Blog Category: Ontario

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

Posted by Kyla P on July 14, 2020 5 Comments

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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

FARM JOBS: MARKHAM, ON – Joyfully Organic Farm, Farm Staff

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 20, 2020

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Joyfully Organic Farm in Markham, Ontario is seeking Farm Staff for the 2020 season! LOCATION: Markham, Ontario (40 min outside Toronto) ACCOMMODATIONS: Shared accommodations are available if needed, in a clean and attractive  apartment. ABOUT Joyfully Organic Farm We have a deep love of amazing food, strong farming practices, and hearty laughs. We are planning our 2020 Season and putting together our rock star farm staff team. Joyfully Organic Farm focuses on lean operational efficiencies, bio-intensive planting, multi-successions high yields per acreage, and laughing a lot. The farm operates on a 30 inch bed system with the use of walking tractors and hand tools. In … Continue reading FARM JOBS: MARKHAM, ON – Joyfully Organic Farm, Farm Staff

Filled ~ FARM APPRENTICESHIP: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 05, 2020

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The deadline for applications has passed. We thank all those who applied and we have made our hiring decisions. For current Ignatius Jesuit Centre employment please see: https://ignatiusguelph.ca/get-involved/employment/ Check back with us in January 2021 for our 2021  Farm Internship program! View more farm jobs and apprenticeships here.  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 … Continue reading Filled ~ FARM APPRENTICESHIP: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm

FARM JOB: OTTAWA, ON – Capital Greens Urban Farm, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 03, 2020

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Capital Greens Urban Farm in Ottawa, ON is seeking a Farm Worker for the 2020 season! ABOUT Capital Greens Urban Farm Capital Greens is a small-scale, diversified organic vegetable farm located at the Just Food Farm in Blackburn Hamlet in Ottawa, Ontario. We grow a mix of veggies – with an emphasis on salad ingredients – that we sell at the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market, to several grocery stores, at the Just Food Farmstand, and through a brand new customizable CSA home delivery program. We believe strongly in organic principles and strive to improve the fertility and biological activity in our soil by … Continue reading FARM JOB: OTTAWA, ON – Capital Greens Urban Farm, Farm Worker

APPRENTICESHIPS: PICTON, ON – Blue Wheelbarrow Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 28, 2020

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Looking for a farming apprenticeship in Ontario? Check out Blue Wheelbarrow Farm in Prince Edward County, ON! If you find dirt under your fingernails soothing and the physical exhaustion of a day’s work in the field strangely satisfying… read on! About Blue Wheelbarrow Farm Blue Wheelbarrow Farm is excited to be starting its fifth season in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario. Located just outside Bloomfield in the heart of “The County”, we are dedicated to producing fresh, organically grown vegetables of the highest quality and taste, with a strong focus on promoting local agriculture and local food autonomy. The farm is a 17 acre property … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS: PICTON, ON – Blue Wheelbarrow Farm

FARM JOB: PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, ON – Blue Wheelbarrow Farm, Field Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 28, 2020

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Blue Wheelbarrow Farm in Prince Edward County, ON is seeking a Field Manager for the 2020 season! About Blue Wheelbarrow Farm Blue Wheelbarrow Farm is excited to be starting its fifth season in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario. Located just outside Bloomfield in the heart of “The County”, we are dedicated to producing fresh, organically grown vegetables of the highest quality and taste, with a strong focus on promoting local agriculture and local food autonomy. The farm is a 17 acre property with 3 acres cultivated for vegetable growing. We specialize in baby greens and salad mixes (over 5,600 lbs sold in 2019) … Continue reading FARM JOB: PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, ON – Blue Wheelbarrow Farm, Field Manager