Blog Category: West Coast – Islands

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora and Fungi Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 25, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth 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 wrapping up their growing season and reflecting back on the lessons of the year.  We are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts as we recruit a new cohort of farmers for our BMN 2022 program. For more information and to apply please see … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora and Fungi Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Two Approximately 1/3 Acre Fields, Shared Barn Space and 4 Acres of Forest – Saanichton, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 20, 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 opportunity includes two separate field spaces for cultivation, as well as forest space: Approximately 0.28 acre flat field with frontage on a popular agri-tourism road is currently in grass with full exposure except for shade from a few fruit trees (three apple trees will remain, old cherry trees will be taken down) Approximately 0.44 acre cleared space further into the property, backing on to forest to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Two Approximately 1/3 Acre Fields, Shared Barn Space and 4 Acres of Forest – Saanichton, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 6.5 Acre Blueberry Orchard with On-Farm Store – North Cowichan, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 20, 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 is an opportunity to lease 6.5 acres of blueberry orchard in a low-lying, fertile peat bog in the heart of the Cowichan Valley. The bushes are very well established and were planted in approximately the 1970s and 1990s. The peat soils hold water very well, and the orchard usually does not need irrigation, but flood irrigation infrastructure is in place. The perimeter of the orchard is … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 6.5 Acre Blueberry Orchard with On-Farm Store – North Cowichan, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1 Acre Organic Incubator Farm Plot at Haliburton Farm – Saanich, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 14, 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. A 1 acre plot is available to lease at Haliburton Community Organic Farm starting January 2022. This is an amazing opportunity for someone with previous farming experience to start or build your farm business in a supportive environment, on a well-maintained, turn-key ready plot! About Haliburton Community Organic Farm Haliburton Farm is an incubator farm on land owned by the District of Saanich, on the traditional unceded territories of the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1 Acre Organic Incubator Farm Plot at Haliburton Farm – Saanich, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 60+ Acres of Farmland with House, Workshop and Barn for long-term lease – Hornby Island, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 12, 2021 4 Comments

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 offering up our farm in beautiful Strachan Valley on Hornby Island for a long-term land lease and house rental, starting September 1, 2022. The valley is in the centre of the island and is surrounded by park and crown land so is very peaceful and private. This opportunity includes:  Access to over 60 acres of mixed-use farmland and 35 acres of woodlands Rental of a … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 60+ Acres of Farmland with House, Workshop and Barn for long-term lease – Hornby Island, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 Acre Field with 1 Acre Market Garden – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 12, 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 approximately 5.45 acre land opportunity consists of a one acre market garden and three acres of field space recently hayed and currently in rye cover crop. An approximately 30×50 barn with power and water would also be part of the leased area, as well as a roughly 0.45 acre old paddock space. The market garden area is deer fenced with 7-8 ft heavy net fencing. The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 Acre Field with 1 Acre Market Garden – Courtenay, BC

JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Victoria Community Food Hub Society, Operations Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 01, 2021

The Victoria Community Food Hub Society is seeking a full-time Operations Manager for the new “Kitchen Connect” Facility! Victoria Community Food Hub Society (VCFHS) is working to develop vital regional infrastructure, programs and services that not only increase the distribution of good healthy local food to the community, but also build a stronger resilient food economy that supports farmers, processors and food distribution services.   A major project launched in 2021 was the creation of a regionally significant Food Hub.  Newly branded Kitchen Connect is a facility envisioned to include:  a commercial kitchen, HACCP ready kitchen, two food processing lines, teaching … Continue reading JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Victoria Community Food Hub Society, Operations Manager

LAND OPPORTUNITY: School Farm Project with Infrastructure Provided – Nanaimo, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 30, 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 The farm site is located on the grounds of Woodlands School in Central Nanaimo. The area available for cultivation is approximately 5000 square feet of flat land (currently in grass) with southern exposure, in front of the school and with road frontage. Water access will be municipal, running from the school, and full perimeter deer fencing will be constructed this fall. A storage room is available for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: School Farm Project with Infrastructure Provided – Nanaimo, BC

FARM JOB: Duncan, BC – Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm, Farm Worker/Intern

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 28, 2021

Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm in Duncan, British Columbia is seeking a Farm Worker/Intern! ABOUT Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm Boots ‘n’ Roots farm grows over 25 different veggie and herb crops, and concentrates on doing a lot of fall/winter farming, as we have 3 large commercial greenhouses to grow in over the winter. We rarely use large machinery, as we work on being as gentle on the land as possible – we are a regenerative farm, not just sustainable. We sell our product at the Duncan Farmers’ Market each week, plus two local online forums, and a small CSA … Continue reading FARM JOB: Duncan, BC – Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm, Farm Worker/Intern

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Three Acres of Cleared Land for Community Food Production – Malcolm Island, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 27, 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 beautiful, off-grid land opportunity is at the east end of Malcolm Island, off the north east coast of Vancouver Island, accessible by 25 minute ferry from Port NcNeill (approximately 2.5 hours north of the Comox Valley). The available land is a wedge shaped 3 acres cleared from forest, widest at the east end where the road accesses the property, and tapering to a point in the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Three Acres of Cleared Land for Community Food Production – Malcolm Island, BC