Blog Category: Manitoba

FARM JOB: WINNIPEG, MB – Heart Acres Farm, Greenhouse Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 14, 2020

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Heart Acres Farm in Winnipeg, MB is seeking a Greenhouse Manager for the 2020 season!  ABOUT HEART ACRES FARM Heart Acres Farm is a 1 acre farm located 10 minutes south of Winnipeg in the Red River Valley of Manitoba. We are “friend” owned and operated, and we use no-till and ecological practices in our system. We use hand-tools on the farm, have a hoop-house where we grow our tomatoes, and are adding caterpillar tunnels into our system this season. We have a 50 person CSA, and serve 2 markets in the city, as well as a hand-full of wholesalers. We grow a large … Continue reading FARM JOB: WINNIPEG, MB – Heart Acres Farm, Greenhouse Manager

EVENT RECAP: Manitoba Mini-Mixer @ Rackham Hall

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 09, 2019

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Young Agrarians comes to Manitoba! On December 7, 38 farmers and food lovers gathered at the beautiful Rackham hall near Riding Mountain National Park for a Young Agrarians Mixer. Being one of the first Young Agrarians gatherings in Manitoba, we spent time getting to know each other and discussing the needs and opportunities for new and existing farmers in the region. We met people raising livestock, organic grain, doing marketing gardening, growing mushrooms and of course much, much more! We shared laughs, ideas and of course some amazing food! Ryan Ryan Pengelly of Tamarack Farms near Erickson, MB spoke getting his farm started and … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Manitoba Mini-Mixer @ Rackham Hall

Dec 7, 2019: Onanole, MB – Agrarian Mixer & Potluck at Rackham Hall

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 13, 2019

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We are beyond excited to be organizing another Young Agrarians event in Manitoba! Join fellow farmers and food lovers for an afternoon and evening of learning, sharing and fun! This event is free and open to everyone.  WHEN: Saturday, December 7th from 1:00 pm to midnight LOCATION: Rackham Hall near Onanole, MB. Google map directions to Rackham. REGISTRATION: This event is free but we kindly ask that you let us know you are coming here. SCHEDULE: 1:00 – Arrival/ Welcome Introductions Young Agrarians: How We’re Growing the Next Generation of New Farmers Networking activity Tackling the Challenges of a New Farmer – Round Table Discussions Getting … Continue reading Dec 7, 2019: Onanole, MB – Agrarian Mixer & Potluck at Rackham Hall

MAR 5-6, 2020: BRANDON, MB – Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm Conference

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 15, 2019 1 Comment

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Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm 2020 The Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm conference and trade show is back for its third conference! This exciting event will be held March 5th and 6th, 2020 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm 2020 will bring together the science and practice of organic farming. During 2 days of conference presentations, conference delegates will learn about building soil fertility, managing weeds, the latest cultivation and seeding equipment along with other cross cutting issues such as building biodiversity and responding to a changing climate. Producers can build their markets by participating in one-on-one business meetings … Continue reading MAR 5-6, 2020: BRANDON, MB – Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm Conference

Aug. 18: Winnipeg, MB – Farmer Gathering for Women, Trans & Queer Farmers and Growers

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 08, 2019

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Direct Farm Manitoba is excited for our next farm mentorship gathering, a place for farmers and wannabe farmers to get together and learn from one another. Heart Acres Farm is hosting our next gathering August 18th at 6:30pm (1395 Lasko Rd., just south of Winnipeg). This gathering is for women, trans, and queer farmers and growers. Bring a lawn chair and a potluck dish to share! Who Is Invited: Queer & Women-identified farmers only When: Sunday August 18th, 6:30pm Where: Heart Acres Farm – 1395 Lasko Rd. south of Winnipeg Details: We are super excited for this gathering that creates safe space for womyn & queer farmers/ growers to connect. There will be a farm … Continue reading Aug. 18: Winnipeg, MB – Farmer Gathering for Women, Trans & Queer Farmers and Growers

New farmers & Food Policy in Canada – Survey Results

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 14, 2019

Photo courtesy of farmlove.org We dug up the results from a national new farmer survey conducted a few years ago. A paper was recently published on the study, and we want to share the results with you! Pour yourself a cup of tea and delve into the challenges and opportunities for Canadian farmers with us. Below is a summary of the paper with a few highlights. Please download the whole paper for more detail here: New farmers and food policies in Canada By Julia Laforge (Lakehead University), Ayla Fenton (Farmer and on Board of Directors, National Farmers Union), Virginie Lavalée-Picard (Farmer), Stéphane McLachlan (University of … Continue reading New farmers & Food Policy in Canada – Survey Results

Are you a certified organic farmer in Canada? Tell us about it!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 22, 2019

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Are you a Certified Organic Farmer in Canada? Please take this survey to contribute to research on the social, environmental, and business motivations of organic producers in Canada.  This survey, designed by a research team from the University of Guelph, is collecting information on the motivations of Canadian organic farmers to farm organically. If you are a certified organic farmer and over 18 then you can participate! Take the Survey here: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdBsBwpugMNXXzD Background information Organic agriculture is growing fast and that is a good thing! However that also means that the organic movement is evolving. While this is true for all actors in … Continue reading Are you a certified organic farmer in Canada? Tell us about it!

SURVEY: Understanding Farmers’ Need for Seed!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 29, 2019

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Seed Savers Exchange is looking for insight from farmers and seed breeders about how you source seeds. Please consider taking the short survey. Thank you! Survey for BREEDERS: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSEBreederSurvey  Survey for FARMERS: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSEFarmerSurvey Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit that aims to conserve and promote America’s culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.  We are seeking to understand how farmers source seeds and how this process can be improved. Providing input from your experiences will help us better serve the farming community.  Questions about this survey can be directed to kgilbery@seedsavers.org

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

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 27, 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

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