SEPT 8, 2024: RED DEER, AB – Farm Tour & Potluck at Steel Pony Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on July 17, 2024

You’re invited to a farm tour and potluck at Steel Pony Farm near Red Deer, Alberta! Get to know Mike Kozlowski and his team at Steel Pony, who specialize in no-till vegetable production and are a host farm in the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program. You’ll have the chance to learn how they provide their community with nutritious produce through their CSA program, while respecting and acknowledging the relationships between people, the land, and the ecosystems they work with. WHEN: Sunday, September 8, 2024 | 10:00am – 2:00pm LOCATION: Treaty 7 & Battle River Territory | Steel Pony Farm I 10 … Continue reading SEPT 8, 2024: RED DEER, AB – Farm Tour & Potluck at Steel Pony Farm

AUGUST 24, 2024: SURREY, BC – Farm Tour and Dinner at Babylon Farm

Posted by Kat Roger on July 15, 2024

You’re invited to a Farm Tour and Potluck at Babylon Farm in Surrey, B.C. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event. Come out to connect with other farmers and food lovers, share a delicious home-cooked meal and learn about growing sunchokes and luffa gourds! We’ll enjoy a farm tour from leasing farmer Fadia Khouchaba, who is the owner and operator of Babylon Farm Ltd. Fadia was matched to one acre of land in March of … Continue reading AUGUST 24, 2024: SURREY, BC – Farm Tour and Dinner at Babylon Farm

AUG 22, 2024: NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK – Farm Tour and Potluck at Prairie Garden Seeds

Posted by Lourdes Still on July 15, 2024

You’re invited to a farm tour & potluck near North Battleford, Saskatchewan! Join us for an afternoon at Prairie Garden Seeds and meet Rachelle and Jim Ternier, the father-daughter team behind the operation. They have been providing well-adapted quality seeds to zone 2 and 3 climates since 1986, growing 95% of their catalogue on their family farm. Their catalogue includes an impressive collection of corn varieties, and Rachelle will share her tried and tested seed-saving tips for them and other field crops. Stay for an enriching discussion on seed stewardship and seed-growing practices, while making new connections with fellow gardening, … Continue reading AUG 22, 2024: NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK – Farm Tour and Potluck at Prairie Garden Seeds

AUG 17-18 2024: VANCOUVER, BC – Work Bee at šxʷqʷeləwən ct Garden

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 04, 2024

You’re invited to a work bee at the Britannia šxʷqʷeləwən ct (One heart, one mind) Garden in Vancouver, BC! Come on out and lend a hand building berms to improve water holding capacity in the soil, mulching, building paths, transplanting, and weeding out invasive species! Everyone is welcome to attend.  DATE: August 17-18, 2024. Join for the whole weekend or drop in when you’re able. LOCATION: xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories. Meet at the Britannia šxʷqʷeləwən ct Carving Pavilion in the parking lot. (Approx 1661 Napier St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4) (#27 on this map)  REGISTER: So that … Continue reading AUG 17-18 2024: VANCOUVER, BC – Work Bee at šxʷqʷeləwən ct Garden

AUGUST 24, 2024: VICTORIA, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at The Plot Market Garden and City’s Edge Farm

Posted by Kat Roger on July 02, 2024

You’re invited to a Farm Tour and Potluck at The Plot Market Garden and City’s Edge Farm in Victoria, B.C. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, want to learn what it’s like to apprentice on a farm or host farm apprentices – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event. Come out to connect with other farmers and food lovers, share a meal and learn about farm start-up! We’ll enjoy a farm tour from farmers Emily and Tyler at The Plot Market Garden, … Continue reading AUGUST 24, 2024: VICTORIA, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at The Plot Market Garden and City’s Edge Farm

AUGUST 17, 2024: BUFFALO CREEK, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Big Rock Ranch

Posted by Kat Roger on June 19, 2024

You’re invited to a Farm Tour and Potluck at Big Rock Ranch in Buffalo Creek, B.C. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event. Come out to connect with other farmers and food lovers, share a meal, and learn about mixed fruit and vegetable production, beekeeping and raising poultry. We’ll enjoy a farm tour from farmer Robin Hunt, who farms on their family’s 148-acre ranch alongside their grandmother, mother and a crew of working and companion … Continue reading AUGUST 17, 2024: BUFFALO CREEK, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Big Rock Ranch

