Tag Archives: Williams Lake

Training Courses Covered Through Wildfire Recovery Program in BC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 06, 2019

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Community Futures Wildfire Business Transition Program Business and Not-For-Profit Training The Wildfire Business Transition – Self-Directed Training Program is intended to help businesses and not-for-profits (organizations) impacted by the 2017 wild fire season to identify their training needs and provide financial and advisory support to meet those needs. Courses such as the “The Market Gardener’s Master Class” with Jean-Martin Fortier can be paid for, if completed by Nov 15, 2019.  For a list of more information and eligible communities, click the document below: How to apply and find if a certain training is eligible: Application forms are available at cfwildfire.ca Contact … Continue reading Training Courses Covered Through Wildfire Recovery Program in BC

SEPT 8, 2019: BUFFALO CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Big Rock Ranch

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 22, 2019

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Join us at Big Rock Ranch in Buffalo Creek (near 100 Mile House), BC for a farm tour, potluck social, and discussion on farming on leased land! Come get inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Farmers Robin and Johan have built up a hugely productive farm in the few years they been leasing this land, and we are lucky to be able to spend the day learning on-site about their experiences building the farm and business! They focus heavily on season extension in an area that gets frost almost every month of the year, and still manage to produce vegetables weeks … Continue reading SEPT 8, 2019: BUFFALO CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Big Rock Ranch

AUG 11, 2019: SODA CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Puddle Produce Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 02, 2019

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Join us at Puddle Produce Farm in Soda Creek (near William’s Lake), BC for our first Cariboo Land Social with a farm tour, potluck social, and discussion on farming on leased land! Come get inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Farmer Brianna has built up a hugely productive farm in the 3 years she has been leasing this land, and we are lucky to be able to spend the day learning on-site about her experiences building the farm and business! We will tour the farm, enjoy a potluck lunch, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful … Continue reading AUG 11, 2019: SODA CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Puddle Produce Farm

FARM JOB: SODA CREEK, BC – Puddle Produce Farm, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 24, 2019

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Puddle Produce Farm in Soda Creek, BC (near Williams Lake) is seeking a Farm Hand! Puddle Produce Farm Puddle Produce Farm is a 1.5 acre transitioning certified organic vegetable farm based in Soda Creek. Operations are from late March to mid-October every year. Products are sold at local farmers markets, through a weekly box program (CSA), and retail. We are looking for a fast, fun, and eager student to help us get the veggies out there! There are also comfortable on-farm accommodations for the successful candidate. Qualifications no education required, but must have a genuine interest in gardening or farming candidates … Continue reading FARM JOB: SODA CREEK, BC – Puddle Produce Farm, Farm Hand

Collaborate! First ever Williams Lake Winter Mixer Wrap up and Resources

Posted by Robin Hunt on April 10, 2019

What an inspiring first ever 2-day Young Agrarians William’s Lake Winter Mixer! Thanks to everyone who came, to our speakers and to our sponsors. The Williams Lake Winter Mixer brought together  91 people from across our region February 9-10th to learn, share stories and knowledge, and to make new connections.  It was a fantastic, diverse group with lots of familiar faces and a whole bunch of new ones, from people just starting out to farmers and ranchers who’ve been working the fields for many years. We welcomed every new face into our YA community and are thrilled about the growing network that is just starting out in the north. There … Continue reading Collaborate! First ever Williams Lake Winter Mixer Wrap up and Resources

JOB: Young Agrarians Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 04, 2019

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Young Agrarians BC is hiring a Land Matcher for the Central & Northern B.C. region! Are you a connector? An intuitive networker? That person in your friend group who always has the dirt on hot jobs and cool apartments? Do complete strangers tell you their life story at the drop of a hat? Did you once set up your friends from college, and now they’ve got kids and you gave a speech at their wedding and they send you a thank you card every year? Young Agrarians needs someone with that magic matchmaking quality to connect farmers seeking land with farmland … Continue reading JOB: Young Agrarians Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher

FEB 9-10, 2019: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER

Posted by Robin Hunt on February 01, 2019 6 Comments

Join us for our first ever Central B.C. winter mixer at Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus!  Based on your feedback and insights we’ve crafted an awesome program for this year’s Williams Lake Mixer with two full days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. We will have two streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with a few seasons in their pocket. Saturday night we will host a community Potluck and hear your stories at … Continue reading FEB 9-10, 2019: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER

Our new Central B.C. Coordinator is looking for your input!

Posted by Sara Dent on October 14, 2018

MEET YOUR CENTRAL B.C. COORDINATOR: Robin Hunt is a market gardener from the Cariboo Region of B.C. She is excited to join the Young Agrarians team and work with farmers around the region. She currently farms with her husband Johan Bos at Big Rock Ranch in Buffalo Creek, B.C. Here they raise free range heritage chickens rotationally on pasture, run a mixed fruit/vegetable market garden and tiny home B&B, with a large focus on animal welfare and soil health. They feel strongly about building community, their local economy and supporting it by investing locally. Questions? Get in touch with Robin here:  centralbc@youngagrarians.org WILLIAMS LAKE … Continue reading Our new Central B.C. Coordinator is looking for your input!

Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Puddle Produce

Posted by Kristen Nammour on December 15, 2015

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Name, Farm, Location? Brianna van de Wijngaard, Puddle Produce Urban Farms – Williams Lake, BC What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? My goals were: to start a CSA program with at least 15 subscriptions, to have 10,000 sq ft in production, and to gross at least $25,000 Did you meet your goals / Did it work out? (Explain a bit) Almost. I did start a CSA, and had 16 subscriptions. It worked well; I definitely had to purchase produce from other farms at the end because I didn’t have enough variety, … Continue reading Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Puddle Produce

New Sustainable Ranching Certificate Program

Posted by Kristen Nammour on November 20, 2015

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An exciting new post-secondary certification program is launching in BC at the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Williams Lake campus this coming January, and there couldn’t be a better time or place. The TRU Applied Sustainable Ranching (ASUR) program is the first of its kind in British Columbia, and located in the oldest ranching region in Canada – the Cariboo Chilcotin – where over 20% of the province’s cattle herd still resides. The Alkali Lake Ranch, for example, is the oldest in Canada, and still operates today. But times have changed, and the ranching industry – like so many others within agriculture today – is adapting to … Continue reading New Sustainable Ranching Certificate Program