All posts by Michalina Hunter

Young Agrarians is growing!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2019

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Young Agrarians is growing! April 1st, 2019 – Young Agrarians (YA), a network for new and young ecological farmers in Canada, is moving from FarmFolk CityFolk to Agrarians Foundation, a Canadian charity. Young Agrarians, established in 2012, is a network for new and young farmers in B.C. that has grown across Canada. YA coordinates educational events from farm tours to two-day farmer “mixers”, a B.C. Business Mentorship Network, the B.C. Land Matching Program, an Alberta apprenticeship program, and an extensive online resource network. Since 2012, YA has hosted 222 events with more than 10,000 participants, representing 4,750 farmer volunteer hours. … Continue reading Young Agrarians is growing!

Kootenays, BC: Biodynamic Seed Collection for Sale

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2019

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Seeking an aspiring organic/biodynamic grower/seedmeister to carry on the stewardship of a biodynamic seed collection from Aurora Farm, the first commercial BD heirloom seed company in North America. These seeds were cultivated in accordance with Biodynamic principles allowing life forces to give rise to nutrient dense crops with many varieties grown out for 30 years. They were cultivated on a hilltop in the Kootenay River Valley that was particularly suitable for seed production and Demeter and Organically Certified. Aurora Farm concurrently hosted a biodynamic apprenticeship training program from the early 90’s until the early 2000’s. Seed harvesting screens (6) and … Continue reading Kootenays, BC: Biodynamic Seed Collection for Sale

What is Bullying and Harassment? – AgSafe

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2019

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Bullying and harassment in the workplace is considered to be a vital part of a company’s health and safety program. These issues pose a potentially very serious risk to the mental and physical health, well-being, and safety of workers in agriculture. To help employers and workers address this issue AgSafeBC has produced an informational video titled, “What is Bullying and Harassment”. The short video, available in English and Spanish languages, explains what behaviours indicate bullying or harassment is occurring and how to address the situation. It also explains what actions are reasonable workplace communication and management protocols and not considered bullying … Continue reading What is Bullying and Harassment? – AgSafe

2019 South Coastal BC Compost Guide -SPEC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 16, 2019

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South Coastal BC Compost Guide Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) has released a fantastic compost guide, updated for 2019. It contains information on identifying quality compost, how much to apply, and where to buy in the Lower Mainland. We hope this is helpful resource as you plan your farm amendments this season! Download the Compost Guide here: What is this Compost Guide about? This publication is an updated version of the 2018 ‘Composts for Farm Use Survey’ SPEC document created with the purpose of pursuing the issues relevant to the evaluation of local composts for farm use. For more in-depth … Continue reading 2019 South Coastal BC Compost Guide -SPEC

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Assistant Farm Manager, Sole Food Street Farms

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 16, 2019

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Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver, BC is hiring an Assistant Farm Manager! About Sole Food Street Farms Sole Food Street Farms is an urban farm located in the City of Vancouver.  We grow out of boxes placed on vacant urban land, totalling approximately 3 acres of growing space and are production driven.  We grow a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs, including mediterranean fruits from our orchard.  We use sustainable farming practices and farm almost entirely using hand tools.  Peak season, we sell at three farmers markets, approximately 60 restaurants and a 50 member CSA. Sole Food Street Farms is … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Assistant Farm Manager, Sole Food Street Farms

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Accreditation Administrator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 15, 2019

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The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) in Vernon, BC is seeking to hire a temporary accreditation administrator to cover maternity leave for 12-18 months. The Administrator works closely with the COABC Accreditation Board Director. This is a part time position, 28 hours per week, Monday to Thursday. The position will be based out of our Vernon office with a starting wage of $20.00 per hour. ABOUT COABC COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony. COABC views the organic certification system as an effective way to move agricultural production to more sustainable methods. … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Accreditation Administrator

FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER – Sky Harvest, Microgreen Shift Supervisor & Bike Delivery/Farm Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 11, 2019 1 Comment

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Sky Harvest is seeking a Shift Supervisor & Bike Delivery & Microgreen Farm Assistant for their certified organic microgreen farm in Vancouver, BC Sky Harvest is looking for candidates with a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, interested in joining their team of dedicated employees and volunteers whose unique talents shape Sky Harvest’s development. ABOUT SKY HARVEST Sky Harvest is Canada’s first certified organic, urban farm. Our work transforms the urban landscape, improves access to healthy produce and provides a place of community, education and work for local residents. Our current focus is growing microgreens and delivering them by bicycle to Vancouver’s top chefs … Continue reading FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER – Sky Harvest, Microgreen Shift Supervisor & Bike Delivery/Farm Assistant

FARM JOB: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Farm Manager, Northern Lights Estate Winery

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 11, 2019

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Northern Lights Estate Winery in Prince George, BC is hiring a Farm Manager to expand their orchards! ABOUT Northern Lights Estate Winery We are BC’s largest and northernmost winery located in Prince George. There are 3  orchards located in town and 2 orchard leased that are located out of town for a total 23 acres in production and over a dozen type of fruit such as haskap, rhubarb, saskatoon, raspberries. All the berries produced are transformed at our facility into fruit wine sold through out the province. At the moment, the winery is producing 11,000 cases and is in the … Continue reading FARM JOB: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Farm Manager, Northern Lights Estate Winery

JOB: ALBERTA – Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Solar Lab Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 09, 2019

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Rural Routes to Climate Solutions in Alberta is hiring a Solar Lab Coordinator! About Rural Routes to Climate Solutions FARM SOLUTIONS = CLIMATE SOLUTIONS Farmers and ranchers can play a pivotal role in building the low-carbon economy of the future. Especially in Alberta, home to one-third of Canada’s agricultural land and two important carbon sinks—grasslands and the boreal forest. The wildrose province also has some of the best solar and wind power resources in Canada. Climate solutions are often viewed as being an inconvenience to our everyday lives. But farm solutions are climate solutions and many of them have multiple concrete … Continue reading JOB: ALBERTA – Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Solar Lab Coordinator

JOB: ALBERTA – Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Project Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 09, 2019

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Rural Routes to Climate Solutions in Alberta is hiring a Project Coordinator! About Rural Routes to Climate Solutions FARM SOLUTIONS = CLIMATE SOLUTIONS Farmers and ranchers can play a pivotal role in building the low-carbon economy of the future. Especially in Alberta, home to one-third of Canada’s agricultural land and two important carbon sinks—grasslands and the boreal forest. The wildrose province also has some of the best solar and wind power resources in Canada. Climate solutions are often viewed as being an inconvenience to our everyday lives. But farm solutions are climate solutions and many of them have multiple concrete … Continue reading JOB: ALBERTA – Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Project Coordinator