AUG 24, 2024: INGLIS, MB – Farm Tour and Potluck at Skinner Native Seeds

Posted by Jennifer Sparling on June 17, 2024

You’re invited to a farm tour and potluck at Skinner Native Seeds near Inglis, Manitoba! Get to know John and Michael, the father and son duo behind Skinner Native Seeds who specialize in growing native seeds for prairie restoration. They have been growing, collecting, cleaning, blending, and re-seeding native prairie grasses and wildflowers for over 20  years. Currently, they are growing their operation in order to expand their nursery and supply several restoration projects across the prairie provinces. They are also host farmers in the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program. Come join us on this unique farm tour, where you’ll learn … Continue reading AUG 24, 2024: INGLIS, MB – Farm Tour and Potluck at Skinner Native Seeds

JULY 28, 2024: ST. NORBERT, MB – Farm Tour at Almost Urban Vegetables

Posted by Jennifer Sparling on June 11, 2024

You’re invited to a farm tour of Almost Urban Vegetables in St. Norbert, Manitoba! Get to know your local farmers Bruce and Marilyn, who are also host farmers in the 2024 Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program. Almost Urban Vegetables is a 10-acre family farm, where they grow their vegetables in the fertile, nutrient-rich soils of the Red River Valley. Come and learn about their growing practices for their seasonal vegetables, which are sold in their CSA program and at the local farmer’s market. You’ll also have a chance to hear about their farming values and why it’s important for them to … Continue reading JULY 28, 2024: ST. NORBERT, MB – Farm Tour at Almost Urban Vegetables

SEPT 19, 2024: STE. ANNE, MB – Heirloom Tomato Tasting, Farm Tour and Potluck at Swallowtail Farmstead

Posted by Lourdes Still on May 27, 2024

You’re invited to an heirloom tomato tasting, farm tour and potluck at Swallowtail Farmstead in Ste. Anne, Manitoba! Swallowtail is a small-scale ecological farm specializing in medicinal herbs, vegetables, and flowers. They have a strong focus on regenerative agriculture and soil health. Come see what they’re up to, and get some tomato seed-saving tips, too! WHEN: Thursday, September 19, 2024 | 5-8pm LOCATION: Treaty 1 Territory. 44041 PR 210 Road, Ste. Anne, MB DIRECTIONS: Swallowtail Farmstead is an easy 30 min drive SE of Winnipeg. Take #1 TransCanada Hwy east toward Kenora. Turn off at the Steinbach exit. Next turn off … Continue reading SEPT 19, 2024: STE. ANNE, MB – Heirloom Tomato Tasting, Farm Tour and Potluck at Swallowtail Farmstead

SEPT 14, 2024: MOOSE JAW, SK – Farm Tour and BBQ Potluck at Wakamow Valley Community Food Farm

Posted by Lourdes Still on May 13, 2024

You’re invited to a farm tour and BBQ potluck in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan! Join us for an afternoon celebrating summer’s bounty at Wakamow Valley Community Food Farm. The Wakamow Valley Community Food Farm is a one-acre garden and orchard that hosts farm tours and educational workshops to help strengthen local food systems and gardening knowledge. Come for the tour, stay for new community connections, storytelling, and the BBQ potluck. We’ll also learn about the YA Apprenticeship Program and hear from Danilo, a participant in the program. WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2024 | 12-4pm LOCATION: Treaty 4 Territory. Mosaic Community Food … Continue reading SEPT 14, 2024: MOOSE JAW, SK – Farm Tour and BBQ Potluck at Wakamow Valley Community Food Farm

AUG 17, 2024: EDMONTON, AB – Farm Tour and Potluck with Ebsa Silga

Posted by Lourdes Still on May 07, 2024

You’re invited to a farm tour in Edmonton, Alberta! Come for the tour followed by an Ethiopian BBQ and potluck at Ebsa Silga’s farm. Join us for an afternoon of connecting and learning about how Ebsa Silga’s farm is growing nutritious and delicious food for the Ethiopian community. See all the beautiful field and greenhouse vegetables that Ebsa is growing – including the famous Ethiopian vegetable anchote! WHEN: Aug 17, 2024 | 2-6pm LOCATION: Treaty 6 Territory. Please use the Google map coordinates here for directions to Ebsa’s farm. REGISTER: Please register on Eventbrite as space for this event is … Continue reading AUG 17, 2024: EDMONTON, AB – Farm Tour and Potluck with Ebsa Silga

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 9+ acres for regenerative farming in Cariboo – Williams Lake, BC

