Blog Category: Thompson Okanagan

Resources for Farmers Affected by BC Floods

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 24, 2021

Resources for Farmers Affected by BC Floods

We are devastated about the recent flooding in southern BC. Our hearts go out to all the farmers affected by flooding, and their families, animals, and communities. This post contains resources for farmers, as well as options for those wishing to support with recovery efforts. Resources for Farmers Affected By BC Floods: Link to Ministry’s website Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries response to flooding – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)  at this site you will see PDF Mental Health Resources for Agriculture Sector Link to AgSafe mental wellness resources for producers and employers; and PDF AgSafe’s new Mental Wellness Resource/App, called Avail (Handbook). PDF Health … Continue reading Resources for Farmers Affected by BC Floods

JOB: Lillooet, BC – Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society, Executive Director

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 19, 2021

The Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society (LAFS) is looking for a new Executive Director! General Description of work This part-time contract position is to coordinate the Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society (LAFS). This work will be guided by the purposes of LAFS: To enhance the agricultural viability of the Lillooet region To promote awareness, education and research related to agriculture, enterprise, sustainability and food security To support and connect local food and agricultural enterprises; and To build community support for our local food system and unique food culture. Key tasks will include: Program development and coordination: overseeing LAFS programs and … Continue reading JOB: Lillooet, BC – Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society, Executive Director

FARM JOB: Cawston, BC – Klippers Organic Acres, Farm Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 17, 2021

Klippers Organic Acres in Cawston, BC is seeking a Farm Coordinator! ABOUT Klippers Organic Acres Our farm is located in Cawston, BC (Organic Capital of Canada). We started the farm in November 2001 with 5 acres, and over the past 20 years have expanded to growing/leasing on 60 acres. We have built a commercial kitchen/drying facility, packinghouse, award winning restaurant, cidery, marketplace and cafe, The farm is certified organic ,certified salmon safe, has an environmental farm plan, and has won numerous awards from best direct farm marketing awards to Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year award for BC and all … Continue reading FARM JOB: Cawston, BC – Klippers Organic Acres, Farm Coordinator

SEPT 12, 2021: OYAMA, BC – Farm Tour at 4 Elements Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 31, 2021

You’re invited to a farm tour at 4 Elements Farm in Oyama, BC! Sarah and Michael have been farming for 14 years. They started with a 1/2 acre garden, then expanded onto a neighbouring property with an additional 3 acres of leased land. In 2020 they purchased a new property and are currently farming 3 acres of mixed vegetables and developing a small fruit and nut orchard. Don’t miss the chance to ask these experienced organic farmers all your questions! DATE: Sunday, September 12, 2021 • 4-7pm LOCATION: Syilx (Okanagan) Territory. 15530 Sawmill Rd, Lake Country, BC V4V 2E2 REGISTER: … Continue reading SEPT 12, 2021: OYAMA, BC – Farm Tour at 4 Elements Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small Plot in Kaledon, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Thompson on August 26, 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 1.5 acres of prime Zone 7 growing space in Kaledon, BC is available for lease beginning next Spring. The area has been successfully cultivated as a market garden, specializing in cut baby greens for the last 8 years and has been laid out with 50 ft irrigated beds. The land is on a east facing slope overlooking the lake. There are also walnut and apricot trees on the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small Plot in Kaledon, B.C.

SEPT 11, 2021: GREENWOOD, BC – Land Social at Jewel Creek Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 19, 2021

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Jewel Creek Farm just outside of Greenwood, B.C. – Boundary country! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event.  Jewel Creek Farm is run by Oliver Glaser in the hills outside Greenwood between Grand Forks and Rock Creek, just over two hours drive from Kelowna, and minutes from Jewel Lake Provincial Park. Be inspired and learn about the farming, permaculture, brewing and eco-tourism hospitality taking place at … Continue reading SEPT 11, 2021: GREENWOOD, BC – Land Social at Jewel Creek Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5 acre Orchard in Penticton, BC

Posted by Tessa Thompson on August 16, 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 The land opportunity includes 5 Acres of Mixed Orchard, planted with good yielding Gala, Spartan, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Bartlett Pears.  The land mostly slopes to the west (a gentle slope). There is all day sun exposure to both the south and West and is only a 2 minute drive to downtown Penticton and 8 minutes to Growers Supply.  The neighbouring properties are an orchard on both the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 5 acre Orchard in Penticton, BC

[FILLED] FARM JOB: Sorrento, BC – Sorrento Centre Farm, Permaculture Farm Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 13, 2021

This position has been filled. View more farm jobs and apprenticeships on our Job Board. Sorrento Centre Farm in Sorrento, BC is seeking a Permaculture Farm Assistant! ABOUT Sorrento Centre Farm Sorrento Centre Farm, located in the Shuswap, BC interior is seeking Permaculture Farm Assistants for the autumn 2021 season. This is an opportunity to gain career skills in the beautiful setting of the Shuswap in the Interior of BC for September – October 2021 with potential for an extension into November. As a Permaculture Farm Assistant, you will work with the Farm Manager to care for and operate an … Continue reading [FILLED] FARM JOB: Sorrento, BC – Sorrento Centre Farm, Permaculture Farm Assistant

FARM JOBS: Cawston, BC – Back Achers Organics/Twisted Hills Craft Cider, Farm Workers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 06, 2021

Back Achers Organics/Twisted Hills Craft Cider in Cawston, BC is seeking Organic Farm Workers! ABOUT Back Achers Organics/Twisted Hills Craft Cider Back Achers Organics is comprised of 17 acres of mixed tree fruits in Cawston BC. In conjunction with our farm Back Achers we operate our cidery Twisted Hills. Our farm and cidery are both certified organic by PACS and we are proud stewards of our land. DESIRED QUALITIES As we prepare for the end of the 2021 season, we look forward to adding a couple new members to the orchard. A great environment for a young couple or a … Continue reading FARM JOBS: Cawston, BC – Back Achers Organics/Twisted Hills Craft Cider, Farm Workers

[FILLED] FARM JOB & EDUCATION: Sorrento, BC – Sorrento Centre Farm, Winter Young-Adult Leadership Development Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 27, 2021

This position has been filled. View more farm jobs and apprenticeships on our Job Board. Sorrento Centre Farm in Sorrento, British Columbia is seeking applicants for their Winter Young-Adult Leadership Development Program! ABOUT Sorrento Centre Farm Using permaculture and regenerative farming techniques to restore soil health, the Sorrento Centre farm grows fresh, naturally grown fruits and vegetables. Learn more at https://www.sorrentocentre.ca/farm We farm the land with natural and traditional methods that produce the highest quality and healthiest food for our community. We do not use synthetic chemicals on the Sorrento Centre Farm. We promote sustainable agriculture by growing food with … Continue reading [FILLED] FARM JOB & EDUCATION: Sorrento, BC – Sorrento Centre Farm, Winter Young-Adult Leadership Development Program