All posts by Azja Jones Martin

APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm, Farm Manager Apprentice

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 29, 2020

Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, BC is seeking a Farm Manager Apprentice for the 2020 season and beyond! ABOUT AVALON ORGANIC BLUEBERRY FARM Avalon Farm is a 22 acre farm, with 1.5 acre certified organic blueberries, 5 acre hay field, large organic gardens; seeking a long term farm manager to allow the owners to ease into retirement. This position is suitable for a single person, or couples are welcome to apply. The property has several acres of land that could be used for additional farming operations for the successful candidate if desired. It is intended that … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm, Farm Manager Apprentice

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouses and Cold Frames for Long Term Lease – North Saanich, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 18, 2020 4 Comments

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This property used to be a busy commercial nursery, and is now no longer running, but still has many greenhouse structures in place and available for lease. All greenhouses are on concrete pads, so this is an opportunity for growing on roller benches, or bench table tops could be taken off for pots or containers to be placed on the ground. There are some incandescent grow lights … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouses and Cold Frames for Long Term Lease – North Saanich, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quiet, Flat 0.75 Acre Field with Full Exposure – Black Creek, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 03, 2020

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This beautiful field is ready to become a farm! The land has been vacant for many years, and is currently only mowed to manage the grass. A shallow well is available for irrigation, and there is also potential for an additional well to be drilled on the property in the future. Power can be made available on-site if needed. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The land owners are open … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quiet, Flat 0.75 Acre Field with Full Exposure – Black Creek, BC

FARM SHARE OPPORTUNITY: Orchard and Cidery Partnership Potential – Lasqueti Island, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on May 05, 2020

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE FARM I have 35 acres of land on Lasqueti, a small, off-the-grid island in the middle of the Georgia Strait. We have 1 acre of netted blueberries, ½ acre of hascaps (honeyberries) and approximately 10 acres of fruit and nut trees including apple, plum, pear, cherry, figs and hazelnuts. Everything is deer fenced and irrigated. The blueberries are sold locally to a growing market and we also run … Continue reading FARM SHARE OPPORTUNITY: Orchard and Cidery Partnership Potential – Lasqueti Island, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grow Food This Season and Beyond – North Cowichan, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 28, 2020

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Tucked in a beautiful valley backing onto Mt Richards in the Westholme area of North Cowichan, this 40 acre property is half forested, half ponds and open growing space. Many perennial fruit trees and bushes have been planted and propagated by the landowner, and there are acres of open space for food production remaining. The growing space has irrigation systems set up which are fed by the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grow Food This Season and Beyond – North Cowichan, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1.5 Acres of Fertile Field Space – Saanich, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 20, 2020

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND The property is located in South Saanich close by the Victoria General Hospital and is about 8 acres of various terrain including Garry oak meadow and pasture. Many years ago this land was part of a dairy farm which was subsequently sold and subdivided into individual properties. Our property was once occupied by sheep, horses and chickens., and is now unused pasture. There is a stable with … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1.5 Acres of Fertile Field Space – Saanich, BC

Farmers and Landowners Work Together to Build our Local Food Supply

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 20, 2020 2 Comments

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Leasing farmers Jordan and Brie, Vancouver Island. The importance of a secure local food supply has perhaps never been more acutely felt than in these times of disruption to our normal way of life. As people adapt to a new reality, many are turning to local farmers and local food to keep their fridges and shelves stocked. Farmers have had to adapt quickly to a dramatically different market for their products, as restaurants close and farmers’ markets shift from social environments to more controlled food access points.  For many farmers this change means focusing on more direct-to-consumer sales of their … Continue reading Farmers and Landowners Work Together to Build our Local Food Supply

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up to 25 Acres for Cropping or Grazing Lease and Potential for Market Garden Collaboration – Nanaimo, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 22, 2020

There are more available land listings available than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Empress Acres (empressacres.ca) is a 69 acre farm that was purchased in 2017 to grow a unique tree, the Empress tree in partnership with the World Tree Eco-Tree program (worldtree.info). NatureBank estimates that this Eco-Tree Program supports an incredible 7 of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. A “Bonafide Miracle Tree” is how the primary author of World Tree’s recent report The Social and Environmental Impacts of our … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up to 25 Acres for Cropping or Grazing Lease and Potential for Market Garden Collaboration – Nanaimo, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Acreage Open to Ideas – Black Creek, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 10, 2020

There are more available land listings available than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Our pastoral, peaceful small farm has acreage available for market gardening, forage or grain production. We have enjoyed the past decade on this property learning about food production (vegetable and fruit, beef, laying hens, meat birds, animal feed) and land management techniques including permaculture, soil building and crop/pasture rotation. Being an older couple with lots on the go, we feel we are limited in fully realizing the potential of … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Acreage Open to Ideas – Black Creek, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Growing space in exchange for help in establishing a not-for-profit garden – Comox Valley, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 26, 2020

There are more available land listings available than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY I am looking for someone with farming expertise to help set up a garden on my property that would be used for the special needs community in the Comox Valley. This garden would provide work experience and/or a business opportunity for persons with special needs. In exchange for your expertise some land would be made available for your own use. The space available is about 1/8 acre and I am … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Growing space in exchange for help in establishing a not-for-profit garden – Comox Valley, BC