Blog Category: Collaborations

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

AUGUST 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

Posted by Alex on June 13, 2019 4 Comments

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Are you a 1st generation farmer looking to connect with a strong community of friends and mentors? Do you want to make your farm business more resilient by improving your financial plan and communication strategies? Are you an urbanite itching to get your boots on the ground but don’t know where to start? Join us at the 1st Generation Farmer Conference to get relevant, ready-to-apply farm knowledge from a fantastic line up of speakers and to meet other passionate farmers in Alberta! Farmers, food lovers, and the farm-curious of all ages are all invited! When: Saturday, August 10, 2019 Where: Rosy … Continue reading AUGUST 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF-GRID WEST COAST HOMESTEAD WITH CO-OWNERSHIP POTENTIAL – BAMFIELD, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 15, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND We are Jan and Nelson Meadows. We have been stewarding this 40-acre property 13 kms outside of Bamfield for the past 13 years. We have built a productive organic garden, multiple alternative energy sources, buildings and a self-sufficient way of life – we love eating fresh, organic food from the gardens nearly year-round, hosting WWOOFERs from all over the world, and sharing the knowledge we have gained in living this lifestyle. The property was clear cut about 30 years ago. The forest is now growing back with natural regeneration that includes all the native plant species. Our hope is to help nurture … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF-GRID WEST COAST HOMESTEAD WITH CO-OWNERSHIP POTENTIAL – BAMFIELD, BC

Peace Country Winter Mixer 2019 Recap

Posted by Lilli Klamke on March 11, 2019

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Winter in northern Alberta, yes, it was cold during our second Peace Country Mixer! Nevertheless we had a fantastic time in Grande Prairie during the weekend March 2 and 3. What a wonderful and diverse crowd we got to spend the days with. There were new farmers, YA apprentices, farmers travelling the country to gather experience on different farms and of course our very supportive farm friends in the Peace Country, that run well established farms and are keen on growing the new generation of young farmers. We welcomed every new face into our YA community and are thrilled about the … Continue reading Peace Country Winter Mixer 2019 Recap

CO-OP OPPORTUNITY: ORGANIC FARM FOR CO-OWNERSHIP – MERVILLE, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 28, 2019 2 Comments

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ABOUT THE LAND We have a 43 acres total with a 4 acre field suitable for market gardening (currently 1 acre is fenced & irrigated), the remainder in pasture, hay orchard and forest. It has been farmed certified organic for 8 years. I raise livestock (currently sheep and ducks, facilities for chickens), orchard and hay, but only at a hobby scale right now. The property is mixed soil types with approximately 20 acres of organic hay fields and pasture, a small heritage orchard within the pasture, 4 acres of good sandy loam with 1 acre fenced and irrigated for a … Continue reading CO-OP OPPORTUNITY: ORGANIC FARM FOR CO-OWNERSHIP – MERVILLE, BC

YA Apprenticeship: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 19, 2019

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a mixed, long-time-organic farm? Are  you wanting to learn about a mixed livestock operation and heritage breeds? First Nature Farms is offering a unique apprenticeship; join their team! About the Farm First Nature Farms is surrounded by land held within ecological reserves of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited, crown land, and other organic neighbours.  The 3000 acres of aspen forest, creeks, beaver ponds, pastures and farmland hold a rich diversity of both wildlife and wilderness, and domesticated species. Organic since 1990 and WWOOF hosts for almost as long, the … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB

FEB 9-10, 2019: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER

Posted by Robin Hunt on February 01, 2019 6 Comments

Join us for our first ever Central B.C. winter mixer at Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus!  Based on your feedback and insights we’ve crafted an awesome program for this year’s Williams Lake Mixer with two full days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. We will have two streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with a few seasons in their pocket. Saturday night we will host a community Potluck and hear your stories at … Continue reading FEB 9-10, 2019: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER

HOMESTEADING OPPORTUNITY: PORT NEVILLE INLET, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 25, 2019

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Are you looking for a homesteading work-stay potentially leading to long-term participation in a homesteading community/cooperative/successional plan? Check out this opportunity from Ocean Ecology! Dates: Flexible Organization: Ocean Ecology Location: Port Neville Inlet, British Columbia (northward and across the Johnstone Strait from Sayward on Vancouver Island) ABOUT THE LAND Land size: The total size of the property is 49.62 acres. Approximately 40 acres is forested with 21 year old alder, with the remaining 10 acres consisting of old farmland, once cleared, but mostly in bush now. Land description: The land is gently sloping, south-facing with ocean frontage. The soil is … Continue reading HOMESTEADING OPPORTUNITY: PORT NEVILLE INLET, BC

YA Apprenticeship: Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm – Carstairs, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 17, 2019

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for hands-on farming experience on an ecological farm? Are you interested in organic farming and biodynamic practices? Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm is looking for a farm apprentice starting this spring to join their team. About the Farm Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm is a highly diversified operation located on 160 acres of rolling prairie and parkland. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Kris and Tamara, the farm produces cereal grains, forage crops, culinary herbs, vegetables, eggs and meat products, all of which are produced organically and certified biodynamic by Demeter Canada. Farm products are marketed locally, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm – Carstairs, AB

Land Opportunity: 1.75 acres Available for Market Gardening – Vernon, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on December 12, 2018

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ABOUT THE PROPERTY: The Curlew Orchard land is 20 acres with a 6 acre high density apple orchard and newly fenced 1 acre permaculture mixed fruit orchard with companion plantings.  Sean and Patrick are entering their third year of transitioning the orchard to organic status.  Curlew Orchard is a community supported agriculture (CSA) based farm and also sell at the local Farmer’s Market.  ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: The land share available for market garden is 1.75 acres.  The lovely flat field that is available was formerly an orchard and in recent past used for hay crops. It has been composted with chicken manure and green … Continue reading Land Opportunity: 1.75 acres Available for Market Gardening – Vernon, B.C