Blog Category: kootenays

JUNE 16, 2019: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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Join us at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova, Central Kootenay, for a tool demonstration with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, farm tour & potluck social! Date: Sunday June 16, 2019 Time: 4-8pm Location: 3850 Krestova Road in Krestova, near Nelson, BC SHARE: Please invite your friends and share the Facebook event!  Kootenay Local Agricultural Society Tool Library The Tool Library is a unique resource available to the public. Kootenay Local Agricultural Society (KLAS) members receive a discount.  Tools were carefully selected to ensure they would help farmers be more efficient, but which—because of cost or infrequency of need—farmers wouldn’t buy themselves. … Continue reading JUNE 16, 2019: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society

Kootenays, BC: Biodynamic Seed Collection for Sale

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2019 2 Comments

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Seeking an aspiring organic/biodynamic grower/seedmeister to carry on the stewardship of a biodynamic seed collection from Aurora Farm, the first commercial BD heirloom seed company in North America. These seeds were cultivated in accordance with Biodynamic principles allowing life forces to give rise to nutrient dense crops with many varieties grown out for 30 years. They were cultivated on a hilltop in the Kootenay River Valley that was particularly suitable for seed production and Demeter and Organically Certified. Aurora Farm concurrently hosted a biodynamic apprenticeship training program from the early 90’s until the early 2000’s. Seed harvesting screens (6) and … Continue reading Kootenays, BC: Biodynamic Seed Collection for Sale

WORK TRADE: EAST KOOTENAYS, BC – Clear Sky Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 08, 2019

Echinacea field at Clear Sky Farm

Farm & Food Forest Caretaker at Clear Sky Meditation Centre, BC Are you passionate about personal growth, meditation and community learning? If you answered “Yes!”, and you have an interest in permaculture and food forests, we invite you to apply for our 3 month residential intensive. Farm and Food Forest Karma Yoga Position If you have a particular interest in farming and food forests, then we invite you to apply for our 2019 Food Forest Caretaker karma yoga position. Clear Sky is proudly home to one of Canada’s largest cold climate food forests. Designed in 2012 and planted in 2013, … Continue reading WORK TRADE: EAST KOOTENAYS, BC – Clear Sky Farm

EVENT RECAP: 2019 BC Association of Farmers’ Markets Conference in Kimberley, BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 29, 2019

Hailey Troock talks land access @ BCAFM Conference

On March 8-10, 2019, hundreds of farmers, vendors and farmers market managers, mixed with a few local and provincial government reps, non-profits and food-related businesses, came together in the East Kootenay town of Kimberley for the annual conference of the British Columbia Association of Farmers’ Markets. The three-day event was jam-packed with social events, workshops, keynotes and lots of delicious fare! Saturday morning’s plenary on elevating the BC Farmers’ Markets brand was delivered by industry professionals including Heather O’Hara, Executive Director of BCAFM, followed by a presentation on food safety. Attendees had the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: 2019 BC Association of Farmers’ Markets Conference in Kimberley, BC

FARM JOB: SALMO, BC – Salix and Sedge, Market Garden Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 25, 2019

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Salix and Sedge in Salmo, BC is seeking a Market Garden Farm Hand for the 2019 season. About Salix and Sedge Salix and Sedge is a certified organic farm located in the Salmo Valley, and is owned and operated by Brendan and Cali who began farming in 2015. Our farm is small-scale, and we produce a range of vegetables for our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, farmers markets, and for a variety of local food processors and retailers. Salmo is a small community of about 1100 people, and we live just on the edge of town- far enough away to feel … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALMO, BC – Salix and Sedge, Market Garden Farm Hand

EVENT RECAP: Community Potluck and Farmer Slideshows ~ Vallican, February 2019

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 22, 2019

Plating up @ the potluck

On February 2nd, following a Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop, several dozen community members of all ages came together at Vallican Whole Community Center to enjoy a community potluck and farmer slideshow. The potluck featured many amazing dishes provided by community members, including a whole roast turkey and root vegetables from Real Good Food and some local accompaniments from Kootenay Food. The event kicked off with an intro circle, providing an opportunity for everyone in the group to share where they’re coming from and if they’re in need of anything or have something they can offer to the farming community. After … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Community Potluck and Farmer Slideshows ~ Vallican, February 2019

March 8-10: YA Land Access Workshop @ BCAFM Conference, Kimberley 2019

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 21, 2019 1 Comment

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Are you attending the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets conference taking place in Kimberley from March 8-10th? Looking for information on how to create a solid land arrangement? Look no further! Amongst the plethora of amazing workshops and events happening over the course of the weekend, on March 9th Young Agrarians Columbia Basin Land Matcher Hailey Troock will lead a session exploring the B.C. Land Matching Program and the nuts and bolts of leasing land. In this workshop that runs from 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm on Saturday afternoon, we’ll look at what goes into creating a solid land arrangement … Continue reading March 8-10: YA Land Access Workshop @ BCAFM Conference, Kimberley 2019

FARM JOB: WINDERMERE, BC – Edible Acres Farm and Cafe/ Winderberry, Farm Assistant & Soil Technician

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 20, 2019

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Edible Acres Farm and Cafe/ Winderberry in Windermere, BC is seeking a Farm Assistant & Soil Technician for the 2019 season! About WINDERBERRY and EDIBLE ACRES FARM Winderberry and Edible Acres Farm are located in Windermere, BC. We are nestled in the Columbia Valley and Rocky Mountains and a 15 min walk to Lake Windermere. The area is a mecca for outdoor activities all seasons of the year. We own and operate a Greenhouse business where we specialize in annual flower production and selling of trees, shrubs, perennials, gardening soils and fertilizers, etc. We also have 5 acres of certified organic … Continue reading FARM JOB: WINDERMERE, BC – Edible Acres Farm and Cafe/ Winderberry, Farm Assistant & Soil Technician

FARM THE BASIN: Catching up with Bent Plow Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 19, 2019

Scott and Emma of Bent Plow Farm

Back in 2016, Young Agrarians interviewed Scott and Emma just as they arrived to BC to start their new farm in Blewett after participating in the YA Business Mentorship Network. Fast forward three years and a couple of growing seasons and the dynamic duo from Bent Plow Farm have become integral members of the local farming community. Emma is one of four Directors at Large for the Kootenay Organic Growers Society and recently presented a farmer slideshow at a YA Community Potluck at Vallican Whole. You can find more information about Bent Plow Farm on their website, the YA U-MAP, as well as … Continue reading FARM THE BASIN: Catching up with Bent Plow Farm

EVENT RECAP: Columbia Basin Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 18, 2019

Paul Kelly shows the group a financial planning spreadsheet for their farm businesses

On February 2nd, 2019, 16 farmers with a range of experience levels came together at Vallican Whole Community Center for a Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop. The workshop was prepared and given by Paul Kelly from the Community Futures Central Kootenay Self Employment Program. Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Business and Entrepreneurship. He has managed large retail food operations including the Kootenay Co-op, production and processing at Fieldstone organic granary, and operated a local biofuel and feed commodity business out of Winlaw. Paul began his presentation by setting the regional labour market context. December 2018 saw the lowest … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Columbia Basin Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop