Blog Category: West Coast – Islands

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 ACRE PASTURE OPEN TO IDEAS – COBBLE HILL, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 13, 2019

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There are more available land listings available than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This ¾ acre of pasture is currently grazed by sheep and is ready to be put to better use! The land slopes slightly to the northeast and has full sun exposure. The site is easily accessible from the road and driveway and is centrally located in Cobble Hill. The bottom corner of the field is slightly wet in the winter and the top is very well drained. Irrigation is available … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 ACRE PASTURE OPEN TO IDEAS – COBBLE HILL, BC

WORK TRADE WANTED: STUDENT SEARCHING FOR FARM LIVE/WORK EXCHANGE – VICTORIA, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 24, 2019

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Hello! My name is Shaunna, and I am in search of a unique opportunity while I’m living in Victoria for school during the fall and winter of 2019/2020. I’ve been living on Salt Spring Island for most of the last 8 years and I’ve grown accustomed to living a certain kind of way that I desperately don’t want to let go of when I move to Victoria. While on Salt Spring I was fortunate to live close to nature, amongst like-minded community members on large pieces of land. We were able to grow our own food and work together to … Continue reading WORK TRADE WANTED: STUDENT SEARCHING FOR FARM LIVE/WORK EXCHANGE – VICTORIA, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: ESTABLISHED 22 ACRE FARM IN THE HEART OF COWICHAN – DUNCAN, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 11, 2019

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There are more available land listings available than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Prime soil. Abundant water. Pristine, accessible location. Infrastructure in place. Natural fence. Organically managed. These 22 acres have been cultivated using organic farming practices to produce vegetables, grains, beans and oilseed crops for the past six years. There is an abundance of water from the aquifer between the Cowichan and Koksilah Rivers, and main irrigation infrastructure is set up. The field is flat, well drained, and perimeter fenced with blackberries … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: ESTABLISHED 22 ACRE FARM IN THE HEART OF COWICHAN – DUNCAN, BC

Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair – Call for Presenters & Vendors

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 09, 2019

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A day of presentations, vendors, food & inspiration regarding Earth conscious, self-reliant living. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.  We are eager to recruit presenters and vendors for the 4th Annual Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair. The Fair will be taking place on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at the Hub at Cowichan Station. Presentations will be 45 minutes in length, and we are looking for topics related to the intention of the Homesteading Fair, ‘ Fostering Earth conscious, self-reliant living’. We have had amazing presentations over the past 3 years, and look forward to continuing to share inspiration and education! There … Continue reading Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair – Call for Presenters & Vendors

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Longview Farms, Head Grower

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 09, 2019

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Longview Farms in Saanich, BC (near Victoria, Vancouver Island) is seeking a Head Grower! About Longview Farms Longview Farms is a progressive grower and shipper of a wide variety of Certified Organic fruit and vegetable crops as well as conventional fresh-cut daffodils, daffodil bulbs, pumpkins, hay and grain. We are the largest Certified Organic farm on Vancouver Island and our produce, flowers and bulbs can be found in several local retail stores throughout Vancouver Island and the mainland. Our farm is in the municipality of Central Saanich on Southern Vancouver Island which is on the West Coast of British Columbia. … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Longview Farms, Head Grower

Update from Southern Vancouver Island: Regional Food and Farmland Trust

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 04, 2019 2 Comments

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An update from the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiative Roundtable (CRFAIR) This spring the Capital Regional District (CRD) completed a Foodlands Access Program Feasibility Study (‘the Study’), the completion of which was recommended in the Regional Food and Agriculture Strategy. The purpose of the Study was to determine the best way to increase farmers’ access to land in the CRD. With input from new and established farmers, non-profits, existing incubator farm programs, local farmland trusts and local/provincial government representatives, the Study examined seven land access tools. One strategy is to create a local government supported, Regional Food and Farmland … Continue reading Update from Southern Vancouver Island: Regional Food and Farmland Trust

LAND OPPORTUNITY: ONE QUIET ACRE WITH SHARED BARN – CENTRAL SAANICH, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 02, 2019

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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 about 3/4 of an acre of cleared pasture on a well maintained 6 acre property in Central Saanich. The field has only been used for occasional grazing for horses. The field is tucked away and surrounded by forest, but gets good summer sun exposure. A limited municipal water supply and power are available at the field, and there may be potential … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: ONE QUIET ACRE WITH SHARED BARN – CENTRAL SAANICH, BC

AUG 11, 2019: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Manna Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 02, 2019

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Join us at Manna Farm in Duncan (Vancouver Island), BC for our first Vancouver Island Land Social with a farm tour, potluck social, and discussion on farming on leased land! Come get inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! The South Island offers many exciting land opportunities – including Manna Farm, which is looking for a new farmer starting in the 2020 season though the B.C. Land Matching Program. Farmer Elia has built up a hugely productive and diversified farm in the 4 years she has been on these 22 acres, and we are lucky to be able to … Continue reading AUG 11, 2019: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Manna Farm

FARM JOB: BLACK CREEK, VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC – Lost Savanna Farm, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 12, 2019

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Are you interested to learn about organic pasture raised meat production? Lost Savanna Farm is now hiring a full time employee. About Lost Savanna Farm Our 73 acre Certified Organic, Certified Demeter farm is devoted to raising animals on pasture to produce the highest quality meat (chicken, pork and beef) and eggs. We sell our meat primarily through a 75 member monthly meat CSA and at the farmers market on Saturdays. The farm is a diverse mix of pasture, silvopasture, forest, permaculture orchard, household garden, ponds and wetlands. We are not hobby farmers. We eat, live, and sleep farming… this … Continue reading FARM JOB: BLACK CREEK, VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC – Lost Savanna Farm, Farm Worker

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Feature on Peninsula Kiwi

Posted by Melanie Buffel on June 10, 2019

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Stuart Basset is one of ten participants in the 2018/2019 YA Business Mentorship Program. His business is aptly named Peninsula Kiwi as he is growing kiwis in the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. Stuart is new to the area and has developed a profit sharing arrangement with the landowner and is taking the stewardship of the land very seriously. Stuart’s inspiration to grow kiwis comes from growing up on a farm  in New Zealand, a love for working with plants and literally being able to seeing the fruits of his labour. Peninsula Kiwi is the first business Stuart has run and he applied for the Young Agrarian … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Feature on Peninsula Kiwi