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Support YA this Giving Tuesday – Nov. 29

Posted by Vanessa Goodall on November 28, 2016

Donate on Giving Tuesday and Help Grow the Next Generation of Farmers in BC! This winter, Young Agrarians (YA) is asking you to participate in Giving Tuesday Canada, a national day dedicated to charitable giving on November 29th. YA’s Grow A Farmer program provides resources and tools, educational and community-building events, business mentorships, and land access programming. Help us raise funds for 2017 programs! Interested? Here’s how you can join: Donate to YA. Make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor. Complete your donation online and obtain a charitable tax receipt. Yes, it’s that easy! Share this blog post on social … Continue reading Support YA this Giving Tuesday – Nov. 29

August 13: Water Valley, AB – Rootstock: A Field to Table Event featuring Reuben and the Dark

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 04, 2016 1 Comment


Locally Sourced Dinner, Libations, Farmer’s Market and Evening of Entertainment Food Water Wellness Foundation and Fallentimber Meadery have teamed up for Rootstock, a field to table farm-fresh experience, on August 13, 2016, from 5pm until midnight. All proceeds from ticket sales go towards building an online ecological/regenerative agriculture portal and, by extension, a viable local food system. Hosted by Fallentimber Meadery in Water Valley, Alberta, this celebration of the best in regional food, drink and amazing music is being hailed as the “event of the summer.” “Rootstock will showcase local farmers and the contribution they make to environmental stewardship while growing … Continue reading August 13: Water Valley, AB – Rootstock: A Field to Table Event featuring Reuben and the Dark

SOIL Apprenticeships 3-Pack: Three Great Farms Offering Apprenticeship Experiences This Season

Posted by Jordan Marr on February 02, 2014 2 Comments

SOIL Apprenticeships links Canadian farmers willing to take on and train apprentices with people wanting to work and learn on an organic farm using sustainable practices. Our site cooperates with 75 farms across the country, including the three awesome ones featured in this post.

Gardening writer Steve Solomon on Intelligent Gardening

Posted by Jordan Marr on March 12, 2013

I recently had Steve Solomon on The Ruminant Podcast. The man has been growing veggies for eating and seed for over forty years; he has a lot to say that young farmers can benefit from. Part one of our conversation just went up: In this long-form interview,  we discuss his new book, The Intelligent Gardener, which he co-wrote with Erica Reinheimer. I read the book a month ago. It’s really good. In it, Steve argues that the key to growing healthy crops is to combine the return of organic matter to the soil with a practice called remineralization, which involves assessing the … Continue reading Gardening writer Steve Solomon on Intelligent Gardening

Interested In Seed Production? Dan Brisebois in Conversation

Posted by Jordan Marr on February 15, 2013

The latest two episodes of The Ruminant Podcast (available on the iTunes store and here) feature a conversation with Dan Brisebois, a young farmer with the Tournesol Farm Cooperative near Montreal, Quebec. Part one deals with the basics of getting started in veggie seed production, with an emphasis on how to incorporate seed production into an extant fresh veggie operation. In part two, Dan gives advice on how to find buyers for your seed and shares some resources for seed producers. Dan is very knowledgeable and articulate, so would-be seed producers should check it out!