All posts by Michalina Hunter

INTERNSHIP: Black Creek, BC – Ravensong Seeds & Herbals

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 30, 2023

Ravensong Seeds & Herbals in Black Creek, BC is seeking an intern for the 2023 season! ABOUT Ravensong Seeds & Herbals Ravensong Seeds & Herbals is a small farm and home business producing herb seeds for organic growing, nursery plants, and herbal products such as tinctures, salves, and hydrosols. All seeds, as well herbs for our products, are grown on our two acre property with a focus on stewardship practices. After a decade of attending farmers markets, Ravensong now focuses mainly on selling through their online store. This year the farm plans to reopen their small herb plant nursery for … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Black Creek, BC – Ravensong Seeds & Herbals

FEB 25-26, 2023: NELSON, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 12, 2023

Calling all new and young farmers, the farm curious and food growers! Thank you for growing food and farming. Join us to connect, dialogue, eat, workshop, and celebrate the hard work of the growing season with two days of networking and sharing at the Columbia Basin Mixer! We will gather from across Sinixt, Ktunaxa and Syilx Territories in Nelson for two days of workshops and networking! In the spirit of YA Mixers, this will be an opportunity to engage and connect with others, share ideas, and access the knowledge and experience you need to build your farm and business for success. … Continue reading FEB 25-26, 2023: NELSON, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

Wage Subsidy Programs for Farms in Canada

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 06, 2023

Wage Subsidies for Farms in Canada

2022-23 WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAMS FOR FARMS Are you a farm looking for a wage subsidy to hire an employee? Here are several federally and regionally-funded programs to consider. Make sure to read the eligibility requirements carefully, as some subsidies are not allowed to be combined with others. Canada Summer Jobs Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to support all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition in the labour market. The Canada Summer Jobs program objectives align with the … Continue reading Wage Subsidy Programs for Farms in Canada

FARM JOBS: Kitwanga, BC – Tea Creek is Seeking Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 23, 2022

Tea Creek, near Kitwanga in rural Northwestern BC, is seeking farmers for the 2023 season! Overview: Tea Creek is looking to bring on 2 farmers to join our team for the 2023 growing season from April until October. Tea Creek is an Indigenous-led, land-based and culturally-safe food sovereignty employment and training initiative located near Kitwanga in rural Northwestern BC. We farm mixed vegetables both in our field blocks (currently about 2.5 acres) and 4 greenhouses. We practice a combination of hand/low-till and tractor farming. We generate food that is mostly gifted or traded within our local Indigenous communities. A bulk … Continue reading FARM JOBS: Kitwanga, BC – Tea Creek is Seeking Farmers

Farm Resilience Mentorship Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 21, 2022

farm resilience mentorship program

Registration is now open for the Farm Resilience Mentorship Program (FaRM)! Network and learn alongside other farmers in this free and flexible peer-to-peer program. FaRM provides free resources, mentorship, and peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities in these three Beneficial Management Practices (BMP) streams:  Advanced Nitrogen Management Advanced Grazing Systems Cover Cropping FaRM is a comprehensive learning hub to equip you with concrete tools to adopt practices that are good for the environment and your bottom line. Through FaRM, you’ll have opportunities to troubleshoot and brainstorm with other farmers, and receive input from Mentors. There are three ways to participate: Workshops: … Continue reading Farm Resilience Mentorship Program

Reconciliation Training is Available for BC Farmers!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 06, 2022

reconciliation training for farmers

Are you a farmer located in BC wondering how to honour the Indigenous lands you steward? kinSHIFT hosts beautiful online trainings about cultivating stronger relationships with Indigenous peoples and places, and we’ve received funds to subsidize the cost for BC farmers. Introductory Sessions: Elements of Truth About the Training These introductory workshops are a 4-part series called “Elements of Truth: Before Reconciliation”. Learn, ask questions, and make mistakes in a safer environment, while building a foundation for engaging meaningfully with Indigenous peoples. An experiential workshop series of 4 x 2.5 hour workshops guided by Indigenous values: reciprocity, inclusion, curiosity, and … Continue reading Reconciliation Training is Available for BC Farmers!

FARM JOB: VERNON, BC – CURLEW ORCHARD, APPLE PICKERS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 17, 2022 2 Comments

Curlew Orchard in Vernon, BC is seeking Apple Pickers! ABOUT CURLEW ORCHARD We are an organic apple orchard located 7km from downtown Vernon with great views of the valley. We sell our crop locally through stores, farm sales and a CSA program. We are certified organic with the North Okanagan Organic Association (NOOA). Our practice is to grow our crop in balance with nature, support our family life on this land and sell directly to the local community building connections through healthy, fresh food. DESIRED QUALITIES Motivated individuals excited to experience farming, work hard and together on the tasks requiring … Continue reading FARM JOB: VERNON, BC – CURLEW ORCHARD, APPLE PICKERS

SURVEY: BC Silvopasture Knowledge Transfer Plan

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 12, 2022

Attention all forage and livestock producers. in BC. The BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food is developing a Five-Year Knowledge Transfer Plan for Silvopasture in BC.  When completed, this plan will outline the priority training, demonstrations, publications and decision support tools to help BC farmers and ranchers successfully plan, implement and manage silvopastures. George Powell is under contract to coordinate the development of this plan for the Ministry. Silvopasture, is an agroforestry practice that integrates managed grazing with forage and tree production in the same land base. It blends agriculture, forestry and conservation objectives and practices to achieve economic, social … Continue reading SURVEY: BC Silvopasture Knowledge Transfer Plan

FARM JOBS: Kelowna, BC – Priest Creek Family Estate Winery, Vineyard Labor

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 09, 2022

Priest Creek Family Estate Winery in Kelowna, BC is seeking Vineyard Labor! ABOUT Priest Creek Family Estate Winery Priest Creek Family estate Winery is Kelowna’s newest winery located in beautiful South East Kelowna. We have 8 acres n site and 4.5 acres a block a way planted with wine grape vines. Most work will be hand on labor tending the vines and learning about viticulture. We are a boutique family winery/vineyard. Our children also assist us on the vineyard and the lucky candidate would have to have family values and a good work ethic. Our vineyard practices are organic however … Continue reading FARM JOBS: Kelowna, BC – Priest Creek Family Estate Winery, Vineyard Labor

FARM JOB: Shawnigan Lake, BC – Shawnigan Lake School Growing Dome, Horticulturist and Environmental Technician

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 21, 2022

Shawnigan Lake School Growing Dome in Shawnigan Lake, BC is seeking a Horticulturist and Environmental Technician! ABOUT Shawnigan Lake School Growing Dome Shawnigan Lake School is a leading independent co-educational boarding school for ages 13-18 on Canada’s beautiful west coast. Our diverse, inter-disciplinary and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders. Our horticulturist manages a state-of-the-art 40ft growing dome as well as 14 raised garden beds. There is a considerable amount of manual labor and the expectation is to work in all weather conditions. The dome can reach very high temperatures in a humid environment. Shawnigan provides … Continue reading FARM JOB: Shawnigan Lake, BC – Shawnigan Lake School Growing Dome, Horticulturist and Environmental Technician