Blog Category: Manitoba

#RISINGYOUTH community service grants

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 05, 2021

Do you have a simple project idea to support your community? #RisingYouth is a program led by TakingITGlobal that empowers young people aged 15 to 30 across Canada to give back to their community through grants of $250, $750, and $1,500. THEY HAVE THREE LEVELS OF GRANTS AVAILABLE: Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. You’ll hear from them within 30 days of applying! They are currently prioritizing grant applications that respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. All grantees and projects must comply with applicable public health guidelines in their province or territory. Please postpone applications for any projects involving in-person … Continue reading #RISINGYOUTH community service grants

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Ninette, MB – Luna Field Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on May 02, 2021 1 Comment

Do you dream of being a full time farmer and growing food for your community? Luna Field Farm is excited to offer a hands-on apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. DEADLINE EXTENDED – APPLY ASAP! About the Farm Luna Field Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Ninette, MB.  Luna Field Farm is a pasture (grass)-based livestock farm operated by Wian Prinsloo and Lydia Carpenter. The farm is run on several hundred acres of grazing pasture land in southwestern Manitoba. Through an ecological lens they focus on the health of their livestock, pastures [plants], and soils, recognizing that “we are what we … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Ninette, MB – Luna Field Farm

New Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 24, 2021

rural mental wellness toolkit

The Stigma-Free Society has just released their new Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit! The Stigma-Free Society created the Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit to let individuals living in rural communities know that it is OK to reach out for help and that they are not alone. We all have mental health, and it is just as important as our physical health. Inside the toolkit you will find engaging resources for audiences including youth, families and seniors. The Inspiring Stories for You section showcases videos of rural residents who open up the conversation around mental health and stigma. Peer Support Facilitator Training Program in … Continue reading New Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit

Beyond the Market: Selling to Retailers

Posted by Jolene Swain on March 18, 2021

Have you outgrown the farmers’ market? Can you produce more than you can sell direct to customers? Are you ready to branch out to retailers? Here are some tips and tricks from retailers and producers to help assess your readiness and provide some considerations when it comes to moving your product beyond the market. Flexible farm business incubators Farmers’ Markets are a great incubator for local producers to fine tune their growing practices while building up a customer base and brand. Direct to customer sales offer a short supply chain and forge valuable relationships with the community. Cutting out the … Continue reading Beyond the Market: Selling to Retailers

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Winnipeg, MB – Looking to Share our 2 Acres

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 17, 2021

About the Opportunity These land holders are passionate about supporting local, sustainable agriculture and excited by the farm to table movement. They are looking to connect with a motivated, self sufficient and responsible gardener or farmer who is interested in growing vegetables on their property in the South Wilkes area (near Ikea) in Winnipeg, MB. They reside on the property, however, the specific garden area has not been landscaped or developed. They are in the process of building a small goat shed, storage unit and greenhouse which they anticipate to be ready around mid-April. If a good match is interested, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Winnipeg, MB – Looking to Share our 2 Acres

We’re hiring! YA ADMINISTRATION & SPECIAL PROJECTS LEAD

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 15, 2021 2 Comments

Young Agrarians Admin Job

Young Agrarians is hiring an Administration & Special Projects Lead! RELATIONAL > TECHNICAL > ORGANIZED DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 31, 2021 ABOUT Young Agrarians Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer-to-farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological farmers in Canada. We recognize the Indigenous lands and territories that we work on and alongside, and are committed to providing programs and services that are inclusive and available to farmers and friends of diverse backgrounds. Since 2012, our network is volunteer-driven, with farmers across the country organizing on-farm events and building community to create spaces for knowledge sharing and growth. YA … Continue reading We’re hiring! YA ADMINISTRATION & SPECIAL PROJECTS LEAD

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Minto, MB – Rourke Farms Ltd. Organics

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on March 15, 2021

PAID GRAIN APPRENTICESHIP 2021 Do you want to build your skill, knowledge, and experience in organic grain farming? Rourke Farms LTD. Organics is offering an apprenticeship to take a step into the world of larger scale grain production, both conventional and organic. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS EXTENDED – APPLY TODAY (link at bottom of the page) About the Farm Rourke Farm is located near Minto, MB. Rourke Farms  is an organic grain farm made up of David, Diane, Don (their son), Dorian (their daughter) and Dorian’s husband, John, plus a couple of hired hands. They are a big farm with … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Minto, MB – Rourke Farms Ltd. Organics

FARM JOB: Elie, Manitoba – Hearts & Roots, Crew Position

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 10, 2021

Hearts & Roots in Elie, Manitoba is seeking a Crew Member for the 2021 season! ABOUT Hearts & Roots Hearts & Roots is a small farm neighbouring the La Salle River, on Treaty 1 Territory. Best known for our market garden, we grow a mix of annual and perennial food crops with the help of animal integration. Our farm is certified organic and we take tremendous care in our stewardship of the land. DESIRED QUALITIES Crew members will be required to work in all weather, so must provide their own gloves, work boots, rubber boots, and rain gear. Farm work … Continue reading FARM JOB: Elie, Manitoba – Hearts & Roots, Crew Position

MAR 3-31 2021: Manitoba Horticulture School March 2021 Webinar Series

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on March 01, 2021

Horticulture School March 2021 Webinar Series The first webinar in the Horticulture School March 2021 Webinar Series will be held on: Wednesday March 3rd at 1:00 PM. The topic will be “Sweet Corn Production Part One – Planning for Sweet Corn Production & Beginning to Implement Your Plan”. After this first webinar, the Horticulture School Webinars Series will continue on every Wednesday in March; ·March 10th @ 1:00 PM: Sweet Corn Production Part Two – Completing the Implementation of Your Plan along with Harvesting, Marketing & Residue Management ·March 17th @ 1:00 PM: Passive Solar Greenhouses ·March 24th @ 1:00 PM: Hydroponic Cultivation … Continue reading MAR 3-31 2021: Manitoba Horticulture School March 2021 Webinar Series

FARM JOB: Winnipeg, Manitoba – FortWhyte Farms, Operations Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 19, 2021

FortWhyte Farms job

FortWhyte Farms in Winnipeg, Manitoba is seeking an Operations Assistant for the 2021 season! ABOUT FortWhyte Farms FortWhyte Farms, an educational facility designed to grow youth, food and community. The Farm Assistant role helps raise and maintain the agricultural aspects of the farm while engaging and educating youth from diverse socio-economic backgrounds in sustainable agriculture, community development through hands-on learning. FortWhyte farm is a small scale farm about 1.5 acres. We grow mixed vegetables and herbs, our farm is considered an Urban farm in Winnipeg, Manitoba and we use minimal equipment (small tractor) and hand tools. We have a 60 … Continue reading FARM JOB: Winnipeg, Manitoba – FortWhyte Farms, Operations Assistant