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Posted by JoHana Harcourt on June 22, 2023

ABOUT RURAL ROUTES TO CLIMATE SOLUTIONS Established in 2017, Rural Routes to Climate Solutions (a Stettler Learning Centre initiative) provides opportunities for rural Albertans to learn more about and reap the benefits of climate solutions. By doing so, they are empowering rural Albertans to make informed decisions on how best to modify their farming, ranching, and daily living practices to mitigate and adapt to our changing climactic landscape. Currently, Rural Routes to Climate Solutions run events (workshops, webinars, and farm field days) and produce a podcast and Farmer’s Blog so rural Albertans and agricultural producers can find out more about … Continue reading YOUNG AGRARIANS PARTNERSHIP: RURAL ROUTES TO CLIMATE SOLUTIONS

YOUNG AGRARIANS PARTNERSHIP: Holistic Management Canada Regenerative Accelerator Program


Holistic Management Canada empowers farmers to make ecologically, economically, and socially sound decisions for their farms and communities.

Currently, there are 271,935 farmers in Canada managing approximately 153 million acres of farm and ranch lands. Land managers are facing growing uncertainty from increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, unstable financial conditions, and rising societal pressures, with 2022 has been another unprecedentedly difficult year. Across Canada, in all bioregions, farmers and ranchers are facing the same challenges.  They have lived through relatively stable conditions and gotten by with a recipe-type approach to land management, but in this new, uncertain world, this approach is no longer working.

Holistic Management Canada’s work stems from the understanding that, given the uncertainty and complexity of farming, land managers need an approach that helps them predict changes, diagnose problems, and design solutions in contextually-appropriate, adaptive, and timely ways for the ecology, economy, and society.

The Holistic Management Canada Accelerator Program was started to speed up the adoption of regenerative agricultural practices on farms in Manitoba. They provide the following services:

  1. Planning support: Experts in Holistic Management will work with you on selecting a project that fits with the goals of your farm and the context you are working in.
  2. Project expertise: Holistic Management Canada will cover the cost to hire experts to assess and support the implementation of you regenerative project.
  3. Project funding: Participating farms will receive money to cover a portion of the costs of implementing their regenerative project. Money available for the project is dependent on the total project costs.
  4. Science-based data: Learn about how the ecosystem processes on your farm are working, and how your management can improve it. They’ll baseline each participating farm using Savory Institute’s Ecological Outcome Verification Program.


In 2022, Young Agrarians (YA) partnered with the Holistic Management Canada Regenerative Accelerator Program. YA Apprenticeship Program host farms were able to participate in the Regenerative Accelerator Program, where apprentices were then given the opportunity to implement a regenerative project on their host farm.

During their time in this program, apprentices were trained in Ecological Outcome Verification and ecosystem health monitoring. They learned how to read the landscape to determine if regeneration or degeneration was taking place – looking at plant biodiversity, microfauna, soil health, water infiltration, and ground cover. Some apprentices even went on to pursue their certification as monitors!  As regenerative agriculture grows, these types of jobs demonstrate the positive impact agriculture can make on improving ecology and mitigating climate change.

Learn more about Holistic Management Canada and it’s Regenerative Accelerator Program here.


Posted by JoHana Harcourt on June 15, 2023

ABOUT THE LAND AND FOOD JUSTICE FUND The Food and Land Justice Fund was created to support over 40 organizations doing work to increase food security, fight for food justice, and create equitable food systems across Canada. It can be found on the Unite for Change platform  – which launched in 2021 to fundraise for some of the most pressing issues of our time, from climate change to social justice causes. Everyone deserves equal access to healthy, culturally appropriate food. The Food and Land Justice Fund’s goal is to fundraise for organizations that are specifically working to support the young … Continue reading YOUNG AGRARIANS PARTNERSHIP: UNITE FOR CHANGE – THE LAND AND FOOD JUSTICE FUND


Posted by JoHana Harcourt on February 28, 2023

ABOUT KINSHIFT kinSHIFT is an Indigenous-led initiative supporting settlers who are committed to building respectful relationships with Indigenous peoples and places. Based in Syilx-Okanagan territory, they have been delivering impactful programs since 2013, touching the lives of more than 9,000 people through 200+ workshops and 30+ camps. Their experiential, arts-based workshops and programs allow participants to learn, practice, ask questions, and make mistakes in a safer environment, all while building a foundation for engaging meaningfully with Indigenous peoples. KINSHIFT & YOUNG AGRARIANS Thanks to generous funding from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia, Young Agrarians has teamed up with … Continue reading YOUNG AGRARIANS PARTNERSHIP: kinSHIFT