Blog Category: Quebec

How to Reduce Plastic in Agriculture

Posted by Rachel Spruston on May 02, 2022

Plastic is widely used in agriculture for weed suppression, packaging, seed starting, and more. However, studies show that plastic can disrupt soil health, stunt plant growth, and leach from soils into aquatic environments. Here we dive into the issue of plastic in agriculture, and showcase Canadian farmers who’ve found alternatives. The phrase ‘plastic pollution’ is more likely to bring to mind heartbreaking photos of remote Pacific Ocean beaches littered with plastic or wildlife trapped in six-pack rings than images of earthworms and soil profiles. While marine plastic pollution tends to get the most attention, and for good reason (a recent … Continue reading How to Reduce Plastic in Agriculture

FARM JOB: St-André-Avellin, QC – Ferme Grazing Days Farm; Grazing, Herd & Flock Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 22, 2022

Ferme Grazing Days Farm in St-André-Avellin, Quebec is seeking a Grazing, Herd and Flock Hand! ABOUT Ferme Grazing Days Farm Ferme Grazing Days Farm (www.grazingdays.ca) sells quality grass-fed (and finished) Angus beef, pastured pork and pastured chickens raised on the farm directly to families who live in and around Ottawa, Gatineau, and Montreal. We practice regenerative agricultural practices because we know that properly managed livestock improves the health of our soils, protects our streams, rivers and aquifers, sequesters carbon, and is an effective way to harvest solar energy. Grazing Days is owned and operated by Paul Slomp, Josée Cyr-Charlebois and … Continue reading FARM JOB: St-André-Avellin, QC – Ferme Grazing Days Farm; Grazing, Herd & Flock Hand

FARM JOB: Montreal, QC – Ferme coopérative aux Champs qui Chantent, Vegetable assistant production (2 positions)

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 10, 2022

Ferme coopérative aux Champs qui Chantent in Montreal, Québec is seeking a Vegetable assistant production (2 positions)! ABOUT Ferme coopérative aux Champs qui Chantent La ferme coop aux champs qui chantent is a diversified organic farm situated in the Basses-Laurentides, one hour from Montréal, and about 1.5 hours from Ottawa. We are a worker cooperative and have been in production since 2012. In 2022 we are planning to produce vegetables for 300 weekly CSA baskets over 22 weeks. Additionally, we will care for 500 laying hens on pasture. We also have other projects (perennial gardens, orchard, beehives, our family cows, … Continue reading FARM JOB: Montreal, QC – Ferme coopérative aux Champs qui Chantent, Vegetable assistant production (2 positions)

FEB: ONLINE – Holistic Management Canada Conference

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 27, 2022

Interested in how to make decisions that are ecologically, financially and socially sound? No matter what your production interests – be it livestock, gardening or cropping – this conference is for you. Hear from new farmers and experienced farmers who are using Holistic Management to improve their farms, their profitability and their quality of life. Hear from Holistic Management Practitioners Across Canada For many, many years we’ve hosted the Western Canadian HM Conference and we are so excited to be expanding to offer the 2022 Holistic Management Canada Conference: Coast to Coast to Coast. Its about time! Save your Thursday … Continue reading FEB: ONLINE – Holistic Management Canada Conference

How to Apply for Farm Grants in Canada

Posted by Rachel Spruston on January 17, 2022 8 Comments

As a new farmer, access to capital in the early years of operation, or during periods of significant change such as farm transition or expansion, can be a challenge. The good news is, there are many grants available for new farmers in Canada, and we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourites below, as well as tips for applying. This post was inspired by and based on the generous expertise of Andrew Rosychuk of Rosy Farms, a regenerative haskap farm in Alberta and a speaker for our Business Bootcamp. Over the course of his farming career Andrew has become … Continue reading How to Apply for Farm Grants in Canada

#RISINGYOUTH community service grants

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 20, 2021

Do you have a simple project idea to support your community? #RisingYouth is a program led by TakingITGlobal that empowers young people aged 15 to 30 across Canada to give back to their community through grants of $250, $750, and $1,500. THEY HAVE THREE LEVELS OF GRANTS AVAILABLE: Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. You’ll hear from them within 30 days of applying! They are currently prioritizing grant applications that respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. All grantees and projects must comply with applicable public health guidelines in their province or territory. Please postpone applications for any projects involving in-person … Continue reading #RISINGYOUTH community service grants

We’re hiring! YOUNG AGRARIANS OPERATIONS MANAGER

Posted by Darcy Smith on August 16, 2021

Young Agrarians is hiring an Operations Manager RELATIONAL > TECHNICAL > ORGANIZED DEADLINE TO APPLY: 12pm, Friday September 10, 2021 ABOUT Young Agrarians Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer-to-farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological farmers in Canada. We recognize the Indigenous lands and territories that we work on and alongside, and are committed to providing programs and services that are inclusive and available to farmers and friends of diverse backgrounds. Since 2012, our network is volunteer-driven, with farmers across the country organizing on-farm events and building community to create spaces for knowledge sharing and growth. YA began … Continue reading We’re hiring! YOUNG AGRARIANS OPERATIONS MANAGER

FARM JOB: Wakefield, Quebec – Rock’s End Farm, Fall Grazing Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 05, 2021

Rock’s End Farm in Wakefield, Quebec is seeking a Fall Grazing Assistant! ABOUT Rock’s End Farm We are looking for another amazing person to work with us this fall, starting now until the end of the grazing season at the end of November/early December. We’d love to hire somebody that would be interested in coming back to work with us next year starting May 1 as well. Rock’s End Farm is a 300 acre, certified organic farm located in the heart of the Gatineau Hills in west Quebec. We raise sheep for wool and meat, beef cattle, dairy cattle (for … Continue reading FARM JOB: Wakefield, Quebec – Rock’s End Farm, Fall Grazing Assistant

FARM JOBS: Montréal, Québec – Santropol Roulant, Urban Agriculture Garden Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 21, 2021 2 Comments

Urban Gardens of Santropol Roulant in Montréal, Québec is seeking a Urban Agriculture Garden Coordinator! ABOUT Urban Gardens of Santropol Roulant An key element of the job is working on our rooftop garden. The Roulant’s rooftop garden is a hidden gem in the Plateau that we try to share as much as possible with community members, visitors, and passersby. It is part intensive rooftop garden, part terrace container garden. The walls are covered in murals and honey bees grace us with their buzzing. The real beauty of the garden is that it is one of the three pillars of our … Continue reading FARM JOBS: Montréal, Québec – Santropol Roulant, Urban Agriculture Garden Coordinator

New Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 24, 2021

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The Stigma-Free Society has just released their new Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit! The Stigma-Free Society created the Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit to let individuals living in rural communities know that it is OK to reach out for help and that they are not alone. We all have mental health, and it is just as important as our physical health. Inside the toolkit you will find engaging resources for audiences including youth, families and seniors. The Inspiring Stories for You section showcases videos of rural residents who open up the conversation around mental health and stigma. Peer Support Facilitator Training Program in … Continue reading New Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit