JOB: Young Agrarians Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 04, 2019

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Young Agrarians BC is hiring a Land Matcher for the Central & Northern B.C. region! Are you a connector? An intuitive networker? That person in your friend group who always has the dirt on hot jobs and cool apartments? Do complete strangers tell you their life story at the drop of a hat? Did you once set up your friends from college, and now they’ve got kids and you gave a speech at their wedding and they send you a thank you card every year? Young Agrarians needs someone with that magic matchmaking quality to connect farmers seeking land with farmland … Continue reading JOB: Young Agrarians Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher

YA Alberta Online Auction Fundraiser

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 04, 2019

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Got the spring farm auction fever? Get your fix and support Young Agrarians Alberta through our 1st ever online auction fundraiser! Agrarians across Alberta are offering up their skills and experiences to put up for bid. The result? An auction lot where you just won’t be able to keep your hands in your pockets. You might just find that very farming skill or activity that you’ve been dreaming about for many seasons! Just wave your digital bidding card! If you always wanted to learn about driving horses, butchering a beef, raising bees or, any number of agrarian farming skills, then this … Continue reading YA Alberta Online Auction Fundraiser

Young Agrarians is growing!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2019

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Young Agrarians is growing! April 1st, 2019 – Young Agrarians (YA), a network for new and young ecological farmers in Canada, is moving from FarmFolk CityFolk to Agrarians Foundation, a Canadian charity. Young Agrarians, established in 2012, is a network for new and young farmers in B.C. that has grown across Canada. YA coordinates educational events from farm tours to two-day farmer “mixers”, a B.C. Business Mentorship Network, the B.C. Land Matching Program, an Alberta apprenticeship program, and an extensive online resource network. Since 2012, YA has hosted 222 events with more than 10,000 participants, representing 4,750 farmer volunteer hours. … Continue reading Young Agrarians is growing!

Kootenays, BC: Biodynamic Seed Collection for Sale

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2019

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Seeking an aspiring organic/biodynamic grower/seedmeister to carry on the stewardship of a biodynamic seed collection from Aurora Farm, the first commercial BD heirloom seed company in North America. These seeds were cultivated in accordance with Biodynamic principles allowing life forces to give rise to nutrient dense crops with many varieties grown out for 30 years. They were cultivated on a hilltop in the Kootenay River Valley that was particularly suitable for seed production and Demeter and Organically Certified. Aurora Farm concurrently hosted a biodynamic apprenticeship training program from the early 90’s until the early 2000’s. Seed harvesting screens (6) and … Continue reading Kootenays, BC: Biodynamic Seed Collection for Sale

What is Bullying and Harassment? – AgSafe

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2019

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Bullying and harassment in the workplace is considered to be a vital part of a company’s health and safety program. These issues pose a potentially very serious risk to the mental and physical health, well-being, and safety of workers in agriculture. To help employers and workers address this issue AgSafeBC has produced an informational video titled, “What is Bullying and Harassment”. The short video, available in English and Spanish languages, explains what behaviours indicate bullying or harassment is occurring and how to address the situation. It also explains what actions are reasonable workplace communication and management protocols and not considered bullying … Continue reading What is Bullying and Harassment? – AgSafe

2019 South Coastal BC Compost Guide -SPEC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 16, 2019

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South Coastal BC Compost Guide Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) has released a fantastic compost guide, updated for 2019. It contains information on identifying quality compost, how much to apply, and where to buy in the Lower Mainland. We hope this is helpful resource as you plan your farm amendments this season! Download the Compost Guide here: What is this Compost Guide about? This publication is an updated version of the 2018 ‘Composts for Farm Use Survey’ SPEC document created with the purpose of pursuing the issues relevant to the evaluation of local composts for farm use. For more in-depth … Continue reading 2019 South Coastal BC Compost Guide -SPEC

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Assistant Farm Manager, Sole Food Street Farms

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 16, 2019

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Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver, BC is hiring an Assistant Farm Manager! About Sole Food Street Farms Sole Food Street Farms is an urban farm located in the City of Vancouver.  We grow out of boxes placed on vacant urban land, totalling approximately 3 acres of growing space and are production driven.  We grow a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs, including mediterranean fruits from our orchard.  We use sustainable farming practices and farm almost entirely using hand tools.  Peak season, we sell at three farmers markets, approximately 60 restaurants and a 50 member CSA. Sole Food Street Farms is … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Assistant Farm Manager, Sole Food Street Farms

LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF-GRID WEST COAST HOMESTEAD WITH CO-OWNERSHIP POTENTIAL – BAMFIELD, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 15, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND We are Jan and Nelson Meadows. We have been stewarding this 40-acre property 13 kms outside of Bamfield for the past 13 years. We have built a productive organic garden, multiple alternative energy sources, buildings and a self-sufficient way of life – we love eating fresh, organic food from the gardens nearly year-round, hosting WWOOFERs from all over the world, and sharing the knowledge we have gained in living this lifestyle. The property was clear cut about 30 years ago. The forest is now growing back with natural regeneration that includes all the native plant species. Our hope is to help nurture … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF-GRID WEST COAST HOMESTEAD WITH CO-OWNERSHIP POTENTIAL – BAMFIELD, BC

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Accreditation Administrator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 15, 2019

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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

FARM JOB: EDMONTON – Northlands Urban Farm, Education Coordinator

Posted by Erika Heiberg on April 14, 2019

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Northlands Urban Farm in Edmonton, AB is recruiting a summer student to work May through August. A young person whose interests and experience include both urban agriculture and education would be ideal! Working as a member of the Agriculture team, the Urban Farm Education Coordinator will work primarily at the Northlands Urban Farm where you will engage hundreds of visitors in several environmentally beneficial activities related to urban agriculture. With its gardens, chickens, and beehives, Northlands Urban Farm serves as an urban farm and an agriculture learning centre. JOB DESCRIPTION Facilitating tours at the urban farm for school groups and … Continue reading FARM JOB: EDMONTON – Northlands Urban Farm, Education Coordinator

Land Opportunity: 1 acre available for Market Garden – Coldstream, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 11, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND This plot of land located in the heart of beautiful Coldstream, B.C. is just under an acre and would be ideal for a small scale market garden. It has a long history of agricultural use, as it was originally a part of Coldstream Ranch, however it has been fallow for many years.  The soil is healthy, the plot gets full sun and there is an irrigation hookup available.  There is the possibility of storage/cooler space in the barn. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The land owners would like to see the property used to grow food with organic practices.  The … Continue reading Land Opportunity: 1 acre available for Market Garden – Coldstream, B.C

FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER – Sky Harvest, Microgreen Shift Supervisor & Bike Delivery/Farm Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 11, 2019

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Sky Harvest is seeking a Shift Supervisor & Bike Delivery & Microgreen Farm Assistant for their certified organic microgreen farm in Vancouver, BC Sky Harvest is looking for candidates with a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, interested in joining their team of dedicated employees and volunteers whose unique talents shape Sky Harvest’s development. ABOUT SKY HARVEST Sky Harvest is Canada’s first certified organic, urban farm. Our work transforms the urban landscape, improves access to healthy produce and provides a place of community, education and work for local residents. Our current focus is growing microgreens and delivering them by bicycle to Vancouver’s top chefs … Continue reading FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER – Sky Harvest, Microgreen Shift Supervisor & Bike Delivery/Farm Assistant