Tag Archives: Sustainable Agriculture

FARM JOB: GALIANO ISLAND, BC – Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden, Permaculture Technician

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden on Galiano Island, BC is seeking a Permaculture Technician for the 2020 season! The Galiano Conservancy Association seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Permaculture Technician. This position is a 16-week full-time internship that offers engaging work and an opportunity to gain career skills in the beautiful setting of Galiano Island from May – August, 2019. As a Permaculture Technician, you will work with the Agriculture Coordinator to care for and operate the nursery, forest garden and related projects. Candidates with experience in organic gardening, and an understanding of the seasonal needs of a garden … Continue reading FARM JOB: GALIANO ISLAND, BC – Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden, Permaculture Technician

FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: Salt Spring Island, BC – Heavenly Roots Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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Heavenly Roots Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking 2 dynamic individuals to join their Field Crew for the 2020 growing season. Are you interested in being outside, learning about plants and eating local, organic food? If so, they can offer you a great experience during a full season of life on the farm. About Heavenly Roots Farm We are Ben Corno and Kaleigh Barton and we operate a 4 acre market garden as well as a fruit, nut, & berry orchard. A smaller garden houses a cut-flower plot and seed garden. Our business has been in operation for 6 years, … Continue reading FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: Salt Spring Island, BC – Heavenly Roots Farm

APPRENTICESHIPS: NELSON, BC – The Beauty Path

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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The Beauty Path in Nelson, BC is seeking 2 apprentices for the 2020 season!  About The Beauty Path We are a family small holding growing all our own fruits, vegetables, berries. It is not a commercial operation, though we often supply friends and family. We have two good sized greenhouses, start many starts. We do a big composting operation, vermicomposting, and soil testing. We are looking for a couple who would like to learn and practice all aspects of sustainable country living. We have a small cabin for you to live in. This is a pristine area of mountains and lakes that … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS: NELSON, BC – The Beauty Path

FARM JOB: SAVONA, BC – Blue Bunch Farm, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 21, 2020 1 Comment

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Blue Bunch Farm in Savona BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2020 season! About Blue Bunch Farm Blue Bunch Farm is nestled the beautiful Thomson River Valley, near Savona, B.C. Our farm has a small orchard of about 27 fruit trees, a large heirloom tomato garden and a small vineyard. The farm is also home to a small horse rehabilitation program called “Recuup” which houses six horses on a track system. As for our business operation we are home to Blue Bunch Farm Bakery, which produces organic wild yeast fermented sourdough bread and hand crafted pastries for the Kamloops farmers market … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAVONA, BC – Blue Bunch Farm, Farm Hand

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Glade Organics

Posted by Melanie Buffel on January 20, 2020

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Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Glade Organics is owned and operated by Mira Grbich and Ross Petrie in Glade near Nelson, BC. In the Young Agrarians Business Mentorship 2019 program we were supported by Seann Dory from Salt and Harrow Farm. What were your goals for this season and how did you work to … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Glade Organics

JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Richmond Food Security Society, Education Program Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 17, 2020

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Richmond Food Security Society, in Richmond, BC, is hiring a full-time permanent Education Program Coordinator! About Richmond Food Security Society Richmond Food Security Society (RFSS) is a not-for-profit organization inspiring a robust Richmond food system through education, advocacy, and community-building initiatives. We are a small team supported by many volunteers all passionate about urban agriculture and food security. We live the values of the Richmond Food Charter and we courageously engage our community to address food-related challenges. We grow the community and have fun while doing it. We are a living wage, equal opportunity organization, and will not discriminate on any basis. We are seeking … Continue reading JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Richmond Food Security Society, Education Program Coordinator

EVENT RECAP: CENTRAL ALBERTA WINTER MIXER 2020

Posted by Alex on January 16, 2020 1 Comment

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The Central Alberta Winter Mixer was a fantastic weekend full of inspiring and passionate people! Despite the frigid temperatures, more than 80 people participated over the two days. Some highlights of the Mixer included fun networking activities (the Chicken Mingle was a hit!), an impressive potluck and jam session on Saturday evening, farmer slide shows that featured ten different farms, and farmer yoga on Sunday morning with retired-farmer-turned-yoga-teacher Kathleen Charpentier. Over the two days we also had twelve speakers and workshop hosts share their skills and knowledge. Check out the full session descriptions and some quotes from Mixer participants below. The whole YA community … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: CENTRAL ALBERTA WINTER MIXER 2020

FARM JOBS: CAWSTON, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Multiple Positions & Apprenticeships

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 15, 2020

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Snowy Mountain Organics in Cawston, BC is hiring a Farm Administrator, Orchard Crew Leader, and Apprentices & Worker Bees for the 2020 season!  ABOUT Snowy Mountain Organics Situated in the south Similkameen valley, approximately half way from Keremeos to Osoyoos, the farm lies on the west side of the river across the Chopaka bridge between the Similkameen and Chopaka first nations reserves.  We produce tree fruits for sale in the lower mainland through the Farm Circle Organics collective at farmers markets, CSA’s, and farm gates. We have farmed organically for 36 years and our orchard trees, bushes and plants reflect our love for diversity.  … Continue reading FARM JOBS: CAWSTON, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Multiple Positions & Apprenticeships

FARM JOB: RICHMOND, BC – The Sharing Farm, Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 14, 2020

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The Sharing Farm in Richmond, BC is seeking a Farm Manager! ABOUT The Sharing Farm For over 18 years The Sharing Farm (TSF), a not-for-profit community farm, has been growing food to donate to the Richmond Food Bank an community meal programs. We occupy a 4-acre site in Terra Nova Park. We have a state of the art barn built in 2016, including a walk-in cooler and wash station. There is also a good inventory of equipment and machinery including a Grillo G131 walk behind tractor, a Kubota LA525 tractor, a paper pot transplanter, and a farm truck. At The Sharing Farm, high functioning systems are in place, the … Continue reading FARM JOB: RICHMOND, BC – The Sharing Farm, Farm Manager

FARM JOB: WINNIPEG, MB – Heart Acres Farm, Greenhouse Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 14, 2020

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Heart Acres Farm in Winnipeg, MB is seeking a Greenhouse Manager for the 2020 season!  ABOUT HEART ACRES FARM Heart Acres Farm is a 1 acre farm located 10 minutes south of Winnipeg in the Red River Valley of Manitoba. We are “friend” owned and operated, and we use no-till and ecological practices in our system. We use hand-tools on the farm, have a hoop-house where we grow our tomatoes, and are adding caterpillar tunnels into our system this season. We have a 50 person CSA, and serve 2 markets in the city, as well as a hand-full of wholesalers. We grow a large … Continue reading FARM JOB: WINNIPEG, MB – Heart Acres Farm, Greenhouse Manager