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FARM JOBS: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Farm for Thought, Urban Farm Workers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 29, 2020

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Farm for Thought in Prince George, BC is hiring four Urban Farm Workers for the 2020 season! ABOUT Farm for Thought Located on the UNBC Prince George campus, Farm for Thought is owned and operated by the Prince George Public Interest Research Group (PGPIRG). We have more than 1,500 sq. ft. of growing area including 52 raised beds and a geodesic dome greenhouse. All farm work is done without the use of machines or pesticides. We are proud to grow vegetables and herbs in Northern BC and we sell throughout the community (farmer’s market, online sales, local businesses/restaurants). PGPIRG strives … Continue reading FARM JOBS: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Farm for Thought, Urban Farm Workers

How To Farm a Vacant Urban Lot

Posted by Alex on May 14, 2020

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

YA U-MAP NOW HAS A SPACE TO CONNECT FOR GARDEN SHARING!

Posted by Darcy Smith on April 20, 2020 7 Comments

We were excited to launch the Young Agrarians U-Map in 2013 as a “one-stop” resource to new farmers to help them find everything from training and jobs, to business planning resources, to suppliers and market opportunities. When we launched the B.C. Land Matching Program in 2016, we upgraded our U-Map so that farmland owners and farmers seeking land could list their detailed visions and needs – anyone across Canada can use the land listings to list or find land. Now, in the wake of COVID-19, we’re seeing a huge growth in people’s desire to grow food for themselves and their families. (And … Continue reading YA U-MAP NOW HAS A SPACE TO CONNECT FOR GARDEN SHARING!

FARM JOBS: MARKHAM, ON – Joyfully Organic Farm, Farm Staff

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 20, 2020

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Joyfully Organic Farm in Markham, Ontario is seeking Farm Staff for the 2020 season! LOCATION: Markham, Ontario (40 min outside Toronto) ACCOMMODATIONS: Shared accommodations are available if needed, in a clean and attractive  apartment. ABOUT Joyfully Organic Farm We have a deep love of amazing food, strong farming practices, and hearty laughs. We are planning our 2020 Season and putting together our rock star farm staff team. Joyfully Organic Farm focuses on lean operational efficiencies, bio-intensive planting, multi-successions high yields per acreage, and laughing a lot. The farm operates on a 30 inch bed system with the use of walking tractors and hand tools. In … Continue reading FARM JOBS: MARKHAM, ON – Joyfully Organic Farm, Farm Staff

FARM JOB: OTTAWA, ON – Capital Greens Urban Farm, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 03, 2020

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Capital Greens Urban Farm in Ottawa, ON is seeking a Farm Worker for the 2020 season! ABOUT Capital Greens Urban Farm Capital Greens is a small-scale, diversified organic vegetable farm located at the Just Food Farm in Blackburn Hamlet in Ottawa, Ontario. We grow a mix of veggies – with an emphasis on salad ingredients – that we sell at the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market, to several grocery stores, at the Just Food Farmstand, and through a brand new customizable CSA home delivery program. We believe strongly in organic principles and strive to improve the fertility and biological activity in our soil by … Continue reading FARM JOB: OTTAWA, ON – Capital Greens Urban Farm, Farm Worker

FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER, BC – City Beet Farm, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 31, 2020

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City Beet Farm in Vancouver, BC is seeking to hire two Field Crew members for the 2020 season!  ABOUT City Beet FARM City Beet Farm is a small-scale urban farm located in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver that grows vegetables and cut-flowers on 15 sites made up of front and backyards. We use mostly hand tools and ecological farming practices that improve the long-term health of the soil. We work alongside many neighbours and our relationship with the local community is very important to us. We sell our produce and flowers through our weekly CSA, pop-up markets and select grocers. We are excited to share our knowledge … Continue reading FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER, BC – City Beet Farm, Field Crew

FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER, BC – Victory Gardens, Multiple Positions

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 08, 2020

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Victory Gardens in Vancouver, BC is hiring a Seasonal Garden Installer, Ecological Landscaper, and Expert Food Grower and Educator for the 2020 season! About Victory Gardens WE HELP YOU GROW FOOD: We build. We teach. We grow. Victory Gardens is a Vancouver based worker cooperative founded in 2012 that is motivated to transform landscapes to become productive, beneficial and beautiful. Our model removes the barriers to all types of production, such as: Annual vegetable, perennial fruit and berry, pollinator, native and xeriscaped gardens and ensures the gardens thrive through education and maintenance. All garden activities are organic and are intentionally focused on ensuring … Continue reading FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER, BC – Victory Gardens, Multiple Positions

FARM JOBS: SURREY, BC – Zaklan Heritage Farm, Farm Hands

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 27, 2019

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Zaklan Heritage Farm in Surrey, BC is hiring several farm hands for the 2020 season!  ABOUT ZAKLAN HERITAGE FARM Zaklan Heritage farm is a small (1.5 acre) mixed vegetable farm situated in the heart of Canada’s fastest growing city – Surrey, BC. The farm is run by Gemma and Doug, we started the operation in 2013. We produce a wide range of vegetables using sustainable practices and ecologically friendly growing methods. We rely on small machinery and hand tools to do the majority of our work. We sell primarily to high end restaurants in Vancouver and run a 50 member CSA program for … Continue reading FARM JOBS: SURREY, BC – Zaklan Heritage Farm, Farm Hands

Prior Street Bees on beekeeping on leased land

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 14, 2019

Jess and Corbin are participants in the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP), which provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm, as well as landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. Visit the B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and to find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. ~ Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your farm: I’m Corbin and my partner and I keep bees. I worked for a commercial beekeeper for 5 years in the Okanagan, and when we moved to the Island we … Continue reading Prior Street Bees on beekeeping on leased land

Chris Thoreau on Growing Seed on Leased Land

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 23, 2019

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Chris of the FarmFolk CityFolk Research and Education Seed Farm is a participant in the B.C. Land Matching Program, which provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm, as well as landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. Visit the B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and to find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your farm. I’m Chris Thoreau – former Seed Security Program Director at FarmFolk CityFolk. Our farm is a 3.5 acre site in Abbotsford, BC that is dedicated … Continue reading Chris Thoreau on Growing Seed on Leased Land