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Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair – Call for Presenters & Vendors

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 09, 2019

Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair

A day of presentations, vendors, food & inspiration regarding Earth conscious, self-reliant living. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.  We are eager to recruit presenters and vendors for the 4th Annual Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair. The Fair will be taking place on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at the Hub at Cowichan Station. Presentations will be 45 minutes in length, and we are looking for topics related to the intention of the Homesteading Fair, ‘ Fostering Earth conscious, self-reliant living’. We have had amazing presentations over the past 3 years, and look forward to continuing to share inspiration and education! There … Continue reading Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair – Call for Presenters & Vendors

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Longview Farms, Head Grower

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 09, 2019

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Longview Farms in Saanich, BC (near Victoria, Vancouver Island) is seeking a Head Grower! About Longview Farms Longview Farms is a progressive grower and shipper of a wide variety of Certified Organic fruit and vegetable crops as well as conventional fresh-cut daffodils, daffodil bulbs, pumpkins, hay and grain. We are the largest Certified Organic farm on Vancouver Island and our produce, flowers and bulbs can be found in several local retail stores throughout Vancouver Island and the mainland. Our farm is in the municipality of Central Saanich on Southern Vancouver Island which is on the West Coast of British Columbia. … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Longview Farms, Head Grower

Update from Southern Vancouver Island: Regional Food and Farmland Trust

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 04, 2019 2 Comments

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An update from the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiative Roundtable (CRFAIR) This spring the Capital Regional District (CRD) completed a Foodlands Access Program Feasibility Study (‘the Study’), the completion of which was recommended in the Regional Food and Agriculture Strategy. The purpose of the Study was to determine the best way to increase farmers’ access to land in the CRD. With input from new and established farmers, non-profits, existing incubator farm programs, local farmland trusts and local/provincial government representatives, the Study examined seven land access tools. One strategy is to create a local government supported, Regional Food and Farmland … Continue reading Update from Southern Vancouver Island: Regional Food and Farmland Trust

AUG 11, 2019: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Manna Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 02, 2019

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Join us at Manna Farm in Duncan (Vancouver Island), BC for our first Vancouver Island Land Social with a farm tour, potluck social, and discussion on farming on leased land! Come get inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! The South Island offers many exciting land opportunities – including Manna Farm, which is looking for a new farmer starting in the 2020 season though the B.C. Land Matching Program. Farmer Elia has built up a hugely productive and diversified farm in the 4 years she has been on these 22 acres, and we are lucky to be able to … Continue reading AUG 11, 2019: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Manna Farm

JULY 14, 2019: MERVILLE, BC – Farm Tour, Potluck, Weeding Party & Co-op Discussion with Tendergreens Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 06, 2019

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Join us at Tendergreens Farm in Merville, BC (Vancouver Island) for a farm tour, weeding party, discussion on co-operatives, and potluck social! Come out to beautiful “Deep Merville” and get a tour of Tendergreens Farm, one of the four farms that make up Merville Organics Growers’ Cooperative.  Jay will talk about adventures in starting up a low-budget farm from a field of grass, farming on leased land, transitioning to certified organic, and farming solo.  We’ll do a bit of social weeding to chat and meet new people (and help Jay get on top of those weeds!) and then sit down for a … Continue reading JULY 14, 2019: MERVILLE, BC – Farm Tour, Potluck, Weeding Party & Co-op Discussion with Tendergreens Farm

FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2019

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Pender Island Community Hall, on Pender  Island, BC, is seeking a Farm Program Coordinator for the 2019 summer season! About Pender Island Community Hall The Pender Islands Community Hall is a 7000 square foot, two storey building. The gambrel-roof gives it the appearance of a modified barn, so that the Hall fits the rural landscape of the island. The Hall sits on a 3 acre parcel of land between three farms and a unique coast pine-forest. Pender Island Recreation and Agricultural Hall Association’s (“PIRAHA“) Purpose: To Assist, Develop and Foster Community Spirit. To Promote Agricultural Endeavours of all kinds. To Promote Educational, Cultural, … Continue reading FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator

FILLED ~ FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Sweet Acres Farm, Part Time Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 03, 2019

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This position has been filled as of June 13, 2019. View other farm jobs and apprenticeships here.  Sweet Acres Farm near Victoria, BC, is seeking a Part Time Farm Hand for the 2019 season! About Sweet Acres Farm Sweet Acres Farm is a small and diversified mixed vegetable farm located on leased land at Lohbrunner Community Farm. We grow 40 plus different high quality veggies and herbs on about 1 acre primarily with the use of a walk behind tractor, hand tools, and good old hard work! We sell through a diverse number of markets including 2 farmers markets, a local grocery … Continue reading FILLED ~ FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Sweet Acres Farm, Part Time Farm Hand

JOB: COBBLE HILL, BC – Farmers’ Market Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 28, 2019

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The Cobble Hill Farmers’ Market on Vancouver Island, BC is seeking a Farmers’ Market Manager for the 2019 season! They are looking for an outgoing, organized and committed person to take on the role of 2019 Market Manager. This is a contract position from the beginning of June 2019 until the end of Sept 2019 that will pay $800 per month based on 10-13hrs per week. About Cobble Hill Farmers’ Market   The Cobble Hill Farmers Market (CHFM) opens June 6th and runs every Thursday evening from 5:00pm to 8:30 pm until September 26th at the Cobble Hill Hall grounds. Cobble Hill Farmers’ … Continue reading JOB: COBBLE HILL, BC – Farmers’ Market Manager

JUNE 23, 2019: LANGFORD, BC – Farm Tour, Work Party, Potluck & Co-op Discussion at Lohbrunner Community Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 16, 2019

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Join us at Lohbrunner Community Farm in Langford (near Victoria), BC for a farm tour, fence care work party, discussion on cooperatives, and potluck social! Come out to and join members of the Lohbrunner Community Farm Cooperative here at our farm to get a taste of what it’s like to farm as part of cooperative! We will share the details of our unique land stewarding situation here and the unique way of farming that goes with it. There will be farmers who run commercial market gardens at Lohbrunner, as well as founding Coop members to talk about many aspects of getting … Continue reading JUNE 23, 2019: LANGFORD, BC – Farm Tour, Work Party, Potluck & Co-op Discussion at Lohbrunner Community Farm

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Northstar Organics, Blueberry Harvester

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 13, 2019

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Northstar Organics in Victoria, BC is hiring a Blueberry Harvester for the 2019 season! About Northstar Organics Northstar Organics grows certified organic and transitional-to-organic fruit and vegetables on our 10 acre farm in Central Saanich.  We specialize in greenhouse vegetables; tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and cucumbers as well as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, and year-around greens such as kale, chard, and fresh salad mixes. We sell at farmers markets in Victoria, wholesale to restaurants and grocery stores, and sell directly to customers. We’re committed to farming organically and sustainably for a healthier, happier community. Our food is safe and nutritious; grown without harmful pesticides … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Northstar Organics, Blueberry Harvester