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canada bans soylent as it is not real food

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency have banned food replacer Soylent as it does not meet the criteria of real food as it does "not meet a select few of the CFIA requirements for a ‘meal replacement". The CFIA strongly recommends that it not be consumed and the meal replacement product manufactures do not understand the […]

Posted: November 3 2017
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another free farm offer

[youtube] More info here.

Posted: October 12 2016
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[youtube] Modified is a gorgeous and deeply personal feature-length documentary that delves into the labyrinth of asking why, if they are labelled in 64 other world counties, are genetically modified organisms (GMOs)-- not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States. Film maker Aube Giroux (the mastermind behind Kitchen Vignettes) has entirely self-produced the film […]

Posted: July 12 2016
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funny in flannel (the greatest tv show that you didn't even know you were missing)

[youtube] Thanks be this morning to Canadians and and the internet! This week, we discovered that there are SO MANY episodes of Canadian sketch series The Red and Green Show up on youtube. Haven't heard of The Red and Green Show? It's a Home-Improvement-meets-Portlandia-meets-Cartalk kind of affair-- only with quirky little original jingles in every scene. Sounds too gloriously campy to be true, […]

Posted: March 6 2016
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canada: stewards of irreplaceable lands (SOIL) seeks apprentices!

SOIL links Canadian farmers willing to take on and train apprentices with folks wanting to work and learn on an organic farm using sustainable practices. We aim to facilitate apprenticeships which transfer lasting knowledge to both the farmer and the apprentice. Established in 1989 as a non-profit organization, our goals are: To encourage the growth […]

Posted: February 26 2016
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hydroelectric damn threatens farmland in BC

Impact of Site C Dam on B.C. Farmland Far More Dire Than Reported, Local Farmers Show By Sarah Cox • Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 12:43 Reposted from DESMOG CANADA "Clay and Katy Peck are just the type of young farming family that B.C. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick says his government wants to support to ensure “a reliable food […]

Posted: January 10 2016
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age of the farmer

65 is the average age of farmers in Canada, and there are not enough young farmers to replace them… How did we get here? In the summer of 2015, Eva Verbeeck and Spencer MacDonald embarked on a trip throughout the Pacific Northwest to produce a short film on young farmers that would accompany her photo […]

Posted: November 4 2015
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corroding our democracy (big oil, the canadian government, and the silencing of environmental science)

Democracy Now on the (nearly) unbelievable story of they extent to which Canada's oil industry has stifled the country's democracy, silenced its scientists, and crippled its environmentalist movements. It is bananas, and it is worse than you would have imagined. "Well first of all, the government has shut down the majority of scientific research in […]

Posted: August 11 2015
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sea to seed

[vimeo 128686754 w=500 h=281] Another inspiring sailboat project! This one is dedicated to spreading and studying resilient human culture in islands of the Coast Salish Sea. See more inspiring videos and actions by Over Grow the System.

Posted: June 2 2015
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new video: permaculture orchard in quebec

Stefan Sobkowiak runs Miracle Farms, a five-acre orchard that he converted from organic monoculture to a permaculture orchard in 1993. Watch this video where he talks about abundance, biodiversity, and choosing to make a positive change. Learn more about Miracle Farms HERE. Follow them on Facebook HERE.

Posted: October 30 2014
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canada (halifax): new farmer roundtable

This roundtable brings together Canadian stakeholders working on new farmer issues under the New Farmers' Initiative, a partnership of FarmStart, along with Food Secure Canada and the Canadian National Farmers' Union Youth Coalition. The Roundtable is part of Food Secure Canada's 8th Annual Assembly in Halifax, Nova Scotia from November 13-16th.

Posted: October 23 2014
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canada: registration is now open for acorn's 3rd annual beginner farmer symposium

August 18th, 2014 Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick Building on the great success of their previous Symposiums, drawing hundreds of farmers from throughout Eastern Canada, ACORN (Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network) is thrilled to once again showcase another busy day of workshops, panel discussions and prime networking opportunities for new, aspiring and experienced growers across […]

Posted: July 4 2014
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pay-what-you-can veggie stand

An interesting model in Vancouver.  They've raised 30% of their goal so far.  Check it out! And pitch in if you can. Soul Food has a plan to double Vancouver's local food production. If you would like to see more beautiful, delicious and healthy food grown right in your neighbourhood, help us set up two […]

Posted: May 31 2014
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ecological market gardening in B.C.

for our Canadian readers: And check out their website and youtube channel. The time has never been more ripe to nourish a literacy that can help break the cycles of an unsustainable culture. The world is starved for people with the ability to enrich the planet while improving soil and the human ecology. You’ve dreamed of making a […]

Posted: March 12 2014
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market farming workshop

Tuesday, 24 September, 2013 at 7:00pm – Thursday, 26 September, 2013 at 10:00pm Option to participate in harvest on Friday, 27 September, morning Cost: $295 + applicable taxes (includes lunch and dinner on Wednesday & Thursday) The resurgence of interest and demand for regionally produced food has created a huge opportunity for those who want […]

Posted: September 3 2013
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acorn's beginning farmer symposium

SAVE THE DATE! The Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 2nd Beginner Farmer Symposium & Mixer, happening Monday, August 19th, 2013, at Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick.  Building on the great success of last year's sold-out event, we are thrilled to showcase another busy day of […]

Posted: July 10 2013
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urban farm apprenticeship @ SOLEFOOD (canada)

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 farming operation. Most of the […]

Posted: March 16 2013
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apply now for ACORN 'grow a farmer' apprenticeship !