Posted by Andrew Adams on July 22, 2024

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This property features 10 acres on Fox Mountain in Williams Lake, BC – just 10 minutes out of town! The property currently has 5 acres in hay and 4 acres that are treed, with bountiful mixed grazing and market gardening opportunities. The current landholders, who live on the property, would love to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 9+ acres for regenerative farming in Cariboo – Williams Lake, BC

Farmer Podcast Club: Kamal Bell of Sankofa Farms

Posted by Waranuch Tanubamrungsuk on July 22, 2024

Enjoy listening to this Farmer Podcast Club episode. This month, we are featuring an episode of The Winter Growers Podcast, where host Clara Coleman sits down with Kamal Bell, the founder of Sankofa Farms, to discuss advanced farming techniques and the human element of sustainability. Released June 13th 2022 From the show notes: “Sankofa Farms is a 12-acre farm in Cedar Grove, North Carolina that Kamal launched through a USDA direct farm ownership loan. The farm aims to improve the perception of agriculture as a profession through it’s Sankofa Farm Academy that exposes African-American youth to high-level farming techniques including bee-keeping and … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Kamal Bell of Sankofa Farms

LAND ACCESS STORIES: Yankee Flats Meats – Salmon Arm, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on July 18, 2024

ABOUT YANKEE FLATS MEATS Yankee Flats Meats is owned and operated by two farming families, the Keenans and the McKnights, who were matched to each other through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) in 2022. What started out as a land lease for the McKnights’ custom cut-and-wrap processing unit has blossomed into a remarkable business collaboration providing immeasurable benefit to food security and farmer livelihoods across the Okanagan and Shuswap. Yankee Flats Meats specializes in high quality locally sourced, farm-to-table meats from family farms in the Okanagan and Shuswap that reflect the heart of their community. Their community-focused abattoir and … Continue reading LAND ACCESS STORIES: Yankee Flats Meats – Salmon Arm, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 40 or 80 acres for sale or lease – Camrose, Alberta

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on July 18, 2024

Looking for land in Alberta? Check out this 40 or 80 acres for sale or lease in Camrose. ABOUT THE LAND I have 41 acres of primarily pasture land with an “eco-built” off-grid cabin on it.  It is located 10km south of Camrose above the Battle River Valley at the west end of Dried Meat Lake which is designated Federal Crown Reserve Waterfowl Nesting Area. There is a medium sized established vegetable and perennial flower garden. It is currently rented out 4 months of the year to the neighbour. I have built a 640 sq.ft. cordwood and strawbale cabin on … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 40 or 80 acres for sale or lease – Camrose, Alberta

We called it Sum-nuw

Posted by Jared Qwustenuxun Williams on July 17, 2024

We called it Sum-nuw

There is an island in the Salish Sea that connects to another smaller Island. These two Islands are connected by two long sandy beaches that surround a lagoon that is situated directly between the islands. Not many places on our coast are more appealing for a canoe village site. There are a dozen or so soft sand landing sites all around the smaller island and even in the small lagoon. Hundreds of canoes would have once lined these beaches. Cooking fires would cover the rocky places processing an endless amount of shellfish that would grow on the sandy shoreline. There … Continue reading We called it Sum-nuw

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 acres of mature vines – Kaleden, BC

Posted by Pascale Schittecatte on July 16, 2024

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This charming four-acre vineyard in Kaleden, BC is available for lease! The mature Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer vines, planted in 2008, have a strong production history. The current landholders have cropped them continuously to about six tonnes per acre. Located on Highway 97,  the vineyard is easily accessible and is well-connected with … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 acres of mature vines – Kaleden, BC

Treaty Land Sharing Network Launches in the Alberta Side of Treaty Six

Posted by Alex on July 12, 2024

A group of people posing in front of the Treaty Land Sharing Network sign in a field

On Saturday July 6th the Treaty Land Sharing Network (TLSN) officially expanded into the western half of Treaty Six territory — also known as central Alberta. Eighty people gathered on Brenda Bohmer’s beautiful 640 acre farm near Bawlf to welcome the TLSN into this region. The TLSN is a grassroots group of farmers, ranchers, and other landholders who have come together to begin the crucial work of honouring Treaties. In the spirit of sharing the land, members provide access for First Nations and Métis people to practice their way of life, such as hunting or gathering plants and medicines, or … Continue reading Treaty Land Sharing Network Launches in the Alberta Side of Treaty Six