All posts by Tessa Wetherill

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 acre Farm Site Available, Vernon, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 06, 2019

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: Okanagan College – Vernon Campus has created a two-acre Demonstration Garden that promotes sustainable practices in an effort to preserve, stimulate and promote agricultural and ecological ventures in the Okanagan Valley. The initiative has been focused on providing a space for education, learning, and community programming regarding local food and agriculture. At this time, the site includes Patchworks Farms (a community garden/farm for vulnerable citizens), a demonstration xeriscape garden, an Indigenous garden and a food forest. These activities use approximately 1.25 acres leaving .75 acre for new sustainable farming activities. The College is interested in licensing the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 acre Farm Site Available, Vernon, B.C.

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for Vineyard, Kelowna B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 04, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND 14 acres of farmable land in the prime farming region of Glenmore, Kelowna. 12.8 acres of irrigation rights available for use. The land currently sits fallow, however it was previously a pear orchard. Southern exposure and fertile soils makes this property desirable growing land for a vineyard or other orchard type crop requiring lots of sunshine and good drainage. Consider this opportunity a blank canvas for your farming enterprise, minutes from Kelowna’s downtown metropolis. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The owners, a young couple, will be living on the property and are looking for a farmer would like to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for Vineyard, Kelowna B.C.

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 14 acres in Kamloops, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 30, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND: Lone Pine Farm is 34 acres located on Westsyde Rd in Kamloops, adjacent to the Dunes Golf Course. The 20 acres on the west side of the road are beautiful, rolling hills, a grassland/sage ecosystem (currently in the process of being donated to BC Parks) and the 14 acres on the other side of the road, next to the North Thompson river, are arable, fertile, flat fields.  This property has been in the family since the 1920’s and used for a variety of agricultural purposes including cattle, mixed orchard and extensive vegetable garden.  The riverbank area is a corridor for wildlife.  *Side note from Land Matcher, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 14 acres in Kamloops, B.C.

Land Opportunity: 1 acre available for Market Garden – Coldstream, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 11, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND This plot of land located in the heart of beautiful Coldstream, B.C. is just under an acre and would be ideal for a small scale market garden. It has a long history of agricultural use, as it was originally a part of Coldstream Ranch, however it has been fallow for many years.  The soil is healthy, the plot gets full sun and there is an irrigation hookup available.  There is the possibility of storage/cooler space in the barn. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The land owners would like to see the property used to grow food with organic practices.  The … Continue reading Land Opportunity: 1 acre available for Market Garden – Coldstream, B.C

Land Matching for the Next Generation of Farmers: Okanagan Update, April 2019

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 08, 2019

By Tessa Wetherill, Okanagan Land Matcher in our B.C. Land Matching Program Listening to people is just as fascinating as listening to plants. For the first growing season in 12 years, I won’t be farming as my primary occupation, instead I’m joyfully continuing on in the role of the Okanagan Land Matcher with the B.C. Land Matching Program delivered by Young Agrarians. Watching and nurturing these new collaborations between new farmers without land and property owners wanting to see their land farmed is both enlivening and encouraging. Not much different than my other much loved spring activity, caring for seedlings. After kicking off … Continue reading Land Matching for the Next Generation of Farmers: Okanagan Update, April 2019

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 ACRES AVAILABLE FOR LEASE – KELOWNA, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 11, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND The land includes up to 3 acres of slopped land in the heart of Glenmore, Kelowna. The location is ideal: down a short, private road but only 10 minutes walking to local grocery stores, restaurants and other amenities. 15 minutes by bike to downtown or to the farmer’s market. The land is North facing sloped and irrigated with sectioned, automatic timer irrigation. It will require some amendments and work initially but is surrounded by many orchards and is very workable and usable. The land was previously a cedar tree farm but is now mostly cleared. There is … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 ACRES AVAILABLE FOR LEASE – KELOWNA, B.C

Land Opportunity: 1.75 acres Available for Market Gardening – Vernon, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on December 12, 2018

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ABOUT THE PROPERTY: The Curlew Orchard land is 20 acres with a 6 acre high density apple orchard and newly fenced 1 acre permaculture mixed fruit orchard with companion plantings.  Sean and Patrick are entering their third year of transitioning the orchard to organic status.  Curlew Orchard is a community supported agriculture (CSA) based farm and also sell at the local Farmer’s Market.  ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: The land share available for market garden is 1.75 acres.  The lovely flat field that is available was formerly an orchard and in recent past used for hay crops. It has been composted with chicken manure and green … Continue reading Land Opportunity: 1.75 acres Available for Market Gardening – Vernon, B.C

FILLED – Land Opportunity: 2.5 acres for Market Garden, West Kelowna, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on November 14, 2018

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There are more available land listings available than what is listed here. Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region! ABOUT THE LAND The land is broken up into several fields. There is a non-irrigated sand ring….191’ x 70’…0.31 acre. The main grass field is 280’ x 326’…2 acres with 22 deciduous trees and two green gage plum trees. There is underground irrigation in this field and the smaller grass field. The smaller grass field is about 187’ x 282’ x 400’ triangle…0.86 acres. This has no trees. The 4 paddocks comprise … Continue reading FILLED – Land Opportunity: 2.5 acres for Market Garden, West Kelowna, B.C

Land Opportunity: Land + Housing – Armstrong, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on November 14, 2018 2 Comments

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ABOUT THE LAND: We are looking for a part time caretaker and farming Entrepreneur to live on our farm eight km North of Armstrong. We are a family of six and  have a commercial chicken farm and our field is certified organic. We have been growing organic grains on the field and are planning to change directions next year. The caretaking position would involve helping out with farm yard upkeep, as well as tending the chicken barn a couple days a week.  There is opportunity to work off all or a portion of your rent, as there is a two bedroom 1500 … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Land + Housing – Armstrong, B.C.

October 20, 2018: OKANAGAN Land Link – Coldstream, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 18, 2018 2 Comments

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WANT LAND? GOT LAND? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We want you! 11 am – 4 pm  |  Land Linking Workshop  Networking, Land Access Arrangements, Young Agrarians Land Matching Program, Expert Panel, & more! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. We’ll network, learn about land access, leases and licenses, and the B.C. Land Matching Program, and hear from our expert panel on topics such as housing, finances, and more! You just might find a farmer who can turn your vacant field into a productive … Continue reading October 20, 2018: OKANAGAN Land Link – Coldstream, BC