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Interested in supporting local, agroecological food production in exchange for free veggies and/or goat milk or cheese?

As the harvest season is picking up, Southlands Heritage Farm in Vancouver really needs some volunteer help with its market garden! Specifically, they are looking for volunteers to assist with weeding, tying up and pruning tomatoes, and harvesting each Sunday morning for their farm market. For more info, please email Jen Maynard at southlandsfarm@gmail.com.


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PhotobucketMarket Crew Orientations!

Do you enjoy working in a fun, high energy environment?  Are you enthusiastic about local produce? Do you want to get involved with the local food system? If so, consider volunteering at our Saturday Farm Markets. We have organized an orientation which will introduce interested folks to what volunteering at the market is all about. At the orientation you will learn the history of the markets, the different volunteering positions available and the basic skills to help your volunteer shifts run smoothly.

This orientation will also give you an opportunity to meet and mingle with other volunteers. We look forward to a great crew in 2011! *Please register for your session at one of the two links below.*

General Volunteer Orientations

Volunteer orientations are a great chance to learn more about the Farm and various UBC Farm volunteer programs; discover which program piques your interest and how to get involved. We require all new volunteers to attend an orientation. Meet outside the Farm Centre (the building with the brown roof). No need to register, just show up for the session that works for you. Upcoming orientations are scheduled for:

  • Saturday May 21st 2pm-3pm
  • Friday May 27th 3pm-4pm
  • Saturday June 4th 10am-11am
  • Saturday June 11th, 10am-11am

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If you’re already a volunteer, join us at our newest shift: Saturday mornings from 9:30-12:30.

For those of you who want to volunteer but have not yet made it out there are two orientations scheduled in the upcoming weeks. Join us either this Saturday, July 4 from 2-3:30pm or Thursday, July 9 from 10:30-12.

Remember, updated info is always available at our website.

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Volunteer with FarmWonders Day Camp at the UBC Farm!

As a volunteer with FarmWonders you will gain experience and have fun while helping the UBC farm run a successful summer camp for children ages 6 to 11. You will learn about working with children, leadership and teaching, various skills and knowledge related to plants, the environment, science, technology, outdoors, food, etc.

Please visit our website at www.farmwonders.ca to learn about the camp and the dates of the camp weeks, or email farmwonders.volunteer@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.
All volunteers are required to complete a successful criminal records check.  Camp begins July 6th and runs till August 28th. You may volunteer in one or more of the weeks.

We will need volunteers for:

Gardening Shifts:  9:30am – 12:00pm, Monday to Friday
All Day Shifts: 8:45am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday

You will play an important role in the success of our summer camp. Some of the tasks you may expect to take on:
• Assist in set up and clean up.
• Provide support and extra direction to camp participants.
• Assist in leading games, crafts and activities.
• Actively participate in the program.



FarmWonders Summer Camp
The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

2357 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4


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field volunteers

Volunteers from the English Language Institute helping out in the field last year.

If you haven’t volunteered with us before and want to get started, the first thing to do is attend an orientation. Two are scheduled in the coming weeks:

  • Tuesday, May 26, 3pm-4:30pm
  • Friday, May 29, 1pm-2:30pm

More information about our volunteer opportunities can be found on our website.

Hope to see you there!

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Volunteer season is open!

Welcome back old volunteers, and hello to all of you who are interested in coming out! We’re starting out by offering a drop-in session every Thursday afternoon from 1pm-5pm.  More drop-in times will be added as we get farther into the season.

If you haven’t been involved in the past, please join us for an orientation.

The next orientation session is Thursday, May 14, 1pm – 2:30-ish

(meet at the Farm Centre)

Remember to wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing anytime you visit the Farm!

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A message from Rhianna at EYA:

Hello everyone,

If you have experience with bees, have access to hives, and are interested in and enjoy the transfer of beekeeping knowledge then please see the attached documents about the Environmental Youth Alliance’s ‘Community Hive’ Sustainable Beekeeping Apprenticeship Program.

Also, if you have beekeeping equipment that you are not using, then please consider donating those unused materials to the EYA as we would like to provide start-up materials to the apprentices upon completion of the program.


Rhianna Nagel
Environmental Youth Alliance Youth Garden Coordinator
phone: 604-689-4446
fax: 604-689-4242

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