Blog Category: British Columbia

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Event Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 11, 2019

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Job Posting for Event Coordinator Contract for BC Organic Conference 2020 The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to contract an experienced event coordinator to work closely with a committee to plan and host a three day conference in February 2020. The COABC Conference provides educational and networking opportunities for new and established organic operators, as well as those keen to learn more about the world of organic farming. The Contractor shall be responsible for: Administration, Finances and Communication: • Scheduling and attending teleconference meetings with the Conference Team • Budget preparation and record keeping to ensure conference … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Event Coordinator

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Feature on Peninsula Kiwi

Posted by Melanie Buffel on June 10, 2019

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Stuart Basset is one of ten participants in the 2018/2019 YA Business Mentorship Program. His business is aptly named Peninsula Kiwi as he is growing kiwis in the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. Stuart is new to the area and has developed a profit sharing arrangement with the landowner and is taking the stewardship of the land very seriously. Stuart’s inspiration to grow kiwis comes from growing up on a farm  in New Zealand, a love for working with plants and literally being able to seeing the fruits of his labour. Peninsula Kiwi is the first business Stuart has run and he applied for the Young Agrarian … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Feature on Peninsula Kiwi

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 acre Farm Site Available, Vernon, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 06, 2019

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: Okanagan College – Vernon Campus has created a two-acre Demonstration Garden that promotes sustainable practices in an effort to preserve, stimulate and promote agricultural and ecological ventures in the Okanagan Valley. The initiative has been focused on providing a space for education, learning, and community programming regarding local food and agriculture. At this time, the site includes Patchworks Farms (a community garden/farm for vulnerable citizens), a demonstration xeriscape garden, an Indigenous garden and a food forest. These activities use approximately 1.25 acres leaving .75 acre for new sustainable farming activities. The College is interested in licensing the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 acre Farm Site Available, Vernon, B.C.

JULY 14, 2019: MERVILLE, BC – Farm Tour, Potluck, Weeding Party & Co-op Discussion with Tendergreens Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 06, 2019

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Join us at Tendergreens Farm in Merville, BC (Vancouver Island) for a farm tour, weeding party, discussion on co-operatives, and potluck social! Come out to beautiful “Deep Merville” and get a tour of Tendergreens Farm, one of the four farms that make up Merville Organics Growers’ Cooperative.  Jay will talk about adventures in starting up a low-budget farm from a field of grass, farming on leased land, transitioning to certified organic, and farming solo.  We’ll do a bit of social weeding to chat and meet new people (and help Jay get on top of those weeds!) and then sit down for a … Continue reading JULY 14, 2019: MERVILLE, BC – Farm Tour, Potluck, Weeding Party & Co-op Discussion with Tendergreens Farm

FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2019

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Pender Island Community Hall, on Pender  Island, BC, is seeking a Farm Program Coordinator for the 2019 summer season! About Pender Island Community Hall The Pender Islands Community Hall is a 7000 square foot, two storey building. The gambrel-roof gives it the appearance of a modified barn, so that the Hall fits the rural landscape of the island. The Hall sits on a 3 acre parcel of land between three farms and a unique coast pine-forest. Pender Island Recreation and Agricultural Hall Association’s (“PIRAHA“) Purpose: To Assist, Develop and Foster Community Spirit. To Promote Agricultural Endeavours of all kinds. To Promote Educational, Cultural, … Continue reading FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator

FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Dudink’s Garden, Berry Pickers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2019

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Dudink’s Garden in Nanaimo, BC is hiring Berry Pickers for the 2019 season! About Dudink’s Garden We produce organic fruit and vegetables on a beautiful, quiet 10 acres outside of Nanaimo. We market through our on-farm store and three farmers markets in the Central Island Area. About the Job We are looking for hardworking piecework berry pickers. Pickers can work whatever hours work for them, any day of the week. No accommodation is provided. How to Apply Get in touch with Nick at 250-740-0302 for more information, or come by the farm at 2219 Gomerich Rd, Nanaimo. Looking forward to hearing … Continue reading FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Dudink’s Garden, Berry Pickers

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for Vineyard, Kelowna B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 04, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND 14 acres of farmable land in the prime farming region of Glenmore, Kelowna. 12.8 acres of irrigation rights available for use. The land currently sits fallow, however it was previously a pear orchard. Southern exposure and fertile soils makes this property desirable growing land for a vineyard or other orchard type crop requiring lots of sunshine and good drainage. Consider this opportunity a blank canvas for your farming enterprise, minutes from Kelowna’s downtown metropolis. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The owners, a young couple, will be living on the property and are looking for a farmer would like to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for Vineyard, Kelowna B.C.

FILLED ~ FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Sweet Acres Farm, Part Time Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 03, 2019

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This position has been filled as of June 13, 2019. View other farm jobs and apprenticeships here.  Sweet Acres Farm near Victoria, BC, is seeking a Part Time Farm Hand for the 2019 season! About Sweet Acres Farm Sweet Acres Farm is a small and diversified mixed vegetable farm located on leased land at Lohbrunner Community Farm. We grow 40 plus different high quality veggies and herbs on about 1 acre primarily with the use of a walk behind tractor, hand tools, and good old hard work! We sell through a diverse number of markets including 2 farmers markets, a local grocery … Continue reading FILLED ~ FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Sweet Acres Farm, Part Time Farm Hand

LAND OPPORTUNITY: BEAUTIFUL ACREAGE OFFERS UNLIMITED LONG TERM FARMING POTENTIAL – COBBLE HILL, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on May 30, 2019

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There are more available land listings available than what is listed here. Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region! ABOUT THE LAND This beautiful 38 acre property is full of opportunity. At least 15 acres are in pasture, one 5 acre field of prime, fully exposed growing space would be a great place to start. The rest of the land is forested (including a disk golf course!) and has a lake with unlimited water supply. The pasture is currently used for very low density cattle grazing. Water lines are already in place to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: BEAUTIFUL ACREAGE OFFERS UNLIMITED LONG TERM FARMING POTENTIAL – COBBLE HILL, BC

FARM JOB: SURREY, BC – Zaklan Heritage Farm, Field Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 28, 2019

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Zaklan Heritage Farm in Surrey, BC is seeking a dedicated field hand for the 2019 season!  ABOUT ZAKLAN HERITAGE FARM Zaklan Heritage farm is a small (1.5 acre) mixed vegetable farm situated in the heart of Canada’s fastest growing city – Surrey, BC. The farm is run by Gemma and Doug, we started the operation in 2013. We produce a wide range of vegetables using sustainable practices and ecologically friendly growing methods. We rely on small machinery and hand tools to do the majority of our work. We sell primarily to high end restaurants in Vancouver and run a 50 member CSA program … Continue reading FARM JOB: SURREY, BC – Zaklan Heritage Farm, Field Hand