How To Farm a Vacant Urban Lot. Photo credit: TOPSOIL Are you living in the city but find yourself aching to farm? Urban agriculture may be just the right fit for you! But wait…how do you even find enough land to start a farm in the city? That’s where vacant lots come in to the picture. This post is all about how you can find a vacant lot and things to consider when starting an urban farm! So, what is a vacant lot? A vacant lot is classified as a registered lot (serviced or unserviced) that contains no permanent structures … Continue reading How To Farm a Vacant Urban Lot
Santropol Roulant in Montreal, QC, is hiring for a number of youth for summer jobs! Santropol Roulant Santropol Roulant is an intergenerational community food hub where we grow, prepare and deliver food. In doing so, we create a continuum of engaging services that help build a stronger social fabric, and increase food security and social inclusion for Montrealers. In collaboration with other youth skill development programs, Santropol Roulant seeks to engage youth each year in our programming by creating temporary paid positions that are exciting, challenging and fun in a variety of our program areas. If you’re under 30 and looking for … Continue reading FARM JOBS: MONTREAL, QC – Santropol Roulant, Summer Farm Jobs for Youth
Join Young Agrarians, the Edmonton Multicultural Coalition and Fresh (City of Edmonton) to grow the community of urban farmers and gardeners in Edmonton! When: June 1st, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm Where: Edmonton Intercultural Centre, 9538 – 107 Avenue (McCauley School), Edmonton, AB Who: Urban Farmers, Gardeners and Food Lovers What: Meet fellow Edmontonians growing food and growing communities! Learn skills, find opportunities and tap into a network of urban farmers and gardeners. AND EAT GREAT FOOD TOO! Supper to be provided. Hosted by:
POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. Gain experience in ecological agriculture this season working with an urban organic farm at the base of the Coast Mountains in BC. ABOUT Nutrient Dense Farm is a working urban organic farm based in Brackendale and The Squamish Valley that models, promotes, and educates about sustainable food systems, soil health, environmental stewardship, community development, Nutrition and access to good food for all. Farm Hands participate in all aspects of: Small scale production farming on the farm. The farm operation includes 5 separate urban plots of annual and perennial crops. Farm produce … Continue reading JOB: Urban Farm Hand, Nutrient Dense Farm, Brackendale, BC – POSITION NOW FILLED:)
A season-long volunteer position at Sole Food Street Farms is for individuals with a serious interest in urban agriculture and social enterprise. The program provides each participant with the opportunity to spend a season working on an urban farming operation. Most of the education will be through hands-on experience and the skills learned will be focused on agriculture and social sustainability in an urban context. About Sole Food Street Farms: Sole Food is a Vancouver, B.C. -based social enterprise that transforms vacant urban land into street farms that grow artisan quality fruits and vegetables. Our mission is to empower individuals … Continue reading Sole Food Street Farms 2016 Seasonal Volunteer Program, Vancouver, BC
Check out this JOB OPPORTUNITY with Sole Food Street Farms as Director of Operations! Sole Food Street Farms is seeking a Director of Operations to oversee and operate all aspects of its farms. We are looking for someone who is able to manage and work alongside a large staff including long-time employees and seasonal volunteers. The position will be expected to actively participate in all of the day-to-day work with employees in addition to applicable office work. The right candidate will be production driven, but also socially engaged and excited about working with diverse groups of people in an urban … Continue reading JOB: Director of Operations, Sole Food Street Farms, Vancouver BC
I have a confession to make. I am in love: with seeds. Just had to get that out. I am gaga for plants, I revel in tubers, rhizomes, and cuttings; but seeds are different. Seeds feel like wealth. They look like jewels. They taste like wellness. They grow with a passion all their own, guided by the mystery as old as the universe. I got into this deep love affair by growing herbs on my tiny balcony. Soon, it was community garden furor, with long, dizzying bike rides over the bridge to show my plot some love. I devoured books … Continue reading Seed, Glorious Seed! Hot mescluns and mustards!