All posts by Kat Roger

Land Access Stories: Yellow Boot Farm – Black Creek, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on February 05, 2024

Yellow Boot Farm is a regenerative diversified vegetable farm in Black Creek, BC. Leasing farmer Jaclyn Kirby was matched to ¼ acre of land through the B.C. Land Matching Program in September of 2021, and Yellow Boot Farm is now entering its third season on the land. Jaclyn and her family use regenerative practices to grow vegetables for the Comox Valley Farmers Market and Yellow Boot’s farm stand and a seasonal CSA, in addition to supplying peppers for hot sauce companies and produce for restaurants through the LUSH Valley Food Action Society. Jaclyn sources seeds for Yellow Boot’s 42+ varieties … Continue reading Land Access Stories: Yellow Boot Farm – Black Creek, BC

FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking land for established sheep farmer – Langley, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on February 02, 2024

We have more land seekers and 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 FARMER Born into a sheep farming family, Johanna Walker is a third generation shepherdess in the Fraser Valley. Johanna has been farming since as long as she can remember, and has been shearing sheep since she was 13 years old. For over 20 years now, she has served as one of the only sheep shearers in the province.  After the passing of her mother several … Continue reading FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking land for established sheep farmer – Langley, BC

FEB 28, 2024: ONLINE – Land Sharing Negotiation Dos and Don’ts

Posted by Kat Roger on January 22, 2024

Join Darcy Smith, YA’s BC Land Matching Program Manager, and Pascale Schittecatte, YA’s Okanagan Land Matcher, to learn the tools for effective land sharing negotiations. Learn about communication styles, compromising with integrity and maximizing mutual benefit for both farmers and landholders. This session will feature easy-to-adopt tips for having great collaborative conversations so you can work together to figure out the terms of your land sharing relationship. We will emphasize communication tools that, when used effectively, can ensure longevity, stability and respect in your land-sharing relationship. Discover how to assess your own and others’ communication styles and build a toolbox … Continue reading FEB 28, 2024: ONLINE – Land Sharing Negotiation Dos and Don’ts

How to Build a Farmers Institute: South Island Farmers Come Together

Posted by Kat Roger on January 19, 2024

Formally established just this fall, the South Island Farmers’ Institute (SIFI) represents the efforts of founding members Katie Underwood, Shellie MacDonald, Robin Tunnicliffe, Sol Kinnis, Derek Powell and Christine Fuller, in addition to South Island agrologist Megan Halstead and a whole host of passionate farmers and farmer-allies across the Island. Young Agrarians is thrilled to see a new Farmers’ Institute emerge for the island as a way for farmers to connect with each other and support agriculture in their regions. In September of 2023, we got on the phone with SIFI founder, Katie Underwood of Peas n’ Carrots Farm, to learn … Continue reading How to Build a Farmers Institute: South Island Farmers Come Together

FEB 21, 2024: ONLINE – How to Market a New Farm with Kendall Ballantine

Posted by Kat Roger on January 09, 2024 2 Comments

Join Kendall Ballantine, the founder of Marketing for Farmers and Central Park Farms to learn about how to market your new farm business. What’s the best marketing channel for your farm? Weekly CSA boxes, farmers’ markets, online sales, events or all of the above and more? Join this webinar to learn about the marketing channels available to entrant (and seasoned) farmers. You will learn about the pros and cons of each marketing channel, and develop the skills to identify which marketing channel(s) will best meet the needs of your farm and your customer base. We will share tips, tricks and … Continue reading FEB 21, 2024: ONLINE – How to Market a New Farm with Kendall Ballantine

FEB 7, 2024: ONLINE – Land Leasing 101

Posted by Kat Roger on January 08, 2024

Join Darcy Smith, YA’s B.C. Land Matching Program Manager, to learn about the nuts and bolts of land access in B.C. Got Land? Want Land? This webinar will walk you through the A to Z of finding land or a farmer and developing a land sharing relationship.  Learn about leasing in B.C., legal considerations, and how to build and maintain mutually beneficial land agreements. Each step of the way, you will get a taste of the services available to farmers and farmland holders through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP).  This webinar will focus on what it takes to build … Continue reading FEB 7, 2024: ONLINE – Land Leasing 101

Land Access Stories: Aura Rosa Florals – Squamish, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on December 14, 2023

Aura Rosa Florals is a micro cut flower farm and design studio in Squamish, BC that specializes in unique, seasonal, and local floral designs. Leasing farmer Amanda Bagliore was matched to 0.5 acres of land through the B.C. Land Matching Program in March of 2022, where she grows flowers for herself, the land and flower-lovers in Squamish and throughout B.C. Aura Rosa Florals is committed to local production, regenerative farming practices and crafting offerings full of magic, love and joy. Flowers from Aura Rosa Florals are available through weekly CSA bouquets, weekly designer floral arrangements, and custom event and wedding … Continue reading Land Access Stories: Aura Rosa Florals – Squamish, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 0.5 Acres of Possibility – Pitt Meadows, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on November 21, 2023

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 Looking for a well-supported environment to launch your diversified market gardening dreams? Look no further! Just off of Highway 7 in Pitt Meadows, this opportunity offers ½ an acre of cleared land for a new project. Situated on a 100 acre blueberry farm which has been in operation for 39 years, this plot is suitable for a variety of production types and will … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 0.5 Acres of Possibility – Pitt Meadows, BC

NOV 26, 2023: Langley, BC – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP

Posted by Kat Roger on October 18, 2023

GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landholder looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for land? We want you! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land access. Young Agrarians Land Linking Workshops bring together landholders and farmers seeking land to network, explore possible land matches, and learn how to navigate land sharing and lease agreements. Our B.C. Land Matching Program Manager Darcy Smith, Program Coordinator Kat Roger, and new Metro Vancouver Land Matcher will be there to talk about how land matching supports land seekers and landholders, and share key questions to ask, legal … Continue reading NOV 26, 2023: Langley, BC – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP

NOV 18, 2023: Cowichan, BC – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP

Posted by Kat Roger on October 16, 2023

GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landholder looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for land? We want you! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land access. Young Agrarians Land Linking Workshops bring together landholders and farmers seeking land to network, explore possible land matches, and learn how to navigate land sharing and lease agreements. Our B.C. Land Matching Program Manager Darcy Smith and our Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands Land Matcher, Kiyomi Ito will be there to talk about how land matching supports land seekers and landholders, and share key questions to ask, … Continue reading NOV 18, 2023: Cowichan, BC – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP