Blog Category: British Columbia

8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 18, 2020

8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

Photo via Grist As an organization that works to increase access to land for new and young farmers, we deeply acknowledge the racism and inequality within our food systems. Farming in North America takes place on the stolen lands of Indigenous peoples, and is built on the enslavement and exploitation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC). Check out the documentaries We Are the Roots and Secret Alberta: The Former Life of Amber Valley to learn more. For agriculture to be truly regenerative, as a society, we must address the embedded racism that permeates our communities and institutions. Major contributions … Continue reading 8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

Updates from the Okanagan Land Matcher: Summerland Success!

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 18, 2020

pravin and tony summerland

I stopped in recently to check in with Pravin and Tony in Summerland, two of the B.C. Land Matching Program participants who were successfully matched last year. Pravin was matched with 18 acres of land for a vineyard and it just so happened to be vine planting day! He’s struggled to secure labour this spring because of COVID19, but still managed to get 17 workers out in the field including his Dad, cousins, sister Navneet   and workers from Spain, Jamaica and Mexico. Navneet is trimming vine roots that are covered in wax to prevent rot and soaked in seaweed juice … Continue reading Updates from the Okanagan Land Matcher: Summerland Success!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouses and Cold Frames for Long Term Lease – North Saanich, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 18, 2020 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 This property used to be a busy commercial nursery, and is now no longer running, but still has many greenhouse structures in place and available for lease. All greenhouses are on concrete pads, so this is an opportunity for growing on roller benches, or bench table tops could be taken off for pots or containers to be placed on the ground. There are some incandescent grow lights … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouses and Cold Frames for Long Term Lease – North Saanich, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 gorgeous acres in Cawston, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 15, 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 This 5 acre parcel of ALR land located in the gorgeous south Similkameen Valley was previously an organic vineyard, however the land is not well suited for grapes, as the water table is too high and all the vines were lost in a cold winter.  The current owners, Debora and Gordon, purchased the land 3 years ago and have had the grapes removed, and tilled and cover cropped and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 gorgeous acres in Cawston, BC

FARM JOB: CHASE, BC – Burkholder’s Corn Farm, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 15, 2020

burkholder's corn farm tractor

Burkholder’s Corn Farm in Chase, BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2020 season! About Burkholder’s Corn Farm We are a direct to customer produce farm located in Chase, BC, along the shore of the South Thompson river. We grow 25 acres of produce with a focus on sweetcorn for fresh sale at local farmers markets and our roadside stand. Along with sweetcorn we also grow potatoes, squash, tomatoes, garlic, cabbage, leafy greens, beets and carrots. We are excited to be stewards to 25 acres of very important land on the Shuswap flats. While not certified organic, we are … Continue reading FARM JOB: CHASE, BC – Burkholder’s Corn Farm, Farm Hand

FARM JOB: SODA CREEK, BC – Puddle Produce Farm, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 15, 2020

puddle produce field

Puddle Produce Farm in Soda Creek, BC (near Williams Lake) is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2020 season! Puddle Produce Farm Puddle Produce Farm is a small 1.5 acre certified organic vegetable farm established on a 70 acre property in the Soda Creek region of the Cariboo, approximately 40kms north of Williams Lake. We grow 30-40 different vegetables and microgreens for the local farmers market, a CSA program, and some retail. About the Position The farm manager is looking for 1 full-time committed farm hand from July-September, or later. This position is supported by a wage subsidy that requires … Continue reading FARM JOB: SODA CREEK, BC – Puddle Produce Farm, Farm Hand

Land Opportunity: Productive Ranch with Ample Rangeland near Savona, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on June 12, 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 Located in the southern part of the Cariboo plateau, the Ranch stretches across 1200 deeded acres, several thousand acres of adjoining rangeland. Of the large swathes of hay fields, 78 acres is under pivot irrigation. More hay is cut than needed for the current operation, with excess sold off-ranch. This established ranch is well equipped with hay sheds, barns, calving equipment, and other buildings and infrastructure for the … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Productive Ranch with Ample Rangeland near Savona, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up To Eight Acres for Crop Production! – Richmond, BC

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on June 12, 2020 3 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 This gorgeous Richmond property features eight acres of cleared flat farmland. This land has been in production for many years, and the rest of the acreage is currently being farmed in vegetable production. Mostly brassicas are currently being grown on the rest of the land, following conventional farming methods. The landowners live on site, and the land is located within a nice residential neighbourhood. There are shops … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up To Eight Acres for Crop Production! – Richmond, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced & Cross-Fenced 5+ acre Property, Langley BC

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on June 12, 2020 2 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 This stunning Langley property is available for a free lease for a farmer who shares the same values for the land. The landowners are primarily looking to regain farm classification, and help out a new or young farmer to access land. The landowners live on site, and are open to occasionally assisting with simple quick tasks, so the farmer is able to take a day off here … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced & Cross-Fenced 5+ acre Property, Langley BC

FARM JOB: RICHMOND, BC: Panatch Group, Farm Manager/Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 10, 2020

field crops growing panatch group farm job richmond vancouver bc

The Panatch Group in Richmond, BC is hiring a permanent Farm Manager/Coordinator to establish a 35 acre farm property! OUR VISION We are currently hiring an innovative individual to lead the establishment and future growth of a 35-acre farm property. This property is located in the heart of Steveston, Richmond, BC and as such, has a significant surrounding population. A family home is located on the property and we aim to develop a long-term, sustainable agricultural model for the property that positively contributes to and serves the community. We are looking for a passionate, experienced individual to work collaboratively with … Continue reading FARM JOB: RICHMOND, BC: Panatch Group, Farm Manager/Coordinator