Blog Category: Manitoba

NFU 2019 Young Farmer Convergence – Apply To Attend

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 24, 2019

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The National Farmers Union (NFU) Youth and in partnership with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario is planning for the 2019 Young Farmer Convergence! The purpose for the gathering is to offer young farmers workshops, planning and skill-sharing. Our mission is to build capacity for young farmers to be part of an effective social movement and empower them with tools to employ creative solutions to the challenges posed by climate change! This event will bring together dozens of young farmers chosen from around Canada. Successful participants will learn about political organizing and social movements, climate action and agriculture and indigenous … Continue reading NFU 2019 Young Farmer Convergence – Apply To Attend

FARM JOBS: CAMROSE, AB – Grey Arrow Farm, Part-time Garden Workers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 18, 2019

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Grey Arrow Farm in Camrose, AB is looking for part-time Garden Workers (morning shift) for the 2019 season!  ABOUT GREY ARROW FARM MARKET GARDEN FARM organically growing delicious produce + microgreens for our CSA, restaurants and farmers markets. We grow approximately 55 types of vegetables and herbs over 2.5 acres of cultivated land on our beautiful 35 acre oasis here in the Alberta prairies (just 45 min. south of Edmonton). Our property is surrounded on 3 sides by water (take the canoe or kayak out after work!). We sow our crops through seeding and hand transplanting. We control weeds with mechanical cultivation, hoes, hands, … Continue reading FARM JOBS: CAMROSE, AB – Grey Arrow Farm, Part-time Garden Workers

FARM JOB: WINNIPEG, MB – Heart Acres Farm, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 18, 2019

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Heart Acres Farm in Winnipeg, MB is looking for a Farm Worker for the 2019 season!  ABOUT HEART ACRES FARM Heart Acres is a small no till operation, farming on 1½ acres 10 minutes south of Winnipeg, near St Adolphe, MB. We are starting our second season of production, and grow a diversity of plants, vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers using ecological practices that prioritize soil and water health. We grow for a 70 person CSA, two markets, and restaurants. Save for using the tractor to turn our compost, we primarily use hand tools in our operation. Efficiencies are very important in our system, … Continue reading FARM JOB: WINNIPEG, MB – Heart Acres Farm, Farm Worker

Feb. 2 & 3: RUSSELL, MB – Holistic Management Conference

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 11, 2019

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Are starting up a farm? Is your farm business struggling to make a profit? Do you struggle with the farm-work-life balance?Are your land, water and ecosystems in need of rejuvenation? Are you wondering about how you can pass on your farm and legacy? Join us at the Western Canadian Holistic Management Conference.  Discover tools to help you make better, more informed decisions to reach your family and farm goals. Meet fellow farmers who are creating regenerative, resilient farms right here on the prairies. Hear inspiring stories and learn practical techniques for improving your farm. Learn more about the speakers and … Continue reading Feb. 2 & 3: RUSSELL, MB – Holistic Management Conference

January 31: Clearwater, MB – Introduction to Holistic Land Design Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 11, 2019

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In this presentation, Takota Coen will use his family’s 250 acre diversified organic farm as a case study for how we can regenerate the health of the planet and its people, by designing and managing our gardens, homesteads and farms after nature’s patterns. Topics include principles of permaculture design, water harvesting earthworks, livestock integration, agroforestry, aquaculture, and soil health. When: Thursday, January 31st from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm  Where:  Harvest Moon Learning Centre, 8-10th Street, Clearwater Potluck from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm at the Learning Centre ~ bring a dish to share! Cost:  $40 + tax per person or $30 + tax per … Continue reading January 31: Clearwater, MB – Introduction to Holistic Land Design Workshop

FARM JOB: Winnipeg, MB – Johnathan’s Farm Market Gardeners

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 07, 2019

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Position: Market gardeners (full-time and part-time) Type: 4, 5, 6, and 7 month positions are available starting April/June and ending Oct/Nov. Farm: Jonathan’s Farm Location: near Winnipeg, 700 Mcphillips road, St. Andrews,  Manitoba (accom. & camping available, see below) About Jonathan’s Farm Jonathan’s Farm is located 10 minutes north of Winnipeg and grows vegetables for 400 CSA members, the Wolseley Farmers Market and the Selkirk Farmers Market. We are committed to ecological farming practices and all our vegetables are grown naturally: no pesticides or herbicides prohibited by organic standards are used. Jonathan’s Farm has been in operation since 2010 and employs 4 people during … Continue reading FARM JOB: Winnipeg, MB – Johnathan’s Farm Market Gardeners

JOB: Manitoba – Direct Farm Manitoba Coordinator

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 05, 2019

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Direct Farm Manitoba is a cooperative which advances the interests of member markets and farmers who direct market farm products to consumers by advocating on their behalf and connecting them to economic opportunities. Direct Farm Manitoba is seeking an Event Coordinator and Liaison to organize the annual Direct Farm Marketing Conference, as well as to strengthen the local food sector working on various projects as needed throughout the year. The candidate will be responsible for every aspect of the event, from initial planning to financial and evaluative reporting, under the guided mentorship of the Direct Farm Manitoba Board of Directors … Continue reading JOB: Manitoba – Direct Farm Manitoba Coordinator

Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 16, 2018

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Are you overwhelmed & paralyzed by the complexity of designing & managing land in a way that is ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient, & actually enjoyable? Join us for a 1.5 hour online webinar that will discuss the 5 steps that primary producers and homesteaders should take in order to design and implement the property of their dreams. At the end of the webinar, we will talk about the 6-day Holistic Land Design course that we are hosting with PCBFA , the County of Grand Prairie, and the MD of Greenview. Make sure to bring any questions you have … Continue reading Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 09, 2018

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Are you overwhelmed & paralyzed by the complexity of designing & managing land in a way that is ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient, & actually enjoyable? Join us for a 1.5 hour online webinar that will discuss the 5 steps that primary producers and homesteaders should take in order to design and implement the property of their dreams. At the end of the webinar, we will talk about the 6-day Holistic Land Design course that we are hosting with PCBFA and the County of Grand Prairie. Make sure to bring any questions you have about your own land design … Continue reading Oct. 18: Webinar – Holistic Land Design

Letters to an Elder Farmer

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 05, 2018

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Inspired by Stone Barns Centre for Food & Agriculture’s recently published book Letter to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming and Our Future, Young Agrarians invited young farmers to write Letters to an Elder Farmer. As young farmers, we walk in the footsteps of those that have come before us caring for the land and cultivating a community that values organic and ecological farming. You may have noticed too, that young farmers have also been blazing new trails to adapt to our changing society and changing planet. We hope, like the book Letters to a Young Farmers, that the stories in these … Continue reading Letters to an Elder Farmer