Tag Archives: urban farming

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

November 26: VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Urban Farming Forum & Mixer

Posted by Moss Dance on November 10, 2016

Vancouver Urban Farming Forum

The Vancouver Urban Farming Society is pleased to host the 6th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum on November 26. The theme for 2016 is Sustainable Futures: Sowing Knowledge, Skills & Connection. Get Tickets: http://bit.ly/VUFF2016 About the Vancouver Urban Farming Forum Community building and opportunities to share and mingle will be at the heart of the Forum – VUFS is excited to welcome co-host Mutya Macatumpag, an interdisciplinary artist who will be animating the event and strengthening person-to-person connections alongside Marcela Crowe, Executive Director of VUFS. The Forum will also feature Sara Dent, BC Coordinator and Co-Founder of Young Agrarians, who will … Continue reading November 26: VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Urban Farming Forum & Mixer

FARM JOB: Fresh Roots Urban Farm Schoolyard Farmer – Vancouver, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on November 09, 2016

fr_frenchschoolsday-2016-04-15-11

Everyone should have access to healthy food, soil, and community. We enact this vision by cultivating engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration. This urban farm job position will help Fresh Roots steward two 1⁄2 acre schoolyard market gardens on school grounds in the heart of East and South Vancouver. The food we grow is eaten in local school cafeterias, various Neighbourhood House food security initiatives, and by neighbours. Our fields are hands-on learning classrooms; engaging school communities and residents of Vancouver in addressing food security, community health, and vocational skills development. The Position … Continue reading FARM JOB: Fresh Roots Urban Farm Schoolyard Farmer – Vancouver, BC

City Beet Farm for Sale

Posted by Moss Dance on September 08, 2016

City Beet Farm for Sale

Info You Should Know: We (Ruth and Katie) started City Beet Farm in 2013 and have grown from a 26-member CSA to a 75-member CSA. We provide vegetables for 23-25 weeks of the year from late April until mid-October. We are mostly bicycle-powered and all of our farms are within 10 blocks (mostly less) of each other to make this convenient and efficient.  We have a partnership with a local coffee shop where we do our CSA pick ups and vegetable sales. We have consistently sold out of our CSA every year and have a strong customer base and a … Continue reading City Beet Farm for Sale

May 23: Farmers Market & Pizza Night at Southlands Heritage Farm, Vancouver, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on April 30, 2016

Southlands Heritage Farm promo

CALLING ALL LOCAL FARMERS AND FOOD LOVERS: Join Southlands Heritage Farm, Young Agrarians and Vancouver Urban Farming Society for a farmers market followed by a make-your-own-pizza night. Farmers are invited to sell farm-fresh goods at Southlands Heritage Farm’s Salmon Berry Day of celebration Farmer’s Market. Food-lovers and farm-supporters are invited to come and enjoy the market, community fun and potluck! Bring ingredients for a pizza or stone soup, and join us by the pizza ovens for a night of music, food and fun! Event Details: 1:00-5:00PM: Farmers Market 5:00-8:00PM: Pizza Night & Farmer Social Address: 6767 Balaclava Street, Vancouver, BC, V6N 1R7 Click here for the map This … Continue reading May 23: Farmers Market & Pizza Night at Southlands Heritage Farm, Vancouver, BC

6th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum, AGM & Social

Posted by Sara Dent on November 05, 2015

vufs-forum-750x380

The Vancouver Urban Farming Society (VUFS) is delighted to announce our 6th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum, AGM & Social on November 21 at the Creekside Community 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. There will be a diversity of workshops, presentations, and panels on urban farming related topics. WHEN: November 21, 2015 Forum 8:30AM-4:30PM –  Full Program Schedule Here AGM 12:30PM-1:30PM Social 5:00PM WHERE: Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1, Canada … Continue reading 6th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum, AGM & Social

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

April 25, 2015 – Market Research & Money Management for Urban Farmers Workshop

Posted by Kristen Nammour on April 03, 2015

VUFS Workshop

The Vancouver Urban Farming Society, Young Agrarians, and Vancity are partnering to present a workshop to help you grow your urban farm business! To support new and aspiring entrepreneurs, Vancity offers the Each One Grow One sessions which provide information and tools to help make your young business more financially stable and sustainable. The half day workshop will address two topics as identified by the urban farming community, Keys to Market Research and Making the Most of Your Money. It will be co-facilitated by Vancity and Urban Farmer Marc Schutzbank. WHERE: Vancity Oakridge Community Branch, 5594 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z WHEN: Saturday, … Continue reading April 25, 2015 – Market Research & Money Management for Urban Farmers Workshop

2015 Urban Farming Certificate Program: Food Skills in Action

Posted by Jess Brown on March 17, 2015

Farm Banner 1

Mason Street City Farm Victoria BC Starts March 28th and runs to October 2015 What is the Urban Farming Certificate Program? In the Urban Farming Certificate Program, students will learn the theory and application of intensive urban food production and the foundations of holistic ecological farming. The focus of this program will be on the application of the theory learned in the classroom. Over 60% of the instruction will be on the ground building soil, building farm infrastructure, planting, propagating and growing food. Mason Street City Farm has spent a decade honing techniques specific to ecological urban food cultivation. Whether … Continue reading 2015 Urban Farming Certificate Program: Food Skills in Action

ROCK STAR FARMER TOUR WITH CURTIS STONE: Seattle, Feb 14 & Langley, Feb 21

Posted by Sara Dent on February 06, 2015 1 Comment

YA RS Curtis Seattle 2015-1

Profitable (urban) Farming On Less Than An Acre – Workshops in Seattle, WA & Langley, BC! SEATTLE: Saturday, February 14, 2015: 9am-5pm, Cost $75 – Click Here for Workshop Tickets Location: Phinney Community Center – Brick Building, 6615 Dayton Ave. North, Seattle, WA, 98103 In true Young Agrarians style, please bring a potluck dish to share and tools to eat with. Thank you to our Awesome Community Partners: Seattle Tilth, City Grown Seattle, and Tilth Producers of Washington. LANGLEY: Saturday, February 21, 2015: 10am-6pm, Cost $75 – Click Here for Workshop Tickets Location: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Auditorium, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC In true Young … Continue reading ROCK STAR FARMER TOUR WITH CURTIS STONE: Seattle, Feb 14 & Langley, Feb 21