All posts by Azja Jones Martin

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 ACRE LIVESTOCK FARM FOR LEASE – UNION BAY, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 22, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Hilltop Farm Union Bay is a fenced 10 acre hobby farm gently sloping between the Old and New Island Highways in the foothills of the Beaufort Range. Half the acreage is kept as a woodlot and grazing area for sheep, the other half is cleared and cross fenced. The farm was established in the 1950’s as a dairy farm after being logged years earlier. The old dairy barn has been converted to a 4 stall livestock barn and hay shed. The property, accessible from an unpaved driveway from McLeod Road, includes a 120 sq.ft. chicken barn and 200 … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 ACRE LIVESTOCK FARM FOR LEASE – UNION BAY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: PROFITABLE MARKET GARDEN BUSINESS FOR LEASE – POWELL RIVER, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 09, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Morrison’s Farm is an established garden that has been farmed organically and with biodynamic principles since it was established in 2004. The growing space is about 16,000 square feet (about 0.4 of an acre) and is fully fenced and irrigated. There are five greenhouses, (30×60 feet, 20×60 feet and three that are 10×20 feet). There is also a propagation shed (8×10) and propagation greenhouse (20×8) that includes a warming table, grow lights and a 3×6 working table. The farm is complete with a building for vegetable washing with a walk in cooler, and a machinery shed for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: PROFITABLE MARKET GARDEN BUSINESS FOR LEASE – POWELL RIVER, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 ACRE OF ESTABLISHED FARM SPACE, MENTORSHIP AND PAID FARM WORK – NANAIMO, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 08, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Dundink’s Garden is a 10 acre farm outside Nanaimo, BC. For the past 12 years, this farm has been producing an abundance of fruit and vegetables for three farmers markets and an on-farm store. The farm has 8 acres in production, with two greenhouses, field crops, and fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and currants. The farm is nestled in a warm and protected valley, with a slight south slope and full sun exposure. Two dug ponds irrigate the property. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Nick Dundink, the owner, has been farming his whole life and has a wealth of experience … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 ACRE OF ESTABLISHED FARM SPACE, MENTORSHIP AND PAID FARM WORK – NANAIMO, BC

CO-OP OPPORTUNITY: ORGANIC FARM FOR CO-OWNERSHIP – MERVILLE, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 28, 2019 2 Comments

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ABOUT THE LAND We have a 43 acres total with a 4 acre field suitable for market gardening (currently 1 acre is fenced & irrigated), the remainder in pasture, hay orchard and forest. It has been farmed certified organic for 8 years. I raise livestock (currently sheep and ducks, facilities for chickens), orchard and hay, but only at a hobby scale right now. The property is mixed soil types with approximately 20 acres of organic hay fields and pasture, a small heritage orchard within the pasture, 4 acres of good sandy loam with 1 acre fenced and irrigated for a … Continue reading CO-OP OPPORTUNITY: ORGANIC FARM FOR CO-OWNERSHIP – MERVILLE, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: URBAN FARMING IN FERNWOOD – VICTORIA, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 20, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND The property itself is over 1000 square feet of established, growing beds – plus other areas that could become beds. It is a south facing corner lot in the heart of Fernwood, Victoria, that has been a market garden for the past 10-plus years, with a mix crop of vegetables, some fruit, herbs and flowers. Over the years, it has produced for some of the higher end restaurants in the vicinity, contributed to hearty CSAs, and carried out solid farm-gate sales to the high volume of pedestrian traffic on their way to the theatres, restaurants, and shops in Fernwood … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: URBAN FARMING IN FERNWOOD – VICTORIA, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8.5 ACRE FIELD WITH LIVE-IN BARN, PENDER ISLAND, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 06, 2019 6 Comments

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ABOUT THE LAND This opportunity is an 8.5 acre hay field, cleared and ready for food production, with a barn for storage and living on Pender Island!  Pender Island is a 40 minute ride on BC ferries from Swartz Bay on the Saanich Peninsula. The farm is 10 minutes from the ferry terminal. A recently completed two-story barn has the capacity to store farm equipment on the lower floor and provide accommodation of the upper floor, complete with a kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. Each floor is about 1,200 sqft. There is a large irrigation pond at one end of the field, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8.5 ACRE FIELD WITH LIVE-IN BARN, PENDER ISLAND, BC

HOMESTEADING OPPORTUNITY: PORT NEVILLE INLET, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 25, 2019

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Are you looking for a homesteading work-stay potentially leading to long-term participation in a homesteading community/cooperative/successional plan? Check out this opportunity from Ocean Ecology! Dates: Flexible Organization: Ocean Ecology Location: Port Neville Inlet, British Columbia (northward and across the Johnstone Strait from Sayward on Vancouver Island) ABOUT THE LAND Land size: The total size of the property is 49.62 acres. Approximately 40 acres is forested with 21 year old alder, with the remaining 10 acres consisting of old farmland, once cleared, but mostly in bush now. Land description: The land is gently sloping, south-facing with ocean frontage. The soil is … Continue reading HOMESTEADING OPPORTUNITY: PORT NEVILLE INLET, BC

FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: ESTABLISHED GARDEN SPACE AND 2 BEDROOM SUITE, SAANICH BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 17, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Long Now Farm is a small 3.4 acre farm in Saanich near Elk Lake, 45 minutes by bike from Victoria on the Lochside Trail. The soil is sandy loam and the garden areas have had horse manure, compost and leaf mulch added every year since the garden was established in 2012. All of the garden areas are irrigated with overhead sprinklers, and the exterior fencing of the property is deer proofed. There is also a small building with lots of light for starting and potting which will be available for shared use. The main growing area is 50 … Continue reading FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: ESTABLISHED GARDEN SPACE AND 2 BEDROOM SUITE, SAANICH BC

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