Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

January 28-29: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Vancouver Island Winter Farmer Mixer

Posted by Moss Dance on January 23, 2017

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Join us for two days of workshops for small-scale, ecological farmers and farmers-to-be on Vancouver Island. Dive in to amazing networking opportunities and skills-sharing with experienced farmer facilitators who are ready to help you grow your farm business. We’ve got workshops on everything from farm business planning to holistic management and livestock to crop planning, land access, and more! Are you farm-curious, or thinking about becoming a farmer? JOIN US! Everyone is welcome! When: Saturday, January 28 – Sunday January 29, 2017 Where:  Camp Pringle, Coast Salish Territory Camp (Shawnigan Lake), 2520 West Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake B.C. V0R 2W3 Cost: Our updated price is … Continue reading January 28-29: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Vancouver Island Winter Farmer Mixer

JOB: Marketing Position, Islands Organic Producers Association – CLOSED

Posted by Moss Dance on July 01, 2016

Job IOPA

IOPA is no longer accepting applications for this position. Islands Organic Producers Association (IOPA) has posted a new marketing position for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands region. About IOPA The Islands Organic Producers Association is a community of island farmers committed to organic agriculture. IOPA was founded in 1990 as a non-profit association and is a Society incorporated under the British Columbia Society Act as well as an organic Certifying Body accredited by the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC). IOPA’s central mandate is threefold: to assist in the development of certified organic farming in this bioregion; to administer a … Continue reading JOB: Marketing Position, Islands Organic Producers Association – CLOSED

July 6: Alderlea Farm Tour & Potluck, Duncan, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on July 01, 2016

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Join us for a farm tour & potluck at Alderlea Farm! Alderlea is a mixed Biodynamic farm with a CSA market garden and a farm-to-table cafe. Farmers John & Katy Elrich are inviting Young Agrarians of all ages (young at heart, young in age, etc.) to tour their amazing farm, followed by a potluck and Q&A session. When: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 6:00-9:00PM Where: Alderlea Farm – 3390 Glenora Rd, Duncan, BC (map) Check out the event on Facebook! About Alderlea Farm Alderlea Farm and Cafe is a owned and managed by Katy and John Ehrlich and began in 2003. Currently, they grow produce for their CSA, … Continue reading July 6: Alderlea Farm Tour & Potluck, Duncan, BC

Four Innovative Ways to Access B.C. Land – B.C. Farmland Access Report is Out!

Posted by Moss Dance on June 07, 2016

Farmland Access

Southern BC: It’s a question that stumps many of us, from farmers to food policy makers to farmers’ market fans: how do we get more farmers on farmland when land prices are so high? Farmland access and land management are hot topics in British Columbia. A fresh-off-the-press report by FarmFolk CityFolk, CRFAIR, Young Agrarians and Deer Crossing the Art Farm profiles four on-the-ground projects as inspiration for land access solutions. The report’s authors affirm that they are “jointly committed to ensuring that the next generation of farmers in BC have access to land to develop viable farm operations, and that elder generations of farmers are … Continue reading Four Innovative Ways to Access B.C. Land – B.C. Farmland Access Report is Out!

JOB: Event Coordinator for COABC Conference 2017

Posted by Moss Dance on June 03, 2016

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Event Coordinator Contract for COABC Conference 2017 The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to contract an experienced event coordinator to work closely with a committee to plan and host a three day conference in Nanaimo, BC in February 2017. The COABC Conference provides educational and networking opportunities for new and established organic operators, as well as those keen to learn more about the world of organic farming. The Contractor shall be responsible for: Administration, Finances and Communication: Scheduling and attending teleconference meetings with the Conference Team Budget preparation and record keeping to ensure conference remains within budget … Continue reading JOB: Event Coordinator for COABC Conference 2017

