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Growing Resistance in Ottawa and other upcoming events

Posted by Alex on October 23, 2013

NFU Youth potluck at Waldegrave Farm, NS

Hey Young Agrarians, Hope you have all had a great growing season. Please check out the upcoming events listed below (note they are all happening in Ontario/Quebec, one is a webcast) and share with anyone you think may be interested. The National Farmers Union and Food Secure Canada both really encourage participation of young farmers/food system activists in their organizations and at their events.  You can connect with the Food Secure Canada Youth (30 and under) Caucus through the new FSC website and with the National Farmers Union Youth (35 and under) Caucus by contacting Cammie (cammie@waldegrave.org) or Alex (alexchisholmfletcher@gmail.com). … Continue reading Growing Resistance in Ottawa and other upcoming events

The NFU and The Nouveau Youth of Canadian Agriculture

Posted by Alex on January 08, 2013 1 Comment

Cammie Harbottle, NFU Youth President, trellising Eggplant at Waldegrave Farm, Tatamagouche, NS.

A few years ago my partner and I started a small market garden, Wind Whipped Farm, on Southern Vancouver Island. Like many new farmers, we didn’t come from farming backgrounds, didn’t have much money and had only a few years experience working on a farm. Critically, we had support from other farmers in our community who shared their time, knowledge, equipment, and manure.  They helped us get started and encouraged us to keep going.  Our experience made us realize how crucial it is to be part of a community of farmers: to learn from each other, to help each other … Continue reading The NFU and The Nouveau Youth of Canadian Agriculture