Celebrating Black History Month: 8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 18, 2020

8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

Photo via Grist As an organization that works to increase access to land for new and young farmers, we deeply acknowledge the racism and inequality within our food systems. Farming in North America takes place on the stolen lands of Indigenous peoples, and is built on the enslavement and exploitation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC). Check out the documentaries We Are the Roots and Secret Alberta: The Former Life of Amber Valley to learn more. For agriculture to be truly regenerative, as a society, we must address the embedded racism that permeates our communities and institutions. Major contributions … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month: 8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

JOB: Food Secure Canada: ANTICIPATORY STAFFING: PROGRAM MANAGER AND FOCAL POINT FOR EQUITABLE ACCESS TO HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE FOOD

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 03, 2021

Food Secure Canada is seeking an experienced Program Manager to oversee a collective process to identify, analyse and document food systems approaches and innovations towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals(link is external), by influencing Canadian food policy. The manager will be both the focal point for the action area ‘Equitable access to healthy, sustainable food’, and will help coordinate the work of two other focal points leading action areas on ‘Healthy school food’ and ‘Indigenous food sovereignty’, including ensuring rigorous quarterly reporting to the funder. We are looking for a candidate who combines management experience with a deep commitment and … Continue reading JOB: Food Secure Canada: ANTICIPATORY STAFFING: PROGRAM MANAGER AND FOCAL POINT FOR EQUITABLE ACCESS TO HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE FOOD

FARM JOB: Langdon, AB – Winter’s Turkeys, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 03, 2021

Winter’s Turkeys in Langdon, AB is seeking a Farm Hand! ABOUT Winter’s Turkeys Winter’s Turkeys has been raising free range and organic turkeys since 1958. We are looking for an enthusiastic employee to work with us during the brooding season from May to September. Our farm is 20 min east of Calgary on Highway 22x. Prospective employees will need to have reliable transportation to work. Employees will learn how to operate tractors, feed and care for turkeys as well as be involved in daily farm life – maintenance of buildings and fences, yard work, gardening and much more. Our farm … Continue reading FARM JOB: Langdon, AB – Winter’s Turkeys, Farm Hand

FARM JOB: COMOX VALLEY, BC – Good Earth Farms, Farm Helper

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 03, 2021

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Good Earth Farms in the Comox Valley (near Courtenay & Campbell River, B.C.) is seeking a Farm Helper! ABOUT Good Earth Farms We are a small, certified organic seed farm located in Black Creek, Comox Valley B.C. We produce high quality open pollinated seed. We have been saving seed since 2001 and got our own farm in 2004. We sell through an on-line store, various retail outlets, Seed Saturdays and the Comox Valley Farmers Market. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun, and inclusive work environment. We are on a bus line from Courtenay and Campbell River. We are … Continue reading FARM JOB: COMOX VALLEY, BC – Good Earth Farms, Farm Helper

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land share on organic farm in development in Slocan Park

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 01, 2021

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This farming opportunity in development is located in Slocan Park, a small community of just over 120 households nestled in the Slocan Valley about 30 minutes from Nelson, BC. The landowners have just purchased this property and keen to make some land available. Sunlight hours can be limited in winter months and somewhat shorter in this part of the valley in the summer than other growing areas because … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land share on organic farm in development in Slocan Park

FARM JOB: Mara, BC – Wild Flight Farm, Greenhouse Lead

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 01, 2021

Wild Flight Farm job

Wild Flight Farm in Mara, British Columbia is seeking a Greenhouse Lead! ABOUT Wild Flight Farm Wild Flight Farm is a 24-acre certified organic mixed vegetable farm in Mara, BC that has grown into a successful business over the past 25 years. This firmly-established family farm has a strong following at year-round farmer’s markets in the communities of Salmon Arm and Revelstoke. Produce is also shipped weekly to organic home delivery services in Kelowna and Vernon. Over the years the farm has developed to include 13 high tunnels and a large heated house for seedling production. We grow all our … Continue reading FARM JOB: Mara, BC – Wild Flight Farm, Greenhouse Lead

JOB: Vancouver, BC – AVA Technologies Inc. Plant Science Data Analyst

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 01, 2021

AVA Technologies Inc. in Vancouver, BC is seeking a Plant Science Data Analyst! ABOUT AVA Technologies Inc. Who Are We? AVA Technologies Inc. is a consumer brand passionate about helping reconnect the world back to their food. We invented AVA Byte, the world’s smartest indoor garden, designed for connected consumers who want to unlock their green thumbs. We are a young company looking to grow our AVA Family – are you ready to grow? Our Why: At AVA, we believe the world needs to grow more plants to appreciate nature and decrease their footprints. Our Mission: Empower anyone, anywhere to … Continue reading JOB: Vancouver, BC – AVA Technologies Inc. Plant Science Data Analyst

MAR 3-31 2021: Manitoba Horticulture School March 2021 Webinar Series

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on March 01, 2021

Horticulture School March 2021 Webinar Series The first webinar in the Horticulture School March 2021 Webinar Series will be held on: Wednesday March 3rd at 1:00 PM. The topic will be “Sweet Corn Production Part One – Planning for Sweet Corn Production & Beginning to Implement Your Plan”. After this first webinar, the Horticulture School Webinars Series will continue on every Wednesday in March; ·March 10th @ 1:00 PM: Sweet Corn Production Part Two – Completing the Implementation of Your Plan along with Harvesting, Marketing & Residue Management ·March 17th @ 1:00 PM: Passive Solar Greenhouses ·March 24th @ 1:00 PM: Hydroponic Cultivation … Continue reading MAR 3-31 2021: Manitoba Horticulture School March 2021 Webinar Series

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora & Fungi Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 01, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! JJ White is the farmer at Flora & Fungi Farm, and he is mentored by Andrew Rushmere of Glenora Farm. Where do you farm? I am … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora & Fungi Farm

FARM JOB: Surrey, BC – Rondriso Farms, Rondriso Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 26, 2021

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Rondriso Farms in Surrey, BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2021 season! ABOUT Rondriso Farms Our farm is located 5 minutes off Hwy #1, exit 53 in North Surrey just 30-45 min drive from Vancouver. We are a second generation Canadian family farm that includes cattle, eggs, hay, a variety of vegetables and a pumpkin patch. All our products are sold through our farmgate General Store where we also distribute our Localicious Produce Box. Our farming practices are rooted in sustainability, tradition, and growing good clean food for good health. Community values are essential to the farms way … Continue reading FARM JOB: Surrey, BC – Rondriso Farms, Rondriso Farm Hand

MAR 4-24, 2021: SPEC Small Farm Sessions

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 26, 2021

SPEC Small Farm Session Poster 2021

The SPEC Small Farm Sessions are back for 2021 in a virtual format! 🐞🍃🌾 This March they are offering 3 interactive online sessions that they promise will not be your average zoom presentations! Register for 1 or all 3 – March 4, 8, and 24, from 10 am – 11:30 am for $5 – $10. These 1.5 hour sessions will give you a chance to ask experts specific questions, and receive advice on common challenges faced by farmers in Metro and the Fraser Valley. Session topics include sustainable soil management, integrated pest management and restoring degraded soils. You will also … Continue reading MAR 4-24, 2021: SPEC Small Farm Sessions