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Kolby Peterson on farmers at the frontline of the climate crisis

Posted by Alex on December 12, 2019

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This year’s NFU essay competition received a stellar submission from YA’s own Kolby Peterson (YA Alberta Program Coordinator). She wrote about what it means to be a farmer during an era of climate change and how we can find hope in regenerative farming and building strong communities. The essay topic was “Farmers are on the frontline of the climate crisis. At this critical juncture when farmers must consider and employ climate adaptation and mitigation strategies, what does farming in a changing climate look like to you?”. Enjoy this burst of inspiration!  Hope Beneath Our Feet Kolby Peterson Like any dying language, … Continue reading Kolby Peterson on farmers at the frontline of the climate crisis

JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 09, 2019

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Join us in Duncan, Vancouver Island for a workshop series for farmer wellness. Make 2020 your best season yet with a toolbox of practices to reduce stress and enhance your wellbeing both on and off-farm. Young Agrarians and Harmony Yoga and Wellness Center present: Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers – Gentle stretching – Deep breathing – Learn to learn to calm the mind and tame the nervous system.  4 DATES: Mondays, 3-4:30pm | January 20, 27, February 3, 10 WHERE: Harmony Yoga Centre, 360 Duncan Street, Duncan, BC COST: A suggested $20 donation for the full four sessions can be paid online during … Continue reading JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

EVENT RECAP: Manitoba Mini-Mixer @ Rackham Hall

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 09, 2019

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Young Agrarians comes to Manitoba! On December 7, 38 farmers and food lovers gathered at the beautiful Rackham hall near Riding Mountain National Park for a Young Agrarians Mixer. Being one of the first Young Agrarians gatherings in Manitoba, we spent time getting to know each other and discussing the needs and opportunities for new and existing farmers in the region. We met people raising livestock, organic grain, doing marketing gardening, growing mushrooms and of course much, much more! We shared laughs, ideas and of course some amazing food! Ryan Ryan Pengelly of Tamarack Farms near Erickson, MB spoke getting his farm started and … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Manitoba Mini-Mixer @ Rackham Hall

FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Rootdown Farm, Assistant Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 28, 2019

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Rootdown Farm in Pemberton, BC is hiring an Assistant Farm Manager for the 2020 season!  About Rootdown Farm Established in 2009, we grow over 25 varieties of field and hoop-house vegetables and are committed to providing the finest local produce to the communities of Pemberton and Whistler through a weekly CSA Harvest Box program, restaurants, and grocery retailers. Our farm team is responsible for seeding, transplanting, watering, weeding, harvesting and processing over 25 varieties of vegetables. Staff should display a fine balance of task efficiency with detail-oriented product quality in farm operation and customer service. We are a certified organic farm located in … Continue reading FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Rootdown Farm, Assistant Farm Manager

FARM JOBS: PEMBERTON, BC – Rootdown Farm, Field Crew (3 positions available)

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 28, 2019

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Rootdown Farm in Pemberton, BC is hiring 3 field crew for the 2020 season!  About Rootdown Farm Established in 2009, we grow over 25 varieties of field and hoop-house vegetables and are committed to providing the finest local produce to the communities of Pemberton and Whistler through a weekly CSA Harvest Box program, restaurants, and grocery retailers. Our farm team is responsible for seeding, transplanting, watering, weeding, harvesting and processing over 25 varieties of vegetables. Staff should display a fine balance of task efficiency with detail-oriented product quality in farm operation and customer service. We are a certified organic farm located in the … Continue reading FARM JOBS: PEMBERTON, BC – Rootdown Farm, Field Crew (3 positions available)

LAND/FARM OPPORTUNITY: Jackalope Farm, West Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on November 25, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND 3.1 acres in West Kelowna was historically a part of the Rufli Orchard. The land was used for some time as a horse pasture, some time spent fallow, and for the last 6 years has been lovingly cultivated into a productive, non-certified organic strawberry/blackberry farm, called Jackalope Farm.  http://www.jackalopefarms.ca/index.html The cultivated area is approximately 1.5 acres and is an east facing slope, fully developed into raised beds with irrigation … Continue reading LAND/FARM OPPORTUNITY: Jackalope Farm, West Kelowna, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 151 acres in Lumby, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on November 25, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Doug and Donna purchased this farm, located just outside Lumby, 3 years ago.  They have discovered they have more farm than they are able to look after alone! They have spent the past 3 years picking roots and rocks on 55 acres that where logged before we bought the farm. This job is almost complete and they plan to seed it to hay in the spring, which will give them … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 151 acres in Lumby, BC

Young Agrarians Water Use & Drainage Manual

Posted by Darcy Smith on November 25, 2019

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The Young Agrarians Water Use & Drainage Manual for Landowners and Farmers in Metro Vancouver is intended to support landowners and farmers to assess and improve drainage and irrigation for planning and implementation purposes. The goal of this resource is to help you objectively decide, from an irrigation and drainage perspective, if your land can support a farming operation, and help farmers determine if there are ways to improve irrigation and drainage on the land through shifts in farming practices.  Download the manual here: The YA Water Use & Drainage Manual features everything from technical explanations of irrigation and drainage, to flowcharts helping … Continue reading Young Agrarians Water Use & Drainage Manual

FARM JOB: GIBSONS, BC – Persephone Brewing Co, Full-Time Farmer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 19, 2019

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Persephone Brewing Co. in Gibsons, BC is hiring a full-time farmer! ABOUT PERSEPHONE BREWING CO. Persephone Brewing Co. (known locally as “The Beer Farm”) owns and operates an 11-acre property with a brewery, a tasting room, lawns to hang out in, 1 acre market garden, 2 greenhouses, a garlic and raspberry patch, 6 acres going into cover crop this fall (was hops), and 217 apple trees. We sell through our CSA (Summer and Fall), local Farmers’ Markets (including one on site every Sunday), to local restaurants, and through our tasting room. For machines we have: a tractor, a hand tractor (BCS), a mower, a … Continue reading FARM JOB: GIBSONS, BC – Persephone Brewing Co, Full-Time Farmer