Tag Archives: Farm Education

Ignatius Farm New Farmer Training Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 08, 2022

Build a foundation to start a successful farm enterprise! The Ignatius Farm New Farmer Training Program is a collaboration between the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, EFAO, Everdale and the National Farmers Union Ontario. This program will not only provide you with critical information to start your farm, but you will meet other new and experienced farmers and become a part of the ecological agricultural community in Ontario. Educational content is geared toward new farmers, but is open to all farmers who might be curious about a certain topic, wishing to expand their farming knowledge, or in need of a refresh. Participants begin with foundational knowledge, … Continue reading Ignatius Farm New Farmer Training Program

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

APPRENTICESHIP: Whitehorse, Yukon – Mandalay Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 14, 2021

Mandalay Farm in Whitehorse, Yukon is seeking an apprentice! ABOUT Mandalay Farm The farm is 20 minutes north of the city of Whitehorse, on the banks of the Yukon River. We have two flocks of Brown free range laying hens for a total if 4000 birds. Our CFIA licensed grading station allows us to sell our eggs commercially into stores, bakeries and other commercial establishments. The summer sees us growing grains and hay. Up to this winter we have cared for 50 horses that spend the summer in hunting camps. We are a farm that believes in reducing the Yukon’s … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Whitehorse, Yukon – Mandalay Farm

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

AUGUST 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

Posted by Alex on June 13, 2019 6 Comments

Are you a 1st generation farmer looking to connect with a strong community of friends and mentors? Do you want to make your farm business more resilient by improving your financial plan and communication strategies? Are you an urbanite itching to get your boots on the ground but don’t know where to start? Join us at the 1st Generation Farmer Conference to get relevant, ready-to-apply farm knowledge from a fantastic line up of speakers and to meet other passionate farmers in Alberta! Farmers, food lovers, and the farm-curious of all ages are all invited! When: Saturday, August 10, 2019 Where: Rosy … Continue reading AUGUST 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

MAY 30-JULY 4, 2019: NANAIMO, BC – Growing Organic Food Course

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 24, 2019

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WHAT IS THE GROWING ORGANIC FOOD COURSE? The Growing Organic Food Course is an in-class and hands on course that helps you grow your own food – from preparing your soil to preserving your harvest. Join us to gain the essential gardening skills and confidence to grow most of your own food. In this course you will learn to: Create and maintain healthy soil, which will grow nutritious, vibrant, health-giving food Analyze and optimize the growing conditions in your garden for the best results possible Creatively collect, use and preserve water for optimal garden health, and protection of this precious … Continue reading MAY 30-JULY 4, 2019: NANAIMO, BC – Growing Organic Food Course

EVENT RECAP: Columbia Basin Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 18, 2019

On February 2nd, 2019, 16 farmers with a range of experience levels came together at Vallican Whole Community Center for a Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop. The workshop was prepared and given by Paul Kelly from the Community Futures Central Kootenay Self Employment Program. Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Business and Entrepreneurship. He has managed large retail food operations including the Kootenay Co-op, production and processing at Fieldstone organic granary, and operated a local biofuel and feed commodity business out of Winlaw. Paul began his presentation by setting the regional labour market context. December 2018 saw the lowest … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Columbia Basin Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop

Filled ~ FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Internship

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 13, 2018

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The deadline for applications has passed. We thank all those who applied and we have made our hiring decisions. For current Ignatius Jesuit Centre employment please see: https://ignatiusguelph.ca/get-involved/employment/ Check back with us in January 2021 for our 2021  Farm Internship program! View more farm jobs and apprenticeships here.  Do you have an interest ecological agriculture?Join the team at Ignatius Farm in Guelph, Ontario this season! ABOUT IGNATIUS FARM The Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers markets, local businesses and service agencies. The Farm’s programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and … Continue reading Filled ~ FARM JOB: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm Internship

JUL 10,11,15: WINLAW & PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Seed Production Workshops

Posted by Moss Dance on June 18, 2018

Seed Production Workshops - Carrot Seed

Demand for organic seed is increasing across North America and many regions of BC offer a great growing environment for seed crops. On-farm seed production can bring additional revenue to your farm and help you grow seed optimally suited to your farm environment. SEED PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS WITH PATRICK STEINER Join long-time organic seed producer and founder of Stellar Seeds, Patrick Steiner, for these seed production workshops and field days in Winlaw (July 15) and Prince George (July 10 & 11). These workshops include both classroom and field time as Patrick covers the fundamentals of seed production in the classroom and … Continue reading JUL 10,11,15: WINLAW & PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Seed Production Workshops

APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on June 08, 2018

Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm - blueberries!

Want to learn what it takes to run an organic blueberry farm, with opportunities to grow into a farm manager position? Check out this apprenticeship opportunity at Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm in Port Alberni, BC! ABOUT AVALON ORGANIC BLUEBERRY FARM Our multi-use Farm is 22 acres, with 1+ acre certified organic blueberries, 5 acre hayfield, large organic gardens; seeking Apprentices. For the right person, apprenticeship may lead to a position as long term farm manager(s) to allow the owners to ease into retirement. Blueberry farming makes for an intense seasonal work period of about 2-3 months full time in the summer, … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm