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2017 Community Markets at Loutet Farm

Join us for another season of the Community Markets at Loutet Farm! We love this collaboration with community volunteers that coordinate monthly markets at Loutet Farm to showcase local artisans and crafters. It’s a great addition to our Saturday Farm Gate Sales, so a big thank you to the team of volunteers that makes this […]

Edible Garden Education Program (EGEP) updates

It has been exactly 2 months since my Education Coordinator position started and I have already learned so much! I’m happy to say that I have experienced the wonderful community that surrounds EGP at events like Seedy Saturday, and I can already tell that this growing season is going to be amazing. The current Edible […]

2017 Volunteer Farm Internship

We’re looking for outstanding candidates for our volunteer internship program hosted at Loutet Farm and the Sutherland Schoolyard Market Garden. Please help spread the word to any who may be interested! DEADLINE: April 14, 2017!  Program details and application instructions are available in this PDF document. If you have any questions about the program or […]

Seedy Saturday Highlights: an exciting season kickoff

  Just want to share some brief highlights from our recent seedy event. Thanks to all the folks who volunteered to make it extraordinary. Couldn’t be more pleased than to start the season thinking about gardens from an indigenous perspective: Senaqwila shared stories and experience to a captivated room. Senaqwila is the third generation in her […]

How about those hens?!

The District of North Vancouver Mayor and Council are reviewing a bylaw to allow backyard hens! They’d love your feedback, so please take a moment to share!  Click on the “Draft domestic hens bylaw now” link at the bottom of the page to provide your feedback!

Onions, onions, onions!

We usually grow leeks in the sharing gardens—they are high value compared to onions, which are readily available at a low cost,  but harder to grow well (most farmers hill them to get more of the delicious white part) and they take ALL season. At the hub this year, folks loved scallions. And every year, my […]

We’re hiring! Farmer and Farm-Hand Positions Open

We’re excited to offer two openings at our social enterprise farms, Farmer and Farm-hand, for the start of the 2017 season. Please see the job descriptions and eligibility requirements are listed below, and please share widely with your networks! Farmer Job Description – click to download Farm Hand Job Description – click to download Applications […]

The Season of Change

  As a farmer, there are few things that feel as exciting as hints of the arrival of Spring.  The warmth of the sun returns, the smell of damp soil mixes with the crisp air and hopes of bountiful fields and mid-summer harvests jump out of the pages of seed catalogues and trays of emerging […]

Sharing some season highlights

As we start to gear up for the season ahead, we wanted to share some of the highlights from the 2016 season. Often I mistrust measuring success by the numbers, but these say a lot about what we did in the farms and gardens this year: in 2016 we hosted 130 workbees at Loutet Farm and in the […]

2017 Urban Farm Volunteer Intern Applications Open

Looking for an opportunity to experience a season in a community engaged food growing space?  Dreaming of starting a small farm and not sure where to start?  We’re looking for outstanding and inspired candidates for our volunteer intern team at Loutet Farm and the Sutherland Schoolyard Market Garden. Please help spread the word to any […]