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JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Operations Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 16, 2019

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Job Posting for Maternity Leave: Operations Manager The Manager works closely with the COABC Executive Director. This is a part time position, 28 hours per week, Monday to Thursday. The position will be based out of our Vernon office with a starting wage of $22.00 per hour. COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony. COABC views the organic certification system as an effective way to move agricultural production to more sustainable methods. The organization also supports activities that contribute to a strong organic community in BC. The ideal candidate will possess: Experience in … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Operations Manager

FARM JOBS: KELOWNA, BC – Helen’s Acres Community Farm, Agricultural Workers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 15, 2019

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Helen’s Acres Community Farm in Kelowna, BC is hiring a three Agricultural Workers for the 2019 season! Work outside and get a great tan. Work in a team that gives back to the community and helps build community. The Seasonal Agricultural Worker will work alongside both staff and volunteers to plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, berries, and field crops. Use hand tools, (such as shovels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives). Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. Other duties include maintaining flower gardens, … Continue reading FARM JOBS: KELOWNA, BC – Helen’s Acres Community Farm, Agricultural Workers

FARM APPRENTICESHIP: LUMBY, BC – BC Timber Goats

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 13, 2019 2 Comments

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BC Timber Goats in Lumby, BC is seeking an apprentice! About BC Timber Goats BC Timber Goats is located on a steep river canyon outside of Lumby BC.  We run 150 head of Mostly Kiko Cross Goats for wildfire fuel mitigation and vegetation management.  Most days are spent hiking and watching goats with a bike and a hockey stick makes a pretty good shepherds hook.  There is a herding dog charlie and soon a few guard dogs.  BC Timber Goats is supported by a network of sheep and goat breeders and those products are sold into the Vancouver Restaurant market. BC Timber … Continue reading FARM APPRENTICESHIP: LUMBY, BC – BC Timber Goats

FARM JOB: LUMBY, BC – BC Timber Goats, Goat Supervisor/Herder

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 13, 2019

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BC Timber Goats in Lumby, BC is hiring a Goat Supervisor/Herder! Would you like to wake up every day and help prevent forest fires, how would you like to spend your days controlling and reversing climate change and improving the environment?  That is everyone’s goal who practices regenerative, sustainable and organic agriculture. Working with BC Timber Goats you can wake up each day and make a quantifiable difference to your community and the environment. About BC Timber Goats BC Timber Goats is a goat-based fuel mitigation and vegetation management goat herd.  We raise kiko X goats and deploy to regional areas … Continue reading FARM JOB: LUMBY, BC – BC Timber Goats, Goat Supervisor/Herder

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 14 acres in Kamloops, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 30, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND: Lone Pine Farm is 34 acres located on Westsyde Rd in Kamloops, adjacent to the Dunes Golf Course. The 20 acres on the west side of the road are beautiful, rolling hills, a grassland/sage ecosystem (currently in the process of being donated to BC Parks) and the 14 acres on the other side of the road, next to the North Thompson river, are arable, fertile, flat fields.  This property has been in the family since the 1920’s and used for a variety of agricultural purposes including cattle, mixed orchard and extensive vegetable garden.  The riverbank area is a corridor for wildlife.  *Side note from Land Matcher, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 14 acres in Kamloops, B.C.

B.C. Land Matching Program Brings Opportunities for New Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 26, 2019

B.C. Land Matching Program Press Release

Our Okanagan Land Matcher Tessa had an exciting day as Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham visited Alpine Roots Farm, matched to a property in Kelowna through the B.C. Land Matching Program. Minister Popham was there to celebrate what we’ve been up to over the past year, and to announce another year of funding for the program! A huge thank you to the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture for helping us support new entrants and farmland owners across B.C., as well as to our other amazing funders, Columbia Basin Trust, Cowichan Valley Regional District, Metro Vancouver, Vancity, and Regional District of North Okanagan. Castanet came out with a … Continue reading B.C. Land Matching Program Brings Opportunities for New Farmers

FARM JOBS: MARA, BC – Wild Flight Farm, Organic Vegetable Growers/Packers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 23, 2019

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Are you looking for meaningful work?  Are you passionate about food, organic agriculture and environmental sustainability?  Do you love getting your hands dirty and working outdoors?  Wild Flight Farm is seeking enthusiastic candidates to join their team for the 2019 growing season. About Wild Flight Farm Twenty-five years ago, Hermann and Louise started Wild Flight Farm with a vision to produce high quality organic vegetables, care for the land, and provide fulfilling and economically sustainable work for themselves and their employees.  They have seen that vision come to fruition and have been teaching a new generation to learn from their success … Continue reading FARM JOBS: MARA, BC – Wild Flight Farm, Organic Vegetable Growers/Packers

FARM JOB: ARMSTRONG, BC – Fresh Valley Farms, Farm Worker / Poultry Processor

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 23, 2019

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Fresh Valley Farms in Armstrong, BC is hiring a Farm Worker /Poultry Processor for the 2019 season! About Fresh Valley Farms Fresh Valley Farms produces beef, pork, chicken, and turkey on pasture for sale in a monthly mixed meat CSA box. We’re in our 7th year of the current incarnation of the business, but the farm has been in the family for 97 years. Our primary production is beef finishers, cow/calves and associated forage production. We’re currently implementing Management Intensive Grazing on all of our land including movable pasture setups for the chickens, pigs, and turkeys. For the last 7 years we have … Continue reading FARM JOB: ARMSTRONG, BC – Fresh Valley Farms, Farm Worker / Poultry Processor

Land Matching for the Next Generation of Farmers: Okanagan Update, April 2019

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 08, 2019

By Tessa Wetherill, Okanagan Land Matcher in our B.C. Land Matching Program Listening to people is just as fascinating as listening to plants. For the first growing season in 12 years, I won’t be farming as my primary occupation, instead I’m joyfully continuing on in the role of the Okanagan Land Matcher with the B.C. Land Matching Program delivered by Young Agrarians. Watching and nurturing these new collaborations between new farmers without land and property owners wanting to see their land farmed is both enlivening and encouraging. Not much different than my other much loved spring activity, caring for seedlings. After kicking off … Continue reading Land Matching for the Next Generation of Farmers: Okanagan Update, April 2019

APRIL-JULY, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – Community Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 28, 2019

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If you are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Permaculture through community building, ecological landscape design, pattern literacy and cultivating your “designer’s mind” then come join Lucie Bardos and others for Kelowna’s first 72-Hour Community PDC!   When: The course will take place over 12 Saturday sessions between April 27th – July 27th, 2019 (with breaks for the May and July long weekends). Where: Mission Creek EECO Centre at 2363A Springfield Rd. in Kelowna. Cost: $830. Register: Community Permaculture Course Registration Learn More: https://www.luciebardos.net/courses Contact: luciabardos@gmail.com What is Permaculture? Permaculture is an approach to design modelled on natural ecosystems. It is rooted in … Continue reading APRIL-JULY, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – Community Permaculture Design Certificate Course