Blog Category: Kootenay Boundary

2021 KOOTENAY / COLUMBIA BASIN LAND OPPORTUNITY ROUND-UP!

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 03, 2021

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. Spring is here and if you’re still thinking about land for this year or for next season, check out these land opportunities from across the Kootenays / Columbia Basin! More will continue to be added to this post so check back once in awhile for new opportunities across the region. These opportunities are registered with the BC Land Matching Program so I’m teaming up with these landowners to find enterprising farmers looking … Continue reading 2021 KOOTENAY / COLUMBIA BASIN LAND OPPORTUNITY ROUND-UP!

FARM JOB: NELSON, BC: Rose Cottage Garden Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 30, 2021

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Rose Cottage Garden in Nelson, BC is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable gardener for the annual growing season in our permaculture garden. About Rose Cottage Garden Rose Cottage garden is an urban farm in Uphill Nelson: The 1/3 acre organic gardens at Rose Cottage go back over a 100 years and were able to feed a family of 9 during the Great Depression. Presently there are 100s of species of plants in the gardens.. which surround the Rose Cottage Birthing House where mothers and their families come to give birth. There are great opportunities to expand the medicine plants, many … Continue reading FARM JOB: NELSON, BC: Rose Cottage Garden Manager

FARM JOB: Spillimacheen, BC – Flyway Farm & Forest – Spilli Station Cafe, Farm-to-Table Lead

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 19, 2021

Flyway Farm & Forest – Spilli Station Cafe in Spillimacheen/Golden/Radium, British Columbia is seeking a Farm-to-Table Lead for the 2021 season. The farm is also looking for farmers with complementary long-term plans interested in leasing land on the same property. Get your business plans ready and check out the U-Map listing and blog post for more information on long-term possibilities. Read on for the 2021 job description. ABOUT Flyway Farm & Forest and Spilli Station Cafe Flyway Farm & Forest includes (3) Pasture gardens: 15’x50′ tilled gardens + (1) 15’x25 with two Farmer’s Friend caterpillars/hoop houses. We are implementing permaculture activities … Continue reading FARM JOB: Spillimacheen, BC – Flyway Farm & Forest – Spilli Station Cafe, Farm-to-Table Lead

FARM JOB: NELSON, BC – Crooked Horn Farm, Multiple Positions Available

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 12, 2021

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Crooked Horn Farm in Winlaw, BC (near Nelson) is seeking a Lead Farm Hand, Farm Hand, and a Farm Helper for the 2021 season! About Crooked Horn Farm We are a certified organic mixed vegetable farm in Winlaw, right on the Slocan River. We grow about 2 acres of delicious produce, for sale through a summer and winter CSA, farmers markets, a farm stand, grocery stores and restaurants, and more. We care about our soil, and grow cover crops, practice minimal tillage, promote biodiversity, and practice soil remineralization. We work really hard, but also have a good time and do … Continue reading FARM JOB: NELSON, BC – Crooked Horn Farm, Multiple Positions Available

FARM JOB: Cranbrook, BC – Silvertip Ranch, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 29, 2021

Silvertip Ranch in Cranbrook, BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2021 season! ABOUT Silvertip Ranch SilverTip Ranch is a fourth generation family farm. We certified organic in 2010 and also became a Nature Trust Conservation Property that year. We raise Organic beef cattle which we sell mainly at the local Farmer’s market. We also produce all the organic hay crops for our cattle as well as a garlic crop. In the summer our cattle are out on the range except the ones being finished for local sales which are kept at home in the rotational grazing system. We … Continue reading FARM JOB: Cranbrook, BC – Silvertip Ranch, Farm Hand

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Hoe Down Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 22, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Kate Rustemeyer and my farm is Hoe Down Farm, in Krestova. My Mentor in the program is Nigel Francis, from Cartwheel Farm in Creston. … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Hoe Down Farm

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Valley Vitals

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 15, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Ashley Taylor is the owner/ farmer at Valley Vitals and she is mentored by  Ruth & Mick Wilson at Earthly Pleasures Organic Farm.  Where do you … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Valley Vitals

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land share on organic farm in development in Slocan Park

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 01, 2021

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 farming opportunity in development is located in Slocan Park, a small community of just over 120 households nestled in the Slocan Valley about 30 minutes from Nelson, BC. The landowners have just purchased this property and keen to make some land available. Sunlight hours can be limited in winter months and somewhat shorter in this part of the valley in the summer than other growing areas because … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land share on organic farm in development in Slocan Park

FARM JOB: Creston, BC – Morris Flowers Garden Centre, Assistant Grower

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 24, 2021

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Morris Flowers Garden Centre in Creston, BC is seeking a permanent Assistant Grower! ABOUT Morris Flowers Garden Centre The Garden Centre has been in operation for about 50 years, we are a mixed operation of a Garden Centre, nursery, Greenhouse, and flower shop. We also have a mixed garden, we also have 5000 acres of farm land that is used for hay, grain, tree fruits, berries and cattle production. We sell direct to consumer, export, wholesale and retail, resorts and restaurants. We use all sorts of machinery, from small hand tools to large equipment. The people of yaqan nukiy have … Continue reading FARM JOB: Creston, BC – Morris Flowers Garden Centre, Assistant Grower

Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021

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Indigenous-Led Vision Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative is an Indigenous-led collaboration of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, Ktunaxa Nation, Secwépemc Nation, Canada and British Columbia. Salmon have been blocked from returning to the Canadian portion of the upper Columbia River for more than 80 years. The long-term vision is to return salmon stocks for Indigenous food, social and ceremonial needs, and to benefit the region’s residents and ecosystems as a whole. Learn more about this Initiative… Indigenous Rights and Responsibility Reintroducing salmon concerns Indigenous rights and responsibility. This Initiative is located in unceded Indigenous territories. Life-altering losses … Continue reading Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative