The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) in Vernon, BC is seeking to hire a temporary accreditation administrator to cover maternity leave for 12-18 months. The Administrator works closely with the COABC Accreditation Board Director. This is a part time position, 28 hours per week, Monday to Thursday. The position will be based out of our Vernon office with a starting wage of $20.00 per hour. ABOUT COABC COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony. COABC views the organic certification system as an effective way to move agricultural production to more sustainable methods. … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Accreditation Administrator
Looking for a farming apprenticeship in the Kootenays? Check out Intentional Peasants in Edgewood, BC! About Intentional Peasants We operate an 80 acre mixed farm nestled in a beautiful mountain valley in the northwest Kootenays, blessed with great soil and plenty of water. We are primarily vegetable growers, with an abundance of veggies through the summer and fall for a small CSA, local farmers markets, restaurants and stores. The focus is on storable root crops, which we continue to sell throughout the winter. We also have a small apple and plum orchard. We have a small herd of cattle that we raise … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: EDGEWOOD, BC – Intentional Peasants
Pilgrims’ Produce near Armstrong and Vernon is looking for a Fruit Worker for the 2019 season! This established certified organic farm is fun, peaceful, inspiring, hard-work and rewarding! ABOUT PILGRIMS’ PRODUCE Pilgrims’ Produce is a 13.7 acre farm nestled below the beautiful Eagle Rock Cliffs, close to Armstrong and Vernon BC. We are a certified organic mixed farm growing a wide variety of vegetables, as well as fruits, berries and nuts. This farm was established in 1991 with big vision and passion, caring for this little piece of land and for the community around us. We use a variety of tools to get jobs done, … Continue reading FARM JOB: ARMSTRONG, BC – Pilgrims’ Produce, Fruit Worker
Pilgrims’ Produce near Armstrong and Vernon is looking for a Market Garden Farm Worker for the 2019 season! This established certified organic farm is fun, peaceful, inspiring, hard-work and rewarding! ABOUT PILGRIMS’ PRODUCE We offer a large variety of vegetables, fruits, berries and nuts mainly to folks in our local community via: Farmer’s Markets, our own CSA box program, U-Pick as well as other local outlets. Just minutes to Vernon and Armstrong at the base of Eagle Rock cliff face we farm 13.7 acres using a few tractors and lots of man (and woman) power. With 6 high tunnel greenhouses along with field crops, orchards … Continue reading FARM JOB: ARMSTRONG, BC – Pilgrims’ Produce, Market Garden Farm Worker
Heather Pritchard will present a talk titled: Row by Row: Recreating the Commons, Organizing Cooperative Access to Land and Food, taking place at Okanagan College, Vernon Cost: Free No registration required. Profitable, sustainable and accessible food systems planning are top of mind for many in our region today. There is increasing interest in exploring how to provide young farmers and other food entrepreneurs access to training, land and infrastructure in order to bolster the local food economy and contribute to the North Okanagan food system. Planning for a farmland trust, an incubator farm, a farmers’ cooperative and a regional agri-food hub … Continue reading April 10: Vernon – Recreating the Commons
Project Information: This is a Job Creation Partnership Project, not regular paid employment. In order to qualify as a participant, you must be EI eligible (current Regular EI claim or past EI claim which ended in the last 60 months, be unemployed and demonstrate a need for current work experience to support your return to sustainable employment). Eligible participants receive an allowance as payment for their work and are expected to continue to seek employment during the project. Project Summary: Patchwork Farms, a small collaborative farm located on the Vernon Okanagan College campus has an opportunity developing and managing a … Continue reading Jobs: Vernon, BC – Patchwork Farms Greenhouse Coordinator
Join Certified Organic Association of BC in Vernon for their next annual conference focusing on Resilience! Sessions on water harvesting and resilient/restorative agriculture are pertinent given extreme temperatures and water shortages in BC this season. There will also be sessions on the certification process, seed saving (beginner and advanced presentations), pest management, stories from trailblazers in the organic community, and so much more. WHEN: Feb. 26 – Feb. 28, 2016 WHERE: Vernon, BC COST: Full Conference $250 – See website for single sessions & student discount PURCHASE TICKETS HERE! Conference Highlights: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vandana Shiva: COABC is thrilled to have Dr. Vandana Shiva, internationally recognized … Continue reading FEB 26-28: 2016 Certified Organic Association of BC Conference, Vernon, BC
IMMEDIATE RELEASE By Kristy Hennings Vernon, BC – The Food Action Society of the North Okanagan is hosting their fourth annual gala fundraiser, Roots ‘n’ Brews, on September 20, 2014 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge. Our team of passionate chefs were inspired by the abundance of the season to create a menu that will thrill the taste buds, while all funds raised will go to support local food initiatives and events. This year’s celebration of local food and food producers will begin with a tasting hour of local spirits from 5 – 6 pm, featuring Okanagan Spirits, Crannóg Ales, … Continue reading Food Action Society’s fourth annual Roots n’ Brews celebrates local food, farmers and chefs!