All posts by Azja Jones Martin

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 21 ACRES – GRONLID, SASKATCHEWAN

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 07, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND This farm is 21 acres in the township of Gronlid, Saskatchewan. The farm is 20 minutes from all amenities (grocery store, building supplies, farm equipment and lots more) and is easily accessible off  SK 335, the main road passing through Gronlid. There are several out buildings including a 30×50 barn with a loft and stalls, two enclosed garages/workshops with power, two mid-land storage sheds, one primary two-story residence with basement, and one secondary guest house as well several additional small out buildings. There is a small water feature on the south side of property that may be useful for irrigation as well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 21 ACRES – GRONLID, SASKATCHEWAN

EDUCATION: SEED FARMING – PILOT SEASON AT THE COWICHAN INCUBATOR SEED FARM

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 03, 2019

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ABOUT THE INCUBATOR SEED FARM On the path to Food Security, Cowichan Green Community is thrilled to present the 2019 Pilot Incubation Season at the Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm. Without seed security there can be no food security, basically without seeds there would be no food. What does seed security look like? It looks like a diverse, regionally adapted, sustainable and organic supply of seeds, enough for our region. ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Pilot Incubation Season will run from May 1st to October 31st where a variety of topics will be researched as a group cooperative and then applied through … Continue reading EDUCATION: SEED FARMING – PILOT SEASON AT THE COWICHAN INCUBATOR SEED FARM

LAND OPPORTUNITY: FARM FULL OF ESTABLISHED PERENNIALS AND ROOM FOR MORE – Metchosin, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on December 20, 2018 2 Comments

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ABOUT THE LAND We are a six-year-old (under current owners) 2.5 acre farm in Metchosin. The land is fully cleared (previously used for pasture) with good sun exposure in all seasons on most of the property. A small creek bisects the property. There are no water rights on the creek and it dries up in summer. The property is fully deer fenced. It will need some work on maintenance in the coming year. All practices regarding the plants/soil have been done meeting organic standards. Some antibiotics have been used on the animals when necessary. There is a barn, 2 coops … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: FARM FULL OF ESTABLISHED PERENNIALS AND ROOM FOR MORE – Metchosin, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2.5 FERTILE ACRES WITH FARMHOUSE – COWICHAN VALLEY, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on December 19, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND The owners purchased these rural 17 acres in the tranquil Sahtlam area outside of Duncan, BC four years ago, BC, as a retirement project. They were attracted to the bio-diversity that the land holds, as well as its food-growing potential. The land offers a very fertile 2.5 acre low-lying area with one drilled and two dug wells, a slope for an orchard potentially, a creek, 10 acres of forest, and 2 acres with regenerating forest. There are several buildings:  a farmhouse, workshop, two barns and a cottage.   The owners feel very fortunate to steward this parcel of land … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2.5 FERTILE ACRES WITH FARMHOUSE – COWICHAN VALLEY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Off-Grid Farming on Beautiful Acreage – Black Creek, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on November 07, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND This opportunity is on 43-acres of ALR land near Black Creek, BC. The land is mostly treed, but has a 4 acre pasture that is presently in hay. The pasture has the potential to accommodate market gardening and livestock, and the owners envision an agroforestry component in the future. At present, the property is totally off-grid – no grid power, nor municipal water. There is a shallow well that is capable of supplying enough water to irrigate the pasture as well as provide potable water, and we will be installing a water system to support this. There is … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Off-Grid Farming on Beautiful Acreage – Black Creek, BC

EDUCATION: Shelter Farm Small Scale Farming Institute

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 23, 2018

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ABOUT SHELTER FARM: Shelter Farm’s mission is to showcase the capacity of small-scale agriculture, while training youth in the use of small scale farming tools and equipment, business management and marketing strategies. The farm is located 757 Franklin River Road just outside Port Alberni on 140 acres of land and will host incubator plots on site providing young farm interns the opportunity to establish their farm business under the supervision of experienced farmers. Our farm interns will have the benefit of utilizing our tools, irrigation equipment and wash stations. Our goal is to attract young farmers throughout Canada and the … Continue reading EDUCATION: Shelter Farm Small Scale Farming Institute

NOV 24: LAND LINK – COBBLE HILL, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 19, 2018 1 Comment

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VANCOUVER ISLAND – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP & COMMUNITY POTLUCK Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 Location: Cobble Hill Farmers Institute Hall – 3550 Watson Ave, Cobble Hill, BC, V0R 1L3 Quw’utsun Territory Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! 1 pm – 6 pm Land Linking Workshop Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program, Expert Panel, & more! WANT LAND? GOT LAND? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We want you! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. … Continue reading NOV 24: LAND LINK – COBBLE HILL, BC

FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 14, 2018

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Parry Bay Sheep Farm near Victoria, BC, is seeking a farm worker with the opportunity to progress to farm manager! This is a long term opportunity, available now. ABOUT PARRY BAY SHEEP FARM We produce lambs, hay, some grain and meat birds. We operate on multiple properties of leased land in the Victoria area. We operate a slaughterhouse for lambs, do a meat box, go to a farmers market and have a farm store. We wholesale to butcher shops and restaurants. We partner in a lot of these operations with a farm that grows pigs. We are not an organic … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: LAKESIDE ACREAGE FOR LEASE, YELLOW POINT BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 10, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND The land is a beautiful 45 acres of mixed forest and fields on Quenell Lake in Yellow Point. The owner currently conducts an active agro-forestry operation (Christmas trees, hay, foliage and fruit), but would like to maximize the potential of the land and make growing space available to a new farmer. There is an existing well, rain water collection systems, and water rights to the lake for irrigation. There is future potential for the farmer to live on the land. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY There is a small deer fenced garden to begin production, and up to 6 … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: LAKESIDE ACREAGE FOR LEASE, YELLOW POINT BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: TWO FARM FIELDS FOR LEASE ON SALT SPRING ISLAND

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 21, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND Two farm fields are available for lease on Salt Spring Island, BC.  Available separately or together, starting spring 2019. Both fields are fenced with standard deer fencing.  Located on 25 wooded acres, 15 minutes outside of Ganges. Field 1 is approximately 0.2 acre in size and has sandy soil, good drainage and low fertility.  Field 1 includes a high-tunnel on permanent foundation and cannot be moved. High tunnel dimensions are 49’ x 24’.  Water from a well and pond is available for irrigation in this field. Field 2 is approximately 0.26 acre in size and is a … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: TWO FARM FIELDS FOR LEASE ON SALT SPRING ISLAND