All posts by Jolene Swain

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space for farming families to pursue crop and livestock production, Kakwa Ecovillage, Dome Creek BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 31, 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 on over 1 mile of the mighty Fraser River.  The balance of the 540 acre site varies between meadows, forests and riparian areas with a number of high benches and hills, with around 300 acres of Pasture on the river. There are a number of springs on the property and a large hay barn. Work continues to expand fencing to create additional pasture for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space for farming families to pursue crop and livestock production, Kakwa Ecovillage, Dome Creek BC

AUG 10, 2020: DUNSTER, BC – Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 31, 2020

You’re invited to a Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme, a small-scale regenerative family farm and bakery on leased land in Dunster, B.C! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! We will tour the farm, enjoy some a locally prepared food, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We will explore what farming on leased land is like and learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can help … Continue reading AUG 10, 2020: DUNSTER, BC – Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Seeking agrarians to support community food security and ecofriendly living, Moberly Lake BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 15, 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 Niwatame Centre is an emerging eco-enterprise in the Rocky Mtn foothills in the Peace Region northeast British Columbia. The property is situated on the shores of Moberly Lake and is bisected at one end by Medicine Woman Creek. Property owner Reg Whiten has lived in the Peace region since 1991, where he continues to operate an environmental and planning consulting practice InterraPlan Inc. Reg also enjoys cultural … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Seeking agrarians to support community food security and ecofriendly living, Moberly Lake BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grow industrial hemp for construction, Lillooet, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 09, 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 We are a 10 year established eco resort on the Fraser River and will be building hemp micro homes and tiny hemphomes in the near future on the property for additional guest accommodation to add to our existing yurts, domes and cabins. We will also sell them to the public looking for eco friendly, sustainable, passive solar, fire and mold-proof housing. Its time to adapt to climate change … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grow industrial hemp for construction, Lillooet, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 160 acres of fields and forest for grazing near Vanderhoof, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 02, 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 Situated 30 minutes Southwest of Vanderhoof, this 160 acre parcel is in the Nechako region, characterized by fertile farmlands and miles of forests. Just south of recreational retreat lakes, Nulki and Tachick, the land and fields have ample water with two streams and a creek running through the property, making it a resilient pasture during the dry season. The fields are a mix of open pasture and forest, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 160 acres of fields and forest for grazing near Vanderhoof, BC

Sprout Kitchen: Regional Food Hub and Business Incubator, Northern Cariboo

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 02, 2020

Coming soon to the North Cariboo Region, Sprout Kitchen will be a small-scale food processing and innovation hub based in Quesnel and serving the area from Vanderhoof to One Hundred Mile House. As a regional food hub and business incubator, this initiative of the City of Quesnel with generous support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Northern Development, will support emerging and existing food entrepreneurs to get their ideas off the ground or scale their business for new markets. Designed to support food businesses, there could be many direct and indirect benefits to local producers. “As food businesses grow, they … Continue reading Sprout Kitchen: Regional Food Hub and Business Incubator, Northern Cariboo

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Ranch with 485 acres of grazing and hay land, Clearwater BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on June 30, 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 Just 1.5 hours north of Kamloops, this cattle ready ranch has buildings, infrastructure, housing and plenty of pasture and hay fields. With 300 acres of treed and grazing land, the land is able to support up to 75 cow calf pairs. The 135 acres of hay fields with 4 wheel lines that irrigate 110 acre of fields can yield around 300 tons of alfalfa hay per year. The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Ranch with 485 acres of grazing and hay land, Clearwater BC

Land Opportunity: Productive Ranch with Ample Rangeland near Savona, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on June 12, 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 Located in the southern part of the Cariboo plateau, the Ranch stretches across 1200 deeded acres, several thousand acres of adjoining rangeland. Of the large swathes of hay fields, 78 acres is under pivot irrigation. More hay is cut than needed for the current operation, with excess sold off-ranch. This established ranch is well equipped with hay sheds, barns, calving equipment, and other buildings and infrastructure for the … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Productive Ranch with Ample Rangeland near Savona, BC

Family Seeking Ranch Land near Prince George, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on May 15, 2020 2 Comments

We have more opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with the 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 FARMER My name is Kayla Shallard and I am a young farmer in the Prince George area. Recently I started my own Agri-business, KMS Land & Cattle Company, where my focus is to produce sustainably raised meat products that are sold direct to consumer. Along with custom land management: crop and/or grazing. Currently I have 100 mother cows, meat birds, layers and hogs. As an advocate … Continue reading Family Seeking Ranch Land near Prince George, BC

Putting the Young in Young Agrarians: Growing on Gitxsan Territory

Posted by Jolene Swain on May 15, 2020 1 Comment

One of the most common questions we get is whether Young Agrarians has an age limit. The answer is no! We are happy to support the young and the young at heart when it comes to folks growing food and stewarding land. Noah definitely falls on the young end of the spectrum, he is the youngest farmer I know.  From an early age, Noah developed a fascination with growing, getting into propagation by taking clippings from all the house plants and potting them up. “For awhile, we had a huge surplus of plants around the house” says Jacob, Noahs father. … Continue reading Putting the Young in Young Agrarians: Growing on Gitxsan Territory