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

Posted by Kyla P on July 14, 2020

Kyla P at Soul Fire Farm

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?

Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 10, 2020

We are seeking Host Mentor Farms for the YA Apprenticeship Program in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba We are excited to announce that in 2021, in addition to Alberta, we will be expanding the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship program into Saskatchewan and Manitoba. We are actively seeking farms and ranches in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to join our program and grow the next generation of regenerative agriculture practitioners. We are looking for farmers who are dedicated stewards of the land; are skilled and enthusiastic teachers who have a passion for mentoring young and aspiring farmers; and have a farm philosophy that recognizes the connectedness of the … Continue reading Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

AUG 29, 2020: COURTENAY, BC – Land Social at Pendleton Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 08, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Pendleton Farm in Courtenay, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Sarah started Pendleton Farm in the fall of 2019, and has been busy producing mixed vegetables for her own CSA program, the Cumberland farmers’ market, the Comox Bay Farmstand, and local restaurants ever since. We will tour the farm, enjoy a catered meal, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful … Continue reading AUG 29, 2020: COURTENAY, BC – Land Social at Pendleton Farm

JOB: VICTORIA, BC – CRFAIR, Communications and Engagement Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 06, 2020

crfair job

The Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR) in Victoria, BC is recruiting a Communications and Engagement Coordinator! General Description CRFAIR is a not-for-profit community based organization that acts as a coordinating backbone to a network of food, farm and health organizations (The Good Food Network) that are working to promote healthy and sustainable food systems in the Capital Region. To learn more about our work, visit www.crfair.ca . Currently, we are seeking a resourceful, creative, detail-oriented person who can see the big picture and work as part of a busy team to get the job done. We manage … Continue reading JOB: VICTORIA, BC – CRFAIR, Communications and Engagement Coordinator