Blog Category: Kootenay Boundary

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 acres with orchard and housing in Harrop

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 28, 2019

Harrop land with housing

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 farming opportunity is located in Harrop, a small community nestled on the south side of the Kootenay River, north of Nelson. The land owners that reside on this property are making their cabin available for rent to one or two farmers who are also interested in taking over the maintenance of the garden and small orchard. There is land available to increase food production and have small … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 acres with orchard and housing in Harrop

EVENT RECAP: YA Mixer @ the Basin Food Summit ~ Rossland

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 28, 2019

YA Basin Mixer

On October 25 – 26, 2019, over 100 people joined us at Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC, for the Columbia Basin Mixer. The three-day Basin Food Summit kicked off on October 24th with the Food and Buyers Expo. The YA Mixer coincided with the Agricultural Forum on day two, with the third day full of unique programming aimed at new and young entrants into agriculture and food production. Participants attended the event from all across BC, travelling from as far away as Vancouver Island and central BC to join in the multi-day programming aimed at knowledge sharing, capacity building, establishing new relationships … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: YA Mixer @ the Basin Food Summit ~ Rossland

EVENT RECAP: Forrest Farm Tour & Potluck ~ Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 21, 2019

Amanda Forrest of Forrest Farm, Salmo

On Sunday, November 3, 2019, 30 people braved the first day of daylight savings to join us over the course of the afternoon at Forrest Farm in Salmo for a farm tour and fireside potluck, enjoying several delicious soups made from the farm’s bounty! Participants joined us from the communities of Rossland, Salmo, Glade, Thrums, Blewett, Krestova, Bonnington, Argenta and Nelson. Amongst the awesome group of food enthusiasts, it was great to see other local food producers out at the farm from Bent Plow Farm, Earth Temple Gardens, Glade Organics, Hoedown CSA, Linden Lane Farms, Salix and Sedge and Little Miss Gelato.  Thank you to our awesome hosts … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Forrest Farm Tour & Potluck ~ Salmo

EVENT RECAP: Ferment & Feast ~ Castlegar

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 06, 2019

leeza zurwick happy gut young agrarians

On October 6, 2019, over 40 food and fermentation enthusiasts joined us over the course of the afternoon at the Doukhobor Discovery Center for a hands-on workshop, roundtable discussion and intimate potluck inside the museum! Participants joined us from the communities of Grand Forks, Rossland, Salmo, Vallican, Castlegar, Glade, Thrums, Nelson, and Harrop. Thank you to our amazing workshop hosts Leeza Zurwick from Happy Gut and Jess Bowman, our roundtable participants, hosts at the DDC and everyone who came out! Read on for a recap of the day’s activities and discussions! FERMENTATION WORKSHOP  The day began with a presentation by Leeza from Happy Gut about … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Ferment & Feast ~ Castlegar

NOV 3, 2019: SALMO, BC – Tour, Soup-Making & Potluck at Forrest Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 16, 2019

Forrest farms, salmo, quaills

Join Young Agrarians at Forrest Farm in Salmo, BC for a daylight savings farm tour, outdoor fireside duck soup-making and potluck social. This event is free and open to everyone. Please let us know if you can join us by selecting “Going” in the Facebook event. This will help to ensure we have enough soup to go around!  WHEN: Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 2-6pm LOCATION: 1244 Airport Road, Salmo B.C. V0G 1Z0 BRING: Please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with, warm footwear and clothes and a chair or a blanket. At this time of year, we’re always prepared for a little bit … Continue reading NOV 3, 2019: SALMO, BC – Tour, Soup-Making & Potluck at Forrest Farm

NOV 16, 2019: NELSON, BC – COLUMBIA BASIN LAND LINK

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 12, 2019

Nelson land link 2019

NELSON LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019  |  1-6pm Location: North Shore Hall – 675 Whitmore Rd, Nelson, B.C. Sinixt, Ktunaxa and Syilx Territory Refreshments & snacks provided. Please RSVP: Register now – and don’t forget to join the Facebook Land Linking event and share with your community! You can offer or request ride sharing in the Facebook event discussion, too.  Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Columbia Basin Land Matcher Hailey Troock at hailey@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Farmer Q&A! GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? … Continue reading NOV 16, 2019: NELSON, BC – COLUMBIA BASIN LAND LINK

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery

Posted by Melanie Buffel on September 10, 2019 2 Comments

Kim Watt in the greenhouse at Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery

What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? My name is Kim Watt and I run Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery, just outside Nelson B.C. My business mentor is Chris Bodnar of Close to Home Organics in Abbotsford, and my production mentor is Richard Walker of Silver Moon Food Forest in Osoyoos. What do you farm? I grow edible and useful perennial plants through my nursery, and will be selling produce from the orchard once our young trees come into production. The orchard includes nut trees, fruit trees, berries, herbs, and perennial vegetables that are … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery

EVENT RECAP: Creston Valley Farm Tour

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 06, 2019

Greenhouse

On August 18, 2019, over thirty-five folks of all ages joined us through out the day as we explored three farms and four farm businesses across Creston and Erickson. Folks came out from as far away as Blewett and Winlaw and we even had a few people travel by bike between the stops, despite the 30+ degree weather (way to go!). Thank you to all of our amazing host farms and farmers and to everyone who joined us! Read on for a recap of the afternoon’s activities and to learn about our inspiring host farms! WLOKA FARMS FRUIT STAND  The day … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Creston Valley Farm Tour

OCT 6, 2019: CASTLEGAR, BC – Ferment & Feast!

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 06, 2019 4 Comments

Ferment-and-Feast-Banner

Join Young Agrarians on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre in Castlegar for a hands-on workshop, museum tour, roundtable discussion and community potluck! This event will provide an opportunity both to those new to the area and long-time residents to familiarize themselves with the past, present and future of food and farming in their community. Join us for part or all of the event!  WHEN:  Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2pm – 8pm WHERE:  The Doukhobor Discovery Centre, 112 Heritage Way, Castlegar, BC, V1N 4M5 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Fermenting and Preserving Workshop (WORKSHOP IS FULL- register here) 4:00 – 5:00 … Continue reading OCT 6, 2019: CASTLEGAR, BC – Ferment & Feast!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: WEST CRESTON SHARED LAND WITH HOUSING

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 05, 2019

West Creston

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 land opportunity is located in the community of West Creston, a rural residential area 10 minutes west of Creston, located in the Creston Valley south of Kootenay Lake and just north of the border. The property boasts several acres of cultivable land on fertile soil. Some of the land has been converted into a market garden already with lots of free space, while other areas would need a few … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: WEST CRESTON SHARED LAND WITH HOUSING