Blog Category: West Coast – Islands

JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community, Assistant Property & Office Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 14, 2020

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Cowichan Green Community in Duncan, BC is seeking an Assistant Property & Office Manager! Overview: This position will report directly to the General Manager and is responsible for assisting with CGC operations including The Station Building. This position is full time, 35 hours per week with a 3 month probationary period. Duties: This position will be accountable for the following: The Station: assist with management of the building Complete residential tenant intakes, move in/move out inspections, and requests Complete commercial tenants issues and concerns Purchase cleaning supplies and equipment Ensure building repairs and maintenance, including snow removal are completed Ensure building and common … Continue reading JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community, Assistant Property & Office Manager

FARM JOBS: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm, Farm Workers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 13, 2020

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Tatlo Road Farm in Duncan, BC is seeking farm workers for the 2020 season! About Tatlo Road Farm Our farm is located on Vancouver Island, near the village of Crofton (population ~2000). We’re also about 20 minutes from Duncan and there’s public transportation that stops right at the farm. We currently grow on about 3 of our 7 acres, producing over 40 different vegetable crops- the whole gamut really. We have two greenhouses (and may be building more this fall) where we grow heat-loving crops in summer and some greens over winter. We are working on season extension and growing more … Continue reading FARM JOBS: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm, Farm Workers

FARM TRANSITION OPPORTUNITY: 31 Acre Gulf Island Bio-dynamic Farm and Vineyard, Lasqueti Island, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 08, 2020 26 Comments

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This 31 acre, off-grid, biodynamic Lasqueti Island farm and vineyard is for sale! The landowners would love to see the farm be passed to farmers who will continue the legacy they have started. The property is ideal for co-op ownership as the zoning allows for three residences and three cabins, as well as B+B use, perfect for hosting farm stays, workshops and agri-tourism. The owners are offering a transition period where they can be available to mentor incoming farmers and show them the systems of the property. The Land and Location 31.35 acre (12.69 hectare) property is located on the sunny southwest … Continue reading FARM TRANSITION OPPORTUNITY: 31 Acre Gulf Island Bio-dynamic Farm and Vineyard, Lasqueti Island, BC

Tools for Farmer Mental Health and Wellness

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 03, 2020

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Happy New Year farmers! We hope you are enjoying a quieter time on the farm and taking some time for self care this winter season. Farmers work hard, and the conversation around farmer stress and burnout is not a new one. Young Agrarians hears about these challenges from farmers all the time – there is a huge burden on farmers to be superheroes! We know how much loving care you put into your crops and animals, and want to support you in caring for yourself as well. As you (hopefully!) take a bit of time off this winter, we wanted to share some resources with you that might be helpful in … Continue reading Tools for Farmer Mental Health and Wellness

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Bees Please

Posted by Melanie Buffel on January 02, 2020

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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! Bees Please Farms is owned and operated by Kate Fraser. This year with the Young Agrarians mentorship program I teamed with Liam and Deb from Six Legs Good, and Seann Dory from Salt & Harrow. What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Bees Please

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Bedroom Suite with garden for food production available for rent – Cowichan Station, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 01, 2020

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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 A two-bedroom suite on the lower floor of a home in the heart of Cowichan Station is available for rent immediately. This housing opportunity comes with an established garden with raised beds, small greenhouse, raspberries and a small orchard which is available for the tenants use. The owners would like to rent to tenants who will put the garden to its fullest use and will maintain it as a food producing resource. Water … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Bedroom Suite with garden for food production available for rent – Cowichan Station, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1 acre established market garden for lease – Cowichan Bay, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 01, 2020

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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 one acre market garden has been farmed organically for the past 5 seasons, and is now available for a new farmer to keep it in production! This is a turn key operation with everything you need to have a productive growing season: three greenhouses and 8 raised beds with poly covers offer plenty of protected season extension/heat loving growing space, irrigation systems are in place, there is shed … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1 acre established market garden for lease – Cowichan Bay, BC

FARM APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring Island, BC – Laughing Apple Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 27, 2019

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Laughing Apple Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking an apprentice for the 2020 season! Laughing Apple Farm Apprenticeship Our farm is located in a scenic and quiet spot on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. We have been farming here for 20 years and have developed efficient organic methods for producing food year-around on a small scale. Our farm was originally homesteaded on the west shore of Ganges Harbour in the 1880s and consists of about 120 acres of forest surrounding 40 acres of farmed land. We grow tree fruit, berries, and veggies using organic and low-till methods. … Continue reading FARM APPRENTICESHIP: Salt Spring Island, BC – Laughing Apple Farm

JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 09, 2019

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Join us in Duncan, Vancouver Island for a workshop series for farmer wellness. Make 2020 your best season yet with a toolbox of practices to reduce stress and enhance your wellbeing both on and off-farm. Young Agrarians and Harmony Yoga and Wellness Center present: Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers – Gentle stretching – Deep breathing – Learn to learn to calm the mind and tame the nervous system.  4 DATES: Mondays, 3-4:30pm | January 20, 27, February 3, 10 WHERE: Harmony Yoga Centre, 360 Duncan Street, Duncan, BC COST: A suggested $20 donation for the full four sessions can be paid online during … Continue reading JAN & FEB, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Farmers

JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Compost Education Centre, Executive Director

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 05, 2019

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The Compost Education Centre (CEC) in Victoria, BC is currently seeking an Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience in the non-profit sector, strong communication skills and a great capacity for innovative and strategic thinking. The Executive Director will complement an active Board of Directors and a dynamic team of staff and volunteers, providing leadership in achieving the strategic, financial and operating objectives of the CEC. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for executing organizational development strategies and representing the Centre to stakeholders, funders and the greater community. Duties include community partnership development, … Continue reading JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Compost Education Centre, Executive Director