All posts by Michalina Hunter

Canadian Crop Farmers – It’s Survey Time!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 08, 2019

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Are you a Canadian crop farmer? Please take this survey to contribute to research about farmer perspectives on precision agriculture technology! Objective: The objective of this study is to understand farmer perspectives on precision agriculture technology, to understand how these technologies are being used on the farm, to examine farmers’ use of agricultural data and their perceptions of digital agricultural data rights and ownership. The survey should take ~25 minutes, and the deadline is Oct. 31st, 2019! Take the survey here: http://tinyurl.com/paagtech We are a research team consisting of University of Guelph graduate students in the Geography, Environment and Geomatics … Continue reading Canadian Crop Farmers – It’s Survey Time!

OCT 9, 2019: Sooke, BC – Apprenticeship Enrichment on Seed Saving

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 04, 2019

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Join ALM Organic Farm in Sooke on October 9, 2019 for an apprentice enrichment day about seed saving, selection processing and marketing for apprentices and others who are interested in seed saving for farms.  It’s a potluck and at the end of the day folks can stay on and help us process seeds. When: October 9, 2019 from 10am-2pm Where: 3680 Otter Point Rd, Sooke, BC Schedule:  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Seed workshop and walk around. • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Potluck RSVP: Email mary@almfarms.org Mary Alice Johnson, owner of Full Circle Seeds, will be facilitating the event with … Continue reading OCT 9, 2019: Sooke, BC – Apprenticeship Enrichment on Seed Saving

Chris Thoreau on Growing Seed on Leased Land

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 23, 2019

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Chris of the FarmFolk CityFolk Research and Education Seed Farm is a participant in the B.C. Land Matching Program, which provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm, as well as landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. Visit the B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and to find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your farm. I’m Chris Thoreau – former Seed Security Program Director at FarmFolk CityFolk. Our farm is a 3.5 acre site in Abbotsford, BC that is dedicated … Continue reading Chris Thoreau on Growing Seed on Leased Land

Kickstarter: Support City Beet Farm!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 23, 2019

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City Beet Farm turns front and backyards into small-scale farm sites. They prioritize the health of the soil and their community, and sell their vegetables via CSA and local pop-up markets. City Beet needs your help! In order to keep feeding their community with food that is good for people and the planet, they need some infrastructure upgrades. Pitch in to help them build a solar-powered mobile veggie trailer! Plus the perks are pretty sweet. >> Donate here << We are currently growing produce on 15 different urban farm sites making up 1/2 an acre of land. In our community-supported veggie box program, from June to … Continue reading Kickstarter: Support City Beet Farm!

FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Golden Tree Farm, Lead Farmer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 09, 2019

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Golden Tree Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking a Lead Farmer for their Market Garden Operation! About Golden Tree Farm Golden Tree Farm is a family farm and a small intentional community located on Salt Spring Island, B.C. We steward over 30 acres in berry fruit, orchard, meadow, hay, mixed vegetables, hogs and chickens as well as small patches of mixed forest and wetland. We house 4 long term house- holds as well as temporary workers/volunteers. We are looking for an experienced professional farmer to manage the annual vegetable and flower production for our 20 member CSA, and our very popular … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Golden Tree Farm, Lead Farmer

Training Courses Covered Through Wildfire Recovery Program in BC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 06, 2019

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Community Futures Wildfire Business Transition Program Business and Not-For-Profit Training The Wildfire Business Transition – Self-Directed Training Program is intended to help businesses and not-for-profits (organizations) impacted by the 2017 wild fire season to identify their training needs and provide financial and advisory support to meet those needs. Courses such as the “The Market Gardener’s Master Class” with Jean-Martin Fortier can be paid for, if completed by Nov 15, 2019.  For a list of more information and eligible communities, click the document below: How to apply and find if a certain training is eligible: Application forms are available at cfwildfire.ca Contact … Continue reading Training Courses Covered Through Wildfire Recovery Program in BC

FARM JOB + ACCOMMODATION: PEACHLAND, BC – The Homestead Organic Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 20, 2019

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The Homestead Organic Farm in Peachland, BC is seeking a couple to live and work on the farm long term! About The Homestead Organic Farm We have been farming  organically at our 120 year old Homestead in Peachland, BC, for 33 years. We raised produce commercially for the past 32 years, but are currently only growing hay for sale. We still have gardens, berries, fruit, and a greenhouse. Desired Qualities We are  looking for someone, preferably a couple, who is interested in living and working on an organic farm, long term.  The qualities we are looking for are honesty, a good communicator, … Continue reading FARM JOB + ACCOMMODATION: PEACHLAND, BC – The Homestead Organic Farm

MAR 5-6, 2020: BRANDON, MB – Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm Conference

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 15, 2019

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Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm 2020 The Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm conference and trade show is back for its third conference! This exciting event will be held March 5th and 6th, 2020 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm 2020 will bring together the science and practice of organic farming. During 2 days of conference presentations, conference delegates will learn about building soil fertility, managing weeds, the latest cultivation and seeding equipment along with other cross cutting issues such as building biodiversity and responding to a changing climate. Producers can build their markets by participating in one-on-one business meetings … Continue reading MAR 5-6, 2020: BRANDON, MB – Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm Conference

Late Bloomers Flower Farm on Farming Leased Land

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 15, 2019

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Photo by Damaris Riedinger Elly of Late Bloomers Flower Farm is a participant in the B.C. Land Matching Program, which provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm, as well as landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. Visit the B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and to find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. ~ Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your farm. I’m Elly Rakhmetouline, and I own and run Late Bloomers Flower Farm. The farm was started three years ago in Richmond, moved to … Continue reading Late Bloomers Flower Farm on Farming Leased Land

Fields of Hope: Farm Photography Book Fundraiser

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 15, 2019 1 Comment

Doublejay Farms. Photo by Andrée Thorpe

Doublejay Farms. Photo by Andrée Thorpe Local photographer Andrée Thorpe has been photographing life on farms for four years. She goes beyond capturing daily activities to focus on what it really means to have a deep commitment to the land, to the community, and to social good. She has learned that farming is serious hard work and that you cannot be afraid to embrace it.  Andrée has published a beautiful book called Fields of Hope. It is a collection of images that celebrates farmers and their way of life. With it, the goal is to create a sequence of images in unity to … Continue reading Fields of Hope: Farm Photography Book Fundraiser