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!
This apprenticeship at The Beauty Path in Nelson, BC, is an opportunity to learn on a growing family farm growing veggies, fruits, berries and seeking sustainable self-sufficiency. ABOUT THE BEAUTY PATH We are a family farm growing most of our own veggies, fruits, berries. We plan to expand to a second greenhouse, and fish ponds as well as chickens and goats this year. The work would involve all aspects of a family farm, from taking care of seedlings, preparing established and new beds, spreading compost, vermiculture, pruning, to harvesting, preserving, freezing. We will be doing fencing of a new area also this … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: NELSON, BC – The Beauty Path
Rose Cottage Garden in Nelson, BC is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable gardener for the annual growing season in our permaculture garden. About Rose Cottage Garden Rose Cottage garden is an urban farm in Uphill Nelson: The 1/3 acre organic gardens at Rose Cottage go back over a 100 years and were able to feed a family of 9 during the Great Depression. Presently there are 100s of species of plants in the gardens.. which surround the Rose Cottage Birthing House where mothers and their families come to give birth. There are great opportunities to expand the medicine plants, many … Continue reading FARM JOB: NELSON, BC: Rose Cottage Garden Manager
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
Hummingbird Farm is certified organic (KOGS#84) and grows food and flowers—see our website hummingbirdfarmbc.com. We live in the scenic Slocan valley on the Slocan river and on farm accommodation is in a furnished yurt that is off in a private portion of the farm. A swimming hole is 100 feet from the yurt. We have kayaks and bikes available. There are fantastic hiking and biking opportunities outside our door. We are 30 min from Nelson. We are looking for an intern who is hard-working, physically fit, willing to embrace all farm practices and is enthusiastic about sustainable organic farming. Day to … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Nelson, BC – Hummingbird Farm
Garden Manager Snow’s Hillhouse Microfarm and Inn seeks a qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable gardener to oversee small-scale production of food and flowers. The seasonal position begins in March with seed starting and continues through harvest, with hours increasing to 30 hours per week as the growing season gets into full gear. The Gardener 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 must be 100% reliable. On-site housing … Continue reading JOB: Snow’s Hillhouse Microfarm & Inn, Nelson, BC
Are you a new or established agricultural producer in the Kootenays? Are you interested in becoming a local wholesale supplier to an incredible community cooperative? Join the Kootenay Co-op for their upcoming True Local Supplier Event! When: Wednesday, November 18th, 9AM – 4PM Where: Nelson Rod & Gun Club 801 Railway St, Nelson, BC V1L 1H6 To continue to develop their capacity to bring on new farmers and sell more fresh, local, organic produce the Kootenay Co-op is hosting a full day seminar focused on fostering business growth in their agricultural suppliers. Featuring: Information on opportunities for local sales and areas of likely demand for 2016 Educational opportunities … Continue reading November 18: Kootenay Co-op True Local Supplier Event, Nelson, BC
Welcome to Aurora Gardens! They are looking for apprentices/ helpers from March 15 /April 1st and onwards until the end of November (weather dependent). They prefer Helpers who can stay for at least 8 weeks, though depending on needs and the time of year will consider a shorter stay. Aurora Gardens is a small organic market garden, providing vegetables, berries, herbs and edible flowers to a Local food Co-op, a retail farmers market, restaurants, and families in the Nelson area. The husband and wife have been running the market garden for 13 years and hosting Helpers for just as long. … Continue reading Apprenticeship: Aurora Gardens, Nelson, BC