Committed to a career in organic agriculture? Interested in what 'farm-school' would be like? The deadline for the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network's (ACORN) Grow A Farmer Apprenticeship Program has been extended to Friday March 15th at 5pm. Spend a full season working with an amazing team of organic growers and access free workshops, farm tours, conferences and more! […]

Posted: March 9 2013
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acorn's grow a farmer program

Canadian greenhorns, the deadline is Friday!  Here's the scoop: The March 1st deadline is fast approaching folks! Committed to a career in organic agriculture? Interested in what 'farm-school' would be like? Apply now to the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network's (ACORN) Grow A Farmer Apprenticeship Program and spend a full season working with an amazing team […]

Posted: February 27 2013
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greenhorns film screening in canada!

When: February 20, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Where: Haven Coffeebar & Bakery 3 Water Street Port Hawkesbury,NS B9A 2H5 Canada Categories: SCREENING Part of a mini February Foodie Film Festival FarmWorks and ThinkFarm crew plus farmer friends and customers will be joining us!  

Posted: February 15 2013
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canadians way ahead on young farmer financing

Young farmers show interest in new FCC Young Farmer Loan In just over six months, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has approved over 800 loans worth more than $187 million under the Young Farmer Loan launched in April by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and FCC President and CEO Greg Stewart. The average loan size is $217,000. […]

Posted: November 26 2012
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canadians organizing their own young farmers organization

Great work, guys!  Check 'em out: Here's a letter they sent out this summer: Dear Agrarians, We can't thank The Greenhorns enough for the inspiration to get going Canada-side. While we're B.C. focused for 2012 we aim to go national next year!  From the city to the country - we're here to connect up and network […]

Posted: September 26 2012
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a nice radio program on young farmers in canada

Here's a note from the young farmers of the Macdonald Student-run Ecological Gardens at McGill who shared this with us: Heya Greenhorns, Just wanted to share a radio show that we at the Macdonald Student-run Ecological Gardens, from McGill University, put together on young farmers and our situation farming here on the West Island of […]

Posted: July 2 2012
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canadian loans backed by gov. for young farmers!

New Young Farmer Loan to help next generation of producers April 12, 2012 SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - April 12, 2012) - Young and beginning farmers will find it easier to start and grow their farm businesses with the help of a new $500 million loan program. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Farm Credit Canada (FCC) President […]

Posted: April 23 2012
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seeking farm manager - nova scotia

Watershed Farm has been a mixed vegetable and herb farm for over 10 years and is located 12 km. from Bridgewater on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia. This past year we have successfully run a 45 member vegetable and flower CSA with a strong social justice mandate (subsidized shares and weekly food donations) […]

Posted: December 26 2011
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intern with four seasons farm

Location: Maitland, Nova Scotia Four Seasons Farm offers a unique "seed to plate" experience to learn about sustainable growing in a supportive environment. Family-run since 1992, we specialize in small-scale, organic practices and provide quality vegetables and herbs for restaurants and the Halifax Farmers Market, the largest market in the Maritimes. We are currently seeking […]

Posted: February 28 2011
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neighborhood farm manager position

SOLEfood is a non-profit, social enterprise that provides urban agriculture employment and training opportunities for Vancouver’s inner-city residents. Working alongside farmer/author Michael Ableman, (, community residents are trained and employed to install and manage small production farms on leased urban lots.

Posted: February 15 2011
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greenbelts conference

Have you registered for Greenbelts: Local Solutions for Global Challenges from March 22nd to March 24th? This Global Greenbelts Conference brings together over forty-five speakers from nine countries across the globe to discuss the potential of Greenbelts to help manage urban growth, sustain farming and the vibrancy of surrounding communities, and protect valuable ecosystems.

Posted: February 9 2011
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apprenticeships in canada!

The good folks at SOIL (Stewards of Irreplaceable Land) reached out to us about their terrific apprenticeship program.  Canada welcomes US greenhorns too!  Download the Poster and check out their website.  Here's a note from Keeley: I work with a great little farm apprenticeship program across Canada (Stewards Of Irreplaceable Land- SOIL) and we're keen […]

Posted: February 9 2011