The Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) was established in 1973 to protect 4.7 million hectares of land in BC for agriculture – less than 5% of the province’s total land base. The ALR is managed by the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC). In 2018, there was a comprehensive review of the ALR, which led to recommendations to update the regulations on how farmland is managed in BC. We’ve pulled together the updates – check it out below! On February 22, 2019, the Agricultural Land Reserve General Regulation and Agricultural Land Reserve Use Regulation were approved by B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor in Council, bringing … Continue reading What’s New with Bill 52: Changes to the ALR
Young Agrarians BC is hiring a Land Matcher for the Metro Vancouver / Fraser Valley region! Are you a connector? An intuitive networker? That person in your friend group who always has the dirt on hot jobs and cool apartments? Do complete strangers tell you their life story at the drop of a hat? Did you once set up your friends from college, and now they’ve got kids and you gave a speech at their wedding and they send you a thank you card every year? Young Agrarians needs people with that magic matchmaking quality to connect farmers seeking land … Continue reading POSITION FILLED – JOB: YOUNG AGRARIANS LAND MATCHER – METRO VAN/FRASER VALLEY
SQUAMISH-LILLOOET LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 1-6pm Location: Whistler Athletes’ Centre (Multi Purpose Room) – 1080 Legacy Way, Whistler, B.C. Stl’atl’imc, Lil’wat & Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Territory Refreshments & snacks provided. Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! You can offer or request ride sharing in the Facebook event discussion, too. Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Community Manager Michalina Hunter at email@example.com. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Expert Panel! … Continue reading FEB 2: SQUAMISH-LILLOOET LAND LINK – WHISTLER, BC
METRO VANCOUVER – FRASER VALLEY LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 1-6pm Location: George Preston Recreation Centre (Room C), 20699 42 Ave, Langley, B.C. Kwantlen, Katzie, & Semiahmoo Territory Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Metro Vancouver – Fraser Valley Land Matcher Susheela at firstname.lastname@example.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Expert Panel! WANT LAND? GOT LAND? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a … Continue reading NOV 17: LAND LINK – LANGLEY, BC
CONTRACT POSITION: Are you a born storyteller who can plant a seed with a sentence? Do you dream up creative ideas, and live for sharing them with the world? Can you think big picture, then bring your vision to life through language and images? Are you always up on the latest trends in social media? Can you multi-task multiple memes and campaigns, to create meaningful engagement with audiences? If you’re a communications whiz with farming in your heart, Young Agrarians is looking for you! We are seeking a dynamic person capable of taking a leadership role to tell the story … Continue reading JOB: YOUNG AGRARIANS COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Plant Health Diagnostic Support for BC Producers By Emma Holmes, P.Ag This article originally appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of the BC Organic Grower. While we always hope that every farmer has a successful season and bountiful harvests, the reality is that there are endless factors to potentially derail those harvests. For me, the hardest part of farming was finding my crops decimated by pests or struggling to survive after getting hit with a disease. My heart sank when I found my previously healthy cucurbits drooping and turning brown in the greenhouse one morning and I felt panic when … Continue reading BC Organic Grower: BC Plant Health Laboratory
The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking someone passionate about communications and organic food for the role of Communications Coordinator. This role is ideal for someone with existing media relationships and PR experience who can dive headfirst into sharing the story of organic in BC! The communications coordinator will communicate and promote the work and mandate of the COABC and organic both within the sector and to consumers. The ideal candidate will possess: Ability to be proactive to support the needs of COABC team members and organic community Ability to take responsibility to meet deadlines and make progress … Continue reading JOB: COABC Communications Coordinator
ABOUT FOUR NATIONS COALITION OF INDIGENOUS MEDICINE The Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines are dedicated to offering teachings and services that enhance all people’s connection to nature, their creators and each other. Programs offered educate children, youth and adults in earth honouring traditional indigenous teachings from the four nations of humanity. From fun and creative child and youth programs to deeply transformative adult education and personal healing they work to serve our community’s needs. This Outdoor Education Program is sanctioned and supported by Aboriginal hosting nation, the Sinixt. LOOKING FOR LAND Currently Four Nations provides exceptional indigenous cultural education and … Continue reading Looking for Land: New Home for Outdoor Education Program, Slocan Valley BC
Got land? Want land? Young Agrarians is excited to announce we now have four new Land Matchers across Southern B.C. – and they are ready and waiting to support your land access needs! With the support of our amazing funders, this year Young Agrarians is incredibly fortunate to expand from one Land Matcher in Metro Vancouver-Fraser Valley, to four new Land Matchers across Southern B.C., with the program being offered for the first time on Vancouver Island in the Cowichan Valley, Okanagan Central North, and the Columbia Basin. If you’re looking for land to farm, or have land that you’d … Continue reading B.C. LAND MATCHING PROGRAM IS GROWING WITH NEW LAND MATCHERS ACROSS SOUTHERN B.C.
Here at Young Agrarians, we eat, breathe, and live land access solutions to help get new farmers on the land. With the cost of land putting ownership out of reach for many new and young farmers, new entrants are increasingly turning to alternative land access models, such as leasing. Since 2016, the Young Agrarians Land Matching Program Pilot in Metro Vancouver has been pairing farmers seeking land for lease with farmland owners who want to make their land available for farming. We’re thrilled that the Real Estate Foundation of B.C. (REFBC) has chosen our Land Matching Program Pilot as a finalist … Continue reading Young Agrarians Land Matching Program Work Nominated for Land Award!