SeedChange is seeking a program manager to lead communications for Farmers for Climate Solutions, a pan-Canadian coalition of farmer-led organizations and supporters working to advance climate solutions in agriculture policy. This is an opportunity to work with incredible partners to advance policies to spread climate solutions on hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland across the country. Program Manager, Communications, Farmers for Climate Solutions Context Farmers steward the vast majority of Canada’s arable land. Agriculture contributes approximately 12 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, and Canadian farmers are hugely impacted by climate change. Farmers must be a leading voice … Continue reading JOB: REMOTE – SeedChange, Program Manager, Communications, Farmers for Climate Solutions
SeedChange is hiring a Bilingual Grant Writer! GRANT WRITER (BILINGUAL) – TERMS OF REFERENCE Apply by October 16, 2020 at 12 p.m. ET to express your interest to support fundraising for SeedChange’s domestic programs! Job summary SeedChange is looking for an experienced grant writer to support fundraising for our domestic field program: The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security (the Initiative). The consultant will support the Initiative’s director, research manager, and regional coordinators to develop, write and review funding proposals in English and French. Context SeedChange’s mission is to build food sovereignty by working with partners to enhance biodiversity, … Continue reading JOB: REMOTE: SeedChange, Grant Writer (Bilingual)
Capital Greens Urban Farm in Ottawa, ON is seeking a Farm Worker for the 2020 season! ABOUT Capital Greens Urban Farm Capital Greens is a small-scale, diversified organic vegetable farm located at the Just Food Farm in Blackburn Hamlet in Ottawa, Ontario. We grow a mix of veggies – with an emphasis on salad ingredients – that we sell at the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market, to several grocery stores, at the Just Food Farmstand, and through a brand new customizable CSA home delivery program. We believe strongly in organic principles and strive to improve the fertility and biological activity in our soil by … Continue reading FARM JOB: OTTAWA, ON – Capital Greens Urban Farm, Farm Worker
USC Canada, in partnership with the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network, is hiring a Program Manager for a one-year Indigenous Seed Sovereignty Project. Apply by June 6, 2019 12 PM EST for an opportunity to join the team! Position details: Start date July 9, 2019 (negotiable) to April 30, 2020, possibly renewable Location: Ideally Ottawa, Canada. Remote work may be possible. Why This Project Indigenous Peoples and smallholder farmers are the original plant breeders. The diversity of crops all people benefit from today is thanks to their careful stewardship and knowledge of their territories. Despite the disruption of traditional land-based practices, … Continue reading JOB: OTTAWA, ON – USC Canada, Indigenous Seed Sovereignty Manager
Eco Farm Days 2019 Hosted by Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa – St Lawrence – Outaouais Chapter (COGOSO) Planning is progressing for the 35th annual Eco Farm Days. This event, Eastern Ontario’s premiere Organic Farming conference, will be held February 23 and 24 at the Cornwall Ramada Inn and Conference Centre. When: February 23-24, 2019 Where: Ramada Inn Cornwall – 805 Brookdale Avenue, Cornwall, Ontario K6J 4P3 Registration: http://cog.ca/ottawa/eco-farm-day/ (Want a reminder when registration opens? Email ecofarmday at cog.ca.) Keynote Speaker: The keynote speaker Saturday morning will be Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm. On his north Indiana farm Ben incorporates the best new ideas from non-farm business into farming, minimizing … Continue reading Feb 23-24, 2019: OTTAWA, ON – Eco Farm Days
BeetBox Co-operative Farm is growing (pardon the pun)! And, we need people like you; people who peruse food related employment opportunities. We are looking for an assistant market gardener to catapult our CSA program to the next level! ABOUT BeetBox Co-operative Farm We are a farmer-owned workers co-operative growing high quality vegetables, ecologically. Last year, we established a new CSA for the lovely people of West Ottawa. The co-op was established in 2017 by three young agrarians: Jeremy Colbeck, Lise-Anne Léveillé, and David Mazur-Goulet. Together, we bring over a decade of growing experience to our community. What makes us different? 110 … Continue reading FARM JOB: OTTAWA – BeetBox Co-operative Farm, Assistant Market Gardener
Hey friends, let’s hangout some more! We’re gonna eat and chat and sing and make beautiful springtime melodies together at the West End Well in Ottawa May 10th at 5:30pm. Check out the Facebook event. Salut la gang, on veut se revoir! On va manger et jaser et chanter et créer des belles mélodies printanières ensemble au West End Well à Ottawa le 10 mai à 17:30. Voir l’évènement sur Facebook. Bring some food to share and whatever acoustic instruments you want (shakers and spoons count!). Our friend Norah Erickson will be leading a bit of a song circle at … Continue reading Let’s Hangout, Eat, and Make Music Together
Crédit: Alex Chabot, Photo prise aux Jardins de la Grelinette M’sieurs-dames, Voici les détails finaux pour l’évènement des Young Agrarians (jeunes cultivateurs) jeudi prochain, le 26 février au deuxième étage de la Coop West End Well (969 rue Wellington Ouest, Ottawa). Si vous pourriez SVP confirmer votre présence au plus tard lundi le 23 février cela nous aidera à confirmer les nombres! Si vous inscrivez sur fb que vous allez y être, nous allons considérer ça comme un RSVP. C’est important pour que nous sachions si nous avons assez de place! Voici un aperçu de ce que nous avons spécialement planifié … Continue reading Decompte final pour l’evenement des jeunes cultivateurs de la region d’Ottawa-Outaouais
YA-lasses and gents, Here are the final dets for next Thursday’s Young Agrarians event, February 26th upstairs at the West End Well Co-op (969 Wellington Street West, Ottawa). If you can please confirm if you are coming by next Monday that will help us know numbers! If you say you are on the fb event, we’ll take that as an RSVP. It’s important so that we know we’re not over capacity! 1) On your mark: The event starts at 6pm so that if you want to buy dinner or coffee or whatever treat suits your fancy, you’ll have time. Note that this … Continue reading O-Town Young Agrarians Final Round Down!
Photo of David, one of the O-Town young agrarians. His farm: The BeetBox. A bunch of us agriculture aficionados from both sides of the river have been hanging out since the Young Agrarians Eastern Ontario Mixer. Maintenant, on aimerait que d’autres se joignent à nous donc on a décidé de lancer un évènement public au West End Well. It will take place on Feb 26 at 6PM at 969 Wellington West in Ottawa. You can find the event here on Facebook. Le WEW est une co-opérative de solidarité qui englobe un resto, une épicerie pleine de bouffe bio et locale, et une place … Continue reading O-Town Young Agrarians Get Together!