Tag Archives: Education

How To Start Farming In Alberta

Posted by Michelle Lam on September 03, 2021 2 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

VANCOUVER, BC: 2021 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Seth Friedman on August 18, 2020 2 Comments

The 2021 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: 2021 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

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

JOB: ALBERTA – Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Solar Lab Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 09, 2019

rural routes to climate solutions, solar panels on field

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions in Alberta is hiring a Solar Lab Coordinator! About Rural Routes to Climate Solutions FARM SOLUTIONS = CLIMATE SOLUTIONS Farmers and ranchers can play a pivotal role in building the low-carbon economy of the future. Especially in Alberta, home to one-third of Canada’s agricultural land and two important carbon sinks—grasslands and the boreal forest. The wildrose province also has some of the best solar and wind power resources in Canada. Climate solutions are often viewed as being an inconvenience to our everyday lives. But farm solutions are climate solutions and many of them have multiple concrete … Continue reading JOB: ALBERTA – Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Solar Lab Coordinator

JOB: ALBERTA – Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Project Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 09, 2019

rural routs to climate solutions, two farmers in field

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions in Alberta is hiring a Project Coordinator! About Rural Routes to Climate Solutions FARM SOLUTIONS = CLIMATE SOLUTIONS Farmers and ranchers can play a pivotal role in building the low-carbon economy of the future. Especially in Alberta, home to one-third of Canada’s agricultural land and two important carbon sinks—grasslands and the boreal forest. The wildrose province also has some of the best solar and wind power resources in Canada. Climate solutions are often viewed as being an inconvenience to our everyday lives. But farm solutions are climate solutions and many of them have multiple concrete … Continue reading JOB: ALBERTA – Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Project Coordinator

FARM JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Orchard & Greenhouse Worker, Thrangu Monastery

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 08, 2019

Thrangu Monastery orchard greenhouse farm worker richmond

Thrangu Monastery in Richmond, BC is hiring an Orchard and Greenhouse Worker! ABOUT Thrangu Monastery Thrangu Monastery is a non-profit Tibetan Buddhist monastery situated on almost 2 acres of ALR land in Richmond, BC. On the land there are approximately 150 mixed variety fruit trees. There are also 6 polyhouses that have been used to grow a variety of crops including flowers, garlic and tomatoes. The farm/orchard is a semi-serious operation currently being run by one person with limited assistance from the Monastery’s monks and volunteers. All of the produce has been sold to or consumed on-site by Monastery monks, members, or … Continue reading FARM JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Orchard & Greenhouse Worker, Thrangu Monastery

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Market Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 08, 2019

fresh roots market coordinator vancouver

Fresh Roots Urban Farming Society in Vancouver, BC is hiring a Market Coordinator for the 2019 season! ABOUT FRESH ROOTS Our 1/2 acre Schoolyard Market Garden sites are situated in South East Vancouver. We use small scale, sustainable farming practices to grow produce for our CSA, market sales and programming. Our vision is Good Food For All! We envision a world where everyone has access to healthy food, land, and community. We cultivate engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration. We enact our mission through Schoolyard Market Gardens, educational farms that we utilize as … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Market Coordinator

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 21, 2018

Fresh Roots Schoolyard Farm Internship

Fresh Roots is seeking a new Farm Manager to help grow Good Food on schoolyard farms. If you’re a farmer who loves to share your knowledge and help build beautiful farms that provide healthy food and joy through food – this is the place for you. Thank goodness for solstice We need sun till at least 5ish! As that sunshine rebounds We’re sending this job posting around We’ve extended the date to help us locate….YOU! ABOUT FRESH ROOTS Fresh Roots stewards 1/2-acre market gardens on school grounds across the lower mainland. Its fields produce good food for the community, empower youth … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Fresh Roots Farm Manager