Blog Category: British Columbia

MAR 4-24, 2021: SPEC Small Farm Sessions

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 26, 2021

SPEC Small Farm Session Poster 2021

The SPEC Small Farm Sessions are back for 2021 in a virtual format! 🐞🍃🌾 This March they are offering 3 interactive online sessions that they promise will not be your average zoom presentations! Register for 1 or all 3 – March 4, 8, and 24, from 10 am – 11:30 am for $5 – $10. These 1.5 hour sessions will give you a chance to ask experts specific questions, and receive advice on common challenges faced by farmers in Metro and the Fraser Valley. Session topics include sustainable soil management, integrated pest management and restoring degraded soils. You will also … Continue reading MAR 4-24, 2021: SPEC Small Farm Sessions

MAR 15, 2021: Urban Farming Workshop Webinar (Victoria, BC)

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 24, 2021

Would you like to become an urban farmer and learn how to create your own agriculture business in the city? We’re excited to bring you this event where you will learn the basics of running your own farming business in an urban landscape! ABOUT THE EVENT Join us for a FREE virtual 3-hour workshop on urban farming March 15th at 5PM where you could learn about the basic skills needed to run a successful urban farm! During this time, we will discuss: Farm design Farm management Farm operations Farm Economics Revenue streams & selling product Some of the necessary skills to create … Continue reading MAR 15, 2021: Urban Farming Workshop Webinar (Victoria, BC)

FARM JOB: Creston, BC – Morris Flowers Garden Centre, Assistant Grower

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 24, 2021

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Morris Flowers Garden Centre in Creston, BC is seeking a permanent Assistant Grower! ABOUT Morris Flowers Garden Centre The Garden Centre has been in operation for about 50 years, we are a mixed operation of a Garden Centre, nursery, Greenhouse, and flower shop. We also have a mixed garden, we also have 5000 acres of farm land that is used for hay, grain, tree fruits, berries and cattle production. We sell direct to consumer, export, wholesale and retail, resorts and restaurants. We use all sorts of machinery, from small hand tools to large equipment. The people of yaqan nukiy have … Continue reading FARM JOB: Creston, BC – Morris Flowers Garden Centre, Assistant Grower

NFU Series #4: Farmers Can’t Do it Alone. What we need to fight the climate crisis.

Posted by National Farmers Union on February 24, 2021

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This is the fourth and final post in a series of guest posts by the National Farmers Union. They are highlighting the work of young farmers and bringing climate change to the forefront in B.C. agriculture. In inspiring numbers, young farmers are taking to the land to act on climate – but we know that our individual zeal, commitment, and fighting spirit will not be enough to achieve the drastic reduction in on-farm emissions that we so desperately need. “I can make my own individual actions but what we really need is broader national and international policy, and a better … Continue reading NFU Series #4: Farmers Can’t Do it Alone. What we need to fight the climate crisis.

FARM JOB: Lake Country, BC – O’Rourke Peak Cellars, Market Gardener

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 22, 2021

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O’Rourke Peak Cellars in Lake Country, British Columbia is seeking a Market Gardener! ABOUT O’Rourke Peak Cellars We are a Lake Country, B.C, winery with a vision of providing our guests with the very best wine and food experiences. Our market garden is just over 0.5 acre with 2 large supporting green houses on site. All produce is grown with the aim to be utilized in our seasonal menu’s. The garden supplies our on site restaurant farm fresh produce where our chefs have a garden to plate food philosophy. DESIRED QUALITIES Outgoing, proactive, autonomous, self starter who can be flexible … Continue reading FARM JOB: Lake Country, BC – O’Rourke Peak Cellars, Market Gardener

FARM JOBS: Langley, BC – Stable Harvest Farm, Assistant Manager, and Field Hands

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 22, 2021

Stable Harvest Farm in Langley, BC is seeking an Assistant Manager and Field Hands! ABOUT Stable Harvest Farm Stable Harvest Farm has all the infrastructure of a modern small farm operation. Large wash pack station, Kubota tractor, BCS tractor, flame weeder, paperpot transplanter, high tunnels etc. The focus is on multi harvest space efficient crops and successive planting for continual supply. Stable Harvest Farm is a charitable operation servicing the Langley and Surrey food banks, as well as other communities in need, with high quality fresh organically produced vegetables. Stable Harvest farms is a 5 acre market garden sitting on … Continue reading FARM JOBS: Langley, BC – Stable Harvest Farm, Assistant Manager, and Field Hands

Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021

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Indigenous-Led Vision Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative is an Indigenous-led collaboration of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, Ktunaxa Nation, Secwépemc Nation, Canada and British Columbia. Salmon have been blocked from returning to the Canadian portion of the upper Columbia River for more than 80 years. The long-term vision is to return salmon stocks for Indigenous food, social and ceremonial needs, and to benefit the region’s residents and ecosystems as a whole. Learn more about this Initiative… Indigenous Rights and Responsibility Reintroducing salmon concerns Indigenous rights and responsibility. This Initiative is located in unceded Indigenous territories. Life-altering losses … Continue reading Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative

SURVEY FOR OKANAGAN FARMERS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021

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Are you involved in food or farming in the Okanagan? Help researcher Ayla Brown build food resilience in the Okanagan bioregion by completing the survey below! Who should take the survey: Local food producers (fruit/vegetable producer, livestock producer or rancher, egg farmer, producer of other products such as honey, flour etc.) Wild food collectors (hunter or forager) Local food educators, experts or advocates Local government or council involved in local food Indigenous food knowledge keepers We would like to invite you to participate in a virtual mapping survey, where we will ask you questions about: (1) Yourself and your connection … Continue reading SURVEY FOR OKANAGAN FARMERS

APPRENTICESHIPS: TSAWWASSEN, BC – Salt & Harrow Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021

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Salt & Harrow Farm in Tsawwassen, BC is seeking Organic Farm Apprentices for the 2021 season! About Salt & Harrow Farm Salt & Harrow Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm opening a new location in Tsawwassen, BC. Ten acres are devoted to vegetable production, with over 50 varieties of vegetables, legumes, fruits, and herbs. We sell our produce at six farmers markets, to restaurants, our Salt & Harrow Storehouse, and through a full-choice membership program. We hope our food is a reflection of the place in which it is grown and the joy we take in growing it. By caring … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS: TSAWWASSEN, BC – Salt & Harrow Farm

FARM JOBS: 100 MILE HOUSE, BC – Big Rock Ranch, Farm Hands

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021 2 Comments

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Big Rock Ranch in 100 Mile House, BC is seeking Farm Hands for the 2021 season! About Big Rock Ranch Big Rock Ranch is a 148-acre farm, a short 15 minute drive from the historic town of 100 Mile House, in Buffalo Creek BC. Here we grow many varieties of vegetables on 2 acres, raise heritage chickens for eggs, care for our hive of honey bees, have 3 lovely horses, and 2 wonderful farm dogs.. We sell our produce at the South Cariboo Farmers Market, in a CSA box program and to local restaurants/grocery stores from Spring to Fall every … Continue reading FARM JOBS: 100 MILE HOUSE, BC – Big Rock Ranch, Farm Hands