All posts by Michalina Hunter

The Future Of Food In Canada: The role of young agricultural producers as environmental stewards

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 23, 2021

The Future Of Food In Canada

We are thrilled to share The Future of Food in Canada: The Role of Young Agricultural Producers as Environmental Stewards. During the 3% Project, we heard from numerous agricultural producers across the country. They shared the same story repeatedly: they felt forgotten by Ottawa and misunderstood by the metropolitans, villainized as climate destroyers when in reality they take pride in being stewards of the land. The aim of this report is to share the viewpoints of environmentally focused producers and the exciting opportunities that are possible for climate mitigation in agriculture. The Agriculture and Agri-Food Standing Committee had tabled a motion … Continue reading The Future Of Food In Canada: The role of young agricultural producers as environmental stewards

FARM JOB: Lake Country, BC – O’Rourke Peak Cellars, Market Gardener

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 22, 2021

O'Rourke Peak Cellars farm job

O’Rourke Peak Cellars in Lake Country, British Columbia is seeking a Market Gardener! ABOUT O’Rourke Peak Cellars We are a Lake Country, B.C, winery with a vision of providing our guests with the very best wine and food experiences. Our market garden is just over 0.5 acre with 2 large supporting green houses on site. All produce is grown with the aim to be utilized in our seasonal menu’s. The garden supplies our on site restaurant farm fresh produce where our chefs have a garden to plate food philosophy. DESIRED QUALITIES Outgoing, proactive, autonomous, self starter who can be flexible … Continue reading FARM JOB: Lake Country, BC – O’Rourke Peak Cellars, Market Gardener

FARM JOBS: Langley, BC – Stable Harvest Farm, Assistant Manager, and Field Hands

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 22, 2021

Stable Harvest Farm in Langley, BC is seeking an Assistant Manager and Field Hands! ABOUT Stable Harvest Farm Stable Harvest Farm has all the infrastructure of a modern small farm operation. Large wash pack station, Kubota tractor, BCS tractor, flame weeder, paperpot transplanter, high tunnels etc. The focus is on multi harvest space efficient crops and successive planting for continual supply. Stable Harvest Farm is a charitable operation servicing the Langley and Surrey food banks, as well as other communities in need, with high quality fresh organically produced vegetables. Stable Harvest farms is a 5 acre market garden sitting on … Continue reading FARM JOBS: Langley, BC – Stable Harvest Farm, Assistant Manager, and Field Hands

FARM JOB: Winnipeg, Manitoba – FortWhyte Farms, Operations Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 19, 2021

FortWhyte Farms job

FortWhyte Farms in Winnipeg, Manitoba is seeking an Operations Assistant for the 2021 season! ABOUT FortWhyte Farms FortWhyte Farms, an educational facility designed to grow youth, food and community. The Farm Assistant role helps raise and maintain the agricultural aspects of the farm while engaging and educating youth from diverse socio-economic backgrounds in sustainable agriculture, community development through hands-on learning. FortWhyte farm is a small scale farm about 1.5 acres. We grow mixed vegetables and herbs, our farm is considered an Urban farm in Winnipeg, Manitoba and we use minimal equipment (small tractor) and hand tools. We have a 60 … Continue reading FARM JOB: Winnipeg, Manitoba – FortWhyte Farms, Operations Assistant

Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021

bringing the salmon home

Indigenous-Led Vision Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative is an Indigenous-led collaboration of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, Ktunaxa Nation, Secwépemc Nation, Canada and British Columbia. Salmon have been blocked from returning to the Canadian portion of the upper Columbia River for more than 80 years. The long-term vision is to return salmon stocks for Indigenous food, social and ceremonial needs, and to benefit the region’s residents and ecosystems as a whole. Learn more about this Initiative… Indigenous Rights and Responsibility Reintroducing salmon concerns Indigenous rights and responsibility. This Initiative is located in unceded Indigenous territories. Life-altering losses … Continue reading Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative

SURVEY FOR OKANAGAN FARMERS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021

okanagan farm survey

Are you involved in food or farming in the Okanagan? Help researcher Ayla Brown build food resilience in the Okanagan bioregion by completing the survey below! Who should take the survey: Local food producers (fruit/vegetable producer, livestock producer or rancher, egg farmer, producer of other products such as honey, flour etc.) Wild food collectors (hunter or forager) Local food educators, experts or advocates Local government or council involved in local food Indigenous food knowledge keepers We would like to invite you to participate in a virtual mapping survey, where we will ask you questions about: (1) Yourself and your connection … Continue reading SURVEY FOR OKANAGAN FARMERS

Canadian Eco-Scholar Award: Scholarship for students who care about organic agriculture

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2021 YORKSHIRE VALLEY FARMS CANADIAN ECO-SCHOLAR AWARD Are you a full-time student at a Canadian academic institution?  Are you passionate about organics? Yorkshire Valley Farms wants to hear from you! Applications for The 2021 Yorkshire Valley Farms Canadian Eco-Scholar Award are now open. $10,000 in funding is available and will be awarded to four students.  To apply, submit a video in which you answer the question “what role do you hope to play in the organic regenerative movement?”. The Eco-Scholar Award was launched in 2004 by the Guelph Organic Conference. Under the new partnership with … Continue reading Canadian Eco-Scholar Award: Scholarship for students who care about organic agriculture

FREDERICTON, NB: Regenerative Farming Internship at Hayes Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021

Looking to learn about Regenerative Agriculture? Check out the Regenerative Farming Internship in Fredericton, New Brunswick!

Looking to learn about Regenerative Agriculture? Check out the Regenerative Farming Internship in Fredericton, New Brunswick! Reconnect with the land and community to find your purpose. This is no ordinary program. If you’re looking to see how food justice, food security, and climate issues play out in the real world, this program is for you. Put your knowledge to work in the fields of Hayes Farm, a working farm in the heart of Fredericton. Regenerative agriculture enriches the soil instead of depleting it, respects nature instead of exploiting it, captures carbon instead of releasing it, and supports the interconnectedness of … Continue reading FREDERICTON, NB: Regenerative Farming Internship at Hayes Farm

APPRENTICESHIPS: TSAWWASSEN, BC – Salt & Harrow Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021

salt & harrow farm tsawwassen job apprenticeship

Salt & Harrow Farm in Tsawwassen, BC is seeking Organic Farm Apprentices for the 2021 season! About Salt & Harrow Farm Salt & Harrow Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm opening a new location in Tsawwassen, BC. Ten acres are devoted to vegetable production, with over 50 varieties of vegetables, legumes, fruits, and herbs. We sell our produce at six farmers markets, to restaurants, our Salt & Harrow Storehouse, and through a full-choice membership program. We hope our food is a reflection of the place in which it is grown and the joy we take in growing it. By caring … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS: TSAWWASSEN, BC – Salt & Harrow Farm

FARM JOBS: 100 MILE HOUSE, BC – Big Rock Ranch, Farm Hands

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021 2 Comments

big rock ranch 100 mile job

Big Rock Ranch in 100 Mile House, BC is seeking Farm Hands for the 2021 season! About Big Rock Ranch Big Rock Ranch is a 148-acre farm, a short 15 minute drive from the historic town of 100 Mile House, in Buffalo Creek BC. Here we grow many varieties of vegetables on 2 acres, raise heritage chickens for eggs, care for our hive of honey bees, have 3 lovely horses, and 2 wonderful farm dogs.. We sell our produce at the South Cariboo Farmers Market, in a CSA box program and to local restaurants/grocery stores from Spring to Fall every … Continue reading FARM JOBS: 100 MILE HOUSE, BC – Big Rock Ranch, Farm Hands