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APPRENTICESHIP: Port Alberni, BC – Farm Manager Apprentice, Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on June 15, 2017 2 Comments

Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

Position: Apprentice Farm Manager, Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm Location: Alberni Valley, Vancouver Island About Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm Avalon Farm is a 22 acre farm, with 1.5 acre certified organic blueberries, 5 acre hay field, large organic gardens; seeking a long term farm manager to allow the owners to ease into retirement. Accommodation is available year round, and the property has several acres of land that could be used for additional farming operations for the successful candidate if desired. It is intended that 2017 provide an apprenticeship and training opportunity, with full farm management undertaken in 2018. Accommodation is available in … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Port Alberni, BC – Farm Manager Apprentice, Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

September 20: Alberni Valley Family Farms Day

Posted by Heather Shobe on September 15, 2015

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The Alberni Valley welcomes you to the 5th annual Family Farms Day – Sunday, September 20th 11AM to 3PM. This free, self-guided tour features 8 farms in the Alberni Valley. Participating farms include a 30 acre mixed operation farm, permaculture homestead, mixed vegetable CSA, water buffalo dairy, community garden, winery & more! There will be local recipe books available, activities for children, farm tours and a sampling of local farm fresh products to purchase. This year’s participating farms include: Leda Organic Farm Gary, Jaqueline & Louis Swann 4361 Batty Road We have been growing organically since 1976. We are a mixed … Continue reading September 20: Alberni Valley Family Farms Day

Farming in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island

Posted by Heather Shobe on August 28, 2015 1 Comment

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In 2010, at the age of 35, I started farming in the Alberni Valley region of Vancouver Island. Surrounded by mountains, with a long inlet leading to the Pacific, this area’s climate is less moderated by the sea than many others; we typically get some of the the warmest summers and coolest winters on the island. Climate and soil conditions are great for agricultural production. I run a teeny-tiny farm, over various properties, with an often overwhelming hodgepodge of elements. While tuning into nature and keeping my hands in the soil is of utmost importance for my overall well being, I’ve … Continue reading Farming in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island