Blog Category: Education

SEP-NOV 2020: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Community Workshops

Posted by Seth Friedman on August 31, 2020

UBC Farm Workshops Dried Medicine - by Jaylin Chiyi

UBC Farm is excited to announce that registration for the second half of our 2020 workshop series is now open! The UBC Farm hosts a wide range of workshops covering everything from gardening and food forestry to herbal medicine, fermenting, foraging, and much more.  All of our workshops are beginner friendly and open to everyone. Check out our upcoming workshops below, or visit our website: ubcfarm.ubc.ca/workshops Our workshops are delivered by knowledgeable UBC Farm staff and affiliated experts.   Attending a UBC Farm workshop online gives you a great chance to learn from our presenters, as well as to feel connection … Continue reading SEP-NOV 2020: VANCOUVER, BC – UBC Farm Community Workshops

Farmer Podcast Club: The Rural Woman Podcast – Growing the Next Generation of Farmers with Dana Penrice

Posted by Lilli Klamke on August 27, 2020

Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Growing the Next Generation of Farmers with Dana Penrice – Wildrose Farmer Released July 24, 2020 On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you’ll meet Dana Penrice. Dana is the Prairie Program Manager for Young Agrarians. Dana works with a great team of community facilitators to help grow the next generation of farmers and food lovers in Canada. Dana has helped facilitate farm tours, workshops, and mixers across Alberta with the Young Agrarians, She has also stated the Young Agrarians Alberta Apprenticeship programs and is now working on taking this … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: The Rural Woman Podcast – Growing the Next Generation of Farmers with Dana Penrice

SEPT-NOV, 2020: ONLINE – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 25, 2020

Give your progressive food business a leg up with Feeding Growth! This series of five workshops provides practical tips for progressive retail and packaged goods companies to reach and maintain success. Each workshop follows the Feeding Growth recipe: personable and caring food industry mentors share advice; participants engage in hands-on exercises; and the helpful community of progressive change-makers connects over tasty local food. The series culminates with a keynote event celebrating our graduates and the local food movement. WORKSHOP DATES   Brand & Marketing, September 24, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Online via Zoom   Sales & Distribution, October 8, … Continue reading SEPT-NOV, 2020: ONLINE – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

SEP 10, 2020: CHILLIWACK, BC – Land Social at Yarrow Ecovillage

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 20, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Yarrow Ecovillage in Chilliwack, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Yarrow Ecovillage is an intentional community that consists of co-housing and a 20-acre organic farm. The farm portion is leased to several farmers who grow vegetables, flowers, and food forestry products. They currently have some land available for lease for the right fit, as well as some housing opportunities for sale.  We will tour … Continue reading SEP 10, 2020: CHILLIWACK, BC – Land Social at Yarrow Ecovillage

VANCOUVER, BC: 2021 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Seth Friedman on August 18, 2020 2 Comments

The 2021 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications! The UBC Farm Practicum can be taken as either a six-month (April – October), or as a four-month (April – August), experiential-learning program.  The program is part-time (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 … Continue reading VANCOUVER, BC: 2021 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

AUG 20, 2020: ROBERTS CREEK, BC – Land Social at One Straw Tiny Farm

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on July 29, 2020 2 Comments

Aug 20, 2020 Land Social at One Straw Society

You’re invited to a socially distanced outdoor Land Social at One Straw Tiny Farm in Roberts Creek, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! One Straw Tiny Farm (a One Straw Society project) is focused on building community and local food security. Their mission is to support you in connecting with your community, assisting you in gaining both the knowledge to grow your own food, and the ability to access land. One Straw Society … Continue reading AUG 20, 2020: ROBERTS CREEK, BC – Land Social at One Straw Tiny Farm

University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada-Online Course-Register NOW

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 25, 2020

About the Course: Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relationships. Topics Covered The fur trade and other exchange relationships, Land claims and environmental impacts, Legal systems and rights, Political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, Contemporary Indigenous life, art and … Continue reading University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada-Online Course-Register NOW

8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 18, 2020 3 Comments

8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

Photo via Grist As an organization that works to increase access to land for new and young farmers, we deeply acknowledge the racism and inequality within our food systems. Farming in North America takes place on the stolen lands of Indigenous peoples, and is built on the enslavement and exploitation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC). Check out the documentaries We Are the Roots and Secret Alberta: The Former Life of Amber Valley to learn more. For agriculture to be truly regenerative, as a society, we must address the embedded racism that permeates our communities and institutions. Major contributions … Continue reading 8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

How To Farm a Vacant Urban Lot

Posted by Alex on May 14, 2020

How To Farm a Vacant Urban Lot. Photo credit: TOPSOIL Are you living in the city but find yourself aching to farm? Urban agriculture may be just the right fit for you! But wait…how do you even find enough land to start a farm in the city? That’s where vacant lots come in to the picture. This post is all about how you can find a vacant lot and things to consider when starting an urban farm! So, what is a vacant lot? A vacant lot is classified as a registered lot (serviced or unserviced) that contains no permanent structures … Continue reading How To Farm a Vacant Urban Lot

May 5: Webinar – How to Launch Perishable Shipping Business From Scratch

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 04, 2020

Understanding Ag presents Blaine Hitzfield and Brooks Hitzfield, Seven Sons Farms When: May 5, 2020 7:00 – 8:30 pm Central  Fee: $25 (non-refundable) Registration: https://understandingag.com/webinars Blaine Hitzfield, CEO of Marketing & Distribution Blaine has spent his life working on the family farm. During high school Blaine pursued an interest in multimedia design and marketing. Blaine’s interest in marketing served as an integral part of helping his family develop a direct marketing business. Today Blaine is employed full time at Seven Sons and is responsible for overseeing daily marketing and distribution activities. Blaine enjoys sharing the Seven Sons story by speaking to consumer and … Continue reading May 5: Webinar – How to Launch Perishable Shipping Business From Scratch