By Kareno Hawbolt & Kimi Hendess, Sweet Digz Farm What a year! As for all farmers around us, the wet cold spring played a huge roll in the timing of our crops, the speed at which we tried to catch up all season long, and the bumper crops of weeds that tried to take over the farm! Luckily, we had the moral support of our awesome mentors at Sea Bluff Farm – Robin Tunnicliffe and Sasha Kubicek with their combined extensive expertise in farming and financial management (respectively). Being in constant communication with them helped us realize we weren’t alone in the challenges … Continue reading Food For Thought | Remembering our Roots & Committing to Change!
The Richmond Farm School of Kwantlen Polytechnic University have been partnering with the City of Richmond for many years on the incubator plots. The incubator plots are ½ acre pieces of fertile land allocated to prospective farmers, at a low cost, who have completed some form of agriculture production training. It is meant for people who are dedicated to starting a small-scale farm business without having to invest in too much. It is not meant for people with the intention of starting a homestead production. Despite the Richmond Farm School not running this year, the incubator plots are open to … Continue reading LAND: Prospective Farmers, looking for land and mentorship to start a farm business in Richmond, BC
The Sharing Farm Society, a nonprofit organization in Richmond, BC, a new job opening for a full-time permanent Executive Director starting in September 2016. The Sharing Farm Society is a community of amazing staff, directors, and volunteers who work together to grow organic fruits and vegetables for donation to our neighbours in need. Our 3.5 acre farm is located on City land at the northwestern tip of Richmond in Terra Nova Rural Park. We are a community farm, embracing the efforts of a large number of volunteers for our production and activities. Learn more about us and our mission and activities at on the website. Executive Director Position This is … Continue reading JOB: Richmond, BC – Sharing Farm Executive Director