Blog Category: Ontario

OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 02, 2020

About the National Farmers Union Convention 2020 What a year 2020 has been! Throughout, the National Farmers Union has continued to work diligently on behalf of family and cooperative farmers and progressive eaters and thinkers across Canada.  calling for measures to support family and cooperative farms fighting for farmers and farmers markets to be recognized as essential services highlighting the importance of localized food systems speaking for the health of all workers in the food system including farmers, migrant workers, inspectors and processors In addition, the NFU has created a Vision of a post-COVID Food System that we look forward … Continue reading OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

FARM JOB: St Pauls Station, ON – Farm Hand at Boone Run Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 26, 2020 2 Comments

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Boone Run Farm in St Pauls Station, ON is seeking a farm hand for their 120 acre Hay/Horse/Sheep Farm! About Boone Run Farm 120 acre farm. 55 acres planted in organic hay. Very hilly. 50 sheep. Working On expanding rotational grazing program. Working border collies on farm used to move stock. Repairing land from heavy cash cropping. Significant damage done in regards to erosion on hills. Planted in organic hay. Looking to use manure from horse boarding to put on hay fields. Rotationally grazing practicing being developed Desired Qualities Independent worker. Must have experience in farm machinery maintenance for haying … Continue reading FARM JOB: St Pauls Station, ON – Farm Hand at Boone Run Farm

Fields of Hope: Fundraiser for YA!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 02, 2020 1 Comment

Local photographer Andrée Thorpe has been photographing life on farms for four years. She goes beyond capturing daily activities to focus on what it really means to have a deep commitment to the land, to the community, and to social good. She has learned that farming is serious hard work and that you cannot be afraid to embrace it.  Andrée has published a beautiful book called Fields of Hope. It is a collection of images that celebrates farmers and their way of life. With it, the goal is to create a sequence of images in unity to praise and honour their craft and … Continue reading Fields of Hope: Fundraiser for YA!

Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 24, 2020

Mentoring the next generation of ranchers and farmers can be extremely rewarding. As an expert in your field with many years of experience running a business, you are in an excellent position to introduce a novice to the many and nuanced aspects of running an agricultural business, from building fence or caring for a sick animal to fixing the farm truck, developing a marketing strategy, designing a label for your products, or making important financial decisions. No one is better qualified to grow a new agrarian than an experienced mentor with many years on the land, yet not every rancher or … Continue reading Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

Land Sharing Opportunity at Crickhollow – Neustadt, Ontario

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 20, 2020

This is an invitation for you to run your own market garden in the context of our larger farm at Crickhollow in Neustadt, Ontario! We moved here in 2007 with our children who were eight and five at the time. When we arrive d the fields were ploughed as close to the property lines as possible filled with the conventional rotation of corn, grain and hay. We didn’t know any of our neighbours and had no farming experience. During the last dozen years we have helped the hedgerows fill out, taken tons of farming courses, read tons of farming books, … Continue reading Land Sharing Opportunity at Crickhollow – Neustadt, Ontario

Farming in Canada: Who else do you have to thank?

Posted by Kyla P on July 14, 2020 7 Comments

Kyla P at Soul Fire Farm

The author, Kyla, at the BIPOC farming immersion at Soul Fire Farm. Photo by Quin Buck, @kisewehtawin. On June 18th, Statistics Canada released an infographic thanking Canadian farmers for their role in the Canadian food chain and for helping to get food on the table of millions of Canadians. Amongst the facts about growing fruit and meat production, I couldn’t help but notice the glaring omission of labour and violence that has led us to where we are in the narrative around the Canadian food chain. Now without a doubt, if you ate today you can thank a farmer. But … Continue reading Farming in Canada: Who else do you have to thank?

FARM JOBS: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Workers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 20, 2020

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Ignatius Farm in Guelph, ON, is hiring Farm Workers for the 2020 season! About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers markets, local businesses and service agencies. The Farm’s programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and several annual community events. The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) is a not for profit charity situated on 600 acres of woodlands, wetlands and farmland just outside of Guelph Ontario. IJC welcomes all and is home to Loyola Retreat House & Ignatian Training, Ignatius Farm, the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest, St Brigid’s … Continue reading FARM JOBS: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Workers

GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 09, 2020

Apply now for the 2020-2021 GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment! The GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment, with support from the Sustainability Network, offers young leaders (aged 18-30) the chance to gain invaluable training and experience from Canada’s top environmental champions on Parliament Hill. The program runs from September 2020-June 2021 and includes a monthly stipend totalling $25,000. Interns work full-time in the Parliament Hill office of a Member of Parliament (MP) with a proven record of environmental leadership. Reflecting GreenPAC’s commitment to nonpartisanship, host MPs come from across the political spectrum and from every major national political party. During this time, Interns … Continue reading GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment

FARM JOBS: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Associates

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 09, 2020

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Ignatius Farm in Guelph, ON, is seeking Farm Associates for the 2020 season! About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers markets, local businesses and service agencies. The programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships and farmer training, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and several annual community events. The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) is a not for profit charity situated on 640 acres of woodlands, wetlands and farmland just outside of Guelph Ontario. IJC welcomes all and is home to Loyola Retreat House & Ignatian Training, Ignatius Farm, the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest. Are you … Continue reading FARM JOBS: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Associates

Take the Survey: 2020 National New Farmer Survey

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 03, 2020

If you are intending to farm, are currently farming, or have recently exited farming, please fill out the National New Farmer Survey 2020! This survey is a follow-up to our important 2015 survey which was used to advocate for better policies to support new farmers in Canada, including through Canada’s national food policy at a Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. The results will help understand the unique experiences of new farmers in Canada in 2020. In order to give weight to our recommendations, we need as many farmer voices as possible.  We want to hear from people who are currently … Continue reading Take the Survey: 2020 National New Farmer Survey