Tag Archives: food security

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space for farming families to pursue crop and livestock production, Kakwa Ecovillage, Dome Creek BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 31, 2020 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 The property is located on over 1 mile of the mighty Fraser River.  The balance of the 540 acre site varies between meadows, forests and riparian areas with a number of high benches and hills, with around 300 acres of Pasture on the river. There are a number of springs on the property and a large hay barn. Work continues to expand fencing to create additional pasture for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space for farming families to pursue crop and livestock production, Kakwa Ecovillage, Dome Creek BC

Farmers and Landowners Work Together to Build our Local Food Supply

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 20, 2020 2 Comments

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Leasing farmers Jordan and Brie, Vancouver Island. The importance of a secure local food supply has perhaps never been more acutely felt than in these times of disruption to our normal way of life. As people adapt to a new reality, many are turning to local farmers and local food to keep their fridges and shelves stocked. Farmers have had to adapt quickly to a dramatically different market for their products, as restaurants close and farmers’ markets shift from social environments to more controlled food access points.  For many farmers this change means focusing on more direct-to-consumer sales of their … Continue reading Farmers and Landowners Work Together to Build our Local Food Supply

JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Richmond Food Security Society, Education Program Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 17, 2020

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Richmond Food Security Society, in Richmond, BC, is hiring a full-time permanent Education Program Coordinator! About Richmond Food Security Society Richmond Food Security Society (RFSS) is a not-for-profit organization inspiring a robust Richmond food system through education, advocacy, and community-building initiatives. We are a small team supported by many volunteers all passionate about urban agriculture and food security. We live the values of the Richmond Food Charter and we courageously engage our community to address food-related challenges. We grow the community and have fun while doing it. We are a living wage, equal opportunity organization, and will not discriminate on any basis. We are seeking … Continue reading JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Richmond Food Security Society, Education Program Coordinator

Update from Southern Vancouver Island: Regional Food and Farmland Trust

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 04, 2019 4 Comments

An update from the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiative Roundtable (CRFAIR) This spring the Capital Regional District (CRD) completed a Foodlands Access Program Feasibility Study (‘the Study’), the completion of which was recommended in the Regional Food and Agriculture Strategy. The purpose of the Study was to determine the best way to increase farmers’ access to land in the CRD. With input from new and established farmers, non-profits, existing incubator farm programs, local farmland trusts and local/provincial government representatives, the Study examined seven land access tools. One strategy is to create a local government supported, Regional Food and Farmland … Continue reading Update from Southern Vancouver Island: Regional Food and Farmland Trust

FARM JOB: Senneville, QC – Small Scale Organic Farm Co-Manager

Posted by Moss Dance on September 28, 2017

Santropol Roulant

Santropol Roulant seeks a collaboratively-minded farmer to grow food and community at our peri-urban farm in Senneville, Quebec! About Santropol Roulant Santropol Roulant uses food as a vehicle to break social isolation between generations. Creatively and collaboratively, we strengthen and nourish our local community with our novel approaches to active community engagement, youth leadership, food security and social inclusion. The Roulant’s staff is young and dynamic with job descriptions and responsibilities that sometimes exceed their experience. As such, opportunities to learn and grow are key benefits of working at Santropol Roulant. Our working culture supports staff members in developing the … Continue reading FARM JOB: Senneville, QC – Small Scale Organic Farm Co-Manager

JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community Farm Intern

Posted by Moss Dance on June 22, 2017

Cowichan Green Community

Want to work with an exciting environmental and food security organization in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, BC? Cowichan Green Community has a farm intern position opening! About Cowichan Green Community The Cowichan Green Community is a not-for-profit, community based environmental and food-security organisation in Duncan, BC. Our food security projects include the creation of food policy documents such as the Cowichan Food Charter and the Cowichan Food Security Plan, projects like Kin Park Youth Urban Farm, FruitSave – a fruit gleaning project – the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Farm Food Map, and community gardens. The Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm is … Continue reading JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community Farm Intern

Central Okanagan: From Field to Fork – Research Event Summary

Posted by Moss Dance on September 26, 2016

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Hosted by the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council (COFPC) The Purpose of this event was (1) to return research done in the community back to the community and (2) to launch the ‘Food Quilt’, a new movement to connect people and groups in support of food security in the Central Okanagan. On Thursday April 21, 2016, over 60 guests gathered at the Canadian Mental Health Association and enjoyed 7 presentations that showcased research related to local food security. These presentations were done in the fast-paced style known as pechakucha. Following the presentations, the guests connected with one another, shared stories, … Continue reading Central Okanagan: From Field to Fork – Research Event Summary

Cultivating Social Sustainability in Our Food System

Posted by Kristen Nammour on June 01, 2015

Join the discussion about farm working conditions both near and abroad. When: Friday, June 5, 6:00 PM Where: The Profile – Suite 200 – 375 Water Street, Vancouver “There is so much interest in food, yet no interest in the hands that pick that food.” For additional information about the panel hosted by Discovery Organics click here. As consumers increasingly demand food chain transparency, widespread labour abuses are being documented in the agricultural industry. BC’s almost 10,000 mostly immigrant and migrant farm workers are some of the lowest paid, least protected and most vulnerable in the province. To what extent can we … Continue reading Cultivating Social Sustainability in Our Food System

The National New Farmer Coalition needs you!

Posted by Ayla Fenton on February 24, 2015

Originally posted at http://www.nfu.ca/blog/new-farmer-coalition-survey It should not come as a surprise that Canadian agriculture is facing a demographic crisis. In the 1930s, over thirty percent of the population was involved in food production. Today, farmers represent only 1.6 percent of the population and have an average age of 54. In 1991, the number of farmers in Canada under the age of 35 was 80,000 – now it is less than 25,000. The National New Farmer Coalition is a farmer-driven grassroots initiative created in 2014. Our aim is to promote government policies that will reverse these trends and allow new farmers to … Continue reading The National New Farmer Coalition needs you!

Mason Street Farm 2015 Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Jess Brown on January 09, 2015

Application Deadline: January 20th 2015 Interviews: February 5 & 6 2015 Link to application:  Apprenticeship-Application-2015 About the Apprenticeship: This apprenticeship is well suited for individuals with a strong work ethic who are seeking a career path in ecological food production. Many days of this apprenticeship will be fun and enjoyable. Many days will be challenging, wet and monotonous. You will be experiencing life as a production farmer.  We will be serving coffee! The Mason Street City Farm is offering 3 full season paid apprenticeships for the 2015 growing season. Apprentices work 2 full days per week with a stipend of $75 … Continue reading Mason Street Farm 2015 Apprenticeship Program