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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Register Here Join Vancouver Urban Farming Society this Saturday at UBC Farm – lets mix it up! **PLEASE BRING TOOLS TO EAT WITH: CUP, MUG, PLATE/BOWL, AND CUTLERY** 10 -10:30 | Breakfast 10:30 – 12:30 | Opening Circle & Networking, Intern Enrichment Program Idea Jam Along with some facilitated networking courtesy of our friends at the Young Agrarians, we will be having an idea jam to shape this year’s pilot Intern Enrichment Program. The Intern Enrichment Program came out of a need identified in our consultation with urban farmers for additional opportunities for urban farm interns on the various operations throughout … Continue reading May 10 – Metro Van Urban Farm Mixer!
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 As part of our on-going farm tour and potluck series, join Vancouver Urban Farming Society and Young Agrarians for a tour hosted by Southlands Heritage Farm – a community farm home to horses, sheep, chickens, bees and more! Jordan Maynard will give us a tour and share the history of the area and hopes for the farm into the future. Come on down and mingle with farmers, garden-geeks and food lovers from around the Lower Mainland. We’ll introduce ourselves, look around the farm, and eat together. After the sun goes down we’ll snuggle up for some fire time. Please bring … Continue reading Southlands Heritage Farm Mixer!