All posts by Kolby Peterson

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Calgary, AB – Leaf & Lyre Urban Farms, Dirtboys Urban Farm, & Chef’s Farmer

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 04, 2021 2 Comments

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on urban farms, learn about soil health, work with multicultural communities, and create opportunities for people to grow their own food – all the while growing nutrient-dense food for CSA programs, Farmers Markets, and restaurants? Well then, join this trifecta of urban regenerative farms across Calgary! Michael Gavin of Dirtboys, Rod Olson of Leaf & Lyre, and Josh Spackman of Chef’s Farmer are offering a diverse apprenticeship shared between their farms. About the Farms Dirtboys Urban Farming has been running for about 7 years, though this is the third year that … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Calgary, AB – Leaf & Lyre Urban Farms, Dirtboys Urban Farm, & Chef’s Farmer

YA Apprenticeship 2022: Pigeon Lake, AB – Reclaim Organics

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 16, 2021

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain mad skills in organic market gardening, cut flowers, and microgreens? Do you want to be a part of a farm team, working with others sharing the same passion for food growing and community building? Join Reclaim Organics for a farm apprenticeship! About the Farm Reclaim Organics is a multi-enterprised certified organic market garden. We grow microgreens year round indoors, cut flowers and vegetables seasonally, and process seasonal product into preserves and pickles. Ryan and Brittany began their farm 8 years ago in Edmonton on vacant land throughout the Whyte Avenue area. Four … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2022: Pigeon Lake, AB – Reclaim Organics

YA Apprenticeship 2022: Crooked Creek, AB – Harmonys Way Family Farm

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 16, 2021 2 Comments

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a mixed farm in northern Alberta? Are you wanting to learn about tending mixed livestock, growing and preserving food, and eating seasonally from the land? If this sounds like your cup of kombucha, then Harmonys Way Family Farm might be for you! About the Farm Harmonys Way Family Farm is a multi-generational family farm located in the pristine Peace River region of northern Alberta, Canada. It has been in operation since 1985, and holistic management and permaculture techniques guide practices on the farm. The King family is moving toward the … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2022: Crooked Creek, AB – Harmonys Way Family Farm

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 16, 2021 4 Comments

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The Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program invites you to attend Meet-A-Mentor Night! If you would like to meet some of YA’s amazing mentors, ask questions about their farm, and learn more about the kinds of apprenticeships they are offering, please attend one (or all!) of our online mentor gatherings. Monday, January 3 6 pm MST/7 pm CST   Who’s joining in? Richards Family Farm & Livestock, Backwoods Buffalo Ranch, Reclaim Organics, Fostering Change Farm, and more! Thursday, January 27 6 pm MST/7 pm CST   Who’s joining in? Richards Family Farm & Livestock, The Homestead, Backwoods Buffalo Ranch, Reclaim Organics, Lazy … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

YA Apprenticeship 2022: The Homestead – Goodfare, AB

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 01, 2021 4 Comments

Are you an aspiring farmer looking for an adventure in mixed farming? The Homestead is looking for a farm apprentice starting this spring to join their team. About the Farm The Homestead is a certified organic farm situated between the arable prairie of the Peace Country and a wilderness that extends all the way to the Pacific Ocean. It was started by Lisa and Donovan Kitt, two young farmers passionate about growing their own food. 2019 was a transformative year for The Homestead. They ‘levelled-up’ and sold their small-scale, off-grid farm to move to Jerry Kitt’s (Donovan’s father’s) farm – a … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2022: The Homestead – Goodfare, AB

FARM JOB: Pouce Coupe, British Columbia – Wildwood Farm, Farm Team Member

Posted by Kolby Peterson on February 04, 2021

ABOUT THE POSITION Wildwood Farm is looking for a Farm Team Member this season! You will get to be involved in all aspects of operating a mixed farm. We currently raise grass-fed cows, pastured pigs, and free-range chickens for eggs and meat. We milk a couple of dairy cows, and grow annual and perennial gardens for our fruits and vegetables. In trying to keep nutrient and life cycles continuous on our farm, we grow the grain for the pigs and chickens on farm, and grind some of it into flour for ourselves. The hay that our cows and horses require … Continue reading FARM JOB: Pouce Coupe, British Columbia – Wildwood Farm, Farm Team Member

FARM JOB: HALKIRK, AB – LAZY T FARM, CHICKEN BOSS

Posted by Kolby Peterson on February 01, 2021

Lazy T Farm, in Halkirk, Alberta, is seeing a chicken boss for the 2021 season! ABOUT THE POSITION Lazy T Farm raises pastured poultry and is looking for a chicken boss! You would get to be fully involved in our pastured poultry enterprise, learning and helping with our process from chick to freezer for two rounds of birds. This position would start early May and end in September; we can be slightly flexible with dates. We are looking for someone who is interested in regenerative farming and passionate about how the pastured chicken system can improve the land, provide a … Continue reading FARM JOB: HALKIRK, AB – LAZY T FARM, CHICKEN BOSS

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Camrose, AB – Grey Arrow Farm

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 14, 2020 2 Comments

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a certified organic market garden farm? Are you wanting to learn about growing over 50 varieties of veggies?!  Grey Arrow Farm is offering an apprenticeship at their slice of farming paradise; join their team! About the Farm Grey Arrow Farm is a young family farm. Andrea and Denis, along with their five children, are growing clean, healthy produce for their CSA, restaurants, and community in Camrose, Alberta. They grow approximately 55 types of vegetables and herbs over 2.5 acres of cultivated land on their beautiful 35 acre oasis in the … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Camrose, AB – Grey Arrow Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Wildwood, AB – Stonepost Farms

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 30, 2020

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a diversified farm, learning about market gardening and raising mixed livestock? Join Becky and John for a farming apprenticeship at Stonepost Farms. About the Farm John and Becky Doherty purchased what is now Stonepost Farms in 2016 and have been busily expanding their farm business since. They raise an impressive assortment of livestock, including chickens, laying hens, pigs, cows, turkeys, and the tiniest of them all – honeybees. They also grow veggies for markets and a CSA program. It’s a happening place! John and Becky are continually seeking ways to … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Wildwood, AB – Stonepost Farms

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Mayerthorpe, AB – Backwoods Buffalo Ranch

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 30, 2020 6 Comments

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a diversified farm? Are you wanting to learn about raising pastured livestock, including Plains Bison? Backwoods Buffalo Ranch is offering a unique farming apprenticeship; join their team! About the Farm Backwoods Buffalo Ranch is owned and operated by Chad and Laurie Trigg, a Metis family from rural Mayerthorpe, Alberta. Backwoods is an organically minded ranch and homestead situated on 320 stunning acres of natural Alberta prairie grasses, striking woods, rolling hills and scenic river views. They raise a variety of proteins including: pastured Pure Plains Bison, Pastured Pork, Pastured Chicken … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Mayerthorpe, AB – Backwoods Buffalo Ranch