Tag Archives: Salt Spring Island

FARM APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring Island, BC – Laughing Apple Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 27, 2019

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Laughing Apple Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking an apprentice for the 2020 season! Laughing Apple Farm Apprenticeship Our farm is located in a scenic and quiet spot on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. We have been farming here for 20 years and have developed efficient organic methods for producing food year-around on a small scale. Our farm was originally homesteaded on the west shore of Ganges Harbour in the 1880s and consists of about 120 acres of forest surrounding 40 acres of farmed land. We grow tree fruit, berries, and veggies using organic and low-till methods. … Continue reading FARM APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring Island, BC – Laughing Apple Farm

FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Golden Tree Farm, Lead Farmer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 09, 2019

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Golden Tree Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking a Lead Farmer for their Market Garden Operation! About Golden Tree Farm Golden Tree Farm is a family farm and a small intentional community located on Salt Spring Island, B.C. We steward over 30 acres in berry fruit, orchard, meadow, hay, mixed vegetables, hogs and chickens as well as small patches of mixed forest and wetland. We house 4 long term house- holds as well as temporary workers/volunteers. We are looking for an experienced professional farmer to manage the annual vegetable and flower production for our 20 member CSA, and our very popular … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Golden Tree Farm, Lead Farmer

FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Earth Candy Farm, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 05, 2019

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Earth Candy Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking a Farm Worker for the 2019 season. About Earth Candy Farm Mixed vegetables, cut flowers, berries, 1 acre garden space. Forest setting, close to town BCS walk behind tractor, hand tools All produce sold at our on-site farm store. Flowers sold through united flower growers auction in Vancouver. We also do a some wedding flowers and make value added products with our produce. The farm is non-certified organic. Our business is committed to providing nutrient dense, affordable food to our local community. We live a totally organic life and this applies to our … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Earth Candy Farm, Farm Worker

APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring/Victoria, BC – The Quarry Farm 2019 position

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 09, 2018

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Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island? Check out The Quarry Farm on Salt Spring Island! About The Quarry Farm The farm is 35 acres of varied topography (forest; valleys; ponds; wetland) with approx. 2 acres cleared and cultivated (vineyard; orchard; 30X100 greenhouse; irrigated gardens). We have a 25 hp JD tractor; a Honda rototiller; a pick-up truck; a 70 excavator; a small dump truck. We are planning a 25 share CSA program for 2019 in our neighbourhood. In the past we sold produce to restaurants in town and the farm stand.  We grow organically and plan to apply for organic … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring/Victoria, BC – The Quarry Farm 2019 position

AUG 17: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Bullock Lake Farm Contra Dance

Posted by Moss Dance on July 31, 2018

Bullock Lake Farm Contra Dance 2018

Hey farmers and foodies, get your dancing shoes on! We’re teaming up with Bullock Lake Farm and the Merry McKentys to host a contra dance in the barn! WHEN: Friday, August 17, 2018 Noon-8PM: Bullock Lake Farm Stand & Pizza are open all afternoon and into the evening 7:30-10:30M Contra Dance with the Merry McKentys WHERE: Bullock Lake Farm, 360 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC TICKETS: $15 on Brown Paper Tickets or at the door (ticket price includes dance admission, pizza sold separately.) Space is limited, so we recommend getting your tickets in advance! Questions? Email Moss at westcoast@youngagrarians.org. WHAT IS A CONTRA … Continue reading AUG 17: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Bullock Lake Farm Contra Dance

APR 28-29: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Seminar with Jean-Martin Fortier at Bullock Lake Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on March 06, 2018 2 Comments

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In this two-day workshop Jean Martin (JM) will show you the many tools to his success, including both physical techniques and management practices that enliven his agro-ecological approach to market gardening. He will use a combination of slides, lectures, and interactive dialogue. JM will uncover the process of creating Les Jardins de la Grelinette, his acclaimed micro-farm in Québec, Canada where he actively uses 1.5 acres cultivated in permanent beds, grossing than $100,000 per acre with operating margins of about 60 percent. He will also include details about the development of Ferme des Quatre-Temps, an educational project designed to demonstrate what the … Continue reading APR 28-29: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Seminar with Jean-Martin Fortier at Bullock Lake Farm

LAND: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Singing Bird Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on January 10, 2018

Singing Bird Farm

Singing Bird Farm on Salt Spring Island is available for lease for 2018! The lease includes access to markets, CSA, & on-site housing at additional cost. ABOUT SINGING BIRD FARM We are a small and diverse organic farm on Salt Spring Island, BC. We began developing Singing Bird Farm in the fall of 2012 and, since then, we have established a flourishing and profitable farm that provides food for about 35 CSA families, a well-established Tuesday Farmer’s Market booth with many loyal customers, contracts to provide certified organic produce to the local restaurant, grocery store, health food store, and several … Continue reading LAND: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Singing Bird Farm

FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Earth Candy Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on November 23, 2017

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Earth Candy Farm has a 1.5 acre market garden, cut flower biz, and farm store on Salt Spring Island, BC. They’re hiring a farm worker for the 2018 season! About Earth Candy Farm We began farming because we believe it makes a considerable difference to the health of our planet and because food is the first step to the health of our fellow humans. We also simply enjoy growing food and flowers; being outside in our beautiful garden and combining creativity and artistry to overcome challenges and slowly fill in the canvas of our farm. We strive to grow nutrient … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Earth Candy Farm

Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Duck Creek Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on December 12, 2016

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1. Name, Farm, Location? Emma Holmes, Duck Creek Farm, Salt Spring Island. I stepped in as farm manager for my friend Eland Brontstein, who took a year to farm in Australia and be with his lovely fiancé. 2. What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? Explore farming as a career option, get experience in all of the skills related to farming (marketing, finances, flame weeding, etc.), and create a positive intern experience 3. Did you meet your goals / Did it work out? I learnt a lot! It allowed me to try … Continue reading Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Duck Creek Farm