FARM EVENT: Saanich, BC – Planting Party at Newman Farm with Farm Land Trust

Posted by Moss Dance on April 30, 2016

Farm Event with Farm Land Trust

Join the Farm Land Trust Society (Greater Victoria) for a planting work party at the historic Newman Farm in Central Saanich from 10:00 am—1:00 pm.  When: Saturday May 28, 2016 10:00AM-1:00PM Where: 8073 Old V&S Rd, Central Saanich, BC (map) Feel like getting your hands in the dirt for a great cause? Come volunteer for the day and assist with planting a variety of squash and root vegetables on the farm. Produce grown at Newman Farm will be donated to Our Place Society as part of our “field to plate” initiative for those in need in the Greater Victoria area. Be ready for digging, planting seeds, … Continue reading FARM EVENT: Saanich, BC – Planting Party at Newman Farm with Farm Land Trust

JOB: Organic Farm Worker, Nourish Farm, Qualicum Beach, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 17, 2016

Nourish Organic Farm Workers needed to enjoy this qualicum mountain view

Position: Organic Farm Worker Type: Paid Employment on an Organic Farm Organization: Nour-ish Farm Location: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, BC (between Nanaimo & Courtenay) About Nour-ish farm: We are a certified organic farm growing a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, legumes and some berries. Our 14 acre farm is our little sanctuary and we work very hard growing food on about 1.5 acres and currently are building soil to expand our growing areas along with several building projects to continue to develop our farm. We are passionate about what we do and we hope to share our experiences and farm with … Continue reading JOB: Organic Farm Worker, Nourish Farm, Qualicum Beach, BC

SALT & HARROW FARM: Seasoned Producer Takes on New Land

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 17, 2016

Salt & Harrow organic Farm debuts new logo and operations on Vancouver Island BC

Young Agrarians & SOLEfood Co-Founder Launches New Farm on Vancouver Island, BC Salt & Harrow is a 37-acre, certified organic farm. Ten acres are devoted to vegetable production, producing over 50 varieties of vegetables, fruits, legumes and herbs. The Farm sits along French Creek and the historic E & N Railway on Vancouver Island, British Columbia in the Qualicum First Nation Territory. Nestled in the rain shadow of Mount Arrowsmith, the farm receives more sunshine than most other parts of Vancouver Island. This has led many locals to refer to the area as the “banana belt.” Darcy Belsher and Seann Dory founded Salt & Harrow in … Continue reading SALT & HARROW FARM: Seasoned Producer Takes on New Land

LAND: Wild Braid Farm, Cassidy, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 08, 2016 2 Comments

Wild Braid Farm House and Farm Land for Lease in BC

This farm is now for sale. Please click the Facebook post below for more info: DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Private, idyllic, market garden for lease on the aquifer and close to Haslam creek needs another farming individual. The farm  land for rent has a powered workshop, cold frame, and all of the basic equipment to farm: tractor, tiller, irrigation & wash house. The land has perennials, fruit trees, berries and a wooded area. There is room for chickens or sheep. Would suit someone who has previous experience with organic farming either as an intern, farm hand or working from an incubator plot who would … Continue reading LAND: Wild Braid Farm, Cassidy, BC

OCTOBER 2-3: 8th Annual Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference, Tsaxis, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on September 23, 2015

Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference

JOIN the 8th Annual Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference – Hosted by Kwakiutl First Nation & Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities Indigenous Food Network WHEN: October 2nd and 3rd, 2015 WHERE: Tsaxis, BC (Fort Rupert) SCHEDULE OF EVENTS The Kwakiutl First Nation will host the 8th Annual Traditional Foods Conference. On October 2nd and 3rd the Kwakiutl will welcome you to T1 sax̱is – Fort Rupert and, Dła̱ksiwe’ – Cluxewe Campground/Resort. T” sax̱is & Dła̱ ksiwe’ are two of the principle villages of the Kwakiutl Nation since time immemorial. Both are rich in cultural history and food resources of the old people including sacred sites, clam beaches, root gardens, … Continue reading OCTOBER 2-3: 8th Annual Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference, Tsaxis, BC