Blog Category: British Columbia

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora and Fungi Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 25, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are wrapping up their growing season and reflecting back on the lessons of the year.  We are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts as we recruit a new cohort of farmers for our BMN 2022 program. For more information and to apply please see … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora and Fungi Farm

B.C. LAND FORUM NOV 8-25, 2021 – ONLINE

Posted by Darcy Smith on October 20, 2021 2 Comments

2021 Land Forum graphic Nov 8-25 - Online

CALLING ALL FARMERS AND LANDHOLDERS Our second annual LAND FORUM is here! We were thrilled to see so many of you in the community this summer at our on-farm Land Socials. The B.C. Land Matching Program team is super excited to welcome you back to learn together and take a deeper dive into information and interactive sessions about land sharing and starting a farm business. The Land Forum is accessible online so that we can reach you wherever you live and have Internet access. We can’t wait to share knowledge and online space with you all! WHEN: November 8 – … Continue reading B.C. LAND FORUM NOV 8-25, 2021 – ONLINE

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Two Approximately 1/3 Acre Fields, Shared Barn Space and 4 Acres of Forest – Saanichton, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 20, 2021

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 opportunity includes two separate field spaces for cultivation, as well as forest space: Approximately 0.28 acre flat field with frontage on a popular agri-tourism road is currently in grass with full exposure except for shade from a few fruit trees (three apple trees will remain, old cherry trees will be taken down) Approximately 0.44 acre cleared space further into the property, backing on to forest to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Two Approximately 1/3 Acre Fields, Shared Barn Space and 4 Acres of Forest – Saanichton, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 6.5 Acre Blueberry Orchard with On-Farm Store – North Cowichan, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 20, 2021

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 is an opportunity to lease 6.5 acres of blueberry orchard in a low-lying, fertile peat bog in the heart of the Cowichan Valley. The bushes are very well established and were planted in approximately the 1970s and 1990s. The peat soils hold water very well, and the orchard usually does not need irrigation, but flood irrigation infrastructure is in place. The perimeter of the orchard is … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 6.5 Acre Blueberry Orchard with On-Farm Store – North Cowichan, BC

NOV 14, 2021: ONLINE, BC – Kootenay Farms Food Hub Tour

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 19, 2021

You’re invited to a virtual tour of the NEW Kootenay Farms Food Hub in Creston presented by Young Agrarians and Fields Forward Society. This is the eighth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? A Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes. The goal of this tour is to provide farmers and food producers in the region with an inside look at the new facility … Continue reading NOV 14, 2021: ONLINE, BC – Kootenay Farms Food Hub Tour

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1 Acre Organic Incubator Farm Plot at Haliburton Farm – Saanich, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 14, 2021

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. A 1 acre plot is available to lease at Haliburton Community Organic Farm starting January 2022. This is an amazing opportunity for someone with previous farming experience to start or build your farm business in a supportive environment, on a well-maintained, turn-key ready plot! About Haliburton Community Organic Farm Haliburton Farm is an incubator farm on land owned by the District of Saanich, on the traditional unceded territories of the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1 Acre Organic Incubator Farm Plot at Haliburton Farm – Saanich, BC

VANCOUVER, BC: 2022 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Seth Friedman on October 13, 2021 2 Comments

The 2022 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications! The UBC Farm Practicum can be taken as either a six-month (April – October), or as a four-month (April – August), experiential-learning program.  The program is part-time (20 hours per week), and is designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in applying their learning about sustainable agriculture and food systems. The program is often taken as a non-credit Certificate program; however, 6-9 academic credits are available for interested students. Participants gain a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, and a … Continue reading VANCOUVER, BC: 2022 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 60+ Acres of Farmland with House, Workshop and Barn for long-term lease – Hornby Island, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 12, 2021 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 offering up our farm in beautiful Strachan Valley on Hornby Island for a long-term land lease and house rental, starting September 1, 2022. The valley is in the centre of the island and is surrounded by park and crown land so is very peaceful and private. This opportunity includes:  Access to over 60 acres of mixed-use farmland and 35 acres of woodlands Rental of a … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 60+ Acres of Farmland with House, Workshop and Barn for long-term lease – Hornby Island, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 Acre Field with 1 Acre Market Garden – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 12, 2021

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 approximately 5.45 acre land opportunity consists of a one acre market garden and three acres of field space recently hayed and currently in rye cover crop. An approximately 30×50 barn with power and water would also be part of the leased area, as well as a roughly 0.45 acre old paddock space. The market garden area is deer fenced with 7-8 ft heavy net fencing. The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 Acre Field with 1 Acre Market Garden – Courtenay, BC

2021/22 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 05, 2021

New Farmers Apply for Farm Business Support through Young Agrarians Mentorship Network

Ready to Grow Your Farm Business? Are you a young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producer living in British Columbia? Are you operating a new farm and looking for guidance to grow your business? Young Agrarians is excited to offer the eighth season (woohoo!) of the BC Business Mentorship Network! This program pairs new and seasoned farmers together to cultivate the skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Mentors support you to dig into the business of farming and lay the groundwork for your farm’s long term viability.  What You Get: As a participant in this program you will receive … Continue reading 2021/22 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!