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“From the time that I was a little girl, I knew that I wanted to be a farmer,” recalls Mary Lundgard from her family’s home, just outside Grimshaw, Alberta. As she talks, she minces a clove of garlic – locally grown by her daughter, Lisa – and adds it to the mushroom soup simmering on the stovetop. Born and raised in the eastern Maritimes of Canada, Lundgard was a town girl with the dream to grow and raise her own food. “My mom grew up on a farm in Nova Scotia,” Mary remembers, “She always said, ‘Oh no, you don’t … Continue reading Down on the Farm: Women Farmers in the Peace Country

FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Earth Candy Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on November 23, 2017

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Earth Candy Farm has a 1.5 acre market garden, cut flower biz, and farm store on Salt Spring Island, BC. They’re hiring a farm worker for the 2018 season! About Earth Candy Farm We began farming because we believe it makes a considerable difference to the health of our planet and because food is the first step to the health of our fellow humans. We also simply enjoy growing food and flowers; being outside in our beautiful garden and combining creativity and artistry to overcome challenges and slowly fill in the canvas of our farm. We strive to grow nutrient … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Earth Candy Farm

July 22: Celista, BC – Spotted Moose Farm Farm Tour & Mixer!

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on May 24, 2017

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Join Spotted Moose Farm and YA for a fun filled day of innovative agriculture and community building in the Shuswap!  We will have demonstrations in the afternoon followed by an evening farm tour, potluck and barn dance. Chris will take visitors through the magic of their natural, bio-intensive, and no till gardening system. Stick around for a fire, potluck and barn dance, and there will be plenty of space to put up a tent for anyone wishing to stay the night and avoid the drive home! Where: Spotted Moose Farm, 5067 Line 17 Road, Celista, BC When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 Time: 10:00AM-12:00AM (Farm … Continue reading July 22: Celista, BC – Spotted Moose Farm Farm Tour & Mixer!

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Square Root Farm Crew Member

Posted by Moss Dance on April 02, 2017

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The Square Root Farmers are hiring one more part time team-members to round out our crew this year! About Square Root Farm Our farm is entering it’s 12th season on our two-acre field just north of Victoria in Central Saanich. We are certified-organic and our growing techniques were developed to fit our small farm footprint. This means most of the work is done by hand with care and precision. Our farm is small, but we concentrate on efficient production of a steady supply of veggies so our days are often busy and fast-moving to keep up with our schedule. We … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Square Root Farm Crew Member

Sept 10: Young Agrarians Mixer at Fork in the Rowed Farms – Lethbridge, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 01, 2016

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Farm Tour, Speakers,  Demos,  Food & Live Music! If you’re an aspiring farmer, current farmer, seasoned farmer, gardener or you’re a food lover that just loves to hang out with farmers (who isn’t?), we’re hosting an event for you. When: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 Time: 3:00pm (sharp) – Farm Tour Start & Speakers to Follow 6:30pm –  Supper Into the Evening –  Music, Mingling and Hanging Out! Who: An event for EVERYONE interested in learning about sustainable farming and growing techniques. Open to all ages and levels of farming experience. Location: Fork in the Rowed Farms 211052 township 9-0a, Lethbridge county​​ (See map)  Cost: $25/person … Continue reading Sept 10: Young Agrarians Mixer at Fork in the Rowed Farms – Lethbridge, AB

July 6: Alderlea Farm Tour & Potluck, Duncan, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on July 01, 2016

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Join us for a farm tour & potluck at Alderlea Farm! Alderlea is a mixed Biodynamic farm with a CSA market garden and a farm-to-table cafe. Farmers John & Katy Elrich are inviting Young Agrarians of all ages (young at heart, young in age, etc.) to tour their amazing farm, followed by a potluck and Q&A session. When: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 6:00-9:00PM Where: Alderlea Farm – 3390 Glenora Rd, Duncan, BC (map) Check out the event on Facebook! About Alderlea Farm Alderlea Farm and Cafe is a owned and managed by Katy and John Ehrlich and began in 2003. Currently, they grow produce for their CSA, … Continue reading July 6: Alderlea Farm Tour & Potluck, Duncan, BC

JOB: Steel Pony Farm, Red Deer, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 21, 2016

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APPLICATION PERIOD NOW CLOSED Steel Pony Farm is looking for a few good hands this summer to help bring the magic of local food to eaters in Red Deer. They’re looking for positive, physically strong, and self-starting people to work on all farm tasks with farm owner Mike Kozlowski. No gardening or farm experience is required, but a good work ethic is a must. Positions start near the beginning of May and can run until the end of August (for college/university students), or the end of October. Duties include transplanting, weeding, harvesting and packing, and there are a lot of other tasks that … Continue reading JOB: Steel Pony Farm, Red Deer, AB

JOB: Field Hand at Zaklan Heritage Farm, Surrey BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 19, 2016

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Organic farm job opportunity available for either F/T or P/T seasonal employment! About Zaklan Heritage Farm: We are a few young farmers running a small mixed vegetable farm in the heart of Surrey (30 min. drive from Vancouver). In addition to our 1.5 acres in veggie production, we have a flock of laying hens that we rotate around the pasture. Our operation is run with a small walk- behind BCS tractor and hand tools (think Jean-Martin Fortier methods). During the growing season we attend 2 markets a week from June-October, all within 20 min of the farm. We also run a growing CSA program, which we hope … Continue reading JOB: Field Hand at Zaklan Heritage Farm, Surrey BC

LAND: Wild Braid Farm, Cassidy, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 08, 2016 2 Comments

Wild Braid Farm House and Farm Land for Lease in BC

This farm is now for sale. Please click the Facebook post below for more info: DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Private, idyllic, market garden for lease on the aquifer and close to Haslam creek needs another farming individual. The farm  land for rent has a powered workshop, cold frame, and all of the basic equipment to farm: tractor, tiller, irrigation & wash house. The land has perennials, fruit trees, berries and a wooded area. There is room for chickens or sheep. Would suit someone who has previous experience with organic farming either as an intern, farm hand or working from an incubator plot who would … Continue reading LAND: Wild Braid Farm, Cassidy, BC