Blog Category: Collaborations

Now’s the time to support your local farmers!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 19, 2020

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The Young Agrarians team has been brainstorming ways we can support farmers during these challenging times, and ensure our communities have access to safe and nutritious food. Supporting our local food systems is more important than ever. Small farms will have a much harder time surviving the economic slowdown than bigger businesses. As restaurants and other markets close, some farmers are experiencing challenges getting their produce to consumers.  Fortunately, farmers are a creative bunch, and many are restructuring their sales channels to offer online ordering and contactless pickup and delivery to optimize safety and make sure their food gets to eaters. We’re all in this together, … Continue reading Now’s the time to support your local farmers!

Buy from SPUD.ca in March & Support Women Farmers!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 08, 2020

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Gender Equality For Food Sustainability In celebration of all the hard-working women in the food system, SPUD.ca is donating 25% of all sales from eight highlighted women-led vendors to Young Agrarians! Thank you SPUD.ca! Buy from any of their women-owned vendors this month and a portion of your purchase will support aspiring women farmers in BC and Alberta. Get groceries, grow a farmer! >> Shop SPUD’s Women-Owned Businesses << Funds raised will go towards the Young Agrarians B.C. Business Mentorship Network, and the Alberta Apprenticeship Program, which pair up new and seasoned farmers to cultivate skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Get … Continue reading Buy from SPUD.ca in March & Support Women Farmers!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Growing space in exchange for help in establishing a not-for-profit garden – Comox Valley, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 26, 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 OPPORTUNITY I am looking for someone with farming expertise to help set up a garden on my property that would be used for the special needs community in the Comox Valley. This garden would provide work experience and/or a business opportunity for persons with special needs. In exchange for your expertise some land would be made available for your own use. The space available is about 1/8 acre and I am … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Growing space in exchange for help in establishing a not-for-profit garden – Comox Valley, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF GRID CABIN WITH FARMING/WILDCRAFTING POTENTIAL – CEDAR, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 18, 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 These beautiful 14 acres are a mix of forest and meadow located in South Cedar, (south of Nanaimo and north of Ladysmith). The property is off-grid, quiet and peaceful, and has great potential for low impact farming, wildcrafting, mushroom cultivation, etc. The meadow is currently mostly shrubby with lots of wild roses and nettles. There is a clearing that could be planted, and more area could be cleared as well. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF GRID CABIN WITH FARMING/WILDCRAFTING POTENTIAL – CEDAR, BC

Land Opportunity: Farm in the wild and mountainous Yukon Territory, near Haines Junction

Posted by Jolene Swain on February 13, 2020

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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 Just outside of picturesque Haines Junction, the farm overlooks Kluane National Park in southwest Yukon. Purchased in mid-2018, the farm is still in its development phase. Previously used for hay and oats, the long term objective is to establish a diverse, sustainable, organic farm that incorporates elements of permaculture. Different value adding opportunities will be explored for fruit and grain. Northern varieties have been selected for trial on … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Farm in the wild and mountainous Yukon Territory, near Haines Junction

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Organic Market Garden Business Lease Opportunity – Salt Spring Island, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 30, 2020

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Ready for the next step? Looking for a young person or couple who are ready for the next step in their farming career.  Ideally you have apprenticed in market gardening for a number of years and have most recently been a successful farm manager or have a business plan of your own that you are ready to move forward with.  If you are now ready to take the next step in running your own market gardening business then we’d love to talk to you and hear your plans.  Ideally, you have experience with planning, managing, and directing … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Organic Market Garden Business Lease Opportunity – Salt Spring Island, BC

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

YA Apprenticeship 2020: Lady’s Hat Farm & Lazy T Farm

Posted by Kolby Peterson on January 04, 2020 1 Comment

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for hands-on farming experience on an ecological farm? Flowers, chickens, lambs, cows, bees and more! Spend your summer helping out at two small farms under the endless skies of Central Alberta. Lazy T Farm and Lady’s Hat Farm near Halkirk, Alberta are looking to share an apprentice this upcoming spring and summer. The two farms work closely together under the umbrella The Prairie Farm Project – an informal cooperative of farms in the area that hosts dinners, plans workbees, and markets collaboratively. About the Farms Brett and Jenna Hauck of Lazy T Farm moved … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2020: Lady’s Hat Farm & Lazy T Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2020: Sunrise Gardens – Onoway, AB

Posted by Kolby Peterson on January 03, 2020 2 Comments

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for hands-on farming experience on an ecological and certified organic farm?  Sunrise Gardens is looking for farm apprentices starting this spring to join their team. About the Farm Sunrise Gardens is a market garden, in operation since 2003 and certified organic since 2007. First and foremost we recognize that we are stewards of Soil. Our livelihood is a product of our successful care for ourselves, the soil and the ecological systems we live within. We practice crop rotation, soil monitoring, compost building (thermal and static), biodynamic and permaculture practices, low-till, high density bed systems, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2020: Sunrise Gardens – Onoway, AB

YA Apprenticeship 2020: Good Note Community Farm – Edmonton, AB

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 31, 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 homesteading practices? Good Note Community Farm is looking for a farm apprentice starting this spring to join their team. About the Farm Good Note Community Farm is a diversified Community Farm, sharing food producing knowledge with families and individuals from nearby cities and acreages.  They care for two dairy cows and their young, as well as 8 dairy goats and their young. They have a flock of 100 chickens and 10 Muscovy ducks. In all cases they steward these animals with as much … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2020: Good Note Community Farm – Edmonton, AB