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FARM JOB: DELTA, BC – KPU Farm Schools, Livestock Manager & Field Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 15, 2021

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The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Livestock Manager and Field Assistant at KPU Farm Schools – Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School (TFNFS). We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Livestock Manager and Field Assistant at the Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School the 2021 growing season. This position will manage all livestock operations including laying hens and hog production operations. TFNFS manages a flock of 99 certified organic laying hens. Hens are rotated on pasture weekly and eggs are sold through our … Continue reading FARM JOB: DELTA, BC – KPU Farm Schools, Livestock Manager & Field Assistant

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rake and Radish Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 05, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Ardeo Mann and my farm is Rake and Radish Farm. I’m being mentored by Arzeena Hamir from Amara Farm. Where do you farm? … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rake and Radish Farm

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Vida Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 30, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Vida Rose, and I farm at Vida Farm. My mentor is Arzeena Hamir.  Where do you farm? I am a small-scale urban farmer … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Vida Farm

FARM JOB: DELTA, BC – KPU Farm Schools, Farmers Market Lead & Field Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 22, 2021

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The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Farmers Market Lead and Field Assistant at KPU Farm Schools – Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School. We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Farmers Market Lead and Field Assistant at the Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School for the 2021 growing season. This position will lead the sale of farm products at farmers markets as well as assist with our CSA program. This position will also assist in seasonal field work including harvesting, weeding, animal husbandry, crop maintenance, … Continue reading FARM JOB: DELTA, BC – KPU Farm Schools, Farmers Market Lead & Field Assistant

AUG 11, 2019: DELTA, BC – Tsawwassen Farm School Open House & Potluck Social

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 03, 2019

Join us at Tsawwassen Farm School in Delta, BC for an farm tour and potluck social! This event is free and open to everyone. Join us at the Tsawwassen Farm School for a farm tour showcasing their orchard, market garden and livestock (hog and chickens) operation. The tour will be given by the farm manager, followed by a potluck social where you get to meet, chat and network with other farmers and food systems players in the area. When: Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 4-7:30pm Schedule (times are approximate):  4-5 Farm Tour 5-5:30 Intro Circle 5:30-7:30 Potluck Social Feel free to come for … Continue reading AUG 11, 2019: DELTA, BC – Tsawwassen Farm School Open House & Potluck Social

FARM JOB: TSAWWASSEN, BC – Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at KPU, Organic Ag Research Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 08, 2019

The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Organic Agriculture Research Assistant- Soil & Plant Sciences.  ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) is a research and extension unit at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)– Richmond campus. Through our integrated program of applied research, extension programming, and community engagement, we investigate and support regional food systems as a key element of sustainable communities. We focus predominantly on British Columbia but also extend our programming to other regions. Organic Agriculture Research The ISFS is involved … Continue reading FARM JOB: TSAWWASSEN, BC – Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at KPU, Organic Ag Research Assistant

March 1, 8, & 22: Short Course – Business Planning for a New Farm

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on February 19, 2018

 Kwantlen Polytechnic University presents this Short Course: Business Planning for a New Farm. Managing your farm as a business is an important but often neglected component of operating a farm. Recent research shows that farmers who create and use business planning are more confident, more profitable and more able to take advantage of new opportunities. This short course will introduce participants to the concept of farm business planning through some practical, hands-on exercises. Teaching content will reference Ministry of Agriculture resources, primarily the New Farm Start-Up guide, and introduce participants to options for further support through the Ministry. Save the dates and … Continue reading March 1, 8, & 22: Short Course – Business Planning for a New Farm

SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention

Posted by Moss Dance on September 18, 2017

National Farmers Union

Do you want to get more involved in the politics surrounding our food system? Do you have a burning farm issue that needs attention? We invite you to attend the National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention which will be held Sunday September 24, 1:00pm – 6:00pm 2017 at Kwantlen Polytechnic  University – in the Melville Centre for Dialogue, Rooms  2550A and B, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, B.C. The Convention commences with registration on Sunday at 1 P.M. Registration fee is $5.00/person at the door, coffee and snacks included. Resolutions on current policy issues may be presented to this Convention and those passed will be forwarded to National Convention for debate … Continue reading SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention

NOV 3-4: RICHMOND, BC – BC Seed Gathering

Posted by Moss Dance on September 05, 2017

BC Seed Gathering

Want to learn to grow and save seed? Get connected with seed savers and growers at the BC Seed Gathering! WHEN: November 3-4, 2017 WHERE: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus, 8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond, BC REGISTER: bcseedgathering.eventbrite.ca FOR MORE INFO: www.bcseeds.org/gathering “Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are seeds, and the harvest can either be flowers or weeds.” ~ Unknown Join us at the BC Seed Gathering to let your thoughts blossom into beautiful flowers—and beautiful weeds—because let’s be honest here, many weeds are edible and perform many important functions on Earth. Moreover, seeds provide food for fuel to feed our thoughts. The … Continue reading NOV 3-4: RICHMOND, BC – BC Seed Gathering

Want to farm but don’t know where to start? Take the Tsawwassen Farm School!

Posted by Moss Dance on January 13, 2017

Tsawwassen Farm School

“Growing food, farmers and community.” This is the motto of Tsawwassen Farm School. We had our second successful year last year and we are gearing up for another awesome year! 2016 was our first year really attending farmers markets in Vancouver, Delta and Richmond; participating in VFM Direct and managing a 50-person CSA. We aim for even higher goals this year! Our students learnt a lot and some will be taking on an incubator plot to start their own farm business, and others have found other pieces of land. We hope to continue cultivating farmers and building our community. Our … Continue reading Want to farm but don’t know where to start? Take the Tsawwassen Farm School!