NETWORK

Young Agrarians is a farmer2farmer resource network with a lens on ecological, organic and regenerative agriculture in Canada. In 2012, we were excited by what groups like the The Greenhorns and the National Young Farmers Coalition were doing in the U.S., and we wanted to get something growing for new and young farmers in Canada. We are inspired by farmers and food provisioners everywhere who are stewarding the land and our food systems for future generations.

The issues today in our food systems are complex; it’s going to take many people and solutions to adapt to climate change and move us into the future of food. And we need to do that fast- implementing best practices for agro-ecological food production that can mitigate climate change, sequester carbon, and regenerate resilient ecosystems!

We have a niche role as a community builder in the sector to grow the connectivity of new and young farmers to each other, and build tools and programs for the next generation. Collaboration and communication are key to this work. We are currently Western Canada (B.C. to Manitoba) focused, with a grassroots network that stretches from coast to coast.

The network of farm and organizational collaborators and partnerships is growing: from farmers hosting events, to data collection for the farmer resource UMAP, to land access programming, farm apprenticeships, and business mentorships– Young Agrarians works to grow supports for new farmers. The list of fantastic farmers we work with is extensive. Please check out the Farmer Resource UMAP and Events Blog to learn more about the farms and farmers we work with! Contact us to get involved: farm@youngagrarians.org

B.C. Organizations

Here is a list of the amazing organizations we have collaborated with over the years to grow resilient food systems in Canada:

BC Food Systems Network

BC Seeds Gathering

British Columbia Co-op Association

Can You Dig It

Certified Organic Associations of BC

Creston Valley Food Action Coalition

Cowichan Green Community

CRFAIR

Deer Crossing the Art Farm

Farm to School BC

FarmFolk CityFolk

Food Action Society of the North Okanagan

Fresh Roots 

Foodlands Cooperative of BC

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Institute for Sustainable Horticulture

Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation

Linking Land and Farmers

Richmond Food Security Society

Slow Food Vancouver

Squamish Food Policy Council

SOLEFood Street Farms

The Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre

The World in a Garden

University of British Columbia – Land & Food Systems, UBC Farm

Vancouver Urban Farming Society

Wildsight

Canada Organizations

ARTERRE / Quebec’s Agricultural Land Bank Program

Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) Grow A Farmer Apprenticeship and Mentorship Programs 

Canadian Organic Grower

FarmLINK – Farm Start Ontario

Holistic Management Canada

Meal Exchange 

National Farmers Union

Organic Alberta

Regeneration Canada

Rural Routes to Climate Change

SaskOrganics

Seed Change

Slow Food Canada

Stewards of Irreplaceable Lands (SOIL)

Union Paysanne – Youth Committee

International Organizations

Common Future (previously BALLE)

National Young Farmers Coalition

#NoRegretsInitiative

Quivira Coalition – New Agrarian Program

The Greenhorns

Slow Food Youth Network

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