YA POTLUCK Edible Earth Seeds Cowichan Valley June 9!

Edible Earth Seeds is an organic vegetable seed company based in the Cowichan Valley. Our mission is to support food sovereignty on Vancouver Island through the stewardship of open-pollinated seed varieties that are well-adapted to our bio-region. I began learning about seeds during my first farm apprenticeship in 2009, and I soon became convinced that … Continue reading

Organic Farm Manager Position on Mayne Island

Seeking an onsite organic farm manager to care for approximately 4 acres of vegetables, fruit trees, and berries, The farm manager will be offered a trailer to live on site with lots of space, running water, electricity, kitchen, and other modern comforts  Produce will be sold at a weekly farmer’s market and also at the entrance … Continue reading

YA Potluck: The Homestead Farm in Peachland Sunday June 2

Young Farmies: The Homestead Organic Farm in Peachland is finally getting around to hosting a potluck. You are invited. Sunday June 2. Say, 5:30 pm for the tour, 6:30 for dinner? Directions at thehomesteadorganicfarm.ca. If you’re coming, please let us know! You can use this handy form at our website to do so. No bringing salad … Continue reading

Golden Ears – Farm Tour, Potluck & Morlove!

Hey Agrarians! It’s going to be a beautiful day and night at Golden Ears Community Farm in Chase BC. Sunday, May 5th, 2013 A fabulous crew of young farmers are kicking the event off with a day time farm tour, dinner time potluck and evening time music in their events space. Farm Tour: 3pm Potluck: … Continue reading

Comox Valley Picnic

Young agrarians are coming out of the wood work on Vancouver Island to host events! Potluck season is kicking off and we’re excited for lots of farm tours, skills shares, bonfires, eating together and networking up. Here’s our next gathering: Grassi Point Farm in Royston is pleased to host y’all in Comox Valley on Sunday … Continue reading

Potluck + Morlove at O.U.R. – Vancouver Island

YOUNG AGRARIANS ECOLOGICAL LIVING / PERMACULTURE MEET-UP AT O.U.R. Ecovillage With Music and Fermentation – let’s get bubbling! Friday, April 26, 2013 2-4pm         Farm Tour 4-5:30pm   Free Fermentation Course with the infamous ‘Ini’, teaching in O.U.R. Zero Mile Eatery 5:30-7:30   Potluck and Networking: Please bring a dish to share and tools … Continue reading

SOLEFood Farms Tour & Hive Potluck

We’re excited to kick off our 2013 Lower Mainland farm & potluck series collaboration with Vancouver Urban Farming Society: bring your friends, family & loved ones- let’s feed each other! Tour: 5-6pm SOLEFood Street Farms @ corner of Pacific & Carrall Potluck: 6-9pm The Hive, 128 W. Hastings, Suite 210 (not #201 as on poster … Continue reading

International Day of Peasants’ Struggles – NFU Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                                                                       April 17, 2013 Today, the NFU joins its’ sister organization La Via Campesina- the international movement of small farmers- to commemorate the 1996 massacre of 19 landless Brazilian farmers who were demanding access to land and justice. “We honor their sacrifice by relentlessly continuing our work to reclaim food systems from global … Continue reading

Paid Internships at Groundswell – Kootenays, BC

Groundswell Network Society – Sustainability Internships Groundswell Network Society, located in Invermere, British Columbia seeks  candidates for a Senior and two Junior Sustainability Internship positions beginning in April/May/June 2013.  For over a decade, Groundswell’s Internship Program remains an integral part of our Community Programming and enables our organization to achieve its program objectives related to … Continue reading

1st Sunshine Coast Potluck – we can’t wait!

Somethings a’ brewing – young people on farms across BC are opening up their farms to Young Agrarians potlucks. It’s undeniable that people want to gather, eat and talk farm shop and food together. We just had two potlucks on the weekend, one in Armstrong and the other on Vancouver Island. The next round will … Continue reading

Beyond the Market’s New Farm Initiative

When you think of farming in BC, what comes to mind? Maybe you have visions of apples and wine in the Okanagan, blueberries and poultry in the Fraser Valley, or even artisanal cheese and market gardens on Vancouver Island. More often than not, the north and central interior of the province is not part of … Continue reading

Barefoot Farms Internship

Barefoot Farms Internship 2013 Who we are: Barefoot Farms is a small urban and peri-urban farm operating out of multiple backyards in the Kingsway corridor area between Fraser Street and Knight Street as well as a half-acre in south Richmond. We grow over 40 different vegetables primarily for our CSA as well as market sales, … Continue reading

SOLEFood Street Farms Apprenticeship

SOLEFOOD STREET FARMS 2013 APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM An internship at SoleFood Street Farms is for individuals with a serious interest in gaining the skills necessary to grow food for market or those who are interested in exploring farming as a career. The program provides each participant with the opportunity to spend a season working on an urban … Continue reading

Wild Flight Farm Potluck

Join us to tour and potluck at Wild Flight Farm! Saturday, April 6, 2013, start time 4:30 pm Address: 205 Rosemond Lake Road Mara, BC, map link here This potluck is going to be jam-packed full of goodness! A big shout out to Hermann, Louise, Jes & Crew for hosting! Come around 4:30 for a … Continue reading

150 Acres in Armstrong – Looking for Agrarians

Are you committed to farming and making the leap into your own farm business? Family-owned 150 acre farm in Armstrong, BC is looking for a few young, enthusiastic agrarians to help contribute to a vision of a multifaceted, sustainable, organic farm.  Open to any possibility to cooperate or lease a section. The property has a … Continue reading

Amara Farm Potluck – Vancouver Island

Calling all young and ‘older’ farmers, farmers-to-be, foodies, friends – to the fourth Young Agrarians potluck on Vancouver Island! After a fabulous skills share + potluck at Farmer Moss’s in Comox, we’re organizing the next one at Amara Farm near Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Join us on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 Skills Share 3pm: Low … Continue reading

Gardening writer Steve Solomon on Intelligent Gardening

I recently had Steve Solomon on The Ruminant Podcast. The man has been growing veggies for eating and seed for over forty years; he has a lot to say that young farmers can benefit from. Part one of our conversation just went up: In this long-form interview,  we discuss his new book, The Intelligent Gardener, which he … Continue reading

Evolution of an Urban Farmer

I often tell people that the dream for Yummy Yards started on a beautiful sunny day, weeding a vegetable patch at Southlands Farm. Indeed in many ways it did… However in reality, it is a culmination of all of my previous experiences that has given me the love, heart and courage to embark on this … Continue reading

We Love You Golden Ears Farm

Thank you to the farm crew at Golden Ears Farm for being interviewed last summer! Golden Ears is a blossoming co-op farm near Chase, BC. They run a stellar operation of veggies, fruit and animals, and have a fruit stand, bike repair shop and beautiful yoga studio. Check them out: http://www.goldenearsfarm.com/ One of our first video … Continue reading

Farm-Community Seeks Support and Young Farmers!

In the last few months a group of people on Southern Vancouver Island have come together and bid on a beautiful, heritage farm property in Sooke. Their vision: an intentional community and a number of farming opportunities for both residents of the property and satellite farmers on the 50 acres or so that are ready … Continue reading