Tag Archives: Sustainable Agriculture

Florals with Ashley Currie – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Michelle Lam on June 10, 2021

Bountiful Bay Farm & Nursery is an up and coming farm located in Sooke, BC. Once a week, farm owners Ashley Currie and her partner, Aidan, watched a pre-recorded video with their morning coffee while taking detailed notes from farm experts. These videos were part of the Young Agrarians (YA) Business Bootcamp, a five-week long online course that helps new farmers build their business plans. Ashley spoke with the YA team to talk about her personal experience with the Bootcamp. Ashley’s love for growing things began in university when she started growing plants from seed in her windowsill. She was … Continue reading Florals with Ashley Currie – Business Bootcamp Stories

FARM JOB: LANGFORD, BC – Lohbrunner Community Farm, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 17, 2021

Lohbrunner Community Farm, In Langford, BC, is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2021 season! About Lohbrunner Community Farm Lohbrunner Community Farm Cooperative (LCFC) is a 13 acre farm holding a 29 year lease with the landowners FarmFolk CityFolk. Visit www.lohbrunnercommunityfarm.org to learn more about us. Desired Qualities This individual must be able to work with minimal supervision, outside in all weather conditions, tolerate physical repetitive work, and assist at farmers markets lifting and carrying up to 40 lbs. Must be between 15 and 30 years, a Canadian citizen, an immigrant or refugee under protection.  Job Tasks The successful candidate will be … Continue reading FARM JOB: LANGFORD, BC – Lohbrunner Community Farm, Farm Hand

Porcupines, Plants, and People with David Benjestorf – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Michelle Lam on May 17, 2021

When the pandemic hit, David Benjestorf knew he needed to do something to combat the rising food security crisis amongst Edmontonians. As the Vice Chair of the Edmonton Food Bank, he’s familiar with creating solutions for feeding those in need, but hadn’t ever experienced anything quite like the uncertainties of Covid-19. “How would food trucks get across the border? Will there still be volunteers in the warehouse? Will we have to give up fresh food for processed food for a long period of time?”. These are all questions that David worried about. The solution? To grow this much-needed food himself!  … Continue reading Porcupines, Plants, and People with David Benjestorf – Business Bootcamp Stories

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Belle-Isle Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on May 06, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh 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 develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Christine Sayegh owner of Belle-Isle Farm and my mentor is Robin Tunnicliffe of Sea Bluff Farm.  Where do you farm? We are located … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Belle-Isle Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Vanscoy, SK – Farm One Forty

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on May 03, 2021

Are you an aspiring farmer looking for a mixed farm with livestock diversity and veggies on the prairies to gain more skills, knowledge and experience? Farm One Forty in Saskatchewan is offering an apprenticeship just for you! APPRENTICE POSITION OPEN ABOUT FARM ONE FORTY Farm One Forty is located near Vanscoy, Saskatchewan within Treaty 6 Territory. Arlie Laroche and her husband,  Brett grew up on conventional farms, where they gained extensive knowledge about farming. As young adults they began learning about regenerative agriculture and permaculture and wanted to implement those aspects into their own farm. Their goal is health and … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Vanscoy, SK – Farm One Forty

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Lisieux, SK – Sage Valley Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on May 02, 2021

2021 PAID FARM OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE:  Are you an aspiring gardener, beekeeper, or livestock keepers looking to gain the hands-on skills and experience before starting your own farming business? Sage Valley Farm is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED – APPLY ASAP! About the Farm Located on Treaty 4 territory, South, Central Saskatchewan Sage Valley Farm is a 4th generation farm. They raise pigs, chickens (for meat and eggs), ducks, turkeys and cows. All the animals are pasture raised free of antibiotics. The meat bird chicks usually arrive early April and … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Lisieux, SK – Sage Valley Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Ninette, MB – Luna Field Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on May 02, 2021 1 Comment

Do you dream of being a full time farmer and growing food for your community? Luna Field Farm is excited to offer a hands-on apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. DEADLINE EXTENDED – APPLY ASAP! About the Farm Luna Field Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Ninette, MB.  Luna Field Farm is a pasture (grass)-based livestock farm operated by Wian Prinsloo and Lydia Carpenter. The farm is run on several hundred acres of grazing pasture land in southwestern Manitoba. Through an ecological lens they focus on the health of their livestock, pastures [plants], and soils, recognizing that “we are what we … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Ninette, MB – Luna Field Farm

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Farmer Cam’s Foods

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 28, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh 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 develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Cameron K Bell, Owner and Farm Manager at Farmer Cam’s Foods. My mentor is Andrew Adams of Hope Farms Organics in Prince George … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Farmer Cam’s Foods

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – T Diamond Ranch

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 21, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh 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 develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Tessa Terbasket, I am a syilx Nation member and I own T Diamond Ranch. T Diamond Ranch is located in West Kelowna in … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – T Diamond Ranch

[FILLED] FARM JOB: LANGFORD, BC – Vitality Farm, Farm Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 20, 2021

This position has been filled. View more farm jobs and apprenticeships in Canada on our Job Board Looking for a farm job on Vancouver Island with the potential of transitioning to an ownership relationship? Or just passionate about farming?  Vitality Farm in Langford, BC is hiring a full time Farm Crew this year to join our team for the 2021 season with an eye to the future for the right person!  Our ideal new Farm Crew would be looking for an opportunity to put their final touches on their skills this year and starting their own business next season.  Working the land … Continue reading [FILLED] FARM JOB: LANGFORD, BC – Vitality Farm, Farm Crew