Join us for our first ever Central B.C. winter mixer at Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus! Based on your feedback and insights we’ve crafted an awesome program for this year’s Williams Lake Mixer with two full days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. We will have two streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with a few seasons in their pocket. Saturday night we will host a community Potluck and hear your stories at … Continue reading FEB 9-10: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER
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
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.
Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Cooperative Power: Young Farmers Podcast- By National Young Farmers Coalition Released Oct 19, 2018 In 1920, 14% of U.S. farmers were black – today less than 2%. Land ownership by Black farmers has also declined over the past 100 years, from 15 million acres to roughly 2 million acres. These numbers are tough, but some say they would be even worse without the leadership of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. Lindsey talks with Cornelius Blanding, executive director of the Federation, about Black land loss, how coops are helping black and rural … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Cooperative Power
By Tim and Linda Ewert, Wildwood Farm “We are looking for energetic, passionate, co-operatively minded farmers to participate in a three-month residency on a 160 acre mixed farm in Northeastern B.C. In 1974, we homesteaded the land and now wish to retire in place while seeing the farm thrive in an atmosphere of co-operation. We hope that an organic, ecologically regenerative, partially horse-powered farming community will evolve from this residency. If this idea appeals to you, please go to https://wildwood.farm/ for details and contact information.” We came to the Peace Region as a young couple to build a farm from scratch, where … Continue reading FARM RESIDENCY: POUCE COUPE, BC – Wildwood Farm
Towards a Working Model for a Robust Regional Food Security Network On September 21st a group of representatives from the food, farming and policy worlds of the Central Kootenays converged on the Sunshine Bay Retreat Centre in Harrop for a day-long retreat consisting of two field trips to local farms, the regularly-scheduled council meeting, as well as a focus group. Columbia Basin Land Matcher Hailey Troock went along to get a taste of what’s happening on the policy side of the local food and farming scene. The focus group, led by Katrina Lehenbrauer – a consultant with Interior Health, sought to provide insight into a … Continue reading Updates from the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council
We have a co-farming opportunity on our certified organic farm for a couple with a keen interest in homesteading, small-scale farming and wilderness living. WoodGrain Farm is a 320 acre century-old farmstead in the Kispiox Valley (in the mountains of northwest BC), 25km north of Hazelton. Our comfy, self-contained A-frame guest house on a knoll overlooking the farm is available now, with the potential of a farm work trade towards some rent (dependent on skill-set, farm work through the winter is limited). Near the end of a gravel road, the farm is incredibly quiet through the winter, with endless cross-country ski trails … Continue reading CO-FARMING OPPORTUNITY: Kispiox Valley, BC – WoodGrain Farm
Ready to Grow Your Farm Business? Are you a young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producer living in British Columbia? Are you operating a new farm and looking for guidance to grow your business? Young Agrarians is excited to offer a fifth season of the B.C. Business Mentorship Network! This program pairs new and seasoned farmers together to cultivate the skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Mentors work with you to analyze your operations and lay the groundwork for your farm’s business growth. What You Get As a participant in this program you will receive … Continue reading 2019 B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Apply Now!
From Field to (Book)Shelf Do you enjoy reading? Are you hungry for new farming-related material to dive into this coming winter? Do you want to share and discuss good books with a group of fellow farmers and readers? The growing season is almost over in the Peace Country, and the time to resume our winter perch next to the fireplace with a cup of tea and a good book is nearly upon us. We’re hoping you will join us at our figurative fireplace by becoming a member of Young Agrarians’ FIRST Farmers Book Club. It can be tricky to find … Continue reading Farmers Book Club – Beaverlodge, AB
On Saturday, September 1st a number of Peace Country farmers and friends gathered together at Wildwood Farm near Pouce Coupe, BC. …coming down the fairly long driveway the journey of Tim and Linda’s farm began. The vehicles were left on top of the hill and everyone found their way to gather in front of one of the most beautiful log homes you could imagine. While touring the farm with Linda on foot one discovery was followed by another. Linda showed us her annual and perennial gardens, the wood stove heated greenhouse, the rootcellar tucked within an earthen mound on the … Continue reading Peace Country Gathering at Wildwood Farm