Tag Archives: Richmond

SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention

Posted by Moss Dance on September 18, 2017

National Farmers Union

Do you want to get more involved in the politics surrounding our food system? Do you have a burning farm issue that needs attention? We invite you to attend the National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention which will be held Sunday September 24, 1:00pm – 6:00pm 2017 at Kwantlen Polytechnic  University – in the Melville Centre for Dialogue, Rooms  2550A and B, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, B.C. The Convention commences with registration on Sunday at 1 P.M. Registration fee is $5.00/person at the door, coffee and snacks included. Resolutions on current policy issues may be presented to this Convention and those passed will be forwarded to National Convention for debate … Continue reading SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention

NOV 3-4: RICHMOND, BC – BC Seed Gathering

Posted by Moss Dance on September 05, 2017

BC Seed Gathering

Want to learn to grow and save seed? Get connected with seed savers and growers at the BC Seed Gathering! WHEN: November 3-4, 2017 WHERE: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus, 8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond, BC REGISTER: bcseedgathering.eventbrite.ca FOR MORE INFO: www.bcseeds.org/gathering “Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are seeds, and the harvest can either be flowers or weeds.” ~ Unknown Join us at the BC Seed Gathering to let your thoughts blossom into beautiful flowers—and beautiful weeds—because let’s be honest here, many weeds are edible and perform many important functions on Earth. Moreover, seeds provide food for fuel to feed our thoughts. The … Continue reading NOV 3-4: RICHMOND, BC – BC Seed Gathering

Business Mentorship Network – Kimi & Kareno, Sweet Digz Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on April 07, 2017

The july fields of sweet digz farm

Name? Sweet Digz Farm – Kareno Hawbolt & Kimi Hendess Where do you farm? Richmond, BC What do you farm? We use organic farming practices to grow veggies, seed and herbal medicinals. What type of business structure is your farm? Our business is a partnership of two sole proprietors: Kareno & Kimi.  Officially, we are “Sweet Digz Farm & Construction.” Up until last year we had a carpentry side where Kimi did renovations and in 2014-15 built a tiny house for a client.  Since 2016 we are trying to have Kimi full time on the farm along with head farmer Kareno.  We also have been able … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Kimi & Kareno, Sweet Digz Farm

EDUCATION: Beekeeping course at KPU

Posted by Moss Dance on July 14, 2016 1 Comment

KPU Beekeeping course

Are you a leader? Do you want to make a difference? Do you like working outdoors? Then KPU’s Commercial Beekeeping program could “bee” for you! BC, along with many other parts of the world are facing a shortage of beekeepers. Pollination services are currently in high demand — especially in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley region — and the price of honey is at an all-time high. Students who complete the program will be prepared to enter a diverse and in-demand industry. This 11-month, full-time program aims to address the significant shortage of commercial-level beekeepers in BC. Through classes, … Continue reading EDUCATION: Beekeeping course at KPU

July 6: Introduction to Organic Certification, Farm Tour & Potluck, Richmond, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on May 30, 2015

Farm Tour Potluck & Organic Certification Workshop at Shady Acres Farm Richmond BC

Join us for a farm tour, workshop, and potluck at Shady Acre Farm in Richmond BC, a new semi-urban farm that is preparing to transition to organic certification! Learn what you need to know if you want to certify your farm, what the benefits and challenges of certification are, and how to get the process started. The workshop will be facilitated by Mel Sylvestre of UBC Farm. When: July 6, 2015 | 4:30PM – 6:00PM WORKSHOP | 6:00PM – 8:00PM TOUR & POTLUCK Where: 12520 Blundell Rd, Richmond, BC Cost: $5 (Workshop Only – Potluck/Tour FREE) REGISTER NOW! After the workshop, we’ll … Continue reading July 6: Introduction to Organic Certification, Farm Tour & Potluck, Richmond, BC

Business Mentorship Network – Karly Pinch & Michaela Horner

Posted by Kristen Nammour on April 06, 2015 2 Comments

Shady Acres Farm Richmond

Name? Karly Pinch, with farming partner Michaela Horner Where you farm? Shady Acre Farm, in Richmond, BC What do you farm? Mixed vegetables What type of business structure is your farm? Partnership What is your land tenure? 2 year lease, renewable How did you seriously get into farming? Both of us were looking for a career change, and through volunteering, came across the UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture. From there, we both fell in love with farming and decided to make a go of it! Why did you apply for the YA Business Mentorship Network? We’re starting our own farm, a brand new venture for both of us, … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Karly Pinch & Michaela Horner