Blog Category: Alberta

FARM JOB: EDMONTON – Northlands Urban Farm, Education Coordinator

Posted by Alex on April 14, 2019

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Northlands Urban Farm in Edmonton, AB is recruiting a summer student to work May through August. A young person whose interests and experience include both urban agriculture and education would be ideal! Working as a member of the Agriculture team, the Urban Farm Education Coordinator will work primarily at the Northlands Urban Farm where you will engage hundreds of visitors in several environmentally beneficial activities related to urban agriculture. With its gardens, chickens, and beehives, Northlands Urban Farm serves as an urban farm and an agriculture learning centre. JOB DESCRIPTION Facilitating tours at the urban farm for school groups and … Continue reading FARM JOB: EDMONTON – Northlands Urban Farm, Education Coordinator

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

YA Alberta Online Auction Fundraiser

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 04, 2019 1 Comment

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SOLD! Our first Young Agrarians Spring Fundraiser has wrapped up, and we have reached our fundraising goal, plus some! This auction was a heckofalotta fun to put on, and it’s thanks to awesome farmers and friends like you that it was such a success. We are already excited for next year!! A GIANT thank you to our bidders and the farmers who donated their time and skills to our auction. We are thrilled that there was such an incredible response, but no surprise there – you’re really awesome! Got the spring farm auction fever? Get your fix and support Young Agrarians Alberta through … Continue reading YA Alberta Online Auction Fundraiser

APRIL 14, 2019: CALGARY, AB – Growing Edible Mushrooms in Your Home

Posted by Alex on March 29, 2019

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Introductory Series Workshop: Growing Edible Mushrooms in Your Home   When: April 14, 2019, 1-4PM Where: 3402 8 Street SE, Calgary AB (Calgary – Classroom) Cost: $50 for the day Register: Pre-registration is required, tickets available through Fungi Akuafo   About the Workshop This event takes place in the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta and the City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. ******************************************************************************** Are you a small farmer? DIY grower? Landscape designer? Fungi fanatic, or local eater? Then this workshop might be for you! This Introductory Series Workshop … Continue reading APRIL 14, 2019: CALGARY, AB – Growing Edible Mushrooms in Your Home

SURVEY: Understanding Farmers’ Need for Seed!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 29, 2019

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Seed Savers Exchange is looking for insight from farmers and seed breeders about how you source seeds. Please consider taking the short survey. Thank you! Survey for BREEDERS: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSEBreederSurvey  Survey for FARMERS: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSEFarmerSurvey Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit that aims to conserve and promote America’s culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.  We are seeking to understand how farmers source seeds and how this process can be improved. Providing input from your experiences will help us better serve the farming community.  Questions about this survey can be directed to kgilbery@seedsavers.org

Job: Alberta Farm Fresh Producers, Admin & Marketing Position

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 28, 2019

Alberta Farm Fresh Producer Job Opportunity

The Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association is seeking candidates for an Administration and Marketing Director position. Job Description Reporting to the President of AFFPA, you will be responsible for general administration and office management, communicating with members and the general public and managing ad hoc and recurring AFFPA projects. In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records and ensuring work is completed within approved budgets. This would be deemed to be a 60% position spread through out the year, working from your home office. For a complete job description please contact Willard de Wilde at skyviewacres2007@gmail.com and … Continue reading Job: Alberta Farm Fresh Producers, Admin & Marketing Position

Job Filled: FARM JOB: CALGARY, AB – ABC Bees, Summer Beekeeper and Queen Breeding Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 13, 2019

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ABC Bees in Calgary, AB is seeking a Summer Beekeeper and Queen Breeding Manager for the 2019 season! About ABC Bees Apiaries and Bees for Communities (ABC Bees) is the leading educator and innovator in apiculture in Alberta since 2010. Currently “there is disparity between the Canadian demand for queens and our breeding industry’s current capacity to meet the required quantity and timing. Educating beekeepers on the value and availability of local queens is a key challenge.” (Bixby, Guarna, Hoover, Pernal, 2018, p. 22). With the IRAP funding, we plan to take our current breeding practices and develop an easy to follow field … Continue reading Job Filled: FARM JOB: CALGARY, AB – ABC Bees, Summer Beekeeper and Queen Breeding Manager

Peace Country Winter Mixer 2019 Recap

Posted by Lilli Klamke on March 11, 2019

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Winter in northern Alberta, yes, it was cold during our second Peace Country Mixer! Nevertheless we had a fantastic time in Grande Prairie during the weekend March 2 and 3. What a wonderful and diverse crowd we got to spend the days with. There were new farmers, YA apprentices, farmers travelling the country to gather experience on different farms and of course our very supportive farm friends in the Peace Country, that run well established farms and are keen on growing the new generation of young farmers. We welcomed every new face into our YA community and are thrilled about the … Continue reading Peace Country Winter Mixer 2019 Recap

Organic Vegetable Seed Production Course

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 10, 2019

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WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PRODUCING ORGANIC SEEDS? WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION, HARVESTING, QUALITY, MARKETING, BREEDING AND MORE?  WANT TO BUILD YOUR OWN BUSINESS FOLLOWING YOUR OWN UNIQUE SEED-FARM BUSINESS PLAN? IF SO, THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU! In partnership with USC Canada through The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, COG is excited to open registration for Canada’s only intermediate-level Organic Vegetable Seed Production e-learning certificate! This 22-week program runs April 8th – November 1st, 2019 (with a summer break from July 9th – September 2nd). Designed with flexibility, this certificate program will be delivered in a part-time blended format featuring live, online instruction … Continue reading Organic Vegetable Seed Production Course