Blog Category: British Columbia

JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cow-Op Food Hub, General Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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Cow-Op Food Hub in Duncan, BC is seeking a General Manager! Cow-op, the Cowichan’s co-operative Food Hub in on the hunt for a General Manager for our online farmers’ market and food hub: www.cow-op.ca. This job is a dynamic and exciting role working directly with local food producers and processors to market, aggregate and distribute local produce, meats, baked goods, and locally-processed foods direct to consumers both in Victoria and Duncan.   We are looking for an energetic, self-starting individual with a wide variety of skills and talents, but foremost someone who is an excellent communicator, a “get-things-done” warrior, flexible, attentive to detail … Continue reading JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cow-Op Food Hub, General Manager

FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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Ice Cap Organics in Pemberton, BC is hiring for a Field Crew Position for the 2019 season!  About Ice Cap Organics We grow over 50 vegetable varieties in the field and in a few greenhouses, and have added strawberries, fresh cut flowers and 100 laying hens to the operation on 5 acres. We use a rainflo implement attached to our John Deere 5055E for making raised beds with landscape fabric for transplants and for direct seeded crops we cultivate with an Allis Chalmers belly mounted cultivator and hand tools.  We sell our vegetables at two busy Vancouver markets (West End on Saturdays, and Kitsilano … Continue reading FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

JUNE 16, 2019: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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Join us at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova, Central Kootenay, for a tool demonstration with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, farm tour & potluck social! Date: Sunday June 16, 2019 Time: 4-8pm Location: 3850 Krestova Road in Krestova, near Nelson, BC SHARE: Please invite your friends and share the Facebook event!  Kootenay Local Agricultural Society Tool Library The Tool Library is a unique resource available to the public. Kootenay Local Agricultural Society (KLAS) members receive a discount.  Tools were carefully selected to ensure they would help farmers be more efficient, but which—because of cost or infrequency of need—farmers wouldn’t buy themselves. … Continue reading JUNE 16, 2019: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 Acres Prime Pasture, Westbridge BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 21, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND: These 25 acres in Westbridge are located on the West Kettle River with 10 acres of river bottom hay field/pasture. The pasture is located on a flood plain and cultivation poses a serious risk of erosion. Therefore, the land is best suited for permanent sod culture such as pasture or hay production. The soil is gravelly in spots and the rest is beautiful, deep, sandy loam. There is some livestock fencing in place which would have to be added to keep stock out of the river. Pasture would be suitable for hay farming or livestock. There are a lot of mature … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 Acres Prime Pasture, Westbridge BC

JOB: YOUNG AGRARIANS LAND MATCHER – METRO VAN/FRASER VALLEY

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 17, 2019

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Young Agrarians BC is hiring a Land Matcher for the Metro Vancouver / Fraser Valley region! Are you a connector? An intuitive networker? Do complete strangers tell you their life story at the drop of a hat? Did you once set up your friends from college, and now they’ve got kids and you gave a speech at their wedding and they send you a thank you card every year? Young Agrarians is seeking a Land Matcher with that Young Agrarians is seeking a talented communicator and project manager who understands the agricultural landscape to to provide land access “extension services” through the B.C Land … Continue reading JOB: YOUNG AGRARIANS LAND MATCHER – METRO VAN/FRASER VALLEY

JUNE 23, 2019: LANGFORD, BC – Farm Tour, Work Party, Potluck & Co-op Discussion at Lohbrunner Community Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 16, 2019

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Join us at Lohbrunner Community Farm in Langford (near Victoria), BC for a farm tour, fence care work party, discussion on cooperatives, and potluck social! Come out to and join members of the Lohbrunner Community Farm Cooperative here at our farm to get a taste of what it’s like to farm as part of cooperative! We will share the details of our unique land stewarding situation here and the unique way of farming that goes with it. There will be farmers who run commercial market gardens at Lohbrunner, as well as founding Coop members to talk about many aspects of getting … Continue reading JUNE 23, 2019: LANGFORD, BC – Farm Tour, Work Party, Potluck & Co-op Discussion at Lohbrunner Community Farm

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Operations Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 16, 2019

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Job Posting for Maternity Leave: Operations Manager The Manager works closely with the COABC Executive 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 $22.00 per hour. 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. The organization also supports activities that contribute to a strong organic community in BC. The ideal candidate will possess: Experience in … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Operations Manager

FARM JOBS: KELOWNA, BC – Helen’s Acres Community Farm, Agricultural Workers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 15, 2019

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Helen’s Acres Community Farm in Kelowna, BC is hiring a three Agricultural Workers for the 2019 season! Work outside and get a great tan. Work in a team that gives back to the community and helps build community. The Seasonal Agricultural Worker will work alongside both staff and volunteers to plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, berries, and field crops. Use hand tools, (such as shovels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives). Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. Other duties include maintaining flower gardens, … Continue reading FARM JOBS: KELOWNA, BC – Helen’s Acres Community Farm, Agricultural Workers

New farmers & Food Policy in Canada – Survey Results

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 14, 2019

Photo courtesy of farmlove.org We dug up the results from a national new farmer survey conducted a few years ago. A paper was recently published on the study, and we want to share the results with you! Pour yourself a cup of tea and delve into the challenges and opportunities for Canadian farmers with us. Below is a summary of the paper with a few highlights. Please download the whole paper for more detail here: New farmers and food policies in Canada By Julia Laforge (Lakehead University), Ayla Fenton (Farmer and on Board of Directors, National Farmers Union), Virginie Lavalée-Picard (Farmer), Stéphane McLachlan (University of … Continue reading New farmers & Food Policy in Canada – Survey Results

FARM APPRENTICESHIP: LUMBY, BC – BC Timber Goats

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 13, 2019 2 Comments

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BC Timber Goats in Lumby, BC is seeking an apprentice! About BC Timber Goats BC Timber Goats is located on a steep river canyon outside of Lumby BC.  We run 150 head of Mostly Kiko Cross Goats for wildfire fuel mitigation and vegetation management.  Most days are spent hiking and watching goats with a bike and a hockey stick makes a pretty good shepherds hook.  There is a herding dog charlie and soon a few guard dogs.  BC Timber Goats is supported by a network of sheep and goat breeders and those products are sold into the Vancouver Restaurant market. BC Timber … Continue reading FARM APPRENTICESHIP: LUMBY, BC – BC Timber Goats