Blog Category: Opportunities

Land Opportunity: Acreage for Lease, Salmon Arm B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 16, 2018

Salmon Arm Land

ABOUT THE LAND:  Located 8 minutes outside downtown Salmon Arm, the property is a total of 17.5 acres, with 5 acres ready for agricultural use. The soil is rich and dark and there is ample water for irrigation, with 3 wells on the property, a small creek running through and at least one of the fields fully sub-irrigated. The rest of the property is hayfields, walnut grove and a few fruit trees, (also on good soil), plus approx. 3 acres of natural forest. There are multiple outbuildings available for use, including a chicken house, root cellar, and large hay barn. … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Acreage for Lease, Salmon Arm B.C.

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Cherry Orchard for Lease, Penticton B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 16, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND: Gorgeous property on the Naramata bench overlooking Okanagan Lake is home to approx. 360 healthy Lapin cherry trees which produce 10-12,000 lbs of cherries each July.  The orchard is fully irrigated and has been conventionally managed with seasonal pruning, watering, spraying and bird management to date. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: The landowner is looking for long-term orchard manager to replace a retiring one and take over the lease. The landowner would like to see the orchard transition to organic management and sees possibilities for value-added sales (eg dried cherries, cherry brandy). There is the possibility of housing for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Cherry Orchard for Lease, Penticton B.C.

FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 14, 2018

Parry Bay Sheep Farm

Parry Bay Sheep Farm near Victoria, BC, is seeking a farm worker with the opportunity to progress to farm manager! This is a long term opportunity, available now. ABOUT PARRY BAY SHEEP FARM We produce lambs, hay, some grain and meat birds. We operate on multiple properties of leased land in the Victoria area. We operate a slaughterhouse for lambs, do a meat box, go to a farmers market and have a farm store. We wholesale to butcher shops and restaurants. We partner in a lot of these operations with a farm that grows pigs. We are not an organic … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: LAKESIDE ACREAGE FOR LEASE, YELLOW POINT BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 10, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND The land is a beautiful 45 acres of mixed forest and fields on Quenell Lake in Yellow Point. The owner currently conducts an active agro-forestry operation (Christmas trees, hay, foliage and fruit), but would like to maximize the potential of the land and make growing space available to a new farmer. There is an existing well, rain water collection systems, and water rights to the lake for irrigation. There is future potential for the farmer to live on the land. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY There is a small deer fenced garden to begin production, and up to 6 … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: LAKESIDE ACREAGE FOR LEASE, YELLOW POINT BC

Land Opportunity: 10 Acre Hop Farm, Ashcroft B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 10, 2018

Hop Farming Opportunity Ashcroft

About the Land: 10 acres of land in the “Dry Belt” on the Bonaparte River near Ashcroft, British Columbia. For the last 3 years, the land has been developed as a small organic hopyard. The landowner has been successful in establishing 10 varieties of hops (to be narrowed to 3 for long-term operation) with an effective low-cost trellis and drip irrigation system. He is designing in proof-of-concept processing using liquid CO2 to produce a powdered concentrate of lupulin (the active component) and is getting initial positive responses from brewers in Canada and Europe. The intention has been to add various food and medicinal herbs to the … Continue reading Land Opportunity: 10 Acre Hop Farm, Ashcroft B.C.

Peace Country Gathering at Wildwood Farm

Posted by Lilli Klamke on September 05, 2018

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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

LAND OPPORTUNITY: TWO FARM FIELDS FOR LEASE ON SALT SPRING ISLAND

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 21, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND Two farm fields are available for lease on Salt Spring Island, BC.  Available separately or together, starting spring 2019. Both fields are fenced with standard deer fencing.  Located on 25 wooded acres, 15 minutes outside of Ganges. Field 1 is approximately 0.2 acre in size and has sandy soil, good drainage and low fertility.  Field 1 includes a high-tunnel on permanent foundation and cannot be moved. High tunnel dimensions are 49’ x 24’.  Water from a well and pond is available for irrigation in this field. Field 2 is approximately 0.26 acre in size and is a … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: TWO FARM FIELDS FOR LEASE ON SALT SPRING ISLAND

VANCOUVER, BC: 2019 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Seth Friedman on August 17, 2018

UBC Farm Practicum

The 2019 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications! The UBC Farm Practicum can be taken as either a six-month (April – October), or as a four-month (April – August), experiential-learning program.  The program is part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), and is designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in applying their learning about sustainable agriculture and food systems. The program is often taken as a non-credit Certificate program; however, 6-9 academic credits are available for interested students. Participants gain a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, and a network … Continue reading VANCOUVER, BC: 2019 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 FENCED ACRES FOR LIVESTOCK, SURREY BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on June 28, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND The property consists of approximately 4 acres of ALR land on a 6 acre property bordering the Nicomekl River in South Surrey suitable for livestock production. The landowner lives on site. The land has historically been used to graze cattle, but was not in production last year. There is excellent fencing, with one large pasture and two additional fenced areas, one of which features a small, outdoor covered area for shelter. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Four acres plus a small storage building available for lease for livestock production. Cattle are preferred as that has worked well on the land in the past. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 FENCED ACRES FOR LIVESTOCK, SURREY BC

VOLUNTEER OPP: VANCOUVER, BC – SPEC at Westside Food Market

Posted by Moss Dance on June 18, 2018

SPEC booth at Westside Community Food Market

Want to volunteer at a dynamic farmers’ market to promote the work of SPEC, an awesome environmental conservation organization? Read on! ABOUT SPEC The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) works to provide our community with practical solutions for urban sustainability. We empower local communities in the Lower Mainland to build a greener future through our interactive programs and activities. SPEC is a non-profit, charitable and volunteer-driven organization, founded in 1969. We are the oldest environmental non-profit in Canada. Through our open education and outreach programs we provide our communities with the tools to build greener cities together. We work with citizens, industries and government agencies, putting our … Continue reading VOLUNTEER OPP: VANCOUVER, BC – SPEC at Westside Food Market