Tag Archives: Farmer Education

INTERNSHIP: Summerland, BC – Braden Hill Orchard and Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2024

Braden Hill Orchard and Farm in Summerland, BC is seeking an intern for the 2024 season! ABOUT Braden Hill Orchard and Farm We are a small (~5 acre), regenerative polyculture orchard and market garden in the South Okanagan. Our primary crop is apples (McIntosh and Spartan), which are sold to a local cidery. We grow annual and perennial vegetables and small fruit for the Penticton and Summerland Farmers’ Markets, local grocery stores, and our local food resource centre. We have an elderly Massey Ferguson that we use as little as possible, but an intern may learn to use and care … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Summerland, BC – Braden Hill Orchard and Farm

INTERNSHIP: Picton, Ontario – Edwin County Farms

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 18, 2024

Edwin County Farms in Picton, Ontario is seeking interns for the 2024 season! ABOUT Edwin County Farms Edwin County Farms is an organically managed, regenerative farm located in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario. Our 700-acre farm includes a 2.5-acre market garden and seasonal greenhouse facility. Using no-till and low-till methods we produce organically grown vegetables and cut flowers for local restaurants and our community. For the past 20 years, we have been raising certified organic beef, and practicing rotational grazing to help grow and improve our soils. Our large hardwood forest preserve also allows us to continue the age-old tradition … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Picton, Ontario – Edwin County Farms

INTERNSHIP: Vallican, British Columbia – Elk Root Conservation Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 15, 2023

Elk Root Conservation Farm in Vallican, British Columbia is seeking three interns for the 2023 season! ABOUT Elk Root Conservation Farm Elk Root Conservation Farm (ERC) is a ‘beyond’ organic regenerative demonstration farm located adjacent to the ancestral Sinixt village site of n’kʔáwxtən, in Sinixt təmxwúlaʔxw and within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) at the confluence of the Slocan River and Little Slocan Rivers. Our farm offers educational workshops focused on ecological stewardship, wildlife conservation & habitat restoration, honey bee wellness & wild pollinator gardens, sustainability, ‘beyond’ organic regenerative gardening, biodiverse farming practices and local food security. Elk Root Conservation … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Vallican, British Columbia – Elk Root Conservation Farm

INTERNSHIP: Black Creek, BC – Ravensong Seeds & Herbals

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 30, 2023

Ravensong Seeds & Herbals in Black Creek, BC is seeking an intern for the 2023 season! ABOUT Ravensong Seeds & Herbals Ravensong Seeds & Herbals is a small farm and home business producing herb seeds for organic growing, nursery plants, and herbal products such as tinctures, salves, and hydrosols. All seeds, as well herbs for our products, are grown on our two acre property with a focus on stewardship practices. After a decade of attending farmers markets, Ravensong now focuses mainly on selling through their online store. This year the farm plans to reopen their small herb plant nursery for … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Black Creek, BC – Ravensong Seeds & Herbals

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

January 27-28: Kelowna, BC – Young Agrarians 5th Okanagan Winter Mixer

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on January 05, 2018

Looking for the Young Agrarians Vancouver Island Winter Mixer? Click here! Celebrating five years of Winter Mixers in the Okanagan, we’re back at the location of the first ever mixer – the beautiful Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna, BC! Summerhill Pyramid Winery gives us more space for sessions and gathering with a beautiful backdrop of Okanagan Lake and the vineyard. Based on your feedback and insights we’ve crafted an awesome program for this year’s Okangan Winter Mixer with a full two days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. … Continue reading January 27-28: Kelowna, BC – Young Agrarians 5th Okanagan Winter Mixer

Ecological Farm Internships: Modes, Experiences, and Justice

Posted by Moss Dance on August 15, 2017

Ecological Farm Internships

We are excited to share this report on ecological farm internships edited by Charles Z. Levkoe and Michael Ekers. Contributors to the report are farmers, past interns, non-profit organizations, and lawyers. The goal of the report is to “assess the implications and trajectories of the non-monetary exchanges of labour and education, among other things, taking place on ecological farms.” Read the report here: Ecological Farm Internships – Models, Experiences and Justice – Levkoe and Ekers (Interactive) The report takes a broad view of ecological farm internships—accounting for the need for labour on small farms, the educational benefits, as well as the risks and drawbacks … Continue reading Ecological Farm Internships: Modes, Experiences, and Justice

January 28-29: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Vancouver Island Winter Farmer Mixer

Posted by Moss Dance on January 23, 2017 4 Comments

Join us for two days of workshops for small-scale, ecological farmers and farmers-to-be on Vancouver Island. Dive in to amazing networking opportunities and skills-sharing with experienced farmer facilitators who are ready to help you grow your farm business. We’ve got workshops on everything from farm business planning to holistic management and livestock to crop planning, land access, and more! Are you farm-curious, or thinking about becoming a farmer? JOIN US! Everyone is welcome! When: Saturday, January 28 – Sunday January 29, 2017 Where:  Camp Pringle, Coast Salish Territory Camp (Shawnigan Lake), 2520 West Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake B.C. V0R 2W3 Cost: Our updated price is … Continue reading January 28-29: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Vancouver Island Winter Farmer Mixer