Blog Category: Quebec

#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

FARM JOBS: Montréal, Québec – Santropol Roulant, Urban Agriculture Garden Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 21, 2021

Urban Gardens of Santropol Roulant in Montréal, Québec is seeking a Urban Agriculture Garden Coordinator! ABOUT Urban Gardens of Santropol Roulant An key element of the job is working on our rooftop garden. The Roulant’s rooftop garden is a hidden gem in the Plateau that we try to share as much as possible with community members, visitors, and passersby. It is part intensive rooftop garden, part terrace container garden. The walls are covered in murals and honey bees grace us with their buzzing. The real beauty of the garden is that it is one of the three pillars of our … Continue reading FARM JOBS: Montréal, Québec – Santropol Roulant, Urban Agriculture Garden Coordinator

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

FARM JOB: Wakefield, Quebec – Apiverte Inc., Beekeeper

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 22, 2021

Apiverte Inc. in Wakefield, Quebec is seeking a Beekeeper! ABOUT Apiverte Inc. Apiverte keeps bees, harvests artisan honey, builds wooden beekeeping equipment, produces honey and wax-based products, and provides regional tourism experiences. Apiverte is fast becoming one of the most innovative apiculture businesses in the Gatineau Hills with: 20+ commercial partner hosts 30+ apiary sites 125 colonies of honeybees 1500km2 service area 30+ artist collaborations 5 municipalities : Gatineau, Chelsea, La Pêche, Low and Vals-des-Mont Apiverte is developing a new style of beekeeping and using it in our own operations. Our honey is unique and diverse as is our business … Continue reading FARM JOB: Wakefield, Quebec – Apiverte Inc., Beekeeper

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

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

FARM JOB: Wakefield, Quebec – Rock’s End Farm, Grazing Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 11, 2021

rock's end farm

Rock’s End Farm in Wakefield, Quebec is seeking a Grazing Assistant for the 2021 season! ABOUT Rock’s End Farm Rock’s End Farm is a 300 acre, certified organic farm located in the heart of the Gatineau Hills in west Quebec. We raise sheep for wool and meat, beef cattle, dairy cattle (for home dairy consumption), pastured pork, and pastured poultry. We use regenerative and organic practices to ensure that our farm enhances water quality, biodiversity, and soil health. We use adaptive grazing management and incorporate silvopasture into our grazing system. We provide our products to the public via farmgate sales, … Continue reading FARM JOB: Wakefield, Quebec – Rock’s End Farm, Grazing Assistant

FARM JOB: Senneville (Island of Montréal), QC – Ferme de Roulant, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 05, 2021

Ferme de Roulant in Senneville (Island of Montréal), Québec is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2021 season! ABOUT Ferme de Roulant As part of the Roulant’s mission of building a food system that is healthy, just, and sustainable, the Ferme du Roulant farms a 3-acre plot of agriculturally zoned and organically certified land in Senneville. The farm was co-founded in 2012 by Santropol Roulant and Howard Reitman. It can be found on the western tip of the Island of Montreal. This land supports the production of fresh produce for our kitchen programs and our organic baskets. Initiatives such as … Continue reading FARM JOB: Senneville (Island of Montréal), QC – Ferme de Roulant, Farm Hand

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: Wakefield, QC – Rock’s End Farm, Fall Grazing Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 27, 2020

Rock’s End Farm in Wakefield, Quebec is looking for a Fall Grazing Assistant! ABOUT Rock’s End Farm Nestled in the beautiful Gatineau Hills just 5 minutes from the village of Wakefield, Quebec, Rock’s End Farm is a 300-acre certified organic farm providing sustainably raised meats and wool to the members of our community. We raise sheep for wool and meat, beef cattle, dairy cattle (for home consumption), pastured pork, and pastured poultry. We provide our products to the public via farmgate sales, home-delivery and neighbourhood drop sites, and sales at the farmers’ market and craft fairs (some of these cancelled … Continue reading FARM JOB: Wakefield, QC – Rock’s End Farm, Fall Grazing Assistant