News and Events

 Full 2016 Winter Production is Under Way

Last year Mason Street Farm grew over 4400 pounds (that’s over 2 tonnes) of ecologically grown, local produce for Victoria restaurants and residents. We’re excited to continue to surpass our previous years production this 2016, to help meet the ever growing demand for local, healthy and affordable food.  Our season is underway!

Whats New for 2016?

The Paid Apprenticeship Program

To meet the growing demand for good food in the city we have hired a solid crew of farmers for the 2016 season, shifting away from the Paid Apprenticeship for this year.

We will be working  to find sustainable sources of income to bring back the Paid Apprenticeship Program for 2017.

The Volunteer Internship Program

We are still running this program this year. This is a one day per week commitment for one and two month periods. This program starts in March and runs through to November. Please email masonstreetfarm@gmail.com with your intentions and desired schedule.

The Urban Farming Certificate Program (UFCP)

We had amazing successes with this program in 2015 and graduated a full class. We learned so much from this amazing group about how to continue to improve and grow the program and are looking forward to offering  the UFCP in 2017.

 

Summer Plant Sale – Hot Times in the City!

Mason Street City Farm and Edible Nursery is excited to be hosting another Plant Sale!
Come get all your Summer vegetables this Saturday May 23rd, from 10 am to 2 pm at our Nursery location, 1015 Balmoral Rd.

We will have: Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, winter squash, greens of ALL KINDS, beets, culinary herbs, perennial vegetables… and so much more! With special deals on TOMATOES! Check out all our varieties here!

Hatchet and Seed will be joining us this time bringing all kinds of edible fruit, perennials and permaculture plants .
http://www.hatchetnseed.ca/

Purposeful Plants will have an amazing assortment of ancient foods and rare medicinals

FREE TUTORIAL ON TOMATO CARE AND CONTAINER PLANTING AT 1PM

Spring is Here and We’re Ready to Garden with You!

Our Downtown Edible Nursery is officially open and we wanna celebrate! That’s right, you can now buy an array of ecologically grown annual & perennial vegetable starts, herbs and flowers at our farm site at 1015 Balmoral Road, every week from Wednesday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm.  We’re talking artichokes, strawberries, broccoli, greens of all kinds, fennel, thyme, cilantro and tomatoes! Tomatoes! TOMATOES!!!

To celebrate we’ll be kicking it off with an Open House & Sale on Sunday April 19th from 10 am to 3 pm with our friends from DIY Fungi and Purposeful Plants, who will be bringing mushroom grow kits and rare medicinal plants to tempt you. We’ll also be running Farm Tours at 11 am and 2 pm, so come down and join in on the fun!

Hope to see you there!

2015 Urban Farming Certificate Program: Food Skills in Action

mason logoMason Street City Farm is excited to finally be offering the Urban Farming Certificate Program. Students will learn the theory and application of intensive urban food production and the foundations of holistic ecological farming.

For more information and registration click here.

 

Mason Street Farm 2015 Apprenticeship Program!

Thanks to everyone that applied. We are no longer accepting applications.

Application Deadline: January 20th 2015
Working Interviews: February 5 & 6 2015

Link to application:  Apprenticeship-Application-2015

get involvedAbout the Apprenticeship:

This apprenticeship is well suited for individuals with a strong work ethic who are seeking a career path in ecological food production. Many days of this apprenticeship will be fun and enjoyable. Many days will be challenging, wet and monotonous. You will be experiencing life as a production farmer.  We will be serving coffee!

The Mason Street City Farm is offering 3 full season paid apprenticeships for the 2015 growing season.
Apprentices work 2 full days per week with a stipend of $75 per day. This is equivalent to a $650 monthly stipend. Apprentices  are responsible for providing their own room and board in Victoria.

When: April 1 2015 – September 25 2015  (6 month apprenticeship)

Where: 1032 Mason St. The lions share of our work happens onsite but there will be field   trips!

Get Your tickets for Boots ‘n’ Suits 2014: Farmers and Flamenco!

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Please join Mason Street City Farm and the Island Chefs’ Collaborative for a five-course feast from the fields by Victoria’s top chefs with local beer, wine, and cider pairings.

Different chefs, different menu, different entertainment, same dress code.

 

Wear your favourite gumboots with your formal wear, and prepare to be inspired, satisfied, and entertained.After dinner there will be live flamenco dance performance featuring Monique Salez, Angela Moran and friends!This Friday November 14th 6:30The White Eagle Hall 90 Dock St James BayPURCHASE TICKETS

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Mason Street City Farm Continues to Innovate

Edie Irons

Mason Street City Farm, a quarter-acre urban farm in downtown Victoria, is teaming up with Limbic Media to upgrade its technology and teach high-tech green job skills to Victoria high school students……(read more)

 

 

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