Blog Category: South Coast – Lower Mainland

FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Rootdown Farm, Assistant Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 28, 2019

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Rootdown Farm in Pemberton, BC is hiring an Assistant Farm Manager for the 2020 season!  About Rootdown Farm Established in 2009, we grow over 25 varieties of field and hoop-house vegetables and are committed to providing the finest local produce to the communities of Pemberton and Whistler through a weekly CSA Harvest Box program, restaurants, and grocery retailers. Our farm team is responsible for seeding, transplanting, watering, weeding, harvesting and processing over 25 varieties of vegetables. Staff should display a fine balance of task efficiency with detail-oriented product quality in farm operation and customer service. We are a certified organic farm located in … Continue reading FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Rootdown Farm, Assistant Farm Manager

FARM JOBS: PEMBERTON, BC – Rootdown Farm, Field Crew (3 positions available)

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 28, 2019

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Rootdown Farm in Pemberton, BC is hiring 3 field crew for the 2020 season!  About Rootdown Farm Established in 2009, we grow over 25 varieties of field and hoop-house vegetables and are committed to providing the finest local produce to the communities of Pemberton and Whistler through a weekly CSA Harvest Box program, restaurants, and grocery retailers. Our farm team is responsible for seeding, transplanting, watering, weeding, harvesting and processing over 25 varieties of vegetables. Staff should display a fine balance of task efficiency with detail-oriented product quality in farm operation and customer service. We are a certified organic farm located in the … Continue reading FARM JOBS: PEMBERTON, BC – Rootdown Farm, Field Crew (3 positions available)

Young Agrarians Water Use & Drainage Manual

Posted by Darcy Smith on November 25, 2019

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The Young Agrarians Water Use & Drainage Manual for Landowners and Farmers in Metro Vancouver is intended to support landowners and farmers to assess and improve drainage and irrigation for planning and implementation purposes. The goal of this resource is to help you objectively decide, from an irrigation and drainage perspective, if your land can support a farming operation, and help farmers determine if there are ways to improve irrigation and drainage on the land through shifts in farming practices.  Download the manual here: The YA Water Use & Drainage Manual features everything from technical explanations of irrigation and drainage, to flowcharts helping … Continue reading Young Agrarians Water Use & Drainage Manual

FARM JOB: GIBSONS, BC – Persephone Brewing Co, Full-Time Farmer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 19, 2019

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Persephone Brewing Co. in Gibsons, BC is hiring a full-time farmer! ABOUT PERSEPHONE BREWING CO. Persephone Brewing Co. (known locally as “The Beer Farm”) owns and operates an 11-acre property with a brewery, a tasting room, lawns to hang out in, 1 acre market garden, 2 greenhouses, a garlic and raspberry patch, 6 acres going into cover crop this fall (was hops), and 217 apple trees. We sell through our CSA (Summer and Fall), local Farmers’ Markets (including one on site every Sunday), to local restaurants, and through our tasting room. For machines we have: a tractor, a hand tractor (BCS), a mower, a … Continue reading FARM JOB: GIBSONS, BC – Persephone Brewing Co, Full-Time Farmer

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Blackwater Creek Orchard

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 29, 2019

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Young Agrarians is going into the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) Program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Applications now open for the 2019/2020 season. APPLY NOW! Deadline extended to Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Program Application here! What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? Our names are Riley Peterson and Olivia Kester and we operate Blackwater Creek Orchard in Devine, … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Blackwater Creek Orchard

NOV 23, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Land Linking Workshop

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on September 24, 2019

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METRO VANCOUVER – FRASER VALLEY LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019   |  1-6pm Location: Langley Mennonite Fellowship, 20997 40th Avenue, Langley, BC Kwantlen, Katzie, & Semiahmoo Territory Please RSVP: Register Now Facebook: Don’t forget to join the Facebook Event to share with your community and coordinate ride sharing in the discussion! Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Land Matcher, Ashlee at: ashlee@youngagrarians.org Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Farmer Q&A! GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for … Continue reading NOV 23, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Land Linking Workshop

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!

VANCOUVER, BC: 2020 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Seth Friedman on August 31, 2019 2 Comments

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The 2020 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications! The UBC Farm Practicum can be taken as either a seven-month (April – October), or as a five-month (April – August), experiential-learning program.  The program is part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), and is designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in applying their learning about sustainable agriculture and food systems. The program is often taken as a non-credit Certificate program; however, 6-9 academic credits are available for interested students. Participants gain a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, and a network … Continue reading VANCOUVER, BC: 2020 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

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