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FARM JOB: GALIANO ISLAND, BC – Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden, Permaculture Technician

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden on Galiano Island, BC is seeking a Permaculture Technician for the 2020 season! The Galiano Conservancy Association seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Permaculture Technician. This position is a 16-week full-time internship that offers engaging work and an opportunity to gain career skills in the beautiful setting of Galiano Island from May – August, 2019. As a Permaculture Technician, you will work with the Agriculture Coordinator to care for and operate the nursery, forest garden and related projects. Candidates with experience in organic gardening, and an understanding of the seasonal needs of a garden … Continue reading FARM JOB: GALIANO ISLAND, BC – Galiano Conservancy Forest Garden, Permaculture Technician

FARM JOB: QUALICUM BEACH, BC – Island Flower Farm, Part-time Employee

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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Island Flower Farm in Qualicum Beach, BC is hiring a part-time employee for the 2020 season! About Island Flower Farm Island Flower Farm is a small 5 acre family operated farm on Vancouver Island, just 10 minutes from Qualicum Beach. We sell our flowers at farmers markets’, our road side farm stand, to supply florists and design work for weddings. Desired Qualities Are you passionate and enthusiastic about farming or flowers and can keep up with two busy farmers? Our ideal candidate has: A serious interest in farming, flower farming, horticulture, etc. (previous agricultural experience is an asset) Physical ability to carry out farm tasks (bending, lifting, … Continue reading FARM JOB: QUALICUM BEACH, BC – Island Flower Farm, Part-time Employee

FARM JOBS: COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Green Fire Farm, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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Green Fire Farm in the Cowichan Valley, BC is hiring multiple Field Crew Members for the 2020 season! About Green Fire Farm Green Fire Farm is a diverse, 40-acre family farm producing certified organic vegetables, flowers, fruits, hay, and livestock. We are located in the Cowichan Valley, not far from the trans-Canada trail, some excellent swimming holes, and the active, yet still easy to get around, downtown of Duncan. For our production scale, we rely on a mixed set of tractors and implements, as well as hand tools well designed for the task. We sell at farmers markets and to wholesale buyers … Continue reading FARM JOBS: COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Green Fire Farm, Field Crew

APPRENTICESHIPS: NELSON, BC – The Beauty Path

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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The Beauty Path in Nelson, BC is seeking 2 apprentices for the 2020 season!  About The Beauty Path We are a family small holding growing all our own fruits, vegetables, berries. It is not a commercial operation, though we often supply friends and family. We have two good sized greenhouses, start many starts. We do a big composting operation, vermicomposting, and soil testing. We are looking for a couple who would like to learn and practice all aspects of sustainable country living. We have a small cabin for you to live in. This is a pristine area of mountains and lakes that … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS: NELSON, BC – The Beauty Path

FARM JOB: SAVONA, BC – Blue Bunch Farm, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 21, 2020 1 Comment

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Blue Bunch Farm in Savona BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2020 season! About Blue Bunch Farm Blue Bunch Farm is nestled the beautiful Thomson River Valley, near Savona, B.C. Our farm has a small orchard of about 27 fruit trees, a large heirloom tomato garden and a small vineyard. The farm is also home to a small horse rehabilitation program called “Recuup” which houses six horses on a track system. As for our business operation we are home to Blue Bunch Farm Bakery, which produces organic wild yeast fermented sourdough bread and hand crafted pastries for the Kamloops farmers market … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAVONA, BC – Blue Bunch Farm, Farm Hand

FEB 22 & 23: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

Posted by Lilli Klamke on January 20, 2020

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The third annual Young Agrarians Farmer Mixer in the Peace Country is coming up! If you are a farmer, passionate food lover, grower, or a farm dreamer, join us! These two days will be filled with networking, skill-sharing, and farm inspiration to help you grow your own farm business and brand your farm story. Meet with other farmers and share your story, your ideas, struggles, and successes. Find mentors and supporters, engage in new opportunities and get to know your farming companions in the Peace Country. When: Saturday, February 22 – Sunday, February 23, 2020 Where:  Camp Tamarack, Grande Prairie. Follow Highway … Continue reading FEB 22 & 23: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Glade Organics

Posted by Melanie Buffel on January 20, 2020

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Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth 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 develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Glade Organics is owned and operated by Mira Grbich and Ross Petrie in Glade near Nelson, BC. In the Young Agrarians Business Mentorship 2019 program we were supported by Seann Dory from Salt and Harrow Farm. What were your goals for this season and how did you work to … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Glade Organics

YA Apprenticeship 2020: Akesi Farm – Sundre, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 18, 2020 5 Comments

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business? Meghan Vesey, Kwesi Haizelare and Tara Stephens are excited to provide you with a meaningful apprenticeship experience in your path to becoming a farmer. About the Farm Akesi Farms was started in 2014. The farm was previously used to raise chickens and sheep. The goals of Akesi Farms including having challenging and meaningful livelihoods, seeking resiliency, participating in community, and learning. Currently, Akesi Farms hosts chickens, geese, bees and annual/perennial … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2020: Akesi Farm – Sundre, AB

JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Richmond Food Security Society, Education Program Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 17, 2020

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Richmond Food Security Society, in Richmond, BC, is hiring a full-time permanent Education Program Coordinator! About Richmond Food Security Society Richmond Food Security Society (RFSS) is a not-for-profit organization inspiring a robust Richmond food system through education, advocacy, and community-building initiatives. We are a small team supported by many volunteers all passionate about urban agriculture and food security. We live the values of the Richmond Food Charter and we courageously engage our community to address food-related challenges. We grow the community and have fun while doing it. We are a living wage, equal opportunity organization, and will not discriminate on any basis. We are seeking … Continue reading JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Richmond Food Security Society, Education Program Coordinator

EVENT RECAP: CENTRAL ALBERTA WINTER MIXER 2020

Posted by Alex on January 16, 2020 1 Comment

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The Central Alberta Winter Mixer was a fantastic weekend full of inspiring and passionate people! Despite the frigid temperatures, more than 80 people participated over the two days. Some highlights of the Mixer included fun networking activities (the Chicken Mingle was a hit!), an impressive potluck and jam session on Saturday evening, farmer slide shows that featured ten different farms, and farmer yoga on Sunday morning with retired-farmer-turned-yoga-teacher Kathleen Charpentier. Over the two days we also had twelve speakers and workshop hosts share their skills and knowledge. Check out the full session descriptions and some quotes from Mixer participants below. The whole YA community … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: CENTRAL ALBERTA WINTER MIXER 2020