MARCH 2-3, 2019: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

Posted by Lilli Klamke on February 12, 2019

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The second Young Agrarians Farmer Mixer in the Peace Country is coming up! If you are a farmer, passionate food lover, grower, or a farm dreamer, join us! These two days will be filled with networking, skill sharing, and farm inspiration to help you grow your own farm business and farm story. When: Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3, 2019 Where:  Camp Tamarack located south of Grande Prairie. Follow Highway 40 south, turn east onto secondary Highway 668, turn south onto Range Road 62 and you will find the camp on your left side. Find it on Google Maps. Cost: $75 + … Continue reading MARCH 2-3, 2019: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

EVENT RECAP: Columbia Basin Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 18, 2019

Paul Kelly shows the group a financial planning spreadsheet for their farm businesses

On February 2nd, 2019, 16 farmers with a range of experience levels came together at Vallican Whole Community Center for a Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop. The workshop was prepared and given by Paul Kelly from the Community Futures Central Kootenay Self Employment Program. Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Business and Entrepreneurship. He has managed large retail food operations including the Kootenay Co-op, production and processing at Fieldstone organic granary, and operated a local biofuel and feed commodity business out of Winlaw. Paul began his presentation by setting the regional labour market context. December 2018 saw the lowest … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Columbia Basin Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop

FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Field House Farms, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 13, 2019

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Field House Farms in Abbotsford, BC is seeking a farm hand for the 2019 season. About Field House Farms After a challenging yet successful 2018 season on multiple farm properties, we are excited to be moving onto ONE farm location starting winter 2018! This property is 5 acres, and located 12 minutes down the road from our tasting room in Abbotsford BC. We are looking for a passionate person to join our team and work with our Lead Farmer. The ideal candidate would be able to start with us by April 1st. The farmhand will be working closely with our lead … Continue reading FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Field House Farms, Farm Hand

Feb 28, 2019: SAANICH, BC: Farmer2Farmer Gathering

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 12, 2019

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Farmer2Farmer is an annual event for farmers and growers of the capital region. This gathering is an opportunity for networking, community building, and capacity building. When: February 28, 2019, 11am-5pm Where: Saanich Fairgrounds 1436 Stellys Cross Rd, Brentwood Bay Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/farmer-2-farmer-2019-tickets-55090583418 Learn More: http://farmer2farmer.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2210907435903348/ Program Thursday, February 28th 11am – Climate Projections and Regional Adaptation Strategies 11:45 – Farmer Roundtables 12:30 – Local Lunch 1:30 – New Entrants and New Thinking about Climate 2:15 – Concurrent Workshops 4:30 – Closing   Session Information Climate Projections and Regional Adaptation Strategies An overview of local climate projections and an introduction to the regional adaptation strategy work of the BC … Continue reading Feb 28, 2019: SAANICH, BC: Farmer2Farmer Gathering

YA Apprenticeship: Reflections from Nature’s Way Farm, Grimshaw AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 12, 2019

Angelo Modolo working with leafcutter bees at Nature's Way Farm, Grimshaw Alberta

First of all, I have to thank Young Agrarians for asking me to share my story. I truly believe in what they are doing and if the world is still a nice place to live, then it is because there are people like them. My journey in Canada, and precisely in the Peace Country started on March 4th, 2017. After I became an agronomist I felt empty, without any goals, and everything around me looked too complicated and overwhelming to find my way. At that point I thought, “Ok Angelo, it’s time to take the risk and see how others … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Reflections from Nature’s Way Farm, Grimshaw AB

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – LifeCycles Project, Welland Orchard Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 08, 2019

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The Welland Community Orchard in Victoria, BC is seeking a part time Orchard Coordinator for maintenance and community engagement. About the Welland Community Orchard The Welland Legacy Park houses a community orchard that is among the largest & most diverse in Canada. Together with the Town of View Royal and dozens of volunteers, LifeCycles is working to create a new model of public park stewardship, protecting and nurturing this local treasure. The park was once the backyard of Rex Welland, a well known local conservationist. For over twenty years Rex transformed his yard into a mixed orchard featuring more than 150 … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – LifeCycles Project, Welland Orchard Coordinator

FARM JOB: TSAWWASSEN, BC – Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at KPU, Organic Ag Research Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 08, 2019

The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Organic Agriculture Research Assistant- Soil & Plant Sciences.  ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) is a research and extension unit at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)– Richmond campus. Through our integrated program of applied research, extension programming, and community engagement, we investigate and support regional food systems as a key element of sustainable communities. We focus predominantly on British Columbia but also extend our programming to other regions. Organic Agriculture Research The ISFS is involved … Continue reading FARM JOB: TSAWWASSEN, BC – Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at KPU, Organic Ag Research Assistant

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Nelson Park Community Garden, Maintenance Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 07, 2019

nelson park community garden

The Nelson Park Community Garden in Vancouver, BC is seeking a part time Community Garden Maintenance Assistant for the 2019 season. About The Nelson Park Community Garden The Nelson Park Community Garden Association is a Non-Profit Community Garden located in Nelson Park in Vancouver’s West End. We are made up of 83 Garden Plots individually maintained by members of the neighborhood, and two small communal show gardens. This park is also the home to Mole Hill and the West End Farmer’s Market.  This year for the first time, in an effort to maintain the common areas of the garden, we are … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Nelson Park Community Garden, Maintenance Assistant

APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Stein Mountain Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 07, 2019

Stein Mountain Farm

Stein Mountain Farm in Lytton, BC is seeking an apprentice for the 2019 season!  About Stein Mountain Farm We are located in the Fraser Canyon in a beautiful , natural, off grid setting. We have been farming organically since 1985. We are a family farm working together to grow quality produce for the Vancouver markets. We grow heirloom tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onions, eggplants, cucumbers, carrots, beets, squash, basil, melons. We have 60 varieties of heirloom apples. We grow cherries, plums, pears, apricots. We use a tractor and tiller for cultivation and bed making, and rely on hand weeding, hoeing, wheel hoe for … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Stein Mountain Farm

APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Sapo Bravo Organics

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 07, 2019

Sapo Bravo Organics

Sapo Bravo Organics in Lytton, BC is seeking an apprentice for the 2019 season!  About Sapo Bravo Organics This 5 acre certified organic farm is off-grid, on the side of a mountain, 12 miles down a dirt logging road from the town of Lytton, BC. Half of the farm is orchard, producing cherries, peaches, apricots, plums, apples and pears. The other half is ground crops, all heat lovers. Tomatoes, eggplants, hot peppers, heirloom melons, winter and summer squash, celeriac, basil, onions, cardoon, fennel, radicchio and a field of flowers. Very minimal machinery is used – only a small tractor for tilling the fields, building … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Sapo Bravo Organics