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YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: WINNIPEG, MB – SLOW RIVER GARDEN

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on February 08, 2022

Close to the heart of music in Manitoba, close to the hustle and bustle and city culture, there lives a small veggie farm that is warm and full of love. Garden, learn, and get paid at Slow River Gardens in 2022 and get the best of both worlds, farming and growing food in the country and the sweet gems of city life. ABOUT SLOW RIVER GARDENS Slow River Gardens is located near Winnipeg, Manitoba – Treaty 1 Territory The crew at Slow River grow vegetables and flowers for sale at market from May until October. Greenhouse work begins in early … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: WINNIPEG, MB – SLOW RIVER GARDEN

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: NINETTE, MB – LUNA FIELD FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on February 08, 2022 1 Comment

Do you dream of being a full time farmer and growing food for your community? Luna Field Farm is excited to offer a hands-on apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm  Luna Field Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Ninette, Manitoba, Canada. Luna Field Farm is a pasture (grass)-based livestock farm operated by Wian Prinsloo and Lydia Carpenter. The farm is run on several hundred acres of grazing pasture land in southwestern Manitoba. Through an ecological lens they focus on the health of their livestock, pastures [plants], and soils, recognizing that “we are what we eat, from the ground … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: NINETTE, MB – LUNA FIELD FARM

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Kaitlyn Busson

Posted by Kolby Peterson on February 03, 2022

Kaitlyn was a 2022 apprentice at The Homestead, in Goodfare AB. She shares these wise words. Dear Future Me, I hope you are working your butt off from sun up to sun down making nutritious food with beautiful people, and if not don’t give up now. Whether you found yourself a handsome dairy or potato farmer in Nova Scotia, or you’re still raising cattle in the Peace Country, I hope you have remembered as much as possible from that summer. Make sure everything is fed and watered, and don’t forget to give the chickens grit. Don’t forget to water the … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Kaitlyn Busson

YA Apprenticeship 2022: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 02, 2022

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a mixed, long-time-organic farm? Are  you wanting to learn about a mixed livestock operation and heritage breeds? First Nature Farms is offering a unique apprenticeship; join their team! About the Farm First Nature Farms is surrounded by land held within ecological reserves of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited, crown land, and other organic neighbours.  The 3000 acres of aspen forest, creeks, beaver ponds, pastures and farmland hold a rich diversity of both wildlife and wilderness, and domesticated species. Organic since 1990 and WWOOF hosts for almost as long, the … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2022: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB

APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring Island, BC – Earth Candy Farm, Flower Farm Apprentice

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 31, 2022

Earth Candy Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking a Flower Farm Apprentice! ABOUT Earth Candy Farm We produce fruit, vegetables, flowers, and pastured meats. Our farm is a small intensive plot (1.5 acres) on a 15 acre farm that has forest, elevation changes, two streams, and a pond. We are 5 minutes to town via car. We mostly work the land by hand but have both a walk behind tractor and a full size tractor with tiller/mower/plow for certain operations. We sell all our produce through our on-site farm market, which is open two days per week. Most … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring Island, BC – Earth Candy Farm, Flower Farm Apprentice

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Katia Arcarese

Posted by Kolby Peterson on January 30, 2022

Katia was a 2021 Apprentice at The Homestead. Or should I say, IS! She wins the award for the longest farm stay. Make sure you stay tuned until the end, Katia has captured some of her experience at The Homestead in beautiful oil paintings. Here’s a sneak peak: If you wonder what being a vegetable farmer is like, especially when snow begins to fly, Katia shares her experience: We were wrapping things up in the garden by harvesting the potatoes and carrots. Due to a late warm fall, we were able to keep them in the garden a bit longer … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Katia Arcarese

APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring Island, BC – Heavenly Roots Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2022

Heavenly Roots Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking an apprentice for the 2022 season! ABOUT Heavenly Roots Farm We are a small-scale fruit, vegetable and seed farm growing organically and using ecological practices on Salt Spring Island, BC. We grow our field crops on a 4 acre site in the Fulford Valley. This is leased land, part of the Burgoyne Valley Community Farm which is owned by the Salt Spring Farmland Trust Society. We live about 10 minutes away. Here, we live, wash & store our produce, propagate plants, and harvest from blueberries, raspberries, tayberries and the fruit … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring Island, BC – Heavenly Roots Farm

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Hannah Gelderman

Posted by Kolby Peterson on January 26, 2022

Hannah Gelderman was a 2021 Apprentice at Sundog Organic Farm! In this beautiful farm log, she shares her experience growing nearly every vegetable under the moon, as well as her thoughts and struggles with finding her role and responsibility within climate and social justice. You can follow along with Hannah’s work on Instagram, @hannahgelderman, and on her webpage: hannahgelderman.com If you want to read through Hannah’s project at a higher resolution you can do so here. Without further ado… Find Hannah’s animation playing on the banner of the Young Agrarians homepage! And here on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/642174916 Interested in being an apprentice … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Hannah Gelderman

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Andrew Kozak

Posted by Kolby Peterson on January 21, 2022

Big City to Farm, and Back Again by Andrew Kozak In the summer of 2020, I was sitting locked down at home, in Canada’s largest urban centre and the city I grew up in, Toronto. The city life is far removed from the vast fields of our rural compatriots. At this time, the streets lay empty and quiet for months, and the fatigue was starting to set in. I had just finished my bachelor’s degree and I was waiting to put my hands to good use when I looked closely at them. They were soft, clean, “city slicker” hands. My … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Andrew Kozak

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: MOOSE JAW, SK – WAKAMOW FREE FOOD FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 14, 2021

Have you dreamed of growing lots of good vegetables for low or no income folks? The dream is real with the Wakamow Free Food Farm, they service the community with naturally grown veggies! Learn to garden with knowledgeable and kind people in the structure of a non-profit model. Come in the beautiful Wakamow Valley to garden all season long in 2022! ABOUT THE WAKAMOW FREE FOOD FARM Wakamow Free Food Farm is located in Moose Jaw, SK– Treaty 4 Territory The Free Food Farm is a one acre piece of land located within the city limits of Moose Jaw. They … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: MOOSE JAW, SK – WAKAMOW FREE FOOD FARM