Blog Category: Education

FARM JOB & EDUCATION: Sorrento, BC – Sorrento Centre Farm, Winter Young-Adult Leadership Development Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 27, 2021

Sorrento Centre Farm in Sorrento, British Columbia is seeking applicants for their Winter Young-Adult Leadership Development Program! ABOUT Sorrento Centre Farm Using permaculture and regenerative farming techniques to restore soil health, the Sorrento Centre farm grows fresh, naturally grown fruits and vegetables. Learn more at https://www.sorrentocentre.ca/farm We farm the land with natural and traditional methods that produce the highest quality and healthiest food for our community. We do not use synthetic chemicals on the Sorrento Centre Farm. We promote sustainable agriculture by growing food with methods that support and nurture the natural harmony of Creation. DESIRED QUALITIES We are looking … Continue reading FARM JOB & EDUCATION: Sorrento, BC – Sorrento Centre Farm, Winter Young-Adult Leadership Development Program

Indigenous Traditional Food Systems eModule

Posted by Michelle Lam on July 09, 2021

Communities ChooseWell’s Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings eCourse has recently added a module titled, “Indigenous Traditional Food Systems”.  More information on the Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings eCourse can be found here. Module‌ ‌9: Indigenous‌ ‌Traditional‌ ‌Food‌ ‌Systems‌‌ is an accessible opportunity for people to learn‌ ‌from‌ ‌Elders‌ ‌and‌ ‌Indigenous‌ ‌communities‌ across Alberta. In this online module, you will find out the importance of returning to a Traditional Food System, how communities are returning to it, and what role you can play in supporting Traditional Food Systems. Learning Objectives At the end of this module, you will be able to… … Continue reading Indigenous Traditional Food Systems eModule

How to Select Vegetable Varieties for Greenhouse Growing

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2021

How to Select Vegetable Varieties for Greenhouse Growing

Got a new greenhouse or poly tunnel and wondering what varieties to plant? Experiencing issues with low yields or disease in your greenhouse? Check out this interview with Gemma McNeill, Owner-Operator of Zaklan Farm, a suburban microfarm in Surrey, British Columbia. Once you’ve gleaned some wisdom from Gemma, you may want to learn more. We recommend you follow up by reading an outline on how to select vegetable varieties for greenhouse growing, plus recommendations for the best greenhouse tomato, pepper, cucumber, eggplant, and lettuce varieties to try, from Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Photo above is of Gemma by Zaklan Farm. Greenhouse … Continue reading How to Select Vegetable Varieties for Greenhouse Growing

What is sliding scale payment? Why are we using it?

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 25, 2021

Thank you to Underground Alchemy, Albany, NY for providing the sample text that this post is based on.  Sliding scale payment is a tool for building economic justice, and it requires your active participation and reflection. The core principle is to provide a price range that makes an event more broadly accessible to people with diverse financial means, while ensuring fair compensation for the organizers and educators. You are asked to pay according to your available resources. When everyone participates in this way, we are able to create a more equitable, diverse, and supportive farming community.  Young Agrarians has been … Continue reading What is sliding scale payment? Why are we using it?

Prairie Gold Meats & Meadow Farm Florals: The Perfect Pairing

Posted by Michelle Lam on May 14, 2021

Photo Credit: Ashlea Kooman Location: Tamara Ranch, Red Deer , AB

Prairie Gold Meats & Meadow Farm Florals is based on Treaty 6 and 7 territory, a traditional gathering place, travelling route and home for many Indigenous Peoples including the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, Stoney Nakoda, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux. The land is also known in Canadian geography as Forshee, AB.  This case study is a part of Young Agrarians Alberta Land Access Guide, a toolkit for farmers seeking land opportunities. Blake Hall grew up in the City of Red Deer, Alberta and got into farming through the CRAFT Apprenticeship program in Southern Ontario. Having caught a bug for grazing, pasture … Continue reading Prairie Gold Meats & Meadow Farm Florals: The Perfect Pairing

YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Vanscoy, SK – Farm One Forty

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on May 03, 2021

Are you an aspiring farmer looking for a mixed farm with livestock diversity and veggies on the prairies to gain more skills, knowledge and experience? Farm One Forty in Saskatchewan is offering an apprenticeship just for you! APPRENTICE POSITION OPEN ABOUT FARM ONE FORTY Farm One Forty is located near Vanscoy, Saskatchewan within Treaty 6 Territory. Arlie Laroche and her husband,  Brett grew up on conventional farms, where they gained extensive knowledge about farming. As young adults they began learning about regenerative agriculture and permaculture and wanted to implement those aspects into their own farm. Their goal is health and … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Vanscoy, SK – Farm One Forty

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: LANIGAN, SK – GROVENLAND FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on May 03, 2021

Photo of Grovenland farm apprenticeship

Are you an aspiring farmer looking for a mixed farm with livestock and veggies to gain more skills, knowledge and experience? Well, Grovenland Farm in Saskatchewan is offering an apprenticeship just for you! DEADLINE TO APPLY EXTENDED – APPLY ASAP ABOUT Grovenland Farm Grovenland is located near Lanigan, Saskatchewan on the edge of Treaty 4 & 6 Three generations farm together at Grovenland Farm. In 2011, Lisa and Ben Martens Bartel moved from Winnipeg to the family farm to begin a new farming story with Ben’s parents, John and Denise Bartel. They all enjoy hosting people on the farm and … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: LANIGAN, SK – GROVENLAND FARM

Peas on Earth: “It Runs in the Family”

Posted by Michelle Lam on May 02, 2021

Peas on Earth is based on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place, travelling route and home for many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit. The land is also known in Canadian geography as Sturgeon County, AB.  This case study is a part of Young Agrarians Alberta Land Access Guide, a toolkit for farmers seeking land opportunities. Eric and Ruby Chen are a couple based out of Edmonton, AB, who have always had a passion for growing food. When asked about their farming history, they explain that it “runs … Continue reading Peas on Earth: “It Runs in the Family”

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Lisieux, SK – Sage Valley Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on May 02, 2021

2021 PAID FARM OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE:  Are you an aspiring gardener, beekeeper, or livestock keepers looking to gain the hands-on skills and experience before starting your own farming business? Sage Valley Farm is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED – APPLY ASAP! About the Farm Located on Treaty 4 territory, South, Central Saskatchewan Sage Valley Farm is a 4th generation farm. They raise pigs, chickens (for meat and eggs), ducks, turkeys and cows. All the animals are pasture raised free of antibiotics. The meat bird chicks usually arrive early April and … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Lisieux, SK – Sage Valley Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Bangor, SK – Richards Family Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on May 02, 2021

Are you an aspiring rancher looking to gain experience of managing cattle in a way that’s good for the planet?  Richards Family Farm and Livestock is excited to offer an apprenticeship just for you. DEADLINE EXTENDED – APPLY ASAP! About the Farm Richards Family Farm is located on Treaty 4 territory, near Bangor SK.  Garry, his wife Lynn, and their 3 children, Rebekah, Evan, and Caroline operate a mixed grain and cattle farm. Their goal is to have a resilient, low risk, profitable farm that creates healthy food, healthy ecosystems, and healthy people. Their family farm is 118 years old and now encompasses a … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Bangor, SK – Richards Family Farm