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MAR 27 Young Agrarians & NFU Youth BARN MIXER – Wakefield, Quebec

Posted by Sara Dent on March 27, 2015

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Version français a suivre:) Join Young Agrarians and National Farmers Union of Canada Youth in Wakefield, QC for an evening of networking, food and fun! GET INSPIRED by hearing about the work of young farmer coalitions in Canada and south of the border. Please join this event on Facebook and help us get the word out by inviting your people! Sophie Ackoff, Field Director for the National Young Farmers Coalition, will be speaking to to us about their  grassroots campaign to mobilize and empower young farmers across the United States, and how they have managed to successfully impact American agricultural … Continue reading MAR 27 Young Agrarians & NFU Youth BARN MIXER – Wakefield, Quebec

ROCK STAR FARMER TOUR WITH CURTIS STONE: Seattle, Feb 14 & Langley, Feb 21

Posted by Sara Dent on February 06, 2015 1 Comment

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Profitable (urban) Farming On Less Than An Acre – Workshops in Seattle, WA & Langley, BC! SEATTLE: Saturday, February 14, 2015: 9am-5pm, Cost $75 – Click Here for Workshop Tickets Location: Phinney Community Center – Brick Building, 6615 Dayton Ave. North, Seattle, WA, 98103 In true Young Agrarians style, please bring a potluck dish to share and tools to eat with. Thank you to our Awesome Community Partners: Seattle Tilth, City Grown Seattle, and Tilth Producers of Washington. LANGLEY: Saturday, February 21, 2015: 10am-6pm, Cost $75 – Click Here for Workshop Tickets Location: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Auditorium, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC In true Young … Continue reading ROCK STAR FARMER TOUR WITH CURTIS STONE: Seattle, Feb 14 & Langley, Feb 21

Feb 22: Land Linking Workshop & Potuck Social – Langley, BC

Posted by Sara Dent on January 20, 2015 1 Comment

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Hosted by Young Agrarians in partnership with the Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation: Want Land? Got Land? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We Want You! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. If lucky, you may meet your future farmer, or find the right owner with a great piece of land to farm on! 1pm-6pm Land Linking Workshop – Network, Talk Farm Business & Organizational Models, Leases & Licenses, Succession Planning 6pm-8pm Potluck & Social – Foodies & Farm Lovers: Join us for an evening of … Continue reading Feb 22: Land Linking Workshop & Potuck Social – Langley, BC

Crop Planning Can Be Sexy- Learning How to take Joy in the Paperwork with Fredric Theriault

Posted by Sara Dent on January 18, 2015 1 Comment

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Blog Post By Ashton Sweetnam of Roots Up! Vegetable Farm. Photos below are from the Young Agrarians Farm Tour & Potluck Ian and Ashton hosted on their farm this past summer! The budding stages of starting a farm are exhilarating, anxiety provoking, and a full roller coaster ride of ideas and dreams alternately coming to fruition and being cut back before they have a chance to propagate. Likely, this point in time is years in the making. You have spent countless hours and possibly years learning about the impacts of environmental degradation and human disconnection from nature. You want to do … Continue reading Crop Planning Can Be Sexy- Learning How to take Joy in the Paperwork with Fredric Theriault

Cortes Island: Farm Share Available

Posted by Sara Dent on January 15, 2015 1 Comment

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Come and share our sustainable farm lifestyle on the shores of the Sailish Sea We live on this beautiful island you may know as Cortes.  We’re tucked into a little rain shadow and get half the rain of wetter places nearby.  This is one of the warmest places on the Cascadian Coast, where one-island-over cactus grow naturally.  We are located only 100 miles northwest of the “big city”, but by the time you take three ferries enroute, the trip probably takes about six hours one way, and it is not much less time from the bottom of the big island.  … Continue reading Cortes Island: Farm Share Available

Denman Island: TreeEater Farm & Nursery 2015 Apprenticeship

Posted by Sara Dent on January 14, 2015

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TreeEater Farm and Nursery (Magdalene and Peter and Co.) are putting a call out for an apprentice farmer starting spring 2015. Get in touch if your interested, and please share this with any folks you know who might be looking for such an opportunity. Email us at treeeaterfarmandnursery@gmail.com. About our farm: Main Production: 1) Vegetables, Fruits and value added products for weekly CSA boxes. 2) Nursery plants: Fruit trees, nut trees, berry bushes and fruiting vines 3) Development of gardens, orchards, pastures, building. We are still very much growing and evolving the farm. This year we are exited about continuing our … Continue reading Denman Island: TreeEater Farm & Nursery 2015 Apprenticeship

Cornwall, ON: Eco Farm Day Feb 28, 2015

Posted by Sara Dent on January 14, 2015

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Healthy Land, Healthy People, Healthy Profits: Eco Farm Day 2015 Calling all current and future farmers in eastern Ontario and west Quebec! Eco-Farm Day 2015 is set to go on Saturday, February 28th, 8:30-4:30pm at the Ramada Inn in Cornwall, ON. Join us for a winter day full of food, friendship, and inspiration; a highlight of the season for organic (and organic-curious) famers and gardeners in the region! The day is organized by volunteers of the Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outouais chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (COG). The focus is on practical techniques and management skills that work in our area. This year’s … Continue reading Cornwall, ON: Eco Farm Day Feb 28, 2015

Interview with Quebec Farmer & Author Frederic Theriault

Posted by Sara Dent on January 13, 2015

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Young Agrarians BC Coordinator Sara Dent caught Frédéric Thériault  for an interview to learn more about him and his farm operation. We’re super excited to host Frédéric for three Rockstar Farmer Tour Workshops on Crop Planning for farm financial viability: Kelowna (Jan 25), Victoria (Jan 29) and Richmond (Feb 4). If you are in farm start-up, or want to learn more about how to plan the financial aspects of your future farm – this workshop is for you! More info and tickets here: youngagrarians.org/cropplanning. Where do you farm? Tourne-sol, Les Cèdres, Quebec Favourite vegetable or fruit to grow in summer? … Continue reading Interview with Quebec Farmer & Author Frederic Theriault

Rock Star Farmer Tour with Curtis Stone: Langley, Feb 21

Posted by Sara Dent on January 09, 2015

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Profitable (urban) Farming On Less Than An Acre – Click Here for Workshop Tickets Saturday, February 21, 2015: 10am-6pm, Cost $75 Location: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley Campus – Auditorium, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley, V3A 8G9, BC Proceeds support Young Agrarians to grow programs in 2015! In true Young Agrarians style, please bring a potluck dish to share and tools to eat with. Coffee, tea, water will be provided. Please bring a mug or container for hot beverages and / or water. Is it possible to make a good living on less than an acre of land? Learn how you can farm on just … Continue reading Rock Star Farmer Tour with Curtis Stone: Langley, Feb 21

Invermere, BC, Feb 14: Young Agrarians Land Linking Workshop

Posted by Sara Dent on January 08, 2015 4 Comments

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Want Land? Got Land? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We Want You! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. If lucky, you may meet your future farmer, or find the right owner with a great piece of land to farm on! 1pm-6pm Land Linking Workshop – Network, Talk Farm Business & Organizational Models, Leases & Licenses, Succession Planning 6pm-8pm Potluck & Social – Foodies & Farm Lovers: Join us for an evening of celebration for an all ages Young Agrarians dinner potluck. Bring a dish … Continue reading Invermere, BC, Feb 14: Young Agrarians Land Linking Workshop