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LAND: Prospective Farmers, looking for land and mentorship to start a farm business in Richmond, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on January 14, 2017

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The Richmond Farm School of Kwantlen Polytechnic University have been partnering with the City of Richmond for many years on the incubator plots. The incubator plots are ½ acre pieces of fertile land allocated to prospective farmers, at a low cost, who have completed some form of agriculture production training. It is meant for people who are dedicated to starting a small-scale farm business without having to invest in too much. It is not meant for people with the intention of starting a homestead production. Despite the Richmond Farm School not running this year, the incubator plots are open to … Continue reading LAND: Prospective Farmers, looking for land and mentorship to start a farm business in Richmond, BC

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Farm Management Services – Farmlands Trust Society, Stanch – CLOSED

Posted by Moss Dance on May 16, 2016

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Overview Established in 2008, the Farmlands Trust (Greater Victoria) Society [FLT Society] is a charitable not-for- profit society interested in preserving farmland and protecting local food security in Greater Victoria. The FLT Society’s mission is to enhance farming capacity in the Greater Victoria area by protecting local farmland, protecting eco-sensitive and culturally special areas, producing food for those in need, providing relevant educational opportunities, promoting the economic viability of farmland, and providing community access and public awareness programs. Through our work, the FLT Society liaises with a diverse community: Greater Victoria farming community; First Nations communities in Greater Victoria; Government … Continue reading REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Farm Management Services – Farmlands Trust Society, Stanch – CLOSED

Vancity Report on Farm Land Prices in Metro Vancouver

Posted by Moss Dance on April 11, 2016

Vancity Farm Land Price Increase

“It is an understatement to say that farmland in Metro Vancouver is expensive and that these high prices are a significant challenge to developing a more resilient, self-reliant local food system.” Vancity’s has recently released a report, “Home on the Range: Cost pressures and the price of farmland in Metro Vancouver” that outlines some of the key challenges for farm land and local food access in BC’s largest urban centre. British Columbia is very susceptible to global food price increases because of dependence on food imports. In BC, 67% of vegetables and 44% of fruits are imported from the United States. Amongst these imports, half are imported from drought-stricken California, … Continue reading Vancity Report on Farm Land Prices in Metro Vancouver