Blog Category: Organizations

JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Richmond Food Security Society, Education Program Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 17, 2020

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Richmond Food Security Society, in Richmond, BC, is hiring a full-time permanent Education Program Coordinator! About Richmond Food Security Society Richmond Food Security Society (RFSS) is a not-for-profit organization inspiring a robust Richmond food system through education, advocacy, and community-building initiatives. We are a small team supported by many volunteers all passionate about urban agriculture and food security. We live the values of the Richmond Food Charter and we courageously engage our community to address food-related challenges. We grow the community and have fun while doing it. We are a living wage, equal opportunity organization, and will not discriminate on any basis. We are seeking … Continue reading JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Richmond Food Security Society, Education Program Coordinator

JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community, Assistant Property & Office Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 14, 2020

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Cowichan Green Community in Duncan, BC is seeking an Assistant Property & Office Manager! Overview: This position will report directly to the General Manager and is responsible for assisting with CGC operations including The Station Building. This position is full time, 35 hours per week with a 3 month probationary period. Duties: This position will be accountable for the following: The Station: assist with management of the building Complete residential tenant intakes, move in/move out inspections, and requests Complete commercial tenants issues and concerns Purchase cleaning supplies and equipment Ensure building repairs and maintenance, including snow removal are completed Ensure building and common … Continue reading JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community, Assistant Property & Office Manager

FARM JOB: RICHMOND, BC – The Sharing Farm, Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 14, 2020

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The Sharing Farm in Richmond, BC is seeking a Farm Manager! ABOUT The Sharing Farm For over 18 years The Sharing Farm (TSF), a not-for-profit community farm, has been growing food to donate to the Richmond Food Bank an community meal programs. We occupy a 4-acre site in Terra Nova Park. We have a state of the art barn built in 2016, including a walk-in cooler and wash station. There is also a good inventory of equipment and machinery including a Grillo G131 walk behind tractor, a Kubota LA525 tractor, a paper pot transplanter, and a farm truck. At The Sharing Farm, high functioning systems are in place, the … Continue reading FARM JOB: RICHMOND, BC – The Sharing Farm, Farm Manager

JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – FarmFolk CityFolk, Feast of Fields Event Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 08, 2020

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FarmFolk CityFolk in Vancouver, BC is seeking a Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields Event Coordinator for 2020! About FarmFolk CityFolk FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF) is a not-for-profit society connecting, empowering, and inspiring people to strengthen BC’s sustainable food systems.  We develop, operate, and act as a catalyst for projects that support access to and production of local, sustainable food; support local growers and producers; provide access to and protection of farmland; and connect, educate, and celebrate with communities across BC.  Since 1993, FFCF has been a leader in local food and sustainable agriculture working with business, NGO partners, government, universities, and the … Continue reading JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – FarmFolk CityFolk, Feast of Fields Event Coordinator

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: VANCOUVER, BC – Sole Food Street Farms, Director of Farm Operations

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 10, 2019

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Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver, BC is seeking a Director of Farm Operations to manage and support a large staff including long-time employees and seasonal volunteers. The position will be expected to actively participate in all daily farm activities in as well as administration and planning. The right candidate will be production driven but also socially engaged and excited about working with diverse groups of people in an urban environment. About Sole Food Street Farms Sole Food Street Farms is an urban farm located in the City of Vancouver.  We grow out of boxes placed on vacant urban land, totalling … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Sole Food Street Farms, Director of Farm Operations

Training Courses Covered Through Wildfire Recovery Program in BC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 06, 2019

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Community Futures Wildfire Business Transition Program Business and Not-For-Profit Training The Wildfire Business Transition – Self-Directed Training Program is intended to help businesses and not-for-profits (organizations) impacted by the 2017 wild fire season to identify their training needs and provide financial and advisory support to meet those needs. Courses such as the “The Market Gardener’s Master Class” with Jean-Martin Fortier can be paid for, if completed by Nov 15, 2019.  For a list of more information and eligible communities, click the document below: How to apply and find if a certain training is eligible: Application forms are available at cfwildfire.ca Contact … Continue reading Training Courses Covered Through Wildfire Recovery Program in BC

AUGUST 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

Posted by Alex on June 13, 2019 6 Comments

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Are you a 1st generation farmer looking to connect with a strong community of friends and mentors? Do you want to make your farm business more resilient by improving your financial plan and communication strategies? Are you an urbanite itching to get your boots on the ground but don’t know where to start? Join us at the 1st Generation Farmer Conference to get relevant, ready-to-apply farm knowledge from a fantastic line up of speakers and to meet other passionate farmers in Alberta! Farmers, food lovers, and the farm-curious of all ages are all invited! When: Saturday, August 10, 2019 Where: Rosy … Continue reading AUGUST 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

FARM JOB: INVERMERE, BC – Groundswell Network Society Greenhouse and Gardens, Sustainability Intern

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 12, 2019

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Groundswell Network Society in Invermere, BC is seeking a Sustainability Intern for the 2019 season! About Groundswell Network Society Our operation consists of a 3000 sq ft cold climate greenhouse designed to offer educational programming and community participation. The greenhouse is located on a 1/4 acre property which also includes a developing food forest and a demonstration garden. Hand garden tools and a weed whipper are the primary tools used to maintain the site. We offer a u-pick to community members and also provide a harvest-to-market component to local vendors. We also sell our produce at various community events that … Continue reading FARM JOB: INVERMERE, BC – Groundswell Network Society Greenhouse and Gardens, Sustainability Intern

June 21, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Seed Farm Open House & Solstice Celebration

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 09, 2019

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Join FarmFolk CityFolk and Young Agrarians on the longest day of the year for our first open house at the new FarmFolk CityFolk Research and Education Seed Farm in Abbotsford! Located at Maple Lane Agriculture Innovation Centre, the Seed Farm is a first-of-its-kind model in Canada that will train current and future seed growers and advance organic vegetable seed research while demonstrating the economic potential of organic seed production in BC. (Read more about the seed farm below) Date: Friday June 21, 2019 Location: 7591 Satchell St, Abbotsford, BC Register: The event is free but please register so we have an … Continue reading June 21, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Seed Farm Open House & Solstice Celebration