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.
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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.
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 the region.
All proceeds from the 2014 Beginner Farmer Symposium directly support the future of ACORN’s Grow A Farmer Apprenticeship and Mentorship programs.
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 new retail locations.
With retail outlets in place, we will create the capacity to significantly expand our farming operations in the next few years – growing into one of, if not the largest, urban farm in North America. That is to say, your one-time cash injection will help Sole Food significantly scale-up the urban farming movement.
But wait, there’s more: One of these locations is set in the Downtown Eastside, which will offer “pay-what-you-can” organic produce in order to bridge the gap between those who can afford our food and those who cannot.
In order to do this, we need to raise $100,000. Our start-up costs include renovation, marketing and merchandising materials, inventory, staffing, and cooling and storage infrastructure. If we make our goal we will immediately begin work to open the farm stands for the summer of 2014.
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 life and right livelihood growing food and raising livestock, but are unsure of how to take the next step. This spring at Linnaea Farm we will be offering two 10-day short programs to inoculate you with the ideas and techniques to get your garden growing. Covering such topics as: Sense of Place, phenology, planning & marketing, seed sowing and saving, record keeping, animal husbandry, compost & making the most of soil, pests & weeds, practical permaculture and year round cropping. Continue reading
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 to become growers and has expanded possibilities for those who are already farming.
Join veteran farmers Michael Ableman and Josh Volk for a two-day intensive agricultural workshop covering both urban and rural growing techniques, and learn the strategies of a successful market farmer. Continue reading