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

Posted by Moss Dance on February 03, 2017

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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

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

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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

OCT 29th & 30th – FERINTOSH, AB Level 1 Beekeeping Certificate Course with Eliese Watson

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 01, 2016

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Grass Roots Family Farm is pleased to be partnering with ABC Bees to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate for hobby beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. The 16 hour intensive beekeeping course will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping. The course is taught by Eliese Watson, founder of ABC Bees and advocate for legalizing urban beekeeping in Edmonton. Travelling all-over North America teaching and mentoring under beekeepers such as Corwin Bell, Sam Comfort, and Kirk Anderson. Eliese has a wide knowledge of natural beekeeping practices with both Top Bar Hive and Langstroth equipment. Course includes textbook, … Continue reading OCT 29th & 30th – FERINTOSH, AB Level 1 Beekeeping Certificate Course with Eliese Watson

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

June 18-19: Food Forestry North of the 49th Weekend Intensive, Clear Sky Center, Fernie, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on June 06, 2016

Food Forest Workshop Richard Walker

Come have fun and develop hands-on experience with Richard Walker, one of Canada’s most experienced forest gardeners at Clear Sky Center‘s one-acre cold climate food forest, just 35 minutes from Cranbrook, and 50 minutes from Fernie, BC. Learning Outcomes 5 things you’ll take away with you from this workshop: how to properly plant trees how to select quality botanicals pruning fundamentals the key points of building soil a copy of “Food Forestry North of the 49th” by Richard Walker About Richard Walker Richard is a food forester, designer, herbalist and teacher with over 30 years experience. He has designed community … Continue reading June 18-19: Food Forestry North of the 49th Weekend Intensive, Clear Sky Center, Fernie, BC

June 18: Grassroots Family Farm Tour, Ferintosh, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 27, 2016

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Grassroots Family Farm is a unique diversified 250 acre farm that functions like an ecosystem. Come and see its interconnected sources of revenue AND resilience: Treatment-free honeybees Thriving forest gardens of fruits and nuts Market gardens where pigs till and chickens weed Solar water pumping and gravity irrigation system Grass-fed beef, milk-fed pork and forest-fed chickens 3 KM of swales and 6 million gallons of farther water storage When: June 18th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm What: Farmer and permaculture designer Takota Coen will lead a tour of his family’s farm. Where: Grassroots Family Farm, near Ferintosh, Camrose, County. Detailed Directions will be given upon registration. … Continue reading June 18: Grassroots Family Farm Tour, Ferintosh, AB

INTERNSHIP: Join an Urban Permaculture Community in Kamloops, B.C.

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on May 11, 2016

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Made with Love is an eco artisan grocery manufacturing company and organic urban permaculture farm project on a secluded, natural, riverside acreage in the City of Kamloops, across from MacArthur Park on the River’s Trail. We grow veggies, fruit, nuts, berries, herbs and so many GREENS in our food forests, greenhouse and gardens. All major city amenities in a gorgeous natural, meditative environment, 10 mins from downtown, 5 mins to the airport, with Copper Crystal Swimming Pool, Chlorine free Mineral Hot Tub, Trampoline, Slack-line, Tree Silks, Piano, Drum-kit and tons of musical instruments. Peaceful, playful, actively engaged beings, passionate about … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Join an Urban Permaculture Community in Kamloops, B.C.