All posts by Jolene Swain

Protein for the People: Regenerative Poultry Project Grows Food Sovereignty

Posted by Jolene Swain on January 25, 2021 1 Comment

The Power of Feeding Ourselves Concerns over food security in the Gitxsan Nation started well before the pandemic. During the Festival of What Works (full video below), Shannon McPhail of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition shared concerns she heard from the Gitwangak hereditary chiefs of dwindling salmon runs and declining moose populations: “We need another option, whether it’s to give these stocks a break, or whether it’s a dark future where we can’t rely on them anymore.” Finding an alternative protein source for the region took shape in the form of a collaboration between SWCC and Gitxsan farmer Nathan Combs, designing … Continue reading Protein for the People: Regenerative Poultry Project Grows Food Sovereignty

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 acres of cleared river valley land near Terrace, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on December 16, 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 in the Greater Terrace area, this prime land is near the confluence of the Skeena and Zygomatitz Rivers. Historically used for hay and potato production, the property is currently home to a variety of fruit trees and berry bushes as well as the early stages of some vegetable gardens. Of the 22 acres, around 10 is cleared with potential for cultivation, grazing, market gardening or orchards – … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 acres of cleared river valley land near Terrace, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 160 acres cleared land south of Prince George

Posted by Jolene Swain on October 07, 2020 2 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 Remote yet accessible to the airport and nearby amenities, this 160 acre parcel was cleared in the past couple years and features wild hay, grasses, and a good mix of shrubs for browsing. Surrounded by hills and mountains, the land also features a rivers, streams and the western border is a small lake and wetland. To the east is the larger Red Rock Lake. Accessible by a well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 160 acres cleared land south of Prince George

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acres of fenced pasture near McBride, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on October 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 LAND Just 3km from the town of McBride, this 20 acre pasture is well suited to small scale livestock production. The 20 acres is divided into two sections with sheep fencing around the perimeter including a strand of electric wire. Fences were installed in 2015 and are fully functional around the perimeter with a bit of maintenance needed on the cross fence. There is a shelter in one half … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acres of fenced pasture near McBride, BC

TELKWA, BC – Land Social at High Slope Acres – Sunday, September 6th

Posted by Jolene Swain on August 14, 2020

PLEASE NOTE – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th, 4-7pm. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope to connect with you all then! You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at High Slope Acres, a flower and vegetable farm in Telkwa, 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 collaboratively! 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 … Continue reading TELKWA, BC – Land Social at High Slope Acres – Sunday, September 6th

AUG 22, 2020: ROLLA, BC – Land Link at Rolla Pub

Posted by Jolene Swain on August 14, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Linking workshop at Rolla Pub! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher Jolene Swain will highlight key considerations for farmers and farmland holders, as well as the support available through the B.C. Land Matching Program. DATE: Saturday August 22, 2020 • 3:30 – 5:30pm LOCATION: Treaty 8 First Nations Territory. 5187 Rolla Rd, Rolla, BC V0C 2G0 REGISTER: Due to COVID-19, we have limited spaces and require registration for our events so we can manage the number of attendees to … Continue reading AUG 22, 2020: ROLLA, BC – Land Link at Rolla Pub

AUG 23, 2020: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch

Posted by Jolene Swain on August 12, 2020

land social at whiskey creek ranch

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch, a first generation, family-run farm in B.C’.s Peace region that is also home to Hip Peace Produce. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. We will tour the farm, enjoy local food prepared by Whiskey Creek Ranch, and dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We’ll learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can help you find the perfect piece of land for you to build your dream farm business – or the perfect farmer … Continue reading AUG 23, 2020: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch

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 2 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 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 – SOLD OUT

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 31, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced 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 … Continue reading AUG 10, 2020: DUNSTER, BC – Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme – SOLD OUT

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