Blog Category: British Columbia

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Silver Creek, BC, Farm Land and Housing

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on August 22, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Approximately 4 acres of land in Silver Creek, 15 minutes from Salmon Arm situated on an existing 54 acre piece of land currently being farmed by the Voth’s owners and operators of Hillside Dreams Goat Dairy. https://www.hillsidedreamsgoatdairy.com/ The soil has been commercially farmed for hay and corn for many years and has been getting annual composted goat manure added. The land will be ready to use for the 2020 growing … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Silver Creek, BC, Farm Land and Housing

FARM JOB + ACCOMMODATION: PEACHLAND, BC – The Homestead Organic Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 20, 2019

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The Homestead Organic Farm in Peachland, BC is seeking a couple to live and work on the farm long term! About The Homestead Organic Farm We have been farming  organically at our 120 year old Homestead in Peachland, BC, for 33 years. We raised produce commercially for the past 32 years, but are currently only growing hay for sale. We still have gardens, berries, fruit, and a greenhouse. Desired Qualities We are  looking for someone, preferably a couple, who is interested in living and working on an organic farm, long term.  The qualities we are looking for are honesty, a good communicator, … Continue reading FARM JOB + ACCOMMODATION: PEACHLAND, BC – The Homestead Organic Farm

Late Bloomers Flower Farm on Farming Leased Land

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 15, 2019

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Photo by Damaris Riedinger Elly of Late Bloomers Flower Farm is a participant in the B.C. Land Matching Program, which provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm, as well as landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. Visit the B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and to find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. ~ Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your farm. I’m Elly Rakhmetouline, and I own and run Late Bloomers Flower Farm. The farm was started three years ago in Richmond, moved to … Continue reading Late Bloomers Flower Farm on Farming Leased Land

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 ACRE PASTURE OPEN TO IDEAS – COBBLE HILL, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 13, 2019

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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 This ¾ acre of pasture is currently grazed by sheep and is ready to be put to better use! The land slopes slightly to the northeast and has full sun exposure. The site is easily accessible from the road and driveway and is centrally located in Cobble Hill. The bottom corner of the field is slightly wet in the winter and the top is very well drained. Irrigation is available … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 ACRE PASTURE OPEN TO IDEAS – COBBLE HILL, BC

REPORT RECAP: Kootenay & Boundary Regional Adaptation Strategies

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 09, 2019

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This post provides a summary of some key points taken directly from the 64-page Regional Adaptation Strategies: Kootenay & Boundary report, published July 2019. Questions about this project and report can be sent to emily@bcagclimateaction.ca. If you have questions about Kootenay and Boundary programming and support for your farm’s adaptation strategy or Environmental Farm Plan, contact coordinator@kbfa.ca. The full report can be accessed online here.  Background The Kootenay & Boundary Adaptation Strategies plan was initiated by the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative to address priorities identified through both the 2012 Climate Change Risk & Opportunity Assessment and the … Continue reading REPORT RECAP: Kootenay & Boundary Regional Adaptation Strategies

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Bookkeeper

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 01, 2019

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Job Posting for Maternity Leave: Book Keeper The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to hire an experienced temporary bookkeeper to cover maternity leave for 12-18 months. The Bookkeeper works closely with the COABC Executive Director. This is a part time position, 14 hours (2 days) per week. The position will be based out of our Vernon office. COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony.  COABC views the organic certification system as an effective way to move agricultural production to more sustainable methods.  The organization also supports activities that contribute to … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Bookkeeper

FARM JOB: PITT MEADOWS, BC – Manager, Golden Eagle Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 01, 2019

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Golden Eagle Farm in Pitt Meadows, BC is seeking a permanent, full-time Farm Manager. Golden Eagle Farm Located in Pitt Meadows at the foot of the beautiful Thompson and Cascade Mountains, Golden Eagle Farm is one of the largest Blueberry and Cranberry growers in North America. Its products reach domestic and international markets while maintaining the highest standards within the industry. Golden Eagle Farm is part of the Golden Eagle Group, which operates a variety of recreational and agricultural businesses within the Greater Vancouver Area and Washington State. Desired Qualities As the ideal candidate, you have a combination of technical and … Continue reading FARM JOB: PITT MEADOWS, BC – Manager, Golden Eagle Farm

EDITORIAL: Thank you for an amazing first year of land matching in the Columbia Basin / Kootenays!

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 31, 2019

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It seems almost unfathomable that a year has already gone by since the B.C. Land Matching Program came to the Columbia Basin / Kootenays with generous support from the Province of British Columbia and Columbia Basin Trust. I often catch myself telling people I meet through this role that we’re a few months in, then I have to correct myself; it has been a year already. So much has happened in a span of twelve months. My gratitude and enthusiasm for this wild ride is something I want to share with you! FROM SHOPIFY TO SHEEPIFY: How I came to be a … Continue reading EDITORIAL: Thank you for an amazing first year of land matching in the Columbia Basin / Kootenays!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: PLOTS FOR MARKET GARDEN IN CRESTON

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 30, 2019

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We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This land opportunity is located in the community of Creston, a town of just over 5000 located in the Creston Valley south of Kootenay Lake and just north of the border. The property boasts several acres of cultivable land on fertile soil. Two years ago, the area previously had a crop of garlic. Some of the land has been converted into a market garden already with lots of free … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: PLOTS FOR MARKET GARDEN IN CRESTON

EVENT RECAP: MOBILE SEED CLEANER DEMO & TOUR AT WINDERBERRY & EDIBLE ACRES FARM

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 29, 2019

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On Tuesday, July 23rd, twelve active and aspiring farmers gathered at Winderberry Farm and Edible Acres in beautiful Windermere, BC, to participate in a seed cleaning demonstration, farm tour and potluck. Participants included some of the host farm’s young farm staff, new and returning, some local Windermere farmers and a few who drove in from as far away as Fernie. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to join us for some or all of the afternoon and of course to our hosts Lin and Oliver! During the seed cleaning demo, Chris Thoreau from FarmFolkCityFolk provided a detailed explanation of … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: MOBILE SEED CLEANER DEMO & TOUR AT WINDERBERRY & EDIBLE ACRES FARM