Tag Archives: Kootenays

Kootenays, BC: Biodynamic Seed Collection for Sale

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2019 2 Comments

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Seeking an aspiring organic/biodynamic grower/seedmeister to carry on the stewardship of a biodynamic seed collection from Aurora Farm, the first commercial BD heirloom seed company in North America. These seeds were cultivated in accordance with Biodynamic principles allowing life forces to give rise to nutrient dense crops with many varieties grown out for 30 years. They were cultivated on a hilltop in the Kootenay River Valley that was particularly suitable for seed production and Demeter and Organically Certified. Aurora Farm concurrently hosted a biodynamic apprenticeship training program from the early 90’s until the early 2000’s. Seed harvesting screens (6) and … Continue reading Kootenays, BC: Biodynamic Seed Collection for Sale

WORK TRADE: EAST KOOTENAYS, BC – Clear Sky Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 08, 2019

Echinacea field at Clear Sky Farm

Farm & Food Forest Caretaker at Clear Sky Meditation Centre, BC Are you passionate about personal growth, meditation and community learning? If you answered “Yes!”, and you have an interest in permaculture and food forests, we invite you to apply for our 3 month residential intensive. Farm and Food Forest Karma Yoga Position If you have a particular interest in farming and food forests, then we invite you to apply for our 2019 Food Forest Caretaker karma yoga position. Clear Sky is proudly home to one of Canada’s largest cold climate food forests. Designed in 2012 and planted in 2013, … Continue reading WORK TRADE: EAST KOOTENAYS, BC – Clear Sky Farm

FARM JOB: NELSON, BC: Rose Cottage Garden Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 01, 2019

Rose Cottage Garden

Rose Cottage Garden in Nelson, BC is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable gardener for the annual growing season in our permaculture garden. About Rose Cottage Garden Rose Cottage garden is an urban farm in Uphill Nelson: The 1/3 acre organic gardens at Rose Cottage go back over a 100 years and were able to feed a family of 9 during the Great Depression. Presently there are 100s of species of plants in the gardens.. which surround the Rose Cottage Birthing House where mothers and their families come to give birth. There are great opportunities to expand the medicine plants, many … Continue reading FARM JOB: NELSON, BC: Rose Cottage Garden Manager

FARM INTERNSHIP: NELSON, BC – Hummingbird Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 06, 2019

Hummingbird Farm

Hummingbird Farm near Nelson, BC is seeking a Farm Intern for the 2019 season! About Hummingbird Farm Hummingbird Farm is certified organic (KOGS#84) and grows food and flowers. We are located in the scenic Slocan valley on the Slocan river, 30 min from Nelson and Castlegar BC. Desired Qualities We are looking for an individual who is hard-working, physically fit, and is enthusiastic about sustainable organic farming. Day to day work is busy, intense, challenging but is also rewarding as we harvest beautiful flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables for 2 grocery stores in nearby Nelson and Castlegar, and the farmers … Continue reading FARM INTERNSHIP: NELSON, BC – Hummingbird Farm

FARM JOB: SALMO, BC – Salix and Sedge, Market Garden Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 25, 2019

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Salix and Sedge in Salmo, BC is seeking a Market Garden Farm Hand for the 2019 season. About Salix and Sedge Salix and Sedge is a certified organic farm located in the Salmo Valley, and is owned and operated by Brendan and Cali who began farming in 2015. Our farm is small-scale, and we produce a range of vegetables for our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, farmers markets, and for a variety of local food processors and retailers. Salmo is a small community of about 1100 people, and we live just on the edge of town- far enough away to feel … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALMO, BC – Salix and Sedge, Market Garden Farm Hand

FARM JOB: WINDERMERE, BC – Edible Acres Farm and Cafe/ Winderberry, Farm Assistant & Soil Technician

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 20, 2019

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Edible Acres Farm and Cafe/ Winderberry in Windermere, BC is seeking a Farm Assistant & Soil Technician for the 2019 season! About WINDERBERRY and EDIBLE ACRES FARM Winderberry and Edible Acres Farm are located in Windermere, BC. We are nestled in the Columbia Valley and Rocky Mountains and a 15 min walk to Lake Windermere. The area is a mecca for outdoor activities all seasons of the year. We own and operate a Greenhouse business where we specialize in annual flower production and selling of trees, shrubs, perennials, gardening soils and fertilizers, etc. We also have 5 acres of certified organic … Continue reading FARM JOB: WINDERMERE, BC – Edible Acres Farm and Cafe/ Winderberry, Farm Assistant & Soil Technician

EVENT RECAP: Columbia Basin Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 18, 2019

Paul Kelly shows the group a financial planning spreadsheet for their farm businesses

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

FARM THE BASIN: Back to the Biointensive Basics with the Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living (VIDEO)

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 01, 2019

Farm the Basin: Back to the Biointensive Basics with Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living

Sharon and James are sustainable mini-farmers, natural builders, and environmentalists. Over the last five years they have been on a journey to become self-reliant and to transition towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Amongst meeting and learning from a variety of experts in their fields, as interns at Ecology Action they studied under John Jeavons to learn how to not only grow their own complete diet, but to bring sustainable agriculture back to their community as teachers. All of their experiences have led them back to what’s most important: to help build a strong, healthy community of localized and sustainable living. … Continue reading FARM THE BASIN: Back to the Biointensive Basics with the Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living (VIDEO)

APPRENTICESHIP: EDGEWOOD, BC – Intentional Peasants

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 17, 2019

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Looking for a farming apprenticeship in the Kootenays? Check out Intentional Peasants in Edgewood, BC! About Intentional Peasants We operate an 80 acre mixed farm nestled in a beautiful mountain valley in the northwest Kootenays, blessed with great soil and plenty of water. We are primarily vegetable growers, with an abundance of veggies through the summer and fall for a small CSA, local farmers markets, restaurants and stores. The focus is on storable root crops, which we continue to sell throughout the winter. We also have a small apple and plum orchard. We have a small herd of cattle that we raise … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: EDGEWOOD, BC – Intentional Peasants

FARM THE BASIN: Beyond the Button with Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 16, 2019

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Robin Mercy is the owner of Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms. He lives and farms in Kaslo, BC with his partner Tamara and son Kirin. They produce strains appropriate for the local climate, from blue oysters and enoki in the shoulder seasons to white elms, lion’s mane, and reishi in the hotter months. Considering there is an estimated five million types of fungi, they hope to “stimulate curiosity and appetite in their clientele with an assortment of beautiful and unique gourmet varieties,” going beyond the white button mushroom. They also produce nourishing fungal tinctures with the help of local herbalists. Robin and … Continue reading FARM THE BASIN: Beyond the Button with Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms