Tag Archives: New Farmer

Meet the Ethiopian Farmer growing Anchote in Edmonton

Posted by Alex on September 18, 2023 10 Comments

The first thing that strikes you when you meet Ebsa is that he is full of energy! He is so passionate about farming and is excited to share that with those around him.  Ebsa is an Ethiopian farmer who moved to Canada in 2014 and grows vegetables right outside of Edmonton. He has 32 acres of leased land, which is divided into blocks of onions, potatoes, corn, kale, chard, and beets. Before Ebsa started farming on this piece of land, he grew and experimented with many vegetables at his house using grow lights and pots and the results provided the … Continue reading Meet the Ethiopian Farmer growing Anchote in Edmonton

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Acres for Vegetable Production at Providence Farm – Duncan, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on May 16, 2023

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 Nestled in the heart of the Cowichan Valley, Providence Farm operates as a therapeutic working farm and registered charity (Vancouver Island Providence Community Association), serving adults and seniors with a variety of mental health challenges, developmental and intellectual disabilities and age-related illnesses. Providence Farm is a trauma-informed agency, invested in promoting healing opportunities for the participants of various farm- and nature-based programs. In addition, Providence Farm … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Acres for Vegetable Production at Providence Farm – Duncan, BC

How to Start Farming Course Speakers

Posted by Alex on March 30, 2023 4 Comments

How to Start Farming: An Introductory Course for the Farm Curious features a phenomenal line up of speakers! Learn about how to get more involved in farming from these amazing farmers and food growers.  Want to engage with these speakers? Register for the How to Start Farming course! Audrey Logan is a Nehiyaw/Métis Knowledge Keeper currently living in Treaty 1 Territory. They founded the Klinic Teaching Garden, a regenerative community garden rooted in Indigenous permaculture principles at 545 Broadway in Winnipeg. They also run Dehydration Nations, a grassroots initiative which hopes to empower individuals and communities to harness the traditional … Continue reading How to Start Farming Course Speakers


Posted by Alex on October 05, 2022

Dylan and Tom (and their dogs Coconut and Hank) have jumped into farming with both feet! They are first-generation, queer farmers who started Coconut Grove Urban Farmstead near Edmonton. Tom and Dylan shared with us some of the highlights and lessons learned of their first three years of farming and how they are feeding their community as first-generation farmers. You can follow their farm journey on IG @coconutgroveurbanfarmstead and on their website coconutgroveurbanfarmstead.com. JOYS AND STRUGGLES OF BEING NEW FARMERS   Tom and Dylan found land for lease near Edmonton through the Young Agrarians U-Map and decided to make that … Continue reading FEEDING YOUR COMMUNITY AS A FIRST-GENERATION FARMER

EVENT RECAP: Manitoba Mini-Mixer @ Rackham Hall

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 09, 2019

Young Agrarians comes to Manitoba! On December 7, 38 farmers and food lovers gathered at the beautiful Rackham hall near Riding Mountain National Park for a Young Agrarians Mixer. Being one of the first Young Agrarians gatherings in Manitoba, we spent time getting to know each other and discussing the needs and opportunities for new and existing farmers in the region. We met people raising livestock, organic grain, doing marketing gardening, growing mushrooms and of course much, much more! We shared laughs, ideas and of course some amazing food! Ryan Ryan Pengelly of Tamarack Farms near Erickson, MB spoke getting his farm started and … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Manitoba Mini-Mixer @ Rackham Hall

MARCH 3 – MAY 5: SURREY, BC – Workshops for New Farmers at UFV

Posted by Moss Dance on February 25, 2018

UFV New Farmer Workshop Series

Spring is around the corner, the seed catalogues are out and gardeners are eager to get their hands dirty. Perhaps this is the year that you bring your dream of having a market garden closer to reality? If it is horticulture knowledge that you lack, then you may be interested in attending 1 or more of 4 workshops being held in Surrey by University of the Fraser Valley from March to May. The workshops will provide essential training and hands-on practice, covering the principles of organic agriculture with a focus on vegetable production for market. They are designed for aspiring … Continue reading MARCH 3 – MAY 5: SURREY, BC – Workshops for New Farmers at UFV

FEB 17: PENTICTON, BC – South Okanagan Land Link

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on December 13, 2017

Want Land? Got Land? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We Want You! 1-6 pm Land Linking Workshop – Networking, Land Access Arrangements, Expert Panel, & more! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. We’ll network, learn about land access, leases, and licenses, and hear from our expert panel on topics such as housing, finances, and more! You just might find a farmer who can turn your vacant field into a productive farm, or a land owner who has the ideal piece of land for you! Refreshments … Continue reading FEB 17: PENTICTON, BC – South Okanagan Land Link

February 17: Young Agrarians Social & Networking Event – Lacombe, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 12, 2017

As part of the Holistic Management & Organic Alberta Conference we are hosting an event for aspiring, new and young farmers in Central Alberta! Join us for an evening social and networking event and connect with other farmers! When: February 17th 7:30pm Where: Uglies Pub, 5010 50 St, Lacombe, AB Who: Everyone welcome! Aspiring farmers, new farmers and existing farmers, food lovers and gardeners who are interested in supporting the next generation of ecological farmers in Alberta! RSVP: This event is free! If you plan on coming feel free to send us a note at alberta@youngagrarians.org or just show up at the door!

Nov. 4: Saskatchewan’s First Young Agrarians Mixer

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 05, 2016

We are super excited to announce our first event Young Agrarians event in Saskatchewan! Young Agrarians is a network for new and young ecological. Join us for a social mixer at the Organic Connections conference. Meet other farmers and agrarians in Saskatchewan, learn what they are up to and make new contacts in ecological farming! When: November 4th, 2016 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Where: BC Room at the Conexus Arts Centre Free event and open to the public. RSVP to alberta@youngagrarians.org .  

March 8: NFU Youth Retreat Farmer Potluck, Pigeon Lake, Alberta

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 21, 2016

Farmer Potluck at Pigeon Lake

On March 8th, we invite you to a farmer potluck and feast with young farmer leaders and organizers from across the country at Rundle’s Mission at Pigeon Lake, Alberta. Meet with other new farmers, hear about the work on the National New Farmer Report and enjoy good food and good company. To RSVP