Tag Archives: Education

How To Start Farming In Manitoba

Posted by Lourdes Still on February 26, 2024

A starter kit for those wondering how to start farming in Manitoba. Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer to farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada. Read more about us here. Young Agrarians recognizes the unresolved Indigenous land title and rights in the diverse territories in what is today called Canada. As we live and work in the context of and in response to a colonial system of laws and policies, it is important to acknowledge the historical and ongoing impact of agriculture and land enclosure on Indigenous lands and food systems. In … Continue reading How To Start Farming In Manitoba

How To Start Farming In Saskatchewan

Posted by Lourdes Still on January 29, 2024

A starter kit for those wondering how to start farming in Saskatchewan. Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer to farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada. Read more about us here. Young Agrarians recognizes the unresolved Indigenous land title and rights in the diverse territories in what is today called Canada. As we live and work in the context of and in response to a colonial system of laws and policies, it is important to acknowledge the historical and ongoing impact of agriculture and land enclosure on Indigenous lands and food systems. In … Continue reading How To Start Farming In Saskatchewan

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Unique Land-Share at OUR ECOVILLAGE – Shawnigan Lake, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on March 30, 2023

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND OUR ECOVILLAGE is a 25-acre Regenerative Living Demonstration, Research Center, and Bioregional School hosting a land-based permaculture learning community. Established in 1999, OUR vision is sustainable well-being for the land, ourselves, and our worldwide village. As a non-profit cooperative, there are plenty of different activities and stakeholders functioning within this ‘co-working’ space. With livestock/poultry, food forests, greenhouses, raised beds, row crops, berries, herbs, and a small … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Unique Land-Share at OUR ECOVILLAGE – Shawnigan Lake, BC

FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: Half Acre for Vegetable Production at Botanical Garden and Herb Farm – Royston, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 15, 2022 2 Comments

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden comprises 7 acres in Royston, on the border of a large forest, some of it a public park. There is currently about half an acre in vegetable and fruit production with very fertile loamy sand soil, heavily amended over the years. The space is available for lease right away, with the potential to expand to one acre of production into space … Continue reading FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: Half Acre for Vegetable Production at Botanical Garden and Herb Farm – Royston, BC

VANCOUVER, BC: 2022 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Seth Friedman on October 13, 2021 2 Comments

The 2022 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications! The UBC Farm Practicum can be taken as either a six-month (April – October), or as a four-month (April – August), experiential-learning program.  The program is part-time (20 hours per week), and is designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in applying their learning about sustainable agriculture and food systems. The program is often taken as a non-credit Certificate program; however, 6-9 academic credits are available for interested students. Participants gain a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, and a … Continue reading VANCOUVER, BC: 2022 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

LAND OPPORTUNITY: School Farm Project with Infrastructure Provided – Nanaimo, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 30, 2021 6 Comments

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND The farm site is located on the grounds of Woodlands School in Central Nanaimo. The area available for cultivation is approximately 5000 square feet of flat land (currently in grass) with southern exposure, in front of the school and with road frontage. Water access will be municipal, running from the school, and full perimeter deer fencing will be constructed this fall. A storage room is available for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: School Farm Project with Infrastructure Provided – Nanaimo, BC

How To Start Farming In Alberta

Posted by Michelle Lam on September 03, 2021 6 Comments

How to start farming in Alberta

A starter kit for those wondering how to start farming in Alberta. Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer to farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada. Read more about us here. Young Agrarians recognizes the unresolved Indigenous land title and rights in the diverse territories in what is today called Canada. As we live and work in the context of and in response to a colonial system of laws and policies, it is important to acknowledge the historical and ongoing impact of agriculture and land enclosure on Indigenous lands and food systems. In … Continue reading How To Start Farming In Alberta

Indigenous Traditional Food Systems eModule

Posted by Michelle Lam on July 09, 2021

Communities ChooseWell’s Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings eCourse has recently added a module titled, “Indigenous Traditional Food Systems”.  More information on the Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings eCourse can be found here. Module‌ ‌9: Indigenous‌ ‌Traditional‌ ‌Food‌ ‌Systems‌‌ is an accessible opportunity for people to learn‌ ‌from‌ ‌Elders‌ ‌and‌ ‌Indigenous‌ ‌communities‌ across Alberta. In this online module, you will find out the importance of returning to a Traditional Food System, how communities are returning to it, and what role you can play in supporting Traditional Food Systems. Learning Objectives At the end of this module, you will be able to… … Continue reading Indigenous Traditional Food Systems eModule

Meet Your Future Farmers – YA Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Michelle Lam on May 15, 2021

Please help us welcome our 2021 Apprenticeship cohort! These folks are part of the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship program and will be spending an entire season at our partnering mentor’s farms. Get ready for long farm days in the sun, getting covered in dirt n’ mud, and a season of learning opportunities! Our apprentices are placed at regenerative farms across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba! If you’re interested in being a part of the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship program in the future, click here to learn more about becoming an Apprentice and here to learn about becoming a mentor! Erin Froese Hi! My … Continue reading Meet Your Future Farmers – YA Apprenticeship Program

EDUCATION: Market Gardener Training Program – Port Alberni, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 30, 2020

Market Gardener Training Program April 2020 – September 2020 The Market Gardener Training Program is designed to create Market Gardeners interested in growing produce for markets. Beginning in early April, students will embark on a five-month long Market Gardener practical skills training that begins at the North Island College, Redford Rd. Campus in Port Alberni learning plant and soil biology applying agroecological farming practices. You will then be engaged in learning greenhouse management methods at the college and the Shelter Farm, involving greenhouse plant propagation and how to prepare seedlings for planting in the Market Garden. As the season progresses most of your … Continue reading EDUCATION: Market Gardener Training Program – Port Alberni, BC