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YA Business Mentorship Network – Sunny Slope Farm

Posted by Tori Ames on April 04, 2024

Young Agrarians is celebrating the tenth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the second year of the program in the Prairies! If you are a new farmer or the next generation to take on your family farm and need support to figure out the business aspects of your farm consider applying for the 2024/2025 cohort. The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers/ranchers/producers. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops new farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Apply for the 2024/2025 program here – applications processed … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – Sunny Slope Farm

Meet Fern of Fern’s Flowers Garden!

Posted by Chantelle Chan on March 18, 2024

This is the second of a four-part series of farmer interviews conducted by students in a Community Service Learning course at the University of Alberta. Nayeon Kim interviewed Fern of Fern’s Flower Garden, and wrote this heartfelt blog post. We’re delighted to share these farmer stories with you! Fern says she wasn’t born with a green thumb, but her beautiful flower garden says otherwise. Once you start talking to Fern you’ll quickly realize how passionate she is about growing flowers and building community! Fern is a first-time farmer who founded Fern’s Flowers Garden in 2022 with her husband, Kevin. Together, … Continue reading Meet Fern of Fern’s Flowers Garden!

MAR 4, 2024: ONLINE – No-Till for New Farmers: Market Gardening with Farmer Jesse

Posted by Alex on February 16, 2024

Are you dreaming of growing beautiful vegetables? Do you love soil microbes? Is regenerating the land part of your farming vision? Then join us for the no-till for new farmers webinar to learn about no-till vegetable production with Farmer Jesse! When searching online for guidance on starting a no-till farm, the sheer volume of videos and guidance out there can quickly feel like a firehose of information. It can be overwhelming to simply find the information that is helpful for you in your context. In this talk, Farmer Jesse Frost will bring the idea of no-till down to its basics … Continue reading MAR 4, 2024: ONLINE – No-Till for New Farmers: Market Gardening with Farmer Jesse

Meet Tishawni Ellery of Sundog Organic Farm!

Posted by Chantelle Chan on January 11, 2024

This is the first of a four-part series of farmer interviews conducted by students in a Community Service Learning course at the University of Alberta. Nayeon Kim interviewed Tishawni Ellery of Sundog Organic Farm, and wrote this heartfelt blog post. We’re delighted to share these farmer stories with you! Tishawni Ellery is an up-and-coming farmer at Sundog Organic Farm who is passionate about the environment and farming! In 2021, Tishawni completed the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program, and below she tells us about her experience working in regenerative farming and the importance of getting back to our roots.   Tell us … Continue reading Meet Tishawni Ellery of Sundog Organic Farm!

YA Business Mentorship Network – The Dogs Run Farm

Posted by Lydia Carpenter on May 09, 2023

Young Agrarians is celebrating the ninth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the expansion of the program across the Prairies! The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. YA business mentorships have helped over a 100+ farmers to generate more revenues, grow more food and put more land into production. Immediate results have led to on average of 64% more farm revenue, a 72% increase in food … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – The Dogs Run Farm

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Chelsea Klinke – Dirt Boys Urban Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on October 08, 2021 3 Comments

“I don’t grow plants, I help plants grow” — Michael Gavin of Dirt Boys Urban Farm, as quoted by Chelsea Klinke, Young Agrarians (YA) Apprentice.  Chelsea Klinke moved to Calgary from the United States in 2019 to start her master’s program in Anthropology, quickly bypassing that into the Ph.D. program. She describes her focus in “ecofeminism and the gendered implications of different subsistence strategies, primarily large scale agriculture”. This includes the “divisions of labour and power, inequalities and decision making within and among households, and at different levels and value chains along the way, from… farm to fork,” says Chelsea. … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Chelsea Klinke – Dirt Boys Urban Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 Acre Ecological Farm Seeks New Farmer – Saanich, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 30, 2021 4 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 This three acre farm has been in production since at least the 1970s. The current farmer, who grew mixed vegetables using organic and regenerative farming practices, is leaving the site and the landholders are seeking a new farmer. The land is mostly flat, with good exposure, and in a cool pocket of the Saanich peninsula with easy access off West Saanich Road. Much of the land is … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 Acre Ecological Farm Seeks New Farmer – Saanich, BC

FARM JOBS: Qualicum Beach, BC – Island Flower Farm, 2 part-time farm labourers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 01, 2021

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Island Flower Farm in Qualicum Beach, BC is seeking help from TWO part-time manual farm labourers for 2021! ABOUT Island Flower Farm Island Flower Farm is a small 5 acre family operated farm on Vancouver Island, just 10 minutes from Qualicum Beach. DESIRED QUALITIES Are you passionate and enthusiastic about farming, gardening, or flowers and can keep up with two busy farmers? Our ideal candidate has: A serious interest in farming, flower farming, horticulture, etc. (previous agricultural or flower experience is an asset) Physical ability to carry out farm tasks (bending, lifting, kneeling, standing, and a lot of repetition) Lots of … Continue reading FARM JOBS: Qualicum Beach, BC – Island Flower Farm, 2 part-time farm labourers

Apply Now for KPU Farm Schools 2021

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 22, 2020

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University Farm Schools is accepting applications for their 2021 Tsawwassen First Nation and Richmond Farm School programs! All backgrounds and experiences welcome, no prerequisites required. Click Here to Apply – kpu.ca/farmschools   KPU Farm Schools consists of Tsawwassen First Nation and Richmond. Each farm school offers its own distinct 7-8 month program that provides students with a strong foundation in the principals and practices of regenerative farming. These programs focus on hands on, experiential learning alongside industry professionals, supported by classroom learning to prepare students for a career in the industry.  Which Farm School is right for you? Tsawwassen First … Continue reading Apply Now for KPU Farm Schools 2021

FILLED ~ FARM JOB: WINNIPEG, MB – Heart Acres Farm, Greenhouse Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 14, 2020

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Heart Acres Farm in Winnipeg, MB is seeking a Greenhouse Manager for the 2020 season!  ABOUT HEART ACRES FARM Heart Acres Farm is a 1 acre farm located 10 minutes south of Winnipeg in the Red River Valley of Manitoba. We are “friend” owned and operated, and we use no-till and ecological practices in our system. We use hand-tools on the farm, have a hoop-house where we grow our tomatoes, and are adding caterpillar tunnels into our system this season. We have a 50 person CSA, and serve 2 markets in the city, as well as a hand-full of wholesalers. We grow a large … Continue reading FILLED ~ FARM JOB: WINNIPEG, MB – Heart Acres Farm, Greenhouse Manager