Tag Archives: permaculture

FARM JOB: COBOURG, ON – Headwaters Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on May 31, 2018

Headwaters Farm

Want to be a farm educator and tour guide? This farm job at Headwaters Farm near Cobourg, ON offers opportunities to educate the public, and  help out in a permaculture garden. ABOUT HEADWATERS FARM Mixed organic (not certified) with 1.5 acres market garden, permaculture garden, laying hens, meat chickens, goats and bees. We have 120 acres with 70 planted in vegetable, hay, oats, barley, malting barley and cover crop. We are in the rolling hills of Northumberland County, high above Port Hope and Cobourg with a view of Lake Ontario. We sell on farm but mostly off-farm at 2 farmer’s … Continue reading FARM JOB: COBOURG, ON – Headwaters Farm

YA Apprenticeship: Grass Roots Family Farm – Ferintosh, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 19, 2018

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business? Grass Roots Family Farm is excited to provide you with a meaningful apprenticeship experience in your path to becoming a farmer. About the Farm Our rolling 250 acre farm borders the North Eastern shores of Red Deer Lake near Ferintosh, Alberta. Parcels of our land have been managed by our family for 3 generations and bordering lands even longer. In 1988 we began using organic agricultural principles to guide the stewardship of … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Grass Roots Family Farm – Ferintosh, AB

FEB & MAR: 6-Day Holistic Land Design Course – Castor, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 18, 2018

Holistic-Land-Design-Course

Course Details: Facilitator: Takota Coen, Grass Roots Family Farm Where: Castor, Alberta When: February 20, 21 and 22  March 2, 3 and 4 Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Course Description: The best person to design and manage your land is you. Every landowner or land steward holds a vast collection of personal and inherited experience and wisdom unique to them and their landbase. This 6 day workshop acknowledges that fact and provides you with the tools and resources that will help you successfully design, establish, and manage resilient human habitats that are ecologically sound and economically profitable. It is … Continue reading FEB & MAR: 6-Day Holistic Land Design Course – Castor, AB

Penticton, BC: Organic Pest Control Workshop

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on January 04, 2018

Photo credit: Cherry Tree Permaculture

The West Bench Community Recreation and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen are hosting a series of three workshops on ecological growing. Rick Hatch from Cherry Tree Permaculture will be teaching these workshops. When: January 20th 10:00—11:00—Organic Pest Control February 17th 10:00-11:00—Water Efficient Gardens and Orchards (Location TBA) March 17th 10:00-11:00 — The Soil Food Web: Our Invisible Allies (Location TBA) Where: West Bench Elementary School, 1604 W Bench Drive, West Bench, British Columbia, Canada V2A 8Z3 Registration: $20 for each workshop or $50 to attend all three, please email Amanda Murai at amurai@rdos.bc.ca to register

OPPORTUNITY: NORTH COWICHAN, BC: Mossy Banks Farm Partnership

Posted by Moss Dance on September 12, 2017

Mossy Banks Farm

Mossy Banks Farm, a Permaculture farm in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, is looking for an individual or couple interested in partnering with an experienced farmer in a potential “profit share” partnership. About Mossy Banks Farm Mossy Banks is a mixed farm with animals, gardens and food forests. To become profitable, it needs the help of dedicated workers who can help the farmer implement the latest in best intensive organic practices for the vegetable gardens, for example, while also working with the permaculture systems of animal husbandry and the food forests already in place. Always willing to experiment and try new … Continue reading OPPORTUNITY: NORTH COWICHAN, BC: Mossy Banks Farm Partnership

February 25-26: CORNWALL, ON – 33rd Annual Farmers Conference Eco Farm Day

Posted by Moss Dance on February 03, 2017

Eco Farm Day Poster

The 33rd annual Eco Farm Day is organized by volunteers of the Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (COG OSO). The focus is on practical techniques and management skills that work in our area, with an emphasis on sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre. As a highlight event of the season for organic (and organic curious) farmers, each year brings new opportunities for learning and building new connections. This year’s theme is The 3 R’s for Organic Agriculture: Restorative, Responsible Resilient. To fit the theme, we have aptly invited as keynote speaker world renown permaculture educator Mark … Continue reading February 25-26: CORNWALL, ON – 33rd Annual Farmers Conference Eco Farm Day

JOB: Snow’s Hillhouse Microfarm & Inn, Nelson, BC

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on January 19, 2017

Green landscape and garden beds at Snow's Hillhouse Microfarm

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

CORNWALL, ON: Eco Farm Day with Mark Shepard | Feb 25-26

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on January 18, 2017 2 Comments

COGS presents Eco Farm Day with Mark Shepard

The 3 Rs of Organic Agriculture: Restorative, Responsible, Resilient Keynote: March Shepard of New Forest Farm and author of Restorative Agriculture: Real World Permaculture for Farmers The 33rd annual Eco Farm Day is coming on February 25-26, 2017 at the Ramada Inn in Cornwall. The day is organized by volunteers of the Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (COG OSO). The focus is on practical techniques and management skills that work in our area, with an emphasis on sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre. As a highlight event of the season for organic (and organic curious) farmers, … Continue reading CORNWALL, ON: Eco Farm Day with Mark Shepard | Feb 25-26

January 2017: Chilliwack, BC – Active Hope Workshop Series

Posted by Moss Dance on November 30, 2016

permaculture

The Valley Permaculture Guild presents: Active Hope Workshop Series: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy! Many of us feel overwhelmed by climate change. We want to do something, but the problem seems too big and scary. So we go on with our busy lives and pretend it’s not happening. But deep down, we know we need to be a part of the solution. This workshop series, Active Hope, will present group discussions and activities meant to move us from paralysis to action! We’ll be reading and discussing the book “Active Hope,” by the Buddhist eco-activist Joanna … Continue reading January 2017: Chilliwack, BC – Active Hope Workshop Series

Oct 18 & 20: SAANICH, SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Free Public Keyline Design Field Days

Posted by Moss Dance on October 06, 2016

Keyline Design Workshop

Interested in novel ways to manage water on your farm? Keyline design has been shown to help farmers slow, sink, spread and store more water on their farms. Come and see this principle in action at one of two free public field days: Saanich Peninsula – Oct. 18 – Raven Hill Farm – 2:00-4:30PM Salt Spring Island – Oct. 20th – Bullock Lake Farm – 1:30-4:00PM Find out more about the workshops here. This year we will also be prepping pasture for tree-planting. We will be installing tree planting mounds on keyline layout using a rotovator and bedformer for the planting of a … Continue reading Oct 18 & 20: SAANICH, SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Free Public Keyline Design Field Days