Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

JAN 20, 2019: VICTORIA, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

Posted by Michi Hunter on December 07, 2018

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Join us for a workshop with the legendary Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm, on preventing burnout and increasing farm profits with less waste and work. Ben has inspired thousands to increase efficiency and profitability on their farms, and now he’s coming to BC to share his knowledge! Ben and his wife earn a comfortable living from 1/2 acre of cultivated land working less than 35 hours per week. All kinds of farms can benefit from these lean principles, not just market gardens! WHEN: Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 1:00-6:00 PM WHERE:  Coast Salish Territory – Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street, … Continue reading JAN 20, 2019: VICTORIA, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

NOV 24: LAND LINK – COBBLE HILL, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 19, 2018 1 Comment

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VANCOUVER ISLAND – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP & COMMUNITY POTLUCK Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 Location: Cobble Hill Farmers Institute Hall – 3550 Watson Ave, Cobble Hill, BC, V0R 1L3 Quw’utsun Territory Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! 1 pm – 6 pm Land Linking Workshop Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program, Expert Panel, & more! WANT LAND? GOT LAND? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We want you! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. … Continue reading NOV 24: LAND LINK – COBBLE HILL, BC

FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 14, 2018

Parry Bay Sheep Farm

Parry Bay Sheep Farm near Victoria, BC, is seeking a farm worker with the opportunity to progress to farm manager! This is a long term opportunity, available now. ABOUT PARRY BAY SHEEP FARM We produce lambs, hay, some grain and meat birds. We operate on multiple properties of leased land in the Victoria area. We operate a slaughterhouse for lambs, do a meat box, go to a farmers market and have a farm store. We wholesale to butcher shops and restaurants. We partner in a lot of these operations with a farm that grows pigs. We are not an organic … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: LAKESIDE ACREAGE FOR LEASE, YELLOW POINT BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 10, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND The land is a beautiful 45 acres of mixed forest and fields on Quenell Lake in Yellow Point. The owner currently conducts an active agro-forestry operation (Christmas trees, hay, foliage and fruit), but would like to maximize the potential of the land and make growing space available to a new farmer. There is an existing well, rain water collection systems, and water rights to the lake for irrigation. There is future potential for the farmer to live on the land. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY There is a small deer fenced garden to begin production, and up to 6 … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: LAKESIDE ACREAGE FOR LEASE, YELLOW POINT BC

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

Posted by Moss Dance on August 07, 2018

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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

FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Glenora Farm Biodynamic Farm Manager

Posted by Moss Dance on July 30, 2018

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Interested in diversified farming, and community living on Vancouver Island? Glenora Farm is seeking a farm manager immediately for their 97 acre mixed Biodynamic farm. About Glenora Farm Glenora Farm is 97 acre mixed Biodynamic farm on mostly sandy loam soils, consisting of 35 acres of pasture and hay fields, a herd of East Friesen milking sheep, a herd of Dexter beef cattle, a 3 acre intensive mixed vegetable and perennial berry garden, 2 hoophouses, large compost facility, a large herb garden, and an extensive onsite workshop program which adds value to the garden produce through processing agricultural products for … Continue reading FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Glenora Farm Biodynamic Farm Manager

SEPT 29: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Movie Night & Harvest Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on July 27, 2018 4 Comments

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Harvest time on the farm… what could be more beautiful? Join us at Amara Farm on Saturday, September 29 for a movie night in the greenhouse, and a fabulous harvest potluck! In partnership with World Community Film Festival Courtenay we’ll be screening Grow! A film about young farmers in the Southern U.S. WHEN: Sept 29, 2018 from 5-9:30PM 5:00PM Farm Tour 6:00PM Potluck 7:30PM (ish) Movie Night! WHERE: Amara Farm, 2641 Kirby Rd, Courtenay, BC SHARE: Planning on joining us? Please invite your friends and share our Facebook event! The evening will be hosted in the greenhouse, so please dress warmly, and remember to bring … Continue reading SEPT 29: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Movie Night & Harvest Potluck

APPRENTICESHIP: COURTENAY, BC – Lost Savanna Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on July 18, 2018

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Are you interested to learn about organic pasture raised meat production? Lost Savanna Farm is looking for an apprentice to join our team starting immediately until the end of October. ABOUT LOST SAVANNA FARM Our 73 acre Certified Organic, Certified Demeter farm is devoted to raising animals on pasture to produce the highest quality meat (chicken, pork and beef) and eggs. We sell our meat primarily through a 60 member monthly meat CSA and at the farmers market on Saturdays. The farm is a diverse mix of pasture, silvopasture, forest, permaculture orchard, household garden, ponds and wetlands. We are not … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: COURTENAY, BC – Lost Savanna Farm

Business Mentorship Network – Toadstools & Handtools Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on April 27, 2018

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Michael-Anthony and Jessica farm in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island and operate Toadstools and Handtools Farm. We grow a variety of organically certified vegetables, herbs, and gourmet mushrooms. We are in our second season on newly rented land with an edited lease agreement that we pulled from the Young Agrarians website. Our passion is restorative agriculture. We aim to produce a nutrient dense vegetarian diet using low-impact hand tools, although Michael-Anthony would love to have a front-loader to move compost, and with carbon-sequestering farming practices, such as true no-till farming. We have incorporated fungi into the design of the … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Toadstools & Handtools Farm

Business Mentorship Network – Elemental Farms

Posted by Kristen Nammour on April 22, 2018

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Name? Kevin Allen Where do you farm? Elemental Farm in Saanich, BC What do you farm? Mixed vegetables What type of business structure is your farm? Sole proprietorship What is your land tenure? I have a lease arrangement for 4-years at Haliburton Farm, an incubator project of the Capitol Regional District. I’ll have a maximum term of 8 years and have access to shared tools,  infrastructure, and markets to help me establish my farm business.  What inspired you to get into farming? To do meaningful work that is connected to our environment and community. Why did you apply for business mentorship? I’m a … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Elemental Farms