All posts by Azja Jones Martin

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8.5 ACRE FIELD WITH LIVE-IN BARN, PENDER ISLAND, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 06, 2019 4 Comments

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ABOUT THE LAND This opportunity is an 8.5 acre hay field, cleared and ready for food production, with a barn for storage and living on Pender Island!  Pender Island is a 40 minute ride on BC ferries from Swartz Bay on the Saanich Peninsula. The farm is 10 minutes from the ferry terminal. A recently completed two-story barn has the capacity to store farm equipment on the lower floor and provide accommodation of the upper floor, complete with a kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. Each floor is about 1,200 sqft. There is a large irrigation pond at one end of the field, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8.5 ACRE FIELD WITH LIVE-IN BARN, PENDER ISLAND, BC

HOMESTEADING OPPORTUNITY: PORT NEVILLE INLET, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 25, 2019

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Are you looking for a homesteading work-stay potentially leading to long-term participation in a homesteading community/cooperative/successional plan? Check out this opportunity from Ocean Ecology! Dates: Flexible Organization: Ocean Ecology Location: Port Neville Inlet, British Columbia (northward and across the Johnstone Strait from Sayward on Vancouver Island) ABOUT THE LAND Land size: The total size of the property is 49.62 acres. Approximately 40 acres is forested with 21 year old alder, with the remaining 10 acres consisting of old farmland, once cleared, but mostly in bush now. Land description: The land is gently sloping, south-facing with ocean frontage. The soil is … Continue reading HOMESTEADING OPPORTUNITY: PORT NEVILLE INLET, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: ESTABLISHED GARDEN SPACE AND 2 BEDROOM SUITE, SAANICH BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 17, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Long Now Farm is a small 3.4 acre farm in Saanich near Elk Lake, 45 minutes by bike from Victoria on the Lochside Trail. The soil is sandy loam and the garden areas have had horse manure, compost and leaf mulch added every year since the garden was established in 2012. All of the garden areas are irrigated with overhead sprinklers, and the exterior fencing of the property is deer proofed. There is also a small building with lots of light for starting and potting which will be available for shared use. The main growing area is 50 … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: ESTABLISHED GARDEN SPACE AND 2 BEDROOM SUITE, SAANICH BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 21 ACRES – GRONLID, SASKATCHEWAN

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 07, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND This farm is 21 acres in the township of Gronlid, Saskatchewan. The farm is 20 minutes from all amenities (grocery store, building supplies, farm equipment and lots more) and is easily accessible off  SK 335, the main road passing through Gronlid. There are several out buildings including a 30×50 barn with a loft and stalls, two enclosed garages/workshops with power, two mid-land storage sheds, one primary two-story residence with basement, and one secondary guest house as well several additional small out buildings. There is a small water feature on the south side of property that may be useful for irrigation as well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 21 ACRES – GRONLID, SASKATCHEWAN

EDUCATION: SEED FARMING – PILOT SEASON AT THE COWICHAN INCUBATOR SEED FARM

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 03, 2019

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ABOUT THE INCUBATOR SEED FARM On the path to Food Security, Cowichan Green Community is thrilled to present the 2019 Pilot Incubation Season at the Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm. Without seed security there can be no food security, basically without seeds there would be no food. What does seed security look like? It looks like a diverse, regionally adapted, sustainable and organic supply of seeds, enough for our region. ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Pilot Incubation Season will run from May 1st to October 31st where a variety of topics will be researched as a group cooperative and then applied through … Continue reading EDUCATION: SEED FARMING – PILOT SEASON AT THE COWICHAN INCUBATOR SEED FARM

LAND OPPORTUNITY: FARM FULL OF ESTABLISHED PERENNIALS AND ROOM FOR MORE – Metchosin, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on December 20, 2018 2 Comments

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ABOUT THE LAND We are a six-year-old (under current owners) 2.5 acre farm in Metchosin. The land is fully cleared (previously used for pasture) with good sun exposure in all seasons on most of the property. A small creek bisects the property. There are no water rights on the creek and it dries up in summer. The property is fully deer fenced. It will need some work on maintenance in the coming year. All practices regarding the plants/soil have been done meeting organic standards. Some antibiotics have been used on the animals when necessary. There is a barn, 2 coops … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: FARM FULL OF ESTABLISHED PERENNIALS AND ROOM FOR MORE – Metchosin, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2.5 FERTILE ACRES WITH FARMHOUSE – COWICHAN VALLEY, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on December 19, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND The owners purchased these rural 17 acres in the tranquil Sahtlam area outside of Duncan, BC four years ago, BC, as a retirement project. They were attracted to the bio-diversity that the land holds, as well as its food-growing potential. The land offers a very fertile 2.5 acre low-lying area with one drilled and two dug wells, a slope for an orchard potentially, a creek, 10 acres of forest, and 2 acres with regenerating forest. There are several buildings:  a farmhouse, workshop, two barns and a cottage.   The owners feel very fortunate to steward this parcel of land … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2.5 FERTILE ACRES WITH FARMHOUSE – COWICHAN VALLEY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Off-Grid Farming on Beautiful Acreage – Black Creek, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on November 07, 2018

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ABOUT THE LAND This opportunity is on 43-acres of ALR land near Black Creek, BC. The land is mostly treed, but has a 4 acre pasture that is presently in hay. The pasture has the potential to accommodate market gardening and livestock, and the owners envision an agroforestry component in the future. At present, the property is totally off-grid – no grid power, nor municipal water. There is a shallow well that is capable of supplying enough water to irrigate the pasture as well as provide potable water, and we will be installing a water system to support this. There is … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Off-Grid Farming on Beautiful Acreage – Black Creek, BC

EDUCATION: Shelter Farm Small Scale Farming Institute

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 23, 2018

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ABOUT SHELTER FARM: Shelter Farm’s mission is to showcase the capacity of small-scale agriculture, while training youth in the use of small scale farming tools and equipment, business management and marketing strategies. The farm is located 757 Franklin River Road just outside Port Alberni on 140 acres of land and will host incubator plots on site providing young farm interns the opportunity to establish their farm business under the supervision of experienced farmers. Our farm interns will have the benefit of utilizing our tools, irrigation equipment and wash stations. Our goal is to attract young farmers throughout Canada and the … Continue reading EDUCATION: Shelter Farm Small Scale Farming Institute

NOV 24: LAND LINK – COBBLE HILL, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 19, 2018 1 Comment

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VANCOUVER ISLAND – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP & COMMUNITY POTLUCK Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 Location: Cobble Hill Farmers Institute Hall – 3550 Watson Ave, Cobble Hill, BC, V0R 1L3 Quw’utsun Territory Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! 1 pm – 6 pm Land Linking Workshop Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program, Expert Panel, & more! 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. … Continue reading NOV 24: LAND LINK – COBBLE HILL, BC