Tag Archives: Victoria BC

Business Mentorship Network – Peninsula Kiwi

Posted by Melanie Buffel on June 10, 2019

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Stuart Basset is one of ten participants in the 2018/2019 YA Business Mentorship Program. His business is aptly named Peninsula Kiwi as he is growing kiwis in the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. Stuart is new to the area and has developed a profit sharing arrangement with the landowner and is taking the stewardship of the land very seriously. Stuart’s inspiration to grow kiwis comes from growing up on a farm  in New Zealand, a love for working with plants and literally being able to seeing the fruits of his labour. Peninsula Kiwi is the first business Stuart has run and he applied for the Young Agrarian … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Peninsula Kiwi

JULY 14, 2019: MERVILLE, BC – Farm Tour, Potluck, Weeding Party & Co-op Discussion with Tendergreens Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 06, 2019

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Join us at Tendergreens Farm in Merville, BC (Vancouver Island) for a farm tour, weeding party, discussion on co-operatives, and potluck social! Come out to beautiful “Deep Merville” and get a tour of Tendergreens Farm, one of the four farms that make up Merville Organics Growers’ Cooperative.  Jay will talk about adventures in starting up a low-budget farm from a field of grass, farming on leased land, transitioning to certified organic, and farming solo.  We’ll do a bit of social weeding to chat and meet new people (and help Jay get on top of those weeds!) and then sit down for a … Continue reading JULY 14, 2019: MERVILLE, BC – Farm Tour, Potluck, Weeding Party & Co-op Discussion with Tendergreens Farm

FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2019

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Pender Island Community Hall, on Pender  Island, BC, is seeking a Farm Program Coordinator for the 2019 summer season! About Pender Island Community Hall The Pender Islands Community Hall is a 7000 square foot, two storey building. The gambrel-roof gives it the appearance of a modified barn, so that the Hall fits the rural landscape of the island. The Hall sits on a 3 acre parcel of land between three farms and a unique coast pine-forest. Pender Island Recreation and Agricultural Hall Association’s (“PIRAHA“) Purpose: To Assist, Develop and Foster Community Spirit. To Promote Agricultural Endeavours of all kinds. To Promote Educational, Cultural, … Continue reading FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Sweet Acres Farm, Part Time Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 03, 2019

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Sweet Acres Farm near Victoria, BC, is seeking a Part Time Farm Hand for the 2019 season! About Sweet Acres Farm Sweet Acres Farm is a small and diversified mixed vegetable farm located on leased land at Lohbrunner Community Farm. We grow 40 plus different high quality veggies and herbs on about 1 acre primarily with the use of a walk behind tractor, hand tools, and good old hard work! We sell through a diverse number of markets including 2 farmers markets, a local grocery store, restaurants, and a small CSA program. Sweet Acres Farm is in it’s second year of full … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Sweet Acres Farm, Part Time Farm Hand

JOB: COBBLE HILL, BC – Farmers’ Market Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 28, 2019

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The Cobble Hill Farmers’ Market on Vancouver Island, BC is seeking a Farmers’ Market Manager for the 2019 season! They are looking for an outgoing, organized and committed person to take on the role of 2019 Market Manager. This is a contract position from the beginning of June 2019 until the end of Sept 2019 that will pay $800 per month based on 10-13hrs per week. About Cobble Hill Farmers’ Market   The Cobble Hill Farmers Market (CHFM) opens June 6th and runs every Thursday evening from 5:00pm to 8:30 pm until September 26th at the Cobble Hill Hall grounds. Cobble Hill Farmers’ … Continue reading JOB: COBBLE HILL, BC – Farmers’ Market Manager

JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cow-Op Food Hub, General Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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Cow-Op Food Hub in Duncan, BC is seeking a General Manager! Cow-op, the Cowichan’s co-operative Food Hub in on the hunt for a General Manager for our online farmers’ market and food hub: www.cow-op.ca. This job is a dynamic and exciting role working directly with local food producers and processors to market, aggregate and distribute local produce, meats, baked goods, and locally-processed foods direct to consumers both in Victoria and Duncan.   We are looking for an energetic, self-starting individual with a wide variety of skills and talents, but foremost someone who is an excellent communicator, a “get-things-done” warrior, flexible, attentive to detail … Continue reading JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cow-Op Food Hub, General Manager

JUNE 23, 2019: LANGFORD, BC – Farm Tour, Work Party, Potluck & Co-op Discussion at Lohbrunner Community Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 16, 2019

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Join us at Lohbrunner Community Farm in Langford (near Victoria), BC for a farm tour, fence care work party, discussion on cooperatives, and potluck social! Come out to and join members of the Lohbrunner Community Farm Cooperative here at our farm to get a taste of what it’s like to farm as part of cooperative! We will share the details of our unique land stewarding situation here and the unique way of farming that goes with it. There will be farmers who run commercial market gardens at Lohbrunner, as well as founding Coop members to talk about many aspects of getting … Continue reading JUNE 23, 2019: LANGFORD, BC – Farm Tour, Work Party, Potluck & Co-op Discussion at Lohbrunner Community Farm

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Northstar Organics, Blueberry Harvester

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 13, 2019

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Northstar Organics in Victoria, BC is hiring a Blueberry Harvester for the 2019 season! About Northstar Organics Northstar Organics grows certified organic and transitional-to-organic fruit and vegetables on our 10 acre farm in Central Saanich.  We specialize in greenhouse vegetables; tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and cucumbers as well as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, and year-around greens such as kale, chard, and fresh salad mixes. We sell at farmers markets in Victoria, wholesale to restaurants and grocery stores, and sell directly to customers. We’re committed to farming organically and sustainably for a healthier, happier community. Our food is safe and nutritious; grown without harmful pesticides … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Northstar Organics, Blueberry Harvester

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Belle-Isle Farm, Part-Time Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 02, 2019

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Belle-Isle Farm, in Victoria, BC, is seeking a Part-Time Farm Hand for the 2019 season!   About Belle-Isle Farm Tucked away against the north side of Mount Pkols, on Cordova Bay close to Blenkinsop, Belle-Isle farm is ideally located to provide our community with fresh and naturally grown local veggies! The farm has the wonderful advantage of feeling a bit rural while being close to the city therefore reducing our environmental footprint by having close access to our selling points. The farm is 1 acre and we use all organic practices even tough we do not have to certification. Most of the work … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Belle-Isle Farm, Part-Time Farm Hand

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – District of Saanich, Part-Time Agriculture and Food Security Planner

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 28, 2019

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The District of Saanich is seeking a part-time temporary Agriculture and Food Security Planner!   About the District of Saanich The District of Saanich is one of the four core municipalities within the Capital Regional District. The community is home to 114,000 citizens and is comprised of urban, suburban and rural areas, and 12 diverse neighborhoods. Saanich is known for its progressive initiatives in the areas of Environmental Protection, Climate Change, and Community Planning. Job Tasks Saanich is seeking an Agriculture and Food Security Planner to spearhead the implementation of District’s recently adopted Agriculture and Food Security Plan.  The successful … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – District of Saanich, Part-Time Agriculture and Food Security Planner