Blog Category: West Coast – Islands

LAND OPPORTUNITY: One Acre Turn-Key Productive Market Garden – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 21, 2022

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 A one acre established market garden is available for lease in the Comox Valley. This plot is currently under production will be available to new growers for the 2023 or 2024 season. It is irrigated, fenced, fertile, has neutral ph, great sun exposure and road/highway access. The owners have been running a successful market garden onsite for eight years and have set up lots of infrastructure. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: One Acre Turn-Key Productive Market Garden – Courtenay, BC

FARM JOB: Duncan, BC – Blue Grouse Winery, Vineyard Supervisor or Vineyard Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 16, 2022

Blue Grouse Winery in Duncan, BC is seeking a Vineyard Supervisor or Vineyard Manager! ABOUT Blue Grouse Winery Vineyard and winery in Cowichan Valley. Yes, we are in the process of being certified organic. DESIRED QUALITIES Hard working, willing to learn, able to supervise a crew, computer literacy JOB TASKS Responsible for year-round operation of a 35 acre organic cool-climate vineyard. Responsible for assisting in the development (and ultimately operating) of another 45 acres on an adjacent site (to include planting and infrastructure installation (fencing, posts, wire, irrigation, etc.) Oversees property maintenance (grounds and buildings) and landscaping. Manages tractor operation … Continue reading FARM JOB: Duncan, BC – Blue Grouse Winery, Vineyard Supervisor or Vineyard Manager

FARM JOB: Duncan, BC – Innisvale Farm, Farm worker/learner

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 16, 2022

Innisvale Farm in Duncan, B.C. is seeking a farm worker/learner! ABOUT Innisvale Farm We produce blueberries in a 7 acre field surrounded by forest at the base of a mountain. It is accessible by a 5-10 minute walk or by SUV (which we have). We use small gas powered equipment (riding mower, weed trimmer etc.) as well as hand tools. Most of our sales are direct sales as we maintain a customer list but we have sold at farmers’ markets and also via on-line formats such as Cowichan Cow-OP. We are not certified organic but we follow organic practices and … Continue reading FARM JOB: Duncan, BC – Innisvale Farm, Farm worker/learner

FARM JOB: Salt Spring Island, BC – Salt Spring Abattoir

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 10, 2022

Salt Spring Abattoir, on Salt Spring Island, BC is hiring! ABOUT Salt Spring Abattoir Do you hate office jobs? Is local, sustainable food production your jam? Want to spend the summer on Salt Spring Island and learn some new skills? You may be just the person we’ve been looking for. This summer, if you are between 15 and 30 years old, come work at the Salt Spring Abattoir and learn practical meat processing skills. You’ll be a sustainable food hero. The Salt Spring Abattoir processes a wide range of animals, including chickens, lambs, cows, goats and pigs, for the Salt … Continue reading FARM JOB: Salt Spring Island, BC – Salt Spring Abattoir

AUG 28, 2022: Courtenay, BC – Land Social at Wild Bee Florals

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 10, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social at Wild Bee Florals in Courtenay, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event.  Come learn from leasing farmer Thanu about Wild Bee Florals, a cut flower operation on two neighbouring properties in Courtenay, on a total of one acre of leased land. Thanu reached out to start a conversation about a search for land through the B.C. Land Matching Program in 2019 when she was planning her … Continue reading AUG 28, 2022: Courtenay, BC – Land Social at Wild Bee Florals

FARM JOB: Duncan, BC – Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm, Farm Worker/Intern

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 25, 2022

Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm in Duncan, British Columbia is seeking a Farm Worker/Intern! ABOUT Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm Boots ‘n’ Roots farm grows over 25 different veggie and herb crops, and concentrates on doing a lot of fall/winter farming, as we have 3 large commercial greenhouses to grow in over the winter. We rarely use large machinery, as we work on being as gentle on the land as possible – we are a regenerative farm, not just sustainable. We sell our product at the Duncan Farmers’ Market each week, plus two local online forums, and a small CSA … Continue reading FARM JOB: Duncan, BC – Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm, Farm Worker/Intern

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Lifecycles, Fruit Tree Care Specialist

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 20, 2022

Lifecycles, in Victoria, BC is seeking a Fruit Tree Care Specialist! ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY: LifeCycles is a charitable society working to cultivate community health by connecting people with the food they eat and the land it comes from. We support the region in growing, accessing and eating local food in ways that foster biodiversity and enhance our urban environment. Since 2018 LifeCycles has offered a specialized Fruit Tree Care Service to help local tree owners better take care of their little piece of Greater Victoria’s urban orchard. Our specialty is Restoration Pruning, which is a multi-step process to rejuvenate old … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Lifecycles, Fruit Tree Care Specialist

WE’RE HIRING! LAND MATCHER – VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C.

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 20, 2022

Four sheep with text We're hiring! B.C. Land Matching Program

Young Agrarians is hiring a Land Matcher for the Vancouver Islands & Gulf Islands region of B.C. Location: Vancouver Island Deadline for Applications: Monday, June 13, 2022 at 12pm PST. This position will start when we find the right candidate.  Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a networker and connector? If you’ve got that magic matchmaker quality – equal parts people skills, passion for local food systems, and computer-savvy project manager – we’d love to hear from you.  The Land Matcher role requires an individual who is process-oriented, has excellent communication and project … Continue reading WE’RE HIRING! LAND MATCHER – VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C.

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space on Quiet Property for Food Production – Duncan, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on May 17, 2022

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 Two areas on this quiet, rural property are available for production. Both are easily accessible from the property’s driveway. – Approximately 1/4 acre field space at the back of the property is adjacent to woodland and currently unmanaged. Vegetation is grasses and a few small bushes. The area is partially livestock fenced, and water access is from a productive dug well. The land is mostly flat … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space on Quiet Property for Food Production – Duncan, BC

FARM JOB: Saanichton, BC – Andrew’s Farm Stand, CSA Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 15, 2022

Andrew’s Farm Stand, in Saanichton, BC is seeking a CSA Coordinator for the 2022 season! About Andrew’s Farm Stand We are a 15 acre organic thriving local farm, with fields distributed across the Saanich Peninsula, we are passionate about growing quality food sustainably. Our fields are located throughout Central Saanich. We produce strawberries, garlic, salad mix, beets, tomatoes and carrots among other crops and last year we even branched into a flower maze! We are looking for someone hard working and experienced in intensive small scale farming to fill the position of CSA Coordinator role for the 2022 season (March-November). … Continue reading FARM JOB: Saanichton, BC – Andrew’s Farm Stand, CSA Coordinator