Blog Category: British Columbia

WORK TRADE: DUNCAN, BC – FarmKids Therapy

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 14, 2020

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Looking for farm accommodation for work trade? FarmKids Therapy in the beautiful Cowichan Valley might be the right fit for you! ABOUT FARMKIDS Farmkids is located on 30 acres of lakefront in the Cowichan Valley, 5 minutes from Downtown Duncan. The farm is owned and maintained by my husband and I, as well as our 3 children. Farmkids Therapy is a small animal-assisted therapy program located on the property, where a few select farm animals are used to work with children with special needs. These animals include: 4 horses (2 miniature and 2 full-sized), 3 goats, 3 pigs, 2 sheep, … Continue reading WORK TRADE: DUNCAN, BC – FarmKids Therapy

Farming in Canada: Who else do you have to thank?

Posted by Kyla P on July 14, 2020

Kyla P at Soul Fire Farm

The author, Kyla, at the BIPOC farming immersion at Soul Fire Farm. Photo by Quin Buck, @kisewehtawin. On June 18th, Statistics Canada released an infographic thanking Canadian farmers for their role in the Canadian food chain and for helping to get food on the table of millions of Canadians. Amongst the facts about growing fruit and meat production, I couldn’t help but notice the glaring omission of labour and violence that has led us to where we are in the narrative around the Canadian food chain. Now without a doubt, if you ate today you can thank a farmer. But … Continue reading Farming in Canada: Who else do you have to thank?

JOB: VICTORIA, BC – LifeCycles Project, Communications & Community Development Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 14, 2020

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LifeCycles in Victoria, BC is seeking a summer staff person to support project communications, volunteer and tree recruitment, community engagement, and the coordination of special harvesting events for the LifeCycles Fruit Tree and Farm Gleaning Projects. This person will also help promote social enterprise products and services like the Backyard Blend Cider and our Tree Care Services. The main objective of this role will be to help the story of the LifeCycles Fruit Tree Project reach a wider audience in the Capital Region and beyond. We have done extensive communications planning and want someone who can help us troubleshoot kinks … Continue reading JOB: VICTORIA, BC – LifeCycles Project, Communications & Community Development Worker

FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Farm Hand, Wind Whipped Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 09, 2020

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Wind Whipped Farm in Metchosin, BC (Vancouver Island) is seeking a part-time farm hand for the 2020 season!  ABOUT WIND WHIPPED FARM Wind Whipped Farm is based in Metchosin, BC. We focus on producing mixed vegetables and herbs (certified organic) known to be productive and profitable in small spaces. All vegetables are marketed through the Local Food Box Program. The Local Food Box is a multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that brings together Metchosin farmers to share a customer base and offer program members access to local and seasonal foods including fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey and flowers. … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Farm Hand, Wind Whipped Farm

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

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 09, 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 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

Sparkly Eyes, Grit, and Land Access: New Organic Farmers on Leased Land

Posted by Darcy Smith on July 05, 2020

This article was originally published in the BC Organic Grower Summer 2020 and is shared here with thanks! Spring on an organic produce farm looks like baby greens, tiny radishes, overflowing seedling greenhouses, and freshly turned soil. Everything feels precious and new and brimming with possibility. Touring around Loveland Acres in Salmon Arm with farmers Robin and Maylene, those feelings were especially palpable and poignant since it’s their first season on the land. They’ve had a long journey getting here, one filled with familiar challenges and dreams. The other familiar things these farmers have are sparkly eyes and grit, ineffable … Continue reading Sparkly Eyes, Grit, and Land Access: New Organic Farmers on Leased Land

JOB: KOOTENAYS, BC – Kootenay and Boundary Farm Advisors, Communications Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 02, 2020

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The Kootenay and Boundary Farm Advisors are seeking a part-time communication professional to join their team! Contract Position: Communications Coordinator The KBFA team is seeking a part-time communication professional to develop and lead a communications strategy that will engage farmers and enhance information sharing in the agricultural community in the Kootenay and Boundary region. The ideal consultant will be based in the Kootenay Region and will have both knowledge and passion for the region’s agricultural sector. This contract will require a time commitment of roughly one day/week commencing on or about July 29, 2020 with an opportunity to renew based … Continue reading JOB: KOOTENAYS, BC – Kootenay and Boundary Farm Advisors, Communications Coordinator

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