Tag Archives: Sustainable Agriculture

YA Alberta Apprenticeship Orientation Weekend

Posted by Kolby Peterson on June 11, 2019

Orientation Weekend

“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

FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Dudink’s Garden, Berry Pickers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2019

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Dudink’s Garden in Nanaimo, BC is hiring Berry Pickers for the 2019 season! About Dudink’s Garden We produce organic fruit and vegetables on a beautiful, quiet 10 acres outside of Nanaimo. We market through our on-farm store and three farmers markets in the Central Island Area. About the Job We are looking for hardworking piecework berry pickers. Pickers can work whatever hours work for them, any day of the week. No accommodation is provided. How to Apply Get in touch with Nick at 250-740-0302 for more information, or come by the farm at 2219 Gomerich Rd, Nanaimo. Looking forward to hearing … Continue reading FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Dudink’s Garden, Berry Pickers

JUNE 29, 2019: ACME, AB – Farm tour & potluck social at Dancing Goats Farm

Posted by Alex on May 31, 2019

Dancing Goats

Do goats make you giddy? Does cheese make you celebrate? Then you won’t want to miss this tour! Craig and Paul of Dancing Goats Farm will show off their artisanal creamery and talk about how you go from grass to goats to milk to cheese. Come meet the farmers behind some of Alberta’s finest cheeses and enjoy our local food culture (both human and bacterial)! The tour will be followed by a social potluck and cheese tasting. Date: Saturday, June 29th, 2019 Location: Dancing Goats Farm (~1h NE of Calgary, near Acme AB). Directions will be sent out to registrants … Continue reading JUNE 29, 2019: ACME, AB – Farm tour & potluck social at Dancing Goats Farm

JOB: COBBLE HILL, BC – Farmers’ Market Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 28, 2019

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The Cobble Hill Farmers’ Market on Vancouver Island, BC is seeking a Farmers’ Market Manager for the 2019 season! They are looking for an outgoing, organized and committed person to take on the role of 2019 Market Manager. This is a contract position from the beginning of June 2019 until the end of Sept 2019 that will pay $800 per month based on 10-13hrs per week. About Cobble Hill Farmers’ Market   The Cobble Hill Farmers Market (CHFM) opens June 6th and runs every Thursday evening from 5:00pm to 8:30 pm until September 26th at the Cobble Hill Hall grounds. Cobble Hill Farmers’ … Continue reading JOB: COBBLE HILL, BC – Farmers’ Market Manager

~ FILLED ~ FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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This position has been filled. The successful applicant found the job through Youngagrarians.org Ice Cap Organics in Pemberton, BC is hiring for a Field Crew Position for the 2019 season!  About Ice Cap Organics We grow over 50 vegetable varieties in the field and in a few greenhouses, and have added strawberries, fresh cut flowers and 100 laying hens to the operation on 5 acres. We use a rainflo implement attached to our John Deere 5055E for making raised beds with landscape fabric for transplants and for direct seeded crops we cultivate with an Allis Chalmers belly mounted cultivator and hand tools.  We sell … Continue reading ~ FILLED ~ FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

FARM JOBS: KELOWNA, BC – Helen’s Acres Community Farm, Agricultural Workers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 15, 2019

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Helen’s Acres Community Farm in Kelowna, BC is hiring a three Agricultural Workers for the 2019 season! Work outside and get a great tan. Work in a team that gives back to the community and helps build community. The Seasonal Agricultural Worker will work alongside both staff and volunteers to plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, berries, and field crops. Use hand tools, (such as shovels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives). Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. Other duties include maintaining flower gardens, … Continue reading FARM JOBS: KELOWNA, BC – Helen’s Acres Community Farm, Agricultural Workers

FARM APPRENTICESHIP: LUMBY, BC – BC Timber Goats

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 13, 2019 2 Comments

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BC Timber Goats in Lumby, BC is seeking an apprentice! About BC Timber Goats BC Timber Goats is located on a steep river canyon outside of Lumby BC.  We run 150 head of Mostly Kiko Cross Goats for wildfire fuel mitigation and vegetation management.  Most days are spent hiking and watching goats with a bike and a hockey stick makes a pretty good shepherds hook.  There is a herding dog charlie and soon a few guard dogs.  BC Timber Goats is supported by a network of sheep and goat breeders and those products are sold into the Vancouver Restaurant market. BC Timber … Continue reading FARM APPRENTICESHIP: LUMBY, BC – BC Timber Goats

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Northstar Organics, Blueberry Harvester

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 13, 2019

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Northstar Organics in Victoria, BC is hiring a Blueberry Harvester for the 2019 season! About Northstar Organics Northstar Organics grows certified organic and transitional-to-organic fruit and vegetables on our 10 acre farm in Central Saanich.  We specialize in greenhouse vegetables; tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and cucumbers as well as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, and year-around greens such as kale, chard, and fresh salad mixes. We sell at farmers markets in Victoria, wholesale to restaurants and grocery stores, and sell directly to customers. We’re committed to farming organically and sustainably for a healthier, happier community. Our food is safe and nutritious; grown without harmful pesticides … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Northstar Organics, Blueberry Harvester

FARM JOB: LUMBY, BC – BC Timber Goats, Goat Supervisor/Herder

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 13, 2019

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BC Timber Goats in Lumby, BC is hiring a Goat Supervisor/Herder! Would you like to wake up every day and help prevent forest fires, how would you like to spend your days controlling and reversing climate change and improving the environment?  That is everyone’s goal who practices regenerative, sustainable and organic agriculture. Working with BC Timber Goats you can wake up each day and make a quantifiable difference to your community and the environment. About BC Timber Goats BC Timber Goats is a goat-based fuel mitigation and vegetation management goat herd.  We raise kiko X goats and deploy to regional areas … Continue reading FARM JOB: LUMBY, BC – BC Timber Goats, Goat Supervisor/Herder

JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Feeding Growth, Project Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 09, 2019

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Feeding Growth, an initiative that supports progressive food businesses in Vancouver, BC, is hiring a part-time Project Coordinator! We’re looking for someone to help expand and strengthen our community. This is a part-time, hourly position that could complement well another part-time position. And there is a lot of opportunity for growth. Our dream? A caring and easy-going food entrepreneur supporter, a planning and organization wizard, and a “get things done” warrior – all in one person, available from June to December (and likely beyond this if there’s interest).  About Feeding Growth Through community engagement and education activities, the Feeding Growth community of food leaders, … Continue reading JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Feeding Growth, Project Coordinator