Blog Category: Skills Sharing

FEB 22 & 23: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

Posted by Lilli Klamke on February 18, 2020

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The third annual Young Agrarians Farmer Mixer in the Peace Country is coming up! If you are a farmer, passionate food lover, grower, or a farm dreamer, join us! These two days will be filled with networking, skill-sharing, and farm inspiration to help you grow your own farm business and brand your farm story. Meet with other farmers and share your story, your ideas, struggles, and successes. Find mentors and supporters, engage in new opportunities and get to know your farming companions in the Peace Country. When: Saturday, February 22 – Sunday, February 23, 2020 Where:  Camp Tamarack, Grande Prairie. Follow Highway … Continue reading FEB 22 & 23: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

FEB 23-29, 2020: SOUTHERN BC – Tackling the Farm Crisis & the Climate Crisis Events

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 13, 2020

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EVENT SERIES: Tackling the Farm Crisis & the Climate Crisis National Farmers Union Youth President Stuart Oke, will explore the connections between the farm income crisis and the climate crisis and ways farmers can increase revenues and help to mitigate the effects of climate change. In December the National Farmers Union (NFU) release a report called Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis: A Transformative Strategy for Canadian Farmers and Food Systems.  Key conclusions include: The climate crisis is a threat to Canadian farms, but also an opportunity to re-orient our farms to become more integrated, life-sustaining and community-sustaining. The … Continue reading FEB 23-29, 2020: SOUTHERN BC – Tackling the Farm Crisis & the Climate Crisis Events

FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: NELSON, BC – Chuckleberry Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 10, 2020

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Chuckleberry Farm in Beasley, near Nelson, BC is accepting applications for their Organic Microgreen & Farming Business Internship for the 2020/21 season! About Chuckleberry Farm Chuckleberry is located on a pristine 18-acre property in the Selkirk Mountains, 10 miles west of Nelson British Columbia. The land is south sloping with a very generous south exposure supporting a unique micro climate great for organic gardening & orchards as well as passive solar, photovoltaic power and annualized Geo Solar Building. Chuckleberry is a certified organic community farm that operates year round from our in ground earthship that is largely heated and powered by the sun.  The earthship supports … Continue reading FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: NELSON, BC – Chuckleberry Farm

FARM JOB: NELSON, BC – Hummingbird Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 06, 2020

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Hummingbird Farm near Nelson and Castlegar, BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2020 season! About Hummingbird Farm Hummingbird Farm is certified organic (KOGS#84) and grows speciality cut flowers and small fruits. We are located in the scenic Slocan valley on the Slocan river, 30 min from Nelson and Castlegar BC. Desired Qualities We are looking for an individual who is hard-working, physically fit, and is enthusiastic about sustainable organic farming. Farming is physically demanding work that involves the ability to squat, kneel, bend down and preform repetitive tasks in all kinds of weather! Day to day work is … Continue reading FARM JOB: NELSON, BC – Hummingbird Farm

FARM APPRENTICESHIP: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 05, 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

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 acres with market gardening mentorship for lease – Powell River, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 30, 2020 1 Comment

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Terra Nostra Farm sits on 14 acres next to Myrtle Creek, five minutes South of Powell River. We cultivate 2 productive acres and a large greenhouse with a diverse mix of certified organic vegetables. Our produce is sold on the farm and locally through farmer’s markets, restaurants, and supermarkets. We currently have a 2 acre field that we are not using. We would love to share this with a hard working farmer who is dedicated to local, organic, or regenerative agriculture!  We would like to see more vegetable production, animals and fruit are also options. The land … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 acres with market gardening mentorship for lease – Powell River, BC

EDUCATION: Market Gardener Training Program – Port Alberni, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 30, 2020

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Market Gardener Training Program April 2020 – September 2020 The Market Gardener Training Program is designed to create Market Gardeners interested in growing produce for markets. Beginning in early April, students will embark on a five-month long Market Gardener practical skills training that begins at the North Island College, Redford Rd. Campus in Port Alberni learning plant and soil biology applying agroecological farming practices. You will then be engaged in learning greenhouse management methods at the college and the Shelter Farm, involving greenhouse plant propagation and how to prepare seedlings for planting in the Market Garden. As the season progresses most of your … Continue reading EDUCATION: Market Gardener Training Program – Port Alberni, BC

YA Apprenticeship 2020: Akesi Farm – Sundre, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 18, 2020 5 Comments

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business? Meghan Vesey, Kwesi Haizelare and Tara Stephens are excited to provide you with a meaningful apprenticeship experience in your path to becoming a farmer. About the Farm Akesi Farms was started in 2014. The farm was previously used to raise chickens and sheep. The goals of Akesi Farms including having challenging and meaningful livelihoods, seeking resiliency, participating in community, and learning. Currently, Akesi Farms hosts chickens, geese, bees and annual/perennial … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2020: Akesi Farm – Sundre, AB

YA Apprenticeship 2020: Lady’s Hat Farm & Lazy T Farm

Posted by Kolby Peterson on January 04, 2020 1 Comment

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for hands-on farming experience on an ecological farm? Flowers, chickens, lambs, cows, bees and more! Spend your summer helping out at two small farms under the endless skies of Central Alberta. Lazy T Farm and Lady’s Hat Farm near Halkirk, Alberta are looking to share an apprentice this upcoming spring and summer. The two farms work closely together under the umbrella The Prairie Farm Project – an informal cooperative of farms in the area that hosts dinners, plans workbees, and markets collaboratively. About the Farms Brett and Jenna Hauck of Lazy T Farm moved … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2020: Lady’s Hat Farm & Lazy T Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2020: Sunrise Gardens – Onoway, AB

Posted by Kolby Peterson on January 03, 2020 2 Comments

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for hands-on farming experience on an ecological and certified organic farm?  Sunrise Gardens is looking for farm apprentices starting this spring to join their team. About the Farm Sunrise Gardens is a market garden, in operation since 2003 and certified organic since 2007. First and foremost we recognize that we are stewards of Soil. Our livelihood is a product of our successful care for ourselves, the soil and the ecological systems we live within. We practice crop rotation, soil monitoring, compost building (thermal and static), biodynamic and permaculture practices, low-till, high density bed systems, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2020: Sunrise Gardens – Onoway, AB