Tag Archives: #smallfarm

POSITION FILLED – FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hand

Posted by Moss Dance on August 07, 2018

Tatlo Road Farm

This position has been filled — thanks for your interest! Looking for a late summer/fall farm job in the beautiful Cowichan Valley? Tatlo Road Farm is hiring 1-2 field hands to help finish out the season. ABOUT TATLO ROAD FARM We’re a small-scale, certified organic vegetable farm in the Cowichan. We’re looking for 1-2 people to help us finish out the season as one of our current staff members goes back to school this fall. The position is 3-4 days/week, depending on your interest and availability. The hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and the starting wage is $13/hour (or … Continue reading POSITION FILLED – FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hand

AUG 17: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Bullock Lake Farm Contra Dance

Posted by Moss Dance on July 31, 2018

Bullock Lake Farm Contra Dance 2018

Hey farmers and foodies, get your dancing shoes on! We’re teaming up with Bullock Lake Farm and the Merry McKentys to host a contra dance in the barn! WHEN: Friday, August 17, 2018 Noon-8PM: Bullock Lake Farm Stand & Pizza are open all afternoon and into the evening 7:30-10:30M Contra Dance with the Merry McKentys WHERE: Bullock Lake Farm, 360 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC TICKETS: $15 on Brown Paper Tickets or at the door (ticket price includes dance admission, pizza sold separately.) Space is limited, so we recommend getting your tickets in advance! Questions? Email Moss at westcoast@youngagrarians.org. WHAT IS A CONTRA … Continue reading AUG 17: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Bullock Lake Farm Contra Dance

Petition to WorkSafe BC: Create a New Class of Small-Scale Vegetable Farming

Posted by Moss Dance on June 18, 2018 2 Comments

Carrots - WorkSafeBC create new class of small-scale vegetable farming

John Hofer, a farmer in our Young Agrarians network, is calling all small-scale veggie farmers and supporters of local agriculture to sign his petition. The petition is asking WorkSafeBC to set a lower insurance rate standard for small-scale vegetable growers. WORKSAFEBC – BACKGROUND The WorkSafeBC website describes how industries are classified in order to set premium rates. This is an excerpt from that description: Our classification system groups employers in similar industries with similar levels of risk, so we’re able to set fair rates and charge your industry an appropriate rate that reflects the rate of injury and illness in your industry. … Continue reading Petition to WorkSafe BC: Create a New Class of Small-Scale Vegetable Farming

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Square Root Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on April 24, 2018 1 Comment

Square Root Farm

Square Root Farm is a small-scale and very productive veggie farm in Central Saanich. They are seeking a part-time farm worker for the 2018 season. ABOUT SQUARE ROOT FARM Square Root is north of Victoria in Central Saanich on about two acres of rented land in the beautiful Mount Newton Valley. Three other farms operate on the same property so it’s often busy with people and activity. Most of our work is done by hand with care and precision, but tractors and other equipment do some of the heavy lifting.  We grow all kinds of vegetables just about year-round, but … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Square Root Farm

FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hands & Harvest Helper

Posted by Moss Dance on January 09, 2018

Tatlo Road Farm

Tatlo Road Farm is hiring field hands (2 full-time) and a Harvest Helper/ Market Assistant (1 part-time) for the 2018 season! ABOUT TATLO ROAD FARM Our farm is located on Vancouver Island, in the village of Crofton (population ~2000). We’re also about 20 minutes from Duncan and there is public transportation that stops right at the farm. We currently grow on about 2 of our 7 acres, producing over 40 different vegetable crops- the whole gamut really! We have one 20’ x 100’ and two smaller cold frames (one of which is movable on rails) where we grow heat-loving crops in summer … Continue reading FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hands & Harvest Helper

APRIL 22-23: CRESTON, BC – Soil Workshop and Field Training in Creston & the East Shore

Posted by Paris Marshall Smith on April 17, 2017

Bill chapmansoil

Join in this field-based workshop in Creston & District to experience different soils and crop production environments! The workshop will travel to Herbada Farm, a commercial dairy farm on the Creston Flats; Cartwheel Farm, an organic market vegetable farm in Erickson; Twisted Roots, a four season community greenhouse in Crawford Bay; Yasodhara Ashram, an organic market garden; and Kootenay Honey Berry Farm, an emerging buckwheat, blueberry and honey farm. Fields Forward is excited to welcome educators Bill and Laticia Chapman to our region. Bill is an agrologist with the Ministry of Forest, Land and Natural Resource Operations. Currently based in Williams Lake, Bill has … Continue reading APRIL 22-23: CRESTON, BC – Soil Workshop and Field Training in Creston & the East Shore

SMALL FARM WORKSHOP: Tips and Tools for Small-Scale, Diversified Farmers – Vancouver, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on January 15, 2017

Small Farm Workshop

The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation is pleased to host a day-long workshop series for farmers practicing small-scale, diversified agriculture. The event will bring together farmers and specialists in soil health, IPM, microclimate management and organics. If you’re looking for a day of practical, hands-on, collaborative small farm learning, this is the event for you! Our goal is for new entrant and experienced farmers alike to walk-away with a number of decision-making tools, new skills and resourced that will enhance operations on their unique farms. Lunch will be served and all farmers, farm staff, interns, etc. are welcome! We are looking … Continue reading SMALL FARM WORKSHOP: Tips and Tools for Small-Scale, Diversified Farmers – Vancouver, BC