“Young farmer, learn as much as you can about farming and life. Listen to your elders, for they are wise… Whatever you learn, share that knowledge with others; whatever you grow, share with those who have less. Be prepared to meet the challenges ahead, but know that you are not alone.” – Karen Washington, activist and farmer, Rise & Root Farm Young Agrarians has launched its 2019 Alberta Apprenticeship Program, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce this year’s crew. How they all ended up on Alberta farms would require a long night of storytelling around a campfire, but … Continue reading YA Alberta Apprenticeship Orientation Weekend
Job Posting for Event Coordinator Contract for BC Organic Conference 2020 The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to contract an experienced event coordinator to work closely with a committee to plan and host a three day conference in February 2020. The COABC Conference provides educational and networking opportunities for new and established organic operators, as well as those keen to learn more about the world of organic farming. The Contractor shall be responsible for: Administration, Finances and Communication: • Scheduling and attending teleconference meetings with the Conference Team • Budget preparation and record keeping to ensure conference … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Event Coordinator
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: Okanagan College – Vernon Campus has created a two-acre Demonstration Garden that promotes sustainable practices in an effort to preserve, stimulate and promote agricultural and ecological ventures in the Okanagan Valley. The initiative has been focused on providing a space for education, learning, and community programming regarding local food and agriculture. At this time, the site includes Patchworks Farms (a community garden/farm for vulnerable citizens), a demonstration xeriscape garden, an Indigenous garden and a food forest. These activities use approximately 1.25 acres leaving .75 acre for new sustainable farming activities. The College is interested in licensing the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 acre Farm Site Available, Vernon, B.C.
Job Posting for Maternity Leave: Operations Manager The Manager works closely with the COABC Executive Director. This is a part time position, 28 hours per week, Monday to Thursday. The position will be based out of our Vernon office with a starting wage of $22.00 per hour. COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony. COABC views the organic certification system as an effective way to move agricultural production to more sustainable methods. The organization also supports activities that contribute to a strong organic community in BC. The ideal candidate will possess: Experience in … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Operations Manager
ABOUT THE LAND: Lone Pine Farm is 34 acres located on Westsyde Rd in Kamloops, adjacent to the Dunes Golf Course. The 20 acres on the west side of the road are beautiful, rolling hills, a grassland/sage ecosystem (currently in the process of being donated to BC Parks) and the 14 acres on the other side of the road, next to the North Thompson river, are arable, fertile, flat fields. This property has been in the family since the 1920’s and used for a variety of agricultural purposes including cattle, mixed orchard and extensive vegetable garden. The riverbank area is a corridor for wildlife. *Side note from Land Matcher, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 14 acres in Kamloops, B.C.
WHAT IS THE GROWING ORGANIC FOOD COURSE? The Growing Organic Food Course is an in-class and hands on course that helps you grow your own food – from preparing your soil to preserving your harvest. Join us to gain the essential gardening skills and confidence to grow most of your own food. In this course you will learn to: Create and maintain healthy soil, which will grow nutritious, vibrant, health-giving food Analyze and optimize the growing conditions in your garden for the best results possible Creatively collect, use and preserve water for optimal garden health, and protection of this precious … Continue reading MAY 30-JULY 4, 2019: NANAIMO, BC – Growing Organic Food Course
Join instructor Michael Nickels, from the Seven Ravens Permaculture Academy on Saltspring Island, at this 5-day introduction to permaculture design workshop on Vargas Island. “Permaculture gives us a toolkit for moving from a culture of fear and scarcity to one of love and abundance” Learn step-by-step concepts to build your home-scale permaculture garden and more. When: May 20th to 24th, 2019 Where: Cedar Coast Field Station, Vargas Island (complimentary pick-up/drop-off from Tofino) Cost: $1625, all inclusive. Learn more and register here. Questions? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you. What’s Included? Complimentary roundtrip transport from Tofino Harbour to Vargas Breakfast, lunch and dinner Accommodation A … Continue reading MAY 20-24, 2019: TOFINO, BC – Introduction to Permaculture Design at Cedar Coast Field Station
If you are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Permaculture through community building, ecological landscape design, pattern literacy and cultivating your “designer’s mind” then come join Lucie Bardos and others for Kelowna’s first 72-Hour Community PDC! When: The course will take place over 12 Saturday sessions between April 27th – July 27th, 2019 (with breaks for the May and July long weekends). Where: Mission Creek EECO Centre at 2363A Springfield Rd. in Kelowna. Cost: $830. Register: Community Permaculture Course Registration Learn More: https://www.luciebardos.net/courses Contact: email@example.com What is Permaculture? Permaculture is an approach to design modelled on natural ecosystems. It is rooted in … Continue reading APRIL-JULY, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – Community Permaculture Design Certificate Course
ABOUT THE LAND We have a 43 acres total with a 4 acre field suitable for market gardening (currently 1 acre is fenced & irrigated), the remainder in pasture, hay orchard and forest. It has been farmed certified organic for 8 years. I raise livestock (currently sheep and ducks, facilities for chickens), orchard and hay, but only at a hobby scale right now. The property is mixed soil types with approximately 20 acres of organic hay fields and pasture, a small heritage orchard within the pasture, 4 acres of good sandy loam with 1 acre fenced and irrigated for a … Continue reading CO-OP OPPORTUNITY: ORGANIC FARM FOR CO-OWNERSHIP – MERVILLE, BC
Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a mixed, long-time-organic farm? Are you wanting to learn about a mixed livestock operation and heritage breeds? First Nature Farms is offering a unique apprenticeship; join their team! About the Farm First Nature Farms is surrounded by land held within ecological reserves of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited, crown land, and other organic neighbours. The 3000 acres of aspen forest, creeks, beaver ponds, pastures and farmland hold a rich diversity of both wildlife and wilderness, and domesticated species. Organic since 1990 and WWOOF hosts for almost as long, the … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB