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Alberta Land Linking Workshop Series 2021

Posted by Melisa Zapisocky on October 26, 2021

Are you a landholder looking for farmers? Are you a new farmer looking for land? Once aspiring farmers have gained experience, land access becomes a major barrier. With increasing land prices, ownership is often not an option. At the same, many landholders don’t have family members who want to take on the farm.  There is a growing opportunity for new farmers, land managers and food growers, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, to explore creative land sharing arrangements with those offering land. This online workshop series will bring together landholders and new farmers to explore the land-linking process. … Continue reading Alberta Land Linking Workshop Series 2021

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora and Fungi Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 25, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are wrapping up their growing season and reflecting back on the lessons of the year.  We are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts as we recruit a new cohort of farmers for our BMN 2022 program. For more information and to apply please see … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora and Fungi Farm

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Chelsea Klinke – Dirt Boys Urban Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on October 08, 2021 1 Comment

“I don’t grow plants, I help plants grow” — Michael Gavin of Dirt Boys Urban Farm, as quoted by Chelsea Klinke, Young Agrarians (YA) Apprentice.  Chelsea Klinke moved to Calgary from the United States in 2019 to start her master’s program in Anthropology, quickly bypassing that into the Ph.D. program. She describes her focus in “ecofeminism and the gendered implications of different subsistence strategies, primarily large scale agriculture”. This includes the “divisions of labour and power, inequalities and decision making within and among households, and at different levels and value chains along the way, from… farm to fork,” says Chelsea. … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Chelsea Klinke – Dirt Boys Urban Farm

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Daniel Fayad – Peregrine Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on October 08, 2021

Peregrine Farm is a regenerative farm located in Wishart, SK within Treaty 4 Territory. The property is off-grid and houses 4,000 chickens, 50 laying hens, a few beehives, and 13 pigs. Daniel Fayad is a Red Seal electrician and farmer-in-the-making who is a Young Agrarians (YA) Apprentice at Peregrine Farm. Daniel had heard about Jeff Kinash after spending some time gardening at Jeff’s father-in-law’s property in Wishart. “He’s like, ‘oh you guys seem like…you’re kind of the same person. You’re very similar in how you act and how you think and stuff like that,” quotes Daniel, reflecting on a conversation … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Daniel Fayad – Peregrine Farm

JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Victoria Community Food Hub Society, Operations Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 01, 2021

The Victoria Community Food Hub Society is seeking a full-time Operations Manager for the new “Kitchen Connect” Facility! Victoria Community Food Hub Society (VCFHS) is working to develop vital regional infrastructure, programs and services that not only increase the distribution of good healthy local food to the community, but also build a stronger resilient food economy that supports farmers, processors and food distribution services.   A major project launched in 2021 was the creation of a regionally significant Food Hub.  Newly branded Kitchen Connect is a facility envisioned to include:  a commercial kitchen, HACCP ready kitchen, two food processing lines, teaching … Continue reading JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Victoria Community Food Hub Society, Operations Manager

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Regenerative Farm in Telkwa

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on October 01, 2021

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.p> ABOUT THE LAND Beautiful regenerative farm just outside the town of Telkwa. This 18-acre farm integrates a variety of small livestock (sheep, pigs, poultry), bees, gardens, and an orchard with regenerative farming practices. With plans of expanding and developing their compost and vermi-compost, this land opportunity has so much to offer! ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The established gardens (with room for expansion!) are the primary focus of the land opportunity for an … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Regenerative Farm in Telkwa

FARM JOB: Duncan, BC – Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm, Farm Worker/Intern

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 28, 2021

Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm in Duncan, British Columbia is seeking a Farm Worker/Intern! ABOUT Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm Boots ‘n’ Roots farm grows over 25 different veggie and herb crops, and concentrates on doing a lot of fall/winter farming, as we have 3 large commercial greenhouses to grow in over the winter. We rarely use large machinery, as we work on being as gentle on the land as possible – we are a regenerative farm, not just sustainable. We sell our product at the Duncan Farmers’ Market each week, plus two local online forums, and a small CSA … Continue reading FARM JOB: Duncan, BC – Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm, Farm Worker/Intern

Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 22, 2021 2 Comments

We are seeking 2022 Host Mentor Farms for the YA Apprenticeship Program in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to grow the next generation of regenerative agriculture practitioners. Mentor application deadline extended to October 30th, 2021* Are you a rancher or farmer who is a dedicated steward of the land? Are you a skilled and enthusiastic teachers who has a passion for mentoring young and aspiring farmers? Do you have a farm philosophy that recognizes the connectedness of the land and people? Well if the boot fits, then you would likely make a good mentor in our program! *If you can’t make … Continue reading Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

JOB: CANADA – Sovereign Seeds, Director of Finance and Fundraising

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 22, 2021

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Sovereign Seeds is looking for a Director of Finance and Fundraising to lead, optimize, and operationalize our financial management and donor engagement strategies and systems. This role will be responsible for establishing and maintaining efficient financial systems and for stewarding fundraising and donor relationships for financial sustainability. This is an opportunity to be part of a growing Indigenous-led team dedicated to the revitalization of Indigenous food systems and food cultures through decolonial analyses and justice-driven values. The Director of Finance and Fundraising reports to the Executive Director. Sovereign Seeds is hiring for 3 positions:  2S Seed School Coordinator Community Education … Continue reading JOB: CANADA – Sovereign Seeds, Director of Finance and Fundraising

JOB: CANADA – Sovereign Seeds, Community Education Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 22, 2021

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Sovereign Seeds is looking for a Community Education Coordinator to oversee and collaboratively respond to community seed and agricultural education partnership requests. This is an opportunity to be part of a growing Indigenous-led team dedicated to the revitalization of Indigenous food systems and food cultures through decolonial analyses and justice-driven values. The Community Education Coordinator reports to the Executive Director Sovereign Seeds is hiring for 3 positions:  2S Seed School Coordinator Community Education Coordinator (below) Director of Finance and Fundraising About Sovereign Seeds Sovereign Seeds works to revitalize Indigenous seed and food sovereignty in what is colonially known as Canada. … Continue reading JOB: CANADA – Sovereign Seeds, Community Education Coordinator