The Calgary Public Library is pleased to host award-winning author and naturalist, Trevor Herriot. The discussion will focus on Herriot’s latest book, Towards a Prairie Atonement where he recounts what happened to First Nations and Metis communities who were moved off the grasslands. April 20 | 6:30 pm Memorial Park Library | 1221 2 St. S.W. | Calgary Towards a Prairie Atonement addresses the question of our relationship with the land. Enlisting the help of a Metis Elder, Trevor Herriot revisits the history of one corner of the Great Plains. This book’s lyrical blend of personal narrative, prairie history, imagery, … Continue reading EVENT: Calgary, AB – Towards a Prairie Atonement with author Trevor Herriot
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
Bar U.J. Ranch & Farm Ltd. has 250 cows for sale and land for rent. The purchase of these cows includes and opportunity to use our ranch land at a very reasonable price. This package together with our mentorship would be an excellent way to optimize the benefits of a cow herd that works and is well adapted to some of the unique challenges and opportunities that exist on our ranch. Living quarters are available on the ranch. Call Jim & Bonnie Brown 780-755-2550 Bar U.J. Ranch & Farm Ltd. Edgerton, AB
Hosted by Young Agrarians in partnership with the Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation: Want Land? Got Land? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We Want You! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. If lucky, you may meet your future farmer, or find the right owner with a great piece of land to farm on! 1pm-6pm Land Linking Workshop – Network, Talk Farm Business & Organizational Models, Leases & Licenses, Succession Planning 6pm-8pm Potluck & Social – Foodies & Farm Lovers: Join us for an evening of … Continue reading Feb 22: Land Linking Workshop & Potuck Social – Langley, BC
UPDATE: THIS OPPORTUNITY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE We are Alan and Kathy Rebane, owners of Creekside Farm, a productive, mixed-use, 20-acre farm in Powell River, BC. We are looking to offer an energetic Young Agrarian (or couple) the opportunity to cultivate their horticulture business on our property. A bit about the farm: Currently, we pasture 5 steers for beef yearly, along with 20-40 feeder pigs, and a couple hundred chickens for eggs and various varieties of meat birds seasonally. Capitalizing on the unique Class D license that allows eligible Powell River farmers to sell meat at the farm-gate, we have … Continue reading Land: Powell River, BC (No longer available)
“If there is a fight of our times it is a struggle over land.” – Anuradha Mittal This quote comes from the opening talk by Anuradha Mittal at OUR LAND: A Symposium on Farmland Access in the 21st Century. I had the opportunity to attend this two day symposium which brought scholars and community organizers together to create dialogue and advance solutions for addressing farmland access. The symposium was hosted by the Agrarian Trust, an organization initiated in 2013 in response to the growing land access challenges faced by beginning farmers across the United States. The mission of the Agrarian … Continue reading Notes from OUR LAND: A symposium on Farmland Access in the 21st Century – Part I
Dennis J. Dennis is a Masters Candidate at UBC Land & Food Systems. We are so excited about the farmland demand survey that Dennis is working on! Please fill out the survey and help us get a better grasp of who is looking for land. I am carrying out a survey on barriers faced by beginning and young farmers and on farmland access arrangements. The survey is part of my master’s thesis research on land access issues and on the potential for alternative land tenure models (ex. community farms, cooperatives, farmland trusts) to address these challenges. I have been working … Continue reading Want Land? Tell Us About It!