Regeneration Canada is a new non-profit organization seeking to catalyze a paradigm change in Canada towards regenerative agriculture and land management. It was born following the Living Soils Symposium, which took place in Montreal in October 2017 in Montreal. Young Agrarians is proud to be a member of Regeneration Canada. Representatives from international soil and climate initiatives gathered with farmers, researchers, students, and committed consumers at that event and left inspired to take action. The organizers decided to continue to grow the movement beyond simply organizing the one annual event and to rally the many pioneering individuals and organizations who … Continue reading Regeneration Canada
The Ruminant podcast has just launched its 2015 season with part one of host Jorda Marr’s conversation with Okanagan chefs Dana Ewart and Cameron Smith, who provide advice for farmers who want to develop or improve relationshiops with restaurant customers. Listen here.
Article by Courtney White, originally published by A Carbon Pilgrim | AUG 27, 2014 and adapted from Grass, Soil, Hope: a Journey through Carbon Country. “The agrarian population among us is growing, and by no means is it made up merely of some farmers and some country people. It includes urban gardeners, urban consumers who are buying food from local farmers, organizers of local food economies, consumers who have grown doubtful of the healthfulness, the trustworthiness, and the dependability of the corporate food system – people who understand what it means to be landless.” – Wendell Berry A few years ago, I traveled up New … Continue reading Young Agrarians →
Mapping resources for new entrants into sustainable agriculture We are proud to launch our UMap, an online farmer resource map created for the Young Agrarians community. The first of it’s kind in Canada, the resource map pulls together 13 different search categories of information into one mapping platform with a focus on certified or uncertified organics and farmers in start-up. Located at youngagrarians.org/umap, the resource map acts as an online hub to connect and engage Young Agrarians by highlighting a diverse array of projects across British Columbia. While the baseline data for the map has been pulled together through research, … Continue reading Are you on the MAP? →
Registration for the Kootenay Farm School Beginner Farmer Training Program Opens October 28: College of the Rockies Kootenay Farm School is the region’s first centre for sustainable agriculture and food security learning. Guided by the motto “Creative education for grassroots agriculture,” we bring together innovative agriculturalists and passionate educators to cultivate knowledge, skills, and networks for food production on a human scale. From our home in the Creston Valley, KFS facilitates dynamic community-rooted learning for gardeners, homesteaders, farmers, and food systems builders. The Creston Valley is tucked among the Selkirk, Purcell, and Thompson mountain ranges in the southeast corner of … Continue reading Creative Education for Grassroots Agriculture →
Article reposted from the BC Organic Growers Magazine Summer 2013! By Michelle Tsutsumi On a mild, hazy day in September, a young couple keen to leave their professional jobs to become homesteaders dropped by Pilgrims’ Produce Organic Farm just outside of Armstrong for a tour. Living five minutes up the highway on rented land, Chris and Maxine Andruik’s enthusiasm for raising chickens, growing good food, and dabbling in hops was a breath of refreshed energy at the tapering end of a busy season. It wasn’t until a month later, when Chris and Maxine invited the Pilgrims’ Farm crew to their … Continue reading Seeds of Synchronicity – Young Agrarians South Interior →
Photos of: Asivak Koostachin, Hasi Eldib, Morgan Eichwald, Ian Giesbrecht and Obang Seungyeon at O.U.R. Ecovillage. Sara Dent coordinates Young Agrarians, loves growing food and can’t wait to find land one day. All opinions are her own… Its been a big year. Young Agrarians has turned from a seed into many plants as we work with more and more farmers and organizations across BC. The work growing the network is good, and admittedly stressful. The issues that new farmers face are various from access to capital and land, to the complexities of business start-up in todays economy, to the overwhelming need for consumers … Continue reading I Love Ecological Farmers →
Thursday, September 12, 2013 Join us for a September farm tour and potluck with Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society, co-organized with Vancouver Urban Farming Society! We’ll check out their awesome edible education Market Garden project at the David Thompson Schoolyard.Bring a dish to share and tools to eat with. This is an all ages event. Invite your loved ones, friends and family. If you want to grow food or be a farmer, and want to get in touch with your local growing community – come on out! 5:30pm Tour 6:30pm Potluck Location: Argyle Street & East 55th Avenue Map Link: http://bit.ly/15Xk8YA … Continue reading Fresh Roots Urban Farm Tour & Potluck →
Yes! Good work ACORN:) We are hoping to organize two Young Agrarians mixers this winter on the west coast!
Young Farmies: The Homestead Organic Farm in Peachland is finally getting around to hosting a potluck. You are invited. Sunday June 2. Say, 5:30 pm for the tour, 6:30 for dinner? Directions at thehomesteadorganicfarm.ca. If you’re coming, please let us know! You can use this handy form at our website to do so. No bringing salad greens for your dish. You’re better than that. Hope to see you there!