Blog Category: Canada

UBC: Indigenous Ecology Lab MSc and PhD Positions are Open!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 23, 2024

The Indigenous Ecology Lab in the Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Land & Food Systems at the University of British Columbia is currently recruiting three grad students! About The Indigenous Ecology Lab​ Applying an Indigenous, relational worldview to ecological restoration. The Indigenous Ecology Lab is part of the Belowground Ecosystems Group in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. We apply an Indigenous, relational worldview to ecological restoration. Our work is community-based and co-generated by Indigenous communities looking to heal and reclaim food systems for all relations. We work together to reclaim, revitalize, adapt, and practice … Continue reading UBC: Indigenous Ecology Lab MSc and PhD Positions are Open!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 9+ acres for regenerative farming in Cariboo – Williams Lake, BC

Posted by Andrew Adams on July 22, 2024

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This property features 10 acres on Fox Mountain in Williams Lake, BC – just 10 minutes out of town! The property currently has 5 acres in hay and 4 acres that are treed, with bountiful mixed grazing and market gardening opportunities. The current landholders, who live on the property, would love to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 9+ acres for regenerative farming in Cariboo – Williams Lake, BC

LAND ACCESS STORIES: Yankee Flats Meats – Salmon Arm, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on July 18, 2024

ABOUT YANKEE FLATS MEATS Yankee Flats Meats is owned and operated by two farming families, the Keenans and the McKnights, who were matched to each other through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) in 2022. What started out as a land lease for the McKnights’ custom cut-and-wrap processing unit has blossomed into a remarkable business collaboration providing immeasurable benefit to food security and farmer livelihoods across the Okanagan and Shuswap. Yankee Flats Meats specializes in high quality locally sourced, farm-to-table meats from family farms in the Okanagan and Shuswap that reflect the heart of their community. Their community-focused abattoir and … Continue reading LAND ACCESS STORIES: Yankee Flats Meats – Salmon Arm, BC

We called it Sum-nuw

Posted by Jared Qwustenuxun Williams on July 17, 2024

We called it Sum-nuw

There is an island in the Salish Sea that connects to another smaller Island. These two Islands are connected by two long sandy beaches that surround a lagoon that is situated directly between the islands. Not many places on our coast are more appealing for a canoe village site. There are a dozen or so soft sand landing sites all around the smaller island and even in the small lagoon. Hundreds of canoes would have once lined these beaches. Cooking fires would cover the rocky places processing an endless amount of shellfish that would grow on the sandy shoreline. There … Continue reading We called it Sum-nuw

SEPT 8, 2024: RED DEER, AB – Farm Tour & Potluck at Steel Pony Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on July 17, 2024

You’re invited to a farm tour and potluck at Steel Pony Farm near Red Deer, Alberta! Get to know Mike Kozlowski and his team at Steel Pony, who specialize in no-till vegetable production and are a host farm in the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program. You’ll have the chance to learn how they provide their community with nutritious produce through their CSA program, while respecting and acknowledging the relationships between people, the land, and the ecosystems they work with. WHEN: Sunday, September 8, 2024 | 10:00am – 2:00pm LOCATION: Treaty 7 & Battle River Territory | Steel Pony Farm I 10 … Continue reading SEPT 8, 2024: RED DEER, AB – Farm Tour & Potluck at Steel Pony Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 acres of mature vines – Kaleden, BC

Posted by Pascale Schittecatte on July 16, 2024

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This charming four-acre vineyard in Kaleden, BC is available for lease! The mature Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer vines, planted in 2008, have a strong production history. The current landholders have cropped them continuously to about six tonnes per acre. Located on Highway 97,  the vineyard is easily accessible and is well-connected with … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 acres of mature vines – Kaleden, BC

AUG 22, 2024: NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK – Farm Tour and Potluck at Prairie Garden Seeds

Posted by Lourdes Still on July 15, 2024

You’re invited to a farm tour & potluck near North Battleford, Saskatchewan! Join us for an afternoon at Prairie Garden Seeds and meet Rachelle and Jim Ternier, the father-daughter team behind the operation. They have been providing well-adapted quality seeds to zone 2 and 3 climates since 1986, growing 95% of their catalogue on their family farm. Their catalogue includes an impressive collection of corn varieties, and Rachelle will share her tried and tested seed-saving tips for them and other field crops. Stay for an enriching discussion on seed stewardship and seed-growing practices, while making new connections with fellow gardening, … Continue reading AUG 22, 2024: NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK – Farm Tour and Potluck at Prairie Garden Seeds

Treaty Land Sharing Network Launches in the Alberta Side of Treaty Six

Posted by Alex on July 12, 2024

A group of people posing in front of the Treaty Land Sharing Network sign in a field

On Saturday July 6th the Treaty Land Sharing Network (TLSN) officially expanded into the western half of Treaty Six territory — also known as central Alberta. Eighty people gathered on Brenda Bohmer’s beautiful 640 acre farm near Bawlf to welcome the TLSN into this region. The TLSN is a grassroots group of farmers, ranchers, and other landholders who have come together to begin the crucial work of honouring Treaties. In the spirit of sharing the land, members provide access for First Nations and Métis people to practice their way of life, such as hunting or gathering plants and medicines, or … Continue reading Treaty Land Sharing Network Launches in the Alberta Side of Treaty Six