Tag Archives: Vancouver BC

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

Late Bloomers Flower Farm on Farming Leased Land

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 15, 2019

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Photo by Damaris Riedinger Elly of Late Bloomers Flower 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 Elly Rakhmetouline, and I own and run Late Bloomers Flower Farm. The farm was started three years ago in Richmond, moved to … Continue reading Late Bloomers Flower Farm on Farming Leased Land

SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 12, 2019

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Give your progressive food business a leg up with Feeding Growth. Feeding Growth’s Scale Your Progressive Food Business is a five-part workshop series that provides practical tips to environmentally progressive, organic, ethical, and socially responsible packaged goods companies at critical stages of expansion. Feeding Growth alumni include award-winning businesses such as Wize Monkey, Spread’em Kitchen and Tree Island Yogurt. The five workshops follow the proven Feeding Growth recipe: personable and caring food industry mentors share advice, participants engage in hands-on exercises, and the series culminates with a keynote event celebrating our graduates and the local food movement. Each workshop focuses … Continue reading SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

Ecological Workshops for Small-Scale Farmers – Vancouver Summer 2019

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 25, 2019

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Are you a small scale farmer in Metro Vancouver, looking to learn more about ecological farming methods? Check out the following workshops from SPEC coming up this August. Registration is free! Tuesday August 6: Cover Cropping Workshop 1:00 pm at Tsawassen Farm School (4996 28th Avenue, Tsawwasen) If you are a small-scale farmer in Metro Vancouver interested in increasing your knowledge about Cover Cropping Practices, this is the place for you! We are bringing together three experts in this field: Art Bomke is a Professor Emeritus at UBC and has spent decades studying local cover crop varieties; Corine Singfield is a local farmer, … Continue reading Ecological Workshops for Small-Scale Farmers – Vancouver Summer 2019

JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – FarmFolk CityFolk, BC Seeds Program Director

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 27, 2019

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FarmFolk CityFolk in Vancouver, BC is seeking a BC Seeds Program Director! Reporting to the Executive Director, FarmFolk CityFolk is seeking a knowledgeable and skilled person to lead our BC Seed Security Program. This program is delivered partly in partnership with USC Canada’s Canadian field program, The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security (BFICSS).  The task is a big and important one: both to help develop a thriving ecological seed sector in BC, support on-farm research on seed conservation and plant breeding, and to engage the public in seed growing and saving. This could be you if you are savvy … Continue reading JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – FarmFolk CityFolk, BC Seeds Program Director

~ FILLED ~ FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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This position has been filled. The successful applicant found the job through Youngagrarians.org Ice Cap Organics in Pemberton, BC is hiring for a Field Crew Position for the 2019 season!  About Ice Cap Organics We grow over 50 vegetable varieties in the field and in a few greenhouses, and have added strawberries, fresh cut flowers and 100 laying hens to the operation on 5 acres. We use a rainflo implement attached to our John Deere 5055E for making raised beds with landscape fabric for transplants and for direct seeded crops we cultivate with an Allis Chalmers belly mounted cultivator and hand tools.  We sell … Continue reading ~ FILLED ~ FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

June 21, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Seed Farm Open House & Solstice Celebration

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 09, 2019

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Join FarmFolk CityFolk and Young Agrarians on the longest day of the year for our first open house at the new FarmFolk CityFolk Research and Education Seed Farm in Abbotsford! Located at Maple Lane Agriculture Innovation Centre, the Seed Farm is a first-of-its-kind model in Canada that will train current and future seed growers and advance organic vegetable seed research while demonstrating the economic potential of organic seed production in BC. (Read more about the seed farm below) Date: Friday June 21, 2019 Location: 7591 Satchell St, Abbotsford, BC Register: The event is free but please register so we have an … Continue reading June 21, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Seed Farm Open House & Solstice Celebration

2019 South Coastal BC Compost Guide -SPEC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 16, 2019

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South Coastal BC Compost Guide Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) has released a fantastic compost guide, updated for 2019. It contains information on identifying quality compost, how much to apply, and where to buy in the Lower Mainland. We hope this is helpful resource as you plan your farm amendments this season! Download the Compost Guide here: What is this Compost Guide about? This publication is an updated version of the 2018 ‘Composts for Farm Use Survey’ SPEC document created with the purpose of pursuing the issues relevant to the evaluation of local composts for farm use. For more in-depth … Continue reading 2019 South Coastal BC Compost Guide -SPEC

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Assistant Farm Manager, Sole Food Street Farms

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 16, 2019

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Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver, BC is hiring an Assistant Farm Manager! About Sole Food Street Farms Sole Food Street Farms is an urban farm located in the City of Vancouver.  We grow out of boxes placed on vacant urban land, totalling approximately 3 acres of growing space and are production driven.  We grow a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs, including mediterranean fruits from our orchard.  We use sustainable farming practices and farm almost entirely using hand tools.  Peak season, we sell at three farmers markets, approximately 60 restaurants and a 50 member CSA. Sole Food Street Farms is … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Assistant Farm Manager, Sole Food Street Farms

FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER, BC – The Sharing Farm, Farm Interns

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 28, 2019

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The Sharing Farm in Richmond, BC is seeking event interns for the 2019 season!  ABOUT The Sharing Farm The Sharing Farm is a not-for-profit community organization that grows organic vegetables on donated city lands for the Richmond Food Bank and other community agencies. We are looking for enthusiastic, hard- working farm events interns for May-August 2019. The Sharing Farm is a unique community farm combining the practice of organic farming set within a framework of food justice and food security in the region. The four-acre farm is situated within Richmond’s Terra Nova Rural Park, located at the west end of Westminster Highway, … Continue reading FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER, BC – The Sharing Farm, Farm Interns