Blog Category: Land

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 acres + Farm Buildings + Possible Home in Summerland, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on July 16, 2019

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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 This 10 acres parcel in the ALR is 4 km west of Summerland at 580 m above sea level. It is located on public roads on route to the Kettle Valley Steam Train Station.  There is domestic and irrigation water supplied by the irrigation district. The land has a southern exposure and is a glacial silt, easy to work and very fertile. The land owners have lovingly cultivated … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 acres + Farm Buildings + Possible Home in Summerland, B.C

Short Film: Counting on a New Crop

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 12, 2019

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Can two unconventional friends keep a decades-old family farm from disappearing? COUNTING ON A NEW CROP is a short documentary directed by Brina Romanek, produced in partnership with CBCShort Docs. The film follows best friends, Sixty-six-year-old farmer Jim Giffen and quiet, 23 year-old electrician, Jonas they struggle to keep Edencrest Farm alive. Before Giffen met Jon, he feared he would lose Edencrest Farms, a staple in the Minesing community since the early1900s. With his four children uninterested in the family business, the question of who would take over the property was looming and the idea that he would have no … Continue reading Short Film: Counting on a New Crop

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres ALR land in Revelstoke

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 12, 2019

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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 This land opportunity is located in the community of Revelstoke, a town of about 15 000 located on the banks of the Columbia River. The property boasts 3-4 acres of cultivable land and has a view of the nearby Resort. The land was previously a homestead and hobby farm for almost 50 years. While some areas are ready for cultivation, others will need a bit flattening, a few stumps … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres ALR land in Revelstoke

LAND OPPORTUNITY: ESTABLISHED 22 ACRE FARM IN THE HEART OF COWICHAN – DUNCAN, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 11, 2019

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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 Prime soil. Abundant water. Pristine, accessible location. Infrastructure in place. Natural fence. Organically managed. These 22 acres have been cultivated using organic farming practices to produce vegetables, grains, beans and oilseed crops for the past six years. There is an abundance of water from the aquifer between the Cowichan and Koksilah Rivers, and main irrigation infrastructure is set up. The field is flat, well drained, and perimeter fenced with blackberries … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: ESTABLISHED 22 ACRE FARM IN THE HEART OF COWICHAN – DUNCAN, BC

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

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 ACRES OF FARMLAND ON ACTIVE CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARM – SQUAMISH VALLEY, BC

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on July 02, 2019

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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 This three acre area of land for lease was previously used for hay and has been fallow for roughly eight years. In that time, it has been mowed occasionally. The land gets a lot of direct sunlight in the summer months, and the soil is quite silty/ sandy with little organic matter. The soil is also quite acidic, which is typical for Squamish … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 ACRES OF FARMLAND ON ACTIVE CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARM – SQUAMISH VALLEY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: ONE QUIET ACRE WITH SHARED BARN – CENTRAL SAANICH, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 02, 2019

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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 This land opportunity is about 3/4 of an acre of cleared pasture on a well maintained 6 acre property in Central Saanich. The field has only been used for occasional grazing for horses. The field is tucked away and surrounded by forest, but gets good summer sun exposure. A limited municipal water supply and power are available at the field, and there may be potential … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: ONE QUIET ACRE WITH SHARED BARN – CENTRAL SAANICH, BC

AUG 11, 2019: SODA CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Puddle Produce Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 02, 2019

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Join us at Puddle Produce Farm in Soda Creek (near William’s Lake), BC for our first Cariboo Land Social with a farm tour, potluck social, and discussion on farming on leased land! Come get inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Farmer Brianna has built up a hugely productive farm in the 3 years she has been leasing this land, and we are lucky to be able to spend the day learning on-site about her experiences building the farm and business! We will tour the farm, enjoy a potluck lunch, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful … Continue reading AUG 11, 2019: SODA CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Puddle Produce Farm

AUG 11, 2019: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Manna Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 02, 2019

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Join us at Manna Farm in Duncan (Vancouver Island), BC for our first Vancouver Island Land Social with a farm tour, potluck social, and discussion on farming on leased land! Come get inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! The South Island offers many exciting land opportunities – including Manna Farm, which is looking for a new farmer starting in the 2020 season though the B.C. Land Matching Program. Farmer Elia has built up a hugely productive and diversified farm in the 4 years she has been on these 22 acres, and we are lucky to be able to … Continue reading AUG 11, 2019: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Manna Farm

B.C. Land Matching Program Expands to Central & Northern B.C.!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 28, 2019

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Got Land? Want Land? Young Agrarians is excited to announce that with the support of the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, we have expanded the B.C. Land Matching Program to Central and Northern B.C.! “Land matchers are making it much easier for young people and aspiring farmers to find affordable, suitable land and enter British Columbia’s vibrant farming sector,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. “Their work to connect farmers and landowners in more remote areas will help ensure farmland is being farmed and secure the industry and land for future generations.”  – Via the recent B.C. Ministry of Agriculture press release. Read on … Continue reading B.C. Land Matching Program Expands to Central & Northern B.C.!