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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

A Day In The Life of an Apprentice: Bronwyn Green – Gripfast Farms

Posted by Michelle Lam on November 25, 2021

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Animals, food, and community — these are three aspects that Bronwyn Green imagines as part of a successful closed-loop circle. Bronwyn Green was a Young Agrarians (YA) Apprentice who spent the season at Gripfast Farms near Binscarth, MB. The farm primarily focuses on regenerative agriculture methods to raise grass-fed beef and is owned by Doug Turnbull and Carol Lanz-Turnbull. We chatted with Bronwyn to learn more about her experience as an Apprentice. Bronywn has always had a passion for local food. She owns a food business called “G Spot Winnipeg” which uses produce sourced from nearby farms to make spreads … Continue reading A Day In The Life of an Apprentice: Bronwyn Green – Gripfast Farms

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

Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 24, 2020

Mentoring the next generation of ranchers and farmers can be extremely rewarding. As an expert in your field with many years of experience running a business, you are in an excellent position to introduce a novice to the many and nuanced aspects of running an agricultural business, from building fence or caring for a sick animal to fixing the farm truck, developing a marketing strategy, designing a label for your products, or making important financial decisions. No one is better qualified to grow a new agrarian than an experienced mentor with many years on the land, yet not every rancher or … Continue reading Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

Apply for the 2020 YA Alberta Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 28, 2020

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We are now accepting applications for the 2020 cohort! DEADLINE: FEB 29, 2020. Get your applications in! Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business?  Young Agrarians, Organic Alberta and our network of exceptional mentor farmers are offering advanced, hands-on apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture. Participants with a serious interest, curiosity and commitment to full-time farming are invited to apply. Our apprenticeships are a full immersion program that puts you into the heart of running a farm … Continue reading Apply for the 2020 YA Alberta Apprenticeship Program

Apply for the 2019 YA Alberta Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 05, 2018

Looking for the 2020 Alberta Apprenticeship Program? Click here. DEADLINE FEB 28, 2019. Get your applications in! Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business?  Young Agrarians, Organic Alberta and our network of exceptional mentor farmers are now offering advanced, hands-on apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture. Participants with a serious interest, curiosity and commitment to full-time farming are invited to apply. Our apprenticeships are a full immersion program that puts you into the heart of running a farm business, … Continue reading Apply for the 2019 YA Alberta Apprenticeship Program