Prairie Urban Farm was created as an engaged teaching and learning space in 2013, funded by a small grant through the University of Alberta’s Office of Sustainability. Prior to its formation, the primary focus at the University of Alberta’s teaching and research was on conventional agriculture, with not much room for alternative forms of production. “We’re interested in bringing members of the Edmonton region into a conversation about sustainable agriculture and food systems”, explains Debra Davidson, Director of Prairie Urban Farm. Debra is also a professor in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta … Continue reading Prairie Urban Farm: Building Better Food Systems in Alberta
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
Earth Apple Organic Farm in Abbotsford, BC is seeking a Farmhand for the 2021 season! ABOUT Earth Apple Organic Farm We are a certified organic, small-scale mixed veggie (with some fruit) farm with 300 laying hens and about 6 acres of land in cultivation, farming since 2011. By taking good care of our soil, we produce quality produce which we sell direct to our community via farmers markets, CSA program and a handful of restaurant clients. We also specialize in garlic (culinary and seed) #NewMountainGarlic. We live and farm at Glen Valley Organic Farm- a beautiful 50 acre property in … Continue reading FARM JOB: Abbotsford, BC – Earth Apple Organic Farm, Farmhand
Glorious Organics, in Aldergrove, BC, is seeking two farm hands for the 2020 season! About Glorious Organics Glorious Organics started operating in the 1980’s as a mixed salad and garnish company and was one of the first farms in BC to become certified organic. Glorious Organics is located in Aldergrove, BC, and the land we farm is leased from Fraser Common Farm Co-op, a housing co-operative also located on the property. In total, there is about 20 acres made up of farm land, wild areas and housing space. In 2006 Glorious Organics became a workers co-operative and grows a very diverse … Continue reading FARM JOBS: ALDERGROVE, BC – Glorious Organics
So you wanna be a rock star farmer? Earth Apple Farm, in Abbotsford, BC, is looking for two new farm hands for 2020! About Earth Apple Farm We are a 5-6 acre certified organic mixed fruit, vegetables, and laying hens. Located in beautiful Glen Valley near the Fraser River. We are on a 50 acre land co-operative, shared with another farm operation. We operate two farmers markets in Vancouver, a 150+ member CSA, and other wholesale opportunities. I hope you love garlic, cause we are growing a lot of it this year! Shirlene has been market farming for 10 years … Continue reading FARM JOBS: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Earth Apple Farm
The District of Saanich is seeking a part-time temporary Agriculture and Food Security Planner! About the District of Saanich The District of Saanich is one of the four core municipalities within the Capital Regional District. The community is home to 114,000 citizens and is comprised of urban, suburban and rural areas, and 12 diverse neighborhoods. Saanich is known for its progressive initiatives in the areas of Environmental Protection, Climate Change, and Community Planning. Job Tasks Saanich is seeking an Agriculture and Food Security Planner to spearhead the implementation of District’s recently adopted Agriculture and Food Security Plan. The successful … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – District of Saanich, Part-Time Agriculture and Food Security Planner
Earth Apple Organic Farm in Abbotsford, BC is hiring a Field Manager, Harvest Manager, Market Manager, Farmers’ Market Stall Operator, and Farmhands for the 2019 season! They are also looking for volunteers on Saturdays. These are full time on-farm and part-time on farm and at farmers’ markets. Join their crew and get ready to farm hard! ABOUT EARTH APPLE ORGANIC FARM Earth Apple Organic Farm was established in 2011 and is based at Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op in Abbotsford, BC as of January 2016. Our roots quite literally are earth apples or les pommes de terre, but we’ve since expanded, growing over 50 different … Continue reading FARM JOBS: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Earth Apple Organic Farm
Young agrarians @ BC Food Systems Gathering July 2012. More photos here!