Blog Category: Land

YA Business Mentorship Network – lovebowl farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on May 07, 2024

Young Agrarians is celebrating the tenth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the second year of the program in the Prairies! If you are a new farmer or the next generation to take on your family farm and need support to figure out the business aspects of your farm consider applying for the 2024/2025 cohort. The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers/ranchers/producers. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops new farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Apply for the … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – lovebowl farm

LAND ACCESS STORIES: Make Do Acres – Burnaby, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on May 01, 2024

ABOUT MAKE DO ACRES Make Do Acres is an ecological micro-farm and creative gathering space located on unceded Sto:lo territory in Burnaby, B.C. Leasing farmer Jesse Orr was matched to 0.25 acres of land at Big Bend Urban Farm through the B.C. Land Matching Program for the 2023 season and is now entering her fourth farming season and her second season on the land. Make Do Acres grows mixed vegetables, flowers and medicinal herbs for veggie-lovers, herbalists and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. Farmer Jesse specializes in unique intercropping experiments and niche climate-resilient varieties. Jesse also creates installation plant-art exhibitions, hosts … Continue reading LAND ACCESS STORIES: Make Do Acres – Burnaby, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Two acre plot, family home, and market garden for sale – Spy Hill, SK

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on April 26, 2024

Looking for land in Saskatchewan? Check out this Two acre plot, family home, and market garden for sale in Spy Hill. ABOUT THE LAND Located on the edge of the village of Spy Hill, SK, the two acre plot and house are connected to all municipal services and utilities, at affordable rates (including water). The garden was built in 2022 with its first full year of production in 2023. The market garden operates on three fronts: field produce, unheated greenhouse produce, and indoor/outdoor (season-dependent) microgreens, which has allowed us to take the stress off of summer production. The house and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Two acre plot, family home, and market garden for sale – Spy Hill, SK

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 acres for lease suitable for crops or livestock, Trail, BC

Posted by Nyree Marsh on April 24, 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 Nestled on the west-facing slopes near Trail, BC, this property basks in abundant sunlight year-round, making it a prime location for farmers seeking an early start to their growing season.  Spanning just over 10 acres, with 4 acres available for lease, the land offers plenty of opportunity for a new farmer or … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 acres for lease suitable for crops or livestock, Trail, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up to 3 Acres for Market Garden, Poultry or Bees – Langley, BC

Posted by Ve-Jane Duong on April 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 Are you a small-scale farmer with plans to grow your business incrementally? Look no further! Located in the Brookswood neighbourhood south of Langley city, this parcel of cleared land is bordered by local woods on a quiet street off the main road. Flat land, plenty of sun exposure and separate road access … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up to 3 Acres for Market Garden, Poultry or Bees – Langley, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 0.6 Acres of Land for a Market Garden – Castlegar, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on April 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 Designated garden areas spanning 0.6 acres are available on this gorgeous property in Castlegar, BC. While the property is predominantly forested, these level, cleared portions lie on terraced benches ready for cultivation. Previous community members on the land established the gardens 30 years ago, the land currently lies fallow, covered in mixed … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 0.6 Acres of Land for a Market Garden – Castlegar, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Acres of Gently Sloped Land in the Slocan Valley – Winlaw, BC

Posted by Nyree Marsh on April 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 The available land spans 2 acres of gently sloped fields with ample summer sun exposure, situated within the ALR. Roughly 1/4 acre is currently fenced, having been previously utilized for vegetable gardens by the landholder. The remaining field was last grazed by cattle over a decade ago. Although the field was disced … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Acres of Gently Sloped Land in the Slocan Valley – Winlaw, BC

FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking land to grow pizza – Peachland, BC

Posted by Pascale Schittecatte on March 26, 2024

We have more land seekers and 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 FARMER Patricia Guest has been a visionary farmer, chef and food security supporter since 1979. She started one of the first agri-tourism operations in the Okanagan, which she ran from 1990 to 2003. She has been on a mission to introduce farm-fresh, local and organic ingredients to anyone who will listen. After starting My Country Garden in Kelowna in 1990, Patricia wrote a food and … Continue reading FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking land to grow pizza – Peachland, BC

We’re Hiring! Land Matcher – Okanagan, B.C.

Posted by Taina Uitto on March 21, 2024

Young Agrarians is hiring a full-time Okanagan-Thompson Land Matcher! Location: Okanagan-Thompson. Candidates must be located within the region. Please indicate where you live on your application. Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2024 at 5pm PST.  Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a networker and connector? Do you love checking things off your to-do list? 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.  Our current land matcher is moving into a new role on … Continue reading We’re Hiring! Land Matcher – Okanagan, B.C.

FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4+ acres of mixed farmland for lease with off-grid housing – Royston, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on March 19, 2024

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 25-acre farm situated in the Comox Valley has multiple portions of farmland available for lease. The farm is currently used for growing vegetables and flowers, hay, and bees as well as homes for the landholders and tenants. About 1/4- to 1/2-acre is currently under cultivation, a mixed garden with well-established rows and irrigation set-up. The soil has been amended on an ongoing basis since 2009 and … Continue reading FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4+ acres of mixed farmland for lease with off-grid housing – Royston, BC