Blog Category: Thompson Okanagan

APPRENTICESHIPS: LILLOOET, BC – One Love Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 30, 2019

one love farm

Looking for a farming apprenticeship in BC? Check out One Love Farm in Lillooet, BC! About One Love Farm Our farm is located on a very scenic and rural Mountain Bench in the rugged Fraser Canyon. We are located twenty minutes from the town of Lillooet, B.C. Town offers an organic sourdough bakery, a well-stocked grocery store and a health food store. We are in a rain shadow but have access to pure gravity fed mountain spring water; providing great conditions for growing and working in. We farm with respect for the land, environment and our customers by only using organic and sustainable growing … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS: LILLOOET, BC – One Love Farm

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Administrative Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 27, 2019

coabc, organic, vernon, hands holding tomatoes

The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to hire an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant works under the direction of the COABC Executive Director and supports the smooth functioning of the office. This is a part time position based out of our Vernon office with a starting wage of $18.00 per hour. COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony. COABC views the organic certification system as an effective way to move agricultural production to more sustainable methods. The organization also supports activities that contribute to a strong organic community in BC. … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Administrative Assistant

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Peninsula Kiwis Update

Posted by Melanie Buffel on December 18, 2019

Delicious kiwi crop!

Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth 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 develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! My name is Stuart Basset and I operate Peninsula Kiwi in the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. My Mentor is Chris Bodnar from Glorious Organics. What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? My goals were to improve production and … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Peninsula Kiwis Update

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Raven’s View Farm, Peachland, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on December 16, 2019

Raven's View Farm - Feature Image

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 Ravens View Farm from Jim Ohm on Vimeo. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Ravens View Farm is the manifestation of a lifelong dream I held since I was 17 and worked as an “au pair” on a small family farm for a veterinarian and his young family. I loved milking the jersey and churning her cream into butter, herding the sheep and lambs, helping the young children feed the small flock … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Raven’s View Farm, Peachland, BC

LAND/FARM OPPORTUNITY: Jackalope Farm, West Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on November 25, 2019

jackalope

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 3.1 acres in West Kelowna was historically a part of the Rufli Orchard. The land was used for some time as a horse pasture, some time spent fallow, and for the last 6 years has been lovingly cultivated into a productive, non-certified organic strawberry/blackberry farm, called Jackalope Farm.  http://www.jackalopefarms.ca/index.html The cultivated area is approximately 1.5 acres and is an east facing slope, fully developed into raised beds with irrigation … Continue reading LAND/FARM OPPORTUNITY: Jackalope Farm, West Kelowna, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 151 acres in Lumby, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on November 25, 2019

1219 Mabel Lake Rd - Feature Image

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 Doug and Donna purchased this farm, located just outside Lumby, 3 years ago.  They have discovered they have more farm than they are able to look after alone! They have spent the past 3 years picking roots and rocks on 55 acres that where logged before we bought the farm. This job is almost complete and they plan to seed it to hay in the spring, which will give them … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 151 acres in Lumby, BC

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Executive Director

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 13, 2019

coabc, executive director

The Executive Director is the key management leader of the Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC), a non-profit organization that represents the organic sector in BC. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing organizational leadership, operational functions, and strategic plan implementation. Other key duties include communications, evaluation, policy development, fundraising, and outreach. This full time (40 hours per week) position reports directly to the Board of Directors, is based out of the Vernon office, and requires occasional travel. Overall Responsibilities: Oversee operations, including liaising with the Accreditation Board Director. Provide administrative support to COABC Board of Directors. Manage contracts and projects. … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Executive Director

FARM OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on November 13, 2019

South view from pasture

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 FARM Ceres Circle Farm is a 36.8 acre livestock farm with a provincial abattoir licensed for sheep, goats and poultry in Kelowna, BC. The farm includes approximately 30 acres of pasture, cross-fenced into paddocks for rotational grazing. Most of the pasture is sub-irrigated low-lying land in the flood plain of Mission Creek and includes sandy loam soil with areas of gravel and muck soil. There is also a hill with silty … Continue reading FARM OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Kelowna, BC

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rad-ish Farms

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 12, 2019

Katie Ralphs with her Mentor DeLisa Lewis.

Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth 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 develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Applications now open for the 2019/2020 season. APPLY NOW! Deadline extended to Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Program Application here! What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? My name is Katie Ralphs from Rad-ish Farm in  Duncan, BC (unceded Cowichan Territory). I am supported by … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rad-ish Farms

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Elderberry Grove

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 04, 2019

Louise and Jed, Elderberry Grove 2019

Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth 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 develops the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! Applications now open for the 2019/2020 season. APPLY NOW! Deadline extended to Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Program Application here! What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? Our names are Louise Lecouffe and Jed Wiebe and we operate Elderberry Grove. We farm in the Shuswap … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Elderberry Grove