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AUG 7, 2021: CALGARY, AB – Farm Tour at Dirt Boys Urban Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on July 31, 2021

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Dirt Boys Urban Farm in Calgary, Alberta. Welcome to all who are interested in a tour of the urban farm plot and seacan cooler and discussions about regenerative farming and urban agriculture. Dirt Boys Urban farming has been running for about 6 years, though this is the second year that Michael has been running the farm. It was originally started by Dennis Scaland who also was a founding member of YYCGrowers farming co-op. The goal of Dirtboys is to grow produce for the Calgary community, which is mainly sold through a Community Supported … Continue reading AUG 7, 2021: CALGARY, AB – Farm Tour at Dirt Boys Urban Farm

Kitwanga, BC – Food Sovereignty Tour at Tea Creek Farm

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 20, 2021

We are excited to announce a by invitation Food Sovereignty Tour at Tea Creek Farm, in Kitwanga, B.C. August 7th.  Jacob and Jessica Beaton are passionate about revitalizing food production and feeding their community. With a vision of resilient, healthy communities built on land-based programs and abundant local food, they established Tea Creek Farm in 2020. In a short amount of time, they have developed land-based training programs that “catalyze new agricultural projects and livelihoods—restoring the ability of Indigenous nations to grow fresh, healthy food and medicine for ourselves and our communities.”  Tea Creek’s Indigenous-led program works in partnership with … Continue reading Kitwanga, BC – Food Sovereignty Tour at Tea Creek Farm

AUG 9, 2021: SQUAMISH, BC – Land Social at Nutrient Dense Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 13, 2021 4 Comments

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Nutrient Dense Farm in the Squamish Valley, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event. This event is hosted in partnership with the Squamish Food Policy Council. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Nutrient Dense Farm is run by farmers Lindsay and Stefan in the heart of the Upper Squamish Valley. They grow a diversity of vegetables … Continue reading AUG 9, 2021: SQUAMISH, BC – Land Social at Nutrient Dense Farm

JULY 11, 2021: Hazelton, BC – Land Social at WoodGrain Farmer Co-op

Posted by Jolene Swain on June 24, 2021

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at WoodGrain Farmer Cooperative in the Kispiox Valley! 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! WoodGrain Farmer Cooperative is an organic, full-circle, small-scale vegetable operation in Northwest BC within unceded traditional Gitxsan territory. Growing a diverse selection of veggies for two local markets and a 40+ member CSA, the four WoodGrain farmers have been able to divide and conquer farm tasks to keep a steady supply of … Continue reading JULY 11, 2021: Hazelton, BC – Land Social at WoodGrain Farmer Co-op

JULY 18, 2021: VERNON, BC – Land Social at Silverstar Veggies

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 23, 2021 4 Comments

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Silverstar Veggies in Vernon, B.C.! 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! Silverstar Veggies is a brand new market garden on the boundary of city and countryside. Farmer Eric and his partner Miho converted an acre of grass into gardens in just a few weeks! They farm over 40 different types of vegetables, but specialize in greens and tomatoes. We’ll tour the farm, network, and look … Continue reading JULY 18, 2021: VERNON, BC – Land Social at Silverstar Veggies

JULY 10, 2021: SALMON ARM, BC – Land Social at Elderberry Grove

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 23, 2021

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You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Elderberry Grove in Secwepemcul’ecw, Salmon Arm, B.C.! 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! Elderberry Grove is an elderberry syrup farm. In 2017, farmers Louise and Jed couldn’t find any locally grown elderberries, so they planted Elderberry Grove. Since then their little farm has grown to multiple leased sites, and they love making farm-to-bottle elderberry syrups and elderberry cuttings so you can grow your own. We’ll … Continue reading JULY 10, 2021: SALMON ARM, BC – Land Social at Elderberry Grove

JOB: ABBOTSFORD, DUNCAN or VERNON, BC – BC Ministry of Agriculture New Entrant Agrologist

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 14, 2021

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The BC Ministry of Agriculture is hiring a New Entrant Agrologist! This opportunity is based in Abbotsford (Primary) with locations in Duncan and Vernon considered subject to Ministry operational requirements. JOB OVERVIEW The Sector Development Branch identifies and promotes agriculture and food production/processing systems that are sustainable and enhance the economic benefits to the province. It maintains operations in all agriculture regions of the province to deliver Ministry programs and services through a network of extension agrologists, regional agrologists and industry specialists. The Branch works through a variety of strategic partnerships and is the primary point of contact for the … Continue reading JOB: ABBOTSFORD, DUNCAN or VERNON, BC – BC Ministry of Agriculture New Entrant Agrologist

OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 02, 2020

About the National Farmers Union Convention 2020 What a year 2020 has been! Throughout, the National Farmers Union has continued to work diligently on behalf of family and cooperative farmers and progressive eaters and thinkers across Canada.  calling for measures to support family and cooperative farms fighting for farmers and farmers markets to be recognized as essential services highlighting the importance of localized food systems speaking for the health of all workers in the food system including farmers, migrant workers, inspectors and processors In addition, the NFU has created a Vision of a post-COVID Food System that we look forward … Continue reading OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

SEPT 19, 2020: NANAIMO, BC – Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 28, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm in Nanaimo, 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!  Leasing farmer Chris “Farmer” Brown was a founding member of Farmship Growers Cooperative and has worked as a market gardener, urban farmer, and agricultural activist in Nanaimo for the past 9 seasons. He is a certified teacher and aspires to bring agricultural literacy into public school classrooms. We will tour the farm, enjoy … Continue reading SEPT 19, 2020: NANAIMO, BC – Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm

July 20, 2019: Edmonton, AB – Picture a Farmer Film Screening

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 08, 2019 2 Comments

We are excited to tell you about the first screening for the short documentary: Picture A Farmer – celebrating Alberta women in Agriculture.   Check it out on Saturday, July 20th at 3:00pm at the Garneau Theatre, 8712 109th St. Edmonton, AB. Free tickets can be ordered at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/picture-a-farmer-screening-tickets-64678775960 Please share with your network! Picture a farmer – a Documentary Picture a Farmer is a documentary that challenges the conventional perceptions of women’s roles on the farm. Women have always been a critical part of farm life, yet they are often not seen as farmers. Women on farms raise children, cook meals, maybe tend … Continue reading July 20, 2019: Edmonton, AB – Picture a Farmer Film Screening