All posts by Michalina Hunter

APR 27-28 2024: CAWSTON, BC – Work Party at the Lower Similkameen Community Food Hub, Farm and Garden

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 21, 2024

We’re back with another work party at the Lower Similkameen Community Food Hub, Farm and Garden! Come out to lend a hand with spring farm work and building infrastructure to grow Indigenous food sovereignty. Everyone is welcome to attend. There are a variety of tasks to do such as seeding, transplanting, building, cooking for the volunteers, and more. We can’t wait to gather with you and celebrate spring together! DATE: April 27-28, 2024. Join for the whole weekend or as much as you’re able. (If you’d like to drop in to help leading up to the event, contact Dixon and … Continue reading APR 27-28 2024: CAWSTON, BC – Work Party at the Lower Similkameen Community Food Hub, Farm and Garden

MAR 31, 2024: NELSON, BC – Garden Planning 101 Workshop at Bent Plow Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 16, 2024

bent plow garden planning

Are you a newer grower looking to up your vegetable gardening game this year? Join us for a Garden Planning 101 workshop on March 31st at Bent Plow Farm just outside Nelson, BC! In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of planning your vegetable garden for interior BC growing conditions. The class will cover how to plan for continued harvest, including the timing of seeding and transplanting, plant spacing, and crop succession. Participants can bring along a map of their garden space to get support with creating their own growing plan. This workshop is intended for beginner home gardeners … Continue reading MAR 31, 2024: NELSON, BC – Garden Planning 101 Workshop at Bent Plow Farm

Celebrating Black History Month: 8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 01, 2024 6 Comments

8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

Photo via Grist As an organization that works to increase access to land for new and young farmers, we deeply acknowledge the racism and inequality within our food systems. Farming in North America takes place on the stolen lands of Indigenous peoples, and is built on the enslavement and exploitation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC). Check out the documentaries We Are the Roots and Secret Alberta: The Former Life of Amber Valley to learn more. For agriculture to be truly regenerative, as a society, we must address the embedded racism that permeates our communities and institutions. Major contributions … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month: 8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

INTERNSHIP: Picton, Ontario – Edwin County Farms

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 18, 2024

Edwin County Farms in Picton, Ontario is seeking interns for the 2024 season! ABOUT Edwin County Farms Edwin County Farms is an organically managed, regenerative farm located in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario. Our 700-acre farm includes a 2.5-acre market garden and seasonal greenhouse facility. Using no-till and low-till methods we produce organically grown vegetables and cut flowers for local restaurants and our community. For the past 20 years, we have been raising certified organic beef, and practicing rotational grazing to help grow and improve our soils. Our large hardwood forest preserve also allows us to continue the age-old tradition … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Picton, Ontario – Edwin County Farms

Event Recap: Work Party at the Lower Similkameen Community Food Hub, Farm & Garden

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 16, 2024

Lower Similkameen Food Hub

On the last weekend of October, a small group gathered at the Lower Similkameen Community Food Hub, Farm and Garden on Syilx territory. We pitched in to grow the vision of a food production and processing site that is created by and for the community. We worked on building a new greenhouse, a smaller greenhouse, and a tool shed, planting garlic and protecting some young fruit trees. We enjoyed home cooked meals together and shared stories into the evenings. We had helpers from as far away as Belgium and Mexico! Read on for more details and photos from the day … Continue reading Event Recap: Work Party at the Lower Similkameen Community Food Hub, Farm & Garden

JAN 31, 2024: ONLINE – Indigenous Food Sovereignty Panel – Land Back & Land Access

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 19, 2023 2 Comments

land back panel

Join Leslie Anne St. Amour of RAVEN, Natasha Anderson of Minwaadizi Farm, and Julian Napoleon of Amisk Farm for a panel discussion on land back and Indigenous food sovereignty. In so-called British Columbia, 95% is “crown land”, and most is unceded; a small amount has been treatied back to Nations through the court system. What does unceded and land back mean? This panel will explore these questions and share ways that Indigenous farmers are accessing and stewarding land towards Indigenous Food Sovereignty (IFS) under the colonial government’s complex system of land title. Listeners will come away with ways to deepen relationships with … Continue reading JAN 31, 2024: ONLINE – Indigenous Food Sovereignty Panel – Land Back & Land Access

2024 APPRENTICESHIP: Flatbush, AB – Chickadee Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 12, 2023

Are you an aspiring regenerative farmer looking for hands-on experience on an organic herb farm? Chickadee Farm might be the place for you! About Chickadee Farm Chickadee Farm is a second-generation family farm located near the community of Flatbush, Alberta, on the banks of the Pembina River. We grow herbal teas and culinary herbs and raise sheep and chickens (for home consumption). We have been certified organic since 2003. We also wildcraft medicinal teas in the forests around our farm and community. At our farm we are on a journey to incorporate regenerative practices at the scale of a large … Continue reading 2024 APPRENTICESHIP: Flatbush, AB – Chickadee Farm

Event Recap: Farm Tour & Seed Ceremony at Amara Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 06, 2023

On a beautiful late summer day, we gathered with 52 community members at Amara Farm on unceded K’ómoks territory, also known as Courtenay, B.C. at a farm tour hosted through the B.C. Land Matching Program delivered by Young Agrarians. We enjoyed farm tours, talked about land access and farming collaboratively, shared food at a beautiful community potluck, and were honoured to participate in a surprise seed ceremony and offering for head Amara farmer Arzeena, led by Natasha of Minwaadizi Farm and her Auntie Sharon. Folks traveled from as far as Ladysmith and Port Alberni to join! Read on for more … Continue reading Event Recap: Farm Tour & Seed Ceremony at Amara Farm

OCT 28-29, 2023: CAWSTON, BC – Work Party at the Lower Similkameen Community Food Hub, Farm and Garden

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 05, 2023 1 Comment

You’re invited to a work party at the Lower Similkameen Community Food Hub, Farm and Garden! Come out to lend a hand with fall farm work and building infrastructure to grow Indigenous food sovereignty. Everyone is welcome to attend. There are a variety of tasks to do such as building shelves, digging, planting garlic, canning, cooking, and more. We can’t wait to gather with you and celebrate the season together! DATE: October 28-29, 2023, weather-dependent. Join for the whole weekend or as much as you’re able. (If you’d like to drop in to help leading up to the event, contact … Continue reading OCT 28-29, 2023: CAWSTON, BC – Work Party at the Lower Similkameen Community Food Hub, Farm and Garden

SEP 10, 2023: QUESNEL, BC – Soil Forever at Australian Ranch Ltd

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 11, 2023

You’re invited to a soil field day at Australian Ranch Ltd! Come out to connect with other farmers and food lovers and dive deep into soil health and nutrient management with agrologist Deepak Chugh. We will tour the farm and discover the fundamentals of soil health and how to manage nutrient cycling on your farm. We will learn about the 4R’s, soil biome, nitrogen management agronomy, and how to mitigate future economical/production challenges with better informed decisions. Snacks and refreshments will follow the tour, as well as an opportunity to explore the corn maze! Lenore will be making her famous … Continue reading SEP 10, 2023: QUESNEL, BC – Soil Forever at Australian Ranch Ltd