Blog Category: Education

Organic Vegetable Seed Production Course

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 10, 2019

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WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PRODUCING ORGANIC SEEDS? WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION, HARVESTING, QUALITY, MARKETING, BREEDING AND MORE?  WANT TO BUILD YOUR OWN BUSINESS FOLLOWING YOUR OWN UNIQUE SEED-FARM BUSINESS PLAN? IF SO, THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU! In partnership with USC Canada through The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, COG is excited to open registration for Canada’s only intermediate-level Organic Vegetable Seed Production e-learning certificate! This 22-week program runs April 8th – November 1st, 2019 (with a summer break from July 9th – September 2nd). Designed with flexibility, this certificate program will be delivered in a part-time blended format featuring live, online instruction … Continue reading Organic Vegetable Seed Production Course

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 ACRE OF ESTABLISHED FARM SPACE, MENTORSHIP AND PAID FARM WORK – NANAIMO, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 08, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Dundink’s Garden is a 10 acre farm outside Nanaimo, BC. For the past 12 years, this farm has been producing an abundance of fruit and vegetables for three farmers markets and an on-farm store. The farm has 8 acres in production, with two greenhouses, field crops, and fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and currants. The farm is nestled in a warm and protected valley, with a slight south slope and full sun exposure. Two dug ponds irrigate the property. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Nick Dundink, the owner, has been farming his whole life and has a wealth of experience … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 ACRE OF ESTABLISHED FARM SPACE, MENTORSHIP AND PAID FARM WORK – NANAIMO, BC

JULY 19 – AUG 16, 2019: FRASER RIVER, BC: Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP)

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 07, 2019

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Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP) By Rivershed Society of BC Designed for advocates of sustainable living, this 29-day program gives you the opportunity to develop your own community sustainability project. Learn about stewardship, build your network and hone your leadership skills. Journey the Route of the Salmon, from Headwaters to Sea July 19 – August 16, 2019 Travel 1,400 kms down the mighty Fraser River, one of the world’s greatest salmon rivers, by canoe, raft, shuttle van, and on foot. Evenings are spent camping under the stars along the banks of the river, while days are spent learning about stewardship … Continue reading JULY 19 – AUG 16, 2019: FRASER RIVER, BC: Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP)

APRIL 29, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Grounded Food Symposium

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 07, 2019

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Grounded Food Symposium Hosted by The Valley Food + Farm Collective  When: Tuesday, April 29, 2019, 9am-5pm + Reception 6-8:30 Where: University of the Fraser Valley (33844 King Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8) + Reception at the Rail District from 6 – 8 PM (2518 West Railway Street).  Tickets: https://www.universe.com/events/grounded-tickets-abbotsford-1BG9XJ  Learn more: http://valleyfoodandfarm.com/grounded/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/369470983644173/ A key strategic priority of The Valley Food + Farm Collective is to connect Fraser Valley farmers, chefs and members of the food and beverage industry to facilitate greater opportunities to bring valley food to our dinner tables. To support this, we’re launching Grounded, the first ever Fraser Valley Food Symposium. … Continue reading APRIL 29, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Grounded Food Symposium

Fredericton, NB: Regenerative Farming Certification seeks applicants 2019

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 06, 2019

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Regenerative Farming Certification Hayes Farm, Fredericton, New Brunswick Reconnect with the land and community to find your purpose. This is no ordinary program. If you’re looking to see how food justice, food security, and climate issues play out in the real world, this program is for you. Put your knowledge to work in the fields of Hayes Farm, a working farm in the heart of Fredericton. Regenerative agriculture enriches the soil instead of depleting it, respects nature instead of exploiting it, captures carbon instead of releasing it, and supports the interconnectedness of every aspect of our food web and communities. … Continue reading Fredericton, NB: Regenerative Farming Certification seeks applicants 2019

APRIL 5-6, 2019: TERRACE, BC – Food Glorious Food Forum

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 04, 2019

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Connect, collaborate, & learn from game-changing innovators and thinkers in the food security community 3rd Annual Food Security Forum, put on by the Northwest BC Food Action Network (FAN) WHEN: April 5-6, 2019 WHERE: SportsPlex, Terrace, BC, COST: $25-$100 (early bird rate until March 22) REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/food-glorious-food-tickets-56530448092#tickets MORE INFO: https://www.nwfoodsecure.org/2019-conference?fbclid=IwAR2aWCoz_Dk_IwVU76wKhaMz9LPBR1sBaVnysOCjBdrkTmM2UhKfhKn8syE Event Program  

MARCH 23, 2019: QUESNEL, BC – Social Media Marketing Workshop for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 04, 2019

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Young Agrarians and Long Table Grocery are partnering up to offer a fun, accessible, and interactive Social Media Marketing Workshop for Farmers with Evie Lavers, co-founder of Rhythm Club – a marketing agency with a combined 14 years of arts, music, and event marketing experience, whose founders take pride in creating accessible, entertaining, and immersive workshops and who are highly skilled at translating novel ideas into revenue. Learn to make your social media routine more effective and efficient, broaden your reach, and engage more deeply with your existing customers. No matter where you are at in your farming journey or … Continue reading MARCH 23, 2019: QUESNEL, BC – Social Media Marketing Workshop for Farmers

March 18: Mentor Training Session

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 28, 2019

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Are you an experienced farmer looking to mentor the next generation of ecological farmers in Alberta? Develop your mentoring skills and learn how to support aspiring and new farmers during Young Agrarians’ Mentor Training Session.  When: March 18, 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm MST Where: Conference call + Webinar, call-in and login details to follow Who: Young Agrarians Prairie Coordinator Dana Penrice will be leading the session along with YA Alberta Coordinator Kolby Peterson. Cost: Free Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/38a8af70c54430a6cde7dc3c8da9331e After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To call … Continue reading March 18: Mentor Training Session

YA Apprenticeship: Reflections from Steel Pony Farm, Red Deer AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 25, 2019

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Ohhhhhh the farm! When I think about my time spent as an apprentice at Steel Pony Farm, my heart just warms right up and my face turns into this expansive grin.  It was seriously the best time.  I’m stoked to have the chance to say a few words about it!  Apprenticing at Steel Pony Farm was my first real exposure to farm labour, and the daily ins and outs of operating a small vegetable farm.  I specifically remember one afternoon early in the season, when Mike and I were setting up a hose and pump at our water source (a … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Reflections from Steel Pony Farm, Red Deer AB

YA Apprenticeship: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 19, 2019

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a mixed, long-time-organic farm? Are  you wanting to learn about a mixed livestock operation and heritage breeds? First Nature Farms is offering a unique apprenticeship; join their team! About the Farm First Nature Farms is surrounded by land held within ecological reserves of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited, crown land, and other organic neighbours.  The 3000 acres of aspen forest, creeks, beaver ponds, pastures and farmland hold a rich diversity of both wildlife and wilderness, and domesticated species. Organic since 1990 and WWOOF hosts for almost as long, the … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB