Tag Archives: Vancouver Urban Farming Society

JULY 9: VANCOUVER, BC – Integrated Pest Management Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on June 16, 2017

Integrated Pest Management Workshop

Integrated Pest Management Workshop | Presented by Vancouver Urban Farming Society & Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) July 9th, 2017  |  1:00 to 2:30 pm  |  Fresh Roots Urban Farm, Vancouver  |  $10 Explore pests on the farm and get practical tips on improving your pest management! Kiara Jack of E.S. Cropconsult will lead an in-field lesson on common pests, the importance of plant diversity, and organic pest control options. Participants will get hands-on experience with identifying garden insects and diseases and monitoring techniques. Location We’ll be using one of the Fresh Roots Urban Farm locations in Vancouver as our … Continue reading JULY 9: VANCOUVER, BC – Integrated Pest Management Workshop

JULY 2: VANCOUVER, BC – Body Mechanics for Farmers Workshop

Posted by Moss Dance on June 14, 2017

Body Mechanics for Farmers

Body Mechanics for Farmers Workshop – Presented by Vancouver Urban Farming Society July 2nd, 2017  |  2:00 to 4:00 pm  |  Strathcona Park, Vancouver  |  $10 As a farmer, your body is your most important tool! It is a body that has an indispensable task, to work the land and bring food to the community, family and self. Join physiotherapist Nam Do for a class on proper body mechanics, tool use, and avoiding injury to keep you and your body farming with pleasure for a long time. This workshop is open to all. Location We’ll be meeting at the entrance … Continue reading JULY 2: VANCOUVER, BC – Body Mechanics for Farmers Workshop

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

Sept 17: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Practicum Open House + YA/VUFS Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on September 08, 2016

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The 2017 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture – APPLY NOW!   OPEN HOUSE, Sept 17th, and YA/VUFS potluck in evening. Don’t miss this fantastic farm event! **Come to our OPEN HOUSE, Sept 17th – UBC Farm – to learn more and meet current practicum students and staff (see details below)**   Have you ever dreamed of having your own small farm, a small cottage, fresh eggs from your chickens, growing, healthy organic vegetables and fruits?  If so, then maybe it’s time to stop dreaming, and take action!  Make your dream a reality by enrolling in the 2017 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable … Continue reading Sept 17: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Practicum Open House + YA/VUFS Potluck

6th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum, AGM & Social

Posted by Sara Dent on November 05, 2015

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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

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

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

CSA Talk Shop – Vancouver Urban Farming Society

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 09, 2015

VUFS CSA Talk Shop

The Vancouver Urban Farming Society is hosting a CSA Talk Shop on March 18. Are you starting your first CSA operation? Or maybe you want to improve your CSA management? Gain new customers? Improve efficiency? This CSA “talk shop” is an opportunity for urban farmers, new and established, to come together to talk about CSAs. Share your best practices, worst mistakes, and learn from others. Network, learn, share, and have fun! Discussion will be facilitated, but participants will be encouraged to lead the conversation in directions that are helpful for them. You will leave with ideas on how to improve your … Continue reading CSA Talk Shop – Vancouver Urban Farming Society

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

September 13: Zaklan Heritage Farm 3rd Annual Harvest Festival, Surrey, BC

Posted by Sara Dent on August 08, 2014

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We’re so excited for the third annual Harvest Festival at Zaklan Heritage Farm! Young Agrarians and friends, join us for a fabulous night of networking, eating and dancing. Our hosts Doug Zaklan and Gemma McNeill are young farmers in their third year of production on this family-owned farm. This year they have increased production and offer eggs, flowers, fruit, veggies and honey to their customers. Zaklan Heritage Farm is a fantastic example of growing and managing the land ecologically for optimum health and fertility. Date: Saturday, September 13th Times: 5pm Farm Tour, 6pm Potluck, Music 8pm Address: 13278 84th Avenue, … Continue reading September 13: Zaklan Heritage Farm 3rd Annual Harvest Festival, Surrey, BC