Tag Archives: Urban Farmers

Business Mentorship Network – Maddy & Elana, City Beet Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 30, 2017

CSA PIck Up Day for City Beet Farm

We are Maddy and Elana and we are the new farmers at City Beet Farm in Vancouver. We farm on a dozen different properties in East Van, around the Riley Park neighbourhood. This summer we are growing over 70 types of veggies and cut flowers for our 22 week CSA program that runs from end of May to mid-October. Our land tenure model is pretty unique. We are very fortunate to have a community of homeowners who support our business and trade us the land around their homes for weekly vegetables. We came into farming from different angles but with … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Maddy & Elana, City Beet Farm

JOB: Urban Farm Hand, Nutrient Dense Farm, Brackendale, BC – POSITION NOW FILLED:)

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 23, 2016

Nutrient Dense Farm Fields & Mountains

POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. Gain experience in ecological agriculture this season working with an urban organic farm at the base of the Coast Mountains in BC. ABOUT Nutrient Dense Farm is a working urban organic farm based in Brackendale and The Squamish Valley that models, promotes, and educates about sustainable food systems, soil health, environmental stewardship, community development, Nutrition and access to good food for all. Farm Hands participate in all aspects of: Small scale production farming on the farm. The farm operation includes 5 separate urban plots of annual and perennial crops. Farm produce … Continue reading JOB: Urban Farm Hand, Nutrient Dense Farm, Brackendale, BC – POSITION NOW FILLED:)

JOB: Director of Operations, Sole Food Street Farms, Vancouver BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on September 30, 2015

Sole Food Street Farm Job Young Agrarians

Check out this JOB OPPORTUNITY with Sole Food Street Farms as Director of Operations! Sole Food Street Farms is seeking a Director of Operations to oversee and operate all aspects of its farms. We are looking for someone who is able to manage and work alongside a large staff including long-time employees and seasonal volunteers. The position will be expected to actively participate in all of the day-to-day work with employees in addition to applicable office work. The right candidate will be production driven, but also socially engaged and excited about working with diverse groups of people in an urban … Continue reading JOB: Director of Operations, Sole Food Street Farms, Vancouver BC

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

Nov 30: 5th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum: Keynote by Curtis Stone

Posted by Zsuzsi Fodor on November 05, 2014

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The Vancouver Urban Farming Society (VUFS) is delighted to announce our 5th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum, AGM & Social on November 30 at the Croatian Cultural Centre. The annual forum is an opportunity for urban farmers from across the region, policymakers, food security advocates, urban agriculture enthusiasts, members of the public, and all others with an interest and involvement in urban farming to come together. Our program for the day will include a keynote address by Curtis Stone of Kelowna’s Green City Acres and diversity of workshops, presentations, and panels on urban farming related topics. View the full program>>   5th Annual … Continue reading Nov 30: 5th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum: Keynote by Curtis Stone

Toronto Farmers: We’re digging in!

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Last fall I wrote about an upcoming urban farmer gathering happening in Toronto. Since then Toronto Farmers has officially gotten rolling and will be hosting its third social next week!

With some much appreciated funding from Carrot Cache (a grant funding program from Toronto’s excellent food co-op the Big Carrot), we will be hosting 2 social events and 4 on farm tours/workshops this year.

If your in/around Toronto or know an urban farmer in town, we invite all urban growers to come out next Thursday March 6th from 7-10 at Maizal for a speed meet-and-greet mixer!

Maizal is a fantastic Mexican restaurant and they have forged a lot of relationships with local growers. Ivan, one of the owners, even grows at McVean Farm, FarmStart’s start-up farm in Brampton, ON.

Check out their menu: http://maizal.ca/menu

This is a very gracious offer they have made because they are closing the restaurant to the public just for us. Currently, we are planning on having a cash bar and people can order off the menu, so come with a hungry belly! They also have a limit of 50 people for their space. We want to see a great turn out and need some hard numbers for this event so either:

RSVP on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1451127561783346/

OR

Email Jessica Gale jessica@freshcityfarms.com with your affirmation you are coming.

We strongly encourage that if you reply that your coming you really try your best to come out. Out of respect for the owners, we need to make sure our numbers are correct. Of course, stuff happens, but try to put this event in your calendar in pen, not pencil!

Look for future events in Toronto here or on our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/torontofarmers

I’ll be sharing how things progress in Toronto as we go, here with Young Agrarians.

Can’t tell you how pumped we are for this event. If your in the GTA, come on out! We hope to see you there.

Jessica