Jennica Taylor is one of the apprentices who joined the 2023 cohort of the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program (YAAP) on the Prairies. YAAP is a full immersion initiative that pairs aspiring farmers with host farms to gain skills and knowledge on how to manage their own farms someday. Jennica’s host farm is the Common Ground Garden Project in Red Deer, Alberta and she shared with us her experience so far this season. “I’ve been learning lots about above-ground gardening this summer. Lots of different ways to grow! I am working at the Common Ground Garden Project in Red Deer, Alberta. … Continue reading Notes from the Field: Jennica Taylor – Common Ground Garden Project
This season, a new cohort joined the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program for immersive, hands-on learning experiences with mentor farmers across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Jacob Ulickij is an apprentice at Good Notes Community Farm in New Sarepta, Alberta, a community of gardeners, gleaners, and pastured chicken tenders. Read on to hear some of Jacob’s thoughts on his experience so far! “The only rhythm I could describe as keeping pace with the farm would be jazz. Free-flowing leaps between highs and lows, dizzying dynamics, and the pervasive feeling of having stepped into something you can only marginally keep up with. Like … Continue reading Notes from the Field: Jacob Ulickij – Good Notes Community Farm
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The future of food systems lies in the hands of our next generation of farmers — but what do we do when our future farmers don’t have access to land? Young Agrarians (YA) hopes to offer solutions that will bridge the gap between landholders and land seekers with two Land Linking Workshops coming to Leduc County later this year. These online workshops are being modelled off of the YA B.C. Land Matching Program, which provides personalized land matching and business support services for both farmers looking for land to start or expand their farm and landholders interested in finding someone … Continue reading Land Access Support is coming to Alberta
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