Blog Category: Ontario

FARM APPRENTICESHIP: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 02, 2020

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Looking for a farming apprenticeship in Ontario? Check out Ignatius Farm in Guelph! About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm grows certified organic produce 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 seasonal 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 and the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest. Are you passionate … Continue reading FARM APPRENTICESHIP: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm

FARM JOB: KINGSTON, ON – Root Radical CSA, Team Leader

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 30, 2019

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Root Radical CSA in Kingston, Ontario is hiring a Team Leader! ABOUT ROOT RADICAL CSA Root Radical Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is a successful organic farm growing a diversity of vegetables. Entering our 14th season, we sell our vegetables through the CSA model to about 250 households in Kingston and on Howe Island. We are known for our high-quality and great-tasting vegetables, our friendly, organized, and accommodating customer service, and the environmental education opportunities offered to our community. In the garden, most work is done by hand or with human-powered tools. We use tractors for moving compost and soil mix, preparing the … Continue reading FARM JOB: KINGSTON, ON – Root Radical CSA, Team Leader

FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Outreach Staff

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 23, 2019

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Ignatius Farm in Guelph, ON is seeking a Farm Outreach staff person! About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm grows certified organic produce 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 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 and the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest. Are you … Continue reading FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Outreach Staff

FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Educator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 06, 2019

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Ignatius Farm in Guelph, ON is seeking a Farm Educator! About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm grows certified organic produce 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 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 and the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest. Desired Experience Are you passionate … Continue reading FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Educator

Fields of Hope: Farm Photography Book Fundraiser

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 15, 2019 1 Comment

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Doublejay Farms. Photo by Andrée Thorpe 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 … Continue reading Fields of Hope: Farm Photography Book Fundraiser

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

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 01, 2019

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Ignatius Farm in Guelph, ON, is hiring 2 Farm Associates! Ignatius Farm is looking for passionate, imaginative, eco-minded individuals to help them care for the Ignatius organic farm. You will help build the Ignatius Farm vision of developing local food systems, innovative crop production, eco-spirituality, community shared agriculture, and education programs. About Ignatius Farm 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 Villa and Orchard Park Office … Continue reading FARM JOBS: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Associates

Short Film: Counting on a New Crop

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 12, 2019

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Can two unconventional friends keep a decades-old family farm from disappearing? COUNTING ON A NEW CROP is a short documentary directed by Brina Romanek, produced in partnership with CBCShort Docs. The film follows best friends, Sixty-six-year-old farmer Jim Giffen and quiet, 23 year-old electrician, Jonas they struggle to keep Edencrest Farm alive. Before Giffen met Jon, he feared he would lose Edencrest Farms, a staple in the Minesing community since the early1900s. With his four children uninterested in the family business, the question of who would take over the property was looming and the idea that he would have no … Continue reading Short Film: Counting on a New Crop

FARM JOB: PICTON, ON – Edwin County Farm, Field Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 18, 2019

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Edwin County Farm in Picton, ON is seeking a Field Manager! Edwin County Farm The Royal Gardens at Edwin County Farms is a 3+ acre intensive vegetable operation on the shores of the Bay of Quinte in Prince Edward County Ontario, one of the most exciting areas in Canada for food, wine and tourism. Edwin County Farms is a 700 acre farm which produces organic beef, grain and maple syrup. The Royal Gardens is in its second season producing high quality produce for the restaurant trade in nearby Toronto. We have expanded substantially since last year, having added a large greenhouse and several … Continue reading FARM JOB: PICTON, ON – Edwin County Farm, Field Manager

JOB: OTTAWA, ON – USC Canada, Indigenous Seed Sovereignty Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 17, 2019

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USC Canada, in partnership with the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network, is hiring a Program Manager for a one-year Indigenous Seed Sovereignty Project. Apply by June 6, 2019 12 PM EST for an opportunity to join the team! Position details: Start date July 9, 2019 (negotiable) to April 30, 2020, possibly renewable Location: Ideally Ottawa, Canada. Remote work may be possible. Why This Project Indigenous Peoples and smallholder farmers are the original plant breeders. The diversity of crops all people benefit from today is thanks to their careful stewardship and knowledge of their territories. Despite the disruption of traditional land-based practices, … Continue reading JOB: OTTAWA, ON – USC Canada, Indigenous Seed Sovereignty Manager

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