Tag Archives: Salt Spring Island

FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Earth Candy Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on November 23, 2017

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Earth Candy Farm has a 1.5 acre market garden, cut flower biz, and farm store on Salt Spring Island, BC. They’re hiring a farm worker for the 2018 season! About Earth Candy Farm We began farming because we believe it makes a considerable difference to the health of our planet and because food is the first step to the health of our fellow humans. We also simply enjoy growing food and flowers; being outside in our beautiful garden and combining creativity and artistry to overcome challenges and slowly fill in the canvas of our farm. We strive to grow nutrient … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Earth Candy Farm

Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Duck Creek Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on December 12, 2016

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1. Name, Farm, Location? Emma Holmes, Duck Creek Farm, Salt Spring Island. I stepped in as farm manager for my friend Eland Brontstein, who took a year to farm in Australia and be with his lovely fiancé. 2. What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? Explore farming as a career option, get experience in all of the skills related to farming (marketing, finances, flame weeding, etc.), and create a positive intern experience 3. Did you meet your goals / Did it work out? I learnt a lot! It allowed me to try … Continue reading Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Duck Creek Farm

JOB: Salt Spring Island, BC – Orchard Manager, Salt Spring Apple Company

Posted by Moss Dance on October 14, 2016

Farm Job Salt Spring Apple Company

Farm Job Posting Salt Spring Apple Company is looking for a committed, hardworking orchard manager interested in taking a leadership role at our small certified organic apple orchard, which is among Canada’s most diverse. We are growing more than 333 varieties of heritage and connoisseur apples and have 3,356 trees planted on our spectacular five acre property on Salt Spring Island, B.C. We’re looking for someone to work with us starting immediately for a one-year term, with the possibility of renewal for an additional term. The successful candidate will be someone who’s smart, dedicated, flexible, good-natured, passionate and willing to … Continue reading JOB: Salt Spring Island, BC – Orchard Manager, Salt Spring Apple Company

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

SEPT 24: Salt Spring Island – Contra Dance at Bullock Lake Farm with The Merry McKentys

Posted by Moss Dance on August 25, 2016

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Join us for a farmtastic evening at Bullock Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island for a farm tour, potluck dinner and Contra Dance till-you-drop with our favourite coastal old-timey band, The Merry McKentys! When: Saturday September 24 4:00PM Farm tour 5:30PM Potluck dinner – Please bring a dish to share and your own dishes to eat with 🙂 7:00PM Contra Dance with the Merry McKentys! Where: Bullock Lake Farm, 360 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island TICKETS: http://bullocklakecontradance.brownpapertickets.com * All proceeds go to the musicians About Bullock Lake Farm   Bullock Lake Farm is a small, first-generation family farm specializing in organic produce, flowers, and pastured meats. … Continue reading SEPT 24: Salt Spring Island – Contra Dance at Bullock Lake Farm with The Merry McKentys

Business Mentorship Network – Emma Holmes, Duck Creek Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on May 21, 2016

smiling new farmer emma holmes and mentor, delisa lewis, apart of young agrarians business mentorship network

My name is Emma Holmes and I am co-managing Duck Creek Farm on Salt Spring Island. This is the same farm I got my start in market gardening 8 years ago, and I feel real lucky to be back growing food in this beautiful place. I’m co-farming with Sue Earle, who courageously took over Duck Creek Farm with grace, gusto, and determination after her partner John Wilcox passed away in 2012. John was my mentor in 2008 and his passion for growing food and building a just and sustainable food system carved me. I’m lucky to have worked alongside him … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Emma Holmes, Duck Creek Farm