Blog Category: West Coast – Islands

SAANICH, BC: Apply for the Farmpreneur program at the Sandown Centre

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 20, 2020

Calling all future farmpreneurs on the Saanich peninsula: The Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture is launching its FARMPRENEUR supported incubator plot program for the 2021 growing season. We know that being a successful farm is more than just growing food; being a farmpreneur also means building a healthy business mindset. Our Farmpreneur supported incubator plot comes with a land lease, shared production amenities, support getting to market, farming and business mentors, guest & site visits from experts working in the field, and opportunities to participate in agri-tourism events like food festivals and farm-to-fork dinners. This is a short window to … Continue reading SAANICH, BC: Apply for the Farmpreneur program at the Sandown Centre

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4.5 Acre Field with Barn for Grazing or More! – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on November 19, 2020

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 4.5 acre field is fenced for livestock and ideal grazing/browsing for goats, pigs or other animals. A barn shelter for animals with 4 large stalls and storage area is available, and is plumbed with municipal water. The field is currently a mix of grasses and small shrubs and has two small ponds. Two shallow wells may be available for use but do not have pumps installed … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4.5 Acre Field with Barn for Grazing or More! – Courtenay, BC

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Brass Bell Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 18, 2020

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. Applications are now open for our BMN 2021 Mentee Cohort. Find more information and an application form here. Deadline to apply has been extended to November 20th, 2020.  We are wrapping up with our 2020 Mentee Cohort and are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Amber Rowse- Robinson is … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Brass Bell Farm

FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Nanaimo Foodshare Urban Farms Project (Five Acre Farm and Cline Farm), IRP Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 05, 2020

Nanaimo Foodshare Society

Nanaimo Foodshare Society, in Nanaimo, BC, is seeking an IRP Farm Manager! Nanaimo Foodshare Urban Farms Project (Five Acre Farm and Cline Farm) Nanaimo Foodshare has two urban farm locations with ~4 acres in production and a large greenhouse located off farm(s). The farms work with multiple community groups learning skills in agriculture and contributing volunteer labour to the farm. The farm is non certified organic, producing for a weekly Good Food Box, online, farmers market, local caterer and restaurant sales. You would be working with the Farm Mentor to plan, grow and harvest local vegetables for two farm sites … Continue reading FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Nanaimo Foodshare Urban Farms Project (Five Acre Farm and Cline Farm), IRP Farm Manager

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Sweet Acres Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 27, 2020

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. Applications are now open for our BMN 2021 Mentee Cohort. Find more information and an application form here. Deadline to apply is November 6th, 2020.  We are wrapping up with our 2020 Mentee Cohort and are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Ariella Falkowski is the owner of Sweet … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Sweet Acres Farm

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Solstedt Organics

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 20, 2020

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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. Applications are now open for our BMN 2021 Mentee Cohort. Find more information and an application form here. Deadline to apply is November 6th, 2020.  We are wrapping up with our 2020 Mentee Cohort and are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Ashala Daniel is the owner of Solstedt … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Solstedt Organics

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Market Garden Farm Ready for You to Lease! – Qualicum Beach, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 15, 2020

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 We are a successful organic market garden farm (certification ended July 2020) operating for 9 seasons growing food on about 1 acre of land and keeping half an acre in cover crop. Our soil is gravely red loam. Our farm is located about 7 mins driving distance from the town of Qualicum Beach. The farm is fully fenced and the growing areas have deer fencing as well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Market Garden Farm Ready for You to Lease! – Qualicum Beach, BC

Farm Legacy Letter: Lorne & Barbara Ebell, Nanoose Edibles Farm

Posted by Alex on October 05, 2020

To future generations: Nanoose Edibles is a certified organic farm located in Nanoose Bay, on Vancouver Island. The land has been farmed off and on since 1909. We have owned it since 1985. It is a little more than 22 acres. It had previously been used as cattle pasture and perhaps the odd cut of hay.  I want people to remember that we grew delicious organically grown greens for the people in the region and encouraged people to grown their own greens and gardens. And that is still our goal. We love it when people come to volunteer as that … Continue reading Farm Legacy Letter: Lorne & Barbara Ebell, Nanoose Edibles Farm

Farm Legacy Letters: Mary Alice Johnson, ALM Farm

Posted by Alex on October 05, 2020

To future generations: Thirty years from now, I want people to remember that my farm was a beautiful productive healthy place to find good food and to learn about producing good food. My farm consists of three properties, the 10-acre main farm with an old farmhouse and outbuildings, a wooded 5 acres contiguous to the farm, and a third 2.5 acre property 4 km down the road where I live and grow some crops. I have owned the main farm since 1986 and purchased the second property in 2008. These properties are located in the Otter Point district of Sooke, … Continue reading Farm Legacy Letters: Mary Alice Johnson, ALM Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced and Cross-Fenced Acreage with Barn – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 16, 2020

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 eight acre farm was used for horses by the previous owner, and is set up with a eight stall barn, indoor and outdoor riding rings and fencing and cross fencing across the property. The new, current landowner would like to make the space available for agriculture, particularly three fields to start with, each just over one acre in size, for a total of about three and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced and Cross-Fenced Acreage with Barn – Courtenay, BC