Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Applications are now open for our BMN 2021 Mentee Cohort. Find more information and an application form here. Deadline to apply is November 20th, 2020. We are wrapping up with our 2020 Mentee Cohort and are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Elly Rakhmetouline is the owner of Late … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Late Bloomers Flower Farm
Snowy Mountain Organics is seeking Lower Mainland-based Farmers Market Helpers for the 2019 summer season! About Snowy Mountain Organics Snowy Mountain Organics is a 25 acre farm, in which 12 acres are planted with an assortment of fruit trees. In order of ripening we have Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Plums, Apples (including quince) and Pears. We have been growing organically for 35 years, and have focused on creating a diverse collection of new and heritage (delicious) varieties. We simply enjoy being in sunshine, and playing with the earth, in a respectful and sustainable way. We sell our produce at farmers markets … Continue reading FARM JOB: LOWER MAINLAND, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Farmers’ Market Helpers
Join us at Butternut Buddha Farm in Burnaby, BC for a hoop house raising party, farm tour, and potluck social! We will be sharing food, sharing ideas, pulling some weeds, and erecting two small hoop houses with Grey Orion. Grey is an accomplished builder of hoop houses with a great teaching style and kind demeanour. You will get your hands dirty, move your body, and spend the afternoon in the fresh air! Butternut Buddha is shared with a beekeeper and a flower farmer so we can have a peek at their operations as well. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends … Continue reading MAY 25, 2019: BURNABY, BC – Butternut Buddha Hoop House Raising, Farm Tour & Potluck Social
Name? Shirlene Cote Where do you farm? Earth Apple Farm, South Burnaby What do you farm? Vegetables and some fruit. What type of business structure is your farm? Sole-Proprietorship What is your land tenure? 5 Year Lease How did you seriously get into farming? I worked for social and environmental NGOs for many years with a focus on food security for much of it. I finally realized the most direct and positive impact I could have locally was to produce something that everyone requires to live and be healthy. It was important to me to do this in such a way that had minimal impact … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Shirlene Cote
I have a confession to make. I am in love: with seeds. Just had to get that out. I am gaga for plants, I revel in tubers, rhizomes, and cuttings; but seeds are different. Seeds feel like wealth. They look like jewels. They taste like wellness. They grow with a passion all their own, guided by the mystery as old as the universe. I got into this deep love affair by growing herbs on my tiny balcony. Soon, it was community garden furor, with long, dizzying bike rides over the bridge to show my plot some love. I devoured books … Continue reading Seed, Glorious Seed! Hot mescluns and mustards!